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Groundwater Data Collection

Identifier: WGDC
Abstract Colorado State University's strength in groundwater research evolved naturally from the state's early residents needing information on irrigated agriculture. The data, maps, charts, drafts, correspondence, photographs, final reports, and reference materials that were produced by or collected for these groundwater studies over the years are what comprise the Groundwater Data Collection. Materials relate to the groundwater studies that CSU researchers conducted primarily in eastern Colorado...
Dates: 1897-2011; Majority of material found within 1940-1981

Irrigation Research Papers

Identifier: WIRP
Abstract In 1911, the Irrigation Investigations Unit of the U.S. Department of Agriculture was established in Fort Collins in conjunction with Colorado Agricultural College (now Colorado State University). Scientists within the unit, including Ralph Parshall, Carl Rohwer, Victor M. Cone, and William E. Code, conducted irrigation-related research. They studied and designed apparatuses to measure water flow through canals and diversion structures, investigated various irrigation projects, and conducted...
Dates: 1890-1985; Majority of material found within 1920-1950

Papers of Frank Milenski

Identifier: WFMP
Abstract Francis ("Frank") Raymond Milenski (1913-1998) was a farmer and irrigator in Colorado's Arkansas River Valley. He served on the Colorado Water Conservation Board from 1959 to 1966 and was on the board of directors of both the Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District and the Catlin Canal Company for several decades. The collection includes documents related to Milenski's involvement in these organizations. Also included are documents pertaining to court cases, water law,...
Dates: 1890-2003; Majority of material found within 1970-1998

Papers of Fred B. Hamilton

Identifier: WFBH
Abstract Fred B. Hamilton (1911-1954) was a 1933 Colorado Agricultural College (now Colorado State University) graduate in agricultural engineering who specialized in water and erosion control issues. He worked for the Civilian Conservation Corps, the USDA Soil Conservation Service, and later the Diamond A Cattle Company before moving to the Soil Conservation Service at the University of Nebraska. Materials in the collection include papers, photographs, and engineering plans related to irrigation...
Dates: 1934-1946

Papers of James L. Ogilvie

Identifier: WJLO
Abstract James L. Ogilvie (1911-1995) had a long career with the United States Bureau of Reclamation in the field of irrigation and water management. He worked on the Colorado-Big Thompson Project and was the project manager for the Fryingpan-Arkansas Project in southeast Colorado. The collection contains professional files related to Ogilvie's career as well as desk diaries, which serve as a guide to his daily activities, and photographs. A portion of the collection is digitized and ...
Dates: 1889-1992; Majority of material found within 1955-1980

Papers of Robert A. Longenbaugh

Identifier: WRAL
Abstract Robert A. Longenbaugh (1935-2020) made numerous contributions to groundwater research, education, and legislation. The collection documents Longenbaugh's career working on Colorado groundwater issues as a Colorado State University engineering professor, assistant state engineer, and consultant, as well as his continued activities during retirement. Main subjects documented include groundwater resources, modeling, recharge, law, education, wells, and irrigation pump efficiency, as well as...
Dates: 1935-2020; Majority of material found in 1960-2020

Papers of Robert and Daphne Illeman

Identifier: WIFP
Abstract Daphne Illeman (1921-2016) and Robert Illeman (1917-2003), a married couple, worked as civil engineers for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation on multiple projects, including what became the Fryingpan-Arkansas Project in Colorado. The collection includes two sets of reports produced by the Bureau for the Fryingpan-Arkansas Project, a transmountain diversion, along with other reports, maps, and drawings related to water resources development projects and research. The collection also includes...
Dates: 1938-1968; Majority of material found in 1948-1950

Papers of William J. Wiltzius

Identifier: WWIL
Abstract William J. Wiltzius (1933-2013) was a long-time employee of the Colorado Game and Fish Department and a respected expert on Colorado's fish culture and stocking history. The collection compiles Wiltzius' research about hatcheries, sport fishing, and the people who established fish culture in nineteenth-century Colorado. Materials include scrapbooks of newsclippings, computer printouts and photocopies of news articles and genealogical information, published reports, notes, correspondence, and...
Dates: 1775-2013; Majority of material found within 1875-1920

Photographs of the Arkansas Valley Sugar Beet and Irrigated Land Company

Identifier: WAVS
Abstract The Arkansas Valley Sugar Beet and Irrigated Land Company combined eastern wealth, optimism, and engineering skill to irrigate Colorado's arid southeastern plains. Beyond initial attempts at growing and processing sugar beets, the company established the Amity Canal Model Dairy Farm about 1914. The collection consists chiefly of photographic materials along with a set of engineering letters. Photographic subjects are mainly the company's irrigation facilities and related construction or...
Dates: 1898-1925; Majority of material found within 1902-1920

Records of the Arkansas Valley Sugar Beet and Irrigated Land Company

Identifier: WAVX
Abstract Formed in 1901 to take over several earlier companies, the Arkansas Valley Sugar Beet and Irrigated Land Company operated the Amity Canal System in southeastern Colorado. The company became a subsidiary of the Equitable Life Assurance Society in 1910, went through several lawsuits that mutualized the system, and dissolved in 1966. The collection documents the company through materials accumulated in the New York office, including meeting minutes, correspondence, reports, legal and financial...
Dates: 1883-1979; Majority of material found within 1901-1950

Records of Wright Water Engineers, Inc.

