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Colorado exhibits 533-788, 1914-1992

 File — Box: 33, Folder: 1-14
Identifier: Series 1

Scope and Contents

From the Series:

This series contains documents relating to the court phase of Kansas v. Colorado. Documents are divided into three main sections: trial transcripts, exhibits, and pleadings. For each of the sections, a complete index is given. This series also includes some pre-trial proceedings and depositions of four people. Trial transcripts consist of 275 volumes, all present, some of which are accompanied by an electronic version on floppy disk. The disks are found at the end of the series. A partial set of condensed copies of transcripts contain indexes. The bulk of the exhibits were submitted by Kansas and Colorado, but joint and U.S. exhibits are also present. The exhibits are a rich source of information about the Arkansas River, its reservoirs, and its tributaries. The exhibits contain data, maps, charts, meeting minutes, photographs, and government publications concerning streamflow, depletions, the Arkansas River Compact, and more. Some exhibits are missing, as they were not offered or were ruled as non-admissible; these are noted in the inventory. Some papers filed with the exhibits refer to documents being oversized and/or filed elsewhere, but these materials do not exist in the collection. Pleadings consist of 48 volumes (with one missing) and include motions and briefs from both sides throughout the case. Arrangement of each section is chronological with the exception of the exhibits, which are numerical according to which party submitted them.


  • Creation: 1914-1992


Restrictions on Access

Two files in this collection are restricted, one in Series 2 and one in Series 3. The collection is stored off-site, so advance notice is required.


From the Collection: 117 linear feet (78 record cartons)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English