Guide to the Ellery R. Fosdick Reports 1927-1968
Cage 217

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Fosdick, Ellery R.
Title
Ellery R. Fosdick Reports
ID
Cage 217
Date [inclusive]
1927-1968
Extent
9.0 containers.
General Physical Description note
4.5 linear feet of shelf space.
Language
English
Abstract
Reports, addresses and published material prepared by or under the supervision of E. R. Fosdick primarily concerned with electric power production facilities throughout the United States.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description]. Cage 217, Ellery R. Fosdick Reports. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

Ellery R. Fosdick (1900-1991), Electrical and Hydraulic Engineer and consultant, received his high school diploma from North Central High School in Spokane, WA, and his engineering degrees (B.S 1924, M.S. 1933) from Washington State University. Most of his professional work was focused in the area of public utility services, including the planning, design, construction and operation of hydroelectric generating plants and electric power systems.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of reports prepared by Fosdick (or by others under his supervision). The descriptive information providedhere is derived from a listing prepared by Fosdick, "Index to Reports, Addresses and Published Material Prepared by or under the Supervision of Ellery R. Fosdick" (Folder 1).

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Arrangement note

They are arranged in a single sequence, which is generally chronological. The main exceptions to the chronological arrangement are the nine items at the end of the listing (148-155 and oversize).

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2005

http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open for research use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Consulting engineer and Washington State University alumnus Ellery R. Fosdick donated this collection of his reports to the Washington State University Libraries in 1974.

Processing Information note

The collection was initially processed shortly after it was received, and was reprocessed in 2005 by Mark O'English and Cheryl Gunselman, Manuscripts Librarian.

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Related Materials

Separated Materials note

Two books included in the listing below have been removed for separate cataloging: The Columbia River: A Comprehensive Report on the Development of the Water Resources of the Columbia River Basin… Bureau of Reclamation, 1946; and   The Colorado River: A Comprehensive Report on the Development of the Water Resources of the Colorado River Basin. Bureau of Reclamation, 1947.

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Controlled Access Headings

Occupation(s)

  • Engineers -- United States -- Manuscripts

Personal Name(s)

  • Fosdick, Ellery Robbins, b.1900--Archives

Subject(s)

  • Electric power production -- Research -- United States
  • International Relations
  • Public Utilities
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Experience record of Ellery R. Fosdick; "Index to Reports, Addresses and Published Material Prepared by or under the Supervision of Ellery R. Fosdick" undated 

1 1

Investigation of Ice Conditions and Low Water Flow at Kettle Falls. Report to The Washington Water Power Company at Spokane, WA 1929 

1 2

Chelan Lake Seiches. Report to The Washington Water Power Company at Spokane, WA 1929 

1 3

Forecasts of Runoff: Spokane and Stehekin Rivers. Report to The Washington Water Power Company at Spokane, WA 1931 

1 4

Observations of Spokane Valley Water Table. Report to The Washington Water Power Company at Spokane, WA 1931 

1 5

A Study of Ground Water in the Spokane and Rathdrum Valleys (note: some plates located in oversize). Report to The Washington Water Power Company at Spokane, WA 1931 

1 6

Water Power Economies in the Northwest. Address to Annual Meeting of Northwest Scientific Association at Spokane, WA, Dec. 1931 (Presented jointly with E.H.Collins) 1931 

1 7

Tunnel and Penstock Tests at Chelan Station, Washington (pre-publication announcement only). Published in Proceedings for American Society of Civil Engineers 1931 

1 8

The Electrolytic Zinc Plant of the Sullivan Mining Company. Thesis, Washington State College 1932 

1 9

Tunnel and Penstock Tests at Chelan Station. Prepared for Washington Water Power Company 1933 

1 10-12

Analysis of Eddy Losses in Pipe Bends (other title: Diversion Losses in Pipe Bends). Report, University of Washington 1934 

1 13

Laboratory Tests of Losses in Conduit Bends with Different Cross Sectional Shapes. Report by E.R. Fosdick, Consulting Engineer 1934 

1 14

Investigation of Complaints about Electric Service in the Town of Onalaska. Report to the State of Washington Dept. of Public Services 1935 

1 15

Investigation of Complaints about Electric Service in the Town of Selleck. Reports to the State of Washington Dept. of Public Services 1935 

1 16

Analysis of the Order for a Reduction in Rates Charged by the Northwestern Development Co. Reports to the State of Washington Dept. of Public Services 1935 

1 17

Tunnel and Penstock Tests at Chelan Station. Submission copy for Civil Engineering Preview 1935 

