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Federal Land Bank of Wichita Collection

 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.

Dates: 1907-1989; Majority of material found within 1942-1980

Groundwater Data Collection

 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

 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.

Dates: 1889-1933; Majority of material found within 1898-1909

Irrigation Research Papers

 Collection
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

 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

 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, as well as various rivers and reservoirs. Some materials go beyond the state of...
Dates: 1875-2021; Majority of material found within 1960-2008

North Poudre Irrigation Company Oral History Collection

 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 Fannie Cunningham

 Collection
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

 Collection
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

 Collection
Identifier: WIDW
Abstract Ivan Daley Wood (1888-1978) was a distinguished agricultural engineer whose work focused on the many aspects of irrigation, including soil, water application, and conservation. He was employed in both 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...
Dates: 1907-1973; Majority of material found within 1940-1970

Papers of Louis G. Carpenter

 Collection
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 Raymond L. Anderson

 Collection
Identifier: WRLA
Abstract

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

 Collection
Identifier: WRAY
Abstract

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

 Collection
Identifier: WRAJ
Abstract

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

 Collection
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

 Collection
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

 Collection
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 the Consolidated Home Supply Ditch and Reservoir Company

 Collection
Identifier: WCHS
Abstract Formed in 1882 in Loveland, Colorado, the Consolidated Home Supply Ditch and Reservoir Company (CHS) delivers water for agricultural purposes through its system of ditches and reservoirs located in Larimer and Weld counties. The company and its system, which draws from the Big Thompson River, are well documented through minute books, water records, and files of recent secretaries. Supplementing these are stock, financial, and legal records, as well as photographs, maps, plans, and drawings....
Dates: 1874-2012; Majority of material found within 1950-2005

Records of the Montezuma Valley Irrigation Company

 Collection
Identifier: WMVI
Abstract

Since 1920, the Montezuma Valley Irrigation Company (MVIC), a mutual ditch company, has played an important role in the expansion and operation of agriculture in southwest Colorado's Montezuma Valley. The collection includes indexed files, field books, ledgers, maps, plans, and artifacts. Pre-1920 records document the Montezuma Valley Irrigation District, predecessor of MVIC.

Dates: 1886-2010; Majority of material found within 1900-1960

Records of the North Poudre Irrigation Company

 Collection
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

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Subject
Photographs. 13
Maps. 12
Irrigation -- Colorado. 9
Irrigation engineering. 9
Negatives. 8
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Water resources development -- Colorado. 8
Water-supply -- Colorado. 8
Colorado. 7
Ditches -- Colorado. 7
Arkansas River Watershed. 6
Cache la Poudre River (Colo.) 6
Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico) 5
Fort Collins (Colo.) 5
Larimer County (Colo.) 5
Reservoirs -- Colorado. 5
Audiocassettes. 4
Big Thompson River (Colo.) 4
Irrigation canals and flumes -- Colorado. 4
Irrigation farming. 4
Irrigation. 4
San Luis Valley (Colo. and N.M.) 4
South Platte River Watershed (Colo. and Neb.) 4
Water resources development. 4
Weld County (Colo.) 4
Arkansas River. 3
Lantern slides. 3
Aerial photographs. 2
Artifacts. 2
Bent County (Colo.) 2
DVDs. 2
Egypt. 2
Groundwater -- Colorado. 2
Groundwater. 2
Holly (Colo.) 2
Irrigation engineering -- Colorado. 2
Irrigation engineers. 2
Irrigation water -- Economic aspects. 2
Kiowa County (Colo.) 2
Motion pictures (visual works). 2
Nebraska. 2
Oral history. 2
Pakistan. 2
Prowers County (Colo.) 2
Rio Grande (Colo.-Mexico and Tex.) 2
Slides (photographs). 2
South Platte River (Colo. and Neb.) 2
Sugar beet industry -- Colorado. 2
Water resources development -- Economic aspects. 2
Water transfer -- Economic aspects. 2
Water-supply -- Economic aspects. 2
Wells -- Colorado. 2
West (U.S.) 2
Agricultural credit. 1
Agriculture. 1
Algeria. 1
Arizona. 1
Artificial groundwater recharge -- Colorado. 1
Berthoud (Colo.) 1
Boulder Creek (Boulder County and Weld County, Colo.) 1
Boxelder Valley (Wyo. and Colo.) 1
Cache la Poudre River Watershed (Colo.) 1
Center (Colo.) 1
Charts (graphic documents). 1
Colombia. 1
Colorado River Water Conservation District (Colo.) 1
Colorado River Watershed (Colo.-Mexico) 1
Costilla County (Colo.) 1
Cuba. 1
Dairy cattle. 1
Dam failures -- Colorado -- Roaring River Valley. 1
Dam failures. 1
Dams. 1
Denver Basin. 1
Dolores River (Colo. and Utah) 1
Dolores River Valley (Colo. and Utah) 1
Douglas County (Colo.) 1
Ecuador. 1
Education, Higher -- Colorado -- Fort Collins. 1
El Paso County (Colo.) 1
Farm life -- Colorado. 1
Federal land banks. 1
Floods -- Colorado -- Big Thompson River. 1
Floods -- Colorado -- Roaring River Valley. 1
Floods -- Colorado. 1
Flumes. 1
France. 1
Groundwater -- Law and legislation -- Colorado. 1
High Plains (U.S.) 1
Hinsdale County (Colo.) 1
Hydraulic engineering. 1
Irrigation canals and flumes. 1
Irrigation districts -- Colorado. 1
Irrigation pumps -- Colorado. 1
Irrigation pumps. 1
Irrigation water -- Colorado -- Return flow. 1
Irrigation water. 1
Italy. 1
Kansas. 1
Lawn Lake Dam (Colo.) 1
Loveland (Colo.) 1
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Language
Spanish; Castilian 1
 
