On July 30, 1945, the Colorado Association of Soil Conservation Districts was formed as a statewide organization to help individual districts to secure grants for conservation machinery, influence state and federal legislation, and hold workshops to discuss state laws. The Association's records reflect its activities and are comprised of scrapbooks, correspondence, reports, meeting minutes, financial documents, slides, cassette tapes, photographs and publications. For more information see the finding aid.

This digital collection, with materials dated 1945 to 1984, consists of the Association’s constitution and bylaws, meeting minutes, and 21 oral histories with association members captured in 1983 and 1984.

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  • Weaver, George 

    Creator(s):Colorado Association of Soil Conservation Districts, producer; McCormick, Mary, interviewer
    Author(s):Weaver, George
    Date:1984-05-01
    Format:audiocassettes
    George Weaver, past board member of an unnamed soil conservation district (probably Fort Collins Soil Conservation District), discusses his life as a farmer and his participation in the soil conservation movement. Smith's ...
  • Smith, Lyle 

    Creator(s):Colorado Association of Soil Conservation Districts, producer; McCormick, Mary, interviewer
    Author(s):Smith, Lyle
    Date:1983-11-17
    Format:audiocassettes
    Lyle Smith, past board member of the Colorado Association of Soil Conservation Districts and founding member of the Mount Blanca Soil Conservation District, discusses his life as a farmer and his participation in the soil ...
  • Sawhill, George 

    Creator(s):Colorado Association of Soil Conservation Districts, producer; Briggs, Sara-Ann, interviewer
    Author(s):Sawhill, George
    Date:1984-07-29
    Format:audiocassettes
    George Sawhill, past board member of an unnamed soil conservation district (probably the Boulder Valley Soil Conservation District), discusses his life as a farmer and his participation in the soil conservation movement. ...
  • Parker, Daniel 

    Creator(s):Colorado Association of Soil Conservation Districts, producer; McCormick, Mary, interviewer
    Author(s):Parker, Daniel
    Date:1984-04-13
    Format:audiocassettes
    Daniel Parker, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Colorado Association of Soil Conservation Districts, discusses his life and his participation in the soil conservation movement. Parker's interview includes his childhood ...
  • Reyher, George 

    Creator(s):Colorado Association of Soil Conservation Districts, producer; McCormick, Mary, interviewer
    Author(s):Reyher, George; Reyher, Pauline
    Date:1984-05-19
    Format:audiocassettes
    George Reyher, past board member of the Bent County Soil Conservation District, and Pauline Reyher, his wife and member of the Colorado Association of Soil Conservation Districts Ladies Auxiliary, discuss their lives as ...
  • Otsuka, Kish 

    Creator(s):Colorado Association of Soil Conservation Districts, producer; McCormick, Mary, interviewer
    Author(s):Otsuka, Kish
    Date:1984-05-12
    Format:audiocassettes
    Kish Otsuka, past president of the Colorado Association of Soil Conservation Districts and founding member of the Sedgwick County Soil Conservation District, discusses his life as a farmer in Sedgwick County, Colorado, and ...
  • Middlemist, Victor 

    Creator(s):Colorado Association of Soil Conservation Districts, producer; Briggs, Sara-Ann, interviewer
    Author(s):Middlemist, Victor
    Date:1984-05-18
    Format:audiocassettes
    Victor Middlemist, past president of an unnamed soil conservation district (probably the Morgan Soil Conservation District), discusses his life as a rancher in Morgan County, Colorado, and his participation in the soil ...
  • Mekelburg, Bud 

    Creator(s):Colorado Association of Soil Conservation Districts, producer; Briggs, Sara-Ann, interviewer
    Author(s):Mekelburg, Bud
    Date:1984-05-12
    Format:audiocassettes
    Bud Mekelburg, past president of the Colorado Association of Soil Conservation Districts and founding member of the Yuma County Soil Conservation District, discusses his life as a farmer in Yuma County, Colorado, and his ...
  • Colorado First - interview/written history 

    Creator(s):Colorado Association of Soil Conservation Districts, producer; McCormick, Mary, interviewer
    Author(s):Hill, William; Earle, Leon; Ellgen, Gary
    Date:1983-11-17
    Format:audiocassettes
    Soil Conservation Service employee Bill Hill and Colorado First board members Leon Earle and Gary Ellgen discuss the history of the first soil conservation district formed in Colorado, the Great Divide Soil Erosion District, ...
  • Young, J. Selby 

