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Cache la Poudre Oral History Project Collection

Identifier: WPOH
Abstract In 2002, the Fort Collins office of the National Park Service contracted with Professor Michael Welsh of the University of Northern Colorado to conduct oral history interviews focused on land use patterns. The area of focus was the Cache la Poudre River Heritage Corridor. The collection consists of interview recordings, transcripts, and one paper on water conservation. A portion of the collection is digitized and ...
Dates: 2002-2004

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

Local Water Resources History Collection

Identifier: WLOC
Abstract The Local Water Resources History Collection is an aggregation of items acquired from many different sources. Combining a wide range of materials including maps, blueprints, brochures, programs, posters, reports, photographs, newsletters, audiotapes, CDs, and DVDs, the collection touches on various topics related to Colorado water issues, people, and organizations. Topics include ditches and irrigation systems, water rights, and drought studies, as well as various rivers and reservoirs. Some...
Dates: 1875-2021; Majority of material found within 1960-2008

Papers of Fannie Cunningham

Identifier: WCUN
Abstract Frances "Fannie" Schelt Cunningham (1872-1967) graduated from Colorado Agricultural College (now Colorado State University) in 1895. Following college, she taught in local public schools until she married Frank Cunningham in 1903. The collection documents her college studies, along with some of her later writing on topics including westward expansion, local pioneers, and the western landscape. Cunningham also photographed landscapes, rivers, canyons, and ditches in northern Colorado,...
Dates: 1892-1965; Majority of material found within 1892-1927

Papers of Gregory J. Hobbs, Jr.

Identifier: WGJH
Abstract A leading expert on Colorado water law, Colorado Supreme Court Justice Gregory J. Hobbs, Jr. (1944-2021), practiced environmental, land use, transportation, and water law for more than two decades before his appointment to the bench in 1996. The collection documents Justice Hobbs' legal work during private practice and on the court, along with his professional publications, presentations, and service activities. The collection also documents Hobbs' personal life and family. Subjects covered...
Dates: 1916-2021; Majority of material found within 1990-2013

Papers of James F. Ruff

Identifier: WRUF

Jim Ruff (b. 1937) had a long career as a civil engineering professor at Colorado State University and as a consultant with a focus on hydraulic engineering. The collection documents Dr. Ruff's teaching, research, consulting work, and publications. The collection includes reports, articles, letters, drawings, maps, newspaper clippings, reference materials, data, slides, photographs, videotapes, and computer media.

Dates: 1928-2015; Majority of material found within 1964-1997

Papers of Louis G. Carpenter

Identifier: WLGC
Abstract Louis G. Carpenter (1861-1935), irrigation engineer, was appointed professor and head of engineering and physics at the Colorado Agricultural College in 1888. He became director of the Colorado Experiment Station at that institution in 1899 and remained at the college until 1911. Carpenter initiated the first systematic instruction in irrigation engineering, consulted widely on irrigation and hydraulic construction projects, and was also consulted for his expertise in water law. The...
Dates: 1888-1919; Majority of material found within 1898-1910

Papers of Morris M. Skinner

Identifier: WMMS
Abstract Morris M. Skinner worked as a professor of civil engineering at Colorado State University (CSU) for more than four decades. He focused both his teaching and research on hydraulics. More specifically, his research focused on groundwater recharge, use of bentonite to reduce seepage, cavitation studies, hydraulic modeling, and use of infrared imagery for hydraulic and hydrologic studies, all of which are reflected in this collection. In addition to his publications and research are numerous...
Dates: 1925-2000; Majority of material found within 1960-1996

Records of Friends of the Poudre

Identifier: WFOP
Abstract Friends of the Poudre, like its predecessor Preserve Our Poudre, is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of the Cache la Poudre River and prevention of large dam projects in Poudre Canyon. Preserve Our Poudre (1980-1986) generated local support for designating the upper portion of the Poudre a Wild and Scenic River. Friends of the Poudre formed in 1986 to oppose the Grey Mountain Reservoir project and enhance the Poudre River's recreational, historic, and educational...
Dates: 1965-2003; Majority of material found within 1980-1986

Records of the Cache la Poudre River History and Culture Oral History Project

Identifier: MCLP
Abstract Pioneer School, an expeditionary learning academy (now Polaris Expeditionary Learning School) embarked on an oral history project from 2005 to 2006. Noting a gap in oral histories of myriad people with connections to the Poudre River, teacher Matt Strand created an assignment for his seventh and eighth grade students to conduct oral history interviews. The 36 citizens interviewed included water commissioners, members of historic families, activists, farmers, and recreation specialists. The...
Dates: 2005-2006

Records of the North Poudre Irrigation Company

Identifier: WNPR
Abstract Since 1901, the North Poudre Irrigation Company (NPIC) has supplied water to Northern Colorado's Boxelder Creek Valley farmers and ranchers through its system of canals and reservoirs. Today, the company owns nineteen reservoirs and approximately 200 miles of ditches and laterals. The company's activities and system are documented through a variety of material types including annual reports, stock certificates, financial records, legal documents, engineering reports, correspondence, meeting...
Dates: 1880-2009; Majority of material found within 1901-2005

Records of the Poudre River Trust

Identifier: WPRT
Abstract The Poudre River Trust was established in 1984 to guide development and activity along the Poudre River corridor. The organization has been active in promoting the river's recreational amenities, historical significance, fish and wildlife habitat, and mixed-use development along the Fort Collins riverfront. The Trust has also collaborated with a wide range of local and national agencies, government and private, to bring attention to the river's historic heritage and to establish plans for...
Dates: 1891-2017; Majority of material found within 1984-2016

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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Colorado Agricultural College 3
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Coal Ridge Ditch Company 1
Code, W. E. (William E.), 1891- 1
Colorado A & M College 1
Colorado Water Conservation Board 1
Colorado Water Resources Research Institute 1
Colorado. Department of Natural Resources 1
Colorado. Supreme Court 1
Cone, Victor M. 1
Cunningham, Frances Schelt 1
Cyprus Mines Corporation 1
Danielson, Jeris 1
Denver (Colo.). Board of Water Commissioners 1
Doesken, Nolan J. 1
Eastman Kodak Company 1
Evans, Harold G. 1
Evans, Norman A. 1
Fort Collins (Colo.). Utilities 1
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George, Russell 1
Glover, Robert E. (Robert Ellsworth), 1896- 1
Great Western Sugar Company 1
Greenway Foundation 1
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Left Hand Ditch Company 1
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Luecke, Daniel 1
Mobley, Terry 1
Moses, Wittemyer, Harrison and Woodruff 1
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Ogilvie, James L. 1
Parshall, Maxwell 1
Parshall, Ralph L. (Ralph Leroy), 1881-1959 1
Philmont Scout Ranch 1
Porter, John 1
Poudre River Trust 1
Preserve Our Poudre 1
Pueblo Board of Water Works (Colo.) 1
Randall, Owen 1
Robbins, David W. 1
Rohwer, Carl 1
Ruff, James F. 1
Scanga, Ralph 1
Schmidt, Max 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
States West Water Resources Corporation 1
Strand, Matt 1
Stulp, John 1
Trout, Thomas J. (Thomas James) 1
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United States. Bureau of Reclamation 1
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