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Construction of the Pardee Dam photograph album

 Collection — Box: P012
Identifier: PC-PA -243
Photograph album containing 51 sepia, gelatin silver prints showing the construction of the Pardee Dam, near Valley Springs, California, as part of the Mokelumne River Project by Atkinson Construction Company in 1927-1929. Some photographs are labeled "Clark Photo," others are labeled "Cadenbach Photo." Bulk of photographs contain captions describing the work depicted in the photograph. Photographs document the progress of the construction from beginning to end, including the damsite prior to construction; spillway, bridge, and powerhouse construction; flooding of the Mokelumne River during construction; and aerial views of the completed Pardee Dam taken at the 1929 dedication ceremony.

Dates

  • 1927 - 1929

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The California Historical Society (CHS) has no information about copyright ownership for this collection and is not authorized to grant permission to publish or reproduce materials from it. Materials in this collection, which were created between 1927-1929 are expected to enter the public domain between 2047-2049.

Extent

1.23 linear feet

Overview

Photograph album containing 51 sepia, gelatin silver prints showing the construction of the Pardee Dam, near Valley Springs, California, as part of the Mokelumne River Project by Atkinson Construction Company in 1927-1929.

Biographical / Historical

East Bay Municipal Utilities Deistrict (EBMUD) led the 1927 construction of the Pardee Dam on the Mokelumne River near Valley Springs, California. Completed in 1929, the Pardee Dam and Reservoir provide water to EBMUD's customers in Alameda and Contra Costa counties.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials found in collection; provenance is unknown.
Title
Finding aid to the construction of the Pardee Dam photograph album
Status
completed
Author
Jaime Henderson
Date
April 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the California Historical Society Repository

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