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ASCSURecords of the Associated Students of Colorado State University
(1944-2018)   37.5 lin. ft.  
The Associated Students of Colorado State University (ASCSU) organization was established in 1916 as the Associated Students of Colorado Agricultural College. Its purpose was to regulate the spending of student organizations through student self-governance. ASCSU continues to operate as the elected voice of CSU students, advocating for them at campus, local, and state levels. The collection contains Senate hearing bills and resolutions, agendas and minutes, end of year reports, as well as student fee review documents. The collection also contains budget requests by student organizations to ASCSU, bills for the Association, job descriptions, advertisements and announcements pertaining to ASCSU, and student course surveys. The Long Bill (House Bill 16-1405 which determines appropriations to higher education as well as other state departments) budget requests are included as well.
Administrative Management SocietyRecords of the Administrative Management Society
(1972-1989)   3 lin. ft.  
The Records of the Administrative Management Society contains materials from the Colorado State University chapter, its senior chapter in Denver, and the national Administrative Management Society (AMS) organization. Materials include the chapter charter and constitution, financial records, membership materials, correspondence between the three branches, scrapbooks, photographs, slides, and ephemera.
Agricultural Resources History CollectionAgricultural Resources History Collection
(1933-2014)   0.25 lin. ft.  
The Agricultural Resources History Collection aggregates items acquired from several different sources. Materials include brochures, programs, reports, and a farm account book. Topics relate to farming techniques, farm organizations, and government programs for farmers.
Akers, CarlPapers of Carl Akers
(1938-2000)   20.5+ lin. ft.  
Carl Akers (1921-1993) was a pioneering broadcast journalist in Denver, Colorado. Appointed as the original anchor at KMGH-TV, he also served as a news director and vice president of news during his 38-year tenure. The collection documents Akers' professional career and includes correspondence, scripts of reports, scrapbooks, awards, and a few personal items such as a family history and high school yearbook.
Albertson, Maurice L.Records of Asian Institute of Technology
(1959-1975)   51 lin. ft.  
The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), a postgraduate institution in Thailand, was founded in 1959 as the SEATO Graduate School of Engineering at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. Originally sponsored by the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO) and funded by a USAID contract administered by Dr. Maurice L. Albertson at Colorado State University, the school moved to its present location and changed its name to the Asian Institute of Technology in 1967. The collection, assmebled by Albertson, documents AIT's founding in 1959 through 1975, when the USAID conctract ended. Materials are primarily administrative files such as meeting minutes from the Board of Trustees, progress reports concerning the school, personnel files, financial records, correspondence, photographs, and AIT brochures and catalogs.
Albertson, Maurice L.Papers of Maurice L. Albertson
(1891-2003)   215 lin. ft.   151 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
Maurice Albertson (1918-2009) was a hydraulic engineering expert who helped Colorado State University (CSU) gain international recognition in a variety of research fields, including water resources management. Although best known for his central role in establishing the Peace Corps, Albertson was a CSU professor and administrator instrumental in expanding the university's water resources research program. The collection contains his teaching materials; publications; records of professional and consulting activities; files reflecting his engineering, educational, and international development interests; and much more. Most files on the Peace Corps and Albertson's administrative roles were moved to separate collections. Material types include correspondence, reports, proposals, publications, maps, slides, photographs, audiotapes, videos, film, and artifacts.
Alpha Chi Omega. Delta Upsilon Chapter (Colorado State University)Records of the Alpha Chi Omega Sorority
(1966-1999)   4.5 lin. ft. + 1.6 GB   26 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
Alpha Chi Omega, founded on October 15, 1885, at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, is a social sorority dedicated to advancing "the intellectual, social and moral culture" of its members. Delta Upsilon chapter of Alpha Chi Omega was initiated at Colorado State University on October 15, 1965, as the 101st national chapter. The collection documents some of the social activities of the chapter and consists primarily of composites and scrapbooks, though other photographs, certificates, and plaques are also present.
AmenPapers of Alan E. Amen
(c.1950-2001)   42 lin. ft.  
Alan E. Amen, a 1955 alumnus of Colorado Agricultural and Mechanical College, worked as a soil scientist. This collection consists of reference files, soil studies, correspondence, field notes, lecture notes, photographs, reports, and artifacts related to soils research.
American Carnation Society CollectionAmerican Carnation Society Collection
(1891-1975)   3 lin. ft.  
Established in 1891, the American Carnation Society has actively promoted the carnation industry in the United States. Technical methods pioneered by this organization became standard practice for all greenhouse flower growers. This collection consists primarily of bound copies of minutes and procedures for the years 1891-1953. Also included are printed programs and schedules for American Carnation Society conferences and conventions from 1938-1975.
American Historical Society of Germans from Russia. Northern Colorado ChapterRecords of the Northern Colorado Chapter of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia
(1970-2013)   18+ lin. ft.   5 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
The Northern Colorado Chapter of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (AHSGR) brings together people interested in the history of Germans from Russia and is a resource for sharing genealogical and historical research. Educational and social activities are also a part of the chapter's objectives. Materials in the collection include bylaws, meeting minutes, annual reports, treasurer's reports, membership reports, correspondence, and press releases. Event programs and flyers, AHSGR convention material, photographs, slides, audio recordings, and certificates are present as well. Framed photographs and the chapter's charter also appear in the collection.
American Music Therapy AssociationRecords of the American Music Therapy Association
(1729-2016)   153+ lin. ft.   102 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
Founded in 1998, the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) promotes the progressive development of the therapeutic use of music in rehabilitation, special education, and community settings. AMTA actively fosters the advancement of education, training, professional standards, credentials, and research in support of the music therapy profession. Predecessors to the American Music Therapy Association include the National Association for Music Therapy (founded in 1950) and the American Association for Music Therapy (founded in 1971). The collection documents the history and activities of the AMTA as well as the two earlier organizations. Material types include governance documents, financial records, committee records, meeting minutes, publications, conference programs, academic and clinical facilities records, correspondence, brochures, clippings, photographic materials, and audio and video material.
American Public Works Association. Colorado ChapterRecords of the American Public Works Association, Colorado Chapter
(1864-1988)   13 lin. ft.  
The American Public Works Association is an international educational and professional association that provides goods and services related to public works. The organization was created in 1937 by a merger of the American Society of Municipal Engineers, the International Association of Street Sanitation Officials, and the International Association of Public Works Office. The collection pertains mainly to activities of the association's Colorado Chapter, founded in 1962. Materials consist of reports, correspondence, financial records, meeting minutes, publications, photographs, slides, audiotapes, and research materials for Challenge to Build, a history of Colorado public works published in 1987.
American Water FoundationRecords of the American Water Foundation
(1982-1993)   15 lin. ft.  
The American Water Foundation, formed in 1984 as an affiliate of the U.S. Committee on Irrigation and Drainage, existed for a decade as a Denver-based non-profit organization focused on transferring water resources technology to other countries. It worked to advance technology transfer through training programs, primarily by holding seminars, workshops, and study tours in the U.S. for personnel from other countries. Subjects of training programs included dam safety, canal lining, irrigation project management, construction management, and more. The collection documents the operations of the organization as well as their training programs. Materials include meeting minutes, annual reports, newsletters, financial files, correspondence, publicity materials, membership information, proposals, and seminar manuals, as well as files on a research study about technology transfer.
Ammons, Theodosia GracePapers of Theodosia G. Ammons
(c. 1870-1914)   2.5+ lin. ft.  
Theodosia G. Ammons (c. 1862-1907) co-established Colorado State University's Department of Domestic Economy in 1895. She was the first faculty member of the department and first female dean at the school. Routine correspondence related to her department responsibilities comprises the bulk of the collection. Her activities as a suffragette are represented as well. The collection includes advertisements, announcements, correspondence, invitations, newspaper clippings, photographs, and programs.
Anderson, Raymond Lloyd, 1927-Papers of Raymond L. Anderson
(1950-2008)   6+ lin. ft.  
Natural resource economist Raymond L. Anderson (1927-2018) spent nearly three decades working jointly for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Economic Research Service and Colorado State University (CSU). He focused on irrigated agriculture and the associated organizations and issues arising in modern contexts. The collection contains biographical material, correspondence, publications, and data.
Anthony A. FrankPapers of Anthony A. Frank
(2008-2014)   0.25 lin. ft.  
Papers of Anthony A. Frank consists of documents dated 2008-2014, with the bulk falling from 2009-2010 and 2014. The material for this collection was transferred from the office of Anthony A. Frank (Tony Frank), President of Colorado State University. Subjects include Colorado State University, CSU Commitment to Colorado, 2014 Lininger Scholarship to Jason Sydoriak, and the fall 2014 Presidential Address and Gala. Documents include reports, notes, press releases, newspaper articles and clippings, as well as a DVD.
Arkansas Valley Sugar Beet and Irrigated Land CompanyRecords of the Arkansas Valley Sugar Beet and Irrigated Land Company
(1883-1979)   27 lin. ft.  
Formed in 1901 to take over several earlier companies, the Arkansas Valley Sugar Beet and Irrigated Land Company operated the Amity Canal System in southeastern Colorado. The company became a subsidiary of the Equitable Life Assurance Society in 1910, went through several lawsuits that mutualized the system, and dissolved in 1966. The collection documents the company through materials accumulated in the New York office, including meeting minutes, correspondence, reports, legal and financial documents, maps, and photographs. Predecessor companies are documented to a limited extent, as are a few associated Equitable subsidiaries which concerned land or resources in Kentucky and Washington.
Arkansas Valley Sugar Beet and Irrigated Land CompanyPhotographs of the Arkansas Valley Sugar Beet and Irrigated Land Company
(1898-1925)   2 lin. ft.   59 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
The Arkansas Valley Sugar Beet and Irrigated Land Company combined eastern wealth, optimism, and engineering skill to irrigate Colorado's arid southeastern plains. Beyond initial attempts at growing and processing sugar beets, the company established the Amity Canal Model Dairy Farm about 1914. The collection consists chiefly of photographic materials along with a set of engineering letters. Photographic subjects are mainly the company's irrigation facilities and related construction or maintenance activities. Also included are images of floods, Dairy Days Parades, cattle, and sugar factories.
AvensPapers of Jack Avens
(1988-2016)   1.5+ lin. ft.  
John S. “Jack” Avens, Ph.D., a professor in CSU's Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, was instrumental in the creation of the Fermentation Science and Technology (FST) degree program. His research focuses on applied microbiology as it relates to food, animal production, public health, and fermentation. This collection consists of materials from the FTEC 460 course, Brewing Science and Technology, including beer-related news clippings, weekly class newsletters, and posters and memorabilia related to each semester’s unique class brew project.
Axtell, Mildred T.Slides of Mildred T. Axtell
(1946-1980)   1 lin. ft.  
In her travels around the globe, Mildred Thomas Axtell (1916-2001) photographed various water locations, including the coasts of California, Mexico, and Buenos Aires. This collection includes slides of Denver city parks, rock formations in Arches National Monument and Zion National Park in Utah, and Mexico and Buenos Aires landscapes and cityscapes, as well as family portraits. There are 1,086 slides in the collection.
BaggleyPapers of George and Herma Baggley
(1923-2012)   5.5+ lin. ft.  
George F. and Herma A. Baggley met and married in 1931 while both worked for the National Park Service (NPS) at Yellowstone National Park. This collection includes work diaries, correspondence, oral history transcripts, audiotapes, photographs, brochures, books about Yellowstone flora, study notes from college courses, and NPS souvenir pins and memorabilia.
Banks, Charles S.Papers of Charles S. Banks
(1918)   3 lin. ft.  
Grade books, correspondence, and lantern slides illustrating medical entomology at the Philippines University.
Barry, Hamlet J., III, 1944-2010Papers of Hamlet J. "Chips" Barry, III
(1951-2011)   25.5+ lin. ft.   103 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
Hamlet J. "Chips" Barry, III, served as the manager of Denver Water for nearly twenty years. The documentation of Barry's employment with the Micronesian Legal Services Corporation, the Colorado Department of Natural Resources, law firm Calkins, Kramer, Grimshaw and Harring, and Denver Water is representative but not comprehensive. A 30-year span of his calendars gives a sense of his daily appointments and activities. Additionally, files of his speeches and writings on typical subjects such as mining, energy, and water law, planning, and administration provide further insight into his thoughts on such matters. His subject and reference files show his interests in these same and other topics, such as Alaska, the Marshall Islands, Theodore Roosevelt, and humor. Personal papers, photographs, videotapes, DVDs, and a variety of artifacts also document Barry's home and work life.
Bauer, RonRon Bauer Collection
(1917, 1942, 1945-1947)   0.25 lin. ft.  
Collection contains family memorabilia of Ron Bauer's father, Jacob. Materials include sugar beet medals and German language books.
Beach, George A. (George Anderson), 1902-1994George Beach Horticulture Logbook
(1936-1949)   0.65 lin. ft.  
George Beach (1902-1994) was a professor of horticulture at Colorado State University. The collection consists of one handwritten logbook of entries regarding horticultural activities in the Fort Collins area.
Belknap, John HarrisonColonel Belknap Collection of Memorabilia from the Allied Occupation of Berlin
(1938-1973)   3.75+ lin. ft.  
The Colonel Belknap Collection of Memorabilia from the Allied Occupation of Berlin documents Colonel Belknap's tenure as the military deputy to the Civilian Chief for action with respect to the machinery and optics industries of Germany during the Allied occupation of Berlin. Materials include a scrapbook, photographs, newspapers, and memorabilia of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party.
Betty P. BroadhurstPapers of Betty P. Broadhurst
(c. 1935-2005)   31 lin. ft.  
The Papers of Betty P. Broadhurst consists of material dated circa 1935-2005, with the bulk falling from 1953-2004. The collection spans much of Broadhurst's lifetime (1919-2007). From 1972 to 1985, Dr. Broadhurst taught at Colorado State University (CSU) concentrating on Human Behavior and the Environment, international social work, and field placement consultation. From 1985 until 2006, she continued her work at CSU as Professor Emerita. This collection includes material from her lifetime: high school through college, service with the Women's Reserve of the U. S. Coast Guard, studies in Austria, work with various organizations, dissertation from Columbia University, social work and travels across the world, as well as with Colorado State University. It highlights her passion for photography, travel and work abroad to include Cuba, Nicaragua, Argentina, and India. Material includes but is not limited to postcards, correspondence, research, reports, certificates, awards, pamphlets, directories, yearbooks, books, newspapers and clippings, as well as photography: negatives, slides, and prints.
Birky-Kreutzer, PaulinePapers of Pauline Birky-Kreutzer
(1959-2004)   3.5+ lin. ft.  
Pauline Birky-Kreutzer, a research associate with the Colorado State University Research Foundation, was part of the staff that conducted a Congressional feasibility study on a youth corps training program, which became the foundation for the U.S. Peace Corps in 1961. The collection primarily documents the establishment of the Peace Corps and the role played by CSU. Material types include newspaper clipping, reports, and photographs.
Bittinger, Morton W.Papers of Morton W. Bittinger
(1951-1982)   0.5 lin. ft.   1 online item   Primo   Mountain Scholar
Morton W. Bittinger was assistant professor and associate professor in Civil Engineering at Colorado State University from 1957 to 1967 where he was in charge of groundwater research. He made important contributions to the science of groundwater hydrology, becoming one of the first in the field to apply modern computer technology to the solution of groundwater problems. The Bittinger collection consists of articles and presentations authored or co-authored by Morton W. Bittinger and copies of his thesis and dissertation.
Black, Herbert A.Papers of Herbert A. Black
(1894-1906)   0.5+ lin. ft.  
Herbert A. Black (1875-1971) was a graduate of the Colorado Agricultural College in 1895. The collection includes family photographs, his CAC diploma, a newspaper, and drafting tools.
BlatchleyPapers of Ronald K. Blatchley
(1965-2010)   10.5 lin. ft.  
Ronald K. Blatchley, a CSU civil engineering alumnus, began his career at two engineering firms, Tipton and Kalmbach, and W.W. Wheeler, where he worked on water-related projects. In 1969, he founded Blatchley Associates which provided water resources engineering services to government agencies, municipalities, agricultural and industrial groups, and private individuals. In addition, Blatchley and his brother William founded the largest private suppliers of ground and surface water rights and prior-appropriation and senior water rights in Colorado: Mountain Mutual Reservoir Company and North Fork Associates. Blatchley's papers consist primarily of documents created at Blatchley and Associates relating to projects concerning water availability, water supply, and water rights evaluations. Materials include reports, data, charts, augmentation plans, photographs, and maps.
Board of GovernorsBoard of Governors
  UBOG Inventory  
The Board of Governors for the Colorado State University System (formerly the State Board of Agriculture) was established by Colorado Governor John Routt in 1877. Records from the governing body of CSU include correspondence, financial documents, minutes, photographs, and reports related to a broad range of departments and programs.
Borland, Whitney McNairPapers of Whitney M. Borland
(1828-1997)   60 lin. ft.   36 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
As a civil engineer with a long and distinguished career, Whitney McNair Borland (1905-2001) focused his research on sedimentation, hydraulics, avalanches and other aspects of hydrology. He was employed by the United States Bureau of Reclamation for over forty years, spending some of that time conducting model sedimentation studies in Fort Collins, working in the Colorado State University engineering lab designed by Ralph Parshall. The collection consists of documents either collected or created by Borland in relation to his research and work. Materials include articles, reports, publications, handbooks, manuals, books, correspondence, maps, notes, and photographs.
Boyle Engineering CorporationReports of the Boyle Engineering Corporation
(1964-2007)   22.5 lin. ft.  
The Boyle Engineering Corporation has been a leader in the delivery of water and wastewater services since the early 1940s. In February 2008, Boyle Engineering was bought out by AECOM. The collection mainly contains material created by Boyle Engineering, such as reports for both private and governmental projects, focusing on water supply, wastewater, and flood control.
BradyPapers of James M. Brady
(c. 1960-2010)   15 lin. ft.  
James M. “Jim” Brady began his career with the National Park Service in 1961 as a seasonal ranger at Crater Lake and Yellowstone National Parks, and retired in 1998 from the position of Superintendent of Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska. After his retirement he served as a training consultant, offering courses in leadership, management, supervision, communication, and park and visitor protection at the NPS Albright Training Center and park units around the country. This collection includes correspondence, subject files, course materials, planning documents, publications, and memorabilia related to the National Park Service.
Bragg, L.C.Papers of Luther C. Bragg
(1905, 1929)   0.25 lin. ft.  
Luther C. Bragg, an entomologist and naturalist, was the curator of the College Museum of Colorado Agricultural College from 1905 to 1911. The collection contains a daily diary, a publication reprint, and photographs.
Braiden, William A.Papers of William A. Braiden
(c. 1945, 1996)   0.25 lin. ft.  
William A. Braiden (1865-1955) was a successful banker, rancher, and businessman in Colorado's San Luis Valley. Among his holdings was the T-Bone Ranch in Antonito, Colorado. The collection documents the T-Bone Ranch with a videocassette and DVD copy of an original film by Braiden. Also included is a biography of Braiden from The San Luis Historian. Braiden financially contributed to the construction of Braiden Hall, a dormitory named in memory of his son Wade Braiden, who died from pneumonia in 1928 while a student at Colorado Agricultural College.
Bridges to the Future Planning CommitteeRecords of the Bridges to the Future Initiative
(2002-2003)   0.25 lin. ft.  
"Bridges to the Future: American History and Values in Light of 9/11" was a yearlong, statewide initiative, led by Colorado State University and the University of Denver, that brought international speakers and events to challenge and inspire conversations regarding leadership, engagement, and the future of the United States. The collection contains information regarding program planning and events, publications, and press releases.
Broad, Robert B.Papers of Robert B. Broad
(1910-1951)   1.75 lin. ft.  
Robert B. Broad was a herdsman at Colorado Agricultural College beginning in 1916. He specialized in the care and judging of swine and was an active participant in stock shows. The collection includes letters, expenditures, receipts, and information on state, regional, and national stock shows and fairs, writings, and a small box of glass plates negatives on various animals and animal anatomy.
BrockmanPapers of C. Frank Brockman
Brown, Charles W.Charles W. Brown Jazz Collection
(1924-2000)   16 lin. ft.   958 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
Charles W. Brown was an avid jazz collector who amassed over four hundred 78-rpm recordings and more than one hundred and seventy-five 33 1/3 and 45-rpm recordings dating from the 1920s to 1993. Also included in his collection are sheet music and publications relating to the genre. Recordings, a sampling of album covers, and sheet music that have been digitized are available through the University's intranet.
Bueche, Gregory A.Papers of Gregory A. Bueche
(1915-1973)   60.5 lin. ft.  
Gregory Bueche was head of the department of music at Colorado State University from 1937 to 1968. He was a noted music educator and composer. His collection consists of compositions, exams and tests, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and biographical information. Four recordings of performances are also included in the collection.
Carpenter, DelphPapers of Delph E. Carpenter and Family
(1827-1992)   79.75 lin. ft.; 3 flat files; 9 tubes   823 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
The "Father of Interstate River Compacts," Delph E. Carpenter (1877-1951) served the state of Colorado as a lawyer, state senator, and river commissioner. He wrote, negotiated, and promoted the Colorado River Compact, among others, following his service as lead counsel in the Wyoming vs. Colorado suit. The collection documents these and other professional activities (including cattle breeding), as well as Carpenter's personal life and family. Materials from his son Weld County Judge Donald A. Carpenter, pioneer father Leroy S. Carpenter, and father-in-law and Civil War veteran Captain M. J. Hogarty are prominent in the collection, as are documents concerning the Union Colony of Colorado. Predominant material types include correspondence, minutes, legal briefs, financial papers, reports, publications, speeches, diaries, clippings, photographs, maps, certificates, scrapbooks, and artifacts.
Carpenter, L. G. (Louis George), 1861-1935Papers of Louis G. Carpenter
(1888-1919)   3.5 lin. ft.   71 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
Louis G. Carpenter (1861-1935), irrigation engineer, was appointed professor and head of engineering and physics at the Colorado Agricultural College in 1888. He became director of the Colorado Experiment Station at that institution in 1899 and remained at the college until 1911. Carpenter initiated the first systematic instruction in irrigation engineering, consulted widely on irrigation and hydraulic construction projects, and was also consulted for his expertise in water law. The collection consists primarily of correspondence related to the college and research data related to the duty of water, stream seepage, weather observations, and the Cache la Poudre River.
Central Colorado Water Conservancy DistrictRecords of the Central Colorado Water Conservancy District
(1965-2015)   0.25 lin. ft.  
The Central Colorado Water Conservancy District was founded in 1965 and is based in Greeley. The District develops, manages, and protects water resources in its region. The collection contains bylaws and meeting minutes, newsletters, a 2002 annual report, and a 50th anniversary publication.
Cermak, J. E. (Jack E.) (1922-2012)Papers of Jack E. Cermak
(1948, 1950s-1982)   138+ lin. ft.  
Dr. Jack E. Cermak (1992-2012) was an authority in wind engineering. His groundbreaking research lead to the development of unique wind-tunnel facilities capable of simulating motion in the atmospheric boundary layer. Among his projects, he led important studies of wind impacts on San Francisco's Candlestick Park, the Sears Tower (now called the Willis Tower) in Chicago, and New York City's World Trade Center. Reel-to-reel films, research files and reports, publications, and university records are included in the collection.
Chamberlain, A. R.Papers of Adrian R. Chamberlain
(1913-1984)   30+ lin. ft.  
The Papers of Adrian R. Chamberlain document his 25 year association with Colorado State University, culminating in his appointment as the ninth president of the university. Materials include office files, planning for the university's centennial and Chamberlain's inauguration, speeches, budget reports, and files on Chamberlain's professional activities.
ChildPapers of R. Dennis Child
(c.1970-2010)   12 lin. ft.  
R. Dennis Child served as a member of CSU’s Range Science faculty, head of the Department of Rangeland Ecosystem Science, and associate dean of the Warner College of Natural Resources. This collection includes correspondence, course lectures, research papers, photographs and slides, and materials related to Child’s international work in Africa.
Christoffersen, Ralph E., 1937-Papers of Ralph E. Christoffersen
(1980-1982)   3.5+ lin. ft.  
Ralph E. Christoffersen was the tenth president of Colorado State University. The collection includes planning documents for his investiture ceremony, gifts from King Saud University, and copies of speeches.
Claassen, ElisePapers of Elise Claassen
(1881-2013)   2+ lin. ft.   5 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
Elise Claassen was a German Russian who immigrated with her family to Kansas in 1876. The collection includes family histories, photographs, genealogical research on the Claassen, Sudermann, Jantzen, and Thierstein families, and handwritten journals of Elise Claassen.
Classified Personnel CouncilRecords of the Classified Personnel CouncilUCPCUniversity
Climate Data CollectionClimate Data Collection
(1872-2017)   118.5+ lin. ft.   60 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
The Climate Data Collection contains more than 130 years of climate data, starting in 1872, which was primarily collected by local weather stations as part of the National Weather Service Cooperative Observer Program and also by the Mountain States Weather Services and Colorado Amateur Radio Weather Net. The collection consists primarily of climate data from Colorado as well as the Rocky Mountain region and some eastern states. There are also voluminous sets of Denver and Fort Collins, Colorado, weather data.
Colorado 4-HRecords of the Colorado 4-H
(1921-2007)   77.5 lin. ft.   15 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
The Colorado 4-H, an educational program of the Colorado Extension, is Colorado State University's youth outreach in agriculture, mechanic arts, and home economics. The Colorado 4-H manages events, members, leaders, and agents of the National 4-H program in Colorado. This collection contains documents and artifacts from the 4-H office of Colorado Extension, including meeting minutes, newsletters, reports, site and program planning documents, reference documents, pamphlets and booklets, publications, photographs, clippings, scrapbooks, annual reports, and artifacts.
