Guide to the Wayne D. Criddle photograph collection,
1960-1975

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Criddle, Wayne D., 1914-
Title: Wayne D. Criddle photograph collection
Dates: 1960-1975 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 2 boxes (2 linear ft. )
Collection Number: USU_P0353
Summary: 155 photographs, negatives, and slides from Wayne D. Criddle's irrigation and water conservation work. Also contains a publicity photo from the United States Department of Agriculture, which includes President Lyndon B. Johnson and Secretary of Agriculture, Orville L. Freeman
Repository: Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives
Photograph Collection

Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
3000 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-3000
Phone: 435 797-2663
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

Wayne Dewey Criddle was on born May 7, 1914 in Syracuse, Utah. Criddle received his BS in Civil Engineering from Utah State University and a MS in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin. He married Erma Ellen Sheffield on June 16, 1934.

Criddle worked as a professor of engineering at Utah State University for 20 years, served as the Utah State Engineer from 1957 to 1965, was the president of the Clyde-Criddle Woodward, Inc., Consulting Engineers of Salt Lake City, as well as a consulting engineer for Harza Engineering Company International. During the course of his career Criddle was responsible for establishing water requirements on irrigated lands in the lower Colorado River Basin, which were subsequently adopted by the US Supreme Court in Arizona vs. California. Criddle was employed by the USDA and the US Bureau of Indian Affairs to work on irrigation, water conservation, and related projects throughout the Western United States and in many countries in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Southeast Asia and Central and South America. He served as Chairman of the United States Committee of the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID) and as a Vice President of the ICID during 1970 and 1973.

Criddle was the author and co-author of hundreds of publications, including Conservation Irrigation (1950), Methods for Evaluating Irrigation Systems (1956), Irrigation Training Guide (1957), Utah's Future Water Problems (1958), and was the co-founder of the Blaney-Criddle Method, a scientific approach to gage computed water requirements. He died on November 29, 1996 in Salt Lake City.

Content Description

The Wayne D. Criddle photograph collection consists of 155 images removed from the Wayne D. Criddle manuscript collection MSS 307. The photographs are mostly agricultural prints from Mr. Criddle's irrigation and water conservation work. Also included is a publicity photo from the United States Department of Agriculture, which includes President Lyndon B. Johnson and Secretary of Agriculture, Orville L. Freeman.

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 Wayne D. Criddle photograph collection must be obtained from the Special Collections Photograph Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation :  

Wayne D. Criddle photograph collection, 1960-1975. (P0353). Utah State University. Special Collections & Archives Department.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Arranged in numeric sequence according to Box, Folder, and Item

Acquisition Information :  

The materials in this collection were donated to USU Special Collections and Archives in 1997 by Erma Sheffield Criddle.

Processing Note :  

Photographs removed from the Wayne D. Criddle papers (COLL MSS 307). Register completed by Jessica Alexander, November 2006.

Related Materials :  

Wayne D. Criddle papers COLL MSS 307


Detailed Description of the Collection

Guyana, week of , May 2, 1970

Black Bush Polder and the Topakuma Project

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folder
1 1
1:01:01: Wayne Criddle, Charles Sohan and Jim Halferty in front of a 6-place, 240 Cessna, used in flying over the Black Bush and Topakuma Project lands, May 4, 1970. John Fitt as the pilot
1:01:02: Control gate on canal at Berbice River
1:01:03: Control gates and pumping station on Berbice/Canje Canal at Cnaje River
1:01:04: Control gates and pumping station on Berbice/Canje Canal at Cnaje River
1:01:05: Canal and drain near divider on main canal
1:01:06: Control gate on South Canal
1:01:07: Drain lateral emptying into main drain
1:01:08: Control gate on lateral canal
1:01:09: Drain plugged by silt shows inability to discharge to the ocean
1:01:10: Drain showing silt bar at center. Water in the drain is well above ocean level while tide is down
1:01:11: Drainage channel erroded and then filled with silt that is solid
1:01:12: Drainage channel erroded and then filled with silt that is solid
1:01:13: Residents of Black Bush Polder
1:01:14: Cattle being moved across rice stubble field
1:01:15: Rice stubble in poorly drained field
1:01:16: School building in Black Bush Polder
1:01:17: Jim Halferty looking at discarded flood gates and silty beach
1:01:18: New flood gates and pumping station on drain
1:01:19: Georgetown from the air with the round Hotel Pegasus in the lower left

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Valdesia Aqueduct, Santa Domingo
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folder
1 2
1:02:01: First phase of the Valdesia Aqueduct, Santa Domingo

