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Records of Temporary Committees, Commissions and Boards:
Records of the President's Water Resources Policy Commission
(Record Group 220)

1950-1951.

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Processed by: Jerry N. Hess (1962).

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FOLDER TITLE LIST

Box 1

    ADMINISTRATION
    Administration Subject File
  • General administration
  • Organization:
      Establishment of Commission
      Committees and subcommittees
      Commission staff
  • Relationship of Commission:
      Meetings with President and White House Staff
      Relations with Senate Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs
      Relations with House Committee on the Judiciary
  • Meetings of Commissioners
  • Commissioners' correspondence with Chairman
  • Chairman's speeches
  • Commissioner Renne's article on the Commission in Land Economics
  • Press releases and conferences
    General Subject File
  • Benefits and costs
  • Bibliography
  • Conservation
  • Costs
Box 2
  • Dams
  • Drainage
  • Economic justification
  • Education
  • Erosion
  • Farm production increase
  • Federal-Government participation
  • Federal-State division of authority
  • Federal-State relations
  • Fisheries
  • Flood control and forecasting
  • Forests
Box 3
  • Ground water
      Council of State Government investigations, by Frank Vane
      Overdeveloped and neglected, by Harold E. Thomas
  • Great Plains Council
  • Historical
  • Inventory of natural resources
  • Investment appraisal
  • Irrigation
  • Land use and management
  • Legislation
      Congressional expression
      Desirable legislation
      Proposals, comments on
  • Minority groups
  • Multiple purpose
  • Navigation
  • New York City water shortage
  • Origin, cosmic, of water on earth
  • Policy
Box 4
  • Power
  • Pollution
  • Priority
  • Project feasibility
  • Rainfall, artificial
  • Rating of resources: people, water, land
  • Reclamation projects, vermego, etc.
  • Recreation
  • Regional development
  • Reservoirs
  • Sea water
  • Sedimentation
  • Soil conservation
  • State agency organization
  • Supply
      General
      Industrial
      Municipal
  • Taxes
  • Watershed management
  • Wildlife
    Alphabetical Name File
Box 5
  • A to L
Box 6
  • M to Z
    General
Box 7
  • Background information received from the Bureau of the Budget:
      Historical background
      Policy Questions, general
      Policy questions, particular projects
  • Commissioners' attendance at meetings of other organizations
    Commission's Field Conferences
  • General:
      General correspondence
      Correspondence with Governors and Senators
      Itinerary
  • Atlanta, Georgia:
      Correspondence
Box 8
      Proceedings
      Statistical data on Southern Company and its affiliates
Box 9
  • Berkeley, California:
      Correspondence
      Proceedings, Volume I
Box 10
      Proceedings, Volume II
  • Columbus, Ohio:
      Correspondence
      Proceedings
Box 11
  • Denver, Colorado:
      Correspondence
      Proceedings
Box 12
  • Fayetteville, Arkansas:
      Correspondence
      Proceedings, Volume I
      Proceedings, Volume II
Box 13
  • Sioux City, Iowa:
      Correspondence
      Proceedings, Volume I
      Proceedings, Volume II
  • Spokane, Washington:
      Correspondence
      Proceedings, Volume I
Box 14
      Proceedings, Volume II
      Proceedings, Volume III
      Proceedings, Volume IV
  • Springfield, Massachusetts:
      Correspondence
Box 15
      Proceedings
    Surveys by Questionnaire and Correspondence, General
  • Letters to various groups and individuals requesting cooperation
  • Questionnaire of March 17, 1950
    Survey of Federal Government Agencies: Correspondence with the Commission
  • General
      Commission letters to agencies
      Federal Interagency River Basin Committee
  • Agriculture, Department of:
      General:
        Reports
      Office of the Secretary
      Bureau of Agricultural Economics
      Agricultural Research Administration
      Forest Service
      Soil Conservation Service
Box 17
  • Army, Department of:
      Office of the Secretary
      Office of Chief of Engineers
  • Atomic Energy Commission
  • Commerce, Department of:
      General:
        Reports
      Census Bureau, Public Roads Bureau, Bureau
        of Foreign and Domestic Commerce, Bureau
        of Standards, Weather Bureau
  • Executive Office of the President
      Bureau of the Budget
