Papers of Edwin W. Mogren
Scope and Contents
The Papers of Edwin W. Mogren consists of documents dated 1963 to 1999, with the bulk falling from 1973 to 1996. The collection consists of field notes, data, maps, graphs, correspondence, legal documents, photographs, and reports related to the litigation he was involved with during the 1970s and 1980s.
- Creation: 1963-1999
- Creation: Majority of material found within 1973-1996
- Mogren, Edwin W. (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.
Edwin W. Mogren (1921-2001) was a professor in the College of Forestry at Colorado State University from 1948 to 1986 and was appointed Professor Emeritus upon his retirement. A graduate of the universities of Minnesota and Michigan, Mogren's career accomplishments included an appointment as director of the forestry program at Pingree Park, thirty years as treasurer of Sigma Xi, collaborator with the Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, and authoring many scientific publications.
During the 1970s and 1980s, Mogren became a professional consultant and expert witness for many water-related legal cases. He served as a consultant throughout the western United States, several European countries, and Mexico. His expert knowledge of how water conditions affect surrounding forests was a valuable asset in deciding legal cases in Colorado, and his expert testimony was also useful in deciding boundary lines in Wyoming.
The impressive career and accomplishments of Dr. Mogren were recognized with a variety of awards and honors. He was elected fellow in both the Society of American Foresters and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He was awarded memberships in many national honorary fraternities including Xi Sigma Pi, Sigma Xi, Alpha Zeta, Gamma Sigma Delta, and Phi Kappa Phi.
Upon his death in 2001, Mogren's wife Arle Mae established a scholarship at CSU's Department of Forest, Rangeland and Watershed Stewardship in his name. Dr. and Mrs. Mogren had two sons, Paul and Eric.
3 linear feet (6 document boxes)
Language of Materials
Dr. Edwin Mogren (1921-2001) was a professor in the College of Forestry at Colorado State University from 1948 to 1986 and upon his retirement was appointed Professor Emeritus. While teaching at CSU, he also served as a consultant and expert witness on several legal water cases. This collection consists of many of the professor's field notes, data, maps, graphs, correspondence, photographs, and reports related to the litigation he was involved with during the 1970s and 1980s. A portion of the collection is digitized and online.
The materials in the collection had no original organization. The collection has been arranged in series alphabetically by subject.
The collection consists of 2 series in 6 boxes:
Series 1: Consultations, 1963-1995 and undated
Subseries 1.1: Albrecht v. the United States, 1963-1989 and undated
Subseries 1.2: Snake River Ranch v. the United States, 1975-1978
Subseries 1.3: South Platte Park, 1979-1995
Subseries 1.4: South Platte River reserve water rights, 1988-1993 and undated
Series 2: Publications and miscellaneous, 1966-1999
The Papers of Edwin W. Mogren was donated to the Water Resources Archive in June 2005 by his wife Arle Mae Mogren. She donated additional materials in August 2006.
Some data, reports, photographs, and other 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.
Processing was completed in April 2006 and included removal of all metal paperclips and staples. Photographs were placed in protective sleeves, and copies of documents beyond the first two were removed from the collection. The collection was housed in acid-free folders and boxes. The August 2006 accession was processed and added to the collection in March 2009.
Note: Estimated pagination is preceded by an "e." Two identical copies of the same item are indicated by the phrase "2 copies" at the end of the entry, following the number of pages of each copy. Authored articles, books, and studies are listed in bibliographic form.
- Guide to the Papers of Edwin W. Mogren
- Edited Full Draft
- Prepared by Gayle Sharp; revised by Carol H. Lucking
- Copyright 2009
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- Finding aid written in English.
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