2 18

Comments on Tunnel and Penstock Tests at Chelan Station, Washington. Published in Proceedings for American Society of Civil Engineers, vol. 61, no. 8 (part 1): 1131-1147 1935 

2 19

Tunnel and Penstock Tests at Chelan Station, with comments. Reprint, Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, vol. 101: 1409 1935 

2 20

Summary of the Results Obtained by Checking the Inventories of the Washington Water Power Company. Report to the State of Washington, Dept. of Public Services (assisted in preparing this Report) 1936 

2 21

Discussion of Paper on Tunnel and Penstock Tests at Chelan Station. Published in Proceedings for American Society of Civil Engineers 1936 

2 22

Comments on Discussion of Paper on Tunnel and Penstock Tests at Chelan Station. Published in Proceedings for American Society of Civil Engineers 1936 

2 23

Investigation of Billings for Electric Energy used by Freeman Light and Power Company. Report to the State of Washington, Dept. of Public Services 1936 

2 24

Report on the Adequacy of the Electrical Distribution System in the City of Yakima. Report to City of Yakima, WA 1936 

2 25

Hydraulic Loss Tests (photocopy). Published in Electrical World 1936 

2 26

Appraisal, Rate and Service Investigation of the Northwestern Electric Co. Report to the State of Washington, Dept. of Public Services 1936 

2 27-29

Conduit Structure Bend. U.S. Patent No. 2,056,782, issued to E.R. Fosdick 1936 

2 30

Depreciation Bases. Report to the State of Washington, Dept. of Public Services 1936 

2 31

Investigation of Water Service to Consumers in the town of Delano near Coulee Dam, WA. Report to the State of Washington, Dept. of Public Services 1936 

2 32

Appraisal, Rate and Service Investigation of the Pacific Power and Light Co. Report to the State of Washington, Dept. of Public Services 1936 

2 33-34

Appraisal of Washtucna Light and Power Co. Report for the City of Washtucna 1937 

2 35

Construction Plan, Maps, & Specifications for Rural Electrification Administration Project Idaho 10-A Nez Perce, Clearwater Valley Light & Power Association, Inc, Lewiston, ID. Section I. Clearwater Valley Light and Power Association (assisted in preparing these specifications) 1937 

3 36-38

Construction Plan, Maps, & Specifications for Rural Electrification Administration Project Idaho 10-A Nez Perce, Clearwater Valley Light & Power Association, Inc, Lewiston, ID. Section II. Clearwater Valley Light and Power Association (assisted in preparing these specifications). 1937 

3 39-42

Flow Characteristics in Elbow Draft Tubes (Discussion). Published in Proceedings of the American Society of Civil Engineers, vol. 63, no. 7: 1392-1399 1937 

3 43

Flow Characteristics in Elbow Draft Tubes. Reprinted from Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, vol. 103: 402 1937 

3 44

Diversion Losses in Pipe Bends. Published in Engineering Bulletin No. 51, Washington State College 1937 

3 45

Diversion Losses in Pipe Bends. Report for State of Washington Dept. of Public Services 1936 

3 46

Report on Wholesale Electric Rates Charged by the Southwestern Light and Power Company. Report to Federal Power Commission 1938 

3 47

Report on Investigation of Moline-Rock Island Manufacturing Company: Rate Report . Report to Federal Power Commission 1939 

4 48

Report on Investigation of Moline-Rock Island Manufacturing Company: Design of Rates; Moline-Rock Island Manufacturing Co. (includes newspaper clippings on hearing). Report to Federal Power Commission 1939 

4 49

Preliminary Rate Report on Northern States Power Company. Volume I. Report to Federal Power Commission 1941 

4 50-51

Appendices to Preliminary Rate Report on Northern States Power Company. Volume II. Report to Federal Power Commission 1941 

4 52-53

Interconnection between Municipal Electric System at Hagerstown, Maryland and Potomac Edison Company. Report to Federal Power Commission 1941 

4 54

Availability of Electric Power for an Aluminum Plant at Los Angeles, CA. Report to Federal Power Commission 1941 

4 55

Operation Reports for Hydroelectric Projects of California Electric Power Company: Peele Plant; Rush Creek Plant; Mill Creek Plant; Bishop Creek Plants 2, 3, 4, and 5. Reports to Federal Power Commission 1941 

4 56

Report on Attempted Sabotage at Cushman Hydroelectric Project of City of Tacoma, Light Division. Report to Federal Power Commission 1942 

4 57

Index to memos and reports, 1942-1944. 1945 

4 58

Analysis of proposed contracts: Electro-Meteorological Co.; California Electric Power Company and Riverside Cement Co.; Jones-Onslaw Electric Membership Corporation and Tidewater Power Co. Reports to War Production Board 1942 

