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Abstract Herbert H. Vandemoer, resident of Sterling, Colorado, was a geographic appointee to the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) from 1964-1985, representing the South Platte River Basin. The CWCB was formed in 1937 as a state agency to aid in the protection and development of waters in the state. It is a division of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources. The collection consists of documents created largely in relation to CWCB meetings and projects. Materials include agendas, minutes,...
Abstract The National Water Resources Association (NWRA) is comprised of the water users of seventeen western states. It was known as the National Reclamation Association from 1932 until 1970. J. R. "Bob" Barkley served as the Colorado Director of the NWRA from 1966 to 1974, when he became its president. The collection includes papers from the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy Board and the personal files of Barkley while he served on the National Reclamation Association (1934-1969), the...
Abstract On July 30, 1945, the Colorado Association of Soil Conservation Districts was formed as a statewide organization to provide guidance for the individual districts as well as to promote conservation at state and national levels. The Association's work has included helping districts to secure grants for conservation machinery, influencing state and federal legislation, and holding workshops to discuss state laws. The Association's records consist of documents created largely in relation to...
Abstract The Colorado Flower Growers Association was founded in 1928 to support the production and marketing of greenhouse flowers grown commercially in the state. In 1979 the organization changed its name to the Colorado Greenhouse Growers Association to reflect the increasing diversification of the industry. The Colorado Greenhouse Growers Association merged with the Colorado Nursery Association in 2005 to form the Colorado Nursery & Greenhouse Association. The collection consists of documents...
Dates: 1928-1980; Majority of material found within 1958-1972
Abstract Colorado conservationists formed the Colorado State Forestry Association, also known as the Colorado Forestry Association (CFA), in 1884 to support the conservation, management, and renewal of forests through the dissemination of educational materials, promotion of forestry legislation, and creation of forest reserves. The Records of the Colorado State Forestry Association consists primarily of the correspondence of CFA president William G. M. Stone with prominent conservationists,...
Dates: 1873-1933; Majority of material found within 1905-1916
Abstract The Colorado State Grange was established in the Colorado Territory in 1874 to give support and encouragement to rural and agricultural communities. This fraternal society remains active in supporting communities through education, emergency relief, and legislative activism. The collection contains financial ledgers, meeting minutes, scrapbooks, issues of the organization's newspaper Colorado Granger, correspondence and other material related to the Colorado...
Dates: 1873-1985; Majority of material found within 1917-1974
Abstract Founded in 1946, the Denver Agricultural and Livestock Club actively fosters agricultural programs such as the 4-H Club, Future Farmers of America, the National Western Stock Show, scholarships, and local agricultural events. The objective of the Club is to foster closer relationships and acquaintances among individuals living in and around Denver interested in the field of agriculture and to promote agricultural and livestock projects. Collection materials include minutes, correspondence,...
Dates: 1946-1979; Majority of material found within 1969-1978
Abstract The programs of the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union (RMFU) have supported the successful operation of family farms and ranches for over a century. Organized in 1908 as the Colorado Farmers Educational and Cooperative Union (CFU), the association changed its name to the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union in 1942 to include members in neighboring states. This collection documents the efforts of the RMFU to serve farmers and ranchers through education, legislation, and cooperative activities, and...
Dates: 1897-2009; Majority of material found within 1950-1990
Abstract Chesley J. Posey founded the Rocky Mountain Hydraulic Laboratory in 1945 in Allenspark, Colorado. The laboratory served as a summer residence for students and professionals interested in water experiments. In 1991, the laboratory's name changed to the Rocky Mountain Hydrologic Research Center. The collection consists of documents created in relation to the Center's meetings, operations, research and other activities. Materials include minutes, agendas, correspondence, tax forms, receipts,...
Abstract The Western Dairy Council provides nutrition education resources to consumers, educators, health professionals and the media. Sharing the same headquarters and board of directors, the Western Dairyfarmers' Promotion Association provides educational services for dairy producers, including assistance with water issues, training in public relations and promotion of projects to benefit farmers. The collection documents the history and activities of these related organizations. Material types...
Dates: 1935-1988; Majority of material found within 1970-1979