Water Resource Collections and Archives


San Francisco Water Supply: Sources of Information

San Francisco Water Supply: Sources of Information

Giannnini Foundation of Agricultural Economics Library

University of California, Berkeley
248 Giannini Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720

Phone: 510-642-7121
Fax: 510-643-8911

About the Collection
Description of San Francisco water-related materials:
The Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics Library collection includes state and federal government documents, ephemeral and institutional publications on the San Francisco Water Supply. The library has an extensive collection of materials relating water in agriculture.

Time Period: 1921-1949, 1950-1963, 1964-1980, 1981-Present
Types of Material: Books, Ephemera, Government Documents, Institutional Publications

Open to the Public? Yes
Reservations Required? Recommended
Public Fee? No
Hours: Monday-Friday 8-12am, 1-5pm
Open to Scholars? Yes
Reservations Required: Recommended
Scholars Fee? No
Hours: Monday-Friday 8-12am, 1-5pm

Access Procedures:
The collection is non-circulating and must be used on site. Some materials are in open stacks, but many items are in closed files that require assistance to access. A photocopy/scanner that accepts cash only is available.

Reference assistance is available during open hours. We recommend calling ahead to be certain of assistance.

While some reference materials and bound high-use journals are on open shelves in the Reading Room, the bulk of the collection is in closed stacks and must be paged. To have material paged, fill out call slips and take them to the Information Desk. Paging, which is normally very prompt, is available 11 am - 5 pm.

Collection Management Information
From 1987-present there is a local online catalog, ORPHA
There is also an extensive card catalog in the Library for earlier materials.

Digital Formats:


Submitted: 1/14/2008
Last Updated: 1/14/2008

Last modified: 5/31/2011 4:52 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