Colorado Agricultural Experiment StationRecords of the Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station
(1888-2000)   150 lin. ft.  
The Agricultural Experiment Station was established as the original research component of Colorado's land-grant college. Even before classes began at Fort Collins in 1879, experimental research had been instituted on a college farm. The federal Hatch Act, passed in 1887, became effective in Colorado a year later. Funding enabled the college to establish regional substations, thereby allowing it to address distinctive local problems. This collection includes project records, reports, office files and correspondence.
Colorado Association of Soil Conservation DistrictsRecords of the Colorado Association of Soil Conservation Districts
(1945-1987)   15 lin. ft.   43 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
On July 30, 1945, the Colorado Association of Soil Conservation Districts was formed as a statewide organization to provide guidance for the individual districts as well as to promote conservation at state and national levels. The Association's work has included helping districts to secure grants for conservation machinery, influencing state and federal legislation, and holding workshops to discuss state laws. The Association's records consist of documents created largely in relation to meetings, ordinary operations and other activities. Materials include scrapbooks, correspondence, reports, meeting minutes and programs, financial documents, slides, cassette tapes, photographs and publications.
Colorado Beekeepers AssociationRecords of the Colorado Beekeepers Association
(1938-2009)   2+ lin. ft.  
The Colorado Beekeepers Association (also known more recently as the Colorado State Beekeepers Association) was organized in 1938 and has provided information and resources for commercial beekeepers as well as hobbyists. To support better beekeeping methods and a more unified system of apiculture in the state, the association invited local and national experts to speak at annual association meetings, promoted legislation related to apiary inspections and honey marketing, and cooperated with agricultural college entomologists to produce the "B Notes" newsletter. The collection consists of minutes, correspondence, financial records, newsletters, and reference files.
Colorado Cattle Feeders AssociationRecords of the Colorado Cattle Feeders Association
(1955-1983)   7.5 lin. ft.   39 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
The Colorado Cattle Feeders Association was established in 1955 to gather, analyze, and distribute facts relative to the cattle feeding business. The Colorado Cattle Feeders Association's goals were to maintain the cattle industry on a sound economic footing through research, promotion, and education. In 1998, the Association was restructured and became the Colorado Livestock Association (CLA). The collection files include committee reports, correspondence, minutes, news releases, and newsletters.
Colorado Cattlemen's AssociationRecords of the Colorado Cattlemen's Association
(1948-2003)   212 lin. ft.  
Established in 1867 as the Colorado Stock Growers Association, after numerous name changes this organization became the Colorado Cattlemen's Association in 1949. Throughout its history the Colorado Cattlemen's Association has sought scientific knowledge about stock growing and marketing, and has lobbied to promote favorable governmental policies. It coordinates the activities of local cattlemen's associations and includes auxiliary organizations such as the Cowbelles and the Colorado Junior Cattlemen's Association. This collection consists of meeting minutes, correspondence, conference materials, committee reports, photographs, clippings, and the Cattleguard publication.
Colorado Craft Brewers CollectionColorado Craft Brewers Collection
(1996-2015)   3 lin. ft.  
The Colorado Craft Brewers Collection preserves the history of this industry as shown through brochures, business plans, labels, news clippings, photographs, posters, reports, sales memorabilia, and audio interviews. Topics focus on brewing research, individuals, and companies involved in production, marketing, and promotion of the craft brewing industry in Colorado. The collection includes materials from New Belgium Brewing Company, the Odell Brewing Company, H.C. Berger, the Fort Collins Brewery, and other craft brewers in the state.
Colorado Division of Water ResourcesRecords of the Colorado Division of Water Resources
(1914-1969)   1.5 lin. ft.  
Colorado is divided into water divisions and districts, and local water commissioners closely monitor their areas. The collection contains water commissioner field books, which detail water amounts in ditches and reservoirs in the South Platte River basin for Division 1, District 64.
Colorado Emeriti AssociationRecords of the Colorado Emeriti Association
(1957-1980)   0.25 lin. ft.   6 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
The Colorado Emeriti Association was founded in 1957 and was open to any retired faculty from the state of Colorado. Many of their members came from Colorado State University, the University of Colorado, the University of Northern Colorado, the University of Denver, and the Colorado School of Mines. Materials include letters, membership lists, reports, and a copy of the group's constitution.
Colorado Farm Bureau CollectionColorado Farm Bureau Collection
(1968-2000)   1.5 lin. ft.  
The Colorado Farm Bureau was established in 1919 to coordinate the efforts of various agricultural organizations within Colorado. It has been actively involved in lobbying for the interests of agriculturists within this state and nationally through cooperation with the American Farm Bureau. The collection includes a complete set of Colorado Farm Bureau News from 1968-2000, as well as brief histories of the organization compiled in 1978.
Colorado Flower Growers AssociationRecords of the Colorado Flower Growers Association
(1928-1980)   15.5 lin. ft.   427 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
The Colorado Flower Growers Association was founded in 1928 to support the production and marketing of greenhouse flowers grown commercially in the state. In 1979 the organization changed its name to the Colorado Greenhouse Growers Association to reflect the increasing diversification of the industry. The Colorado Greenhouse Growers Association merged with the Colorado Nursery Association in 2005 to form the Colorado Nursery & Greenhouse Association. The collection consists of documents pertaining to the Association prior to its 1979 name change and includes minutes from general, board and committee meetings, correspondence, newsletters, financial reports, clippings, scrapbooks and photographs.
Colorado Grain and Feed AssociationRecords of the Colorado Grain and Feed Association
(1920-1988)   7.5+ lin. ft.   116 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
The Colorado Grain and Feed Association, founded in 1925, is a non-profit organization focused on the cultivation of commercial good-will and fellowship among grain and feed dealers and feed and flour millers. The collection documents the history and activities of the association and its members. Materials include minutes, newsletters, member directories, correspondence, scrapbooks and photographic materials, as well as information pertaining to the association's legal and financial matters and involvement in annual state conventions.
Colorado Potato Growers ExchangeRecords of the Colorado Potato Growers Exchange
(1923-1981)   14.75 lin. ft.  
The Colorado Potato Growers Exchange (CPGE) was formed in 1923 to eliminate speculation and waste in the marketing of potatoes. Twenty separate groups banded together as a central statewide selling agency. The CPGE stabilized the potato market so effectively that it later added onions (1928) and pinto beans (1968) to its operations. The CPGE was the first statewide co-operative formed on a commodity basis. The majority of the records are minutes of the executive committee, copies of the newsletter, The Colorado Potato Grower, and several boxes of stock certificates for the Potato Warehousing Corporation.
Colorado Rural Electric Association CollectionColorado Rural Electric Association Collection
(1970-1981)   1.5 lin. ft  
The federal government authorized the REA in 1936, but it was not until 1948 that a Colorado association (CREA) was formed. The CREA oversees legislation, regulation and rural electrification, contributing to improved rural productivity and quality of life. This collection contains bound copies of Colorado Country Life, the association newsletter, as well as pamphlets and reports from the Colorado-Ute Electrical Association.
Colorado School of AgricultureRecords of the Colorado School of Agriculture
(1909-1939)   0.5+ lin. ft.  
The Records of the Colorado School of Agriculture document the secondary school established at Colorado Agricultural College in 1909, which provided practical agricultural instruction to students across Colorado. The collection contains published histories, programs, brochures, reports to the Dean, and a photo composite of the first graduating class in 1912.
Colorado State Forestry AssociationRecords of the Colorado State Forestry Association
(1873-1933)   9 lin. ft.   23 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
Colorado conservationists formed the Colorado State Forestry Association, also known as the Colorado Forestry Association (CFA), in 1884 to support the conservation, management, and renewal of forests through the dissemination of educational materials, promotion of forestry legislation, and creation of forest reserves. The Records of the Colorado State Forestry Association consists primarily of the correspondence of CFA president William G. M. Stone with prominent conservationists, government officials and educators of the early 1900s. In addition to correspondence, the collection contains clippings from Colorado newspapers and printed material from related organizations, as well as handwritten drafts of papers addressing a variety of forestry related topics.
Colorado State GrangeRecords of the Colorado State Grange
(1873-1985)   15.25+ lin. ft.  
The Colorado State Grange was established in the Colorado Territory in 1874 to give support and encouragement to rural and agricultural communities. This fraternal society remains active in supporting communities through education, emergency relief, and legislative activism. The collection contains financial ledgers, meeting minutes, scrapbooks, issues of the organization's newspaper Colorado Granger, correspondence and other material related to the Colorado State Grange operations.
Colorado State Science Fair, Inc.Records of the Colorado Science and Engineering Fair
(1954-2005)   6 lin. ft.  
The Colorado Science and Engineering Fair had its beginnings in 1955, when a committee was formed to investigate the possibility of holding an annual state-wide science fair. The first fair was held April 28, 1956, and known both as the Annual Regional Science Fair and the Colorado-Wyoming Science Fair. In 1970 the name was changed to the Colorado State Science Fair when Wyoming ended its participation in the fair. In 1993 the name was changed again to the Colorado Science and Engineering Fair. Materials in the collection include programs, entrant and winner lists, planning information and correspondence about annual fairs, and photographs and slides of fairs, participants and projects. Also included is information on some regional fairs, as well as on the International Science and Engineering Fair.
Colorado State UniversityRecords of the North Central Association Accreditation Evaluation of Colorado State University
(1960-1978)   10.5 lin. ft.  
The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA) is a membership organization, consisting of colleges, universities, and schools in 19 U.S. states, that is engaged in educational accreditation. The collection consists of reports, letters, memos, and publications that were assembled for the 1974 NCA accreditation visit to Colorado State University.
Colorado State UniversityRecords of Student Activities
(1886-1970)   3 lin. ft.  
Extra-curricular student activities on the campus of Colorado State University first began in November 1879 with the establishment of the Philosophian Literary Society. The Records of Student Activities documents various groups and activities pertaining to student life at CSU, including social clubs, fraternities and sororities, and academic clubs. Materials include constitutions and bylaws, membership information, correspondence, and photographs.
Colorado State UniversityRecords of the Westfall Memorial Scholarship
(1939-1985)   0.5 lin. ft.  
The Westfall Memorial Scholarship was established in 1953 at Colorado State University and honors Dr. Alfred Westfall, a faculty member from 1913-1953 and Chair of the Department of English from 1926-1953. Materials include bank records and correspondence regarding the scholarship, and writings by Alfred Westfall.
Colorado State UniversityRecords of Administrative Officers
(1915-1974)   6 lin. ft.  
The Records of Administrative Officers contains the administrative records from non-academic and university governance offices at Colorado State University. Materials consist of meeting minutes, constitutions, legislation, correspondence, memos, and photographs from the Committee on Human Relations, Curriculum Committee, Faculty Council, Fort Collins City Council, Congress on Racial Equality, Office of the Academic Vice President, Department of the Dean of Women, Fort Collins Council of Churches, and Mail Services. Papers specific to Harry L. Dotson, former vice president of the university, are also in the collection.
Colorado State UniversityRecords of the University Organization Study
(1969-1973)   0.5 lin. ft.  
The Organization Study at Colorado State University was launched in 1971 to study the university's ability to react to changing conditions in higher education. Task groups were formed to study undergraduate education, graduate education, continuing education, and research and creative activities. Materials include data, correspondence, mission statements, and final reports. Related to the Organization Study was the Special Tenure Study; the collection also includes some correspondence and the final report of this committee.
Colorado State University -- College of Liberal ArtsRecords of the American Indian ABE Teacher and Teacher Aide Training Project
(1970-1973)   0.25 lin. ft.  
The Records of the American Indian ABE Teacher and Teacher Aide Training Project document the federally grant-funded initiative at Colorado State University to provide basic adult education to Native American populations in the 1970s. Materials include lists of participants and advisors, publications of specific tribal histories, information on interview techniques, and a lesson plan.
Colorado State University Alumni AssociationRecords of the Alumni Association
(1885-1988)   7.5 lin. ft.  
The mission of the Alumni Association at Colorado State University (CSU) is to advance the university by developing and strengthening lifelong relationships between alumni and the university community, benefiting current and future alumni and friends, and serving as a catalyst for communications and involvement. The collection includes publications from the Alumni Association, alumni histories, memorabilia, and correspondence. A significant component of the collection is about the War Service Aggies, students and alumni who served in the First World War.
Colorado State University LibrariesRecords of the Colorado State University Libraries
(1891-2015)   140.75+ lin. ft.  
The Records of the Colorado State University Libraries documents events, people, and organizations associated with the libraries at Colorado State University. The library at Colorado State University was established in 1880 in the Old Main building; today library services are centralized in the William E. Morgan Library, constructed in 1964. The collection includes information relating to the construction and renovation of Morgan Library, administrative correspondence, memos, letters, emails, annual reports, committee minutes and reports, and photographs documenting the history of the libraries.
Colorado State University. Aggie Haylofters ClubRecords of the Aggie Haylofters Club
(1947-1986)   2.25 lin. ft.  
The Aggie Haylofters, a campus square dancing club, was organized by Colorado A & M College (now Colorado State University) students in early 1947. The Haylofters enjoyed great popularity during the 1940s through the 1970s. Weekly dances were held on campus as well as a yearly weekend square dance festival. By 1982, square dancing was fading in popularity and there were only six couples participating. In the 1985-1986 school year, the club disbanded. The Aggie Haylofters Collection consists of administrative papers and ephemera.
Colorado State University. Alumni AssociationRecords of the Homecoming Parade
(1978-2007)   6.5 lin. ft.  
Homecoming at Colorado State University can be traced back to 1914 when a football game between alumni and the current college team was played. Over the years new traditions were added including painting of the Aggie "A", the bonfire, and the homecoming parade. The collection documents the planning and activities of the homecoming parade, and includes financials, photographs, correspondence, and scrapbooks.
Colorado State University. American West ProgramRecords of the American West Program
(1969-1978)   1.5 lin. ft.  
The American West Program at Colorado State University was a cross-disciplinary program designed to bring together scientists, humanists, engineers, and artists to explore a common theme: the American West. Drs. Joseph Angell and Arthur Wilcox began the program in 1972 with a Thomas Moran art exhibit in conjunction with the hundredth anniversary of the creation of the National Park Service. The program evolved to include many thematic aspects of western Americana. The program ceased in 2005 due to a lack of funding.
Colorado State University. Armed Forces Science DivisionRecords of the Armed Forces Science Division
(1896-1961)   0.5 lin. ft.  
The Armed Forces Science Division was created because the 1862 Morrill Act provided funding for institutions that provided military tactics as a prominent course of instruction. In 1881, a group of students organized into a drill team, and a formal company of 36 cadets organized at Colorado State University. The 1920s were a prominent decade for the Armed Forces Science Division; enrollment in ROTC increased drastically and in 1927, the first Ca-Dettes were introduced. In 1946, an Air Force ROTC unit was activated at Colorado State University. Military training was required of all freshman male college students until 1962, when the mandatory status of ROTC was dropped. The collection contains primarily armed services related publications and souvenir postcards. Some of the postcards were collected by Dan Schultz, a member of CSU's Battery A, which served in Europe during World War I.
Colorado State University. Asian/Pacific American Cultural CenterRecords of the Asian/Pacific American Cultural Center
(1984-2018)   12+ lin. ft.   29 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
The Asian Pacific American Cultural Center (APACC) provides access to resources that support Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern, and Asian American students while at Colorado State University. Since its founding in November 1984 as Services for Asian American Students (SAAS), APACC has provided educational programs and volunteer opportunities for students to build community and to spread awareness of Asian American culture. The collection primarily documents programs and events, such as Asian Fest, P.A.L.S., and Explorers. The activities of associated clubs, especially Hui O` Hawai`i Club's annual Lu`au, are also represented. Material types include scrapbooks, administrative files, correspondence, newsletters and promotional materials, newsclippings, posters, photographic materials, auido cassettes, videotapes, CDs, Zip disks, and t-shirts.
Colorado State University. Association of Faculty WomenAssociation of Faculty Women Scrapbook
(1929-1959)   1.25 lin. ft.  
The Association for Faculty Women scrapbook documents the social activities of the female faculty at Colorado State University. The collection consists of one scrapbook.
Colorado State University. Black/African American Culture CenterRecords of Black/African American Culture Center
(1982-2012 and undated)   1.75 lin. ft.  
The Records of Black/African American Culture Center relate to the African American college experience, inclusion in higher education, diversity, as well as related services, activities, celebrations, relevant individuals and news. Materials include audio and video magnetic tapes, digital media (DVDs and CD-Rs with audio, video, images, etc.), photographic prints, correspondence, press releases, newsletters, newspapers and clippings.
Colorado State University. College of AgricultureRecords of the College of Agriculture
(1890-1983)   0.75+ lin. ft.  
The Records of the College of Agriculture includes historical information about the college in the form of pamphlets and articles, as well as lab manuals, exam questions, and syllabi from a few courses in agronomy and soils.
Colorado State University. College of Applied Human SciencesRecords of the College of Applied Human Sciences
(1980s-2004)   3 lin. ft.  
The College of Applied Human Sciences was created in 1986 to promote the well-being of people and the environment in which they live, through education, research, and community service. In 2001, the Department of Design and Merchandising from the College of Applied Human Sciences held a fashion show in honor of Mr. Blackwell, one of the most important American designers to come from the West Coast. This fashion show was an opportunity for students to design pieces inspired by Mr. Blackwell's designs and construction. The Colorado State University Historic Costume and Textile Museum owns more than eighty of Mr. Blackwell's labels, scrapbooks, and master patterns. This collection contains primarily VHS tapes that document the college's activities, including many tapes of the Blackwell fashion show.
Colorado State University. College of BusinessRecords of the College of Business
(1922-1964)   0.5 lin. ft.  
The College of Business first began with initial business courses in 1944, followed by a formal business program in 1950. Due to increasing student enrollment, the Department of Business was established in 1957. In 1965, Colorado State University officially created the College of Business. This collection consists of faculty meetings and reports, enrollment data, faculty and summer institute information, and other miscellaneous papers.
Colorado State University. College of EngineeringRecords of the College of Engineering
(1889-2011)   15+ lin. ft.  
The College of Engineering at Colorado State University has a long history in the study, research, and teaching of civil, electrical, hydraulic, mechanical, environmental, biomedical, and computer engineering. Currently the college offers nine bachelor's and eight advanced degree options. Materials in the collection include letters and correspondence of early college faculty Louis G. Carpenter and E.B. House, photographs of campus labs as well as dam construction in Colorado and Australia, laboratory assignments, and collegiate and departmental records.
Colorado State University. College of EngineeringRecords of the Colorado Space Grant at Colorado State University
(1968-2005)   10.5 lin. ft.  
The Colorado Space Grant at Colorado State University is part of the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program, a federally funded program dedicated to assuring the vitality of the Nation and the quality of life through the understanding, assessment, development, and utilization of space resources. Space Grant Programs work to enhance the educational experience of students based on cooperative relationships among universities, colleges, industry, research organizations, and NASA. The Colorado Space Grant Consortium (CSGC) was founded in 1989 as one of the initial 17 universities and consortia of the Space Grant College Program. The CSGC, led by the University of Colorado at Boulder, currently consists of 20 institutions, including Colorado State University, and one non-profit foundation. The collection contains program budgets, correspondence, meeting minutes, memos, publications, reports, and student and faculty research.
Colorado State University. College of Forestry and Natural ResourcesRecords of the College of Forestry and Natural Resources
(1923-1979)   0.25 lin. ft.  
The Records of the College of Forestry and Natural Resources documents activities of the college and its faculty. The collection includes brochures, histories, and field notebooks.
Colorado State University. College of Natural SciencesRecords of the College of Natural Sciences
(1922-1974)   0.25 lin. ft.  
The College of Natural Sciences at Colorado State University offers courses of study in the biological, physical, and mathematical sciences. The records include materials for a proposal to the National Science Foundation, letters, histories, and a semi-annual report.
Colorado State University. College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical SciencesRecords of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
(1901-2007)   54+ lin. ft.  
The College of Veterinary Medicine was founded in 1907. Now operating as the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, it is comprised of four undergraduate programs: Biomedical Sciences, Environmental Health, Microbiology, and Neuroscience. There are also four graduate programs: Biomedical Sciences, Clinical Sciences, Environmental & Radiological Health Sciences, and Microbiology, Immunology & Pathology. The collection includes class notes, books, history materials, photographs, mounted images, posters, correspondence, a painted portrait, charcoal sketches, and artifacts. A fair amount of materials in this collection is related to the centennial celebration of the college in 2007.
Colorado State University. Colorado State Women's AssociationRecords of the Western History Interest Group of the Colorado State Women's Association
(1967-1986)   1.5 lin. ft.  
The Western History Interest Group of the Colorado State Women's Association was one of over 50 interest groups that were formed to allow association members to become better acquainted with one another through small group participation. Materials include correspondence, meeting information, and scrapbooks.
Colorado State University. Department of AthleticsRecords of the Athletic Department
(1922-2010)   3+ lin. ft.   34 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
The athletic department was founded in March 1892 as the Athletic Association at the State Agricultural College (now Colorado State University), for the purpose of organizing and encouraging the formation of a football team and other field sports. This collection contains press releases, programs, and brochures.
Colorado State University. Department of Civil EngineeringRecords of the Department of Civil Engineering
(1969-1975, 1997)   2.25 lin. ft.  
The Department of Engineering at Colorado State University (then the State Agricultural College of Colorado) began in 1883 with courses in practical mechanics and drawing. The collection contains financial records, memoranda, faculty trip records, seminar planning papers, and correspondence.
Colorado State University. Department of Communications DisordersRecords of the Department of Communications Disorders
(1957-1995)   0.25 lin. ft.  
The Records of the Department of Communications Disorders documents the department at Colorado State University from its founding in 1964 to its closing in 1995. Materials include histories, reports, manuals, and slides.
Colorado State University. Department of Military ScienceRecords of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps
(1961-1985)   1.5 lin. ft.  
The Records of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) at Colorado State University consists of scrapbooks and ephemera relating primarily to the Poudre Musket Company, a drill team and tactical warfare unit.
Colorado State University. Department of Physical EducationRecords of the Department of Women's Physical Education
(1920-1988)   23.25 lin. ft.   7 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
The Records of the Department of Women's Physical Education documents the development of women's athletics and physical training at Colorado State University. Records include programs, photographs, and scrapbooks of social gatherings such as the May Fete and dance performances, courses offered by the department in various sports such as swimming and gymnastics, and intra and extramural activities such as tennis, The Swan Club, and basketball. Scrapbooks, handbooks, financial statements and notebooks document organizations associated with women's physical education including the Physical Education Majors (PEM) Club, the Women's Athletic Association (WAA), and the Women's Recreation Association (WRA).
Colorado State University. Events and Donor EngagementVisual Materials of Colorado State University Events and Donor Engagement
(1994-2007)   3 lin. ft.  
The Visual Materials of Colorado State University (CSU) Events and Donor Engagement contains material from Colorado State University's Events and Donor Engagement division. CSU Events organizes university functions on behalf of the Office of the President, University Advancement, and other university leadership. Materials include photographs, film negatives, and CDs.
Colorado State University. ExtensionRecords of the Colorado Cooperative Extension
(1906-2000)   252.5 lin. ft.   432 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
For nearly a century, the Colorado Cooperative Extension has served as the agricultural and home management outreach arm of Colorado State University, a land-grant institution, by bringing the results of university research to rural populations. The organization has its roots in early farmers' institutes conducted off-campus starting in 1879. The passage of the Smith-Lever Act in 1914 officially established Extension as a cooperative effort between the USDA, land-grant institutions, and state and local governments. The Extension collection contains annual reports of county agents, specialists, directors, and editors; statistical reports; project specific reports; and files from the office of extension at the university level organized by Colorado Cooperative Extension directors.
Colorado State University. Extension. Homemakers CouncilRecords of the Colorado Extension Homemakers Council
(1932-1989)   3 lin. ft.  
The Colorado Extension Homemakers Council is active in programs to provide education to rural Coloradans about nutrition, home furnishings, clothing, home management, and home budget formation. It was established in 1932 as the Colorado Home Demonstration Council. The name was changed in 1964 to the Colorado Extension Homemakers Council, in accordance with the name change of the national organization. The collection includes awards, publications, newspaper clippings, photographs, programs, scrapbooks, and artifacts.
Colorado State University. Facilities Management DepartmentRecords of the Facilities Management Department
(1916-2015)   15+ lin. ft.  
The Board of Agriculture of the Colorado Agricultural College and General Assembly of the Colorado legislature instituted the Facilities Management department through the establishment of a building committee in 1878. As the campus expanded, the responsibilities of the department did as well. The Records of the Facilities Management Department document the growth of the department and the campus. The collection contains records pertaining to the construction and maintenance of buildings around the Colorado State University (CSU) campus, as well as off-campus academic and research facilities, including Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, and CSU Extension branch stations. Records include building proposals, plans, specifications, design reports, regulatory procedures, news reports, committee meetings, and photographs of building projects and interiors around the CSU campus.
Colorado State University. Facilities Management Dept.Blueprint Negatives of University Buildings
(1881-1985)   6.25 lin. ft.   3 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
In the 1990s, the Facilities Management Department created eight-by-ten inch negatives from the original building blueprints. The department still maintains the original blueprints in their storage facility. The blueprint negatives were transferred to the University Archive in 2006. This collection consists of modern negatives of University building blueprints and tracings. Note that the dates refer to the date of original creation; copies of materials were made in the 1990s.