    Creator(s):Colorado Association of Soil Conservation Districts, producer; McCormick, Mary, interviewer
    Author(s):Young, J. Selby
    Date:1984-05-27
    Format:audiocassettes
    J. Selby Young, past president of the Colorado Association of Soil Conservation Districts and founding member of the Fountain Valley Soil Conservation District, discusses his life as a farmer and his participation in the ...
  • Kotich, Ralph 

    Creator(s):Colorado Association of Soil Conservation Districts, producer; Hansen, James E., 1938-, interviewer
    Author(s):Kotich, Ralph
    Date:1984-08-08
    Format:audiocassettes
    Ralph Kotich, Extension Ag and Natural Resource Program Leader based at Colorado State University, discusses his involvement in the soil conservation movement in Colorado. Kotich's interview covers his early life in Weld ...
  • Graves, Calista 

    Creator(s):Colorado Association of Soil Conservation Districts, producer; Briggs, Sara-Ann, interviewer
    Author(s):Graves, Calista
    Date:1984-02-05
    Format:audiocassettes
    Calista Graves, president of the Timpas Soil Conservation District, now the West Otero Timpas Conservation District, discusses her involvement in the soil conservation movement in Colorado. Graves's interview covers her ...
  • Herskind, Gunnar 

    Creator(s):Colorado Association of Soil Conservation Districts, producer; McCormick, Mary, interviewer
    Author(s):Herskind, Gunnar
    Date:1984-05-18
    Format:audiocassettes
    Gunnar Herskind, a supervisor of an unnamed soil conservation district (probably the West Arapahoe Soil Conservation District), discusses his involvement in the soil conservation movement in Colorado. Herskind's interview ...
  • Doerfer, Lloyd 

    Creator(s):Colorado Association of Soil Conservation Districts, producer; Briggs, Sara-Ann, interviewer
    Author(s):Doerfer, Lloyd
    Date:1983-11-17
    Format:audiocassettes
    Lloyd Doerfer, past president of Mancos Soil Conservation District, discusses his life as a farmer in Montezuma County, Colorado, and his participation in the soil conservation movement. Doerfer's interview covers his ...
  • Foster, Clarence 

    Creator(s):Colorado Association of Soil Conservation Districts, producer; Briggs, Sara-Ann, interviewer
    Author(s):Foster, Clarence
    Date:1984-04-28
    Format:audiocassettes
    Clarence Foster, board member of the Fountain Valley Soil Conservation District, discusses his involvement in the soil conservation movement in Colorado. Foster's interview covers his childhood, the 1930s Great Depression ...
  • Dickens, Lloyd 

    Creator(s):Colorado Association of Soil Conservation Districts, producer; Briggs, Sara-Ann, interviewer
    Author(s):Dickens, Lloyd A.
    Date:1984-07-29
    Format:audiocassettes
    Lloyd Dickens, past board member of the Longmont Soil Conservation District, discusses his life as a farmer in Boulder County, Colorado, and his participation in the soil conservation movement. Dickens' interview covers ...
  • Cornelius, Quincy C. 

    Creator(s):Colorado Association of Soil Conservation Districts, producer; McCormick, Mary, interviewer
    Author(s):Cornelius, Quincy C.
    Date:1984-02-05
    Format:audiocassettes
    Quincy C. Cornelius, past board member of the Mosca-Hooper Soil Conservation District, member of the San Juan Soil Conservation District in New Mexico, president of the CASCD from 1965-1967, and second vice-president of ...
  • Cook, James 

    Creator(s):Colorado Association of Soil Conservation Districts, producer; Briggs, Sara-Ann, interviewer
    Author(s):Cook, James S.
    Date:1984-05-19
    Format:audiocassettes
    James Cook, secretary-treasurer of the Timpas Soil Conservation District, now the West Otero Timpas Conservation District, discusses his involvement in the soil conservation movement in Colorado. Cook's interview covers ...
  • Johnson, Jim 

    Creator(s):Colorado Association of Soil Conservation Districts, producer; McCormick, Mary, interviewer
    Author(s):Johnson, Jim
    Date:1983-11-17
    Format:audiocassettes
    Jim Johnson, past president of the Colorado Association of Soil Conservation Districts and founding member of the West Adams Soil Conservation District, discusses his life as a farmer in Weld County, Colorado, and his ...
  • Casselman, L. B. 

    Creator(s):Colorado Association of Soil Conservation Districts, producer; McCormick, Mary, interviewer
    Author(s):Casselman, Lauren B.
    Date:1984-02-06
    Format:audiocassettes
    L. B. "Bill" Casselman, charter member of the Mosca-Hooper Soil Conservation District, past president of the Colorado Association of Soil Conservation Districts, and national board member, discusses his involvement in the ...

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