Water Resource Collections and Archives


San Francisco Water Supply: Sources of Information

San Francisco Water Supply: Sources of Information

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000

Theresa Salazar, Curator
Phone: 510-642-3781
Fax: 510-642-7589
Email: bancref[at]library.berkeley.edu

About the Collection
Description of San Francisco water-related materials:
The Bancroft Collection includes material related to water and land issues in the bay area from the Spanish Colonial period to the present. Topics which can be explored include water supply, land and water use, urban development, landfill, landscape and watershed preservation/deterioriation, water rights, etc. All different formats are represented, including strong manuscript and pictorial resources. Among the most useful collections are the Michael Maurice O'Shaughnessy Papers, Spring Valley Water Company, Land Case records and maps, Save-the-Bay records, Sierra Club records (and many other environmental collections), Clyde Sunderland Photographic Collection.

Time Period: Pre-1848, 1848-1899, 1900-1920, 1921-1949, 1950-1963, 1964-1980, 1981-Present
Types of Material: Architectural Drawings, Audio Recordings, Books, Diaries/Journals/Papers, Digital Files, Ephemera, Films/Videos/Moving Images, Government Documents, Institutional Publications, Institutional Records, Large Format Papers, Manuscripts, Maps, Microfiche/Microfilm, Newspaper Clippings, Newspapers, Oral Histories, Photographs, Postcards, Press Releases, Printed Works, Prints/Posters, Rare Books, Serials, Slides, Statistical Data, Technical Drawings, Unprocessed

Open to the Public? Yes
Reservations Required? No
Public Fee? No
Hours:Monday-Friday 10am-5pm
Open to Scholars? Yes
Reservations Required: No
Scholars Fee? No
Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-5pm

Access Procedures:
Online catalog, photocopy and other services related to image reproduction. Non circulating collection. Open to the public.

Collection Management Information
Pathfinder: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/
Online Archive of California (OAC) for finding aids: http://oac.cdlib.org/

Digital Formats:
Search the OAC for digital images using "image search"


Submitted: 3/27/2007
Last Updated: 3/27/2007

Last modified: 5/31/2011 4:46 PM by S. Haren

UCR Contact Information

Water Resources Collections and Archives
Tomás Rivera Library, 4th Floor
PO Box 5900
University of California
Riverside, CA 92517-5900

Tel: 951-827-3233    Fax: 951-827-4673    email Email

CSUSB Contact Information

Water Resources Institute, CSUSB
Boykin Witherspoon III, Institute Director
California State University, San Bernardino
PL-401 5500 University Parkway
San Bernardino CA 92407-2318

Tel: 909-537-3685    email Email