Colorado State University. FacultyRecords of the Faculty
(1881-1981)   13.5+ lin. ft.  
The Records of the Faculty is an aggregation of items acquired from many different sources. Combining a wide range of materials including faculty and staff records, department histories, correspondence, faculty and staff obituaries, notebooks, transcripts, scrapbooks, photographs, one blueprint and sketch, one manuscript, publications, reports, newsletters, playbills, and ephemera, the collection touches on various topics related to the faculty and staff at Colorado State University as well as university operations. Two files in the collection are restricted.
Colorado State University. Faculty Charter Convention CommitteeRecords of the Faculty Charter Convention Committee
(1970-1977)   0.5 lin. ft.  
The Faculty Charter Convention Committee was convened in 1975 and charged with revising and reorganizing faculty governance at Colorado State University. The 21-member committee made its final report in 1977. Materials include memos, meeting minutes, reports, correspondence, and lists of participants.
Colorado State University. Faculty CouncilRecords of the Faculty Council
(1963-1977)   0.5 lin. ft.  
Since 1915, the Faculty Council has been the representative body for the academic faculty at Colorado State University. The council decides the educational policies of the university and passes all rules and regulations necessary for university government. This collection contains Faculty Council meeting minutes for 1963 to 1977.
Colorado State University. Faculty Council. Committee on Teaching and LearningRecords of the Committee on Teaching and Learning
(1996-2011)   0.75 lin. ft.  
The Committee on Teaching and Learning is a standing committee of the Faculty Council and recommends policies and standards for instruction and student development at Colorado State University. The records include meeting minutes, agendas, and correspondence.
Colorado State University. Faculty Council. Committee on the Responsibilities and Standing of the Academic FacultyRecords of the Committee on the Responsibilities and Standing of the Academic Faculty
(1979-1988)   1.5 lin. ft.  
The Committee on the Responsibilities and Standing of the Academic Faculty (CORSAF) is a standing committee of Colorado State University's Faculty Council. CORSAF recommends policies and procedures related to CSU's faculty responsibilities, standing, and grievances. The records include meeting minutes, agendas, annual reports, subject files, and memoranda.
Colorado State University. Faculty Improvement CommitteeRecords of the Faculty Improvement Committee
(1920-1983)   3 lin. ft.  
The Faculty Improvement Committee, formerly known as the Faculty Self-Improvement Committee, was established on December 2, 1918, at the State Agricultural College of Colorado (now Colorado State University.) The original mission of this committee was to promote self-study or graduate study for faculty, and later became involved in academic freedom, appointment, promotion and tenure, retirement, and sabbatical and special leaves. The collection includes correspondence between committee members, annual reports, and final reports by grant recipients.
Colorado State University. Germans from Russia in Colorado Study ProjectSidney Heitman Germans from Russia in Colorado Study Project Collection
(1902-2005)   12.5+ lin. ft.   65 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
History professor Sidney Heitman established the Colorado State University Germans from Russia in Colorado Study Project in 1975. The study project focused on northern Colorado and conducted extensive interviews with Germans from Russia. The four-year project focused on the influence Germans from Russia had on Colorado, since they constituted the state's second largest ethnic group. The development of a comprehensive collection of material on Volga Germans in Colorado was a high priority of the project. The collection includes project files, oral history tapes and transcripts, conference papers, undergraduate student research, clippings, slides, and sound recordings.
Colorado State University. Graduate SchoolRecords of the Graduate School
(1933-1977)   1.5 lin. ft.  
Graduate education at Colorado Agricultural College (now Colorado State University) began in the 1890s, and the administration of graduate studies evolved from a three-person committee to the founding of a Graduate School in 1941. This collection contains information on the work of committees that oversee graduate programs at CSU, including Graduate Council minutes and Graduate Student Council minutes. Also present is a small amount of notes and data on the history of the Graduate School at Colorado Agricultural College.
Colorado State University. Housing and Dining ServicesRecords of Housing and Dining Services
(1967-2002)   1.5 lin. ft.  
Housing and Dining Services at Colorado State University provides and organizes services to students who are living in the residence halls or who purchase meal plans. The records pertain to housing facilities, dining facilities, and related programs, and include photographs, slides, budgets, and reports.
Colorado State University. Humanities and Social Sciences CollegeRecords of the Humanities and Social Sciences College
(1902-1993)   36.75 lin. ft.  
The Humanities and Social Sciences College documents the development of the Division of Science & Arts through to the School of Humanities & Social Science to the College of Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences and finally to the start of the College of Liberal Arts. Key individuals to the college can be viewed in the list of Persons within the Index Terms. Departments such as Anthropology, Art, English, Economics, Journalism, Foreign Languages, History, International Studies, Mathematics, Music, Theater, Dance, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology, and Speech are documented. Subjects include students, faculty, staff, curriculum, scholarships, programs, promotion, administration, staffing, facilities, and technology. Materials include various forms of documents and correspondence with some blueprints, drawings, photographs, and newspaper clippings.
Colorado State University. Institute of Environmental BiologyRecords of the Institute of Environmental Biology
(1960-1961)   0.25 lin. ft.  
The Institute of Environmental Biology was formed at Colorado State University in 1960 to serve as a non-administrative body in a coordinating and advisory capacity to member departments and agencies interested in environmental biology to stimulate a broad and integrated program of teaching and research. Materials include meeting minutes, memos, and copies of the founding constitution.
Colorado State University. LibrariesColorado Cannabis Collecting Initiative
(1973-2016)   5.5+ lin. ft.   54 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
The Colorado Marijuana Legalization Amendment, also known as Amendment 64, was a historic initiative ballot measure to amend the Colorado State Constitution, outlining a statewide drug policy for the cultivation and recreational use of cannabis. The measure passed on November 6, 2012. The collection contains text-based materials, photographs, ephemera, and oral histories documenting the passage of legislation regarding recreational marijuana and its socio-economic impact.
Colorado State University. LibrariesVietnam War Literature Manuscript Collection
(1962-2001, 2018)   19.5 lin. ft.   1 online item   Primo   Mountain Scholar
The Vietnam War Literature Manuscript Collection contains imaginative accounts of Americans fighting in Vietnam. The collection includes drafts and manuscripts of fiction novels, plays, poetry, short stories, and comics, as well as bibliographies, reviews, correspondence, and cassette tapes.
Colorado State University. LibrariesDutch Hop Collection
(2003-2015)   0.25 lin. ft.  
Dutch Hop is a dance and musical style unique to Germans from Russia, or Volga Germans. The collection includes information regarding Dutch Hop, copies of a newsletter, and a flyer and sign.
Colorado State University. LibrariesCollection on Early Student Groups
(1883-1917)   1 lin. ft.  
The Collection of Early Student Groups documents some of the earliest established student groups and societies at the Colorado Agricultural College. Societies and groups represented include the Athletic Association, Columbian Literary Society, the Student Council, and the Philo-Aesthesian Society. Materials include membership rosters, letters, receipts, minutes, and secretary ledgers.
Colorado State University. LibrariesOld Main Collection
(1878, 1970)   7.75 lin. ft.   1 online item   Primo   Mountain Scholar
The Old Main Collection contains items removed from the Old Main time capsule as well as photographs and information on the fire that destroyed the building in 1970.
Colorado State University. LibrariesRecords of the University Library Expansion
(1991-2002)   5 lin. ft.  
The main library of Colorado State University, the Morgan Library, underwent a major reconstruction and addition that opened in 1998. The collection documents this expansion and renovation project, and includes correspondence, reports, catalogues, plans, schedules, and publications.
Colorado State University. LibrariesRecords of the Library Flood
(1987-2008)   10.5 lin. ft.   1 online item   Primo   Mountain Scholar
The collection contains materials regarding the damage to Morgan Library and the response of Colorado State University to the flood of July 28, 1997. Materials include contractor contracts, reports on book repair and replacement, memos, emails and meeting minutes of library committees formed to deal with damage to the book and journal collection, book and monetary donations to the library, interlibrary loan, and restoration of the building. Also included are photographs of Morgan Library right after the flood, and VHS recordings of local news channels and CSU media relations on the flood and repair of the library.
Colorado State University. LibrariesSaratov Ephemera Collection
(1994-2008)   0.25 lin. ft.  
The Saratov Ephemera Collection contains items collected by people visiting the Saratov area of Russia. Materials include postcards, flyers from museums and universities, and other printed ephemera. Most of the materials are in Russian.
Colorado State University. LibrariesFaculty and Alumni Scrapbook Collection
(1901-1943, 1973-2018)   23 lin. ft.  
The Faculty and Alumni Scrapbook Collection contains scrapbooks and photo albums from students, alumni, and staff associated with Colorado Agricultural College (C.A.C.) and Colorado State University (CSU).
Colorado State University. LibrariesCampus Events Collection
(1884-1974)   0.25 lin. ft.  
The Campus Events Collection includes programs, brochures, and other materials concerning various academic, professional, and social events at Colorado State University.
Colorado State University. LibrariesHistoric Traveling Diaries and Guestbooks Collection
(1841-1996)   2 lin. ft.   5 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
The Historic Traveling Diaries and Guestbooks Collection contains diaries and memoirs of people who lived and traveled throughout the United States and Canada.
Colorado State University. LibrariesMiscellany of Colorado State University Collection
(1885-2019)   17.50+ lin. ft.   6 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
The Miscellany of Colorado State University Collection contains publications, recordings, oral histories, photographs, and other ephemera created by or for the university, and its students, faculty, and staff.
Colorado State University. LibrariesLocal Colorado and Regional History Collection
(1834-1979)   0.5+ lin. ft.   25 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
The Local Colorado and Regional History Collection is a collection of local and Colorado history documents, photographs, aerial photographs, and maps as well as a small amount of material that does not relate to Colorado. The collection was acquired over time and includes student class papers as well as papers written by local historians, correspondence, and reports. Subjects primarily include Fort Collins and Northern Colorado history, and irrigation and agricultural history of Colorado.
Colorado State University. LibrariesCollection on Germans from Russia
(1804-2013)   5+ lin. ft.   1 online item   Primo   Mountain Scholar
Germans from Russia, or Volga Germans, originally came from Germany. During the eighteenth century, Catherine the Great and her grandson Alexander I invited Germans to settle rich farm lands along Russia's Volga River. They enjoyed about one hundred years of prosperity and considerable autonomy in matters of language, law, religion and social customs. Political turmoil in Russia at the end of the nineteenth century motivated thousands of Volga Germans to immigrate to the United States, where they settled on the plains of Kansas, Colorado, and the Dakotas. In the late 1970s, Volga Germans were Colorado's second largest ethnic group. The collection contains genealogical information on German Russian families, publications, maps, and sermons.
Colorado State University. Lory Student CenterRecords of the Lory Student Center
(1959, 2012)   3.1+ lin. ft.  
Colorado State University's Lory Student Center (LSC) is home to student organization offices, event facilities, a bookstore, computer store, food court, and other student amenities. The LSC opened in 1962, and a renovation was completed in 2014. The fiftieth anniversary of the student center was observed with celebratory events in 2012. The collection contains a scrapbook commemorating the anniversary. It also contains rebranding records for the renovated center as well as an architectural drawing for the original LSC theater.
Colorado State University. Men's Science ClubRecords of the Men's Science Club
(1923-1984)   0.5 lin. ft.  
Formed in the summer of 1923, the Men's Science Club dedicated itself to a climate conducive to scientific thought. The club was organized as a science club for male faculty with a selective membership and was initially known as the Aristotle Club. The organization adopted its current name in 1926. Membership was first limited to twenty members but was later expanded to thirty in 1960. This collection contains ledgers of minutes and financial records, correspondence, and other pertinent documents to the club.
Colorado State University. Office of Academic AdvisingRecords of the Office of Academic Advising
(1944, 1970-1973)   0.25 lin. ft.  
The Records of the Office of Academic Advising documents procedures and policies on how faculty were instructed to assist and advise students throughout their academic career. Materials include memos, handbooks, and related publications.
Colorado State University. Office of Alumni RelationsAlumni Photograph Collection
(1884-1992)   60.25 lin. ft.   63 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
The Alumni Photograph Collection consists of approximately 5,500 photographic items, film reels, correspondence, and news clippings. Subjects include athletics; aerial views of the campus and Fort Collins; buildings; campus scenes; faculty and staff; students; alumni; individuals; and student activities. The Ruth Wattles Collection, compiled by Wattles while researching for her manuscript, "The Mile High College: the History of Colorado A&M" is included as are Drama Club scrapbooks which document the club's activities and members under the tutelage of Wattles. Many of the images contained in the Alumni Photograph Collection are duplicates of images in the University Historic Photograph Collection.
Colorado State University. Office of Conference ServicesRecords of the Office of Conference Services
(1989-2003)   1.75 lin. ft.  
The Office of Conference Services (now Conference and Event Services) at Colorado State University provides coordination and registration services for meetings and events both on- and off-campus. The collection contains newspaper clippings and a scrapbook.
Colorado State University. Office of Equal OpportunityRecords of Project GO
(1968-1975)   0.25 lin. ft.  
Colorado State University's Project GO emphasis was on recruitment and retention of minority and low-income students. Implemented during the 1968-1969 academic year, the program transitioned to individual ethnic student groups in the mid to late 1970s. Materials include meeting summaries, memos, program information, and policies.
Colorado State University. Office of Equal OpportunityRecords of the Office of Equal Opportunity
(1994-2005)   4.5 lin. ft.  
The Records of the Office of Equal Opportunity documents the efforts of Colorado State University to plan and establish policies and procedures regarding affirmative action, student and staff diversity, and equal employment practices. Materials include meeting minutes, reports, surveys, planning documents, and publications.
Colorado State University. Office of Information and Public ServiceCollection on Student Unrest
(1965-1971)   3 lin. ft.   18 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
This collection contains materials documenting student unrest on the campus of Colorado State University from 1965 to 1971. Protests, sit-ins, building take-overs, and arson are covered in the collection, as well as the official university administration response. Materials include press releases, flyers, newspaper clippings, and reel-to-reel tapes.
Colorado State University. Office of Information and Public ServicesRecords of the Office of Information and Public Services
(1923-1970)   0.25 lin. ft.  
The Office of Information and Public Services was responsible for communicating news and information to the students, staff, and general public about Colorado State University. The collection consists primarily of collegiate and departmental histories created by or for the Office of Information and Public Services during the university's centennial in 1970.
Colorado State University. Office of Instructional ServicesUniversity Historic Photograph Collection
(1879-2001)   185 lin. ft.   15086 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
The University Historic Photograph Collection is the visual history of Colorado State University from the 1880s to 2001. It documents various aspects of campus life, including academics, athletics, student activities, faculty research, Cooperative Extension, and the Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station. Materials dated from the 1880s to the 1950s are processed. Some materials from the 1960s to the 1980s are minimally processed. Later series have not been processed.
Colorado State University. Office of International ProgramsRecords of the Office of International Programs
(1948-1985)   30 lin. ft.  
The Records of the Office of International Programs was established to administer and oversee projects of an international nature. The collection consists of correspondence, memoranda, reports, proposals, conference proceedings, and office records related to meetings, finance, individual profiles, international travel, foreign countries and projects. Material types include manuscripts, articles, reports, brochures, journals, maps, newspaper clippings, and photographs.
Colorado State University. Office of PersonnelMid-Century Civil Service Records
(1927-1962)   1.5 lin. ft.  
The Mid-Century Civil Service Records documents job classifications, salaries, job postings, and general background on civil service positions at Colorado State University. The collection includes lists of employees by job title and/or job class, salary data, correspondence, and handbooks.
Colorado State University. Pi Omega Pi. Delta Tau ChapterRecords of Pi Omega Pi
(1959-1974 and undated)   0.75 lin. ft.  
Pi Omega Pi is the National Business Education Teacher Honor Society, which has the purpose of promoting scholarship and service in the area of business education and was founded in 1923. Colorado State University, Pi Omega Pi, Delta Tau Chapter was initiated May 21, 1961 as a fraternity. The last documented active members were 3 females ending in 1973. The Records of Pi Omega Pi collection contain a charter, by-laws, directories, chapter yearbooks, meeting minutes, documents, publications, correspondence, photography, a plaque, etc.
Colorado State University. Public Relations DepartmentRecords of the Public Relations Department
(1992-1993)   3 lin. ft.  
The Public Relations Department communicates news and information about Colorado State University (CSU) to students, staff, and the general public. The collection contains press releases issued from January 2, 1992 through December 29, 1993. Also included are submissions to the CSU event calendar newsletter at the time, Happenings, by CSU departments and community members.
Colorado State University. Ram Flying ClubRecords of the Ram Flying Club
(1948-1981)   3.25 lin. ft.  
The Ram Flying Club at Colorado State University offered flying instruction and flight time to its members. The collection contains membership applications and rosters, financial documents, photographs, and correspondence.
Colorado State University. Registrar's OfficeRecords of the Registrar's Office
(1896-1990)   3 lin. ft.  
The Registrar's Office at Colorado State University is responsible for maintaining students records, transcripts, and grade reports. The collection contains procedures and policies of the Registrar's Office, and meeting notes and minutes for the Graduate Council, Executive Committee, and Committee on Advanced Degrees.
Colorado State University. Research FoundationRecords of the Colorado State University Research Foundation
(1941; 1957-1966)   1.5 lin. ft.   1 online item   Primo   Mountain Scholar
In 1941, the Colorado Agricultural Research Foundation formed to administer patents and also to receive and solicit gifts, grants, and bequests for the purpose of stimulating research at Colorado State University (CSU). In 1957 the foundation became the Colorado State University Research Foundation (CSURF) and supervised the procurement of grants and financial contributions for research in science, social sciences, and humanities. This collection consists primarily of the records of the Point 4 Youth Corps research project administered by CSURF director Maurice Albertson and includes questionnaires completed by 39 people regarding the potential of the Youth Corps based on their individual foreign service experiences. The collection also contains reports, grant proposals, newspaper clippings, and publicity brochures related to development funds, other programs and research overseen by the office.
Colorado State University. School of EducationRecords of Project Promise
(1988-2007)   30.25+ lin. ft.  
Project Promise (Professionals with a Mission in Education) was an accelerated post-bachelor's degree secondary teacher licensure program offered from 1989-2007 by Colorado State University's School of Education. The collection documents the history of the program. Materials include administrative files, program curriculum, subject files, placement information for schools at which Project Promise students taught, promotional materials and brochures, clippings, student records, books, photographic materials, VHS tapes and miniature video cassettes, CDs, 3.5 inch floppy disks, posters, and a plaque.
Colorado State University. School of EducationRecords of the Colorado State University School of Education
(1917-2012)   12.5 lin. ft.  
The School of Education at Colorado State University offers courses of study in teaching and learning; organizational learning, performance, and change; and higher education leadership and counseling. The school offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Records in the collection include papers, scrapbooks, photographs, negatives, slides, one floppy disk of photographs, videotapes, textiles, and ephemera. In addition to education files, club and fraternity records are in the collection.
Colorado State University. Solar Energy Applications LaboratoryRecords of the Solar Energy Applications Laboratory and Solar Village
(1940s-1998)   44+ lin. ft.   156 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
The Records of the Solar Energy Applications Laboratory and Solar Village document the research conducted on solar energy by SEAL staff, and the state of solar energy development in the United States and parts of the world during the latter half of the 20th century. The collection contains reports, papers, conference proceedings, office files, raw data, schematics, manuals, photographs, and slides.
Colorado State University. Spurs Pep ClubSpurs Pep Club Scrapbooks
(1931-1941)   3 lin. ft.  
The chapter of the Spurs Pep Club at Colorado A&M (now Colorado State University) began in 1931. Their motto was "at your service" and they participated in many service activities on and around campus. The all-female pep club would perform routines during sporting events and volunteer around the community. In later years the focus of the organization changed more towards community service and less about promoting school spirit on campus. The collection includes scrapbooks and a diary created by Spurs Pep Club members.
Colorado State University. Trailer Court Association Inc.Records of the Trailer Court Association
(1949-1976)   0.75 lin. ft.  
The Trailer Court Association was formed to oversee an on campus trailer park focused on affordable housing options for married students at Colorado State University. The records contain financial documents, correspondence, insurance forms, constitutions, contracts, and titles.
Colorado State University. University ClubRecords of the University Club
(1951-1994)   3.5 lin. ft.  
The University Club at Colorado State University is a social organization established to promote the social and recreational welfare of its members. Membership is extended to all faculty, staff, and alumni of the university. The collection contains annual reports, correspondence, meeting minutes, photographs, and a scrapbook.
Colorado State University. University Honors ProgramRecords of the Honors Program
(1952-1973)   1.75 lin. ft.  
The Records of the Honors Program at Colorado State University document its establishment from an experimental honors colloquium to a full program supported by the Faculty Council. Materials include planning for the experimental honors colloquium offered in the winter of 1957, lists and descriptions of honors course offered, and the organization of the program.
Colorado State University. Women's Athletic AssociationRecords of the Women's Athletic Association
(1900-1964)   20.25+ lin. ft.  
The Women's Athletic Association (WAA) was established at Colorado Agricultural College (now Colorado State University) in 1922 to offer female students the opportunity for athletic competition. In 1962, the Women's Recreation Association (WRA) replaced the WAA. The collection includes scrapbooks, photographs, and association records.
Colorado State University. Women's Recreation AssociationWomen's Recreation Association Scrapbooks
(1962-1970)   7.75 lin. ft.  
The Women's Recreation Association (WRA) oversaw intramural sports for women as well as the expansion of women's intercollegiate athletics at Colorado State University. The collection contains scrapbooks documenting the activities of the WRA.
Colorado Water CongressColorado Water Congress Collection
(1958-1970, 1982-2017)   3.25 lin. ft.   15 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
The Colorado Water Congress was established in 1958 to provide information about water-related issues affecting Colorado and the West. The organization's newsletters offer a broad overview of Colorado water debates and policy issues, as well as columns and commentary from some of the state's leading water experts. Materials include newsletters, VHS tapes, and conference materials.
Colorado Water Resources Research InstituteRecords of the Colorado Water Resources Research Institute
(1949-2007)   95 lin. ft.   34 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
Colorado State University has long been a leader in the West in water research and engineering. The University was a logical choice to oversee the Colorado Water Resources Research Institute (CWRRI) when, in 1964, Congress passed the Water Resources Research Act to better coordinate the nation's water research programs. The mission of CWRRI on the CSU campus was to bring water concerns and problems to the attention of water experts in higher education, facilitate research into these issues and disseminate new information to all water users. Most of the collection consists of the organizational files of CWRRI directors, Norman A. Evans, Neil S. Grigg, and Robert C. Ward. Materials include working files related to the many research projects and proposals generated by the program and information related to various water-related conferences, committees, and commissions. In addition, there are CWRRI internal files with long-range plans, program reviews, and reports produced by the organization or its directors. Slide presentations, photographs, and documents from the CWRRI reference library are also present.
Colorado Wildfire CollectionColorado Wildfire Collection
(2012-2015)   0.25 lin. ft.  
The Colorado Wildfire Collection includes news clippings and digital photographs related to fire suppression efforts and to the social, ecological, financial, and psychological impacts of Colorado wildfires.
Colorado. Attorney-General's OfficeRecords of the Colorado Office of the Attorney General
(1842-1999)   129.5 lin. ft.   129 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
Since its creation in 1876, the Colorado Office of the Attorney General (CAG) has tried many cases related to water and other natural resources. This collection concerns the precedent-setting case United States v. Colorado (general adjudication case number W-8439-76), in which CAG argued against the United States' filing of an application for rights to instream river flows on federal land on behalf of the U.S. Forest Service (USFS). The United States filed their application in Colorado's District Court, Water Division 1 in 1976. The trial began in 1990 and ended with the judge's decision against the U.S. in 1993. The collection consists of CAG's records of the case, specifically the pleadings, stipulations, discoveries, and exhibits. Materials include legal documents, correspondence, publications, notes, data, maps, photographs and negatives, slides, floppy disks, and videotapes, and cover topics such as the South Platte River and its tributaries, forestry, hydrology, watershed science, geology, civil engineering, and the history of the USFS.
Community Organizations CollectionCommunity Organizations Collection
(1907-1978)   1.5 lin. ft.  
The Community Organizations Collection contains the administrative and public relations paperwork of community organizations in the Fort Collins area.
Consolidated Home Supply Ditch and Reservoir CompanyRecords of the Consolidated Home Supply Ditch and Reservoir Company
(1874-2012)   19+ lin. ft.   242 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
Formed in 1882 in Loveland, Colorado, the Consolidated Home Supply Ditch and Reservoir Company (CHS) delivers water for agricultural purposes through its system of ditches and reservoirs located in Larimer and Weld counties. The company and its system, which draws from the Big Thompson River, are well documented through minute books, water records, and files of recent secretaries. Supplementing these are stock, financial, and legal records, as well as photographs, maps, plans, and drawings. Many files document system improvements -- the Home Supply Watershed Project especially -- as well as increasing urbanization. Five entire or partial series are closed to the public.
CoopersmithPapers of Howard G. Coopersmith
(c.1980-2010)   34.5+ lin. ft.  
Exploration and production geologist Howard G. Coopersmith has conducted extensive research related to the international diamond industry, and provided the impetus for the development of the Kelsey Lake Diamond Mine located near the Colorado-Wyoming border. This collection includes Coopersmith’s extensive reference materials, project files, published and unpublished papers, maps, photographs, and electronic files.