      Council of Economic Advisers
  • Federal Power Commission
  • Federal Reserve Board
  • Federal Security Agency
      Office of Education
      Public Health Service
        Reports
  • General Services Administration
  • Housing and Home Finance Agency
  • Interior, Department of:
      General:
Box 18
        Reports
      Office of the Secretary
      Bonneville Power Administration
      Fish and Wildlife Service
      Geological Survey
      Indian Affairs Bureau
      National Park Service
      Reclamation Bureau
        Re basis for formulating a water resources program for New Mexico
      Southwestern Power Administration
      Water and Power Division
Box 19
  • International Boundary and Water Commission, United States and Mexico
  • International Joint Commission
  • International Monetary Fund
  • Interstate Commerce Commission
  • Justice, Department of
  • Labor, Department of
  • Library of Congress
  • Naval Research Laboratory
  • National Security Resources Board
  • Reconstruction Finance Corporation
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Tennessee Valley Authority
  • Treasury Department
    Survey of Federal Government Agencies: River Basin Reports from Agencies
  • Alabama-Coosa River Basin:
      Agriculture, Department of
      Office of Chief of Army Engineers
      Federal Power Commission
      Forest Service, Department of Agriculture
      Interior, Department of
      Pubic Health Service
Box 20
  • Arkansas-White River Basin:
      Office of Chief Army Engineers
      Federal Power Commission
      Interior, Department of
      Public Health Service
  • Central Valley Basin of California
      Office of Chief of Army Engineers (Sacramento-San Joaquin River Basin)
      Agriculture, Department of
      Federal Power Commission
      Forest Service
      Interior, Department of
        (North Fork King's River Development)
        (Central Valley Federal Reclamation Project)
        (Solano County Project, California)
        (Tentative cost allocation and financial analysis)
Box 21
        (Comprehensive report)
      Federal Security Agency
  • Colorado River Basin:
      Agriculture, Department of
      Forest Service
      Federal Power Commission
      Interior, Department of
      Office of Army Engineers
      Public Health Service
Box 22
  • Colombia River Basin:
      Agriculture, Department of
      Federal Power Commission
      Forest Service
      Interior, Department of
        (Modification of earlier report)
        (Data on projects in coordinated plan)
        (Bonneville Power Administration)
        (Bureau of Reclamation)
      Office of Chief of Army Engineers
      Public Health Service
Box 23
  • Connecticut River Basin:
      Agriculture, Department of
      Federal Power Commission
      Forest Service
      Interior, Department of
      Office of Army Engineers
      Public Health Service
  • Delaware River Basin:
      Federal Power Commission
      Interior, Department of
      Office of the Army Engineers
      Public Health Service
  • Missouri River Basin:
      Agriculture, Department of
      Federal Power Commission
      Forest Service
      Interior, Department of
        (Progress report, March 1950)
        (Progress report, June 1950)
        (Report, July 1950)
        (Report on sufficiency of water supply)
        (Putting the Missouri to work)
Box 24
      Office of Army Engineers
      Public Health Service
  • Ohio River Basin:
      Agriculture, Department of
      Federal Power Commission
      Interior, Department of
      Public Health Service
      Office of the Army Engineers
      State of Ohio, Department of Public Works
      State of Ohio, Department of Natural Resources
Box 25
  • Potomac River Basin:
      Agriculture, Department of
      Federal Power Commission
      Forest Service
      Interior, Department of
      Office of Chief of Army Engineers
      Public Health Service
  • Rio Grande Basin:
      Agriculture, Department of
      Federal Power Commission
      Interior, Department of
      Office of Chief of Army Engineers
      Public Health Service
  • Tennessee River Basin:
      Federal Power Commission
      Forest Service
      Office of Chief of Army Engineers
      Tennessee Valley Authority
        (Annual Report, 1948)
    Survey of Federal Government Agencies: Topical Reports of Federal Agencies
  • Education, Office of:
      "Material for the section on educational implications of the report being prepared by the PWRPC."
