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Papers of Herbert A. Black

Identifier: UHAB

Scope and Contents

The papers of Herbert A. Black consists of documents dated 1894 to 1906. The collection includes photographs, a diploma, a copy of a newspaper, and ephemera.


  • Creation: 1894-1906


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.


Herbert A. Black was an alumnus of the Colorado Agricultural College, graduating in 1895. He earned a degree in engineering and went to work for the family lumber business in Fort Collins.

Herbert Andrew Black was born on July 16, 1875, in Bethlehem, Iowa. His family moved to Fort Collins in 1877. Black attended the Colorado Agricultural College (now Colorado State University), graduating in 1895 from the mechanical engineering course. After graduation he went to work at his father's lumber mill, the C.A. Black Lumber Co., in Fort Collins. He married Grace Farrar on February 25, 1897, and they had three children, Edith, Harold, and George.

In 1900, Black was the manager of the Gibson Lumber Co, in Lamar, Colorado, and owned an interest in the Eaton Lumber Yard. He later moved to Rapid City, South Dakota where he operated a retail and wholesale lumber business. Grace Farrar Black died in 1962 and Herbert Black died in 1971.


0.5 linear feet (1 document case)

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Herbert A. Black (1875-1971) was a graduate of the Colorado Agricultural College in 1895. The collection includes family photographs, his CAC diploma, a newspaper, and drafting tools.


The collection consists of 1 series in 1 document case:

Series 1: Memorabilia, 1894-1906 and undated


The Papers of Herbert A. Black was donated by Peter and Helen Thiel in May 2014.

Related Collections

Journals of Philemon P. Black, Agricultural and Natural Resources Archive, Colorado State University.


Processing was completed in September 2015. Materials were rehoused in acid-free folders and an archival box.

Guide to the Papers of Herbert A. Black
Edited Full Draft
Prepared by Sarah Lillis
Copyright 2015
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Script of description
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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