Cunningham, Frances ScheltPapers of Fannie Cunningham
(1892-1965)   2+ lin. ft.  
Frances "Fannie" Schelt Cunningham (1872-1967) graduated from Colorado Agricultural College (now Colorado State University) in 1895. Following college, she taught in local public schools until she married Frank Cunningham in 1903. The collection documents her college studies, along with some of her later writing on topics including westward expansion, local pioneers, and the western landscape. Cunningham also photographed landscapes, rivers, canyons, and ditches in northern Colorado, especially the Michigan Ditch and camp in the Poudre Canyon. Materials include photographs, essays and other writings, newspaper clippings, her college diploma, and an artifact.
Dale Hein Pingree Park CollectionDale Hein Pingree Park Collection
(1969-1989)   0.5 lin. ft.  
Dale Hein, long-time professor of Fishery and Wildlife Biology at the Warner College of Natural Resources, also served as director of the Summer Field Ecology Program at CSU’s Pingree Park campus for 10 years. This collection consists of course notes, histories of CSU’s mountain campus, photographs, news clippings, and a scrapbook.
Davis, Robert K.Papers of Robert K. Davis
(1926-2000)   9 lin. ft.  
Robert K. Davis, now retired from the University of Colorado-Boulder's Environment and Behavior Program, Institute of Behavioral Science, has focused his research on the economics of natural resource management, with emphasis on water resources, hunting, wildlife and wildlife management. Over the years he worked for a number of institutions, including serving as assistant director for economics at the Office of Policy Analysis, U.S. Department of Interior (1976-1985), and as Senior Associate at the Institute of Behavior Science, University of Colorado-Boulder. Davis contributed to projects in a number of countries, among them Botswana, Namibia, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe. The collection contains papers, background material and publications related to his work.
Denver Agricultural and Livestock ClubRecords of the Denver Agricultural and Livestock Club
(1946-1979)   1 lin. ft.  
Founded in 1946, the Denver Agricultural and Livestock Club actively fosters agricultural programs such as the 4-H Club, Future Farmers of America, the National Western Stock Show, scholarships, and local agricultural events. The objective of the Club is to foster closer relationships and acquaintances among individuals living in and around Denver interested in the field of agriculture and to promote agricultural and livestock projects. Collection materials include minutes, correspondence, financial statements, and membership directories.
Deter Family ScrapbooksDeter Family Scrapbooks
(1862-1998)   2 GB  
This collection consists of digital images of selected pages of two scrapbooks created by family member Pam Whelden. Topics include Deter family genealogy, the history of Deer Trail, Colorado, and the activities of several generations of an eastern Colorado ranching family.
Diebel, WendelWendel Diebel Musical Compositions
(1964)   1 folder  
Wendel Diebel was a composer and professor of piano at Colorado State University for almost 30 years. The collection contains four printed scores.
Ditch ProjectRecords of the Ditch Project
(2008-2009)   9GB  
The Ditch Project, in 2009, brought together historians, scientists, and other artists to examine the history of Boulder, Colorado's irrigation ditches. This effort took the form of three extensive exhibits featuring artwork, photo essays, and educational materials about ditches, as well as a public symposium and a website ( The collection is comprised entirely of electronic documents, maps, and photographs.
Ditch and Reservoir Company AllianceRecords of DARCA
(2001-2018)   0.25 lin. ft.  
The Ditch and Reservoir Company Alliance (DARCA) was created in November 2001 in Silverthorne, Colorado. DARCA is a non-profit trade organization dedicated to assisting Colorado's ditch and reservoir companies, lateral ditch companies, irrigation districts, and all other types of private ditch associations. The collection includes meeting minutes, brochures, convention programs, and newsletters.
DunbarPapers of Robert G. Dunbar
(1900-1956)   0.25 lin. ft.  
The author of numerous scholarly publications on western agricultural and water resources history, Robert G. Dunbar (1907-1993) earned his Ph.D in history from the University of Wisconsin in 1935. He held history faculty positions at the University of South Dakota (1935-37), the Colorado State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts (1937-1947), and Montana State University (1947-72). Dunbar was a colleague and friend of Charles A. Lory (1872-1962), who served as president of Colorado’s land-grant college from 1908 to 1940. This collection includes Dunbar’s correspondence with Lory and others, handwritten notes of interviews with eastern Colorado farmers in the early 1940s, drafts of his papers on eastern Colorado, newspaper clippings, and a photograph.
Earth Resources CollectionDepartment of Earth Resources Collection
(1966-2000)   3 lin. ft.  
The CSU Department of Earth Resources faculty and researchers maintained centralized reference and research files. This collection is comprised of selections of their water-related files. In addition to a set of files on the U.S. Virgin Islands, the collection contains various reports and files related to vegetation and forests as well as the South Platte River and Clear Creek. Numerous aerial photos of the Commanche Alpine Area and Roosevelt Forest exist here as well.
EckhardtPapers of John R. Eckhardt
(1960-2009)   39+ lin. ft.  
John R. Eckhardt, a civil engineer who holds three degrees from CSU, spent 20 years directing the development and implementation of the Imperial Irrigation District - San Diego County Water Authority Efficiency Conservation and Water Transfer. He previously was the assistant state engineer for Colorado and also worked for the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District. His collection documents these three areas of work, with the IID activities being most prominent. The collection contains reports, data, depositions, publications, and maps.
Eddy, Willard O.Papers of Willard O. Eddy
(1926-1943, 1978 and 1992)   2.25 lin. ft.  
Willard O. Eddy (1908-1993) played a pivotal role in transforming Colorado State University (CSU) from an agricultural college to a university. Eddy taught at CSU beginning in 1937 and later founded CSU's Honors Program and the department of philosophy. This collection consists of Eddy's correspondence, class papers, training manuals, receipts, photographs and ephemera accumulated primarily before his career at CSU.
Edwards, E. E. (Elijah Evan), 1831-1915Papers of Elijah E. Edwards
(1846-1881)   0.5 lin. ft.   10 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
Elijah Evan Edwards (1831-1915) was the first president of Colorado State University from 1879 through 1882. Journals from several years he spent as a student at Asbury University (now DePauw) comprise the bulk of the collection. His work at Colorado State University is represented by six journals and a few documents. The collection includes bound journals, clippings, correspondence, ephemera, and a report.
Eidsness, Frederic A.Papers of Frederic A. Eidsness, Jr.
(1963-2014)   9.5 lin. ft.  
Frederic A. Eidsness, Jr., served as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Assistant Administrator for Water from 1982 to 1983. The collection primarily includes documents created and collected by Eidsness that pertain to the EPA administration, water quality standards, and pollution in the 1980s. Prominent document types include speeches and testimony, correspondence, reports, journal articles, and newspaper clippings. There is also a set of water quality reports done for the Larimer-Weld Regional Council of Governments.
Eugene A. HancockPhotographs of Eugene A. Hancock
(1932)   0.1 lin. ft.  
Eugene Ammon Hancock (1886-1967) worked as the managing editor of the Fort Collins Express-Courier (now the Coloradoan) from 1920 until 1935. After his retirement from the publishing business, Hancock opened Hancock Studios in Loveland and continued working as a professional photographer. This collection consists of nineteen photographs of sugar beet fields and factories, train boxcars, and factory workers loading bags of sugar.
EvansPapers of Harold G. Evans
(2003-2014)   10.5 lin. ft.  
Harold G. Evans, a professional engineer, has served on many water-related committees at the local and state level in Colorado. Evans worked on the Statewide Water Supply Initiative (SWSI) as a member of the South Platte Basin Technical Roundtable and the GAP, Conservation, and Alternative to Ag Dry-Up Technical Roundtables for Phase 2 of SWSI. He also worked on Governor Ritter's South Platte River Task Force, served on the City of Greeley Water and Sewer Board for 21 years, and worked on a committee which drafted Senate Bill 73 dealing with agricultural well augmentation. Evans' papers pertain to these projects and document water conservation strategies, urban water and sewer issues, and recreational and environmental concerns. Materials include correspondence, implementation plans, meeting notes, reports, clippings, and legislation.
EvansPapers of Norman A. Evans
(1915-2012)   69+ lin. ft.  
Norm Evans (1922-2018) worked at Colorado State University as a civil engineering professor starting in 1951. He earned his Ph.D. from CSU in 1963 while head of the Agricultural Engineering Department. He was appointed director of the Colorado Water Resources Research Institute in 1966. Evans also consulted on irrigation and water projects in the U.S. and abroad, served on the Fort Collins Water Board for 25 years, and was appointed to the Colorado Water Pollution Control Committee. The collection consists of teaching materials, research files, administrative documents, and published works. Also included are reports, meeting minutes, and correspondence from Evans' time with the CWRRI, Fort Collins Water Board, and other projects such as international consulting.
Evans, Ginger S.Papers of Ginger Evans
(1963-1997)   27+ lin. ft.   9 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
Ginger S. Evans is an alumna of Colorado State University (CSU) and was the chief of new airport construction and associate director of aviation for the City and County of Denver during construction of Denver International Airport (DIA). Materials include office files, maps, plans, and schematics for the airport, and personal memorabilia.
Fagan, Irmel W.Irmel Fagan Collection of Women's Athletics at Colorado State University
(1923-1986)   10.5 lin. ft.  
Irmel Louise Fagan (1913-2010) served at Colorado State University as Director of the Physical Education Department for Women. She began as an instructor at Colorado State University in 1957, becoming the director of the physical education program following the retirement of Elizabeth Forbes in 1959. Material types in this collection include papers, bound volumes, one manuscript, musical scores, audiovisual material, and ephemera relating to women's athletics.
Farr, W. D. (William Daven), 1910-2007Papers of W. D. Farr
(1890-2010)   13+ lin. ft.   22 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
William Daven "W.D." Farr (1910-2007) was a leading water pioneer, cattleman, and businessman in northern Colorado. He was extensively involved in many local and national water and agricultural organizations, including the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District, the Greeley Water and Sewer Board, and the American National Cattlemen's Association. Materials document little of Farr's professional life but more of his service activities and personal life. Beyond Farr and his family, the collection also provides useful documentation on Greeley and northern Colorado water issues. Along with speeches, correspondence, clippings, and subject files, the collection contains photographs, CDs, DVDs, and artifacts.
FauschPapers of Kurt D. Fausch
(1970-2013)   12 lin. ft.  
Kurt D. Fausch retired in spring 2017 from his position as professor in the Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology at Colorado State University, where he worked since 1982. His research has focused on stream ecology and human impacts on rivers and has included collaborations throughout western North America as well as in Japan and New Zealand. The collection consists of his teaching materials, related mainly to fish ecology and fishery science, as well as sets of research data on Front Range rivers and trout populations.
Federal Land Bank of WichitaFederal Land Bank of Wichita Collection
(1907-1989)   4 lin. ft.   21 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
The Federal Land Bank of Wichita was created, along with twelve other banks, by the United States government to provide long-term credit to farmers by the Federal Farm Loan Act of 1916 in response to the unique credit needs of farmers. The collection contains reports and maps relating to ditches, streams, and underground water in Colorado, New Mexico, Kansas, and Nebraska, as well as similar reports from the Land Bank of Berkeley regarding Utah and Wyoming.
Fetcher, John R.Papers of John R. Fetcher
(1960-1966 and 2009)   0.25+ lin. ft.   9 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
John R. Fetcher (1912-2009) was instrumental in the creation of several of Colorado's recreational areas through his involvement in the construction of large water projects. Fetcher helped found the Upper Yampa Water Conservancy District and only retired shortly before his death. The collection largely relates to the construction of Steamboat Lake located in Routt County, Colorado. The collection includes reports, maps, blueprints, notes, and a brochure. Also included in the collection are blueprints for the Elk River Project and a DVD from Steamboat Pilot and Today documenting Fetcher's memorial service.
Fiberarts MagazineRecords of Fiberarts Magazine
(1970-2001)   27 lin. ft.  
The collection contains the records of Fiberarts Magazine, the leading textile-art magazine for over 30 years with subscribers across the United State, Canada, Europe, Australia, and Asia. Materials include correspondence with artists, writers, and gallery owners; audiovisual materials including photographs, transparencies, negatives, 35 mm slides; and production files on the publication of the magazine.
FiegePapers of Mark T. Fiege
(c. 1930-2010)   7.5 lin. ft.  
Mark Fiege, William E. Morgan Chair of Liberal Arts (2008-2013), co-founder of the Public Lands History Center, and Wallace Stegner Chair in Western American Studies, taught courses in environmental, western American, and US history at Colorado State University. His collection includes brochures, publications, maps, and reports related to public lands (especially national parks) and environmental history.
Fisk, Charles C., 1918-2005Papers of Charles C. Fisk
(1880-2007)   10 lin. ft.   1 online item   Primo   Mountain Scholar
After retiring as an engineer, Charles Fisk researched and wrote a book about Denver's water. The materials in the collection mostly relate to the book Fisk was completing at the end of his life, The Metro Denver Water Story: A Memoir. Subjects primarily relate to the history of Denver and its water, including focus on the South Platte River and the Two Forks project. Predominant material types are photocopies, clippings, drafts, and books as well as two field books of ditch measurements.
Fort Collins Council on the Arts and HumanitiesRecords of the Fort Collins Council on the Arts and Humanities
(1983-1993)   22.5 lin. ft.  
Administrative, financial, and other records of an organization founded to support local art groups.
Foster, Bryant E.Papers of Bryant Edgar Foster
(1891-1969)   4.25+ lin. ft.   1 online item   Primo   Mountain Scholar
Bryant E. Foster served with the 89th Division, 314th Ammunition Train, in World War I. Following the war he worked for several years with the Great Western Sugar Company in northern Colorado, and beginning in 1933 worked as an appraiser with the Federal Land Bank. This collection contains material primarily from his Army service, including correspondence (much by Bryant Foster and his wife Lucy Chapin Foster), military papers such as copies of orders, photographs, maps, postcards and a war scrapbook. Also included are a number of diaries by Lucy Foster that cover the war years as well as earlier and later periods. Some miscellaneous materials relating to both the Foster and Chapin families are also included.
Freeman, David M.Papers of David M. Freeman
(1911-2011)   17.5 lin. ft.  
David M. Freeman is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Sociology at Colorado State University. As part of his four-decade long career, Dr. Freeman began studying western water use in the 1980s, and began to focus specifically on the Platte River project in the late 1990s. The collection includes Dr. Freeman's research for Implementing the Endangered Species Act of the Platte Basin Water Commons (2010). Subject areas include the Platte River negotiations between Colorado, Nebraska, Wyoming, and the federal government, endangered species such as the whooping crane, the least tern, and the pallid sturgeon, the Endangered Species Act, water law, and sociology of water. Material types include book drafts, notes, reports, minutes, newspaper clippings, CDs, photographs, and various collected publications.
Freytag, George F.Papers of George F. Freytag
(1918-1995)   4.5+ lin. ft.  
George F. Freytag (1928-2011) was a botanist and expert in bean breeding. The collection contains professional papers, research, and theses and dissertations.
Friends of the PoudreRecords of Friends of the Poudre
(1965-2003)   4.5 lin. ft.  
Friends of the Poudre, like its predecessor Preserve Our Poudre, is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of the Cache la Poudre River and prevention of large dam projects in Poudre Canyon. Preserve Our Poudre (1980-1986) generated local support for designating the upper portion of the Poudre a Wild and Scenic River. Friends of the Poudre formed in 1986 to oppose the Grey Mountain Reservoir project and enhance the Poudre River's recreational, historic, and educational values. Materials include administrative files, reports, brochures, newsletters, correspondence, newsclippings, bumper stickers, and t-shirts related to ordinary operations, grassroots activism, and legislation.
Garbutt, Newton C.Newton C. Garbutt Notebooks
(1885)   0.5 lin. ft.  
Newton C. Garbutt (1868-1955) was a member of the class of 1890 at Colorado State Agricultural College (now Colorado State University). The collection consists of notebooks of course lectures from classes Garbutt took as a student at CAC.
Garst, Warren, 1922-2016Warren and Genevieve Garst Collection
(1907-2012)   30+ lin. ft.   1324 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
For 25 years, from 1962 until 1987, Warren and Genny Garst spent at least nine months a year on the road shooting film footage for Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom, the country's preeminent wildlife and adventure documentary series. In his role as photographer Warren created over 20,000 images of animals, people, and places across all seven continents. The collection contains correspondence between Warren and Genny, research materials, Warren's writings including drafts and index cards for his zoology dictionary Zoolexicon, and their photographic slide collection.
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, and Ally (GLBTQQA) Resource CenterRecords of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, and Ally (GLBTQQA) Resource Center
(1970-2013)   9+ lin. ft.  
The Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Queer Questioning and Ally (GLBTQQA) Resource Center at Colorado State University was established to support and affirm the diverse identities and lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, Two-Spirit, and same gender loving people as individuals and as groups, especially as students, staff, and faculty of CSU and their families, friends, and allies. The collection contains scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, posters, and photographs documenting the activities of the GLBTQQA Resource Center, as well as local, regional and national issues and events related to the LGBTQ community.
Gibbons, Leslie L.Papers of Leslie L. Gibbons
(1949-2007)   1.5+ lin. ft.  
Leslie L. Gibbons (1907-1981) was an alumnus, professor, and head of the Department of Industrial Arts at Colorado State University. The collection includes photographs and class lists of courses taught by Gibbons.
Gillette, C.P. (Clarence Preston), 1859-1941Letterbooks of Clarence P. Gillette
(1892-1906)   3 lin. ft.  
C.P. Gillette (1859-1941) was the first professor of entomology at Colorado Agricultural College (now Colorado State University). During his 40 years at CAC he was a professor, served as state entomologist, and was head of the Experiment Station. The collection contains copies of letters written by C.P. Gillette.
Gilpin-Jefferson Livestock AssociationRecords of the Gilpin-Jefferson Livestock Association
(1919-2003)   1.5+ lin. ft.  
The Gilpin-Jefferson Livestock Association, formally established in 1920, was created as part of the national organization and as an affiliate of the Colorado Cattlemen's Association, in order to represent local members in government and educate people about the cattle industry. The collection includes by-laws, minutes, legal and financial documents, correspondence, membership lists, printed material, and memorabilia.
Glover, Robert E. (Robert Ellsworth), 1896-1984Papers of Robert E. Glover
(1896-2000)   45+ lin. ft.   157 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
A civil engineer with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, the U.S. Geological Survey, and Colorado State University, Robert Glover (1896-1984) conducted significant research on concrete cooling, dam construction, groundwater flow, and more. The focus of the collection is on the extensive work he did on these subjects. A smaller portion of the collection reflects Glover's personal life in terms of family activities and hobbies, including birding, photography, and environmentalism. Predominant material types include reports, articles, memoranda, correspondence, data, calculations, notes, diaries, slides, photographs, negatives, artifacts, maps, and charts.
GoddenPapers of Irene GoddenUIGMUniversity
Godfrey Ditch CompanyRecords of the Godfrey Ditch Company
(1870-1996)   0.75 lin. ft.   11 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
The Section No. 3 Ditch Company was incorporated in March 1870 in Weld County. The company constructed its ditch to divert water from the South Platte River for agriculture, milling and dairying purposes. In 1910, it was reincorporated as the Godfrey Ditch Company. The collection contains the minute books of both companies, which span the years 1870 to 1986. Also included are account ledgers and stock registers, as well as some legal documents and historical information.
Goeder, Frank Peat, 1886-Papers of Frank P. Goeder
(1907-1965)   2+ lin. ft.  
Frank P. Goeder (1886-1963) was an alumnus and professor of physics at Colorado Agricultural College (now Colorado State University). The collection includes correspondence, a scrapbook, newspaper clippings, writings, photographs, and certificates and diplomas.
Goslin, Ival V.Ival V. Goslin Water Resources Collection
(1907-2004)   86+ lin. ft.   126 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
For over 50 years, Ival V. Goslin (1911-1991) worked in water resources. This collection contains records from throughout his career. The bulk of the collection contains records from the Colorado Water Resources and Power Development Authority where Goslin served as the first Executive Director and later as a consultant. The Authority (est. 1981) has conducted water project feasibility studies and created and implemented financing programs for water and wastewater infrastructures. The collection includes considerable basic engineering, environmental, hydrologic, and economic data surrounding water planning in the 1980s. Records from Goslin's career at the Upper Colorado River Commission and Western Engineers, Inc. are also included. Common subjects are the filling of Lake Powell and the effects on Rainbow Bridge National Monument, and the recreational use of Jerry Creek Reservoirs. Materials include correspondence, newsletters, reports, legislative drafts, news clippings, speeches, books, pamphlets, slides, photographs, videos, and artifacts.
Gray, William M.Papers of William M. Gray
(1993-2011)   6 lin. ft.  
William M. "Bill" Gray (born 1929) is professor emeritus of atmospheric science at Colorado State University and head of the Tropical Meteorology Project. He is a pioneer in the science of forecasting hurricanes and one of the world's leading experts on tropical storms. The collection consists of internet search results, articles, and research data.
Great Plains Agricultural CouncilRecords of the Great Plains Agricultural Council
(1938-1996)   36.5 lin. ft.  
The Great Plains Agricultural Council was founded in 1946, merging the earlier Northern Great Plains Regional Agricultural Council (1938) and the Southern Great Plains Regional Agricultural Council (1939). Its purpose was to provide an organization for cooperation and coordination in dealing with key issues in Great Plains agriculture. Members included representatives from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the experiment stations and the land grant colleges and their extension services in the Great Plains states. The Council sought to identify and evaluate critical issues, encourage and develop research and action on them, and represent the Great Plains agriculture in the region and the nation. The Council disbanded in 1996. The collection primarily includes correspondence, committee reports, minutes and publications.
Great Western Sugar CompanyRecords of the Great Western Sugar Company
(1893-1984)   341.5 lin. ft.   1035 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
The Great Western Sugar Company, incorporated on February 27, 1905, was the dominant producer of Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska beet sugar for over sixty years. Each new factory of the Great Western Sugar Company quickly became the hub of the agricultural community in which it was built. Materials include financial and administrative records, correspondence, reports, company publications, subject files, newspaper clippings, photographic prints, contact sheets, negatives, slides, audio and videotapes, and motion picture films produced by company photographers.
Green, BillPhotographs of Bill Green
(1992-2011)   2 lin. ft. + 1.54 GB   52 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
Bill Green, a water resources engineer and outdoor photographer, photographs reservoirs, streams, and natural areas in the western United States. The collection consists of 25 digital photographs of the 2002 Colorado drought, as well as nearly 1,500 slides of water features, parks, and wildlife, mostly in Colorado but also in other western states.
Green, Roy M.Papers of Roy M. Green
(1933-1954)   2+ lin. ft.  
The collection contains the professional papers of Roy M. Green, the sixth president of Colorado A&M. Materials include correspondence, memos and reports from various campus and national committees and councils, budgets, and financial reports.
GronningPapers of Lloyd G. Gronning
(1986-1999)   1.5 lin. ft.  
A water program management consultant, Lloyd J. Gronning has worked on projects across the West. He also served as the Utilities Director for the City of Thornton, Colorado, at the same time sitting on a number of water- and irrigation-related boards of directors. The collection chiefly contains reports and presentations by Gronning Engineering Company related to the Arkansas River, Colorado Springs Utilities, groundwater, and water rights.
Groundwater Appropriators of the South Platte River Basin, Inc. (GASP)Records of GASP
(1912-2007)   30.5+ lin. ft.   116 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
The Groundwater Appropriators of the South Platte River Basin, Inc. (GASP) was a non-profit well-augmentation company, the first organization of its kind in Colorado. Founded in 1972, its purpose was to offset depletions to the South Platte River caused by pumping of the South Platte valley-fill aquifer. At its peak, GASP served more than 3,000 wells in northeastern Colorado. As state regulation of this activity was modified, the company ceased operations in 2003 and sold the last of its assets in 2007. Collection materials include operation plans, membership lists, well information, legal documents, marketing materials, correspondence, dissolution documents, meeting minutes and agendas, as well as oversize maps and drawings.
Groundwater Data CollectionGroundwater Data Collection
(1897-2011)   36.25+ lin. ft.   408 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
Colorado State University's strength in groundwater research evolved naturally from the state's early residents needing information on irrigated agriculture. The data, maps, charts, drafts, correspondence, photographs, final reports, and reference materials that were produced by or collected for these groundwater studies over the years are what comprise the Groundwater Data Collection. Materials relate to the groundwater studies that CSU researchers conducted primarily in eastern Colorado (the South Platte basin, High Plains, and Arkansas Valley) as well as the San Luis Valley in southern Colorado. Subjects of particular focus are artificial recharge, observation wells, and irrigation pumping.
Habey, PaulStudent Outdoor Clubs Collection
(1948-1999)   2.75 lin. ft.  
The Student Outdoor Club Collection contains materials created by and for various student outdoor clubs at Colorado State University, including the Mountaineering Club, Hikers Club, Outing Club, and Conservation Club. Materials include scrapbooks, publications, newspapers clippings, rosters, schedules, and reports.
Haglund, BeckyRecords of the Graduate School History Project
(1974-1980)   1.5 lin. ft.  
Graduate education at Colorado Agricultural College (now Colorado State University) began in the 1890s, and the Graduate School at CSU now supports more than 4,000 students in over one hundred disciplinary and interdisciplinary doctoral, master's, and professional degree programs. This collection contains oral histories and questionnaires collected in 1980 by Becky Haglund, a graduate student in CSU's History Department, and used to write A History of Graduate Education at Colorado State University (1981).
HamiltonPapers of Fred B. Hamilton
(1933-1945)   0.5+ lin. ft.  
