Guide to the George D. Clyde research materials,
1929-1971

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Clyde, George D.
Title: George D. Clyde research materials
Dates: 1929-1971 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 17 boxes (7 linear ft.)
Collection Number: USU_COLL MSS 279
Summary: This collection consists of the research files of George D. Clyde, including reports, writings, correspondence, papers, notes, speeches, and subject files.
Repository: Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives
Manuscript Collection

Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
3000 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-3000
Phone: 435 797-1663
Fax: 435 797-2880
Email: scweb@usu.edu

Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Biographical Note

Born on July 21, 1898, in Mapleton, Utah County, Utah, George Dewey Clyde graduated from Utah State Agricultural College in 1922. As an agricultural engineer, he served on the staff of both the Experiment Station and the College, becoming a full professor in 1928. He served as Dean of the School of Engineering from 1936 through 1945. Following World War II, Mr. Clyde left the employ of the College to assume the duties of Chief of the Division of Irrigation Engineering and Water Conservation for the Soil Conservation Service, Research Branch under the United States Department of Agriculture. He also was a director of Utah Water and Power Board. He played an important role in approval of the Upper Colorado River Basin Storage Project in 1956. A long standing member of the Utah Republican Party, he left Civil Service and ran successfully for the governorship of Utah that same year, serving eight years. George Clyde was the 10th governor of Utah. He focused on the economic development of Utah while in office. Clyde returned to civil service in 1965. He and his wife, Ora Packard Clyde, raised five children. George D. Clyde died on April 2, 1972.

Content Description

This collection consists of the research files of George D. Clyde, including reports, writings, correspondence, papers, notes, speeches and subject files. Boxes 1 and 2 contain biographical information on Clyde and correspondence, box 3 contains notes and reports, and box 4 folders 1-7 contain speeches. The remainder of Box 4 (Folders 8-9) through Box 11 contain files on various subjects and organizations, such as research on foreign trade, irrigation, water law and resources, soil conservation, and several engineering councils. Boxes 12 through 16, contain some of Clyde's writings on various subjects. Box 17 contains certificates and awards presented to Governor Clyde.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  Restrictions

Open to public research.

Restrictions on Use :  Copyright

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Utah State University Libraries, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.

Permission to publish material from the George D. Clyde research materials must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation :  

George D. Clyde research materials, 1929-1971. (COLL MSS 279). Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives Department.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

The collection is organized by type, and then alphabetically.

Acquisition Information :  

This material was transferred to us from the American Heritage Center at the University of Wyoming, which decided to deaccession it. The papers were donated to the AHC in 1972 by Jerald R. Clyde, the son of George Clyde.

Processing Note :  

Guide prepared by: Special Collections and Archives staff.

Related Materials :  

George D. Clyde papersColl MSS 176

George D. Clyde speechesCOLL MSS 255


Detailed Description of the Collection

Biographical
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
1 1 Biographical: George Dewey Clyde: Certificates, Awards
1 2 Biographical: George Dewey Clyde: Inspirational, Career, Utah
1 3 Biographical: George Dewey Clyde: Political Campaigns
1 4 Biographical: George Dewey Clyde: National Water Commission 1967
1 Book: Geotechnical Bulletin. Woodward, Moorhouse and Associates, Inc

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Correspondence
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
1 5 Correspondence: American Society of Civil Engineers
1 6 Correspondence: American Society of Civil Engineers
1 7 Correspondence: Consulting Engineers Council: committee reports, water 1965-1967
2 1 Correspondence: Consulting Engineers Council: committee reports, water 1968-1969
2 2 Correspondence: Desert Research Institute, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada 1969-1970
2 3 Correspondence: General/ Professional
2 4 Correspondence: National Reclamation Association
2 5 Correspondence: National Reclamation Association
2 6 Correspondence - National Reclamation Association: Committee on Research in Water and Agriculture (Letters, Notes, Documents) 1968-1969
2 7 Correspondence - Public Land Law Review Commission 1964
2 8 Correspondence - Water Resources Planning Act 1963

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Notes
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
3 1 Notes (cards): Irrigation and water supply
3 2 Notes: Miscellaneous - Water Policy, Military Engineers, Speeches 1966-1967
3 3 Notes (cards): Speeches on Water Topic

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Reports
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
3 4 Report: Bear Lake Irrigation 1934
3 5 Report: To Governor on Boy scouts, LDS Explorers 1960, 1963
3 6 Report: California brief of Colorado River
3 7 Report: Community experience with the disposal of major governmental facilities 1962 November
3 8 Report: Freeport Analysis 1962
3 Report: Report Manual June 1961
3 Booklet: Basic Issues in the Utah School Controversy 1964 July
3 Booklet: Report by Utah School Study Committee to George D. Clyde 1964 December
3 9 Report: Utah State Park and Recreation Commission 1959
3 10 Report: To Governor Clyde: Organization and Activities of Emergency Water Conservation Committee 1961 May 1
3 11 Weekly Newspaper Reports from the Governor (Clyde) 1958
3 12 Report: Water for All" Western Water Project 1963-1964

