copyrighted Marin County Free Library. Anne T. Kent California Room March 10, 1981 Copyright 2009, Anne T. Kent California Room, Marin County Free Library
Robert, a native of San Rafael, began his career with the Marin Municipal Water District as a meter reader in 1920. Under ruling passed by the California Legislature, the Marin Municipal Water District was created as a consolidation of several smaller water companies in the area. The use of lakes and the construction of dams facilitated access to water supply for the County’s growing populace. Robert’s interview provides insight into the history of water use and utilities management in Marin County; he recounts the role of the organization’s directors, managers, and engineers, as well as the effects of the 1975 drought and the continued need for water conservation.
From 1974 to 1984, Carla Ehat, with partner Anne Kent, and later Genevieve Martinelli, interviewed a broad spectrum of Marin County's long-time residents, from ranchers to politicians, including descendants of early pioneer families. This program was co-sponsored by the Marin County Free Library and the Moya Library in Ross. The resulting archive, consisting of nearly 300 recordings and their corresponding transcriptions, are housed in the Anne T. Kent California Room at the Civic Center branch of the Marin County Free Library.
1 sound casette; 58 minutes
OH_Brusatori, Robert http://contentdm.marinlibrary.org/cdm/ref/collection/ohp/id/274
Oral Histories Water districts--California--Marin County Ehat, Carla Kent, Anne Thompson Brusatori, Robert, 1906-1982 Marin Municipal Water District