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Papers of Frank P. Goeder

Identifier: UFPG

Scope and Contents

The Papers of Frank P. Goeder consists of documents dated 1907 to 1965, with the bulk falling from 1913 to 1933. The collection contains both personal and professional papers. Materials includes correspondence, faculty papers, newspaper clippings, photographs, and certificates and diplomas. Of note is the scrapbook created by Goeder during his undergraduate studies at Colorado Agricultural College which documents college events and happenings.


  • Creation: 1907-1965
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1913-1933


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.


Frank P. Goeder was an alumnus and professor of physics at Colorado Agricultural College (now Colorado State University).

Frank Peat Goeder was born on August 17, 1886, in Westcliffe, Colorado. He earned his B.S. in civil and irrigation engineering in 1913 and his M.S. in science in 1922 from Colorado Agricultural College (now Colorado State University). He earned his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Chicago in 1928. Goeder married Helen Peterson on June 16, 1914, and they had one child, Ruth.

Goeder was the city engineer for Fort Collins from 1913-1916. He then became an assistant professor of physics at CAC from 1916-1919, associate professor from 1919-1943, and professor from 1943-1952. He retired as professor emeritus on June 30, 1952. He was Commissioner of Public Works and Utilities for the city of Fort Collins from 1917-1926. During his tenure, Goeder promoted development of a city park in the early 1920s, worked with the Forest Service to set aside land in the Poudre Canyon for a mountain park, and helped promote Highway 14 up the Poudre Canyon.

Goeder was a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Colorado-Wyoming Academy of Science, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Society of Physics, the Colorado Engineers Council, the American Physical Society, the American Association of Physics Teachers, the Fort Collins Engineers' Club, Sigma Xi, Phi Kappa Phi, Iota Lambda Sigma, and the Poudre Canyon Association. Frank Goeder died in 1963.


2 linear feet (1 document case, 1 flat box)

Language of Materials



Frank P. Goeder (1886-1963) was an alumnus and professor of physics at Colorado Agricultural College (now Colorado State University). The collection includes correspondence, a scrapbook, newspaper clippings, writings, photographs, and certificates and diplomas.


The collection consists of 1 series in 1 document case and 1 flat box:

Series 1: Professional and personal papers, 1907-1965


The Papers of Frank P. Goeder was donated by Ruth Goeder Lange in 1978.


Processing was completed in October 2015. Materials were rehoused in acid-free folders and boxes.

Guide to the Papers of Frank P. Goeder
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