Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Supreme Court:

An Inventory of Canyon Dam and Reservoir Records at the Texas State Archives, 1958-1965



Overview

Creator: Texas. Supreme Court.
Title: Canyon Dam and Reservoir records
Dates: 1958-1965
Abstract: These materials consist of correspondence, blueprints, specifications, drawings, photographs, charts, and a map relating to the construction of Canyon Dam and Reservoir (in Central Texas) during the years 1958-1965. The materials are exhibits from a lawsuit, Pacific Coast Engineering Company vs. Trinity Construction Company, heard before the Texas Supreme Court, case B-2866.
Quantity: 0.5 cubic ft.
Language English.

Scope and Contents of the Records

These materials consist of correspondence, blueprints, specifications, drawings, photographs, charts, and a map relating to the construction of Canyon Dam and Reservoir (in Central Texas) during the years 1958-1965. The records discuss various aspects of the construction, including shipments of equipment, delays, faulty equipment, and remedial steps taken to correct faults. The photos illustrate several internal components of the dam during construction. The materials are exhibits from a lawsuit, Pacific Coast Engineering Company vs. Trinity Construction Company, heard before the Texas Supreme Court, case B-2866.

To prepare this inventory, the described materials were cursorily reviewed to delineate series, to confirm the accuracy of contents lists, to provide an estimate of dates covered, and to determine record types.


 

Arrangement of the Records

The items are filed, as received, numerically by exhibit, with the plaintiff's exhibits filed first followed by those of the defendant. Some of the exhibits are missing.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

None.

Restrictions on Use

None.


Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Subjects:
Dams--Texas--Canyon Lake--Design and construction.
Dams--Texas--Canyon Lake--Drawings.
Places:
Canyon Lake (Tex.)
Document Types:
Correspondence--Canyon Lake (Tex.)--Dams--Texas--1958-1965.
Blueprints--Canyon Lake (Tex.)--Dams--Texas--1958-1965.
Specifications--Canyon Lake (Tex.)--Dams--Texas--1958-1965.
Photographs--Canyon Lake (Tex.)--Dams--Texas--1958-1965.
Maps--Canyon Lake (Tex.)--Dams--Texas--1958-1965.

Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Texas State Archives
Texas Supreme Court, Records, 1840-1980, 6153.41 cubic ft.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item), Canyon Dam and Reservoir records, Texas Supreme Court. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession number: 1991/154

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Supreme Court on May 10, 1991.

Processing Information

Laura Saegert, September 1992


Detailed Description of the Records

 

Canyon Dam and Reservoir records, 1958-1965,
0.5 cubic ft.

box
1991/154-14 List of exhibits
Plaintiff's exhibits:
2-3
4-16
17-23
24-35
box
Box 1991/154-14 36-58
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1991/154-14 Defendant's exhibits:
2-13
14-37
39-60