Water Resource Collections and Archives


San Francisco Water Supply: Sources of Information

San Francisco Water Supply: Sources of Information

California Historical Society

678 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

Phone: 415-357-1848 ext 220
Email: reference[at]calhist.org

About the Collection
Description of San Francisco water-related materials:
Large manuscript collections include the James Rolph Papers, 1911-1930; William W. Helbush papers, 1916-1947; and the John W. Dwinelle papers, 1825-1936. Other sources of interest include maps of San Francisco, scrapbooks on the San Francisco water supply, books and government publications.

Time Period: 1848-1899, 1900-1920, 1921-1949
Types of Material: Architectural Drawings, Books, Diaries/Journals/Papers, Ephemera, Government Documents, Manuscripts, Maps, Newspaper Clippings, Photographs, Printed Works, Technical Drawings

Open to the Public? Yes
Reservations Required? No
Public Fee? No
Hours: Wednesday_Friday, 12:00-4:30
Open to Scholars? Yes
Reservations Required: No
Scholars Fee? No
Hours: Wednesday_Friday, 12:00-4:30

Access Procedures:
Registration and ID required. Workstations available for research use public wireless connection available. Photocopying by staff only.

Collection Management Information
Records available in Melvyl and RLIN

Digital Formats:


Submitted: 4/3/2007
Last Updated: 4/3/2007

Last modified: 5/31/2011 2:59 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