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Speeches
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
4 1 Speeches: In preparation 1964-1965
4 2 Speeches: Governor 1959-1965
4 3 Speeches: Lectures: Irrigation, Water Resources and Measurement, Mormon Pioneers 1935(?)-1938(?)
4 4 Speeches: Water and Man, The Engineer in Public Service, Water Supply 1961-1967
4 5 Speeches: Water, Irrigation 1962-1966
4 6 Speeches: Water, Irrigation 1962-1968

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Subject Files
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
4 7 Subject File: American Public Works Association: Speech, Correspondence 1965-1967
4 8 Subject File: American Society of Agricultural Engineers Letters, Reports, Speeches 1963-1968
4 9 Subject File: American Society of Civil Engineers: Special Conventions 1964-1968, 1969
5 1 Subject File: American Society of Civil Engineers: Utah Section 1966-1967
5 2 Subject File: American Society of Public Administration, University of Utah 1966 February 25
5 3 Subject File: Articles for Distribution: Colorado, Volume II (Reclamation Politics) 1954
5 4 Subject File: Atomic Energy: Nevada Test Site: Correspondence brochure 1964
5 5 Subject File: Articles for Distribution- Colorado, vol. I (reclamation politics) 1940s-1950s
5 6 Subject File: Canyonlands National Park. Part 1 1962
5 7 Subject File: Canyonlands National Park. Part 2 1962
5 8 Subject File: Central Utah Project. Letters, documents, speeches, pamphlets, photographs, etc 1956-1964
5 9 Subject File: Bonneville Unit- Central Utah Project. Senate and House testimony by George Clyde and others 1965 May 19, 1966
6 1 Subject File: Central Utah Water Conservancy District 1965
6 2 Subject File: Consulting Engineer Council: Water Resources Research- 10th Anniversary Convention, Tulsa Oklahoma 1966 May
6 3 Subject File: Colorado River Basin Project position statements 1966-1967
6 4 Subject File: Consulting Engineers Council notes, correspondence, manuals: National and Colorado 1964-1971
6 5 Subject File: Consulting Engineers Council of Utah
6 6 Subject File: Desert Research Institute reports, leaflets 1968-1969
6 7 Subject File: Economic Development pamphlets 1960-1962
6 8 Subject File: Education- NEA Crisis
6 9 Subject File: Committee on National Water Resources 1959
7 1 Subject File: Engineers' Council for Professional Development- letters, presentations, minutes 1967
7 2 Subject File: Foreign Trade- England 1962 July 14-August 5
7 3 Subject File: Foreign Trade- Japan 1963 October 12-28
7 4 Subject File: Foreign Trade- Russia- Notes, clippings 1959
7 5 Subject File: Foreign Trade- Soviet Union: Khrushchev, Clyde notes and speech 1959 June 24 - July 17
7 6 Subject File: Imperial Irrigation District Technical Guide, Imperial California 1948 January
7 7 Subject File: Interstate Conference on Water Problems, Dallas Texas 1962 January 14-16
7 8 Subject File: Irrigation, "Men on Irrigation"
Photos Included.
1948-1953
7 9 Subject File: Irrigation and Water Rights. Miscellaneous essays including one by Clyde 1957-1960
8 1 Subject File: Irrigation Research: Agriculture Experiment Station, Logan, Utah 1925-1945
8 2 Subject File: Miscellaneous: Promotional Graphics for Water
8 3 Subject File: National Guard: Free Academy, "Americanism Up Front", Gov. Clyde statement 1964
8 4 Subject File: National Reclamation Association, Agricultural Research Committee 1966 November 14-15, 1967 March
8 5 Subject File: National Reclamation Association Convention, Albuquerque, New Mexico (Research Committee, Program, Etc.) 1966 November 13-19
8 6 Subject File: National Reclamation Association Convention, Oklahoma City 1968 November 17-22
8 7 Subject File: National Reclamation Association Convention, Palm Springs 1964 November 8
8 8 Subject File: National Reclamation Association Convention, Portland, Oregon 1962 October 18
8 9 Subject File: National Reclamation Association Convention, Spokane, Washington 1969 October 19-21
8 10 Subject File: National Reclamation Association Convention, Twin Falls, Idaho 1967 June 15-16
8 11 Subject File: National Reclamation Association - Western Water Executives 1968-1970
8 12 Subject File: National Society of Professional Engineers. Utah, Minnesota, Letters 1960-1969
8 13 Subject File: National Water Research Symposium 1961 March 28-30
8 14 Subject File: North American Water and Power Alliance 1963-1965
8 15 Subject File: Oroville Dam, California State Water Project 1964 October 5
8 16 Subject File: Power Rate Reduction: Upper Colorado River Commission 1964
9 1 Subject File: Resource Development, clippings 1961-1964
9 2 Subject File: Scofield Gooseberry Water Project, Utah Water and Power Board 1964
9 3 Subject File: Soil Conservation Society of America, Speech, Correspondence 1964-1970
9 4 Subject File: Upper Colorado River Commission. George D. Clyde and others 1964
9 5 Subject File: Upper Colorado River Commission 1965
9 6 Subject File: Upper Colorado River Commission 1966-1968
9 7 Subject File: Upper Colorado River Commission 1969
10 1 Subject File: Upper Colorado River Commission operating criteria meeting, Colorado River System 1969 July 25
10 2 Subject File: Upper Colorado River Commission 1970
10 3 Subject File: Upper Colorado River Commission, Rainbow Bridge-Lake Mead controversy 1970 December 4
10 4 Subject File: Upper Colorado River Commission, Rainbow Bridge-Lake Mead controversy 1971 January 13 - May 5
10 5 Subject File: Upper Colorado River Commission 1971
10 6 Subject File: Utah State Engineer Progress Report, Salinity, Gov. Clyde 1964
10 7 Subject File: Utah Water Research Lab Advisory Panel, Utah Water Research Center 1970-1971
11 1 Subject File: Water- General
11 2 Subject File: Water- some articles by George D. Clyde 1950
11 3 Subject File: Water for peace International Conference, Washington DC 1967 May 23-31
11 4 Subject File: Water Law- E.J. Skeen and B.F. Logren papers 1935-1938
11 5 Subject File: Water Law - important water rights cases in Utah
11 6 Subject File: Water Law- review of water rights cases in Utah
11 7 Subject File: Water Law- Utah Supreme Court decisions regarding underground water 1935
11 8 Subject File: Water Policy
11 9 Subject File: Western Interstate Water Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada 1964 September 16-17

