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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

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

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

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

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 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 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

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 various...
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

Records of the Arkansas Valley Sugar Beet and Irrigated Land Company

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

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 North Poudre Irrigation Company

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

Records of the Office of International Programs

Identifier: UOIP

The Records of the Office of International Programs was established to administer and oversee projects of an international nature. The collection consists of correspondence, memoranda, reports, proposals, conference proceedings, and office records related to meetings, finance, individual profiles, international travel, foreign countries and projects. Material types include manuscripts, articles, reports, brochures, journals, maps, newspaper clippings, and photographs.

Dates: 1948-1985; Majority of material found in 1964-1984

Records of the Reorganized Farmers Ditch Company

Identifier: WRFD
Abstract The Reorganized Farmers Ditch Company was created in 1983 as a mutual ditch company in the state of Colorado from unusual circumstances. The predecessor organization was the Farmers Irrigating Ditch and Reservoir Company. The main purpose of both companies has been to store and deliver water for irrigation, drawn from the Big Thompson River. Legal and financial materials dominate the collection, but comprehensive sets of meeting minutes exist, along with fairly complete sets of early stock...
Dates: 1878-2020; Majority of material found within 1970-2000

Records of the San Luis Valley Irrigation District

Identifier: WSLV

The San Luis Valley Irrigation District formed in 1908 to deliver water to farmers in Southern Colorado's San Luis Valley. The collection contains some records from the Farmers Union Ditch Company and the Farmers Union Irrigation Company but mostly encompasses records pertaining to district operations. Materials include meeting minutes, financial records, engineering reports, correspondence, legal documents, annual reports, election notices, contracts, clippings, maps, and photographs.

