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Papers of Morton W. Bittinger

 Collection
Identifier: WMWB

Scope and Contents

The Papers of Morton W. Bittinger consists of documents dated 1951 to 1982, with the bulk falling from 1960 to 1967. The documents consist of magazine and journal articles and reprints of articles concerning developments in groundwater technology, authored or co-authored by Morton W. Bittinger. Bound volumes of Bittinger's thesis and dissertation are also included. The dissertation was presented at the ASCE Annual Meeting and National Meeting on Water Resources Engineering, in New Orleans, Louisiana, in February 1969.

Dates

  • 1951-1982
  • Majority of material found within 1960-1967

Creator

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.

Biography

Morton W. Bittinger was assistant professor and associate professor in Civil Engineering at Colorado State University from 1957 to 1967 where he was in charge of groundwater research. He made important contributions to the science of groundwater hydrology, becoming one of the first in the field to apply modern computer technology to the solution of groundwater problems.

Morton W. Bittinger was born at Marathon, Iowa, on August 14, 1927. He received both a Bachelor of Science degree (1949) and a Master of Science degree (1951) in Agricultural Engineering from Iowa State University. In 1967 he received a Doctorate in Civil Engineering from Utah State University. Mr. Bittinger married Carolyn Wiese on December 26, 1948, from whom he was later divorced. They had three children, Cathleen, Ruth, and Thomas. He died in Boulder, Colorado, on October 29, 2001.

Mr. Bittinger published several books on issues of groundwater, including You Never Miss the Water Till...: The Ogallala Story, in 1980, which is available in the Morgan Library of CSU.

Extent

0.5 linear feet (1 document box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Morton W. Bittinger was assistant professor and associate professor in Civil Engineering at Colorado State University from 1957 to 1967 where he was in charge of groundwater research. He made important contributions to the science of groundwater hydrology, becoming one of the first in the field to apply modern computer technology to the solution of groundwater problems. The Bittinger collection consists of articles and presentations authored or co-authored by Morton W. Bittinger and copies of his thesis and dissertation.

Arrangement

The articles are arranged according to subject matter. The first folder contains a list of publications authored or co-authored by Bittinger. The second contains a copy of the Colorado Water Resources Research Institute's "Technical Report No. 13," with a final report entitled "Impact of Irrigation Efficiency Improvements on Water Availability in the South Platte River Basin," co-authored by Bittinger. Folders three and four contain either reprints or copies of articles from professional journals. Folder five contains copies of papers prepared for presentation at various conferences on groundwater issues. The two bound volumes are filed at the end. The collection is contained in one box.

Acquisition

The Morton W. Bittinger collection was donated to the Colorado State University Libraries by his family in the fall of 2002.

Online Materials

One folder of documents has been scanned and is available through the Colorado State University Libraries website. In the electronic version of this document, direct links appear in context.

Processing

The collection arrived in the form of two bound volumes and a three-ring binder containing reprints of magazine and journal articles authored by Bittinger. In processing the collection, the articles were removed from the binder and placed in acid-free folders. The articles were grouped according to subject matter or associations represented.

Title
Guide to the Papers of Morton W. Bittinger
Status
Edited Full Draft
Author
Prepared by Jerry Warrington
Date
Copyright 2002; 2003
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the CSU Libraries Archives & Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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