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Algeria slides, May 1974
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folder
1 3
1:03:01: Hotel complex
1:03:02: Algeria
1:03:03: Road in Algeri
1:03:04: Children on side of a road, Algeria
1:03:05: Algeria
1:03:06: Algeria
1:03:07: Algeria
1:03:08: Thin calcareous soils, Algeria
1:03:09: Shallow soils, Algeria
1:03:10: Algeria
1:03:11: Algeria
1:03:12: Algeria
1:03:13: Algeria
1:03:14: Algeria
1:03:15: Underground pipe, Algeria
1:03:16: Algeria
1:03:17: Algeria
1:03:18: Resort hotel, Algeria
1:03:19: Mediterranean oil beach, Resort area, South Algeria
1:03:20: Constantine, Algeria
1:03:21: Algeria
1:03:22: Constantine, Algeria
1:03:23: Constantine, Algeria
1:03:24: Canelletes, Algeria
1:03:25: Canelletes, Algeria

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Pacific Power and Light Photographs
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box
folder
1 4
1:04:01-1:04:10: Aerial panoramic photo along the North Platte, near Glenrock, Wyoming 1967-1968

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Idaho
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1 5
1:05:01: Negative sheet. (1)Kootenai Valley lands, Kootenai River; (2)Kootenaie Experiment Station, Bonners Ferry, Idaho; (3)Kootenai Experiment Station, Bonners Ferry, Idaho, Great Northern Railroad in background; (4)Evapo-transpiration tanks; (5)Alfalfa growing in evapo-transpiration tank, Kootenai Experiment Station; (6) Cattails growing in tank, Kootenai Experiment Station; (7)Evapo-transpiration station at Gray's Lake, Idaho
1:05:02: Transparency of figures from "Idaho Studies of Consumptive Use."

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Everglades, Florida
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Description
box
folder
1 6
1:06:01: Figure 1: General distribution of peat and muck soils in the United States
1:06:02: Figure 2: Map of the Everglades Agricultural Area showing the location of cross-section "A-A" as shown in Figure 3
1:06:03: Figure 3: Cross-sectional view through the upper Everglades along line "A-A" showing original surface elevations, and the elevation in 1940 as shown by topographic surveys
1:06:04: Figure 4: Rate of subsidence for organinc soils upon the depth to the water table
1:06:05: Figure 5: Straight drop spillway with stop logs
1:06:06: Culvert equipped with flash boards to control water in lateral ditch
1:06:07: Discharge pipe from pump and gate installed for water control, Florida
1:06:08: Pump operated by gasoline engine for water control. Water pumped from large lateral in foreground to farm lateral, Florida
1:06:09: Pump installation arrange for 2-way operation, Florida
1:06:10: Pumping plant with 3 pumping units for drainage of Belle Glade Muck Experiment Station, Florida
1:06:11: Impeller for axial-flow propellor pump. Reversal of flow in pump is obtained by installation of impeller shown and removal of similar impeller having reversed blades
1:06:12: Pumping installation in canal serving lands of U.S. Sugar Complany, west of Belle Glade, Florida. Four large units to left remove drainage water and smaller unit to right
1:06:13: Water hyacinths floating on water in ditch create a maintenance problem. Water is high in ditch for subirrigation, Florida
1:06:14: Harvesting celery on muck soils. Processing unit for washing and packing celery in shipping boxes
1:06:15: Mole drain machine set for 33 inch depth of mole, Florida

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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folder
1 7
1:07:01: Looking South, up the watershed toward Label el Okhdar catchment and reservoir June 22, 1975
1:07:02: Looking North, toward sea, catchment and reservoir June 22, 1975
1:07:03: Reservoir from east side, bulldozed channel in rough condition June 22, 1975
1:07:04: Looking west into reservoir June 22, 1975
1:07:05: Looking inside reservoir after last of rainfall June 22, 1975
1:07:06: Looking down inside of reservoir at bottom, showing last of rain water June 22, 1975
1:07:07: Looking east into reservoir site, at bridge crossing dicharge channel June 22, 1975
1:07:08: Looking south from bridge and discharge channel at reservoir site June 22, 1975
1:07:09: Looking back at discharge channel and outlet structure, proposed pumping structure for reservoir site June 22, 1975
1:07:10: Dubai, Persian Gulf, United Arab Emirates, showing gulf inlets and land elevations June 22, 1975
1:07:11: Dubai, United Arab Emirates, showing gulf inlets and land elevations June 22, 1975
1:07:12: Dubai, United Arab Emirates, showing gulf inlet area and downtown Dubai June 22, 1975
1:07:13: Dubai under construction June 22, 1975

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Mission on Agriculture to Vietnam
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1 8
1:08:01: Secretary of Agriculture, Orville L. Freeman and a team of agriculture specialists from the Presidential Mission on Agriculture to Vietnam, make their report to President Lyndon B. Johnson at the White House, Washington D.C February 16, 1966

