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E. O. Larson papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1940

Scope and Contents note

Handwritten diaries, reports, correspondence, and newspaper clippings detail the various aspects of E.O. Larson's personal and business life and accomplishments from 1933 to 1970. Some of the materials deal with water use, water projects, and water management in Utah.

Dates

  • 1933-1970

Creator

Conditions Governing Access note

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use note

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the E.O. Larson papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical/Historical note

E. O. Larson (1894-1981) was an engineer in Utah.

Ernest Oliver Larson was born in Santaquin, Utah, in 1894 and lived in Utah until his death in 1981. He was educated at Utah State Agriculture College, and became a United States Bureau of Reclamation Engineer working on and completing many water projects throughout the Western United States. Larson was interested in matters relating to water use and management in the American West and he was on the Utah State University board of trustees.

Extent

3 boxes (2 linear ft.)

Language

English

Abstract

Handwritten diaries, reports, correspondence, and newspaper clippings detail the various aspects of E.O. Larson's personal and business life and accomplishments from 1933 to 1970. Some of the materials deal with water use and management in Utah.

Appraisal note

Utah and American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).

Existence and Location of Copies note

Digital version available online.

Processing Information note

Processed; Melanie Nef; September 2008.
Title
Register of the E. O. Larson papers
Status
Completed
Author
Melanie Nef
Date
September 2008
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Sponsor
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Western Waters (WWDL) Grant, 2007-2010

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States