Identifier: WWWE
Abstract Wright Water Engineers, Inc., is a Colorado-based water resources consulting firm founded by Kenneth R. Wright. Since 1961 the company has undertaken projects concerning agricultural and irrigation engineering, water rights, flood control and drainage, dams, and groundwater in Colorado as well as other states and countries. The collection contains files from select Colorado projects, as well as one in New Mexico/Texas. Also present are the files of Wright-McLaughlin Engineers (1964-1982), a...
Dates: 1882-2006; Majority of material found within 1965-1999

Water Oral Histories Collection

Identifier: WOHC
Abstract The Water Oral Histories Collection consists of interviews and reminiscences covering the work of some of Colorado's distinguished civil engineers, irrigators, and water leaders. Subjects include Northern Colorado's irrigation history, irrigation engineering and research in Colorado, large water storage projects, groundwater issues, and the personal and professional lives of some of Colorado's water leaders. A portion of the collection is digitized and ...
Dates: 1986-2022

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United States. Bureau of Reclamation 4
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Longenbaugh, R. A. (Robert A.) 3
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Code, W. E. (William E.), 1891- 2
Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station 2
Colorado State University. College of Engineering 2
Colorado Water Conservation Board 2
Denver (Colo.). Board of Water Commissioners 2
Glover, Robert E. (Robert Ellsworth), 1896- 2
Ogilvie, James L. 2
Water Supply and Storage Company 2
Wright, Kenneth R. 2
Anderson Ditch Company 1
Bittinger, Morton W. 1
Broderick, Jim 1
Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.) 1
Coal Ridge Ditch Company 1
Colorado A & M College 1
Colorado Agricultural College 1
Colorado Agricultural College. Department of Civil and Irrigation Engineering 1
Colorado State University. Department of Civil Engineering 1
Colorado Water Resources Research Institute 1
Colorado. Department of Natural Resources 1
Colorado. Division of Wildlife 1
Cone, Victor M. 1
Cyprus Mines Corporation 1
Danielson, Jeris 1
Doesken, Nolan J. 1
Duke, Harold R. (Harold Ray), 1940- 1
Eastman Kodak Company 1
Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States 1
Evans, Harold G. 1
Evans, N. A. 1
Fort Collins (Colo.). Utilities 1
George, Russell 1
Great Western Sugar Company 1
Greenway Foundation 1
Hamel, Alan C. 1
Hamilton, Fred B. 1
Harmon, Dennis 1
Illeman, Daphne 1
Illeman, Robert 1
Johnson, Harvey G. 1
Krech, Alvin W. 1
Kuhn, Eric 1
Left Hand Ditch Company 1
Lower Boulder Ditch Company 1
Luecke, Daniel 1
Milenski, Frank 1
Mobley, Terry 1
Moses, Wittemyer, Harrison and Woodruff 1
Parshall, Maxwell 1
Parshall, Ralph L. (Ralph Leroy), 1881-1959 1
Partridge, W. S. 1
Porter, John 1
Pueblo Board of Water Works (Colo.) 1
Randall, Owen 1
Robbins, David W. 1
Rogers, James Grafton, 1883-1971 1
Rohwer, Carl 1
Scanga, Ralph 1
Schmidt, Max 1
Schuyler, James D. (James Dix), 1848-1912 1
Sharp, Thomas R. 1
Shimmin, Mike 1
Shoemaker, Jeff 1
Skinner, Morris M. 1
Smith, MaryLou M., 1950- 1
Smith, Travis 1
Spencer, Herb 1
Stahmann Farms, Inc. 1
Stulp, John 1
Sunada, Daniel K. 1
Trout, Thomas J. (Thomas James) 1
United States. Bureau of Irrigation Investigations 1
United States. Department of Agriculture 1
United States. Soil Conservation Service 1
United States. Soil Conservation Service. Division of Irrigation 1
United States. Soil Conservation Service. Division of Irrigation and Water Conservation 1
University of Southern Colorado 1
Urban Drainage and Flood Control District (Colo.) 1
Ward, Robert C. 1
Wells, Patricia 1
Werner, Brian 1
Wiley, William M. 1
Wilkinson, Eric 1
Wiltzius, William J. 1
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