Contents and Arrangement

Water Rights, 1990-1999

2 folders

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

These folders include materials related to the Phelps Dodge settlement agreement, the San Carlos Apache Water Rights Settlement Act of 1992, and the Central Arizona Project, particularly allocation of water between the San Carlos Apache Tribe and the Ak-Chin Indian Community


Materials in this series are arranged by tribe or people. Though the materials in this series have been intellectually grouped together, they remain in their original physical order as received from the donor.

Collection History


No material was separated during processing in 2008 or 2015.

During reprocessing in 2018, approximately one linear foot of receipts and invoices for individual expenses were discarded. The financial statements of Byler's firms, monthly invoices to tribal leadership, and other more substantial financial documents were retained.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Tal Eisenzweig in August 2008. A collection-level description and a file-level inventory were created but no arrangement occurred at this time. The Fraser Barron files in Box 23 were added to the collection in 2015 after being discovered in the repository.

The collection was reprocessed by Rachel Van Unen in February-March 2018 after receiving preservation treatment for mold. The collection was intellectually arranged into four series and materials were rehoused in new archival folders.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. For quotations that are fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For those few instances beyond fair use, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold the copyright and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from the Mudd Library to move forward with their use.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Materials in this collection have been treated for mold; however, materials may still be fragile and exhibit signs of damage. Researchers should exercise caution when handling these materials.

Credit this material:

Water Rights; William Byler Papers, MC201, Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
  • Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 20

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