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Colorado Water Conservation Board Papers of Herbert Vandemoer

 Collection
Identifier: WVAN

Scope and Contents

The Colorado Water Conservation Board Papers of Herbert Vandemoer consists of documents dated 1958 to 1992 and created largely in relation to CWCB meetings and projects. Materials include agendas, minutes, correspondence, reports, publications, blueprints, and bylaws.

Dates

  • 1958-1992

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

Herbert H. Vandemoer, resident of Sterling, Colorado, was a geographic appointee to the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) from 1964-1985, representing the South Platte River Basin. He was chairman from September 1983 through September 1984. Mr. Vandemoer was very active in negotiations related to efforts to build the Narrows Project, a dam on the South Platte River. He was also a member of the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District's Board of Directors and president of the Pawnee Ditch Company.

History

The CWCB was formed in 1937 as a state agency to aid in the protection and development of waters in the state. It is a division of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources.

Extent

12 linear feet (8 record cartons, 1 flat box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Herbert H. Vandemoer, resident of Sterling, Colorado, was a geographic appointee to the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) from 1964-1985, representing the South Platte River Basin. The CWCB was formed in 1937 as a state agency to aid in the protection and development of waters in the state. It is a division of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources. The collection consists of documents created largely in relation to CWCB meetings and projects. Materials include agendas, minutes, correspondence, reports, publications, blueprints, and bylaws.

Arrangement

Original order of the materials in the collection has been maintained, being primarily chronological, with the exception of subject files which were mixed in with the reports and publications. These were removed and formed into a separate series.

The collection consists of 3 series in 9 boxes:

Series 1: Colorado Water Conservation Board meeting minutes and associated documents, 1964-1985

Series 2: Subject files, 1958-1992

Series 3: Reports and publications, 1963-1988

Acquisition

The Colorado Water Conservation Board Papers of Herbert Vandemoer was acquired by the Colorado Water Resources Research Institute in fall 1996. The Colorado State University Water Resources Archive acquired the collection in July 2001. A small amount of additional materials (accession 2003024) was donated by Herbert Vandemoer in July 2003.

Related Collections

The Water Resources Archive also has the collection of the Colorado Water Conservation Board Papers of David Walker. Documents in the collection date from 1965 to 1988.

Processing

Processing completed in August 2001 included removal and disposal of duplicate documents and publications beyond the second copy as well as blank notepaper. Subject files which were in boxes with the publications and reports were separated and made into a new series. Several items were placed in acid free folders and the collection was reboxed. The July 2003 accession was processed and incorporated into the collection in January 2004.

Title
Guide to the Colorado Water Conservation Board Papers of Herbert Vandemoer
Status
Edited Full Draft
Author
Prepared by Patricia J. Rettig
Date
Copyright 2001; 2003; 2004
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