Fred B. Hamilton (1911-1954) was a 1933 Colorado State University Agricultural Engineering graduate who specialized in water issues. He worked for the Civilian Conservation Corps, the USDA Soil Conservation Service, and later the Diamond A Cattle Company before moving to the Soil Conservation Service at the University of Nebraska. Materials in the collection include papers, photographs and rolled maps related to reservoirs and corresponding structures. Most were designed by Hamilton and relate to the Arkansas Valley. Most of the pictures are from Douglas or Larimer County, Colorado, and the papers are related to his activities in Elbert, Kiowa, Wellington and Pueblo, Colorado.
Hansen, James E. 1938-Alvin M. Pettine Collection
(1983-2010)   0.25 lin. ft.  
The Alvin M. Pettine Collection contains background research and biographical information on Pettine and his family, and an oral history conducted with Dr. Eric Pettine, Alvin's brother, by Dr. James E. Hansen. Materials include obituaries, family histories, and copies of the oral history on compact disc.
Hansen, James E. 1938-Collection of Faculty and Student Profiles
(1879-1974)   3.5 lin. ft.  
The Collection of Faculty and Student Profiles was created as part of Dr. James E. Hansen's project on the history of Colorado State University. Materials include identified data sets, lists of graduates, and summary information regarding student majors, courses, enrollment, and degrees.
Hansen, James E. 1938-Collection on Legislation
(1855-1949)   0.25 lin. ft.  
As a state institution, Colorado State University is subject to laws and regulations created by the Colorado government. The Collection on Legislation includes historical copies of state legislation, as well as related publications.
Hansen, James E., 1938-Oral History Tapes
(1972-2005)   12 lin. ft. + 12.5 MB   3 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
Dr. James E. Hansen and several assistants created this collection of oral histories primarily to gather information for four books and a paper about Colorado State University (CSU) history: Democracy's College in the Centennial State: a History of Colorado State University (1977), "Charles A. Lory and the Challenges of Colorado's Semi-Arid Frontier" (1980), Chiron's Time: a History of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University (1983), Beyond the Ivory Tower: a History of Colorado State University Cooperative Extension (1991), and Democracy's University: a History of Colorado State University, 1970-2003 (2007). Most interviewees were university administrators, faculty, and staff members or were affiliated with the work of the CSU Cooperative Extension. Contents include cassette tapes, indices, transcripts, notes, biographical information, correspondence, and administrative files.
Hansen, James E., 1938-Records of the Financial Administration
(1940-1962)   3 lin. ft.  
Records of the Financial Administration consists of historical financial information about the Colorado A & M College (now Colorado State University) in the form of reports, correspondence, agreements, bond notices, invoices, bills, miscellaneous financial information, photographs, and negatives. Materials were collected from the office of the university's long-time Business Manager Joseph M. Whalley.
Harvey, Mark W. T. (Mark William Thornton)Papers of Mark W. T. Harvey
(1921-1991)   2+ lin. ft.  
Mark Harvey, professor of history at North Dakota State University, has written and taught extensively on western American and environmental history. This collection documents his research on the Echo Park Dam controversy which surrounded a proposed project in Dinosaur National Monument, part of the National Park System located in northwest Colorado and northeast Utah. The collection includes Harvey's notes, as well as collected articles, correspondence, and newspaper clippings related to the controversy.
Hayes, ElizabethCollection of Genealogical Research on Germans from Russia in Northern Colorado
(1900-2013)   20+ lin. ft.  
The Collection of Genealogical Research on Germans from Russia in Northern Colorado focuses on families who immigrated from Russia to northeastern Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas, and the Portland, Oregon, area and consists of census records, family histories, passenger lists, obituaries, birth, death, and marriage records, and regional histories on areas of Russia settled by Germans.
HeermannPapers of Dale F. Heermann
(1968-2009)   0.25 lin. ft.  
Dale F. Heermann (1937-2009) focused his research on irrigation, especially center pivot systems, during his forty-year career with the USDA Agricultural Research Service. This collection consists mainly of Heermann's articles on irrigation and related subjects.
Heitman, SidneyPapers of Sidney Heitman
(1918-1973)   1.5 lin. ft.  
Sidney Heitman (1924-1993), a professor of history at Colorado State University and a specialist in the study of emigration of people from the former Soviet Union. The collection includes research on Nikolai Bukharin and correspondence regarding the Rocky Mountain Social Sciences Association Journal.
Hettinger, IdaPapers of Ida Hettinger
(1993-2002)   1+ lin. ft.   86 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
Ida Lichtenwald Hettinger was a Russian German who was part of the forced deportation to Siberia in 1941. The collection contains original letters written between 1993 and 2002 to distant family in the United States, which she located through answering an ad in Neues Leben. Much of the content of the letters is about her extended family and personal history. The original letters are written in German; many of the letters have an English translation provided by Harold Stoll.
Hobbs, GregPapers of Gregory J. Hobbs, Jr.
(1928-2018)   56 lin. ft.  
A leading expert on Colorado water law, Colorado Supreme Court Justice Gregory J. Hobbs, Jr. (b. 1944), practiced environmental, land use, transportation, and water law for more than two decades before his appointment to the bench in 1996. The collection documents Justice Hobbs' legal work during private practice and on the court, along with his professional publications, presentations, and service activities. The collection also documents Hobbs' personal life and family. Subjects covered beyond environmental and water law include the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District, air quality, water and legal education, Boy Scouts, and paleohydrology at Mesa Verde. Predominant material types are correspondence, reports, publications, clippings, meeting minutes, photographs, videos, audiotapes, computer media, and artifacts.
Hobbs, WillPapers of Will Hobbs
(1980-2012)   1.5+ lin. ft.  
Will Hobbs is an award-winning author of books for children and young adults, focusing on outdoor adventures. The collection contains manuscripts and ephemera for four titles, Beardance, Bearstone, Downriver, and River Thunder, as well as ephemera for Beardream.
Hoffman, Carl J.Papers of Carl J. Hoffman
(1915-2002)   4.5+ lin. ft.  
Carl J. Hoffman (1908-2004) was a CSU civil engineering graduate (1932) who spent nearly thirty years working for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation designing dams and spillways. His accomplishments include helping to design the Hoover Dam and the Grand Coulee Dam, as well as many smaller dams throughout the West. The collection includes engineering books, manuals, design data, reports, notes, memoranda, maps, and project design summaries, focusing especially on small dams.
Holland, Richard W., 1940-2013Papers of Richard W. Holland
(1958-2007)   13 lin. ft.  
Richard W. Holland (1940-2013) was an electrical engineer and a noted lepidopterist. His focus was on butterfly and moth species in the American Southwest, northern Mexico, and Baja California, as well as several islands globally. Dr. Holland collaborated frequently with the staff at the C.P. Gillette Museum of Arthropod Diversity at Colorado State University where his extensive Lepidoptera collection resides. The collection consists of photograph albums, framed photographs, slides of areas where Holland traveled, correspondence, reprints of scholarly articles, and distribution lists of Lepidoptera, plants, and animals in the southwestern United States.
Hoover, Marvin D.Papers of Marvin D. Hoover
(1957-1975)   0.25 lin. ft.  
Marvin D. Hoover served as a hydrological researcher in Colorado for several decades, beginning in 1953. These papers illuminate his work concerning the water supply of Colorado Springs and his later involvement as an environmental consultant on water-storage issues for Fort Collins. Document types include correspondence, reports, notes, clippings, streamflow data, and two maps.
HoppePapers of Diane Hoppe
(1989-2016)   30 lin. ft.  
Diane Hoppe (1947-2016) served in the Colorado House of Representatives from 1999 to 2006. Her service also included the Colorado Foundation for Water Education, the Colorado Water Conservation Board, and the South Platte Basin Roundtable. The collection consists of Hoppe's files related to these organizations, her political life, and personal artifacts, including a number of the awards she received.
Howe, Charles W.Papers of Charles W. Howe
(1942-2015)   12.25 lin. ft.  
Charles W. Howe, professor emeritus of economics at the University of Colorado Boulder and director emeritus and currently faculty research associate at the Environment and Behavior Program, Institute of Behavioral Science, University of Colorado Boulder, has focused his research on environmental and natural resource economics with emphasis on water resources, including water resources development, water rights, and river basin and watershed management. He frequently contributed his expertise in water issues as a consultant in the United States and overseas. Howe provided assistance and testimony in two legal cases, El Paso v. New Mexico and the Pecos River Compact (Texas v. New Mexico), the latter came before the Supreme Court. He also consulted on a number of international projects, including those in Gambia, Botswana, and Kenya, and served on the Water Resources Advisory Board in Boulder. The collection contains papers, background material, and publications related to this work, including transcripts and other information from the legal cases.
Hummel, Paul H.Papers of Paul H. Hummel
(1942-1963)   0.5 lin. ft.  
Paul H. Hummel (1888-1969), a longtime rancher in Boulder County, Colorado, purchased property there in 1920. In 1933 he began grazing cattle in the Roosevelt National Forest, and became an influential voice as ranchers and the Forest Service debated allowable grazing on Forest Service lands. The collection consists primarily of correspondence with Forest Service personnel and members of local and national organizations concerning grazing on Forest Service lands. It also includes correspondence and other information on a livestock demonstration program.
IIPapers of James E. Hansen, IIUJEHUniversity
IIIPapers of John T. Caine III
(c. 1940s-1950s)   1.5 lin. ft.  
John T. Caine III served as general manager of the National Western Stock Show from 1943 until the time of his death in 1955. This collection includes photographs, news clippings, and a scrapbook related to the Stock Show.
IIIPapers of Holmes Rolston, III
Iliff and Platte Valley Ditch CompanyRecords of the Iliff and Platte Valley Ditch Company
(1884-1997)   8.25+ lin. ft.   17 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
The Records of the Iliff and Platte Valley Ditch Company contains the financial and business records of the company which was established in 1884 and irrigated land in Logan County, Colorado. IPV was typical of many irrigation companies in Colorado and the West in that a group of investors pooled their resources to form the company and raised revenue by selling shares of stock to irrigators. The collection includes several old ledger books with articles of incorporation, meeting minutes, stockholder information, cancelled stock certificates, cancelled checks and payment information, tax and insurance records.
International Park Publications CollectionInternational Park Publications Collection
(1929-1999; bulk 1965-1989)   9 lin. ft.  
This collection includes the printed materials (booklets, brochures, maps, reports) of the national parks of 42 countries on six continents, not including the United States. Topics include park history, geography, promotion, and natural resources conservation.
Irrigation Photograph CollectionIrrigation Photograph Collection
(1889-1933)   9 lin. ft.   184 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
The Irrigation Photograph Collection contains lantern slides and glass plate negatives related primarily to irrigation and agricultural subjects in Colorado and around the world. Colorado locations include the Colorado Agricultural College campus, Long's Peak, the San Luis Valley, and the Eastern Plains. Other countries significantly represented through irrigation or cultural sites include Egypt, Algeria, France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and Mexico.
Irrigation Research PapersIrrigation Research Papers
(1890-1985)   29.75 lin. ft.   3304 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
In 1911, the Irrigation Investigations Unit of the U.S. Department of Agriculture was established in Fort Collins in conjunction with Colorado Agricultural College (now Colorado State University). Scientists within the unit, including Ralph Parshall, Carl Rohwer, Victor M. Cone, and William E. Code, conducted irrigation-related research. They studied and designed apparatuses to measure water flow through canals and diversion structures, investigated various irrigation projects, and conducted snow surveys. Materials include letters, data, field books, drafts, reports, blueprints, maps, conference materials, photographs, and negatives.
Irwin H. Roberts CollectionIrwin H. Roberts Collection
(1855-1961)   3+ lin. ft.  
Dr. Irwin H. Roberts specialized in large animal external parasite research for the USDA from the late 1930s to 1976. The agency’s Meritorious Service Award in 1952 recognized his work leading to the control of scabies. Roberts served as director of the USDA parasite research laboratory in Albuquerque, NM from 1962 until his retirement in 1976. This collection consists of historical veterinary books and instruments.
Jacob, AntoinePhotographs of Antoine Jacob
(1897-1900)   1.25+ lin. ft.  
The collection contains photographs belonging to Antoine Jacob, member of the Class of 1901 of the Colorado Agricultural College (now Colorado State University). Photographs are of the Class of 1901, the San Juan Club, the Class of 1899, and the Class of 1902.
Jensen, Marvin Eli, 1926-Papers of Marvin E. Jensen
(1957-2011)   11.25 lin. ft.  
A significant contributor to the development of improved methods in estimating irrigation water requirements, Marvin E. Jensen has had a diverse career in civil engineering. This collection documents Jensen's consulting and writings with special emphasis on two consulting projects in which Jensen evaluated water distribution and usage along the lower Colorado River. Materials include data, correspondence, handwritten notes, news clippings, photographs and negatives, drafts, reports, and floppy disks.
Jim Benedict CollectionJim Benedict Collection
(1964-1997)   3 lin. ft.  
James M. “Jim” Benedict began working for the NPS in 1973 as a research biologist in Yosemite National Park. His career with the National Park Service also took him to Grand Teton National Park, Voyageurs National Park, Denali National Park and Preserve, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area and Virgin Islands National Park. He prepared planning documents and co-authored publications on fire behavior and prescriptions, backcountry management, and vegetation mapping. This collection includes management plans, publications about National Park Service policies and personnel, memorabilia, a poster, and a plaque.
John Albright National Park Service CollectionJohn Albright National Park Service Collection
(1901-2008; bulk 1970-1995)   37.5 lin. ft.  
As historian and project manager for the Denver Service Center of the National Park Service, John N. Albright taught new Park Service employees throughout the country about the history and mission of the organization. After twenty years with the Denver Service Center, Albright continued teaching for another decade in the Department of History at Colorado State University. This collection includes Albright's working papers from the Denver Service Center, park-related course materials, notes from his participation in the American Industrial Heritage Project, and his personal reference library of works related to the National Park Service. Material types include artifacts, conference proceedings, correspondence, manuals, publications, reports, and videotapes.
JohnsonPapers of Ray C. and Ardyce Johnson
(1970-2015)   1.5 lin. ft.  
Mr. and Mrs. Johnson owned a family farm near Wiggins, Colorado, in the South Platte Basin. The collection documents the struggles to keep the irrigated farm afloat, including financing with the Federal Land Bank and legal issues surrounding the use of groundwater. The collection also contains clippings, letters, reports, and maps related to the proposed Narrows Dam.
Johnson, A. I. (Arnold Ivan), 1919-Papers of A. I. Johnson
(1948-2000)   3.75 lin. ft.  
Arnold Ivan Johnson (b. 1919) is a hydrologist who worked for the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) for over 30 years researching soil mechanics and water-related issues. A member of many professional organizations and over 50 committees and symposia, he served as First Vice President of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) from 1975 to 1979 and received the Meritorious Service Award from the U.S. Department of the Interior. The collection primarily contains publications, reports, and conference proceedings by Johnson, many from his tenure at the USGS. The collection also contains slides and Johnson's resume.
Johnson, Harvey G.Papers of Harvey Johnson
(1907-1989)   0.5 lin. ft.   1 online item   Primo   Mountain Scholar
Having spent over 45 years of his life as a farmer in Fort Collins, Colorado, Harvey Johnson (1895-1991) understood the value of water. He served on numerous water boards, most significantly the Water Supply and Storage Company Board, of which he became a member in 1936 and served for 54 years. He was asked to serve on the Fort Collins City Council and served two terms as mayor in the 1960s. Johnson was instrumental in preparing the city to store water for future growth. This collection contains a significant amount of Johnson family history information, including oral history transcripts and biographies. Materials also include correspondence, photographs, news clippings, and land deeds.
Johnson, James P.Papers of Congressman James P. Johnson
(1969-1980)   252 lin. ft.  
James P. Johnson represented Colorado's Fourth District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1972 to 1980 as a member of the Republican party. He served on the Agriculture and Interior Committees and was one of thirteen members of Congress chosen to investigate the Central Intelligence Agency in 1975. This collection includes personal and political papers, project files, and correspondence from Mr. Johnson's eight years in Congress.
JohnstonPapers of Margaret A. Johnston
(1977-2008)   0.5 lin. ft.  
Just before graduating from San Francisco State University, Margaret Ann “Maggie” Johnston began her career in the National Park Service with an internship at the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Moving from seasonal ranger work in interpretation and supervision to become one of the first female law enforcement rangers in 1984, Johnston was named superintendent of the Capulin Volcano National Monument in 1998. She ended her NPS career as superintendent of Golden Spike National Historic Site. This collection consists of correspondence, reports, awards, photographs, clippings, compact discs, and artifacts.
JonesPapers of E. Bruce Jones
(1960-2013)   22.5 lin. ft.  
E. Bruce Jones (1933-2013) spent most of his life working as a consulting engineer in Wyoming and Colorado. He spent many years as president of Resource Consultants in Fort Collins and then as senior engineer with Jacobs Engineering Group in Denver. He worked extensively on environmental clean up, including on Rocky Mountain Arsenal groundwater issues, and assisted in developing the airborne passive gamma snow measurement system. His collection documents these subjects and more through publications, reports, letters, data, and aerial/satellite photographs.
Journals of Philemon P. BlackJournals of Philemon P. Black
(1889-1893)   0.5 lin. ft.  
Philemon P. Black farmed 80 acres of land that he named Sunnyside Ranch on the north side of Terry Lake near Fort Collins, Colorado. This collection consists of four farm journals dated 1889 to 1893, which have now been digitized for access online. Brief daily entries discuss the weather, irrigation, farm chores, social activities, and crops including alfalfa, oats, wheat, popcorn, hay, and orchard fruits.
Kenneth W. RockPapers of Kenneth W. Rock
(1870-2015, undated)   6 lin. ft.  
Papers of Kenneth W. Rock focus on the history of the migration of Germans from Russia to Colorado, course work related to Vienna, and references countries that he traveled and taught study abroad programs. Kenneth W. Rock (PhD, Stanford University) is Professor Emeritus of History at Colorado State University. His research and teaching focused on the Habsburg Empire, Central and Eastern Europe, European Biography, and the Germans from Russia Immigration experience. His articles and essays have been published in the Austrian History Yearbook, the Colorado Magazine, the Proceedings and Selected Papers of the Consortium on Revolutionary Europe, and in Germans from Russia in Colorado. He taught undergraduate European History courses and graduate seminars at CSU from 1965-2005, as well as seminars and colloquia in the University Honors Program, and participated actively in the CSU chapters of Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Alpha Theta national honors societies, in the Russian, Eastern, & Central European Studies (RECES) interdisciplinary program, and in International Education and Study Abroad programs. He accompanied CSU students studying abroad in Vienna, Austria in the 1980s, and was a visiting scholar at universities in Budapest, Hungary and Prague, Czech Republic in the 1990s. He was a co-founder, researcher, and oral historian for the "Germans from Russia in Colorado Study Project" in the 1970s. From 2006 to 2016, he was a volunteer associate with the CSU International Center for German-Russian Studies where he has served as chair of the Center's Academic Advisory Committee until the center ceased formal activities. The collection includes correspondence, reports, drafts, research, notes, articles, newsletters, journals, books, newspapers and clippings, brochures, magazines, photography (prints, slides, and negatives), audiovisual (cassettes, audio and visual reels, DVD's), and flags.
Kontny, LloydPapers of Lloyd Kontny
(1956-1971)   1.75+ lin. ft.   9 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
Lloyd Kontny, dryland farmer and agricultural businessman in Colorado and Kansas, helped create the Colorado Wheat Administrative Committee. He spearheaded initiatives to streamline grain transportation and regulatory controls, improve grain strains, promote new studies of farming techniques, and expand American wheat sales to the world marketplace. This collection contains personal, county board, and federal government documents regarding private business and USDA Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service (ASCS) surplus grain initiatives as they related to Kontny's Kansas farmland.
Land Rights CouncilRecords of the Land Rights Council
(1958-2009)   6 lin. ft.   133 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
Based in San Luis, Colorado, the Land Rights Council was formed in 1978 as a grassroots advocacy organization to protect the community's rights originally received under the Mexican land grant system. The Council has been committed not only to regaining historic rights to the mountain tract called La Sierra, but also to maintaining its ecological health. The collection primarily consists of administrative records, research files, and court case files.
Larimer County Abstract CompanyRecords of the Larimer County Abstract Company
(1912-1917)   0.5 lin. ft.  
The Records of the Larimer County Abstract Company contains letters and correspondence regarding property titles for Larimer County, Colorado, which includes the cities of Fort Collins, Loveland, and Estes Park.
Larimer County District CourtLarimer County District Court Map Collection
(1884-1953)   309 maps   309 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
The Larimer County District Court Map Collection (1884-1953) contains maps of water-related structures used to establish water rights and settle water disputes in district courts. The maps provide information regarding water adjudication and water litigation in the first half of the twentieth century. The information on some of the more comprehensive maps offer details about the physical description, capacity and water source of large canals, ditches, reservoirs and wells. Collectively they represent the large number of irrigation-related structures that existed in Larimer and parts of Weld counties during this time period.
Lee, DianaColorado Displaced Homemakers Project Oral Histories
(1970s-1995)   2.75 lin. ft.  
The Colorado Displaced Homemakers Project was initiated by Diana Lee for her master's thesis in twentieth-century women's history at Colorado State University. The focus of the project was on women who were raised primarily to be wives, mothers, and homemakers, but because of divorce or desertion were forced into the role of single parent and sole wage earner. The collection consists of oral history interviews conducted by Lee and includes the original cassette tapes, summary or complete transcripts, and notes.
LeonardPapers of Warren H. Leonard
(1911-1963)   26 lin. ft.  
Warren H. Leonard (1900-1966), a professor of agronomy from 1929 to 1966 at the land-grant college that became Colorado State University, published numerous scholarly papers and co-authored three major textbooks on cereal crops, field plot techniques, and field crop production. During World War II, Leonard served on General Douglas MacArthur’s staff as Chief of the Agriculture Division, Natural Resources Section, General Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. He later worked with the Japanese land reform program and assisted with work in genetics and plant breeding. This collection contains slides, notes, and notebooks concerning genetics and agronomy, correspondence, reports on Japan, and military handbooks dating from World War II.
Levine, CarlPapers of Carl Levine
(1921-2002)   22.5+ lin. ft.  
Dr. Louis "Carl" Levine (1907-2002) was on the faculty of the Colorado State University (CSU) English Department during the 1960s and early 1970s. He was a playwright whose most notable works centered around the life and accomplishments of Raoul Wallenburg. A dedicated humanitarian, Dr. Levine, along with his wife Augusta, worked with war survivors in Sweden and Germany following World War II. He also researched in the field of mental illness. Materials include manuscripts of his plays, correspondence, newspaper clippings, yearbooks, play posters, video recordings, reel-to-reel tapes, audiocassettes, and photographs.
Lindblad, Mary AlicePapers of Mary Alice Lindblad
(1913-1985)   0.5 lin. ft.  
Mary Alice Lindblad, teacher, author and resident of rural Severance, Colorado, was born on April 21, 1921. She is the author of two local histories: A Walk Through Windsor, 1940-1980 and Tales of Tailholt: The Story of Severance (1985). The collection consists of papers and audio-visual materials (1913-1985) used in writing her Tales of Tailholt. Included is biographical information of early families and their relatives in the Severance area. There are also glass plate negatives, photographs, clippings, photocopies of a variety of documents supporting her research, and one cassette tape interview.
Lithographs, Plates, and EtchingsLithographs, Plates, and Etchings
Littleworth, Arthur L., 1923-Papers of Arthur L. Littleworth
(1906-2009)   117 lin. ft.   507 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
California lawyer Arthur L. Littleworth (b. 1923) served as Special Master on the Kansas v. Colorado Supreme Court case from 1987 until its conclusion in 2009. The case was tried in four parts, and Littleworth wrote five reports during the course of the case. This collection documents the case in its entirety, through trial transcripts, exhibits, and pleadings, as well as correspondence, financial papers, trial notes, report drafts, final reports, and publicity. Due to the nature of the case, most aspects of the Arkansas River and some of its reservoirs and tributaries are covered, including streamflow, groundwater wells, and the Arkansas River Compact. Two files in the collection are restricted.
Livermore Woman's ClubRecords of the Livermore Woman's Club
(1896-2015)   9 lin. ft.   1 online item   Primo   Mountain Scholar
The Livermore Woman's Club is a nonprofit organization founded in 1896 by the ranching women of Livermore, Colorado. Its mission is "mutual improvement by study and discussion." Scrapbooks, meeting minutes, treasurer's records, and written histories comprise the collection and cover the history of the club and the region.
Livestock and Rodeo Clubs CollectionLivestock and Rodeo Clubs Collection
(1940-2015)   3+ lin. ft.  
In the spring of 1912, George F. Morton, head of the animal husbandry department, gathered junior and senior student members together to organize the CAC (Colorado Agricultural College) Livestock Club. The organization was pivotal in the founding of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA) and sponsored events such as the Skyline Stampede Rodeo and the Little National Western Livestock Show. The Rodeo Club was formed in the mid-1940s and existed alongside the Livestock Club, eventually taking over the sponsorship of the Skyline Stampede Rodeo. Materials include photographs, meeting minutes, correspondence, newspapers, newspaper clippings, newsletters, books, event programs, brochures, flyers, and pamphlets.
Local Water Resources History CollectionLocal Water Resources History Collection
(1875-2018)   9+ lin. ft.   15 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
The Local Water Resources History Collection is an aggregation of items acquired from many different sources. Combining a wide range of materials including maps, blueprints, brochures, programs, posters, reports, photographs, newsletters, audiotapes, CDs, and DVDs, the collection touches on various topics related to Colorado water issues, people, and organizations. Topics include ditches and irrigation systems, as well as various rivers and reservoirs. Some materials go beyond the state of Colorado.