4 59

Memoranda regarding electric power service and rates. Reports to Federal Power Commission 1942-1945 

4 60

Rate Investigation: Keokuk Electro-Metals Co. Reports to Office of Price Administration 1942 

4 61

Analysis of Second Proposed Electric Power Contact Between Southwestern Gas and Electric Co. and J. B. Beaird Corporation. Report to War Department 1942 

4 62

Analysis of Power Contracts: NACA at Langley Field--Virginia Public Service Co.; Ames Laboratory of NACA at Moffitt Field--Pacific Gas and Electric Co. Report to National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics 1942-1943 

4 63

Preliminary Rate Investigations of Potomac Electric Power Co. and Braddock Light and Power Co., Inc. Report to Procurement Division of U.S. Treasury Department 1942-1943 

4 64

Comparison of Contracts for Electric Service by TVA to the Reynolds Metals Co. and the Aluminum Co. of America. Reports to Federal Power Commission 1944 

4 65

Rate investigations re: Southwestern Power Administration and Texas Power & Light Co., focusing on Norfork and Denison Reservoirs. Reports to Federal Power Commission 1944 

4 66

Evaluation of Power Contracts: Puerto Rico Water Resources Authority. Report to Navy Department 1944 

4 67

Rate investigations, Connecticut Power Co. Report to Federal Power Commission 1944 

4 67

Memoranda on War Power Contracts. Reports to Federal Power Commission 1943-1944   122

4 68

Memoranda on War Power Contracts (continued). 1943-1944 

5 69-72

Report on Investigation of Potomac Electric Power Co. Report to Federal Power Commission 1943 

5 73

Supplemental Report on Rate Structures: South Carolina Public Service Authority (Santee-Cooper Hydro-Electric Project). Report to Federal Power Commission 1944 

5 74

Safe Harbor Water Power Corporation documents: Rate Report, Supplemental Rate Report, Petition, Briefs, Reply Briefs, Testimony Abstract, Opinion. Report to Federal Power Commission 1945-1946 

5 75-77

Safe Harbor Water Power Corporation documents: Rate Report, Supplemental Rate Report, Petition, Briefs, Reply Briefs, Testimony Abstract, Opinion (continued). 1945-1946 

6 78-82

Rates for Sale of Electric Energy (on Reclamation Projects). Report to Bureau of Reclamation 1945 

6 83

Development of Contracts with Shoshone and Deaver Districts. Report to Bureau of Reclamation 1945 

6 84

Report on Electric Heating of Homes and Buildings. Report to Bureau of Reclamation 1946 

6 85

Existing and Potential Federal Power Projects in the State of Idaho. Address to Idaho State REA at Boise, ID, Jan. 25, 1946 1946 

6 86

The Colorado River: A Comprehensive Report on the Development of the Water Resources of the Colorado River Basin. (removed for separate cataloging). Report by Bureau of Reclamation (assisted in preparing this). 1946 

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Organization of the Regional Office of Power Utilization. Address to Bureau of Reclamation Power Utilization Conference at Denver, CO, Mar. 6, 1946 1946 

6 87

Power Developments and Transmission Projects Under the Missouri River Development Program. Address to the Dakota All-Electrical Conclave at Watertown, SD, April 27, 1946 1946 

6 88

Capacities, Present and Possible Future, of Main Power Plants of Lower Colorado River with Reference to Requirements of Proposed National Supersonic Research Center. Report by Bureau of Reclamation 1946 

6 89

Missouri Basin Power Development. Radio discussion over KBMY in Billings, MT on Nov. 28, 1946 (participated in this) 1946 

6 90

Electric Power Industry in Industrial Mobilization. Remarks made to the Industrial College of the Armed Forces of Washington, D.C., Nov. 12, 1946 1946 

6 91

Power Program, 1947-1952. Report to Bureau of Reclamation 1946 

7 92

Sees Missouri River Basin Creating Stable Markets. Published in Retailing Home Furnishings for Dec. 30, 1946 1946 

7 93

Repayment Schedules for Bureau Power Systems on Bureau of Reclamation Projects. Report to Bureau of Reclamation 1947 

7 94

Regional Offices' Role in Power Utilization. Address to Bureau of Reclamation Staff Program Conference at Washington, D.C., Jan. 8, 1947 1947 

7 95

The Columbia River: A Comprehensive Report on the Development of the Water Resources of the Columbia River Basin… (removed for separate cataloging). Report to Bureau of Reclamation (assisted in preparing this) 1947 

