WAT. Water and Water Rights
Found in 38 Collections and/or Records:
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.
The Arkansas Improvement Company was formed to build the Mississippi, Hamburg and Western Railway in southern Arkansas.
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.
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.
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.
Contains newspaper clippings about the flood of June 16, 1965 and about planning for future flood control including the proposed construction of Chatfield Dam.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Reports, pamphlets, maps and history of the Colorado-Big Thompson water diversion project.