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Colorado Water Congress Collection

Identifier: WCWC
Abstract The Colorado Water Congress was established in 1958 to provide information about water-related issues affecting Colorado and the West. The organization's newsletters offer a broad overview of Colorado water debates and policy issues, as well as columns and commentary from some of the state's leading water experts. Materials include newsletters, VHS tapes, and conference materials. A portion of the collection is digitized and ...
Dates: 1958-1970, 1982-2020

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, water rights, and drought studies, as well as various rivers and reservoirs. Some...
Dates: 1875-2021; Majority of material found within 1960-2008

North Poudre Irrigation Company Oral History Collection

Identifier: WNPI
Abstract The North Poudre Irrigation Company has supplied water in northern Colorado for over one hundred years. Incorporated in 1901, the company founded the sugar-beet farming community of Wellington in 1903 and currently manages more than 22 storage reservoirs and approximately 200 miles of ditches. This collection primarily consists of eleven oral histories with company officials. It reflects the history of this local irrigation enterprise and the evolution of agricultural and municipal water use...
Dates: 1992-1994

Papers of Arthur L. Littleworth

Identifier: WLIT
Abstract California lawyer Arthur L. Littleworth (1923-2021) served as special master on the Kansas v. Colorado Supreme Court case from 1987 until its conclusion in 2009. The case was tried in four parts, and Littleworth wrote five reports during the course of the case. This collection documents the case in its entirety, through trial transcripts, exhibits, and pleadings, as well as correspondence, financial papers, trial notes, report drafts, final reports, and...
Dates: 1906-2009; Majority of material found within 1985-2009

Papers of B. T. A. Sagar

Identifier: WSAG

As a hydro-mechanical engineer, B. T. A. Sagar (1929-2017) specialized in gates and valves for irrigation and hydropower projects around the world. The collection includes representative projects from across Dr. Sagar's career and a variety of countries in which he worked. The bulk of the collection is documentation for engineering projects where Dr. Sagar either designed, advised, or reviewed the gates and/or valves involved, along with his papers, publications, and presentations.

Dates: 1963-2016; Majority of material found within 1979-2010

Papers of Charles C. Fisk

Identifier: WFIS
Abstract After retiring as an engineer, Charles Fisk researched and wrote a book about Denver's water. The materials in the collection mostly relate to the book Fisk was completing at the end of his life, The Metro Denver Water Story: A Memoir. Subjects primarily relate to the history of Denver and its water, including focus on the South Platte River and the Two Forks project. Predominant material types are photocopies, clippings, drafts, and books as well as two...
Dates: 1880-2007; Majority of material found within 1971-2004

Papers of Daniel Tyler

Identifier: WDTP
Abstract Daniel Tyler (b. 1933), emeritus professor of history at Colorado State University, has taught and written extensively on western water history. This collection documents his research, including that for the biography of W.D. Farr, a Greeley, Colorado, water pioneer, cattleman, and businessman; the biography of Delph Carpenter, a Greeley water lawyer and interstate river commissioner; a book of Carpenter's parents' courtship correspondence; and Mexican land grant rights in relation to New...
Dates: 1950-2011; Majority of material found within 1985-2010

Papers of Earl L. Mosley

Identifier: WMOS
Abstract Earl L. Mosley (1883-1966) was an engineer and municipal administrator who worked in Colorado Springs from 1921 to 1947 and in Denver from 1947 until shortly before his death. He prepared a typescript, "History of the Denver Water System," while working for the Denver Water Board. The collection includes a copy of that work, a few newspaper clippings about Mr. Mosley and his work, and a digital copy of the typescript on compact disc. ...
Dates: 1960-2011; Majority of material found within 1960-1966

Papers of Frank Milenski

Identifier: WFMP
Abstract Francis ("Frank") Raymond Milenski (1913-1998) was a farmer and irrigator in Colorado's Arkansas River Valley. He served on the Colorado Water Conservation Board from 1959 to 1966 and was on the board of directors of both the Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District and the Catlin Canal Company for several decades. The collection includes documents related to Milenski's involvement in these organizations. Also included are documents pertaining to court cases, water law,...
Dates: 1890-2003; Majority of material found within 1970-1998

Papers of George William Sherk

Identifier: WGWS

George William (Jerry) Sherk (b. 1949) has had a full career as both an attorney and a professor, specializing in natural resources and environmental law and policy at numerous government agencies, private law firms, and universities. His main interests include interstate water compacts and state water laws. The collection consists mainly of articles, reports, and legal proceedings, along with correspondence, notes, presentations, and conference materials.