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Special Power Studies. Address to Bureau of Reclamation Power Utilization Conference at Salt Lake City, UT, Mar. 24, 1947 1947 

7 96

The Reclamation Program, 1948-54. Report to Bureau of Reclamation (assisted in preparing this) 1947 

7 97

Program for Power Development, 1948-57. Report to Bureau of' Reclamation 1948 

7 98

Development of Rates and Rate Schedules for Electric Service. Report to Bureau of Reclamation 1948 

7 99

Average Rate and Repayment Studies for Power Systems on Bureau of Reclamation Projects. Report to Bureau of Reclamation 1948 

7 100

Report on Expansion of Rio Grande Power System and Development of a Reliable Fuel Supply to Serve Atomic Energy Commission, Los Alamos, NM. Report to Bureau of Reclamation (assisted in preparing this) 1948 

7 101

Bureau of Reclamation Projects in the Southwest and Missouri Valley. Address to Panhandle Section of American Institute of Electrical Engineers at Amarillo, TX, Mar. 8, 1948 1948 

7 102

General Discussion of Power Activities (includes conference program, two photographs. Address to Bureau of Reclamation Power Utilization Conference at Boulder City, NV, May 18, 1948 1948 

7 103

Proposed Accelerated Program for Electric Power Development In the Western United States (Preliminary Edition). Report to Bureau of Reclamation 1948 

7 104

Water Development Is Key to Western U.S. Prosperity. Published in Texas Professional Engineer for September-October 1948 1948 

8 105

Power Program of the Bureau of Reclamation. Includes November, 1948 Rural Electrification Magazine, with notes from address. Address to National Rural Electric Cooperative Association at Austin, Texas, on Oct. 20, 1948 1948 

8 106

Report on Methods of Billing Nebraska Rural Public Power Districts and Membership Associations. Report to Nebraska Association of Rural Public Power Districts 1949 

8 107

Desirability of Nebraska Public Power Districts and Membership Associations Purchasing Electric Service from the Bureau of Reclamation. Report to Nebraska Association of Rural Public Power Districts 1949 

8 108

Proposed Rate Z for BiIling Wholesale Firm Power Customers of Nebraska Public Power System. Report to Nebraska Association of Rural Public Power Districts 1949 

8 109

Cost for Electric Service to Apartments at McLean Gardens Housing Project (Washington, D.C.). Report to Fairmac Corp. of Washington, D. C. 1949 

8 110

Announcements about E. R. Fosdick Becoming a Utility Consultant. Published in Electrical World April 2, 1949 and Electrical Engineering June, 1949 1949 

8 111

Preliminary Report on Displacement of Fuel Oil by Natural Gas in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York. Report to Sinclair Oil Co. at New York City 1949 

8 112

Piedmont Natural Gas Corporation. Estimated Natural Gas Sales to Duke Power Company, 1951-1955. Report to Piedmont Natural Gas Corp. and Testimony Before Federal Power Commission 1949 

8 113

Preliminary Report on Electric Power and Steam Requirements and Supply of Government Activities in the Boston Area. Report to Chief, Bureau of Yards and Docks 1951 

8 114

Utilities Procurement Division; Status of. Report to District Public Works Offices First Naval District 1951 

8 115

A Report on Telephone Survey, U.S. Naval Yards and Dock Supply Depot, Davisville, RI. Report to Commanding Officer, Naval Supply Depot, Davisville, RI 1951 

8 116

Supervisor Development Program: Organization and Responsibilities of the Utilities Procurement Division . Lecture Delivered to Supervisors of First Naval District Boston, MA 1951 

8 117

Preliminary Report on Electric Power and Steam Requirements and Supply of Government Activities in the Narragansett Bay Area. Report to Chief, Bureau of Yards and Docks 1951 

8 118

Report on Telephone Survey of Naval Base, Portsmouth, NH. Report to Commander Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, NH 1951 

8 119

Cost of Utility Services. Lecture Delivered to Conference of Directors of Utilities Procurement Dept. of the Navy Washington, D.C. 1951 

8 120

Report on Telephone Survey of U.S. Naval Air Facility, Brunswick, ME. Report to Commanding Officer U.S. Naval Air Facility, Brunswick, ME 1951 

8 121

Emergency and Stand-by Electric Power Required by Naval Shore Establishments in First Naval District. Report to District Public Works Officer First Naval District 1951 

8 122

Various reports for Atomic Energy Commission, including "Cost-Plus-a-Fixed-Fee" contracts, for Portsmouth, Ohio Gaseous Diffusion Plant. Primarily for AEC Staff and Management 1952-1953 