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Writings
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
12 1 Writings: Benefits and Justification of Research- Division of Irrigation 1950s
12 2 Writings: Booklets and Pamphlets - State of Utah (Governor) 1957-1964
12 3 Writings: Booklets and Pamphlets - Water Irrigation 1953-1967
12 4 Writings: Irrigation - General
12 5 Writings: Irrigation - General 1934-1936
12 6 Writings: Irrigation 1940
12 7 Writings: Miscellaneous papers 1949-1954, 1962, 1970
13 1 Writings: Miscellaneous papers vol. 2 1955
13 2 Writings: Miscellaneous papers on irrigation and runoff 1911-1930
13 3 Writings: Miscellaneous papers on snow surveys 1920s-1940s
13 4 Writings: Outlines of papers, speeches vol. 1 1953-1955
13 5 Writings: Outlines of papers, speeches vol. 2 1955-1956, 1971
13 6 Writings: Papers and speeches presented by George D. Clyde, vol. 1 (1-30) 1954-1955
13 7 Writings: Papers and speeches presented by George D. Clyde, vol. 2 (31-42) 1955-1956
14 1 Writings: Papers, book no. 1, part 1 (irrigation) 1930s-1950s
14 2 Writings: Papers, book no. 1, part 2 (irrigation) 1930s-1950s
14 3 Writings: Papers, book no. 2, part 1 (irrigation, water) 1940s-1950s
14 4 Writings: Papers, book no. 2, part 2 (irrigation, water, God) 1940s-1950s
14 5 Writings: Papers on Civil Engineering. Water flow, forecasting, development 1967
14 6 Writings: Papers on irrigation and drainage, soil and water conservation 1950s
14 7 Writings: Report, Federal Land Bank of Berkley. Ground water depletion in the Escalante Valley 1933 September 7
15 1 Writings: Report, Federal Land Bank of Berkley. Physical and agricultural conditions of the Bonneville Irrigation District 1939 December 20
15 2 Writings: Report - Russian trip vol. 1 1959
15 3 Writings: Report - Statement for Appropriations Committees 1952 January 7
15 4 Writings: Report - Summary of research in irrigation and drainage 1945-1953
15 5 Writings: Report - War production training program 1945 August 2
15 6 Writings: Research Papers - Water Forecasting, irrigation, glossary of water terms 1937(?)-1938(?)
15 7 Writings: Russia Trip (part 1) June-July 1959
16 1 Writings: Russia Trip (part 2) 1959 June-July
16 2 Writings: Utah Budget Crisis 1964 November 24
16 3 Writings: Utah Historical Quarterly, "History of Irrigation in Utah", "Utah After Statehood" 1958-1964
16 4 Writings: Water papers 1952-1970
16 5 Writings: Publications on snow cover measurements and water supply forecasting by George D. Clyde 1929-1936
16 6 Writings: Report of water conservation program and drought situation in Utah 1934 May

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Awards
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
17 1 Certificates and Awards of George D. Clyde

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Subjects

  • Personal Names :
  • Clyde, George D.
  • Corporate Names :
  • United States. Soil Conservation Service. Division of Irrigation and Water Conservation--History--Sources.
  • Utah State University. College of Engineering--History--Sources.
  • Utah State University--Faculty--Records and correspondence.
  • Subject Terms :
  • Agriculture--West (U.S.)--History--Sources.
  • Governors--Utah--Records and correspondence.
  • Water resources development--West (U.S.)--History--Sources.

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