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Records of the Department of Civil Engineering

Identifier: UCIE

Scope and Contents

The Records of the Department of Civil Engineering consists of documents dated 1969 to 1978 and 1994. The collection consists of materials related to the department, including budgets, invoices, memos, correspondence, proposals, and information about conferences, seminars, and workshops. Much of the information relates to various professors' trips around the world, financial information, and water seminars. A photograph album documenting the 1997 flood on the Colorado State University campus is also included.


  • Creation: 1969-1975, 1997


Restrictions on Access

There are no access restrictions on this collection. However, some items are stored off-site, so advance notice is recommended.

Restrictions on Use

Not all of the material in the collection is in the public domain. Researchers are responsible for addressing copyright issues.


Since the 1938 recognition of the Department of Civil Engineering as its own entity, the department has grown significantly. Conferences, seminars, workshops, and institutes in the late 1960s and early 1970s reflect the continuing development of the department. The department collaborated with other departments on various projects; David Freeman, Evan Vlachos, George Radosevich are among the faculty the department consulted with.


2.25 linear feet (3 document cases)

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The Department of Engineering at Colorado State University (then the State Agricultural College of Colorado) began in 1883 with courses in practical mechanics and drawing. The collection contains financial records, memoranda, faculty trip records, seminar planning papers, and correspondence.


The materials were rearranged in chronological order as the collection was received in disorder.

The collection consists of 2 series in 3 document cases:

Series 1: Records, 1969-1975 and undated

Series 2: Photographs, 1997


The Records of the Department of Civil Engineering was transferred by the Department of Civil Engineering in 1978 and 1994. An accrual to the collection was donated by Marvin Criswell in May 2017, and another accrual was donated by Neil Grigg on behalf of the Civil Engineering department in January 2019.

Related Collections

The Papers of Maurice L. Albertson, the Papers of A.R. Chamberlain, and the Records of the College of Engineering contain material related to the Department of Civil Engineering.


Processing was completed in June 2016. Materials were refoldered in acid-free folders and housed in archival boxes. Metal paperclips were removed from the materials and replaced with archival clips.

Guide to the Records of the Department of Civil Engineering
Edited Full Draft
Prepared by Natalie Pace; revised by Victoria Lopez-Terrill
Copyright 2016, 2017
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Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the CSU Libraries Archives & Special Collections Repository

Fort Collins Colorado 80523-1019 USA