8 123

Site Selection. Lecture Delivered to Project Engineers of AEC 1953 

8 124

Selection of CPFF Construction Contractor and Subcontractor. Lecture Delivered to Project Engineers of AEC 1953 

8 125

Report on Electric Power System in Yugoslavia. Report to the Government of Yugoslavia 1957 

8 126

AEC Hot Cells and Related Facilities. Report to AEC as a Consultant 1958 

8 127

Report on Electric Power Systems in Argentina. Report to Argentina Government and UN 1958 

8 128

La Energia Electrica de la Patagonia en Relacion con las Redes de Energia de la Republica Argentina. Report to Argentina Government and UN 1959 

8 129

Solar and Atomic Energy: A Survey. Report by University of Maryland (Assisted in preparing this) 1959 

8 130

Report on Preliminary Studies made of the Public Service Electric & Gas Company of New Jersey. Report to GSA in Washington, D.C., as a consultant 1959 

8 131

You Can Be What You Want. Article in Reader's Digest and Reader's Digest Student Guide 1959 

8 132

Matters to Consider in Annual Report to City of Memphis. Report to Burns and Roe, Inc. as a consultant 1960 

8 133

Report on Visit to South America in November and December 1959. Report to Burns and Roe, Inc. as a consultant 1960 

9 134

Report on Electric Power Systems in Bolivia. Includes New York Times clipping, April 14, 1962. Report to Bolivian Government and UN 1961 

9 135

Technical Assistance Needed by Electric Power Systems in Syria. Report to Syrian Government and UN 1962 

9 136.1

Report on the Use of Copper and Aluminum Conductor for Overhead Electric Lines and Underground Electric Cable by Electric Utilities in the United States for the Years 1950, 1955, & 1959. Report to Department of Justice 1962 

9 136.2

Proposed Development of the Electric Power System in the Antalya Region of Turkey. Report to Turkish Government and UN 1962 

9 137

Proposed Cornwall H.E. Project on the Hudson River. Testimony before FPC 1964   8

9 138-139

Proposal and Recommendations for the Review of the Development Loan Committee: Brazil--Boa Esperanca Hydroelectric. Report for U.S. Dept. of State AID 1965 

9 140

Clean Water for Municipalities, Industries and Recreation in the North Branch Potomac River Basin. Report for National Parks Association 1965 

9 141

Report on Present Status of a New Simple Low-Cost Coal Sewage Treatment. Article in National Parks Assn. Magazine 1966 

9 142

The Pollution of Man's Environment. Article in National Parks Assn. Magazine 1966 

9 142

Financial Feasibility and Drawdowns of Reservoir Projects… including Seneca, North Mountain, and Savage II (Potomac River Basin). Report for National Parks Association 1966 

9 143

Electric Utility Regulation and Rate Schedules for Costa Rica. Report for Government of Costa Rica 1967 

9 144

Methods of Keeping Pollution Out of the North Branch Potomac River. Report for National Parks Association 1967 

9 145

Preliminary Feasibility Studies for Electric Power Projects in Northeast Colombia. Report for U.S. Dept. of State AID 1967 

9 146

The Potomac River Estuary as a Supplemental Source of Municipal Water for the Washington Metropolitan Region. Report for National Parks Association 1968 

9 147

Exhaust Relay for Transformer Cooling Water. Published in Electrical World (Mar. 5, 1927) 1927 

9 148

Improved Sill and Trench for Switchboard Mounting. Published in Electrical World (Jul. 16, 1927) 1927 

9 149

The Electrolytic Zinc Plant of the Sullivan Mining Company (uncorrected proof). Paper presented Aug. 29, 1928 to Pacific Coast Convention of A.I.E.E. at Spokane, WA 1928 

9 150

Abridgment of The Electrolytic Zinc Plant of the Sullivan Mining Company. Published in Electrical Engineering (Nov. 1928) 1928 

9 151

Improved Anemometer that Operates from Dry Cells (note: some plates illegible). Report to the Washington Water Power Co., Spokane, WA 1928 

9 152

A New Electrolytic Zinc Reduction Plant for the West. Published in Electrical West (Dec. 1, 1928) 1928 

9 153

Electrolytic Zinc Production by "Tainton-Pring" Process. Published in Electrical World (Jan. 19, 1929) 1929 

9 154

Congressional Inquiry Into The Operation of the Portsmouth Project. Report By House Committee on Government Operations 1953 

9 155
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What Power Shortage? Published in Fortune Magazine for Jan. 1948 (assisted in preparing this) 1948 

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