LohmanPapers of Loretta Lohman
(1946-2009)   31.5 lin. ft.  
Loretta Lohman served as Colorado's Nonpoint Source Outreach Coordinator from 1999 to 2014. Her nearly 50-year career also included teaching, researching, and consulting for water-related projects primarily in Colorado and the U.S. West. Her research focused on the economic effects of water reuse, salinity, federal reclamation projects, and energy use. The collection contains some of her publications as well as her research files. Material types include reports, articles, proposals, notes, meeting minutes, and data.
Lohr, Edison P.Edison P. Lohr Collection of Visual Images from the Lindenmeier and Yampa Canyon Sites
(1937-1941)   0.25 lin. ft.  
The Edison P. Lohr Collection of Visual Images from the Lindenmeier and Yampa Canyon Sites documents Lohr's excavations at the two archaeological sites in Northern Colorado. Materials include slides, photographs, and negatives.
Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) CollectionLong Term Ecological Research (LTER) Collection
(c.1970-2002)   4.5 lin. ft.  
Most of the documents in the LTER collection have been digitized and are now available online via the CSU Libraries digital repository.
Lory, Charles Alfred, 1872-1969Papers of Charles A. Lory
(1849-1978)   59+ lin. ft.   80 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
Charles A. Lory (1872-1969) was a professor of electrical engineering and the fifth president of Colorado Agricultural College (now Colorado State University). The collection contains both personal and professional papers and includes correspondence and letters, diaries and day planners, financial records, flyers, committee minutes, newspaper clippings, and photographs.
Lumb, William V.Papers of William V. Lumb
(1936-2014)   3 lin. ft.  
William V. Lumb was a professor and director of the surgical laboratory in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Science at Colorado State University (CSU). The collection contains written histories of the surgical laboratory, correspondence, and photographs.
Lummis, Charles Fletcher, 1859-1928Papers of Charles F. Lummis
(1880-1982)   11.5 lin. ft.   37 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
Charles Lummis (1859-1928) was a noted author, photographer, ethnographer, archaeologist, and librarian. Gaining fame for walking from Ohio to California in the 1880s, Lummis spent much of his life documenting and protecting the lives and activities of the people of the Southwest United States. The collection contains letters, photographs, publications, music, and newspaper clippings.
Löf, George O. G.Papers of George O.G. Löf
(1961-1997)   3.5 lin. ft.  
George Löf (1913-2009) was a pioneer in solar thermal, building analysis, and HVAC systems. He founded the Solar Energy Applications Laboratory (SEAL) on Colorado State University's Foothills Campus in 1972. His distinctive career earned him worldwide recognition as one of the early groundbreaking leaders of solar research. Materials include reports and articles.
MacRavey, Richard D.Papers of Richard D. MacRavey
(1968-2011)   3.5+ lin. ft.  
Richard D. "Dick" MacRavey (1931-2011) served the Colorado Water Congress for 26 years, after becoming the organization's executive director in 1979. He greatly influenced state water politics throughout his career, championing certain initiatives while working to defeat those with which he disagreed. MacRavey was involved in legislation affecting a range of Colorado water issues, including water quality, storage, administration, and municipal supply. This collection consists of commemorative paintings, inscribed books, plaques, certificates, VHS tapes, and one item of apparel.
Mair, Andrew J.Papers of Andrew J. Mair
(1931-2006)   3.5+ lin. ft.  
Andrew J. Mair served in numerous capacities at local, state and federal levels of government, influencing agricultural policy, implementation and relations in the United States and around the world. Growing up on a farm in rural Colorado, Mair moved from working as a sugar beet farmer to service in the United States Department of Agriculture and the Department of State. His overseas assignments included Kabul, Afghanistan; Rome, Italy; and Ankara, Turkey. The collection consists of personal biographical information, correspondence, speeches and reports, documents collected from his travels, newspaper clippings and photographs.
Martin, BillNuremburg Trial Collection
(1944-1947)   4 lin. ft.  
This collection contains materials regarding the International Military Tribunal, more commonly known as the Nuremburg Trials, assembled by Bill Martin. Martin was assigned to the 6850th Internal Security Detachment, U.S. Army, which was responsible for the security of the court and the defendants. Materials include two copies of the Official Transcript of the International Military Tribunal, a list of participants, military papers, newspaper clippings regarding the trial, and a scrapbook of photographs taken during the trial of all involved.
McComb Agricultural Technology in Colorado CollectionMcComb Agricultural Technology in Colorado Collection
(1982)   1.5 lin. ft.  
This collection consists of a report by Dr. David McComb entitled 'Agricultural Technology and Society in Colorado,' along with 138 black and white photographs which illustrate the points Dr. McComb makes in his paper. Photo subjects include: machines, houses, crops, irrigation systems, and people. The report was published in 1981 as a book of the same title, which publicized the Colorado Agricultural History Project.
McComb, David G.David McComb Big Thompson Flood Collection
(1975-1985)   6 lin. ft.   81 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
On July 31, 1976, the Big Thompson Canyon, just west of Loveland, Colorado, was the scene of a flash flood which claimed 144 lives. The collection consists of oral history tapes and transcripts along with photographs, slides, audiotapes, newspaper clippings, and other material Colorado State University history professor Dr. David McComb compiled when researching for his book Big Thompson: Profile of a Natural Disaster.
McLean, Margaret Prendergast, 1878-1961Papers of Margaret Prendergast McLean
(c. 1895-1918)   1.5 lin. ft.  
Margaret Prendergast McLean (1878-1961) graduated from Colorado State University in 1899 with a Bachelor of Science degree. She went on to become a well-known author on the subject of speech and taught at many prestigious drama schools across the United States. In 1945, Colorado State University named her an Honor Alumnus and bestowed an honorary doctorate on her. Photographs of her college classmates comprise the bulk of the collection. Photographs of other individuals, one postcard, and a notebook of recipes are also in the collection.
McLennanPapers of Clyde J. 'Mac' McLennan
(1942-1945, 2006)   0.25 lin. ft.  
Mac McLennan, a fifth-generation Coloradoan, grew up on a family farm in Hygiene, Colorado. This collection includes his autobiographical writings, genealogical information and 29 photographs documenting farm and ranch life during the Second World War.
Meiman, James R. (James Richard)Papers of James R. Meiman
(1951-2012)   4 lin. ft.   46 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
James R. Meiman (b. 1933) is Professor Emeritus of Earth Resources (Watershed Science) at Colorado State University. After earning his Ph.D. in Watershed Science from CSU in 1962, Dr. Meiman led CSU's snow hydrology program and later became the Dean of the Graduate School (1975-1981) and Director of the Office of International Programs (1975-1991). Meiman also collaborated with multiple federal agencies, such as the U.S. Forest Service, on snow hydrology studies, and he developed and worked on cooperative international watershed projects in the Middle East. The collection contains course materials, reports and publications, correspondence, slides, photographs, and media related to snow hydrology, CSU's watershed science program, and international projects.
Michaelson, L. W.Papers of L. W. "Mike" Michaelson
(1933-1991)   7.5 lin. ft.   170 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
L. W. "Mike" Michaelson was an assistant professor of English at Colorado State University (CSU) and a prolific author of short stories, poems, and essays. The collection contains manuscripts, copies of publications which feature Michaelson's writings, and personal correspondence and biographical information.
Milenski, FrankPapers of Frank Milenski
(1890-2003)   57.5 lin. ft.   407 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
Francis ("Frank") Raymond Milenski (1913-1998) was a farmer and irrigator in Colorado's Arkansas River Valley. He served on the Colorado Water Conservation Board from 1959 to 1966 and was on the board of directors of both the Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District and the Catlin Canal Company for several decades. The collection includes documents related to Milenski's involvement in these organizations. Also included are documents pertaining to court cases, water law, agricultural and urban water supply in the Arkansas River Valley and southeastern Colorado, books authored by Milenski, and Milenski's personal life and writings. Prominent material types include court documents, memoranda, government publications, contracts, water studies and data, meeting notes, poetry, book drafts, and photographs.
MillerPapers of Joseph R. Miller
(1930-2009)   10.5+ lin. ft.  
Joseph R. (“Joe”) Miller served in nearly a dozen national parks throughout the country during his forty-year career with the National Park Service. His collection includes personal papers, working papers and daily desk notes, brochures from the various National Parks he visited, and numerous publications related to the National Parks. There are also photographs and artifacts collected by Joe and his father Cal, who served with the Park Service for 43 years.
Miller, James R.Papers of James R. Miller
(1846-1993)   3.25 lin. ft.   1 online item   Primo   Mountain Scholar
James R. Miller (1891-1978) was appointed Secretary to the State Board of Agriculture in 1939 and served Colorado State University in that capacity for eighteen years. During his more than twenty year affiliation with the school, Miller became an amateur historian of the University. Materials in the collection predate and postdate Miller due to his research activities and legacy inventories of the collection. This collection includes some of the oldest known documents of Colorado State University. The collection consists of reports, financial papers, correspondence, manuscripts, diary typescripts, notes, clippings, cassette tapes, photographs, negatives, slides, and legacy inventories.
Mogren, Edwin W.Papers of Edwin W. Mogren
(1963-1999)   3 lin. ft.   19 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
Dr. Edwin Mogren (1921-2001) was a professor in the College of Forestry at Colorado State University from 1948 to 1986 and upon his retirement was appointed Professor Emeritus. While teaching at CSU, he also served as a consultant and expert witness on several legal water cases. This collection consists of many of the professor's field notes, data, maps, graphs, correspondence, photographs, and reports related to the litigation he was involved with during the 1970s and 1980s.
Montezuma Valley Irrigation CompanyRecords of the Montezuma Valley Irrigation Company
(1886-2010)   35+ lin. ft.   192 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
Since 1920, the Montezuma Valley Irrigation Company (MVIC), a mutual ditch company, has played an important role in the expansion and operation of agriculture in southwest Colorado's Montezuma Valley. The collection includes indexed files, field books, ledgers, maps, plans, and artifacts. Pre-1920 records document the Montezuma Valley Irrigation District, predecessor of MVIC.
Moorhouse, L.A.Papers of Llewellyn Alexander Moorhouse
(1902-1957)   6.0 lin. ft.   35 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
Llewellyn A. Moorhouse was an agricultural economist and was the head of the department of economics and sociology at Colorado Agricultural College from 1922-1944. The collection includes journals, farm data, photograph albums, and photo negatives.
Morgan, William E.Papers of William E. Morgan
(1831-2003)   37+ lin. ft.   4 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
William E. Morgan (1909-2005) served as president of Colorado Agricultural and Mechanical College/Colorado State University from 1949 to 1969. During his tenure, Morgan's farsighted and coherent concept for the growth of the institution resulted in its transformation from a small agricultural college to a state university. He was intensively involved with the bureaucratic process for the university as well as for other institutions, serving on outside boards and agencies. Materials document both university and additional service and consist of paper-based files, photographs, VHS tapes, slides, awards, and other artifacts dating from 1930 to 2001.
Mosley, Earl L., 1883-1966Papers of Earl L. Mosley
(1960-2011)   0.5 lin. ft.   1 online item   Primo   Mountain Scholar
Earl L. Mosley (1883-1966) was an engineer and municipal administrator who worked in Colorado Springs from 1921 to 1947 and in Denver from 1947 until shortly before his death. He prepared a typescript, "History of the Denver Water System," while working for the Denver Water Board. The collection includes a copy of that work, a few newspaper clippings about Mr. Mosley and his work, and a digital copy of the typescript on compact disc.
MurrPapers of Floyd K. Murr
(1978-2004)   3 lin. ft.  
Floyd K. Murr (1921-2011) was an attorney in Walsenburg, Colorado, who dealt with a large variety of cases. His practice emphasis included water law, real estate, and trusts and estates. This collection contains files related to water cases and other legal documents relating to his career. The cases regard disputes of water rights, transfer of water rights, titles, and deeds. Some files may be restricted due to attorney-client privilege.
Murray, EarlPapers of Earl Murray
(1973-2003)   4.5+ lin. ft.  
Earl Murray (1950-2003) was a noted local author of American Western fiction. His career included over forty published novels, as well as poetry and short stories. The bulk of the collection contains research notes and draft copies of some of Murray's novels. Materials include notes, writings, newspaper clippings, and correspondence.
National Agricultural Marketing Association (U.S.). Rocky Mountain ChapterRecords of the National Agri-Marketing Association, Rocky Mountain Chapter
(1967-1978)   1.5 lin. ft.  
The mission of the National Agri-Marketing Association is to connect those who work in agriculture with other professionals who work in marketing, advertising, public relations, and the media. It is NAMA's hope that these interactions will provide those who work in agriculture an opportunity to hear and share new ideas, network with colleagues and customers, and gain exposure and recognition in order to advance in their profession. This collection consists of the files, photos, membership information, correspondence and financial papers of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of NAMA.
National Bison AssociationRecords of the National Bison Association
(1977-2002)   52.5 lin. ft.  
The National Bison Association was created by the 1995 merger of the American Bison Association (formed in 1975, and known as the American Buffalo Association before 1988) and the National Buffalo Association (chartered in 1966). The National Bison Association's most successful event, The Gold Trophy Show and Sale, has been held nearly every year since 1980 in conjunction with the National Western Stock Show. Collection materials include correspondence, meeting minutes, conference documents, financial records, photographs, videotapes, publications, clippings, and artifacts.
National Park Service Employees CollectionNational Park Service Employees Collection
(1901-2008)   82.5 lin. ft.  
This collection of NPS-related publications and historical materials was assembled over the course of many decades by Ken Mabery, Superintendent of Scotts Bluff National Monument. Most of the materials in the collection originated from Mabery and fellow NPS employee Bill Supernaugh (much of it inherited from their fathers, who were also career NPS), but more than two dozen additional NPS retirees forwarded materials to Mabery for inclusion with the collection. Material types include books and brochures, correspondence, reports, ephemera, and audio and video tapes.
National Water Resources Association (U.S.)Papers of the National Water Resources Association
(1932-1974)   7.5 lin. ft.   23 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
The National Water Resources Association (NWRA) is comprised of the water users of seventeen western states. It was known as the National Reclamation Association from 1932 until 1970. J. R. "Bob" Barkley served as the Colorado Director of the NWRA from 1966 to 1974, when he became its president. The collection includes papers from the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy Board and the personal files of Barkley while he served on the National Reclamation Association (1934-1969), the NWRA (1970-1974), the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy Board (1937-1942), and other water-related committees. Document types include meeting minutes, photographs, publicity, speeches, reports, periodicals, correspondence, and memoranda.
National Western Stock ShowRecords of the National Western Stock Show
(1906-1979)   10.5+ lin. ft.  
The National Western Stock Show was organized in 1906 in Denver, Colorado, to display livestock from local ranches and to educate ranchers about new and innovative technology in the agriculture industry. The collection documents the history, early development, and activities of this organization. Material types include minutes, charter and by-laws, membership lists, programs, judging results, premium lists, 4-H Roundup reports, clippings, visual materials, phonograph records, and a trophy.
NelsonPapers of Peggy Froeschauer Nelson
(1957-2008; bulk 1990-1999)   22.5 lin. ft.  
In 1977, Peggy Nelson joined the National Park Service’s Southeastern Center in Tallahassee, Florida, as a seasonal archaeologist while attending Memphis State University (MSU). While enrolled in graduate studies in landscape architecture at the University of Georgia, she began work for the NPS Southeast Region in Atlanta to further develop a cultural landscape management approach to NPS sites. In 1992 the NPS Southwest Region in Santa Fe, NM, offered her a position as a historic landscape architect, and she worked for the NPS in Hawaii as a Chief of Resources from 1998-2001, and then moved to the Fort Smith National Historic Park in Arkansas until 2005, when she returned to the NPS Regional Office in Santa Fe as a Historic Landscape Architect. She retired from the NPS in 2007. This collection consists of drawings, maps, photographs, publications, and reports related to Nelson’s NPS career.
Newsom, Isaac Ernest, 1883-1954Papers of Isaac E. Newsom
(1939-1950)   1+ lin. ft.  
The collection contains the personal and professional papers of Isaac E. Newsom, long time professor of veterinary medicine, administrator, and president of Colorado A&M College. Materials include professional and personal correspondence, meeting minutes, reports of the State Board of Agriculture, and financial information.
Nixon, Raymond D.Papers of Ray Nixon
(1893-2001)   17+ lin. ft.   2 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
Civil engineer Ray Nixon (1906-2001) served as head of several municipal water utilities in southeastern Colorado. Best known as the longtime director of Colorado Springs Department of Utilities, he played an instrumental role in large water infrastructure projects in southern Colorado such as the Homestake Reservoir and the Fryingpan-Arkansas Project. The collection documents Nixon's work for the cities of Trinidad, Colorado Springs, and Security, his time on the board of the Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District, and some of the many awards he received from local, state, and national organizations. Materials include reports, notes, correspondence and memoranda, maps, brochures, diaries, scrapbooks, photographs and negatives, and artifacts.
Nordin, Carl F.Papers of Carl F. Nordin, Jr.
(1941-1998)   21.5 lin. ft.   49 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
Carl F. Nordin, Jr., (1929-1998) was a hydraulic engineer for the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and Colorado State University. In 1954, he began a 30-year career with the USGS. From 1969 to 1973, he was projects chief for all USGS research on alluvial river flows conducted at Colorado State University, and from 1974 to 1984 he served as research advisor for the Water Resources Division of the USGS in Denver. After retiring from the USGS in 1984, he became a part-time professor at CSU. Nordin worked on projects for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Federal Highway Administration, and he consulted for water projects in Venezuela, China, Egypt, and several other countries, especially after retiring from the USGS. The collection consists of field notebooks, reports, publications, correspondence, maps, graphs, slides, photographs, and other documents relating to Nordin's work on sediment transport and measurement.
North Poudre Irrigation CompanyNorth Poudre Irrigation Company Oral History Collection
(1992-1994)   0.75 lin. ft.   13 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
The North Poudre Irrigation Company has supplied water in northern Colorado for over one hundred years. Incorporated in 1901, the company founded the sugar-beet farming community of Wellington in 1903 and currently manages more than 22 storage reservoirs and approximately 200 miles of ditches. This collection primarily consists of eleven oral histories with company officials. It reflects the history of this local irrigation enterprise and the evolution of agricultural and municipal water use in northern Colorado.
North Poudre Irrigation CompanyRecords of the North Poudre Irrigation Company
(1880-2009)   88+ lin. ft.   243 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
Since 1901, the North Poudre Irrigation Company (NPIC) has supplied water to Northern Colorado's Boxelder Creek Valley farmers and ranchers through its system of canals and reservoirs. Today, the company owns nineteen reservoirs and approximately 200 miles of ditches and laterals. The company's activities and system are documented through a variety of material types including annual reports, stock certificates, financial records, legal documents, engineering reports, correspondence, meeting minutes, photographs, and maps. Other organizations documented include two which merged with NPIC, the Mountain Supply Ditch Company and the Box Elder Ditch and Reservoir Company, as well as groups in which NPIC participated, such as the Cache la Poudre Water Users Association, the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District, and the Four States Irrigation Council. Beyond irrigation, water management, and engineering, other subjects covered in the collection include land planning, oil and gas extraction, and environmental and community issues in the Cache la Poudre Basin.
Northern Colorado Beekeepers AssociationRecords of the Northern Colorado Beekeepers Association
(1984-2009)   0.3 lin. ft.  
A regional affiliate of the Colorado Beekeepers Association, the Northern Colorado Beekeepers Association provides education about beekeeping and promotes the exchange of ideas, materials, and services related to apiary pursuits. The collection includes meeting minutes, membership lists, photographs, publications, surveys, and project documents.
Northern Colorado Flood Oral History CollectionNorthern Colorado Flood Oral History Collection
(2013-2015)   1.75 lin. ft. + 4.15 GB   40 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
For six days in September 2013, historic levels of rain fell over much of the Northern Colorado Front Range causing massive flooding and landslides that killed eight people and caused over $2 billion in damage to homes, businesses, farms, and irrigation structures. This collection contains oral history interviews, reports, PowerPoint presentations, newspapers, and a video documenting the 2013 floods and their aftermath. Most of the oral history interviewees were officials and professionals with direct responsibility for flood management and recovery.
O'Hara, TimRocky Mountain Collegian Negatives
(1980-1983)   4.0 lin. ft.  
The Rocky Mountain Collegian is the student newspaper for Colorado State University and is the oldest continuously existing college student publication in Colorado. The collection contains negatives taken by Tim O'Hara when he was on staff and includes images of student meetings, athletics, student dances, concerts, intramurals, parades, and university celebrations.
Ogilvie, James L.Papers of James L. Ogilvie
(1889-1992)   16 lin. ft.   37 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
James L. Ogilvie (1911-1995) had a long and fruitful career with the United States Bureau of Reclamation in the field of irrigation and water management. He worked successfully on the Colorado-Big Thompson Project and was the Project Manager for the Fryingpan-Arkansas Project in southeast Colorado. The collection contains professional files related to Ogilvie's career as well as desk diaries, which serve as a guide to his daily activities, and photographs.
Opler, Paul A.Papers of Paul A. Opler
(1874-2014)   13.5 lin. ft.  
Paul Opler is a semi-retired professor of entomology in the Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management department at Colorado State University (CSU). He is also the assistant director of the C.P. Gillette Museum of Arthropod Diversity on campus. Opler has authored over 200 books and papers on lepidoptera. Materials include publications, drafts, galleys, logs, and audiovisual materials.
Orville C. Ufford ScrapbookOrville C. Ufford Scrapbook
(1924-1968)   3 lin. ft.  
Orville C. Ufford joined the staff at the Colorado Agricultural College in 1920 as an instructor and later became the Extension Service poultry specialist. Upon retiring from the Extension Service in 1953, Ufford spent seven years assisting the Turkish government, transforming the nearly non-existent Turkey poultry trade into a modern food industry. His work was so well recognized that he was often called the father of Turkey's poultry industry. The scrapbook contains clippings and articles relating to Ufford's work.
OwenPapers of Robert R. Owen
(1955-1980)   4.5+ lin. ft.  
Robert R. Owen served as president of the Great Western Sugar Company during the late1960s and early 1970s. This collection includes correspondence, financial documents, reports, clippings, photographs, and scrapbooks related to the Great Western Sugar Company.
Owens, Raylene McWilliamsTextiles of Raylene McWilliams Owens
(1963)   9 lin. ft.  
Raylene McWilliams Owens was the 1963 Skyline Stampede Queen and member of the Livestock Club at Colorado State University. The collection includes her Skyline Stampede Queen outfit as well as other textiles.
P.E.O. Sisterhood. Chapter CO (Fort Collins, CO)Records of P.E.O. Chapter CO Colorado
(1936-2019)   8+ lin. ft.  
P.E.O. is a philanthropic organization focusing on education and opportunities for women. Chapter CO Colorado was established in 1936 as the 93rd chapter in the state. The collection contains albums documenting member activities, the original charter of Chapter CO, and booklets.
Palmer Apple PaintingsPalmer Apple Paintings
(c. 1940)   2 items  
Set in two large frames, this series of scientific illustrations of Colorado apple varieties was painted by Miriam Palmer, a CSU professor, in the 1930s or 1940s.
Parshall, Ralph L. (Ralph Leroy), 1881-1959Ralph L. Parshall Collection
(1888-1992)   11.5 lin. ft.   221 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
Ralph Parshall contributed significantly to the field of irrigation engineering with the development of a flow-measuring device that became commonly known as the Parshall flume and continues to be widely used. Materials in the collection include Parshall's patent on his "Venturi flume water stage recording instruments," awards that Parshall received, publications, copies of talks he presented on KOA radio in Denver, and a number of lantern slides depicting flumes, weirs, plans, and various graphs and tables. The collection also contains some materials related to Parshall's son, Maxwell Parshall, as well as to Carl Rohwer, a colleague in the Division of Irrigation at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Peace Corps CollectionPeace Corps Collection
(1959-2011)   8.5 lin. ft.   240 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
Colorado State University became involved with the early development of the Peace Corps through the work of Maurice L. Albertson and the successful 1960 proposal on behalf of CSURF (Colorado State University Research Foundation) to the ICA (International Cooperation Agency) to investigate the possibility of establishing a "youth corps" that would become the Peace Corps. Colorado State University soon began training Peace Corps volunteers for work in Pakistan and other parts of the world. Albertson remained interested in the Peace Corps, and in 1986 he organized a seminar focusing on the future of the Peace Corps. The collection contains correspondence, reports, printed materials, photographs and slides from the period during and following the Peace Corps' founding, as well as correspondence, planning documents, publications, notes, and cassette tapes from the 1986 seminar.
Peace Corps TapesPeace Corps Tapes
Penley, Larry E.Papers of Larry Edward Penley
(2002-2008)   1.5 lin. ft.   23 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
Larry Penley was president of Colorado State University from 2003 to 2008. This collection documents some of the writings, decisions, and studies during his tenure. The collection contains Penley's correspondence, speech transcripts, Alcohol Task Force documents, reports, and university publications.
Phelps, Lawrence I.Papers of Lawrence I. Phelps
(1947-1999)   66 lin. ft.  
Renowned organ builder, Lawrence Phelps (1923-1999), designed and supervised the construction of more than 800 organs, including organs at Colorado State University and at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Fort Collins. This collection includes articles, audio recordings, blueprints, books, correspondence, notes, photographs, publications, sheet music, slides, and tools.
