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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

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

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

Ralph L. Parshall Collection

 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 various...
Dates: 1888-1992; Majority of material found within 1921-1961

Records of the American Water Foundation

 Collection
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

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

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Colorado Agricultural College. 4
Arkansas Valley Sugar Beet and Irrigated Land Company 2
Arkansas Valley Sugar Beet and Irrigated Land Company. 2
Colorado Agricultural College. Department of Civil and Irrigation Engineering. 2
Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station. 2