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Papers of Theodore M. Schad

 Collection
Identifier: WTMS

Scope and Contents

The Papers of Theodore M. Schad consists of documents dated 1969 to 1973, and are from the period when Schad served as executive director of the National Water Commission. The collection consists primarily of copies of contracts for grants issued by the National Water Commission for a variety of reports and water related projects. Also included are several mailing lists and one list of participants at various regional and national conferences.

Dates

  • 1969-1973

Creator

Restrictions on Access

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Restrictions on Use

Not all of the material in the collection is in the public domain. Researchers are responsible for addressing copyright issues.

Biography

Theodore M. Schad, a water resource policy expert and civil engineer, worked for a number of federal agencies and private organizations, always seeking a better approach to water resources management.

Schad was born on August 25, 1918, in Baltimore, Maryland. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 1939 with a degree in civil engineering. His career was varied, but consistently focused on water and water resources. Among his various appointments, he served as principal budget examiner for water resources programs while at the Bureau of the Budget, was staff director of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on National Water Resources (1959-1961), worked for the Library of Congress Legislative Reference Service (1961-1968), and served as executive director of the National Water Commission (1968-1973). Between 1973 and 1983 he was executive director of the National Academy of Sciences Commission on Natural Resources, and then was executive director of the National Ground Water Policy Forum (1984-1986).

Schad married Kathleen White in 1944. They had two daughters, Mary Jane and Rebecca Christina. Kathleen White Schad died in 1989. Schad married Margot Cornwell in 1995. Theodore Schad died in Arlington, Virginia, on October 19, 2005.

Extent

1 linear foot (2 document boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Theodore M. Schad (1918-2005), a civil engineer and water resources policy expert, served in a number of federal and private agencies over his career. The materials in this collection are from the period when Schad served as executive director of the National Water Commission. The collection consists primarily of copies of contracts for grants issued by the National Water Commission for a variety of reports and water-related projects.

Arrangement

The collection consists of alphabetical subject files in two boxes.

Acquisition

The Papers of Theodore M. Schad was acquired by the Colorado State University Water Resources Archive from the University of Wyoming American Heritage Center in May 2007.

Related Material

A lengthy interview was conducted with Theodore M. Schad by Martin Reuss for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Water Resources People and Issues series. It is available at: http://www.publications.usace.army.mil/Portals/76/Publications/EngineerPamphlets/EP_870-1-61.pdf.

Processing

Processing was completed in July 2008. Publications were removed and added to the Colorado State University Libraries collection.

Title
Guide to the Papers of Theodore M. Schad
Status
Edited Full Draft
Author
Prepared by Holley R. Lange
Date
Copyright 2008
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the CSU Libraries Archives & Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Fort Collins Colorado 80523-1019 USA
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