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    North American Water and Power Alliance Records, 1964-1990.
     
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    Creator: 
    Ralph M. Parsons Corporation (Pasadena, Calif.) (creator).
    Title: 
    North American Water and Power Alliance Records, 1964-1990.
    Phy. Description: 
    0.6 cu. ft. : 2 boxes.
    Digital Reference: 
    Finding Aid Finding aid
    Bio / His Notes: 
    The North American Water and Power Alliance (NAWAPA) was a large-scale, transcontinental water transfer plan designed by the Ralph M. Parsons Corporation in 1964.
    Scope and Content: 
    The collection contains a promotional video, correspondence, reports, articles, and newsletters, among other materials, which describe NAWAPA and reveal efforts to gain federal government and private sector support for the project, in response to concerns about energy and water resources and the depletion of the Ogallala Aquifer in the High Plains states.
    Organization: 
    1 series.
    Provenance: 
    Collected for the Museum by the Division of Work and Industry (then known as the Division of Engineering and Industry). Transferred to the Archives Center in 2007.
    Finding aids: 
    Finding aid by Kristin Davidson, linked to this record online.
    Cite as: 
    North American Water and Power Alliance Records, 1964-1990, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
    Restrictions: 
    Unrestricted research access on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
    Fees for commercial reproduction.
    Subject-Topical: 
    Conservation of natural resources
    Engineering -- 20th century
    Water-power
    Lobbying
    Water transfer
    Subject - Geographical: 
    Ogallala Aquifer
    Great Lakes (North America)
    Form / Genre: 
    Brochures -- 1950-2000.
    Correspondence -- 1950-2000
    Reports
    Videotapes
    Repository Loc: 
    Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History : Archives Center. P.O. Box 37012, MRC 601, Constitution Ave., between 12th and 14th Sts., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20013-7012. Call 202-633-3270 for appointment. Fax: 202-786-2453.
    Local Number: 
    2007.3124 (NMAH Acc.)
    Co-Creator: 
    North American Water and Power Alliance (author).
    Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI (collector).
    Item Information
    RepositoryCall No. 
    Archives Center at American HistoryACNMAH 1052Add Copy to MyList

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