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Title
Oral History: Brusatori, Robert, March 10, 1981 [interview]
Creator
Brusatori, Robert, 1906-1982
Ehat, Carla
Kent, Anne Thompson
Date Created and/or Issued
March 10, 1981
Publication Information
Marin County Free Library. Anne T. Kent California Room
Contributing Institution
Marin County Free Library
Collection
Oral Histories
Rights Information
copyrighted
Marin County Free Library. Anne T. Kent California Room
March 10, 1981
Copyright 2009, Anne T. Kent California Room, Marin County Free Library
Description
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.
Type
sound
Format
1 sound casette; 58 minutes
Identifier
OH_Brusatori, Robert
http://contentdm.marinlibrary.org/cdm/ref/collection/ohp/id/274
Language
English
Subject
Oral Histories
Water districts--California--Marin County
Ehat, Carla
Kent, Anne Thompson
Brusatori, Robert, 1906-1982
Marin Municipal Water District
Place
Marin County (Calif.)
San Rafael (Calif.)
Relation
http://ark.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/kt0q2nc5z2
http://www.marinlibrary.org/californiaroom/

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