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Federal Land Bank of Wichita Collection

Identifier: WFLB
Abstract The Federal Land Bank of Wichita was created, along with twelve other banks, by the United States government to provide long-term credit to farmers by the Federal Farm Loan Act of 1916 in response to the unique credit needs of farmers. The collection contains reports and maps relating to ditches, streams, and underground water in Colorado, New Mexico, Kansas, and Nebraska, as well as similar reports from the Land Bank of Berkeley regarding Utah and Wyoming. A portion of the collection is...
Dates: 1907-1989; Majority of material found within 1942-1980

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 Photograph Collection

Identifier: WIPC
Abstract The Irrigation Photograph Collection contains lantern slides and glass plate negatives related primarily to irrigation and agricultural subjects in Colorado and around the world. Colorado locations include the Colorado Agricultural College campus, Long's Peak, the San Luis Valley, and the Eastern Plains. Other countries significantly represented through irrigation or cultural sites include Egypt, Algeria, France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and Mexico. A portion of the...
Dates: 1889-1933; Majority of material found within 1898-1909

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

Larimer County District Court Map Collection

Identifier: WLCC
Abstract The Larimer County District Court Map Collection (1884-1953) contains maps of water-related structures used to establish water rights and settle water disputes in district courts. The maps provide information regarding water adjudication and water litigation in the first half of the twentieth century. The information on some of the more comprehensive maps offer details about the physical description, capacity and water source of large canals, ditches, reservoirs and wells. Collectively they...
Dates: 1884-1953

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

North Poudre Irrigation Company Oral History Collection

Identifier: WNPI
Abstract The North Poudre Irrigation Company has supplied water in northern Colorado for over one hundred years. Incorporated in 1901, the company founded the sugar-beet farming community of Wellington in 1903 and currently manages more than 22 storage reservoirs and approximately 200 miles of ditches. This collection primarily consists of eleven oral histories with company officials. It reflects the history of this local irrigation enterprise and the evolution of agricultural and municipal water use...
Dates: 1992-1994

Papers of David J. Miller

Identifier: WMIL
Abstract David J. Miller (1906-1993) was a Greeley attorney who practiced law for over 50 years. Many of his cases related to water law and particularly to the formation and dissolution of irrigation districts and water conservancy districts. This collection consists of Miller's files from his cases as an attorney; organizational documents, including meeting minutes, agendas, and reports; personal and administrative records, including calendars, appointment books, and financial documents; and...
Dates: 1882 - 1986; Majority of material found within 1930 - 1980

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 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 Ivan D. Wood

Identifier: WIDW
Abstract Ivan Daley Wood (1888-1978) was an agricultural engineer whose work focused on the many aspects of irrigation, including soil, water application, and conservation. He was employed in state and federal capacities for over forty years and held an industry position for another nine years. The collection documents irrigation practices and projects, particularly in the western United States, through the work and writings of Wood and his colleagues, as well as Wood's personal interests....
Dates: 1907-1973; Majority of material found within 1940-1970

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 Morton W. Bittinger

Identifier: WMWB
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...
Dates: 1951-1982; Majority of material found within 1960-1967

Papers of Raymond L. Anderson

Identifier: WRLA

Natural resource economist Raymond L. Anderson (1927-2018) spent nearly three decades working jointly for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Economic Research Service and Colorado State University (CSU). He focused on irrigated agriculture and the associated organizations and issues arising in modern contexts. The collection contains biographical material, correspondence, publications, and data.

Dates: 1950-2008; Majority of material found within 1961-1984

Papers of Robert A. Young

Identifier: WRAY

Agricultural economist Robert A. Young (1931-2013) was a professor at Colorado State University (CSU) who offered insightful analysis related to water management and policy. He published extensively about economics as related especially to water issues in Colorado, the western United States, and the world. The collection consists mainly of his research, publications, and presentations.

Dates: 1965-2009; Majority of material found within 1978-1996

Papers of Roy C. and Ardyce L. Johnson

Identifier: WRAJ

Roy and Ardyce Johnson owned and operated a family farm near Wiggins, Colorado, between 1960 and 1986. The collection documents the struggles to keep the irrigated farm afloat, including financing with the Federal Land Bank and legal issues related to the use of groundwater. Additionally, the collection covers irrigation systems, the 1980s Farmers' Crisis, and the proposed Narrows Dam. Materials include financial reports, legal documents, letters, maps, and clippings.

