WAT. Water and Water Rights
Found in 38 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Adrienne Anderson (1952-2011) was an instructor in Environmental Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder from 1993-2005. Environmental whistleblower, investigator, and educator of ecological investigation, she frequently elicited corporate, civic and on campus controversy. Included are course work research and reports performed by her classes. Companies include: Coors Brewing, Coors Ceramics, Lockheed Martin, Stapleton Airport, Rocky Mountain Arsenal, Denver Water, Lowry Air Force Base,...
Dates: 1993 - 2005
Scope and Contents Photographs, a diary, and water surveys pertaining to the Granby, Colorado, area. Other topics include politics, investments, the Mexican boundary commission, and the Polhamus family.
Dates: 1881 - 1941
Overview The Arkansas Improvement Company was formed to build the Mississippi, Hamburg and Western Railway in southern Arkansas.
Overview The Barker Dam collection contains both a photographic scrapbook of the building of the dam from 1907-1911 and negatives of the resurfacing of the dam from 1946-1947. The dam is located in southwest corner of Boulder County, and east of Nederland, CO. The completion of the dam created Barker Reservoir.
Dates: 1907 - 1947
Overview Charles J. Moynihan (1882-1956) opened a law office in Lake City, Colorado, in 1905. In 1908, he moved to Montrose to establish the firm of Moynihan, Hughes, and Knous. Moynihan specialized in criminal and water law, served as Mayor of Montrose (1914-1916), was a member of the State Board of Corrections (1917-1931), and a Public Lands Commissioner under President Herbert Hoover. He was a noted public speaker, a Republican Party activist, and an authority on Abraham Lincoln. The collection...
Dates: 1908 - 1956
Overview A civil engineer, Charles Sievers (1880-1965) had extensive experience with railroad and irrigation projects, among them the Rio Grande Dam above Creede, the Moffat Tunnel, and many others. During the 1930s, he was a supervisor for the Federal Emergency Relief Administration and the Public Works Administration. The collection contains construction contracts, evaluation circulars and reports, employee time records, equipment registers and other material from Sievers' projects.
Dates: 1907 - 1960
Overview The Colorado Water Congress (CWC) was organized (c.1959) to bring about the advancement of programs for the conservation, development and protection of the water resources of Colorado. It was also formed to consolidate the variety of information produced by the many water related organizations. It has members from every Colorado watershed and every classification of water user. The materials in this collection relate to water at the organization level, the State level and the Federal level.
Dates: 1959 - 1980
Overview Conrad McBride was a long-term CU Boulder Political Science professor and an expert on the American presidency and natural resource management. The McBride Collection consists of textbooks, bound reports, and congressional records spanning the years 1930-1993.
Dates: 1972 - 1990
Scope and Contents Contains newspaper clippings about the flood of June 16, 1965 and about planning for future flood control including the proposed construction of Chatfield Dam.
Scope and Contents Collection contains publications of the Denver Planning Office and newspaper articles about Denver City planning. Includes an article titled "Founding and History of the Denver Planning Office" (1948-1954) and 1960s proposals for Denver City and regional planning.
Dates: 1934 - 1964
Overview Plowman served as Executive Assistant to the Denver Board of Water Commissioners during the period from August 15, 1933, to April 1, 1936. This collection contains many various materials pertaining to water rates and sources, Board meeting minutes and reports, maps, charts, facility projects and maintenance, etc. as well as items from Plowman’s personal life such as notebooks and scrapbooks.
Dates: 1836 - 1976
Overview Earl L. Mosley (1883-1996) was the manager of the Denver Water Board from 1950-1966, and helped develop the Blue River Water Diversion Project, including the Dillon Reservoir and Harold E. Roberts Tunnel. The collection contains photocopies of newspaper clippings, photos and correspondence.
Dates: 1883 - 1966
Overview Edwin Johnson was a politician who moved to Colorado with his wife upon contracting tuberculosis at the age of 25. At various times between 1922 and 1957, he held the positions of Democratic representative to the Colorado state legislature (1923-1931), Colorado’s Lieutenant Governor (1931-1933), Governor (1933-1937), U.S. Senator (1937-1955), and Governor again (1955-1957), at which point he retired. This collection contains correspondence, reports, hearings, and many other materials pertaining...
Dates: 1960 - 1970
Overview The Frank H. Blair Papers principally focus on businesses in Sterling, and farming and ranching in Logan County. Mr. Blair’s consistent saving of his farming and ranching records provides a picture, over four decades, of crops his farms produced and his activities in cattle and sheep feeding. The Frank H. Blair Papers are divided and organized into the following sections: Family and Personal – Chronologically; Hardware and Implement Businesses in Sterling; Henderson & Co. and Frank H. Blair...
Dates: 1908 - 1956
Overview Frank Edward Evans was a U.S. Representative from Pueblo, Colorado. He served in the United States Navy as a patrol pilot from 1943 to 1946. He attended the University of Denver for his B.A. (acquired in 1948) and his law degree, LL.B. (acquired in 1950). He was admitted to the bar in 1950 and began the practice of law in Pueblo. He served as member of the State house of representatives from 1961 to 1964. This collection includes voting records from 1971-1978, various campaign files, press...