Dates: 1887-1976; Majority of material found within 1900-1930

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Photographs. 16
Maps. 10
Irrigation engineering. 8
Negatives. 8
Arkansas River Watershed. 5
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Ditches -- Colorado. 5
Fort Collins (Colo.) 5
Irrigation -- Colorado. 5
San Luis Valley (Colo. and N.M.) 5
Water resources development -- Colorado. 5
Water resources development. 5
Water-supply -- Colorado. 5
Cache la Poudre River (Colo.) 4
Larimer County (Colo.) 4
Reservoirs -- Colorado. 4
South Platte River Watershed (Colo. and Neb.) 4
Arkansas River. 3
Big Thompson River (Colo.) 3
Colorado. 3
Irrigation canals and flumes -- Colorado. 3
Irrigation. 3
Lantern slides. 3
Weld County (Colo.) 3
Aerial photographs. 2
Bent County (Colo.) 2
Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico) 2
DVDs. 2
Flumes. 2
Holly (Colo.) 2
Irrigation engineers. 2
Irrigation farming. 2
Kiowa County (Colo.) 2
Motion pictures (visual works). 2
Parshall flumes. 2
Prowers County (Colo.) 2
Slides (photographs). 2
Snow surveys. 2
Sugar beet industry -- Colorado. 2
Weirs. 2
Afghanistan. 1
Agriculture -- Research. 1
Agriculture. 1
Algeria. 1
Artificial groundwater recharge -- Colorado. 1
Audiocassettes. 1
Berthoud (Colo.) 1
Boxelder Valley (Wyo. and Colo.) 1
Brazil. 1
Canals -- Design and construction. 1
Center (Colo.) 1
Charts (graphic documents). 1
Colorado River Watershed (Colo.-Mexico) 1
Costilla County (Colo.) 1
Dairy cattle. 1
Dam failures -- Colorado -- Roaring River Valley. 1
Dam failures. 1
Dam safety. 1
Dams. 1
Douglas County (Colo.) 1
Egypt. 1
El Paso County (Colo.) 1
Floods -- Colorado -- Big Thompson River. 1
Floods -- Colorado -- Roaring River Valley. 1
Floods -- Colorado. 1
France. 1
Groundwater -- Colorado. 1
Groundwater. 1
High Plains (U.S.) 1
Hinsdale County (Colo.) 1
Hydrology. 1
International education. 1
Irrigation -- Management. 1
Irrigation -- Research. 1
Irrigation canals and flumes -- Linings. 1
Irrigation canals and flumes. 1
Irrigation districts -- Colorado. 1
Irrigation pumps -- Colorado. 1
Irrigation pumps. 1
Irrigation water -- Economic aspects. 1
Irrigation water. 1
Italy. 1
Lawn Lake Dam (Colo.) 1
Loveland (Colo.) 1
Mexico. 1
Microfilms. 1
Nebraska. 1
Newspaper clippings. 1
Nigeria. 1
Pakistan. 1
Parades -- Colorado. 1
Posters. 1
Rio Grande (Colo.-Mexico and Tex.) 1
Rio Grande County (Colo.) 1
Rural development -- Developing countries. 1
Saguache County (Colo.) 1
Science -- International cooperation. 1
Scrapbooks. 1
Soil erosion. 1
South Platte River (Colo. and Neb.) 1
Spain. 1
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Spanish; Castilian 1
Colorado Agricultural College. 4
Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station. 3
Arkansas Valley Sugar Beet and Irrigated Land Company 2
Arkansas Valley Sugar Beet and Irrigated Land Company. 2
Code, W. E. (William E.), 1891- 2
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Colorado Agricultural College. Department of Civil and Irrigation Engineering. 2
Colorado State University. 2
North Poudre Irrigation Company 2
Parshall, Ralph L. (Ralph Leroy), 1881-1959. 2
Rohwer, Carl. 2
United States. Department of Agriculture. 2
Albertson, Maurice L. 1
American Water Foundation. 1
Anderson, Raymond Lloyd, 1927- 1
Bittinger, Morton W. 1
Carpenter, L. G. (Louis George), 1861-1935. 1
Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.) 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. Office of International Programs 1
Cone, Victor M. 1
Consolidated Home Supply Ditch and Reservoir Company 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
Cunningham, Frances Schelt. 1
Duke, Harold R. (Harold Ray), 1940- 1
Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States. 1
Farmers Irrigating Ditch and Reservoir Company. 1
Farmers Union Ditch Company. 1
Farmers Union Irrigation Company. 1
Glover, Robert E. (Robert Ellsworth), 1896- 1
Hamilton, Fred B. 1
Home Supply Ditch Company. 1
Home Supply Reservoir Company. 1
Krech, Alvin W. 1
Longenbaugh, R. A. (Robert A.) 1
Mountain Supply Ditch Company. 1
Parshall, Maxwell. 1
Parshall, Ralph L. (Ralph Leroy), 1881-1959 1
Partridge, W. S. 1
Payne, J. E. (James Edward) 1
Peace Corps (U.S.) 1
Reorganized Farmers Ditch Company 1
Reorganized Farmers Ditch Company. 1
Rogers, James Grafton, 1883-1971. 1
San Luis Valley Irrigation District 1
San Luis Valley Irrigation District. 1
Schuyler, James D. (James Dix), 1848-1912. 1
Shen, Richard Tsu-hsun. 1
Skinner, Morris M. 1
Southeast Asia Treaty Organization. 1
Stannard, Jay D. 1
Sunada, Daniel K. 1
U.S. Committee on Irrigation and Drainage. 1
United States. Agency for International Development. 1
United States. Bureau of Irrigation Investigations. 1
United States. Bureau of Reclamation. 1
United States. Department of Agriculture. Economic Research Service. 1
United States. Soil Conservation Service. 1
United States. Soil Conservation Service. Division of Irrigation and Water Conservation. 1
United States. Soil Conservation Service. Division of Irrigation. 1
University of Nebraska--Lincoln. Dept. of Agricultural Engineering. 1
University of Peshawar. 1
Whedbee, Robert E. 1
Wiley, William M. 1
Wood, Ivan D. 1
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