Dates: 1960-2015; Majority of material found in 1974-1986

Papers of Royce J. Tipton

Identifier: WRJT
Abstract During his fifty-year career, Colorado civil engineer Royce J. Tipton (1893-1967) designed numerous large water infrastructure projects in the U.S. West and around the world. As an accomplished and respected consultant, he helped negotiate several interstate water compacts and international treaties. Materials in the collection concern water planning projects conducted by Tipton in the United States, South America, the Middle East, and South Asia. Materials are almost entirely reports...
Dates: 1915-1969; Majority of material found within 1932-1969

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

Ralph L. Parshall Collection

Identifier: WRLP
Abstract Ralph Parshall contributed significantly to the field of irrigation engineering with the development of a flow-measuring device that became commonly known as the Parshall flume and continues to be widely used. Materials in the collection include Parshall's patent on his "Venturi flume water stage recording instruments," awards that Parshall received, publications, copies of talks he presented on KOA radio in Denver, and a number of lantern slides depicting flumes, weirs, plans, and...
Dates: 1888-1992; Majority of material found within 1921-1961

Records of the American Water Foundation

Identifier: WAWF
Abstract The American Water Foundation, formed in 1984 as an affiliate of the U.S. Committee on Irrigation and Drainage, existed for a decade as a Denver-based non-profit organization focused on transferring water resources technology to other countries. It worked to advance technology transfer through training programs, primarily by holding seminars, workshops, and study tours in the U.S. for personnel from other countries. Subjects of training programs included dam safety, canal lining, irrigation...
Dates: 1982-1993

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Arkansas Valley Sugar Beet and Irrigated Land Company 2
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Carpenter, L. G. (Louis George), 1861-1935 2
Code, W. E. (William E.), 1891- 2
Glover, Robert E. (Robert Ellsworth), 1896- 2
Longenbaugh, R. A. (Robert A.) 2
Parshall, Maxwell 2
Parshall, Ralph L. (Ralph Leroy), 1881-1959 2
Rohwer, Carl 2
United States. Bureau of Reclamation 2
United States. Department of Agriculture 2
Water Supply and Storage Company 2
Albertson, Maurice L. 1
American Water Foundation 1
Anderson Ditch Company 1
Anderson, Raymond Lloyd, 1927- 1
Broderick, Jim 1
Central Colorado Water Conservancy District (Colo.) 1
Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.) 1
Coal Ridge Ditch Company 1
Colorado A & M College 1
Colorado State University. College of Engineering 1
Colorado State University. Department of Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics 1
Colorado State University. Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics 1
Colorado State University. Department of Civil Engineering 1
Colorado State University. Office of International Programs 1
Colorado Water Conservation Board 1
Colorado Water Resources Research Institute 1
Colorado. Department of Natural Resources 1
Colorado. Office of the State Engineer 1
Colorado. Supreme Court 1
Columbia Basin Inter-Agency Committee 1
Cone, Victor M. 1
Consolidated Home Supply Ditch and Reservoir Company 1
Council of U.S. Universities for Soil and Water Development in Arid and Sub-humid Areas 1
Cunningham, Frances Schelt 1
Danielson, Jeris 1
Denver (Colo.). Board of Water Commissioners 1
Doesken, Nolan J. 1
Duke, Harold R. (Harold Ray), 1940- 1
Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States 1
Evans, Harold G. 1
Evans, Norman A. 1
Farmers Irrigating Ditch and Reservoir Company 1
Farmers Union Ditch Company 1
Farmers Union Irrigation Company 1
Federal Land Bank of Berkeley 1
Federal Land Bank of Wichita 1
Fort Collins (Colo.). Utilities 1
George, Russell 1
Hamel, Alan C. 1
Hamilton, Fred B. 1
Harmon, Dennis 1
Home Supply Ditch Company 1
Home Supply Reservoir Company 1
International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage 1
Johnson, Ardyce L. 1
Johnson, Harvey G. 1
Krech, Alvin W. 1
Kuhn, Eric 1
Larimer County District Court 1
Left Hand Ditch Company 1
Lower Boulder Ditch Company 1
Luecke, Daniel 1
Miller, David J. 1
Missouri Basin Inter-agency Committee 1
Mobley, Terry 1
Montezuma Valley Irrigation Company 1
Montezuma Valley Irrigation District 1
Mountain Supply Ditch Company 1
Ogilvie, James L. 1
Partridge, W. S. 1
Payne, J. E. (James Edward) 1
Peace Corps (U.S.) 1
Porter, John 1
Pueblo Board of Water Works (Colo.) 1
R.J. Tipton Associated Engineers 1
Randall, Owen 1
Reorganized Farmers Ditch Company 1
Robbins, David W. 1
Rogers, James Grafton, 1883-1971 1
San Luis Valley Irrigation District 1
Scanga, Ralph 1
Schmidt, Max 1
Schuyler, James D. (James Dix), 1848-1912 1
Sharp, Thomas R. 1
Shen, Richard Tsu-hsun 1
Shimmin, Mike 1
Shoemaker, Jeff 1
Skinner, Morris M. 1
Smith, MaryLou M., 1950- 1
Smith, Travis 1
Southeast Asia Treaty Organization 1
Spencer, Herb 1
Stannard, Jay D. 1
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