Phi Beta Kappa. Delta of Colorado (Colorado State University)Records of Phi Beta Kappa, Delta of Colorado Chapter
(1968-2008)   9 lin. ft.  
Founded on December 15, 1776, Phi Beta Kappa is the nation's oldest undergraduate honor society, and following its motto "the love of learning is the guide of life," the society embraces learning through the liberal arts and sciences. Phi Beta Kappa, Delta of Colorado Chapter was initiated November 15, 1973, at Colorado State University. The collection documents Delta of Colorado's history and activities. Materials include by-laws, annual reports, meeting agendas and minutes, directories and membership lists, manuals and national publications, correspondence, photographs, and slides.
Philosophy DepartmentRecords of the Philosophy Department
Photographs (Glass) CollectionPhotographs (Glass) Collection
Pingree Park CollectionPingree Park Collection
(1913-2014; bulk 1995-2014)   4 lin. ft.  
Materials donated by several individuals with connections to CSU’s Mountain Campus form the Pingree Park Collection. Current and retired faculty of the Warner College of Natural Resources provided historical photographs, oral history transcripts, articles, clippings, publications, student projects, DVDs and floppy disks, and audio and video cassette tapes. Facilities personnel added grant proposals, drawings, and project plans for the historic restoration of numerous buildings.
Pitts, W. TomPapers of Tom Pitts
(1974-2014)   136.5 lin. ft.  
Tom Pitts worked with local, state, and federal organizations to find solutions for water usage and environmental regulatory issues. His efforts on endangered species issues resulted in multiple long-term programs benefiting both water users and endangered fish in river basins within and beyond Colorado. The collection thoroughly documents Pitts' work on the Colorado Water Congress Special Project on Threatened and Endangered Species, including work specific to the four endangered fish species of the Colorado River Basin, as well as endangered species and water issues in the Platte River Basin. Additionally, work on similar issues along the Rio Grande in New Mexico and in the San Juan River Basin is documented. Files relating to presentations on related topics, such as endangered species and environmental law, are also present. Material types include correspondence, agendas and meeting minutes, reports, articles, testimony, presentations, work plans, and financial information.
Platte River Whooping Crane Critical Habitat Maintenance Trust (Organization)Records of the Platte River Whooping Crane Maintenance Trust, Inc.
(1921-2006)   92.75+ lin. ft.  
The Platte River Whooping Crane Maintenance Trust, an organization dedicated to preserving the wildlife habitat along the North Platte River in Nebraska, was established in 1978. The collection contains materials either collected or created by the Trust in relation to its operations as an environmental organization with the purpose of protecting and representing the interests of threatened and endangered wildlife. Major subjects documented include Federal Energy Regulatory Commission project numbers 1417 and 1835, the Nebraska v. Wyoming Supreme Court case, and administrative aspects of the Trust. Material types include court documents, testimonies, correspondence, meeting minutes, financial statements, essays, articles, publications, maps, and aerial photographs. Some materials are closed to public access; see Restrictions.
Plumb and Dailey Ditch CompanyRecords of the Plumb and Dailey Ditch Company
(1888-1992)   3 lin. ft.   9 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
The Plumb and Dailey Ditch Company maintains, operates, and owns the water rights to the Godding, Dailey and Plumb Ditch which draws water from Boulder Creek near Longmont in Weld County, Colorado. The company is occasionally referred to as the Godding, Dailey and Plumb Ditch Company. The Plumb and Dailey Ditch is an alternate name for the ditch. The company was established in 1888 and registered as a non-profit corporation in March 1912. Materials include record books, stocks/stock records, checkbooks, legal documents, and meeting minutes.
PorterPapers of John Porter
(1986-2010)   185MB  
John Porter was the general manager of the Dolores Water Conservancy District (Colorado) from 1981 through his retirement in 2002. This collection is entirely digital, comprised of articles, data, and reports, many by Porter, and most concerning the District and its Dolores River Reclamation Project, constructed by the Bureau of Reclamation beginning in 1978.
Potato Administrative Committee. Area IIIRecords of the Potato Administrative Committee, Area III
(1959-1980)   0.5 lin. ft.  
The Potato Administrative Committee, Area III, was established as a result of the 1939 Colorado Marketing Act. It administers provisions of marketing orders of the U.S. and Colorado Departments of Agriculture. The Committee serves its members in the Greeley/Weld County area and represents both producers and handlers. This collection contains materials primarily from 1978-1980, reflecting committee business, potato promotion and marketing, and includes a number of photographs of potato processing.
Poudre River TrustRecords of the Poudre River Trust
(1891-2017)   11.5+ lin. ft.   19 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
The Poudre River Trust was established in 1984 to guide development and activity along the Poudre River corridor. The organization has been active in promoting the river's recreational amenities, historical significance, fish and wildlife habitat, and mixed-use development along the Fort Collins riverfront. The Trust has also collaborated with a wide range of local and national agencies, government and private, to bring attention to the river's historic heritage and to establish plans for its overall use and development. Collection materials include agendas, articles, brochures, clippings, correspondence, minutes, reports, maps, photographs, and audio/visual materials.
Pratt, John ClarkPapers of John Clark Pratt
(1942-2010, 2017)   4.5+ lin. ft.  
John Clark Pratt (1932-2017) was a professor and department head of English at Colorado State University. He served in Vietnam as a combat pilot and was part of the English faculty at the Air Force Academy. Pratt is considered the leading scholar on the subject of literature and the Vietnam War and was instrumental in creating the Vietnam War Literature Collection at Morgan Library at Colorado State University. The collection consists of materials relating to Vietnam and Ernest Hemingway and includes writings, teaching materials, letters, newspaper clippings, and audio and visual materials.
President, Office of thePresident, Office of the
  An inventory is available in the archives.  
Records of the Office of the President include materials from most departments and programs at Colorado State University. The collection includes committee materials, correspondence, financial documents, speeches, reports, and videos.
Provost, Office of theProvost, Office of the
  An inventory is available in the archives.  
The Office of the Provost oversees the most offices at Colorado State University. The collection includes accreditation materials, administrative calendars, committee materials, department self studies, and minutes.
Public Lands History CenterRecords of the Public Lands History Center
(1996-2012)   1.5 lin. ft.  
This collection includes newsletters and posters originating from Colorado State University’s Public Lands History Center. Topics are related to natural resource management, the state and national Forest Service, and the National Park Service.
Records of Admissions and RecordsRecords of Admissions and Records
Records of International EducationRecords of International Education
Records of Phi Kappa PhiRecords of Phi Kappa Phi
(1927-2006)   4.25 lin. ft.  
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi was established in 1897 to recognize and encourage superior scholarship without restriction as to area of study and to promote the "unity and democracy of education ". It is the oldest all-discipline honor society and third academic society in the United States for academic excellence. The charter of the Phi Kappa Phi chapter at Colorado Agricultural College (CAC) was signed on May 5, 1927. The founding members included President Charles M. Lory, Viginia Corbett (the Dean of Women), and professors Allison, Coffin, Durell, Gillette, Glover, House, Johnson, Moorhouse, Newsom, Sandsten, Sargent, Shepardson, and Solberg. The collection documents the chapter's history and activities. Materials include the charter, by-laws, manuals, minutes, agendas, newsletters, initiation rituals, scholarship information, convention publications, correspondence, and artifacts such as ribbons, banners, plaques and insignia.
Records of Professional and Academic OrganizationsRecords of Professional and Academic Organizations
(1930-1977)   1.5 lin. ft.  
The Records of Professional and Academic Organizations consists primarily of records from the Colorado State University Chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). Records from the Colorado Library Association and the Faculty Women's Caucus are included as well. Two speech transcripts by William E. Morgan and Milton S. Eisenhower are also included.
Records of Review and RedirectionRecords of Review and RedirectionURRDUniversity
Records of Save the Poudre: Poudre WaterkeeperRecords of Save the Poudre: Poudre Waterkeeper
The mission of this non-profit organization is to 'protect and restore the Cache la Poudre River.' The group comments on proposed water development projects, sponsors river clean ups, and interacts with the media and citizens. The collection consists of downloads of their website and emails. It is entirely digital.
Records of the Co-operative HouseRecords of the Co-operative House
(1940-1967, 1995-2007, 2013)   8 lin. ft.  
In 1940, the Fort Collins branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) opened the Co-operative House as an economical housing alternative for female students attending Colorado State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. In exchange, the women ran the house themselves under the supervision of a housemother. The AAUW decided to sell the home and invest the money in a scholarship fund in 1971. The collection is comprised of scrapbooks, reunion documents, and one book.
Records of the Colorado Department of Education and Colorado Commission on Higher EducationRecords of the Colorado Department of Education and Colorado Commission on Higher Education
(1949-1974)   1.5 lin. ft.  
The Records of the Colorado Department of Education and Colorado Commission on Higher Education consists of materials relating to finances, student enrollment, teaching, research, reports, and planning regarding institutions of higher education in Colorado, specifically Colorado State University.
Records of the President's Executive CouncilRecords of the President's Executive Council
(1978-1983)   2.5 lin. ft.  
The President's Executive Council was in existence by January of 1979 and comprised of 26 members to include the University President, vice presidents, deans and directors from Colorado State University (CSU). The council met to discuss and make decisions related to lead CSU topics, assigned issues from the State Board of Agriculture, and shared issues with the city of Fort Collins to include capital improvements, sales tax, programs, and relations. The frequency of meetings for the President's Executive Council dropped during 1983. The last noted meeting was in October of that year. Much of the communication was generated by Myra L. Altfest, later Powers, who served as the Administrative Assistant to the President. During this time the presidents and interim presidents for CSU included: A. R. Chamberlain, Charles Neidt, Ralph Christoffersen, and Robert Phemister.
Records of the Young Women's Christian AssociationRecords of the Young Women's Christian Association
(1899-1937)   3 lin. ft.  
The Records of the Young Women's Christian Association contains materials pertaining to the inception and operation of the Young Women's Christian Association at Colorado Agricultural College (now Colorado State University). Materials include administrative and fundraising efforts papers, correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, and conference materials for the association and its advisory board.
Rehnberg, Rex D.Records of CSU Retirees' Club
(1944-2001)   1.5 lin. ft.  
The CSU Retirees' Club was active from 1944 until 2001, when the bulk of this collection was donated to the archives by the last club president, Rex D. Rehnberg. The collection contains correspondence, financial material, constitution and by-laws, membership lists, minutes, president records, annual publications (Emeriti Messenger), organizational history, and a scrapbook with newspaper clippings. The Emeriti Messenger provides annual update of activities, meetings, letters, and membership.
Reorganized Farmers Ditch CompanyRecords of the Reorganized Farmers Ditch Company
(1878-2016)   27.75 lin. ft.   67 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
The Reorganized Farmers Ditch Company was created in 1983 as a mutual ditch company in the state of Colorado from unusual circumstances. The predecessor organization was the Farmers Irrigating Ditch and Reservoir Company. The main purpose of both companies has been to store and deliver water for irrigation, drawn from the Big Thompson River. Legal and financial materials dominate the collection, but comprehensive sets of meeting minutes exist, along with fairly complete sets of early stock certificates and later water records. Supplementing these are maps of the entire ditch and some of its features, ditch rider diaries, and photographs. The collection also contains newspaper articles describing the 1982 Lawn Lake flood as well as related publications. Three series are open to the public: water records, printed materials, and photographs; the remainder are open only to current RFDC shareholders and attorneys.
Research Integrity and Compliance Review OfficeRecords of the Research Integrity and Compliance Review Office
(1964-2001)   16.5 lin. ft.  
The Research Integrity & Compliance Review Office (RICRO) at Colorado State University provides assistance to researchers, staff, and the faculty oversight committees in maintaining an ethical environment for research and teaching. Materials in the collection are primarily meeting minutes generated between 1970 and 2001 by three committees overseen by RICRO at Colorado State University: the Human Research Committee (now the Istitutional Review Board), the Animal Care and Use Committee, and the Insitutional Biosafety Committee.
Richardson, E. V. (Everett V.), 1924-Papers of Everett V. Richardson
(1892-2013)   50.25 lin. ft.   102 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
Everett Richardson (1924-2013), a graduate of Colorado State University, was an emeritus professor of civil engineering at CSU. He worked for the U.S. Geological Survey as a hydraulic engineer and associate director of research for nineteen years. He joined the CSU engineering faculty in 1968. His research interests include river mechanics, hydraulic modeling, alluvial channel flow, sedimentation, and bridge safety. Over the course of his career, he developed and taught several courses on scour for the Federal Highway Administration. He was instrumental in organizing the Consortium for International Development and consulted in a number of countries including Egypt, Pakistan, and Venezuela. The collection consists mainly of international and domestic project files. Slides, photographs, CDs, and publications are also present.
Robert C. Graves CollectionRobert C. Graves Collection
(1964-2009)   0.25 lin. ft.  
Robert C. Graves earned a veterinary degree at Colorado State University and owned Graves Dairy (now Morning Fresh Dairy), the family dairy with the longest history in the Fort Collins area. Graves experimented with pelletizing cattle feed and was an active promotor of the national bone marrow donor registry. This collection includes news clippings about dairy farming and land use issues, memorials, an oral history transcript, and a digital audio interview with Sherry Graves.
Robert N. CavarraPapers of Robert N. Cavarra
(c. 1940-2008)   61 lin. ft.  
Robert N. Cavarra was an organist, musicologist, and published composer who taught from 1963 to 2000 as faculty for CSU's Department of Music, Theater and Dance. During his time at CSU he facilitated bringing a Wurlitzer theater organ to the Student Center Theater on campus. The collection contains correspondence, documents, research, journals, papers, memorabilia, newspaper clippings, drawings, blue prints, posters, programs, sheet music, books, photographs, cassette tapes, records, magnetic tape reels, VHS tapes, CDs, and USB flash drives.
Rock, Kenneth W.International Center for German-Russian Studies Collection
(1992-2015)   6 lin. ft.  
The International Center for German-Russian Studies (ICGRS) was created in 2008 as an international academic center with offices at both Colorado State University (CSU) and Saratov State University (SSU). The purpose of ICGRS was to advance the study of German-Russian history and culture worldwide. Materials were collected by Ken Rock and Janet Bishop and include meeting minutes and notes, agreements between CSU and SSU, proposal, correspondence, information on visits of CSU delegates to SSU and SSU delegates to CSU, and planning, budgets, and programs for conferences.
Rocky Mountain Bean Dealers AssociationRecords of the Rocky Mountain Bean Dealers Association
(1916-1985)   2+ lin. ft.  
The Rocky Mountain Bean Dealers Association, founded in 1916 as the Rocky Mountain Bean Jobbers Association, was organized to support members and promote their products. The records consist primarily of meeting minutes, general correspondence, member rosters, bulletins, and financial documents.
Rocky Mountain Conference of EntomologistsRecords of the Rocky Mountain Conference of Entomologists
(1923-1990)   4.5 lin. ft.  
The Rocky Mountain Conference of Entomologists, a group of graduate students, entomology professors and researchers, meets annually in Colorado to discuss current research on the topic of insects, as related to soil and crops. Attendance at the annual meetings has grown from twenty entomologists in 1923 to a peak of 223 entomologists and family members in 1970. The collection includes conference proceedings and reports, correspondence, financial records, membership lists, photographic materials, phonograph recordings, and a gavel.
Rocky Mountain Faculty Athletic ConferenceRecords of the Rocky Mountain Faculty Athletic Conference
(1909-1923)   0.25 lin. ft.  
The Rocky Mountain Faculty Athletic Conference was organized on January 30, 1909, as the Colorado Faculty Athletic Conference. The conference originally was founded with three members: the University of Colorado, Colorado College, and Colorado State University. Seven other institutions later joined. The collection contains conference meeting minutes dating from 1909 to 1923.
Rocky Mountain Farmers UnionRecords of the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union
(1897-2009)   95+ lin. ft.   560 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
The programs of the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union (RMFU) have supported the successful operation of family farms and ranches for over a century. Organized in 1908 as the Colorado Farmers Educational and Cooperative Union (CFU), the association changed its name to the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union in 1942 to include members in neighboring states. This collection documents the efforts of the RMFU to serve farmers and ranchers through education, legislation, and cooperative activities, and features materials from prominent RMFU presidents James Patton, Harvey Solberg, John Stencel III, and David Carter. There is also historical information concerning local and county unions as well as the national organization (National Farmers Union), sponsored marketing cooperatives, and related insurance companies. Material types include meeting minutes, governance documents, subject files, reports and press releases, convention and youth camp documents, publications, scrapbooks, clippings, photographs, phonograph recordings, audio cassettes, videotapes, and artifacts.
Rocky Mountain Hydrologic Research CenterRecords of the Rocky Mountain Hydrologic Research Center
(1933-1995)   4.75 lin. ft.  
Chesley J. Posey founded the Rocky Mountain Hydraulic Laboratory in 1945 in Allenspark, Colorado. The laboratory served as a summer residence for students and professionals interested in water experiments. In 1991, the laboratory's name changed to the Rocky Mountain Hydrologic Research Center. The collection consists of documents created in relation to the Center's meetings, operations, research and other activities. Materials include minutes, agendas, correspondence, tax forms, receipts, bank statements, notes, and publications.
Rocky Mountain Quarter Horse AssociationRecords of the Rocky Mountain Quarter Horse Association
(1950-2009)   21 lin. ft.  
The Rocky Mountain Quarter Horse Fair Association, formed in 1942, changed its name to the Rocky Mountain Quarter Horse Association, though its purpose of promoting the raising of quarter horses remained the same. The organization regulates shows, races, and auctions in cooperation with the National Quarter Horse Association. This collection includes meeting minutes, copies of the Quarter Running Horse Chartbook (1952-75), and issues of the official journal of the organization, The Rocky Mountain Quarter Horse (1963-2009).
Rocky Mountain Sod Growers AssociationRecords of the Rocky Mountain Sod Growers Association
(1973-1980)   0.5 lin. ft.  
The Rocky Mountain Sod Growers Association, established in 1973 and also known as the Rocky Mountain Turf Growers Association, was organized to support members and promote their product. The records consist primarily of meeting minutes, routine correspondence, meeting planning and announcements, as well as correspondence and documents that reflect efforts in areas of member concern, such as the desire to use farm plates for vehicles transporting sod.
RodeckPapers of Jean H. Rodeck
(1944-2010)   13.5 lin. ft.  
Jean H. Rodeck (Swearingen) began permanent employment with the National Park Service in 1966 as regional curator for the Southwest Region, based in Santa Fe, and retired in 2001 as superintendent of the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument in Colorado. This collection features Rodeck’s journals, correspondence, memorabilia, and oral history, as well as newsletters and publications related to her lengthy NPS career.
Rollin, Bernard E.Papers of Bernard E. Rollin
(1977-1993)   24 lin. ft.  
Professor of Philosophy, professor of Physiology and Biophysics, and director of Bioethical Planning at Colorado State University, Dr. Rollin was one of the leading figures in the field of animal welfare and animal rights in veterinary medicine. The Papers of Bernard E. Rollin includes correspondence, publications, manuscripts, project proposals, and research notes. Printed finding aid available.
Rosenberg, HarryPapers of Harry Rosenberg
(1944-2011)   10 lin. ft.   1 online item   Primo   Mountain Scholar
Dr. Harry Rosenberg (1923-2010) was a professor of history at Colorado State University from 1959 until his retirement in 2004. During his tenure he served as chairman of the newly developed Department of History from 1965 to 1975. In addition, Rosenberg served on the Faculty Council for forty years, including two terms as chairman. Rosenberg also contributed to the creation of the annual campus lecture series of the American West Program. Rosenberg's scholarship centered on classical and medieval studies as well as biblical research.
Routt County Cattlemen’s AssociationRecords of the Routt County Cattlemen’s Association
(1950-1989)   1.5 lin. ft.  
Numerous local stockgrowers’ associations have existed in Routt County since before 1900. In 1921, a meeting was held to discuss combining all the local associations into the Routt County Stockgrowers’ Association, which was accomplished shortly thereafter. The name was changed to the Routt County Cattlemen’s Association in 1966. Materials in this collection consist of meeting minutes and organizational documents for the Association.
Ruff, James F.Papers of James F. Ruff
(1964-2004)   2.5 lin. ft.  
Jim Ruff (b. 1937) had a long career as a civil engineering professor at Colorado State University and as a consultant with a focus on hydraulic engineering. The collection documents the consulting work Dr. Ruff conducted for the North Poudre Irrigation Company on its Halligan Dam. In addition to reports, the collection includes include letters, maps, newspaper clippings, reference materials, data, slides, and photographs.
Sagar, B. T. A.Papers of B. T. A. Sagar
(1963-2016)   9 lin. ft.  
As a hydro-mechanical engineer, B. T. A. Sagar (1929-2017) specialized in gates and valves for irrigation and hydropower projects around the world. The collection includes representative projects from across Dr. Sagar's career and a variety of countries in which he worked. The bulk of the collection is documentation for engineering projects where Dr. Sagar either designed, advised, or reviewed the gates and/or valves involved, along with his papers, publications, and presentations.
San Luis Valley Irrigation DistrictRecords of the San Luis Valley Irrigation District
(1887-1976)   10.5 lin. ft.   167 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
The San Luis Valley Irrigation District formed in 1908 to deliver water to farmers in Southern Colorado's San Luis Valley. The collection contains some records from the Farmers Union Ditch Company and the Farmers Union Irrigation Company but mostly encompasses records pertaining to district operations. Materials include meeting minutes, financial records, engineering reports, correspondence, legal documents, annual reports, election notices, contracts, clippings, maps, and photographs.
Sanderson, AltonPhotographs of Alton Sanderson
(1923)   0.25 lin. ft.  
Alton Sanderson was an alumni of Colorado Agricultural College, studying forestry. The collection contains photographs of forestry students in 1923 working at Pingree Park, now the Colorado State University Mountain Campus.
Sayre, William W., 1927-Papers of William W. Sayre
(1949-1981)   9 lin. ft.  
Civil engineer William Sayre (1927-1981) contributed significant scientific research about sediment transport and turbulent flows. He spent the majority of his career working for the U.S. Geological Survey as a research hydrologist and the University of Iowa as a professor of hydraulics and water-resources engineering. The collection consists mainly of articles, reports, and handwritten notes, along with correspondence, presentations, teaching materials, and research data.
Schad, Theodore M.Papers of Theodore M. Schad
(1969-1973)   1 linear ft.  
Theodore M. Schad (1918-2005), a civil engineer and water resources policy expert, served in a number of federal and private agencies over his career. The materials in this collection are from the period when Schad served as executive director of the National Water Commission. The collection consists primarily of copies of contracts for grants issued by the National Water Commission for a variety of reports and water-related projects.
Scrapbooks of Tsarist RussiaScrapbooks of Tsarist Russia
(1841-1917)   6.5 lin. ft.   5 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
The Scrapbooks of Tsarist Russia contain newspaper clippings, postcards, and photographs documenting people, activities, and events during the Russian Empire.
Sheng, Ted C.Papers of Ted C. Sheng
(1989-2015)   1 lin. ft.   8 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
Ted C. Sheng (b. 1924) is a retired professor from the Colorado State University Department of Earth Resources and an expert in international watershed management, especially in policy, education, and training. Sheng's career included serving as a leader of watershed management in Taiwan and as an expert consultant for the Food and Agriculture Organization, as well as assisting with watershed programs in countries such as Jamaica, El Salvador, and Thailand. The collection contains a selection of Sheng's publications and presentations on watershed management and soil conservation. Material types include books, articles, lectures, videos, and CDs.
Shepardson, Charles N.Memorabilia of Charles N. Shepardson
(1923-1975)   1.5+ lin. ft.  
Charles N. Shepardson was a 1917 graduate of Colorado Agricultural College (now Colorado State University) and a noted leader in dairy husbandry and agricultural economics. He served on the Board of Governors for the Federal Reserve System in Washington, D.C., from 1955-1967. The collection includes certificates, plaques, and photographs.
Sherk, George WilliamPapers of George William Sherk
(1892-2019)   57 lin. ft.  
George William (Jerry) Sherk (b. 1949) has had a full career as both an attorney and a professor, specializing in natural resources and environmental law and policy at numerous government agencies, private law firms, and universities. His main interests include interstate water compacts and state water laws. The collection consists mainly of articles, reports, and legal proceedings, along with correspondence, notes, presentations, and conference materials.
Sherri MabePhotographs of Sherri Mabe
(2012-2013)   0.1 lin. ft.  
Sherri Mabe is a photographer residing in the Colorado Springs area. This collection consists of one CD of 60 digital photographs related to the Black Forest and Waldo Canyon forest fires.
Shields, John W.Papers of John W. Shields
(1983-2012)   30 lin. ft.  
John W. Shields (b. 1958), an interstate streams engineer for the State of Wyoming, served as the chairman for the Management Committee of the Upper Colorado River Endangered Fish Recovery Program. The program, established in 1988, involved multiple entities working to implement recovery actions for four species of endangered Colorado River fish: bonytail, Colorado pikeminnow, humpback chub, and razorback sucker. Materials include meeting minutes, correspondence, reports, data, annual reports, and legislation.
Short, KayannPapers of Kayann Short
(1969-2019)   2 lin. ft.   60 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
Kayann Short (b. 1959) is an alumna of Colorado State University who graduated with a degree in literature and women's studies in 1981. As a student, Short participated in the Feminist Group, a student organization that challenged sexism on campus. Following her B.A., M.A., and Ph.D., Short became a professor concentrating on women's literature at the University of Colorado Boulder, retiring in 2011. The collection concentrates on feminist issues and feminist presses and includes published articles and book reviews written by Short, publishers' press releases of upcoming titles, newsletters, and Short's manuscript of Out into the World: Feminist Presses and Feminist Politics, including accompanying research and permissions.
