Guide to the C. W. Lauritzen papers,

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Lauritzen, C. W. (Cyril Walker), 1905-
Title: C. W. Lauritzen papers
Dates: 1941-1968 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 4 boxes
Collection Number: USU_COLL MSS 24
Summary: Dr. Lauritzen was a soil physicist with an international reputation. His papers include a small amount of his research projects and scientific papers. The papers also include awards and his graveside service.
Repository: Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections and Archives Division
Contact Information: Special Collections and Archives
Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
Logan, UT
Telephone: 435-797-2663
Fax: 435-797-2880
Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Biographical Note

Dr. Cyril Walker Lauritzen was born in Holladay, Utah. He received his Bachelor's Degree from Utah State University and his Ph.D. from Michigan State University in Soil Physics. He later returned to Utah where through his work as a Soil Physicist he gained an international reputation, particularly for his methods of conserving irrigation water.

Content Description

The papers are, for the most part, arranged in the original order. The arrangement is chronological by either the earliest or only dated item in the file. An oversized manuscript, personal award, and certificate along with the graveside service for Dr. Lauritzen are placed at the end of the collection in a legal-size box.

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 C. W. Lauritzen papers must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation :  

C. W. Lauritzen papers, 1941-1968. (COLL MSS 24). Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives Department.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Arranged chronologically.

Acquisition Information :  

The Lauritzen Papers were obtained by U.S.U. after Dr. Lauritzen's death in 1970. They include a small part of his numerous research projects and scientific papers.

Detailed Description of the Collection

1 1 Soil Volume Changes and Accompanying Moisture and Pore Space Relationships June 1941.
1 2 Forage Plant Breeding and Improvement Investigations, Benmore, Utah July 1941.
1 3 Active and Proposed Research Concerning Water Control and Conservation Problems in Bonneville and Colorado River Basins, 1941 - 1943.
1 4 Canal Lining - Richfield, Utah January 1942.
1 5 Size Distribution of Precipitation Data for Utah April 1942.
1 6 The Moisture Equivalent as Related to the Structure of Houston Black Clay August 1942.
2 7 Northern Utah Erosion Studies: Reports and Correspondence March 1943.
2 8 Article on Irrigation for 1943 - 1947 Agricultural Yearbook 1943.
2 9 Report of Paradise Irrigation and Reservoir Company Canal Studies June 1944.
2 10 Erosion Studies: Northern Utah Dry Land Wheat Area Data June 1944.
2 11 Erosion Studies: Erosion Control in Northern Utah July 1945
2 12 Erosion as a Function of the Size of the Stream and the Slope of the Eroding Surface August 1945
2 13 Annual Report - Fiscal Year 1945.
2 14 Apparent Specific Volume and Shrinkage Characteristics of Soil Materials 1947
3 15 Earth Linings for Irrigation Canals and Reservoirs 1948
3 16 Seepage Meters for Measuring Losses From Irrigation Canals, March 1952
3 17 Comments Relative to Article "Laboratory Tests on Canal Lining." July 1952
3 18 Summary Report of Investigations Conducted in Cooperation with Enjay Company, Incorporated 1967
3 19 Items Concerning World Health Organization, presentation made by Dr. Lauritzen 1968
4 20 Seepage Losses in Relation to Land Forms and the Occurence of Earth Materials Suitable for Lining Canals and Reservoirs
4 21 Twenty-Five Year Service Award from Utah State University
4 22 Certificate from American Society of Agricultural Engineers
4 23 Graveside Service for Dr. Cyril Walker Lauritzen


    • Subject Terms :
    • Canals.
    • Canals--Utah--Paradise.
    • Canals--Utah--Richfield.
    • Forage plants--Breeding.
    • Irrigation canals and flumes--Linings.
    • Soil conservation--Research.
    • Soil erosion.
    • Soil moisture--Measurement.
    • Geographical Names :
    • Benmore (Utah)
    • Bonneville River Basin.
    • Colorado River Watershed (Colo.-Mexico)

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