Guide to the Dr. Garald Gordon Parker collection, 1939-1990

Descriptive Summary

Title : Dr. Garald Gordon Parker collection
Creator: Parker, Garald G. (Garald Gordon) (1905-)
Dates : 1939-1990
ID Number : P06
Size: 15 boxes
Language(s): English

Repository: Special Collections
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Administrative Summary

Provenance: Parker, Garald G. (Garald Gordon), 1905-
Acquisition Information: Donation.
Access Conditions: None. The contents of this collection may be subject to copyright. Visit the United States Copyright Office's website at http://www.copyright.gov/for more information.
Processing History: Processed
Preferred Citation: Dr. Garald Gordon Parker Collection, Special Collections Department, Tampa Library, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.
Biographical Note

Garald G. Parker, often cited as the "Father of Florida groundwater hydrogeology," had a long career studying and preserving groundwater resources, particularly in Florida. In 1939, Parker and other scientists were sent by the U. S. Geological Survey to discover the reason why wells in Miami were going salty during a drought. Parker worked in the Everglades from 1940-1947, studying the water levels of wells with indicators that were monitored by planes flying over the marsh. During this time, Parker discovered and described both the Biscayne Aquifer and the Floridan Aquifer, detailing the water landscape of southern Florida in his monumental 1,000 page report "Water Supply Paper 1255, Water Resources of Southeastern Florida" (1955). Parker's work alerted Floridians to their ground-water resources, and resulted in the establishment of Florida's five Water Management Districts (though the state was slow in doing so). Parker also warned of the deleterious effects that unchecked settlement and water usage could have on the groundwater supply such as the encroachment of salt water that brought Parker to South Florida in the first place. After leaving the U.S. Geological Survey, Parker spent several years working as Chief Hydrologist for the Southwest Florida Water Management District, and then spent the last years of his active career working as a consultant. http://sofia.usgs.gov/memorials/parker/

Scope Note

Following Garald Parker's long career in Florida hydrology, his materials focus almost exclusively on groundwater resources in southern Florida. The "Papers" boxes cover articles and other writings by Parker, along with the "Publications" boxes, which include other writings Parker collected. The "Projects" boxes are arranged around certain cases and may contain correspondence, reports, or court documents. Two other boxes deal with extensive materials Parker collected relating to two court cases. Parker's "Notebooks" box includes a scrapbook of his time spent in the Everglades, along with his handwritten notes. There are also some materials relating to the courses he taught, mostly including his handouts, along with his lecture slides in the "Slides/Photos" boxes.

Arrangement Note: The boxes labeled "Papers" are works by Parker himself, arranged alphabetically by title. The "Publications" boxes include the collection of articles and other publications Parker collected by others, and are organized alphabetically by author or organization if possible. If not, the item is listed by title. Correspondence is arranged chronologically, and all other items are organized topically.

Arrangement

The boxes labeled "Papers" are works by Parker himself, arranged alphabetically by title. The "Publications" boxes include the collection of articles and other publications Parker collected by others, and are organized alphabetically by author or organization if possible. If not, the item is listed by title. Correspondence is arranged chronologically, and all other items are organized topically.

Subject Headings

Geographic Names: Biscayne Aquifer (Fla.)
Everglades (Fla.)
Floridan Aquifer
Subject Terms: Aquifers
Hydrogeology
Hydrology--Florida


COLLECTION CONTENTS

BOX 1 : Papers

      FOLDER 1 : Affidavit concerning the Green Swamp


      FOLDER 2 : Application for Development Approval form


      FOLDER 3 : A Preliminary Assessment of the Quality of Ground Water and of Water Quality Problems in the Tampa Bay Region, 1976


      FOLDER 4 : A Preliminary Study of Hillsborough County's Water Supply Situation


      FOLDER 5 : Artificial Recharge and its Role in Scientific Water Management, with Emphasis on Long Island, New York


      FOLDER 6 : Brokaw and Pshtigo Area, Northeastern Wisconsin


      FOLDER 7 : Charmed Life, After 97 Years Marjory Stone Douglas Looks Back


      FOLDER 8 : Delaware River Basin


      FOLDER 9 : Description of Permit Requirements


      FOLDER 10 : Developmental Improvements of the Three Sisters Springs Area, Crystal River, Citrus County, Florida


      FOLDER 11 : Early Stage of Hydrogeology in the U.S., 1776 to 1912


      FOLDER 12 : Ecosystems Analysis of the Big Cypress Swamp and Estuaries


      FOLDER 13 : Feasibility of a dam and reservoir for water-supply purposes and potential aquifer recharge, Bullfrog Creek, southeast Hillsborough County, Florida