Names
Colorado Agricultural College. 4
Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station. 4
Colorado Agricultural College. Department of Civil and Irrigation Engineering. 3
North Poudre Irrigation Company 3
Arkansas Valley Sugar Beet and Irrigated Land Company 2
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Arkansas Valley Sugar Beet and Irrigated Land Company. 2
Carpenter, L. G. (Louis George), 1861-1935. 2
Code, W. E. (William E.), 1891- 2
Colorado State University. 2
Longenbaugh, R. A. (Robert A.) 2
Water Supply and Storage Company. 2
Anderson Ditch Company. 1
Anderson, Raymond Lloyd, 1927- 1
Bittinger, Morton W. 1
Broderick, Jim 1
Carpenter, L. G. (Louis George), 1861-1935 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 Water Resources Research Institute. 1
Colorado. Department of Natural Resources. 1
Colorado. Office of the State Engineer. 1
Cone, Victor M. 1
Consolidated Home Supply Ditch and Reservoir Company 1
Consolidated Home Supply Ditch and Reservoir Company. 1
Cunningham, Frances Schelt 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. 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
Federal Land Bank of Wichita. 1
Fort Collins (Colo.). Utilities. 1
George, Russell. 1
Glover, Robert E. (Robert Ellsworth), 1896- 1
Glover, Robert E. (Robert Ellsworth), 1896-1984. 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
Larimer County District Court. 1
Left Hand Ditch Company. 1
Lower Boulder Ditch Company. 1
Luecke, Daniel. 1
Mobley, Terry 1
Montezuma Valley Irrigation Company 1
Montezuma Valley Irrigation Company. 1
Montezuma Valley Irrigation District. 1
Mountain Supply Ditch Company. 1
Ogilvie, James L. 1
Parshall, Maxwell. 1
Parshall, Ralph L. (Ralph Leroy), 1881-1959. 1
Partridge, W. S. 1
Payne, J. E. (James Edward) 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
Reorganized Farmers Ditch Company. 1
Robbins, David W. 1
Rogers, James Grafton, 1883-1971. 1
Rohwer, Carl. 1
San Luis Valley Irrigation District 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
Shimmin, Mike. 1
Shoemaker, Jeff 1
Skinner, Morris M. 1
Smith, MaryLou M., 1950- 1
Smith, Travis. 1
Spencer, Herb. 1
Stannard, Jay D. 1
Stulp, John. 1
Sunada, Daniel K. 1
Tipton and Kalmbach. 1
Tipton, R. J. (Royce J.), 1893- 1
Trout, Thomas J. (Thomas James) 1
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