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Report on the Great Salt Lake Diking Project

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 246

Scope and Contents note

The Great Salt Lake Diking Project, a typewritten engineering report prepared by Jacob L. Crane, Jr. in 1933 for the Research Corporation of New York, concerns the diking of the Great Salt Lake east of Antelope Island to create a fresh water embayment of particular use to Salt Lake City, Utah. Information in the report, such as historical background, electric power, the Salt Lake Basin watershed, hydrology, importance of water storage, and estimated cost pertain to the feasibility of the project. Also contained in the report is a list of material used in the survey conducted by Jacob L. Crane as well as the men he interviewed in Utah. The typescript was received by the Utah governor's office in January 1934.

Dates

  • 1933

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 Jacob L. Crane Great Salt Lake Diking Project report must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical/Historical note

Jacob Leslie Crane, Jr., also known as Jacob L. Crane, was born on September 14, 1892 in Benzonia, Michigan. During his career as an engineer, Jacob L. Crane was the planning consultant for the Great Salt Lake Diking Project in Utah. In 1933, he prepared a report for the Research Corporation in New York, New York to determine the feasibility of the project. Later in life, Jacob L. Crane wrote Urban Planning-Illusion and Reality: A New Philosophy for Planned City Building, published in 1973. On the front of the book he was coined as the "Grandfather" of the worldwide urban planning movement.

Extent

1 folder (0.96 linear ft.)

Language

English

Abstract

Typewritten engineering report prepared for the Research Corporation of New York concerning the diking of the Great Salt Lake east of Antelope Island to create a fresh water embayment of particular use to Salt Lake City. Typescript was received by the Utah governor's office in January 1934.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The Great Salt Lake Diking Project report was a gift from D.J. Cannon to the Harold B. Lee Library in 1975.

Appraisal note

Environmental history (20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VI, 2007).

Processing Information note

Processed; Stacie Rhead; August 28, 2008.
Title
Register of Report on the Great Salt Lake Diking Project
Status
Completed
Author
Stacie Rhead and Benjamin Sipes
Date
2010 June 23
Description rules
Appm
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