      FOLDER 14 : Geologic and Hydrolic Features of the Richland Area, Washington, Relevant to Disposal of Waste at the Hanford Operations of the Atomic Energy Commission - Interim report no. 1


BOX 2 : Papers

      FOLDER 1 : Gerald G. Parker & Associates materials


      FOLDER 2 : Ground Water


      FOLDER 3 : Ground Water in the Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District


      FOLDER 4 : Highlights of Water Management in the Southwest Florida Water Management District


      FOLDER 5 : Hydra, 1969
      FOLDER 6 : Hydrogeology of the Three Sisters Springs, Crystal River Area, Citrus County, Florida


      FOLDER 7 : Hydrology Data, Idaho National Engineering Lab


      FOLDER 8 : Landform Development


      FOLDER 9 : No title (From the Desk of the Chief Hydrologist)


      FOLDER 10 : Officer's Cave, a Psudokarst Feature in Altered Tuff and Volcanic Ash of the John Day Formation in Eastern Oregon


      FOLDER 11 : On Developing Florida's Big Spring as Water-Supply Source (From the Desk of the Chief Hydrologist)


      FOLDER 12 : On Getting a Fair Share of Our Water Resources (From the Desk of the Chief Hydrologist)


      FOLDER 13 : On Hillsborough County's Water Supply Situation (From the Desk of the Chief Hydrologist)


      FOLDER 14 : On Increasing the Water Crop by Desalination of Salty Water (From the Desk of the Chief Hydrologist)


      FOLDER 15 : On Relationship of the Waccasassa and Withlacoochee Basins (From the Desk of the Chief Hydrologist)


      FOLDER 16 : On Revising the Mapped Drainage Area and Natural Flow System of the Withlacoochee River Basin in the Southwest Florida Water Management District


      FOLDER 17 : On Saving the Big Cypress and the Green Swamps of Florida (From the Desk of the Chief Hydrologist)


      FOLDER 18 : On Saving the Green Swamp


      FOLDER 19 : On the Developing Energy Crisis and Our Water Resources (From the Desk of the Chief Hydrologist)


      FOLDER 20 : On the Hydrology of the Southwest Florida Water Management District


      FOLDER 21 : On Water-Resource Conditions in the Vicinity of Pinellas County's Eldridge-Wilde Well Field (From the Desk of the Chief Hydrologist)


      FOLDER 22 : Peace River Double-Mass Curves (unfinished)


      FOLDER 23 : Physical, Sub-surface Role of Soils and Geology in Ecology


      FOLDER 24 : Piping


      FOLDER 25 : Piping and Pseudokarst in Drylands


BOX 3 : Papers

      FOLDER 1 : Potentiometric Surface of Floridian Aquifer Map set, 1928-1977
      FOLDER 2 : Procedures for Aquifer Tests


      FOLDER 3 : Public Facilities; Wastewater Management


      FOLDER 4 : Research and Advances in Ground-Water Resources Studies, 1964-1974
      FOLDER 5 : Salt Water Encroachment in Southern Florida


      FOLDER 6 : Rules of the Department of Administration pertaining to Developments of Regional Impact


      FOLDER 7 : Shallow Liquid-Waste Disposal in Central Oregon, Lava Terrane


      FOLDER 8 : Starkey Well Field - Cotee and Anclote River Basins (Don R. Feaster)


      FOLDER 9 : Surface Impoundments and their Effects on Ground-Water Quality in the United States - A National Assessment


      FOLDER 10 : Tampa Bay Region Water Study


      FOLDER 11 : Testimony at cross Florida barge canal hearing, September 24, 1976
      FOLDER 12 : The Green Swamp: Should it be in Public Ownership?


      FOLDER 13 : The Green Swamp: Should it be Saved?