Dates: 1964 - 1978
Overview Frank L. Delaney (1889-1978), Western Colorado cattleman, rancher and attorney, served as a District Attorney, and became an eminent water authority. He wrote, and was instrumental in writing, the Colorado Range Law of 1929 and the Taylor Grazing Act of 1934. He helped form the Western Colorado Protective Association, was as member of the Colorado State Planning Commission, ran unsuccessfully as the Democratic candidate for U.S. Representative from the Fourth Congressional District of Colorado,...
Dates: 1914 - 1978
Overview This collection contains documents relating to the Pacific Southwest Inter-Agency Committee and the Phreatophyte Subcommittee. These documents include meeting minutes, memorandum, correspondence, as well as research reports, both bound and printed concerning Phreatophytes and the work of the Phreatophyte Subcommittee. Also contains publications concerning soil conservation and recreation in the West.
Dates: 1951 - 1970
Dates: 1960 - 1990
Overview George Bull worked on as a Civil Engineering consultant from 1905-1945. The George Bull Papers contain material on the Bull family, including photographs and the Civil War diary of Rice C. Bull (George Bull’s father). Also in the collection are maps, charts, and surveys of water projects in Colorado, New Mexico, South Dakota, Montana, Oregon, and Texas. He was involved in such projects as the Moffat Tunnel, the Cucharas Dam, and Stanley Lake Reservoir. In 1937 Bull was appointed Regional...
Dates: 1897 - 1945
Overview Gilbert Fowler White (1911–2006) has been called the “most renowned geographer internationally of the twentieth century” and the father of floodplain management. He served as president of Haverford College (1946¬–1955); professor of geography at the University of Chicago, Oxford, and the University of Colorado (1956–1980); and geographer, consultant, and advisor to boards, commissions, agencies, and institutions on the local, regional, state, federal, and international levels. His expertise...
Dates: 1955 - 1986
Overview The papers of Harold R. Koster consist of records from his career in real estate and insurance and his term in the Colorado House of Representatives from 1967 – 1974. Also included are items concerning his membership and interest in the Rotary International.
Overview J. Edgar Chenoweth (1897-1986) served as assistant District Attorney (1929-1933) and county judge (1933-1941) of Las Animas County, Colorado. Except for 1949-1950, he was the Republican Congressman for Colorado’s Third District from 1940 until 1965. The collection contains his political correspondence, subject files, scrapbooks, and photographs.
Dates: 1931 - 1985
Overview Jasper Lake dam (near Devil's Thumb in the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area), that had been built in 1895, repaired in 1917, was purchased by Boulder attorney John Whittemyer in 1988. Already the owner of adjacent property and an easement right to his property through the Wilderness Area, Whittemyer brought in crews to repair the dam, over the protests of several environmental organizations. The collection contains news clippings, an article by Harvey Gardiner on a visit he made to the...
Overview The John C. Bell (1851-1933) papers contain information on his legal career and business interests. Included is political ephemera covering the silver question, elections in the 1890’s, and agriculture in Colorado. Also present is an index of the Denver Republican from 1867-1883. There are forty scrapbooks, of which thirteen contain newspaper clippings about Bell’s political career and his interests from 1882-1930.Twenty-two of the scrapbooks include material collected by Bell’s family after...
Dates: 1851 - 1933
Overview The John P. Elliott Sr. Papers consists of maps, engineering records, business correspondence and documents relating to Elliott’s development of the Homestake Water Diversion Project, northwest of Leadville, Colorado as well as numerous other projects. The collection also includes genealogy of the Elliott family, information on the Denver-Boulder Turnpike and information on Elliott’s career in politics.
Dates: 1897 - 1979
Overview The Judd Construction Company, owner Samuel Judd, Papers consist of maps and plans of buildings and structures throughout the west, the majority being in the Denver/Boulder area.
Dates: 1928 - 1975
Overview Louis G. Puls was director of the United States Bureau of Reclamation, Division 11. After retiring from the Bureau in 1962, he worked for twenty years on the consulting boards for major water projects worldwide. The Louis G. Puls Collection contains papers related to projects in the United States, Honduras, Mexico, and the USSR. Also included are materials related to Puls’s grandfather, William Norton Searcy, and mining and corporate law in the Silverton area at the turn of the century.
Dates: 1890 - 1989
Overview Morris E. Garnsey (1906-1992) was professor of economics at the University of Colorado from 1937 to 1971. His papers include material covering water and water resources, natural resources, and economic data for Colorado. One section of publications covers economic data for western states besides Colorado.
Dates: 1942 - 1988
Scope and Contents Seven page letter from Nathan Boyd to the President of the University of Colorado on the Elephant Buttes Dam in Southern New Mexico, plus a copy of a report on the dam Nathan Boyd submitted to the federal government (State Department).
Scope and Contents Reports, pamphlets, maps and history of the Colorado-Big Thompson water diversion project.
Dates: 1958 - 1968