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Photographs of Bill Green

Identifier: WBGP

Scope and Contents

The Photographs of Bill Green, spanning 1992 through 2011, consists of 25 digital photographs of reservoirs and streams across Colorado during the 2002 drought, as well as nearly 1,500 slides of water features, parks, and wildlife, mostly in Colorado but also in most of the other western states. The drought photographs visually document this extreme event in a way that words and data cannot. The slides capture the beauty and variety of the western landscape.


  • Creation: 1992-2011


Restrictions on Access

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Restrictions on Use

The donor has retained copyright of these images until his death. Researchers are responsible for addressing copyright issues.


Bill Green is a water resources engineer, economist, and planner. He worked for the Colorado Water Conservation Board for fifteen years and more recently as a consulting engineer.

Green is a native of South Dakota who moved to Colorado in 1964. He has a bachelors degree in economics from South Dakota State University and a masters in civil engineering from the University of Colorado.

Green is an experienced outdoor photographer with a specialty in water supply in the Western United States. His photographs have been published in a number of magazines and brochures. In 2002, during one of the most severe droughts in Colorado, he photographed streams and reservoirs across the state; the photography project was sponsored by the Denver office of HDR Engineering.


2 linear feet (5 photo boxes and 1 DVD)

1.54 Gigabytes

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Bill Green, a water resources engineer and outdoor photographer, photographs reservoirs, streams, and natural areas in the western United States. The collection consists of 25 digital photographs of the 2002 Colorado drought, as well as nearly 1,500 slides of water features, parks, and wildlife, mostly in Colorado but also in other western states. A portion of the collection is digitized and online.


The collection consists of 2 series stored on 1 DVD and in 5 boxes:

Series 1: Digital photographs, 2002

Series 2: Slides, 1992-2011 and undated


The Photographs of Bill Green was donated to the Water Resources Archive by Mr. Green in December 2009. He donated the slides in January 2012.

Online Materials

All materials are digital or have been scanned and are available through the Colorado State University Libraries website. In this finding aid, some of these direct links appear in context. A link to the full online collection appears in the abstract.


The digital photographs were donated on a DVD, which was rehoused in archival storage. All files are backed up on a server. The slides, a later donation, were also rehoused in archival materials.

Guide to the Photographs of Bill Green
Edited Full Draft
Prepared and revised by Patricia J. Rettig
Copyright 2012
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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