The National Water Conservancy Bureau was established in 1913. The bureau’s records cover 1913-27. Thirty-three folders in all, the collection includes documents on provincial water conservancy councils, the Ocean and River Charting Bureau, the American Engineering Technical Group, the Huai River Project, and the Water Irrigation Construction and Maintenance Plan.
For further information, plesse see: William C. Kirby et al., eds., State and Economy in Republican China: A Handbook for Scholars, vol. 1 (Cambridge and London: Harvard University Asia Center and Harvard University Pres, 2000), 143-152.