Ralph C. Wilson [RG3619.AM]


RG3619.AM:  Ralph C. Wilson

Papers:  1960-1969

Waterloo, Douglas County, Neb.:  Conservationist; civic leader

Size:  3 folders


This collection consists of three folders of manuscript material arranged in three series: 1) Records of the Douglas County Rivers and Streams Survey Committee, 1960-1961; 2) Elkhorn-Platte Valley Preservation Association material, 1969; and 3) Waterloo Dike Committee Material, 1965. The bulk of this collection relates to flood control in the Elkhorn and Platte River Valleys and to efforts to prevent the construction of a dam on the Platte River near Ashland, Nebraska. Much of the material was compiled by Ralph Wilson of Waterloo, Nebraska, who was active in the promotion of flood control in the Elkhorn Valley and who led the opposition to the Platte River Dam in 1969.


Series 1 – Records of the Douglas County Rivers and Streams Survey Committee, 1960-1961


    1. Minutes, 1960-1961

Series 2 – Elkhorn-Platte Valley Preservation Association material, 1969

    1. Clippings, printed matter and news releases, 1969

Series 3 – Waterloo Dike Committee materials, 1965

    1. Data relating to the proposed dike at Waterloo, Nebraska, 1965



Conservation — Nebraska

Dams — Nebraska

Douglas County (Neb.) — History

Elkhorn River (Neb.)

Flood control — Nebraska

Floods — Nebraska

Platte River (Neb.)

Water conservation — Nebraska

Waterloo (Neb.) — History

Wilson, Ralph C.


JEP/ht   04-26-1973

11-18-2009   Revised TMM

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