Local Colorado and Regional History Collection
Scope and Contents
The Local Colorado and Regional History Collection consists of documents, maps, and photographs dated 1834 to 2021, with the bulk falling from 1945 to 1955. Materials include student class papers as well as papers written by local historians, correspondence, and reports. Subjects primarily include Fort Collins and Northern Colorado history, and irrigation and agricultural history of Colorado. Oversize aerial photographs of Horsetooth Reservoir and surrounding areas during construction of the reservoir are also included. The photographs are available in the Digital Repository as well.
- Creation: 1834-2021
- Creation: Majority of material found within 1945-1955
- Colorado State University. Libraries (Organization)
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.
The Local Colorado and Regional History Collection aggregates materials acquired from different sources.
0.5 linear feet (1 document case, 4 oversize photographs, 1.44 GB)
Language of Materials
The Local Colorado and Regional History Collection is a collection of local and Colorado history documents, photographs, aerial photographs, and maps as well as a small amount of material that does not relate to Colorado. The collection was acquired over time and includes student class papers as well as papers written by local historians, correspondence, and reports. Subjects primarily include Fort Collins and Northern Colorado history, and irrigation and agricultural history of Colorado.
The collection has no direct provenance and was arranged by archives staff alphabetically in 1993. It retains that order. The aerial photographs are an accrual to the collection and are in order by identification numbers on the photographs.
The collection consists of 2 series in 1 document case and 4 oversize photographs:
Series 1: Subject files, 1834-2021 and undated
Series 2: Aerial photographs, circa 1950
The Local Colorado and Regional History Collection was acquired over a period of time from unknown donors, with the exception of correspondence and a contract between Mr. W.D.W. Taft and the Quartermaster of Camp Collins which was donated to the library by C.F. Osburn in 1945, five oversize aerial photographs donated by Marvin Criswell in 2012, and Peggy Malchow's oral history donated by Thomas Hasler in 2021.
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. For the entire collection see Mountain Scholar.
Processing was completed in February 2017. Materials were housed in acid-free boxes and documents were refoldered in archival folders. Items were removed from binders and also placed in archival folders. One negative was inserted in an archival sleeve, and the five aerial photographs of Horsetooth Reservoir were housed in a oversize flat file. The aerial photographs were in extremely fragile condition and required conservation treatment from an outside conservator.
- Guide to the Local Colorado and Regional History Collection
- Edited Full Draft
- Prepared by Victoria Lopez-Terrill; revised by Clarissa J. Trapp
- Copyright 2017
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
Part of the CSU Libraries Archives & Special Collections Repository
Fort Collins Colorado 80523-1019 USA