Civil engineer Whitney McNair Borland (1905-2001) researched sedimentation, hydraulics, avalanches, and other aspects of hydrology. Employed by the United States Bureau of Reclamation for over forty years, he spent some of that time conducting model sedimentation studies in the Colorado State University engineering lab. His collection consists of articles, reports, publications, handbooks, manuals, books, correspondence, maps, notes, and photographs either collected or created by Borland in relation to his research and work. For more information see the finding aid.

This digital collection, with materials dated 1947 to 1980, includes reports on snow and avalanche studies as well as Borland’s Bureau of Reclamation travel reports from 1947 to 1972 in which he detailed inspections of various watersheds and water projects throughout the American West.

Recent Submissions

  • Boundary of the Ft. Yuma Indian reservation, Quechan tribe: a report 

    Author(s):Borland, Whitney McNair
    Date:1979-1980
    Format:reports; technical reports
    Two reports by Whitney Borland to the Bureau of Indian Affairs assessing disputed boundaries of the Quechan Tribe Fort Yuma Indian Reservation. The June 5, 1979, report addresses five disputed areas of the reservation. The ...
  • Sediment problems of the lower Colorado River 

    Author(s):Borland, Whitney McNair; Miller, Carl R. (Carl Richard), 1920-
    Date:1959
    Format:reports
    Bureau of Reclamation report by Whitney Borland and Carl Miller on sedimentation problems on the Colorado River system with suggestions for rectification of identified issues.
  • Travel reports 

    Author(s):Borland, Whitney McNair
    Date:1966-1972
    Format:reports
    Reports from 1966-1972 detailing meetings and inspections of various watersheds and water projects throughout the American West as well as the Pa Mong Project on the Mekong River in Vietnam.
  • Travel reports 

    Author(s):Borland, Whitney McNair
    Date:1963-1965
    Format:reports
    Reports from 1963-1965 detailing meetings and inspections of various watersheds and water projects throughout the American West, some including photographs.
  • Travel reports 

    Author(s):Borland, Whitney McNair
    Date:1961-1962
    Format:reports
    Reports from 1961-1962 detailing meetings and inspections of various watersheds and water projects throughout the American West, some including photographs.
  • Travel reports 

    Author(s):Borland, Whitney McNair
    Date:1959-1960
    Format:reports
    Reports from 1959-1960 detailing meetings and inspections of various watersheds and water projects throughout the American West and Puerto Rico, some including photographs.
  • Trip reports 

    Author(s):Borland, Whitney McNair
    Date:1957-1958
    Format:reports
    Reports from 1957-1958 detailing inspections of various watersheds and water projects throughout the American West, some including photographs.
  • Trip reports 

    Author(s):Borland, Whitney McNair
    Date:1954-1956
    Format:reports
    Reports from 1954-1956 detailing inspections of various watersheds and water projects throughout the American West, some including photographs.
  • Travel reports 

    Author(s):Borland, Whitney McNair
    Date:1947-1948
    Format:reports
    Reports from 1947-1948 detailing inspections of various watersheds and water projects throughout the American West, some including photographs.
  • Test of Snowblast snowplows 

    Author(s):Borland, Whitney McNair
    Date:1960
    Format:reports
    Report evaluating Snowblast snowplows, including photographs of equipment and one of Whitney Borland.
  • Snowblast: rotary snow removal equipment 

    Date:1960
    Format:reports
    Report evaluating Snowblast snowplows, including photographs of equipment.
  • Memorandum: avalanche hazard, lot 3 of Hoag subdivision, Aspen, Colorado 

    Date:1973
    Format:correspondence
    Letter from Hans Fruitger and Whitney Borland to Steve Crowley and Thomas McAuley on the possibility of an avalanche on Lot 3 of Hoag Subdivision in Aspen, Colorado.
  • Correspondence--avalanche 

    Date:1976
    Format:correspondence
    Correspondence between Whitney Borland and M. (Pete) Martinelli, Jr., concerning a manuscript by Martinelli entitled "Avalanche Dynamics."
  • Clubhouse avalanche, Vail, Colo[rado] 

    Author(s):Borland, Whitney McNair
    Date:1973
    Format:reports
    Report on the Clubhouse Avalanche, which affected property owners near Vail, Colorado.
  • Timber Falls avalanche, Vail, Colorado. Report prepared for Timber Falls Corporation 

    Author(s):Borland, Whitney McNair
    Date:1973
    Format:reports
    Report on the Timber Falls Avalanche, composed of two minor slides that do not reach the valley floor, including graphs and photographs.
  • Timber Falls avalanche 

    Author(s):Frutiger, Hans
    Date:1973
    Format:reports
    Analysis of avalanche control for the Timber Falls Corporation, including two large maps.
  • Vail racquet club condominiums, avalanche hazard report 

    Author(s):Borland, Whitney McNair
    Date:1972
    Format:reports
    Analysis of the Racquet Club slide avalanche hazard.
  • Timber Falls avalanche, Vail, Colorado 

    Date:1973
    Format:reports
    Avalanche analysis on behalf of the Timber Falls Subdivision, Vail, Colorado, for 1973, including charts, graphs, and photographs.
  • Avalanche, annual report, Stevens pass 

    Date:1952-1953
    Format:reports
    Avalanche control report for Stevens Pass, Washington, 1952-1953, including charts and graphs.
  • M. M. Atwater reports 

    Author(s):Atwater, Montgomery M. (Montgomery Meigs)
    Date:1950-1953
    Format:reports
    Avalanche reports "Debris Distribution in Avalanche of 1953," "Inspection Reports, 1952," "Parts of Report: Avalanche Observation and Training, 1950-1951," "Safety Rules," "Conduct in Case of Avalanche," and "Snow Safety ...

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