Simons, Daryl B.Papers of Daryl B. Simons
(1868-2005)   131.5 lin. ft.  
Daryl B. Simons was an internationally recognized expert in the fields of hydraulics, hydrology, geomorphology, river mechanics, sediment transport and hydraulic modeling. His innovative teaching and research while professor of civil engineering at Colorado State University (CSU) and his supervision of hundreds of water-related projects around the world contributed to this international reputation. Materials in the collection relate to many of the organizations Simons worked for, including the U.S. Geological Survey; CSU; Simons, Li and Associates; Simons and Associates; and D. B. Simons and Associates. Most of Simons' numerous publications are also in the collection as are files related to Simons' research projects. Those best documented concern the Mississippi River and Pakistan/Bangladesh. Predominant material types include reports, articles, books, proposals, correspondence, data, notes, clippings, and photographic materials. Some student files are restricted.
SkinnerPapers of Morris M. Skinner
(1960-2000)   22.5 lin. ft.  
Morris M. Skinner is an emeritus professor of civil engineering at CSU, having retired in 1998. During his career, he conducted extensive studies on groundwater, bentonite, and remote sensing, all of which are reflected in this collection. In addition to his publications and research are numerous aerial photographs of rivers, including the South Platte, Mississippi, Yellowstone, Snake, and Souris.
Society of the Sigma Xi. Colorado State University ChapterRecords of Colorado State University Chapter of the Society of Sigma Xi
(1911-1992)   4.5 lin. ft.  
Sigma Xi, established in 1886, is the international honor society of science and engineering and has over 500 chapters at colleges and universities, industrial research centers, and government laboratories. The Colorado State University Chapter of the Society of Sigma Xi was chartered in 1953. The collection contains memos, correspondence, membership lists, and event information for the CSU chapter, as well as general histories for the Society of Sigma Xi.
SolbergPapers of Harvey R. Solberg
(1901-1968)   39 lin. ft.  
Harvey R. Solberg served as president of the Colorado Farmers Union from 1940-1962. During his tenure, the organization changed its name to the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union in 1943. These documents include printed materials and publications gathered by Solberg during his service with the North Dakota Farmers Union and in the North Dakota legislature, as well as his reference library and personal correspondence, news clippings, subject files, photographs, and memorabilia.
Stamm, Gilbert G.Papers of Gilbert G. Stamm
(1952-1987)   9 lin. ft.   236 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
Gilbert G. Stamm (1911-1989) is best known for his appointment and service as Commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation between the years of 1973 and 1977. Stamm spent over thirty years educating the public on water issues and promoting reclamation projects throughout the United States. The Papers of Gilbert G. Stamm contains speeches, information on the Bureau of Reclamation projects, photographs and slides of projects, and printed material about Stamm and the Bureau of Reclamation.
Stanford, Ray E. (Ray Edmund)Papers of Ray E. Stanford
(1919-2006)   18.5 lin. ft.  
Ray E. (Ray Edmund) Stanford was the author of "Butterflies of the Rocky Mountain states," co-authored "The Atlas of Western USA Butterflies, Including Adjacent Portions of Canada and Mexico," and donated more than 100,000 insect specimens from his personal collection to the C. P. Gillette Museum of Arthropod Diversity which is part of the Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management within the College of Agricultural Sciences at Colorado State University. The collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, research data, papers, maps, posters, and references.
StantonPapers of William P. Stanton
(c. 1960-2009)   121.5 lin. ft.  
After working as an engineer for private firms in Delta, Colorado, for four years, William P. Stanton joined the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) in 1976 where he worked for the next 24 years. The collection focuses on documents Stanton collected and produced throughout his career, with emphasis on floodplain management, flood mitigation and analysis, and weather modification. The collection also includes travel notes and itineraries from a professional trip to Australia and New Zealand, proposals for CWCB and Colorado River Decision Support System projects, and inter-office communication. Other material types include government reports, college textbooks, notes for speeches, presentations, and symposiums, as well as memoranda and correspondence.
State Board of AgricultureState Board of Agriculture
  An inventory is available in the archives.  
The State Board of Agriculture (now the Board of Governors) was established by Colorado Governor John Routt in 1877. Records from the governing body of CSU include correspondence, financial documents, minutes, photographs, and reports related to a broad range of departments and programs.
Stimmel, L.H.Papers of L.H. Stimmel
(1954, 1963)   0.25 lin. ft.  
Lester Hendren (L.H.) Stimmel (1904-1972) was a professor of English at Colorado A & M, later renamed Colorado State University, from 1928 until his retirement in 1968. He specialized in nineteenth century American literature and was known for his high standards for usage and grammar in composition. Stimmel's papers consist of personal writings, including poetry and plays. Teaching materials are also included in the collection.
Strand, MattRecords of the Cache la Poudre River History and Culture Oral History Project
(2005-2006)   1.5 lin. ft.  
Pioneer School, an expeditionary learning academy (now Polaris Expeditionary Learning School) embarked on an oral history project from 2005 to 2006. Noting a gap in oral histories of myriad people with connections to the Poudre River, teacher Matt Strand created an assignment for his seventh and eighth grade students to conduct oral history interviews. The 36 citizens interviewed included water commissioners, members of historic families, activists, farmers, and recreation specialists. The collection consists of audiotapes and spiral-bound interviews.
Svedman, Jim (Clarence James)Papers of Jim Svedman
(1898-2000)   21 lin. ft.   38 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
Martin Svedman was the first of the Svedman family to farm in Colorado. He arrived in Colorado in 1880, and in 1883 homesteaded land near what would become Windsor, Colorado. Over the years, he devoted portions of his land to both crops and livestock. His son Clarence Martin Svedman, born in 1906, took over management of the Svedman lands following his father's death in 1923. Clarence Svedman and his son Clarence James (Jim) Svedman, worked the land jointly until the elder Svedman's death in 1974. The land was initially sold to developers in 1969, with the last parcel sold for development in 1991. The collection contains information on farm operations related to crops and feed, as well as to livestock. Included are financial records, such as bank statements, bank loans, tax returns, bills, invoices, and financial ledgers. The majority of the collection consists of records related to Jim Svedman, although there are earlier items as well concerning both his father and grandfather. Materials from associations Jim was involved in are also present. There are also some photographs of the family and the farm, clippings related to the farm and materials gathered by Jim Svedman on farm prices and costs.
Swanson, Evadene BurrisPapers of Evadene Burris Swanson
(1830-1975)   3.5 lin. ft.  
Notes relating to the history of Fort Collins, Red Feather Lakes, and other areas of Larimer County, Colorado, used in Ms. Swanson's local history books and articles. Contents include charts, diaries, maps, newspaper clippings, photographs, and published histories.
Teegarden, M. WayneRecords of the Colorado State University Police Department
(1955-1984)   3.25 lin. ft.  
The Colorado State University (CSU) Police Department was established in 1955 with the appointment of Wayne Teegarden to implement parking policies at the university. The collection consists of scrapbooks and documents chronicling the history of the police department that were assembled by Teegarden.
Tenney, Rollin Quartus, 1838-1932Papers of Rollin Q. Tenney
(1882-1928)   0.5 lin. ft.   11 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
Rollin Q. Tenney's (1838-1932) irrigation expertise was recognized with an appointment as one of Colorado's water commissioners in 1893. The materials in the collection cover Tenney's time as water commissioner as well as his activities related to ditch companies and irrigation districts in Northern Colorado. Document types include correspondence, legislation, reports, maps, clippings, notes, financial papers and one book.
Terrell, Charles L.Charles L. Terrell Collection of Historic Colorado State University Campus Images
(1899-1960)   0.5 lin. ft.  
Charles L. Terrell was an alumnus of the Colorado State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts (now Colorado State University) and served as secretary of the State Board of Agriculture (now the Board of Governors) from 1959 to 1976. The collection consists of historic campus images of Colorado State University.
Thayer Family FarmRecords of the Thayer Family Farm
(1936-2004)   3 lin. ft.  
This collection offers farm journals and expense books related to the agricultural activities of Kenneth and Leone Thayer. Brief entries over the course of nearly 70 years offer a glimpse into the life of a 20th century farm family in northern Colorado.
Tipton, R. J. (Royce J.), 1893-Papers of Royce J. Tipton
(1915-1969)   11.25 lin. ft.   7 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
During his fifty-year career, Colorado civil engineer Royce J. Tipton (1893-1967) designed numerous large water infrastructure projects in the U.S. West and around the world. As an accomplished and respected consultant, he helped negotiate several interstate water compacts and international treaties. Materials in the collection concern water planning projects conducted by Tipton in the United States, South America, the Middle East, and South Asia. Materials are almost entirely reports prepared by Tipton and his firms, though conference and government publications, slides, a film, and several plaques are also present.
Tyler, DanielPapers of Daniel Tyler
(1950-2011)   21.5 lin. ft.   1 online item   Primo   Mountain Scholar
Daniel Tyler (b. 1933), emeritus professor of history at Colorado State University, has taught and written extensively on western water history. This collection documents his research, including that for the biography of W.D. Farr, a Greeley, Colorado, water pioneer, cattleman, and businessman; the biography of Delph Carpenter, a Greeley water lawyer and interstate river commissioner; a book of Carpenter's parents' courtship correspondence; and Mexican land grant rights in relation to New Mexico court cases. The collection contains Tyler's correspondence, notes, drafts, interview tapes, writings about and by his research subjects, and reference materials, as well as microfilm related to Tyler's research on Hispanic New Mexico.
United States. Natural Resources Conservation Service. ColoradoPhotographs of the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Colorado Snow Survey Program
(1951-1996)   1.5 lin. ft.   4 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
In 1935, Congress passed legislation funding a federal Snow Survey Program after a severe drought in the western United States. The purpose of the Natural Resources Conservation Service's Snow Survey Program is to provide mountain snowpack data and water supply forecasts for the western United States. The collection includes images of snow survey sites and equipment, agency employees, and public outreach events. Materials include slides, photographs,and film reels.
University Historic PhotographsUniversity Historic PhotographsUPHOUniversity
University Retirees Action CommitteeRecords of the University Retirees Action Committee
Vail, C. E. (Carey E.)Papers of Carey E. Vail
(1870-1966)   3.0 lin. ft.  
C. E. (Carey E.) Vail came to the Colorado Agricultural and Mechanical College in 1909 as an instructor in chemistry and assistant chemist at the Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station. He remained at the college until his retirement in 1945, and in the last 25 years of his career served as a research chemist at the Experiment Station. This collection contains some of his professional publications and notes, family photographs, school yearbooks, and other family documents.
Vandemoer, HerbertColorado Water Conservation Board Papers of Herbert Vandemoer
(1958-1992)   12+ lin. ft.  
Herbert H. Vandemoer, resident of Sterling, Colorado, was a geographic appointee to the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) from 1964-1985, representing the South Platte River Basin. The CWCB was formed in 1937 as a state agency to aid in the protection and development of waters in the state. It is a division of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources. The collection consists of documents created largely in relation to CWCB meetings and projects. Materials include agendas, minutes, correspondence, reports, publications, blueprints, and bylaws.
Vanderbilt, M. D.Papers of M. Daniel Vanderbilt
(1960-1988)   13.5 lin. ft.  
M. Daniel Vanderbilt was a professor of civil engineering at Colorado State University (CSU), a noted researcher on slab analysis and design of wood structural systems, and an early advocate for the use of computer software modeling in civil engineering. Materials include teaching materials, research, office files, and publications.
Vice President AdministrationRecords of the Vice President Administration
Vice President for Administrative ServicesVice President for Administrative Services
  An inventory is available in the archives.  
The Vice President for Administrative Services office oversees the administrative units on campus. The collection includes administrative calendars, artifacts, budgets, committee materials, correspondence, films, minutes, publications, and reports.
Viney, Donald WayneDonald Wayne Viney Papers
(1985-2005)   0.5 lin. ft.  
Donald Wayne Viney is an alumnus of Colorado State University and currently is a professor of philosophy and religion at Pittsburg State University (Pittsburg, Kansas). The collection contains publications, newspaper clippings, and flyers.
Vlachos, EvanPapers of Evan Vlachos
(1957-2015)   27 lin. ft.  
Evan Vlachos taught as a professor of Sociology and Civil Engineering at Colorado State University, while also working extensively with federal agencies, foreign governments, and international organizations (including the United Nations, UNESCO, and NATO) on international and national water and environmental issues. His interests also included integrated water resources planning and management and social forecasting. The collection documents Vlachos' diverse work and interests in the fields of sociology, futurism, engineering, and water resources. Files include Vlachos' papers and publications, conference attendance, and work with agencies including the National Science Foundation, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, European Commission, and UNESCO. Material types include papers, lectures, presentations, correspondence, articles, reports, conference information, external university evaluations, reviews (by and of Vlachos), invitations, yearly activities, and course content.
W. Eugene Cox CollectionW. Eugene Cox Collection
(1967-1998)   6+ lin. ft.  
W. Eugene Cox began his National Park Service career as a historian in 1967 and retired in 1998. During much of his service he filled the role of chief of interpretation in numerous parks, including Everglades and Great Smoky Mountains National Parks. This collection includes audiotapes, correspondence, reports, publications, photographs, memorabilia, and uniforms.
Walker, DavidColorado Water Conservation Board Papers of David Walker
(1965-1988)   1.5 lin. ft.   1 online item   Primo   Mountain Scholar
David Walker was a Director of the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB). The CWCB was formed in 1937 as a state agency to aid in the protection and development of waters in the state. It is a division of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources. The collection consists of documents created largely in relation to CWCB meetings and projects. Materials include reports by the Colorado Water Congress and reports concerning the Union Avenue Boat By-Pass in Englewood.
Walker, Ronald W.Papers of Ronald W. Walker
(1969-1999)   2 lin. ft.   399 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
Ronald W. Walker (1947-1995) was a professor of German at Colorado State University (CSU) from 1979 to 1995. After receiving his bachelor's degree from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 1969, he spent a year in Germany on a Fulbright Fellowship. Upon returning to the United States, Walker was drafted into the U.S. Army following a student deferment and fought in the Vietnam War. The collection documents his time in Germany, basic training, and Vietnam. Included in the collection are letters, slides, negatives, and newspaper obituaries following his death in 1995.
Wangaard, Frederick F.Papers of Frederick Wangaard
(1948-1967)   0.25 lin. ft.  
Frederick F. Wangaard was an expert in the field of wood sciences and a professor at Yale University and Colorado State University. The collection contains letters and activities summaries.
Wardlow, Linda A.Pingree Park History Collection
(1994-1997)   1.5 lin. ft.  
Since 1912, Colorado State University has used Pingree Park (now CSU Mountain Campus), located in the Pingree Valley in the Mummy Range, for field research and training, especially by CSU's Forestry Department. This collection contains the materials collected by Linda Wardlow in 1995 and used to write a history of the campus. Materials include Wardlow's final paper, transcripts of oral histories by homesteaders and campus staff, land records and State Board of Agriculture meeting minutes, photographs, slides, and artifacts collected after the 1994 forest fire in the park.
Washburn (Family : Colo.)Papers of Washburn-Taylor Family
(1856-1936)   2.5 lin. ft.  
The Washburn-Taylor Family were early settlers in the northern Colorado area, including Fort Collins, Loveland, and the Big Thompson Valley area. The collection contains materials from various members of the family and includes correspondence, class notes, legal files, and brochures.
Water Oral Histories CollectionWater Oral Histories Collection
(1986-2019)   0.25 lin. ft. + ~414 GB   10 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
The Water Oral Histories Collection consists of interviews and reminiscences covering the work of some of Colorado's distinguished civil engineers, irrigators, and water leaders. Subjects include Northern Colorado's irrigation history, irrigation engineering and research in Colorado, large water storage projects, groundwater issues, and the personal and professional lives of some of Colorado's water leaders.
Water Resources Artifacts CollectionWater Resources Artifacts Collection
(1900-2009)   9.5+ lin. ft.   2 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
The Water Resources Artifacts Collection aggregates objects acquired from several different sources. The collection includes a Thacher calculator, four water level recorders, a textile, a painting, and two water bottles.
Water Supply and Storage CompanyWater Supply and Storage Company Collection
(1907-1991)   1+ lin. ft.   15 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
The Water Supply and Storage Company (WSSC) was incorporated in 1891 to serve irrigators in the Cache la Poudre valley. In 1986, the city of Thornton purchased substantial stock in the company, which has subsequently provided water for both municipal and agricultural purposes. The bulk of the collection was produced during a records management project conducted on the company's behalf between 1981 and 2000, and includes oral history audiotapes, transcripts, company histories and timelines, system maps, and one photograph.
Wattles, Ruth JocelynPapers of Ruth J. Wattles
(1859-1965)   10.5 lin. ft.  
Ruth Jocelyn Wattles (1888-1985) was the first official historian of Colorado State University from 1943 through 1946. She also taught English classes and led the drama club at the school for almost forty years. Types of materials include biographies, correspondence, department histories, financial materials, manuscript drafts, newspaper clippings, reports, statistical data, and subject index cards. The collection documents the first seventy-five years of Colorado State University from the perspectives of the board, administration, faculty, and alumni.
Weber, Louis Russell, 1901-Papers of Louis R. Weber
(1879-2009)   0.25 lin. ft.  
Louis Russell Weber (1901-1989), a noted professor of physics, was instrumental in developing the physics program at Colorado State University. The collection contains correspondence, personal and family histories, publications, and compact discs.
Welsh, Michael E.Cache la Poudre Oral History Project Collection
(2002-2004)   0.5 lin. ft.   25 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
In 2002, the Fort Collins office of the National Park Service contracted with Professor Michael Welsh of the University of Northern Colorado to conduct oral history interviews focused on land use patterns. The area of focus was the Cache la Poudre River Heritage Corridor. The collection consists of interview recordings, transcripts, and one paper on water conservation.
Western Agricultural Economics AssociationRecords of the Western Agricultural Economics Association
(1927-1995)   16.5 lin. ft.  
The Western Farm Economics Association originated from a 1927 meeting in Reno, Nevada, in which F. B. Headley (in charge of farm development at the University of Nevada) advocated a forum for research and dialogue specific to western agricultural problems. The name was changed in 1968 to the Western Agricultural Economics Association. Membership includes economists and sociologists employed by institutions of higher education, the federal government, and corporations interested in western agriculture. The collection includes correspondence, financial records, minutes and other documents pertaining to annual meetings, membership lists, and information on affiliations with national and international agricultural economics associations.
Western Dairy CouncilRecords of the Western Dairy Council
(1935-1988)   15 lin. ft.   132 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
The Western Dairy Council provides nutrition education resources to consumers, educators, health professionals and the media. Sharing the same headquarters and board of directors, the Western Dairyfarmers' Promotion Association provides educational services for dairy producers, including assistance with water issues, training in public relations and promotion of projects to benefit farmers. The collection documents the history and activities of these related organizations. Material types include minutes, press releases, speeches by organization leaders, promotional correspondence, pre-publication materials for the monthly newsletter, brochures, clippings, scrapbooks, photographic materials, audio and videotapes and 16mm films.
Wilcox, Lucius M.Papers of Lucius "Lute" Wilcox
(1918-1930)   0.5 lin. ft.   25 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
Lucius "Lute" Wilcox was an author, publisher, and editor in Denver, Las Vegas, and Ohio. The collection contains short stories written by Lute Wilcox.
Wilson, Glenn E., Jr.Papers of Glenn E. Wilson, Jr.
(1962-1981)   3.3 lin. ft.  
Glenn "Kelly" E. Wilson, Jr., was a career Extension agent from 1959 to 1981, predominantly active in the San Juan Basin area of Colorado. Wilson served as the 4-H agent in Weld County from 1959 until 1964, the lead agent in Montezuma County until 1966, and the Extension development specialist for southwest Colorado until his retirement in 1981. The collection includes correspondence, paperwork from professional affiliations, and subject files from extension projects.
Wiltzius, William J.Papers of William J. Wiltzius
(1775-2013)   5 lin. ft.  
William J. Wiltzius (1933-2013) was a long-time employee of the Colorado Game and Fish Department and a respected expert on Colorado's fish culture and stocking history. The collection compiles Wiltzius' research about hatcheries, sport fishing, and the people who established fish culture in nineteenth-century Colorado. Materials include scrapbooks of newsclippings, computer printouts and photocopies of news articles and genealogical information, published reports, notes, correspondence, and photographs.
Windsor DairyRecords of the Windsor Dairy
(c. 1990-2012)   25.5 lin. ft.  
Windsor Dairy, owned by board-certified dairy veterinarians Meg Cattell and Arden Nelson, is a licensed, Grade-A certified organic dairy in Windsor, Colorado that features milk and beef from grass-fed cattle. The subject files, reports, correspondence, news clippings, and photographs in this collection provide insights about daily operations, regulatory compliance, and promotional activities.
Winn, C. Byron, 1933-Papers of Byron Winn
(1967-2009)   7.5 lin. ft.  
Byron Winn (1933-2011) played an instrumental role in the Solar Village, a full-scale implementation of solar heating principles, conducted on the Colorado State University foothills campus. He taught in the mechanical engineering department at CSU from 1970 until 2002. The bulk of the collection consists of papers and reports written by Winn. Also included are Winn's materials used in his engineering classes, and Winn's awards from his life of achievement and service. Materials include reports, publications, correspondence, and artifacts.
Wood, Ivan D.Papers of Ivan D. Wood
(1907-1973)   19+ lin. ft.   94 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
Ivan Daley Wood (1888-1978) was a distinguished agricultural engineer whose work focused on the many aspects of irrigation, including soil, water application, and conservation. He was employed in both state and federal capacities for over forty years, and held an industry position for another nine years. The collection documents irrigation practices and projects, particularly in the western United States, through the work and writings of Wood and his colleagues, as well as Wood's personal interests. Predominant material types include essays, articles, speeches, catalogs, brochures, photographs, and slides.
Word is Out BookstoreRecords of the Word is Out Bookstore
(1988-2008)   1.9 lin. ft.   14 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
The collection contains various certificate recognitions awarded to the Word is Out Bookstore from agencies representing women's, LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer), and bookstore communities. Documents concerning store operations such as hiring and shelving are also included, as are notes from owner Louise Knapp about the history of the store.
Working, Daniel Webster, 1862-Papers of Daniel W. Working
(1852-1937)   5 lin. ft.   1 online item   Primo   Mountain Scholar
Daniel Webster Working (1862-1944) served as a Colorado State Grange master and lecturer during the 1890s and early 1900s. He wrote numerous articles and speeches concerning agriculture and Grange history and created a large file of research notes utilized by Alvin T. Steinel in writing the History of Agriculture in Colorado (1926). The majority of the collection is comprised of correspondence and research notes gathered by Working for the History during the 1920s. In addition to Working's typed or handwritten copies of older documents, such as county records and newspaper articles, the collection includes news clippings and photostats of correspondence and deeds.
Wright Water EngineersRecords of Wright Water Engineers, Inc.
(1882-2006)   90.75+ lin. ft.   58 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
Wright Water Engineers, Inc., is a Colorado-based water resources consulting firm founded by Kenneth R. Wright. Since 1961 the company has undertaken projects concerning agricultural and irrigation engineering, water rights, flood control and drainage, dams, and groundwater in Colorado as well as other states and countries. The collection contains files from select Colorado projects. Also present are the records of Wright-McLaughlin Engineers (1964-1982), a closely associated engineering firm also founded by Kenneth Wright. Materials include copies of court documents, notes, reports, minutes, newspaper clippings, correspondence, maps, factory plans, photographs, and negatives.
Xeriscape Colorado, Inc.Records of Xeriscape Colorado, Inc.
(1975-2006)   6.25 lin. ft.   21 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
Xeriscape Colorado, Inc. (formerly Xeriscape Task Force and Front Range Xeriscape) was a non-profit organization that promoted water-conserving landscapes and educated the public about the same. Documenting the work of Xeriscape Colorado, Inc., this collection contains agendas, minutes, notes, reports, and correspondence. Also included are publications, newspaper clippings, calendars, newsletters, brochures, a few artifacts, and miscellaneous media.
Yates, Albert C.Papers of Albert C. Yates
(1988-2003)   13 lin. ft.   6 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
Dr. Albert C. Yates served as president of Colorado State University from 1990 to 2003. During his tenure, Dr. Yates spoke to many organizations in the city, state, and country. This collection contains the speeches Yates made to these organizations. In addition, the collection has a limited amount of office papers related to his tenure as university president.
Yevjevich, Vujica M., 1913-Papers of Vujica M. Yevjevich
(1951-2006)   1.5+ lin. ft.   2 online items   Primo   Mountain Scholar
Vujica M. Yevjevich (1913-2006), a native of Yugoslavia, was a professor, lecturer, consultant, and researcher of hydrologic engineering. Yevjevich taught in Colorado State University's engineering department from 1960 until his retirement in 1979. The collection contains notes, essays, correspondence, graphs, maps, and technical information on his work in hydrology, mostly international in nature.
Young, Robert A. (Robert Alton), 1931-2013Papers of Robert A. Young
(1965-2009)   4.5 lin. ft.  
Agricultural economist Robert A. Young (1931-2013) was a professor at Colorado State University (CSU) who offered insightful analysis related to water management and policy. He published extensively about economics as related especially to water issues in Colorado, the western United States, and the world. The collection consists mainly of his research, publications, and presentations.

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