May 16, 2022

New Online Archive: UCLA Library Launches L.A. Aqueduct Platform

From UCLA News:

William Mulholland’s famous words at the opening of the Los Angeles Aqueduct in 1913 capped an extraordinary engineering achievement and launched an explosion of growth and a century of controversy .

Celebrating these multiple legacies, the UCLA Library has created the Los Angeles Aqueduct Digital Platform, an innovative resource that provides public access to archival material, new scholarship and interactive experiences relating to the aqueduct.

“It is my honor to make this extraordinary new resource available to UCLA students and faculty, residents of Southern California and scholars around the world,” said UCLA University Librarian Ginny Steel. “Creating a resource to fully explore such a transformative event in Los Angeles history required an equally innovative platform, and we are grateful to our funder and our partners for their invaluable contributions.”


Users will find almost 2,000 digitized photographs, documents, maps, pamphlets and other archival resources from UCLA Library Special Collections. The platform also offers social and cultural engagement space in which scholars, students and members of the public can share research and work with primary sources as a community.

Read the Complete Announcement

Direct to LA Aqueduct Platform (via UCLC Library

Direct to Aqueduct Platform Bibliographies, Maps, and Timelines

Licensing Info (Creative Commons 3.0)

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.