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Abstract Carl F. Nordin, Jr., (1929-1998) was a hydraulic engineer for the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and Colorado State University. In 1954, he began a 30-year career with the USGS. From 1969 to 1973, he was projects chief for all USGS research on alluvial river flows conducted at Colorado State University, and from 1974 to 1984 he served as research advisor for the Water Resources Division of the USGS in Denver. After retiring from the USGS in 1984, he became a part-time professor at CSU. Nordin...
Dates: 1941-1998; Majority of material found within 1958-1997
Abstract Daryl B. Simons was an internationally recognized expert in the fields of hydraulics, hydrology, geomorphology, river mechanics, sediment transport and hydraulic modeling. His innovative teaching and research while professor of civil engineering at Colorado State University (CSU) and his supervision of hundreds of water-related projects around the world contributed to this international reputation. Materials in the collection relate to many of the organizations Simons worked for, including...
Dates: 1868-2005; Majority of material found within 1950-1990
Abstract Everett Richardson (1924-2013), a graduate of Colorado State University, was an emeritus professor of civil engineering at CSU. He worked for the U.S. Geological Survey as a hydraulic engineer and associate director of research for nineteen years. He joined the CSU engineering faculty in 1968. His research interests include river mechanics, hydraulic modeling, alluvial channel flow, sedimentation, and bridge safety. Over the course of his career, he developed and taught several courses on...
Dates: 1892-2013; Majority of material found within 1963-2000
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
Abstract Maurice Albertson (1918-2009) was a hydraulic engineering expert who helped Colorado State University (CSU) gain international recognition in a variety of research fields, including water resources management. Best known for his central role in establishing the Peace Corps, Albertson was a CSU professor and administrator instrumental in expanding the university's water resources research program. The collection includes teaching materials; publications; records of professional and consulting...
Dates: 1891-2009; Majority of material found within 1940-2000
Abstract Civil engineer Ray Nixon (1906-2001) served as head of several municipal water utilities in southeastern Colorado. Best known as the longtime director of Colorado Springs Department of Utilities, he played an instrumental role in large water infrastructure projects in southern Colorado such as the Homestake Reservoir and the Fryingpan-Arkansas Project. The collection documents Nixon's work for the cities of Trinidad, Colorado Springs, and Security, his time on the board of the Southeastern...
Dates: 1893-2001; Majority of material found within 1948-1995
Abstract A civil engineer with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, the U.S. Geological Survey, and Colorado State University, Robert Glover (1896-1984) conducted significant research on concrete cooling, dam construction, groundwater flow, and more. The focus of the collection is on the extensive work he did on these subjects. A smaller portion of the collection reflects Glover's personal life in terms of family activities and hobbies, including birding, photography, and environmentalism. Predominant...
Dates: 1896-2000; Majority of material found within 1922-1984
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
Abstract Colorado State University has long been a leader in the West in water research and engineering. The University was a logical choice to oversee the Colorado Water Resources Research Institute (CWRRI) when, in 1964, Congress passed the Water Resources Research Act to better coordinate the nation's water research programs. The mission of CWRRI on the CSU campus was to bring water concerns and problems to the attention of water experts in higher education, facilitate research into these issues...
Dates: 1949-2007; Majority of material found within 1965-1985
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