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Papers of Earl L. Mosley

 Collection
Identifier: WMOS

Scope and Contents

The Papers of Earl L. Mosley consists of documents dated 1960 to 2011, with the bulk falling from 1960 to 1966. The collection includes a typescript of Mr. Mosley's "History of the Denver Board of Water Commissioners" (which he renamed "History of the Denver Water System" while working on the sixth chapter), a few newspaper clippings about Mr. Mosley and his work, an issue of Colorado Heritage that cites his work, and a digital copy of the typescript on compact disc. The digital copy is nearly identical to the physical copy; the physical copy includes a few handwritten edits that do not appear in the digital copy. The physical copy from which the digital copy originated is in possession of Denver Water.

Dates

  • 1960-2011
  • Majority of material found within 1960-1966

Creator

Restrictions on Access

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Restrictions on Use

Not all of the material in the collection is in the public domain. Researchers are responsible for addressing copyright issues.

Biography

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 spent much of the last sixteen years of his life working for the Denver Water Board, for which he prepared "History of the Denver Water System," a typescript that recorded the system's history from 1858 to 1919. He had originally intended to extend his typescript through the events of 1964, but died before he could finish.

Mr. Mosley was born on November 7, 1883, in Denver. He received a B.S. degree in civil engineering from the University of Colorado in 1905. In 1907 Mr. Mosley married Laura Crowe, who preceded him in death by four months. Mr. Mosley died in his sleep on November 15, 1966. He was survived by two sons, a daughter, two brothers, 12 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Extent

0.5 linear feet (1 document box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

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. View the typescript online.

Arrangement

The collection consists of one series in one box. Folders are arranged by manuscript chapter, with the clippings and digital copy placed at the end of the series.

Acquisition

The Papers of Earl L. Mosley was acquired by the Water Resources Archive from Joan Laura Mosley Foster, Mr. Mosley's granddaughter, in November 2011. The compact disc with the digital copy of the typescript, and permission to make that copy available online, was acquired from Denver Water in November 2011.

Online Materials

Some materials were acquired in digital format and are available through the Colorado State University Libraries website.

Related Collections

The Denver Public Library holds a similarly-sized collection of Mr. Mosley's papers, as well as bound and microfilm copies of "History of the Denver Water System." Denver Water holds a Mosley Historical Collection which includes his research materials for the typescript, as well as the original typescript from which the digital copy in this collection was made. Further material about Denver water issues and the Denver Water Board can be found in the Water Resources Archive's Papers of James L. Ogilvie and Papers of Charles C. Fisk.

Processing

Processing was completed in February 2012. The typescript was removed from its original binders. Loose clippings found in the binders were moved to the end of the collection. All materials were rehoused in acid-free folders.

Title
Guide to the Papers of Earl L. Mosley
Status
Edited Full Draft
Author
Prepared by Alan E. Barkley
Date
Copyright 2012
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the CSU Libraries Archives & Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Fort Collins Colorado 80523-1019 USA
970-491-1844