Oral Histories

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During the past century, hundreds of people contributed to planning, construction and management of Central Arizona Project. In an effort to preserve the valuable stories and experiences of these individuals, CRWUA is recording their otherwise unwritten histories.

Below are the transcripts of the oral history interviews. These documents have been posted exactly as they were recorded with permission of each individual. Contact Crystal Thompson with questions or suggestions for future interviews.


Allen, Lloyd

Date Recorded: January 24, 2005
State From: California

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Anderson, Larry

Date Recorded: August 20, 2008
State From: Utah

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Balcomb, Scott

Date Recorded: October 10, 2006
State From: Colorado

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Barnett, Jack

Date Recorded: -
State From: Utah

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Brewer, Larry

Date Recorded: July 29, 2006
State From: New Mexico

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Brothers, Kay

Date Recorded: December 12, 2007
State From: Nevada

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Budd, Dan

Date Recorded: December 9, 2009
State From: Wyoming

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Caan, George

Date Recorded: December 14, 2007
State From: Nevada

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Claypool, Bill

Date Recorded: December 05, 2003
State From: California

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Cox, Don

Date Recorded: -
State From: California

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Christiansen, Don

Date Recorded: August 19, 2008
State From: Utah

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Dunlap, Jim

Date Recorded: July 26, 2006
State From: New Mexico

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Fassett, Gordon "Jeff"

Date Recorded: December 10, 2009
State From: Wyoming

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Garn, Jake

Date Recorded: August 20, 2008
State From: Utah 

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Georgeson, Duane

Date Recorded: August 1, 2006
State From: Colorado

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Gerald, Davisson

Date Recorded: February 26, 2007
State From: California

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Getches, David

Date Recorded: October 11, 2006
State From: Colorado

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Harris, Alan

Date Recorded: December 10, 2009
State From: Wyoming

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Hobbs, Gregory

Date Recorded: October 12, 2006
State From: Colorado

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Hokit, Jim

Date Recorded: July 21, 2006
State From: Colorado

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Holburt, Myron

Date Recorded: December 18, 2002
State From: California

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Jenkins, Perry

Date Recorded: January 14, 2009
State From: Wyoming

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Jouflas, Chris

Date Recorded: August 2, 2006
State From: Colorado

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Kennedy, Dave

Date Recorded: -
State From: California

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Kuhn, Eric

Date Recorded: October 10, 2006
State From: Colorado

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Lamm, Richard

Date Recorded: -
State From: Colorado

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Levine, Bert

Date Recorded: July 29, 2006
State From: New Mexico

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MacRavey, Dick

Date Recorded: October 11, 2006
State From: Colorado

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Manchester, William

Date Recorded: July 28, 2006
State From: New Mexico

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Mann, Roy

Date Recorded: June 05, 2002
State From: California

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Montoya, Stella

Date Recorded: August 8, 2006
State From: New Mexico

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Mutz, Phil

Date Recorded: August 7, 2006
State From: New Mexico

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Mulroy, Pat

Date Recorded: December 13, 2007
State From: Nevada

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Muys, Jerome

Date Recorded: December 12, 2001
State From: California

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Noble, Douglas

Date Recorded: -
State From: California

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Sayre, John

Date Recorded: -
State From: Colorado

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Shreves, Charles

Date Recorded: January 2007
State From: Nevada

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Stapleton, Maureen

Date Recorded: -
State From: California

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Trujillo, Leonard

Date Recorded: July 28, 2006
State From: New Mexico

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Weber, Ernie

Date Recorded: January 23, 2007
State From: California

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Weeks, Lowell

Date Recorded: -
State From: California

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Wilkinson, Eric

Date Recorded: October 11, 2006
State From: Colorado

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Will, Bob

Date Recorded: -
State From: California

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Zebre, John

Date Recorded: December 10, 2009
State From: Wyoming

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Zimmerman, Jerry

Date Recorded: -
State From: California

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Bureau of Reclamation transcripts

This is a list of oral histories only. The transcripts are not available for viewing on this site.

Name Organization
Aldrich, Harold E. Bureau of Reclamation
Alexander, Charlotte Bureau of Reclamation
Andrews, James Bureau of Reclamation
Anglin, Ronald M. Bureau of Reclamation
Austin, Robert Bureau of Reclamation
Arthur, Harold G. Bureau of Reclamation
Beard, Daniel Bureau of Reclamation
De Brago, Ted Bureau of Reclamation
Disheroon, Fred R. Bureau of Reclamation
Dodger, Senator Carl Bureau of Reclamation
Dominy, Floyd E. Bureau of Reclamation
Duvall, C. Dale Bureau of Reclamation
Fournier, Mildred Culley  
Weeks, Ann Bureau of Reclamation
Weeks, Floyd  
Harms, Gene A. Bureau of Reclamation
Harrison, Michael Bureau of Reclamation
Higginson, E. Keith Bureau of Reclamation
Hughes, Peggy A. Bureau of Reclamation
Hyde, Willis F. Bureau of Reclamation
Lesueur, Roger C. Bureau of Reclamation
Morton, Larry D. Bureau of Reclamation
Plath, Neil W. Bureau of Reclamation
Robison, Roland Bureau of Reclamation
Stone, Gary Bureau of Reclamation
Smith, Curtis L. Bureau of Reclamation
Hoffman, Carl J. Bureau of Reclamation
Martinez, Eluid Bureau of Reclamation
Mermel, Thaddeus W J Bureau of Reclamation
Underwood, Dennis B J Bureau of Reclamation
Vernon, Kenneth F Bureau of Reclamation

Transcripts of BOR conducted oral histories are distributed to several history repositories that have large research collections devoted to the American West: the Water Resources Center Archives at the University of California at Berkeley, the Western History Collection of the Denver Public Library, the American Heritage Center of the University of Wyoming, the Newberry Library in Chicago, The Huntington Library in San Marino, California, the Beineke Library of Yale University, the Secretary of the Interior's Library in Washington, D.C., the Bureau of Reclamation's Library on the Denver Federal Center, and the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.