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