      FOLDER 14 : The Hydrogeology and Problems of Peninsular Florida's Water Resources


      FOLDER 15 : The Metric System - What is it and How Will it Affect Us When Adopted (From the Desk of the Chief Hydrologist)


      FOLDER 16 : The Paradox of Florida's Water Supply


      FOLDER 17 : There is a Need for Academic Training of Hydrologists and Hydrogeologists


      FOLDER 18 : The Role of Artificial Recharge in Management of the Water Resources of Southwest Florida Water Management District (From the Desk of the Chief Hydrologist)


      FOLDER 19 : The Water Crop and the Water Budget in the Southwest Florida Water Management District


      FOLDER 20 : Upper Tampa Bay Watershed Channel Investigations


      FOLDER 21 : U.S. Government Overseas Consulting


      FOLDER 22 : USGS Water Resource History Outline (Annotated) and Family Tree, 1867-1946
      FOLDER 23 : Water and Water Problems in the Southwest Florida Water Management District and Some Possible Solutions


      FOLDER 24 : Water Management in the Southwest Florida Water Management District, Florida


      FOLDER 25 : Water, Water Everywhere nor any Drop to Drink


      FOLDER 26 : Yucatan Seminar on Management of Water Resources in Karst Terrance


BOX 4 : Publications

      FOLDER 1 : Agricultural Research Service (U.S. Department of Agriculture): "Hydrology of Three Experimental Watersheds in Southern Florida", November, 1969
      FOLDER 2 : Barker, Frank: "Terms in Nuclear Science"


      FOLDER 3 : Boykin, John: "Liquid Life: The Water Beneath Us"


      FOLDER 4 : Bromwell, Leslie G.: "Florida Phosphatic Clays Research Project"


      FOLDER 5 : Bureau of Geology: "Water Quality"


      FOLDER 6 : Division of State Planning


      FOLDER 7 : Ehrlich, G. G. et al.: "Chemical Changes in an Industrial Waste Liquid During Post-Injection Movement in a Limestone Aquifer, Pensacola, Florida."


      FOLDER 8 : Environmental Information Center


      FOLDER 9 : Environmental Protection Agency


      FOLDER 10 : Environmental Science and Engineering, Inc.


      FOLDER 11 : Evaluation of Colorado Clays for Sealing Purposes


      FOLDER 12 : Florida Cooperative Extension Service (University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Science)


      FOLDER 13 : Geraghty and Miller Consulting Geologists


      FOLDER 14 : Ground Water Research Branch: "Publications list"


      FOLDER 15 : Hydroscope (Southwestern Florida Water Management District)


      FOLDER 16 : International Workshop on Biosaline Research


      FOLDER 17 : Iowa State College Engineering Report


      FOLDER 18 : Jacobeen, Frank; Kanes, William H.


      FOLDER 19 : Journal of the Hydraulics Division


      FOLDER 20 : Kenfield, Katherine: "Tackling Corrosion in Desalination", 1985
      FOLDER 21 : Marhsall, Author R. (Center for Urban Studies, University of Miami)


      FOLDER 22 : Metropolitan Dade County: "Pollution Control Ordinance"


      FOLDER 23 : Mineral Industry of Florida, 1974-1975
      FOLDER 24 : P. E. Lamoreaux and Associates, Inc.


      FOLDER 25 : The Petroleum Engineer: "Engineered Hydraulic Fracture Treatments"


      FOLDER 26 : Piper, Author M.: "Ground-Water Geology and Hydrology"


      FOLDER 27 : "Pumping Stations: Conserving South Florida's Water"


      FOLDER 28 : Robinett, Mark and Strong, Tom: "An Introduction to Steamflow Measurement"


BOX 5 : Publications

      FOLDER 1 : Steele, Harry A. (Water Resources Council)


      FOLDER 2 : Stewart, Joseph W. (U.S. Geological Survey): "Hydrologic Effects of Pumping a Deep Limestone Sink Near Tampa, Florida, U.S.A."


      FOLDER 3 : St. John, Marie: "The Woods were Tossing with Jewels"


      FOLDER 4 : Twachtmann, Dale: "Concepts for Ground-Water Regulatory District", January 1974
      FOLDER 5 : Vistelius, A. B.: "Problems of Mathematical Geology"


      FOLDER 6 : Voronin, Iu. A.: "The Mathematical-Logical Basis of Geological Classifications", 1963
      FOLDER 7 : Water Element Committee (Department of Administration, Division of State Planning)


      FOLDER 8 : Water Management District


      FOLDER 9 : "Water on Display: Exhibit Posters of Special Interest to the Water Resources Division"


      FOLDER 10 : Water Resources Division (U.S. Department of the Interior, Geological Survey)


      FOLDER 11 : Wilson, William L. (University of Central Florida / Florida Sinkhole Research Institute)


      FOLDER 12 : Winkertorn, Hans, F.: "Water in Soil"


