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Abstract A leading expert on Colorado water law, Colorado Supreme Court Justice Gregory J. Hobbs, Jr. (1944-2021), practiced environmental, land use, transportation, and water law for more than two decades before his appointment to the bench in 1996. The collection documents Justice Hobbs' legal work during private practice and on the court, along with his professional publications, presentations, and service activities. The collection also documents Hobbs' personal life and family. Subjects covered...
Dates: 1916-2021; Majority of material found within 1990-2013
Abstract Hamlet J. "Chips" Barry, III, served as the manager of Denver Water for nearly twenty years. The documentation of Barry's employment with the Micronesian Legal Services Corporation, the Colorado Department of Natural Resources, law firm Calkins, Kramer, Grimshaw and Harring, and Denver Water is representative but not comprehensive. A 30-year span of his calendars gives a sense of his daily appointments and activities. Additionally, files of his speeches and writings on typical...
Dates: 1951-2011; Majority of material found within 1973-2010
Abstract James L. Ogilvie (1911-1995) had a long career with the United States Bureau of Reclamation in the field of irrigation and water management. He worked on the Colorado-Big Thompson Project and was the project manager for the Fryingpan-Arkansas Project in southeast Colorado. The collection contains professional files related to Ogilvie's career as well as desk diaries, which serve as a guide to his daily activities, and photographs. A portion of the collection is digitized and ...
Dates: 1889-1992; Majority of material found within 1955-1980
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 Richard D. "Dick" MacRavey (1931-2011) served the Colorado Water Congress for 26 years, after becoming the organization's executive director in 1979. He greatly influenced state water politics throughout his career, championing certain initiatives while working to defeat those with which he disagreed. MacRavey was involved in legislation affecting a range of Colorado water issues, including water quality, storage, administration, and municipal supply. This collection consists of...
Abstract During his fifty-year career, Colorado civil engineer Royce J. Tipton (1893-1967) designed numerous large water infrastructure projects in the U.S. West and around the world. As an accomplished and respected consultant, he helped negotiate several interstate water compacts and international treaties. Materials in the collection concern water planning projects conducted by Tipton in the United States, South America, the Middle East, and South Asia. Materials are almost entirely reports...
Dates: 1915-1969; Majority of material found within 1932-1969
Abstract William Daven "W.D." Farr (1910-2007) was a leading water pioneer, cattleman, and businessman in northern Colorado. He was extensively involved in many local and national water and agricultural organizations, including the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District, the Greeley Water and Sewer Board, and the American National Cattlemen's Association. Materials document little of Farr's professional life but more of his service activities and personal life. Beyond Farr and his...
Dates: 1890-2010; Majority of material found within 1980-2005
Abstract Since 1920, the Montezuma Valley Irrigation Company (MVIC), a mutual ditch company, has played an important role in the expansion and operation of agriculture in southwest Colorado's Montezuma Valley. The collection includes indexed files, field books, ledgers, maps, plans, and artifacts. Pre-1920 records document the Montezuma Valley Irrigation District, predecessor of MVIC. A portion of the collection is digitized and ...
Dates: 1886-2010; Majority of material found within 1900-1960
Abstract Xeriscape Colorado, Inc. (formerly Xeriscape Task Force and Front Range Xeriscape) was a non-profit organization that promoted water-conserving landscapes and educated the public about the same. Documenting the work of Xeriscape Colorado, Inc., this collection contains agendas, minutes, notes, reports, and correspondence. Also included are publications, newspaper clippings, calendars, newsletters, brochures, a few artifacts, and miscellaneous media. A portion of the collection is digitized...
Dates: 1974-2012; Majority of material found within 1986-1995