Box 26
  • Federal Interagency River Basin Committee:
      "Adequacy of basic data in hydrology and sedimentation."
  • Federal Power Commission:
      "Potential hydroelectric power in the United States."
  • Foreign and Domestic Commerce, Bureau of:
      "Current river basin activities."
  • Forest Service:
      "Watershed management, with particular reference to forest and range lands."
  • Geological Survey:
      "Water facts in relation to a national water-resources policy."
      "A summary of the water situation in the United States with special reference to surface water."
  • Interagency group:
      "The effects of land management upon runoff, erosion, and related factors."
  • Public Health Service:
      "A summary report on public water supply problems in the United States for communities with populations 1,000 to 50,000 and 50,000 and above."
      "Information on water pollution."
      "Statement as to the elements of a sound water resources policy for the nation."
      "A suggested State water pollution control act."
  • Public Roads, Bureau of:
      "Answer to request of March 18, 1950."
      "Water conservation in highway design and development."
  • Tennessee Valley Authority:
      Answer to questionnaire
  • U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey:
      "Development of national water resources."
  • Weather Bureau:
      "Weather Bureau functions in water resource development."
    Survey of State and Local Government Agencies: Correspondence and Statements
Box 27
  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
      Los Angeles
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
Box 28
  • Illinois
      Decatur, City of
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
Box 29
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico (1)
  • New Mexico (2)
  • New York
Box 30
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas (1)
  • Texas (2)
Box 31
  • U.S. Territories and Possessions:
      Alaska
      Hawaii
      Puerto Rico
      Virgin Islands
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming
    Survey of State and Local Government Agencies: Digest of Recommendations

    Survey of Trade and Industry Associations, Conservation Groups and Societies, Industrial Firms and Individuals: Correspondence and Statements
  • A
Box 32
  • Academy of natural science
  • American Farm Bureau Federation
  • American Federation of Labor
  • American Public Power Association
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • American Water Works Association
  • American Waterways Operators
Box 33
  • Arkansas Power and Light Company
  • Association of American Railroads
  • B
  • Brandywine Valley Association
  • C
  • Chamber of Commerce, U.S.
Box 34
  • Congress of Industrial Organizations
  • Conservation Foundation
  • Council of State Governments
  • D
  • E
  • Edison Electric Institute
  • Electrical World
  • Engineers Joint Council
  • F
  • G
  • Georgia Power Company
  • Greeley and Hansen
Box 35
  • H
  • I
  • Incodel
  • International Union for Land Value Taxation and Free Trade
  • Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin
  • Irving Trust Company
  • Izaak Walton League of America, Inc.
  • J
  • K
  • L
Box 36
  • M
  • Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District
  • N
  • National Association of Electric Companies
  • National Association of Soil Conservation Districts
  • National Committee on Policies in Conservation Education
  • National Planning Association
  • National Reclamation Association
  • National Rural Cooperative Association
  • National Wildlife Federation
  • O
Box 37
  • P
  • R
  • S
  • Soil Conservation Society of America
  • T
  • Taylor, Paul S.
