Skip to main content

SCS - soils information, 1973-1980

 File — Box: 12, Folder: 7
Identifier: Subseries 2.1

Scope and Contents

From the Sub-Series:

This subseries concerns Richardson's work as an expert witness for multiple ranches along the Snake River near Jackson Hole, Wyoming. In Wyoming Civil Case No. C79-113K, the U.S. government sued the ranches to reclaim accretion land along the river for the Bureau of Reclamation, asserting that the original surveyor had surveyed the wrong meander line and that the ranches were not entitled to accretion land when the river narrowed. The ranchers hired the firm Davis, Graham and Stubbs which contacted CSU engineering professor Edmund Schultz to form a team of expert witnesses. The team, including Richardson, spent several summers researching the meander line and testified in multiple cases, as well as for a Special Master. The ranchers eventually won all cases and claims to accretion land. Richardson's files include notes, correspondence, testimony, reports, and court findings. Richardson's arrangement was retained as found.


  • Creation: 1973-1980


Restrictions on Access

There are no access restrictions on this collection. However, this collection is stored off-site, so advance notice is required. All "confidential" markings on correspondence or other materials have been determined to be for administrative purposes, not national security information; therefore, these materials are open for access.


From the Collection: 49.25 linear feet (28 record cartons, 1 document box, 21 photo boxes, 2 flat boxes)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Physical Description

e20pp. Includes folded oversize materials.

Repository Details

Part of the CSU Libraries Archives & Special Collections Repository

Fort Collins Colorado 80523-1019 USA