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General files, 1949-2005

Identifier: Subseries 2.1

Scope and Contents

This subseries consists of miscellaneous conference, committee, and commission files not numerous enough to make into separate subseries. These include the Annual Research Conference at which researchers presented progress reports to faculty and representatives of the federal grant-funding agency overseeing all state water resource research institutes; ERC/CWRRI-sponsored conferences ranging from food production to drought; and Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) and Water Resources Committee (WR) files generated by faculty of CSU who reviewed potential projects for federal matching grant funds. It was felt that the federal grant review process involving university presidents was ineffective so ERC/CWRRI established these committees to oversee the process instead. Later, this was deemed inappropriate and state legislation mandated that ERC/CWRRI directors coordinate with Colorado state legislators in the review process rather than TAC and/or WR. These files were sometimes labeled with the OWRR/OWRT acronym, referring to the federal grant funding agency, but they were included in this subseries rather than Series 1: Projects and proposals which contains the bulk of OWRR/OWRT files because they were specifically identified as committees rather than projects by the file creators. Additional organizations represented in these files include the Missouri River Basin Water Institute Consortium, Sea Grant Universities Association, Universities Council on Water Resources, USDA Science and Education Administration Cooperative State Research Service, and Western [Water] Resources Conference.

CSU Water Coordination files were associated with Norman A. Evans, director of ERC/CWRRI from 1967 to 1988, and contain information relating to the university's water interests in Fort Collins. Evans was a member of this group, the Fort Collins Water Board and at least two Fort Collins ditch company Boards of Directors. He helped coordinate water issues between the State Board of Agriculture, local ditch companies, and the City of Fort Collins and maintained these files.


  • Creation: 1949-2005


Restrictions on Access

There are no access restrictions on this collection.


From the Collection: 95 linear feet (61 record cartons, 3 document boxes, 7 flat boxes)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the CSU Libraries Archives & Special Collections Repository

Fort Collins Colorado 80523-1019 USA