Cache la Poudre Oral History Project Collection
Scope and Contents
The Cache la Poudre Oral History Project Collection consists of audiotaped interviews dated 2002 to 2004. All of the recordings have digital transcripts, and all of the interviewees reportedly signed release forms, though not all are present. Interviewees include Colorado State University professors, water organization administrators, policymakers, and lawyers. Each discusses their relationship with and knowledge of the Cache la Poudre River. A paper concerning water conservation can be found at the end of the collection.
- Welsh, Michael E. (Person)
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.
In 2002, the Fort Collins office of the National Park Service contracted with Professor Michael Welsh of the University of Northern Colorado to conduct oral history interviews focused on land use patterns. The area of focus was the Cache la Poudre River Heritage Corridor.
The project was completed in two phases, ending in 2004. Interviews were conducted with water users, administrators, and policy makers in the area. The interviews were intended to be useful to water managers, students, and citizens. Graduate students in UNC's History Department participated in the interviewing.
0.5 linear feet (1 document box)
Language of Materials
In 2002, the Fort Collins office of the National Park Service contracted with Professor Michael Welsh of the University of Northern Colorado to conduct oral history interviews focused on land use patterns. The area of focus was the Cache la Poudre River Heritage Corridor. The collection consists of interview recordings, transcripts, and one paper on water conservation. A portion of the collection is digitized and online.
The collection consists of 1 series in 1 box:
Series 1: Oral histories, 2002-2004
The Cache la Poudre Oral History Project Collection was transferred to the Water Resources Archive from the University of Northern Colorado Library in April 2018. Some tapes had been loaned to CSU for an earlier digitization project (Sound Model) resulting in materials held at both institutions.
Some documents in this collection are digitally available through the Colorado State University Libraries website. In the electronic version of this document, direct links appear in context.
Processing was completed in May 2018. Materials were alphabetized by interviewees' last names. Digital copies of transcripts were uploaded from CDs to the Libraries' digital server and were de-duplicated with a set that had been emailed. Some general editing of transcripts occurred before being put online, though some had been revised by the interviewees and do not faithfully match the recordings.
Note: Estimated pagination is preceded by an "e."
- Agriculture -- Colorado.
- Cache la Poudre River (Colo.)
- Cache la Poudre River Watershed (Colo.)
- Droughts -- Colorado.
- Fort Collins (Colo.)
- Greeley (Colo.)
- Larimer County (Colo.)
- Oral history.
- United States. National Park Service.
- University of Northern Colorado. Department of History.
- Water resources development -- Colorado.
- Water use -- Colorado.
- Weld County (Colo.)
- Welsh, Michael E.
- Guide to the Cache la Poudre Oral History Project Collection
- Edited Full Draft
- Prepared by Patricia J. Rettig
- Copyright 2018
- 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