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Cache la Poudre Oral History Project Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WPOH

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.

Dates

  • 2002-2004

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.

History

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.

Extent

0.5 linear feet (1 document box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

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.

Arrangement

The collection consists of 1 series in 1 box:

Series 1: Oral histories, 2002-2004

Acquisition

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.

Online Materials

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.

Related Collections

Related Water Resources Archive collections include those for the Poudre River Trust, Friends of the Poudre, North Poudre Irrigation Company, and Water Supply and Storage Company. Also, the papers of W.D. Farr, Gregory J. Hobbs, and Norman A. Evans document three of the people interviewed; Evans is also part of the Water Oral Histories Collection. Also in Archives and Special Collections is the Records of the Cache la Poudre River History and Culture Oral History Project.

Processing

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.

Title
Guide to the Cache la Poudre Oral History Project Collection
Status
Edited Full Draft
Author
Prepared by Patricia J. Rettig
Date
Copyright 2018
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