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ORAL HISTORY IN THE BUREAU OF RECLAMATION

Reclamation's oral history interviewers work with both current employees and retirees. In addition, we have a special research design focussed on the Newlands Project.

The intent of the oral history activity is to preserve information about Reclamation that would not normally appear in Reclamation's official records. Former and present employees are expected to comprise the primary pool from which interviewees are drawn.

Reclamation intends to refine the program by development of research designs to assure coverage of all major topics important to Reclamation, e.g., construction, water conveyance, hydraulic laboratories, electric generation and transmission, etc.

The research design for the Newlands Project in the area of Fallon, Nevada, intends for Reclamation to take an all-around look at a functioning Reclamation project within a community. This project was chosen because it is a small project with a wide diversity of issues -- including legal, water rights, environmental, Native American water rights, and even groundwater issues. This research design will not be repeated for other projects. Reclamation employees, politicians, water users, Indians from two bands of Paiutes, environmentalists, Fish and Wildlife Service employees, and many other categories of interviewees will provide a pool of 75 to 150 people who will give Reclamation a broad perspective on what its project means to the area.

Completed oral history transcripts are distributed to several history repositories that have large research collections devoted to the American West: Water Archives at the Colorado State University Library, Library of Congress, Department of the Interior Library in Washington, D.C., Bureau of Reclamation regional and Denver libraries, the National Archives and Records Administration in College Park, Maryland, the Water Resources Center Archives at the University of California at Berkeley, the Western History Collection of the Denver Public Library, the American Heritage Center of the University of Wyoming, the Newberry Library in Chicago, The Huntington Library in San Marino, California, the Beineke Library of Yale University, and the University of Nevada, Reno.

 

Bureau of Reclamation Oral Histories Online

 

Newlands Project Oral Histories Online

AIKEN, THOMAS J.

ALDRICH, HAROLD E.

ARTHUR, HAROLD G

BACH, MARYANNE

BARBOUR, EDMUND (ED)

BARRETT, CLIFFORD (CLIFF) I.

BARTA, ROBERT (BOB) L.

BAUER, KATHY

BEARD, DANIEL P.

BOLL, LARRY

BOWSER, CURTIS W.

BOYCE, HARVEY WALTER

BOYCE, HARVEY WOOD

BROOKS, JAMES (JIM) B.

BROSE, ROBERT

BROWN, RUSSELL

BRYANT, GARY

BUDD, JOHN B.

BURGI, PHILIP (PHIL) H.

BURKE, J. AUSTIN

CALHOUN, CHARLES (CHARLEY) A.

CAPENER, J. PAUL

CATINO, MIKE

CHAPPELEAR, DESS L.

COLEMAN, DAVID

COOK, FELIX

DAHILIG, JOE

DEASON, WAYNE O

DeBRUYN, DAVID I.

DOLYNIUK, ANDREW

DIMICK, FRANK

DOMINY, FLOYD E.

DUCK, DONALD (DON) J.

DUVALL, C. DALE

ERVIN, WILLIS J.

FAIRCHILD, WARREN

GIANELLI, WILLIAM R.

GUY, SAMMIE D.

HARMS, GENE A.

HARRISON, MICHAEL

HIGGINSON, R. KEITH

HOFFMAN, CARL J.

JABS, KATHERINE

JONEZ, AL R.

KEYS, JOHN W.

KLOSTERMEYER, WILLIAM (BILL) C.

LOPEZ, MANUEL (MANNY)

LYNOTT, TERRY

MARTIN, BILLY E.

MARTINEZ, ELUID L.

MAXON, JAMES

MERMEL, THADDEUS (TED) W.

MINIDOKA ORAL HISTORY INTERVIEWS 8/1990

MONBERG, HELENE C.

MOODY, JOHN

MORTON, LARRY VOLUME I
MORTON, LARRY VOLUME II

OSANN, EDWARD

PATTERSON, ROGER

PEDDE, KENNETH

PETTAPIECE, LUCY

POWELL, VERNON

RACHETTO, PAUL

REEDY, OLIVER C. (CAL)

REEDY, WILLIAM (WILL) W.

RILEY, ROBERT J.

ROBISON, ROLAND

RUSHO, W.L. (BUD)

RUUD, FREDERICK (FRED) O.

SCHROEDER, DENNIS

SMITH, CURTIS L.

STESSMAN, J. NEIL

TODD, LARRY

ULRICH, TIMOTHY

UNDERWOOD, DENNIS B.

VanDenBerg, MAX

VERNON, KENNETH F.

VISSIA, RODNEY

WEBBER, DARRELL

WEINBERG, EDWARD

WILLMS, RAYMOND (RAY) H.

YAKIMA DITCH RIDERS - BAILEY, JAMES - INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW

YAKIMA DITCHRIDERS - CELIUS, LARRY

YAKIMA DITCH RIDERS - DICKMAN, WARREN

YAKIMA DITCH RIDERS - HART, JACK

YAKIMA DITCH RIDERS -HEILMAN, LEO

YAKIMA DITCH RIDERS - KELLEY, ROY

YAKIMA DITCH RIDERS - PERALA, ONNI

YAKIMA DITCH RIDERS - THOMAS, RAY

 

ANDREWS, JAMES (JIM) L.

ANGLIN, RONALD M.

ANTONUCCI, DAVID C.

AUSTIN, ROBERT

BALL, ANN M.

BETTENBERG, WILLIAM D.

BIANCHI, M.W. (MONTE)

BINGHAM, GAIL

BRESLOW, BRUCE

BRUNS, HUBERT B.

BUCHANAN, CHESTER

BURNS, JOSEPH I.

BURTON, THOMAS C.

BUSSELMAN, DOUGLAS D.

BUTCHERT, JERALD (JERRY) R.

CARSON, JANET R.

CHISHOLM, GRAHAM

CONDIT, WILLIAM S.

CONELLY, MARY

DeBRAGA, MARCIA

De BRAGA, TED

DISHEROON, FRED

DODGE, SENATOR CARL

DuBOIS, FRANCIS (BILL)

EAGAN, KATHLEEN

ELSTER, GARY S.

ELY, JOSEPH (JOE) H.

FREY, CHARLES

HAROLD, REBECCA ANN

HUGHES, PEGGY

HYDE, WILLIS

LeSUEUR, ROGER

MEHL, WAYNE

NORMAN, HARRY

PELCYGER, ROBERT S.

PLATH, NEIL W.

REID, HARRY

RIEKE, ELIZABETH

SHAHROODY, ALI

STONE, GARRY

VUCANOVICH, BARBARA

WALLACE, BRIAN A.

 


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