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Abstract On July 31, 1976, the Big Thompson Canyon, just west of Loveland, Colorado, was the scene of a flash flood which claimed 144 lives. The collection consists of oral history tapes and transcripts along with photographs, slides, audiotapes, newspaper clippings, and other material Colorado State University history professor Dr. David McComb compiled when researching for his book Big Thompson: Profile of a Natural Disaster. A portion of the collection is...
Dates: 1975-1985; Majority of material found within 1976-1978
Abstract Having spent over 45 years of his life as a farmer in Fort Collins, Colorado, Harvey Johnson (1895-1991) understood the value of water. He served on numerous water boards, most significantly the Water Supply and Storage Company Board, of which he became a member in 1936 and served for 54 years. He was asked to serve on the Fort Collins City Council and served two terms as mayor in the 1960s. Johnson was instrumental in preparing the city to store water for future growth. This collection...
Dates: 1907-1989; Majority of material found within 1970-1989
Abstract The Papers of Kenneth W. Rock focus on the history of the migration of Germans from Russia to Colorado, course work related to Vienna, and references countries that he traveled and taught study abroad programs. Kenneth W. Rock is Professor Emeritus of History at Colorado State University. His research and teaching focused on the Habsburg Empire, Central and Eastern Europe, European Biography, and the Germans from Russia Immigration experience. He taught undergraduate European history courses...
Dates: 1870-2015; Majority of material found within 1974-2005
Abstract The American Public Works Association is an international educational and professional association that provides goods and services related to public works. The organization was created in 1937 by a merger of the American Society of Municipal Engineers, the International Association of Street Sanitation Officials, and the International Association of Public Works Office. The collection pertains mainly to activities of the association's Colorado Chapter, founded in 1962. Materials consist of...
Dates: 1864-1988; Majority of material found within 1973-1985
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 History professor Sidney Heitman established the Colorado State University Germans from Russia in Colorado Study Project in 1975. The study project focused on northern Colorado and conducted extensive interviews with Germans from Russia. The four-year project focused on the influence Germans from Russia had on Colorado, since they constituted the state's second largest ethnic group. The development of a comprehensive collection of material on Volga Germans in Colorado was a high priority of...
Dates: 1902-2005; Majority of material found within 1976-1978