Colorado Agriculture and Rural Life

Bibliography of Primary and Secondary Material
Published 1820-1945

Produced by the Colorado State University Libraries

When tillage begins, other arts follow. The farmers therefore are the founders of human civilization. - Daniel Webster, 1840

This site directs you to information about Colorado’s agricultural and rural past. The topics covered in this project are varied but include agriculture, education, water, mining, tourism, recreation, and more. The bibliography contains information about but not full-text for books, journals, dissertations, theses, archival collections, maps, photos, pamphlets, and more.

The Web site and bibliography reflects Colorado’s contribution to the Preserving the History of United States Agriculture and Rural Life Project. This nation-wide effort aims to identify and preserve state and locally significant literature. The project involves the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), Cornell University, the United States Agricultural Information Network (USAIN), the National Agricultural Library (NAL), and other land-grant universities.

To begin searching, use the tool bar to the left. For more information select about this project or project background.