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Papers of Llewellyn Alexander Moorhouse

Identifier: ULAM

Scope and Contents

The Papers of Llewellyn Alexander Moorhouse consists of documents dated 1902 to 1957, with the bulk falling from 1922 to 1943. Materials include journals, farm data, photograph albums, and photo negatives. The journals include both personal and professional information. Farm data dates primarily from 1910 and focuses on farms in California, Michigan, and Colorado. Some of the data is measuring output of specific crops, such as sugar beets, and other data is recording the land size of specific farms. Photographs and negatives are of farms and farm life, as well as people and natural areas, such as mountains and parks. The negatives were nitrate based and were therefore digitized and destroyed for safety reasons. Most negatives and photographs are numbered and identified; Moorhouse reused his numbering sequence so numbers of the prints may or may not correspond to the similarly numbered negatives.


  • Creation: 1902-1957
  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1922-1943


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.


Llewellyn A. Moorhouse was an agricultural economist who worked for the United States Department of Agriculture before becoming the head of the economics and sociology department at Colorado Agricultural College in 1922.

Llewellyn Alexander Moorhouse was born on April 26, 1875 in Ontario, Canada. He earned his B.S.A. degree from the University of Toronto and his M.S. from the University of Illinois. He married Mary Arnette Coburn on December 26, 1910 in Kingfisher, Oklahoma. Moorhouse was an assistant in soils and crop at Oklahoma A&M College and Agricultural Experiment Station from about 1902-1908. He worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Department of Farm Management from 1915-1921. Moorhouse served as the first editor of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association's Journal of Farm Economics from 1919-1921.

Moorhouse came to Colorado Agricultural College (CAC) in 1922 as the head of the department of economics and sociology. He taught courses in general economics and agricultural economics, an economics seminar, advanced economics, credit and banking, elementary economics, advanced economics, public finance, research methods, land economics, and public finance. In 1939 he became a member of the Experiment Station staff and retired from CAC after the 1943-1944 school year. Llewellyn Moorhouse died in 1965.


6.0 linear feet (2 record cartons, 1 oversize box)

Language of Materials



Llewellyn A. Moorhouse was an agricultural economist and was the head of the department of economics and sociology at Colorado Agricultural College from 1922-1944. The collection includes journals, farm data, photograph albums, and photo negatives.


The collection consists of 2 series in 2 record cartons and 1 oversize box:

Series 1: Journals and teaching materials, 1902-1936

Series 2: Photographs and negatives, 1911-1957 and undated

Subseries 2.1: Photograph albums, 1914, 1928-1943, 1956-1957 and undated

Subseries 2.2: Negatives, 1911, 1917, 1922-1937, 1943, 1949-1952 and undated


The negatives and photograph albums of the Papers of Llewellyn Alexander Moorhouse was donated by Moorhouse's daughter, Louise Hansen, in May 1990. The journals and farm data were purchased from Paula Defeyter in January 2015.

Online Materials

Some materials have been scanned and are available through the Colorado State University Libraries website. In the electronic version of this document, direct links appear in context.


Processing of the papers and photograph albums was completed in April 2015. Materials were rehoused in acid-free folders and boxes. Digitizing of the negatives was completed in 2017.

Inventory Note

Note: Title information supplied by the archivist is bracketed.

Guide to the Papers of Llewellyn Alexander Moorhouse
Edited Full Draft
Prepared by Karen Spilman
Copyright 2015
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the CSU Libraries Archives & Special Collections Repository

Fort Collins Colorado 80523-1019 USA