Civil engineer Ival V. Goslin (1911-1991) played key roles in the development of western water resources. During his long career Goslin served as Executive Secretary of the Upper Colorado River Commission (1955-1979) and as the first Executive Director of the Colorado Water Resources and Power Development Authority (1982-1985). His collection includes considerable engineering, environmental, hydrologic, and economic data pertaining to water planning in the 1980s in Colorado and the U. S. West. Materials include correspondence, newsletters, reports, legislative drafts, news clippings, speeches, books, pamphlets, slides, photographs, videos, and artifacts. For more information see the finding aid.

This digital collection, with materials dated 1907 to 2007, includes feasibility study reports conducted by the Colorado Water Resources and Power Development Authority as well as speeches and seminars by Goslin. A substantial number of slides of water-related infrastructure show Goslin’s professional and personal interests, and his wife Marcelyn features prominently in many vacation images.

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