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POM EA 170 / US Environmental History / Professor Miller / SPR 2021

Welcome and your assignment

This guide is to help you find a Special Collections item to be used for your reflective essay following your "virtual class visit" to Special Collections. In consultation with your professor, we decided to focus materials on water issues in Southern California. Your task after your visit will be to select one or more of these items and analyze their significance. What issues does these materials raise? How might you interpret them? Can you draw any connections between the document and the context? 

Here are some of the topics covered by the materials:

  • Dams and Floods
  • Colorado Aqueduct
  • Los Angeles Aqueduct
  • Los Angeles River
  • Mojave Desert/River
  • Salton Sea
  • Santa Ana River

 

Important links for your project

Western Americana Manuscripts Librarian

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Lisa Crane
Contact:
Special Collections & Libraries Division
The Claremont Colleges Library
909-607-0862; on-campus x70862