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Conrad McBride papers

Identifier: COU:4009

Scope and Contents

This collection covers the years 1930-1993 and contains a range of congressional records, organizational reports, dissertations, and textbooks. The main topics of the McBride documents are the United States executive branch and regional natural resource management. The assortment includes an extensive selection of records concerning the potential impeachment of Richard Nixon, including transcripts of phone calls and summaries of evidence. An additional highlight is a group of reports concerning management of the Colorado River and irrigation of the American southwest.


  • Creation: 1972 - 1990

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for access.

Conditions Governing Use

Limited duplication of materials allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for all copyright compliance.

Biographical / Historical

Conrad LeGrande McBride was born October 22, 1922 in Cache County, Utah. Best-known as an expert on the American presidency, Dr. McBride was also an authority on national resource use. He received his MA from Vanderbilt and his PhD from UCLA before moving to Boulder in 1954 to join the Colorado Municipal League. In 1962, he launched an unsuccessful campaign for U.S. Congress. He was a recipient of a Ford Foundation fellowship and the Thomas Jefferson award. He was also the last surviving member of the original CU Boulder Political Science faculty. Dr. McBride passed away in Boulder on December 23, 2013.


9 linear feet (6 Boxes)

Language of Materials



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.


This collection is arranged in original order in which we attained it from the donor, with a box level inventory list.

In Progress
Initial survey by Kate Foster, October, 2018
October, 2018
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries, Rare and Distinctive Collections Repository

1720 Pleasant Street
184 UCB
Boulder Colorado 80503 United States