BOX 6 : Correspondence / Associations

      FOLDER 1 : Correspondence, Undated, 1968-1970
      FOLDER 2 : Correspondence, 1971
      FOLDER 3 : Correspondence, 1972
      FOLDER 4 : Correspondence, 1973
      FOLDER 5 : Correspondence, 1974
      FOLDER 6 : Correspondence, 1975-1983
      FOLDER 7 : Organizations- Southeastern Geological Society


      FOLDER 8 : Organizations- Florida Water Resources Research Center


      FOLDER 9 : Organizations- The Everglades Conference at Miami


      FOLDER 10 : Organizations- The Soil Science Society of Florida


      FOLDER 11 : Organizations- The Geological Society of America


      FOLDER 12 : Organizations- United States Geological Survey


      FOLDER 13 : Organizations- Miami Geological Society


      FOLDER 14 : Organizations- American Society of Civil Engineers


      FOLDER 15 : Organizations- International Association of Hydrologists


BOX 7 : Personal

      FOLDER 1 : Photos


      FOLDER 2 : Interview Notes and Transcript with Dr. Garald G. Parker, Interview by Kim Golombisky. Oral History Transcript No. 1, Southwest Florida Water Management District, December 5, 1997
      FOLDER 3 : Awards/Commendations


      FOLDER 4 : Resume


      FOLDER 5 : Affidavit and resume


      FOLDER 6 : Resumes of selected personnel of Geraghty and Miller


      FOLDER 7 : Solar Energy, 1978-1980
      FOLDER 8 : Beth Parker, Graduation Recital


      FOLDER 9 : "Thank You" notes


      FOLDER 10 : Pollution and contamination clippings


      FOLDER 11 : Newspaper clippings, 1964-1975
      FOLDER 12 : Newspaper clippings, 1976
      FOLDER 13 : Newspaper clippings, 1977
      FOLDER 14 : Newspaper clippings, 1978
      FOLDER 15 : Newspaper clippings, 1987
      FOLDER 16 : Phosphate Council news clippings


      FOLDER 17 : Phosphate Council news/other


BOX 8 : Projects

      FOLDER 1 : No. 80010, Stan and Ellen Griffis


      FOLDER 2 : No. 80051, Boward Coalition of the Environment


      FOLDER 3 : No. 81011, Pasco County Water Advisory Council


      FOLDER 4 : No. 760301, Savignac v. Department of Transportation


      FOLDER 5 : No. 810610, Carter v. San-Cartier


      FOLDER 6 : No. 820306, Pasco Landfill, Shady Hills area


      FOLDER 7 : Nassau-Suffolk Water Problem, 1976-1977
      FOLDER 8 : Nassau-Suffolk County EPA Task VII Type Study


      FOLDER 9 : EPA Project: Surface Impoundment


      FOLDER 10 : Northwest Manasota Basin Project Proposal


BOX 9 : Projects

      FOLDER 1 : Alafia River Basin, November 16, 1972
      FOLDER 2 : Southwest Florida Water Management District, June 10, 1973
      FOLDER 3 : Consultants Billing Samples; Southwest Florida Water Management District contracts; Guyton Consultant Fees, January 5, 1973
      FOLDER 4 : Occidental Chemical Co., Hamilton and Columbia cos., July 30, 1976
      FOLDER 5 : City of Lakeland, Florida, July 21, 1977
      FOLDER 6 : Brevard County Water Supply Study / Statement, 1978
      FOLDER 7 : Green Swamp (Snow Martin), 1979
      FOLDER 8 : Deltona Corporation, Tampa Palms, Development order, 1980
      FOLDER 9 : Hookers Prairie bidding specs for well construction


      FOLDER 10 : Hookers Prairie, Environmental Impact


      FOLDER 11 : Well construction plans


      FOLDER 12 : Outline of Water Resources Division


      FOLDER 13 : Oxy-Chem Project, N. Florida, 1976
      FOLDER 14 : Status of O'Dell Records, 1949-1970
      FOLDER 15 : Geraghty and Miller, Inc. Confidential, December 2, 1977; January 27, 1978; March 31, 1978
      FOLDER 16 : Geraghty and Miller Inc., Schedule of fees, April 1977
      FOLDER 17 : Geraghty and Miller, Minutes of the Project Managers meeting, August 14, 1978
BOX 10 : Maps / Teaching Materials / Miscellaneous

      FOLDER 1 : Maps- Chloride concentrations in ground water, Everglades


      FOLDER 2 : Maps- Maps showing pumping drawdowns around N. W. Hillsborough


      FOLDER 3 : Maps- Maps and charts, February 24, 1982
      FOLDER 4 : Maps- Florida map, undated
      FOLDER 5 : Maps- Piping maps


