Papers of Morton W. Bittinger
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.
- Majority of material found within 1960-1967
- Bittinger, Morton 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.
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.
0.5 linear feet (1 document box)
Language of Materials
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.
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.
The Morton W. Bittinger collection was donated to the Colorado State University Libraries by his family in the fall of 2002.
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.
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.
Note: Number of pages is given as "12pp." or, if estimated, as "e100pp." Identicalcopies of the same item are indicated by the phrase " 'X' copies," with the numberof copies stated.
- Guide to the Papers of Morton W. Bittinger
- Edited Full Draft
- Prepared by Jerry Warrington
- Copyright 2002; 2003
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- Finding aid written in English.
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