  • U
  • United Nations
  • Upper Colorado River Commission
  • Upper Mississippi Waterway Association
  • V
  • W
  • West Texas Chamber of Commerce and West Texas Domestic Water Association
  • Wilderness Society
  • Y
  • Z
    Survey of trade and industry association, conservation groups and societies, industrial firms and individuals: Digest of recommendations, summary memoranda, memo. re Missouri River quantity of water controversy
    Survey of trade and industry associations, conservation groups and societies, industrial firms and individuals: Correspondence re industrial water use: (letters sent to users)
Box 38
  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • E
  • F
  • G
  • H
  • I
  • K
  • L
  • M
  • N
  • P
  • R
  • S
  • T
  • U
  • V
  • W
    Survey of Universities: Questionnaire and Replies
Box 39
  • Volume I Alabama to Montana
Box 40
  • Volume II Nebraska to Wyoming
    Survey of Universities: Digest of Replies
    Legal Data: Correspondence with Federal Government Agencies
Box 41
  • Agriculture, Department of
  • Army, Department of
  • Atomic Energy Commission
  • Commerce, Department of
  • Federal Power Commission
  • General Services Administration
  • Housing and Home Finance Agency
  • Indian Affairs, Bureau of, Interior
  • International Joint Commission
  • Interstate Commerce Commission
  • Interior, Department of
  • International Boundary and Water Commission, U.S. and Mexico
  • Justice, Department of
  • Labor, Department of
  • National Park Service, Interior
  • National Security Resources Board
  • Navy Department
  • Public Health Service
  • Public Health Service re pollution control laws
  • Reclamation, Bureau of, Interior
  • Reconstruction Finance Corporation
  • Smithsonian Institute
  • Soil Conservation Service
  • Soil Conservation Service, Berkeley, Cal. (Wells Hutchins)
  • State Department
  • Tennessee Valley Authority
    Legal Data: General Subject File
Box 42
  • Agency reports, legal
  • Anti-monopoly and anti-speculation provisions
  • Basic data
  • Bibliography
  • Bond financing
  • Compacts
      Columbia River Compact
      Pacific Northwest Compact Committee
  • Costs, allocation of
  • Flood control laws
  • Flood control act (message of President)
  • Ground water
  • Jasper v. King
  • Land-use memoranda
  • Matched funds
  • Memoranda, miscellaneous
  • Mining laws
  • Reimbursement
  • Staff meetings, memoranda re
  • State water resources legislation
  • State law regulating timber-cutting, constitutionality
  • Transportation
      H. Doc 159 Public aids to domestic transportation
      S. Res. 50 Investigation of land and water transportation
    Legal data: Data re U.S. laws
    Legal Data: Data re State Laws
Box 43
  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
Box 44
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming
    Legal Data: Legal Reports from Federal Government Agencies
Box 45
  • Vol. I Army, Department of the
  • Vol. II Federal Power Commission
  • Vol. III Bureau of Reclamation
      Reports 1-3
  • Vol. IV Bureau of Reclamation
      Reports 4-8
Box 46
  • Vol. V Bonneville Power Administration
      Southwestern Power Administration
      Southeastern Power Administration
  • Vol. VI Bureau of Indian Affairs
      National Park Service
      U.S. Geological Survey
      Bureau of Land Management
      Fish and Wildlife Service
Box 47
  • Vol. VII Department of Agriculture
      Department of Commerce
      International Boundary Commission
      International Joint Commission
      Public Health Service
  • Vol. VIII Tennessee Valley Authority
      National Security Resources Board
      Atomic Energy Commission
      Reconstruction Finance Corporation
      Interstate Commerce Commission
      General Services Administration
    Committees of the Commission
  • General
    Policy Formulation Committee
  • Minutes and memoranda
    Committee on Coordination of Planning and Project Selection
Box 48
  • Organization, minutes, program, etc.
  • Committee report
    Committee on Domestic Water Navigation Projects and National Transportation Policy
  • Organization, minutes, program, etc.
  • Committee report
    Committee on Evaluation of Constructed Projects
  • Organization, minutes, etc.
Box 49
  • Data re RFC loans
  • Data re projects in
      Idaho
      Montana
      Nebraska
      Nevada
      New Mexico
      Oklahoma
      Oregon
      South Dakota
      Utah
      Wyoming
      Washington
  • Statements re projects submitted by Bureau of Reclamation
  • Committee report
  • Appendices to Committee Report
      Volume I
Box 50
      Volume II
    Committee on Power Policy as Related to Water Resources
  • Organization, minutes, etc.
  • Correspondence
  • Data re typical residential electric bills, cities of 2,500 population, and more submitted by Federal Power Commission
Box 51
  • Data re Electrification in Rural America, submitted by REA
  • Statements on specific items of policy by committee members
  • Selected material relating to committee draft
    Committee on Recreation
  • Organization, minutes, etc.
  • Correspondence, memoranda, etc.