      FOLDER 6 : Maps- Potentiometric


      FOLDER 7 : Maps- Mean annual precipitation, Florida


      FOLDER 8 : Maps- Tampa Bay Area well fields


      FOLDER 9 : Maps- U. S. Geological Survey


      FOLDER 10 : Maps- Water needs


      FOLDER 11 : Teaching- A Short Course in Plane Surveying (G. E. 21), syllabus and materials, Spring 1939
      FOLDER 12 : Teaching- Correspondence / memos


      FOLDER 13 : Teaching- Groundwater Geology II materials, Spring 1956
      FOLDER 14 : Teaching- Groundwater Geology and Hydrology syllabus and course materials


      FOLDER 15 : Teaching- Maps


      FOLDER 16 : Teaching- Notes / Handouts


      FOLDER 17 : Teaching- Notes packet: Mathematical models for selected hydrogeologic controls


      FOLDER 18 : Miscellaneous- Bullfrog Creek Reservoir


      FOLDER 19 : Miscellaneous- Lake Tarpon chlorides in mg/L


      FOLDER 20 : Miscellaneous- Southwestern Florida Water Management Development


BOX 11 : U.S.A. v. Carter, San-Cartier, Turk: Depositions

      FOLDER 1 : Timothy Turk, June 30, 1981
      FOLDER 2 : Theo Carter, June 30, 1981
      FOLDER 3 : George Smith, June 30, 1981
      FOLDER 4 : Paul Larson, July 1, 1981
      FOLDER 5 : John Michael, July 1, 1981
      FOLDER 6 : Thomas Murray San-Cartier, July 1, 1981
BOX 12 : Coastal Petroleum

      FOLDER 1 : No. 79030, P/R Double Mass Studies


      FOLDER 2 : Deposition of Morton W. Bittinger, August 28, 1981
      FOLDER 3 : Deposition of Ray B. Krone, October 6, 1981
      FOLDER 4 : Deposition of Raul S. McQuivey


      FOLDER 5 : Hardee DeSoto Potentiometric maps, May 1971; September 1971
      FOLDER 6 : Southwest Florida Water Management District Potentiometric Maps in sets


      FOLDER 7 : Water Levels in Artesian and Non-Artesian Aquifers of Florida, 1973-1974
      FOLDER 8 : Peace River, Fort Meade, Florida. Computation of gage heights and discharge (U. S. Geological Survey, Water Resources Division)


      FOLDER 9 : Peace River, Bartow, Florida. Computation of gage heights and discharge (U. S. Geological Survey, Water Resources Division)


      FOLDER 10 : Florida Aquifer well near Wauchula, 1960-1971
      FOLDER 11 : Transparencies


      FOLDER 12 : Well descriptions and water level measurements


      FOLDER 13 : Peace River at Bartow vs. Bartow Rainfall


      FOLDER 14 : Peace River Basin Ground-Water Boundary, Polk County


      FOLDER 15 : Miscellaneous support materials on the Florida Aquifer


      FOLDER 16 : Lakeland materials


      FOLDER 17 : Salt-H2O Encroachment


BOX 13 : Notebooks

      ITEM : P.B.NO.4, November 24, 1965 - March 5, 1980
      ITEM : U.S. Geological Survey - Level Book (19)


      ITEM : Field Notes Book 79-01


      ITEM : Field Notebook, March 16, 1979
      ITEM : HD No. 3


      ITEM : U. S. Department of the Interior, DI 6


      ITEM : Geologic Investigations, 1939-1943
      FOLDER 8 : Gulf / Western Upper Glades Project,, Summer 1930
BOX 14 : Slides / Photos

      FOLDER 1 : General Hydrology Branch Field Project Photographs, Volume I


      FOLDER 2 : General Hydrology Branch Field Project Photographs, Volume II


      FOLDER 3 : General Hydrology Branch Field Project Photographs, Volume III


      FOLDER 4 : General Hydrology Branch Field Project Photographs, Volume IV


      FOLDER 5 : General Hydrology Branch Field Project Photographs, Volume V


      FOLDER 6 : [no title]


      FOLDER 7 : Lecture Slides, 1975-1976
      FOLDER 8 : Southwestern Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD)


      FOLDER 9 : Prehistoric Life Fossils


BOX 15 : Slides / Photos

      FOLDER 1 : Special Slides - Lectures


      FOLDER 2 : South Florida and Glades, 1940- / PELA Project, 1975-1976
      FOLDER 3 : Slides (Florida College)


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