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Photographs for the Bureau of Indian Affairs , (September 6-7, 1967)
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folder
1 9
1:09:01: Aerial view of Lake Lohontan upstream to Fort Churchill and Carson River upstream from Lake Lahontan
1:09:02: Aerial view of Lake Lohontan upstream to Fort Churchill and Carson River at junction with Lake Lahontan
1:09:03: Aerial view of Lake Lohontan upstream to Fort Churchill and Carson River at junction with Lake Lahontan
1:09:04: Aerial view of Lake Lohontan upstream to Fort Churchill and recreational boat launch area
1:09:05: Aerial view of Lake Lohontan upstream to Fort Churchill and Lake Lohontan Dam
1:09:06: Stillwater Wildlife management Area
1:09:07: Stillwater Wildlife management Area
1:09:08: Stillwater Wildlife management Area
1:09:09: Irrigate pasture land
1:09:10: Irrigate pasture near Canvasback Gun Club
1:09:11: Canvasback Gun Club
1:09:12: Stillwater Wildlife management Area
1:09:13: Stillwater Wildlife management Area
1:09:14: Canvasback Gun Club, caretaker's house and boat launch in the center foreground
1:09:15: Stillwater Wildlife management Area
1:09:16: Shallow ponds in Stillwater Wildlife Management Area
1:09:17: Land irrigated outside Truckee-Carson Irrigation District boundary
1:09:18: Lower Carson River
1:09:19: (Old River?) Reservoir, north of TCID boundary
1:09:20: Irrigated land on Lower Carson River
1:09:21: Irrigated land on Lower Carson River, outside TCID
1:09:22: Irrigated land on Lower Carson River, outside TCID
1:09:23: Irrigated land on Lower Carson River, outside TCID
1:09:24: Derby Dam on the Truckee River
1:09:25: Pyramid Lake Reservation, James Farm, Wadsworth Housing Project in upper right
1:09:26: Nixon, Nevada
1:09:27: Pyramid Lake Reservation, portion of area leveled in 1963
1:09:28: Pyramid Lake Reservation, Truckee River, portion of Marble Bluff Diversion at top
1:09:29: Pyramid Lake Reservation, Truckee River as it enters Pyramid Lake
1:09:30: Pyramid Lake Reservation, "The Needles" at north end of Pyramid Lake
1:09:31: Pyramid Lake Reservation, Sutcliffe recreation area, west side, Pyramid Lake
1:09:32: Pyramid Lake Reservation, Truckee River at Pyramid Lake7
1:09:33: Pyramid Lake Reservation, Mouth of Truckee River, Marble Bluff at top
1:09:34-1:09:38: Fernley Sinks, Fernley, Nevada
1:09:39: Waste water from Hazen Irrigation District, Hazen, Nevada
1:09:40: Tailwater from Hazen District, Hazen, Nevada
1:09:41: Portion of Swingle Bench tailwater waste
1:09:42: Seep areas below Swingle Bench
1:09:43: Soda Lake and Little Soda Lake
1:09:44: Water regulating pond (?) East of Highway 50
1:09:45: Area of good farmland, southwest of Fallon in TCID
1:09:46: "V" Canal Power Plant, East of Lake Lahontan
1:09:47-1:09:49: Sheckler Reservoir, East of Lake Lahontan
1:09:50: New construction in vicinity of Sheckler Reservoir, East of Lake Lahontan
1:09:51-1:09:54: Carson Lake Pasture, South of Fallon Nevada
1:09:55: Band of horses in Carson Lake Pasture, South of Fallon Nevada
1:09:56-1:09:58: Carson Lake Pasture, South of Fallon Nevada
1:09:59: Lake Lahonton, Lahontan Dam, Nevada
1:09:60: Lake Lahonton, Lahontan Dam, Nevada
1:09:61-1:09:68: Paper copies photos found in folder 9

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Oversized photograph
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box
2
2:01:01: Near East and South Asia Third Regional Irrigation Seminar, Lahore, Pakistan. Photo of Lt. General Mohammad Azam Khan, Minister for Irrigation and Agriculture, standing with other region chairs 1960

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Subjects

    • Personal Names :
    • Criddle, Wayne D., 1914---Photographs.
    • Corporate Names :
    • United States. Bureau of Indian Affairs
    • Subject Terms :
    • Irrigation projects--Algeria--Photographs.
    • Irrigation projects--Guyana--Photographs.
    • Irrigation projects--Kootenai River Valley--Photographs.
    • Irrigation projects--West (U.S.)--Photographs.
    • Water conservation projects--West (U.S.)--Photographs.

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