Box 52
  • Report on recreational aspect of civil works water resource developments of the Corps of Engineers
  • Preliminary draft of committee report
  • Report ont he conservation and development of outdoor recreational resources:
      Volume I Report
      Volume II Appendices
    Committee on Reimbursement
Box 53
  • Organization, minutes, etc.
  • Correspondence, memoranda, etc.
  • Summary of views of committee on major issues of reimbursement policy
  • Reimbursement policy, by Horace M. Gray and Jewell J. Rasmussen
    Committee on River Program Analysis
  • Organization, minutes, etc:
      Volume I
      Volume II
Box 54
  • Correspondence:
      General
      With E.A. Ackerman
      Answers to letters of inquiry
  • Outline for investigative procedure
  • Data re Missouri Basin
  • Maas studies
  • Committee report
    Committee on Water Resources Policies involving Land Use Economics
  • Organization, minutes, etc.
  • Miscellaneous memoranda, etc.
  • Population studies, by Joseph S. Davis
Box 53
  • Source Book of material to be used in preparing final report
  • Draft of report re Agricultural Production and Water Resources, by Commissioners Burgess and Renne
  • Committee report on Agricultural Production and Water Resources
    Committee on Standards for Basic Data
  • Organization, minutes, etc.
  • Subcommittee on
      Basic Economic Data
      Land Classification including Soil Analysis
      Effects of Land Management upon Runoff, Erosion, and related factors
      Sedimentation
      Hydrology
Box 56
  • Miscellaneous memoranda and studies
  • Correspondence
  • Statements by States
  • Committee progress report
  • Source Book of Material to be used in preparation of report
  • Committee report
    Consultants' Studies
  • Etter, K.G.:
      "Enjoyment of Our Water Resources"
  • Fisher, J.L. and W.H. Stead:
      "Economic and Social Framework for Water Resources Development Policy"
  • Mac Kaye, Benton:
      "Water Policy and Wilderness Policy"
  • McKinley, Charles:
      "Regional Development and Stabilization"
Box 57
  • Munns, E.N.:
      "Public Lands and Water Resource"
  • Perloff, H.S.:
      "The Planning of Water Resources Development"
      "Evaluation of Water Resources Projects"
  • Person, Harlow S.:
      "Conservation of Ground Water"
      "The Nation's Water Resources Problems and Maintenance for Optimum Benefit
    Conference of Economists
    Proposed Conference of Economists
    COMMISSION REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    Preparation and Release of Report
  • Preparation of Report
      Staff memoranda; quotations
      Chairman Cooke's correspondence with Commissioners
Box 58
  • Presentation and release of report:
      Chairman Cooke's correspondence with Commissioners
      Presentation to President and release to Press
  • Commission News Bulletin
    Mid-year draft of report
    Final Report of Commission
  • General:
      Summary of recommendations
      White House press releases
  • Volume I A Water Policy for the American People
Box 59
  • Volume II Ten Rivers in America's Future
  • Volume III Water Resources Law
Box 60
  • Excerpt from Volume II:
      No.1- The Columbia
      No.2- The Central Valley of California
      No.3- The Missouri
      No.4- The Rio Grande
      No.5- The Colorado
      No.6- The Connecticut
      No.7- The Alabama-Coosa
      No.8- The Potomac
      No.9- The Ohio
      No.10- The Tennessee
  • Proposed language for State of the Union message
  • Proposed "Water Resources Act of 1951":
      Attorneys' drafts
      Recommendations of Commission
Box 61
  • President's statements on Water Resources
  • Correspondence and newsclips re Morris L. Cooke, Chairman of the PWRPC, 1950-51
  • Newspaper clippings of the conference held by the President's Water Resources Power Commission
  • Press clippings: periodicals and publications
  • Press clippings: December 7-17, 1950
  • Press clippings: December 18, 1950
  • Press clippings: December 19, 1950
  • Press clippings: December 20-31, 1950
  • Press clippings: January, 1951
  • Press clippings: February, 1951
Box 62
  • Miscellaneous newspaper clippings re President's Water Resources Power Commission
  • Publications: American City (Jan., 1951)- Delaware River Basin Water Project

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