Dates: 1892-2019; Majority of material found within 1980-2005

Papers of Gregory J. Hobbs, Jr.

Identifier: WGJH
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

Papers of Hal D. Simpson

Identifier: WHDS
Abstract Hal D. Simpson (b. 1945) worked in the Colorado Division of Water Resources (DWR) for 34 years, serving as State Engineer from 1992 to 2007. This collection includes materials from Simpson’s time with the Division of Water Resources; meeting agendas, notes, and other materials from his time on the Western States Water Council, particularly from his time as Council Chairman from 2004 to 2006; papers and presentations authored by Simpson; his calendars; and reference materials, comprised...
Dates: 1941-2007; Majority of material found in 1970-2007

Papers of Hamlet J. "Chips" Barry, III

Identifier: WHJB
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

Papers of Harold G. Evans

Identifier: WHGE
Abstract A civil engineer, Harold G. Evans (b. 1944) served on many Colorado water-related committees, largely focused on policy and planning for Greeley Water and Sewer or the South Platte Basin. Evans' papers pertain to this service, largely on the South Platte Basin Roundtable. Beyond the meetings themselves, the files document water conservation strategies, urban and agricultural water issues, groundwater challenges, and recreational and environmental concerns. Materials include correspondence,...
Dates: 2001-2015

Papers of Harvey Johnson

Identifier: WHGJ
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

Papers of James L. Ogilvie

Identifier: WJLO
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

Papers of Lloyd J. Gronning

Identifier: WGRO
Abstract A water program management consultant, Lloyd J. Gronning has worked on projects across the West. He served as the president of Gronning Engineering Company from 1984 to 1996 and as the vice president of Montgomery Watson, Inc. from 1996 to 1999. The collection chiefly contains reports by Gronning Engineering Company related to the Arkansas River, Colorado Springs Utilities, groundwater, and water rights. The collection also contains a statewide water development study as well as documents,...
Dates: 1986-1999

Papers of Marvin D. Hoover

Identifier: WMDH

Marvin D. Hoover served as a hydrological researcher in Colorado for several decades, beginning in 1953. These papers illuminate his work concerning the water supply of Colorado Springs and his later involvement as an environmental consultant on water-storage issues for Fort Collins. Document types include correspondence, reports, notes, clippings, streamflow data, and two maps.

Dates: 1957-1975

Papers of Marvin E. Jensen

Identifier: WMEJ
Abstract A significant contributor to the development of improved methods in estimating irrigation water requirements, Marvin E. Jensen (1926-2022) had a diverse career in civil engineering. This collection documents Jensen's consulting and writings with special emphasis on two consulting projects in which Jensen evaluated water distribution and usage along the lower Colorado River. Materials include data, correspondence, handwritten notes, news clippings, photographs and negatives, drafts, reports,...
Dates: 1957-2011; Majority of material found within 1985-2004

Papers of Maurice L. Albertson

Identifier: WMLA
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

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Farr, W. D. (William Daven), 1910-2007 2
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Anderson, Raymond Lloyd, 1927- 1
Barry, Hamlet J., III, 1944-2010 1
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Boy Scouts of America 1
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Calkins, Kramer, Grimshaw & Harring 1
Carpenter family 1
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Chavez-Ramirez, Felipe, 1965- 1
Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station 1
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Colorado State University. Department of Agricultural Engineering 1
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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
Currier, Paul J. 1
Cyprus Mines Corporation 1
Denver (Colo.). Water Dept. 1
Denver Union Water Company (Denver, Colo.) 1
Ditch and Reservoir Company Alliance 1
Draper, John B. 1
ECI (Firm) 1
Eastman Kodak Company 1
Evans, Harold G. 1
Evans, Norman A. 1
Farmers Irrigating Ditch and Reservoir Company 1
Farmers Union Ditch Company 1
Farmers Union Irrigation Company 1
Fisk, Charles C., 1918-2005 1
Fountain Valley Authority (Colo.) 1
GEI Consultants 1
Godfrey Ditch Company 1
Great Western Sugar Company 1
Greeley (Colo.). Water and Sewer Board 1
Greenway Foundation 1
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Hummer, Scott 1
Iliff and Platte Valley Ditch Company 1
Illeman, Daphne 1
Illeman, Robert 1
Imperial Irrigation District (Calif.) 1
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Jensen, Marvin E., 1926- 1
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Littleworth, Arthur L., 1923- 1
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