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Papers of Ray Nixon

Identifier: WNIX
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

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

Papers of Richard D. MacRavey

Identifier: WRDM
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...
Dates: 1968-2011

Papers of Robert A. Young

Identifier: WRAY

Agricultural economist Robert A. Young (1931-2013) was a professor at Colorado State University (CSU) who offered insightful analysis related to water management and policy. He published extensively about economics as related especially to water issues in Colorado, the western United States, and the world. The collection consists mainly of his research, publications, and presentations.

Dates: 1965-2009; Majority of material found within 1978-1996

Papers of Robert and Daphne Illeman

Identifier: WIFP
Abstract Daphne Illeman (1921-2016) and Robert Illeman (1917-2003), a married couple, worked as civil engineers for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation on multiple projects, including what became the Fryingpan-Arkansas Project in Colorado. The collection includes two sets of reports produced by the Bureau for the Fryingpan-Arkansas Project, a transmountain diversion, along with other reports, maps, and drawings related to water resources development projects and research. The collection also includes...
Dates: 1938-1968; Majority of material found in 1948-1950

Papers of Robert C. Ward

Identifier: WRCW
Abstract A professor and administrator at Colorado State University for 35 years, Robert Ward focused his career on water quality monitoring. He conducted theoretical and applied research to develop information about water quality monitoring systems and management, teach the concepts, and influence application and policy. His collection documents his research and teaching, with limited files documenting his service activities and his administrative role. Material types include personnel files,...
Dates: 1950-2019; Majority of material found within 1970-2010

Papers of Ronald K. Blatchley

Identifier: WRKB
Abstract Ronald K. Blatchley (b. 1929) was a water consultant in Colorado from the early 1960s into the 2000s. He worked at two firms, Tipton and Kalmbach, and W. W. Wheeler and Associates, before starting his own consulting firms Blatchley Associates, North Fork Associates, and Mountain Mutual Reservoir Company. Consisting mainly of reports from his firms, the collection includes augmentation plans, water rights evaluations, and groundwater studies. Blatchley's clients were mostly located in the...
Dates: 1938, 1963-2007; Majority of material found within 1974-1995

Papers of Royce J. Tipton

Identifier: WRJT
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

Papers of Scott Hummer

Identifier: WBRB
Abstract Scott Hummer (b. 1959) worked in Colorado water resources administration and management for more than 30 years, with his longest position being as the first full-time water commissioner for the Blue River Basin (Water District 36). This collection primarily documents that work, emphasizing visual depictions of the Blue River, a tributary of the Colorado River. The collection includes photographs of the river and tributaries, reservoirs and tarns, headgates, diversion systems, high-water...
Dates: 1885-2023; Majority of material found within 1990 - 2011

Papers of W. D. Farr

Identifier: WWDF
Abstract William Daven "W.D." Farr (1910-2007) was a water leader, 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 family, the...
Dates: 1890-2010; Majority of material found within 1980-2005

Records of DARCA

Identifier: WDAR

The Ditch and Reservoir Company Alliance (DARCA) was created in November 2001 in Silverthorne, Colorado. DARCA is a non-profit trade organization dedicated to assisting Colorado's ditch and reservoir companies, lateral ditch companies, irrigation districts, and all other types of private ditch associations. The collection includes meeting minutes, brochures, convention programs, and newsletters.

Dates: 2001-2018

Records of the Colorado Water Resources Research Institute

Identifier: WRRI
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

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 Godfrey Ditch Company

Identifier: WGOD
Abstract The Section No. 3 Ditch Company was incorporated in March 1870 in Weld County. The company constructed its ditch to divert water from the South Platte River for agriculture, milling and dairying purposes. In 1910, it was reincorporated as the Godfrey Ditch Company. The collection contains the minute books of both companies, which span 1870 to 1986. Also included are account ledgers and stock registers, as well as some legal documents and historical information. A portion of the collection is...
Dates: 1870-1996

Records of the Iliff and Platte Valley Ditch Company

Identifier: WIPV
Abstract The Records of the Iliff and Platte Valley Ditch Company contains the financial and business records of the company which was established in 1884 and irrigated land in Logan County, Colorado. IPV was typical of many irrigation companies in Colorado and the West in that a group of investors pooled their resources to form the company and raised revenue by selling shares of stock to irrigators. The collection includes several ledger books with articles of incorporation, meeting minutes,...
Dates: 1884-1997; Majority of material found in 1884-1945; 1987-1997

Records of the Montezuma Valley Irrigation Company

Identifier: WMVI
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

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 Platte River Whooping Crane Maintenance Trust, Inc.

Identifier: WPRW
Abstract The Platte River Whooping Crane Maintenance Trust, an organization dedicated to preserving the wildlife habitat along the North Platte River in Nebraska, was established in 1978. The collection contains materials either collected or created by the Trust in relation to its operations as an environmental organization with the purpose of protecting and representing the interests of threatened and endangered wildlife. Major subjects documented include Federal Energy Regulatory Commission project...
Dates: 1921-2006; Majority of material found within 1980-2006

Records of the Plumb and Dailey Ditch Company

Identifier: WPDD
Abstract The Plumb and Dailey Ditch Company maintains, operates, and owns the water rights to the Godding, Dailey and Plumb Ditch which draws water from Boulder Creek near Longmont in Weld County, Colorado. The company is occasionally referred to as the Godding, Dailey and Plumb Ditch Company. The Plumb and Dailey Ditch is an alternate name for the ditch. The company was established in 1888 and registered as a non-profit corporation in March 1912. Materials include record books, stocks/stock records,...
Dates: 1888-1992

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

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Colorado Water Congress 2
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Farr, W. D. (William Daven), 1910-2007 2
United States. Supreme Court 2
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Albertson, Maurice L. 1
Anderson, Raymond Lloyd, 1927- 1
Barry, Hamlet J., III, 1944-2010 1
Blatchley Associates 1
Blatchley, Ronald K. 1
Boy Scouts of America 1
Boyle Engineering Corporation 1
Calkins, Kramer, Grimshaw & Harring 1
Carpenter family 1
Carpenter, Delph 1
Carpenter, Leroy S., 1843-1927 1
Chavez-Ramirez, Felipe, 1965- 1
Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station 1
Colorado River Commission 1
Colorado State University. Department of Agricultural Engineering 1
Colorado State University. Department of Agricultural and Chemical 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
Grigg, Neil S. 1
Gronning, Lloyd J. 1
Hobbs, Greg 1
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Hoover, Marvin D. 1
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Iliff and Platte Valley Ditch Company 1
Illeman, Daphne 1
Illeman, Robert 1
Imperial Irrigation District (Calif.) 1
International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage 1
Jensen, Marvin E., 1926- 1
Johnson, Harvey G. 1
Littleworth, Arthur L., 1923- 1
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Micronesian Legal Services Corporation 1
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National Cattlemen's Association (U.S.) 1
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North Fork Associates 1
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