Preserving the Source
An e-newsletter from the Water Resources Archive
at Colorado State University

July 2009
Issue XVI

Photo Fun Issue!

This summer has been filled with accomplishments for the Water Resources Archive! We thought we'd share them with you through photographs. These images give just a glimpse of the great people who work hard to bring archival materials to the public, as well as some of the fun materials. Enjoy!

Teamwork Gets Digitization Done!

people who worked on the CWCB project

Digitization of nearly 10,000 pages and slides was completed this summer using generous funding from the Colorado Water Conservation Board. More than a dozen library employees worked on the project to complete it in just over three months! Those pictured are Nancy Hunter, metadata librarian; Yongli Zhou, digital repositories librarian; Caroline Blackburn, project assistant; Shu Liu, digital content librarian; Patty Rettig, archivist, Kathleen Barker, digital technician; and Lynda Hoffmann, conservation technician.

Boxes and More Boxes!

new donations to the Water Archive

The summer has been busy with donations big and small! The Papers of John R. Fetcher (bottom left) amount to one box of materials on Steamboat Lake, while a new folder of materials (top left) from Marvin Jensen documents his work on the North Platte River. The last boxes of the Maurice L. Albertson Papers (everything else in the photo) also came in, totaling 120 boxes for 2009!

Providing Attractive Education!

publications featuring water archive materials

Archival materials have increasingly been appearing for educational purposes. The summer issue of the Colorado Foundation for Water Education's Headwaters magazine used a Water Resources Archive photo of Ralph Parshall and his flume. Also, archivist Patty Rettig wrote an article on Gilbert Stamm and Teton Dam, illustrated with photos from his collection, for the July/August issue of the colorado Water Institute's Colorado Water newsletter. Both organizations do a great job educating the public through attractive publications!

Stellar Summer Students!

water archives student assistants

Whether it is working on digital projects, processing collections, or making photocopies for researchers, stellar students are essential to the success of the Water Resources Archive. Just two of several students who have been or will be working on various water projects during the year, Caroline Blackburn and Vanessa Baca have helped keep the fun going in archives this summer.

Just for Fun!

Fribee and trophy from the Records of the Poudre River Trust

A recent visit from the board of the Poudre Heritage Alliance made us think of that icon of summer fun--the Frisbee! This one is part of the Records of the Poudre River Trust, along with the "Biggest Piece of Trash" trophy. Though unusual archival artifacts, both items help document a community organization that is passionate about the local river!

This quarterly electronic newsletter is designed to keep you informed on the developments with the Water Resources Archive. If you would prefer not to receive further updates, or if you know someone else who would like to receive this, just drop a line to us at development@library.colostate.edu.

E-newsletter created by Patty Rettig and Jane Barber.