The Water Supply and Storage Company (WSSC) was incorporated in 1891 to serve irrigators in the Cache la Poudre Valley in northern Colorado. In 1986, the City of Thornton purchased substantial stock in WSSC, and WSSC now provides water for both municipal and agricultural purposes. The bulk of the collection includes oral history audiotapes, transcripts, company histories and timelines, and system maps. For more information see the finding aid.

This digital collection, with materials dated 1907 to 1991, contains most of the archival collection: oral histories, company histories, and selected maps.

Recent Submissions

  • Woodward, Vivienne 

    Creator(s):Woodward, Vivienne, interviewee; Hansen, James E., 1938-, intervieweer
    Date:1989
    Transcript of oral history interview with Vivienne Woodward by James Hansen about her early life and work for Water Supply and Storage Company. Dr. James Hansen conducted a series of oral history interviews with Vivienne ...
  • McFall, Jimmy 

    Creator(s):McFall, James, interviewee; Rowland, Tony, interviewer
    Date:1991
    Transcript of oral history interview with James McFall, Sr., (Jimmy) by Tony Rowland about Water Supply and Storage Company ditches and water delivery
  • McFall, James 

    Creator(s):McFall, James, Jr., interviewee; Rowland, Tony, interviewer
    Date:1990
    Transcript of oral history interview with James McFall, Jr., by Tony Rowland about Water Supply and Storage Company ditches
  • Johnson, Harvey - interviewed by David McComb 

    Creator(s):Johnson, Harvey G., interviewee; McComb, David G., interviewer
    Date:1973-1974
    Transcript of oral history interview with Harvey Johnson by David McComb about Johnson's work for Water Supply and Storage Company
  • Johnson, Harvey - interviewed by Jim Hansen 

    Creator(s):Johnson, Harvey G., interviewee; Hansen, James E., 1938-, intervieweer
    Date:1985-1986
    Transcript of oral history interview with Harvey Johnson by James Hansen about Johnson's life on the Front Range and work for Water Supply and Storage Company. Dr. James Hansen conducted oral history interviews with Harvey ...
  • Johnson, Harvey - interviewed by Don McMillen 

    Creator(s):Johnson, Harvey G., interviewee; McMillen, Don, interviewer
    Date:1974
    Transcript of oral history interview with Harvey Johnson by Don McMillen about Johnson's life on the Front Range and work for Water Supply and Storage Company
  • Fischer, Ward 

    Creator(s):Fischer, Ward H., interviewee; Hansen, James E., 1938-, intervieweer
    Date:1991
    Transcript of oral history interview with Ward Fischer by James Hansen about Fischer's early life and his legal work for Water Supply and Storage Company. Dr. James Hansen conducted the oral history interview with Ward ...
  • System maps 

    Creator(s):Unidentified author
    Date:1986
    Maps of the Water Supply and Storage Company's system, including ditches and reservoirs
  • Johnson, Harvey (reference) 

    Creator(s):Hansen, James E., 1938-, author
    Date:1984-1991
    Reference materials collected by James Hansen about Harvey Johnson
  • Records management proposal 

    Creator(s):Hansen, James E., 1938-, author
    Date:1981
    Letter and plan for records management at Water Supply and Storage Company by James Hansen
  • Survey of field near Plummer's beet dump 

    Creator(s):Unidentified author
    Date:1907
    Computations for survey of field by Plummer's Beet Dump, for A. A. Edwards
  • History reference 

    Creator(s):Hansen, James E., 1938-, author
    Date:undated
    Company histories and timelines
  • Woodward, Vivienne 

    Creator(s):Woodward, Vivienne, interviewee; Hansen, James E., 1938-, intervieweer
    Date:1989
    Sound recordings of Dr. James Hansen conducting a series of oral history interviews with secretary Vivienne Woodward on September 1, September 8, September 15, September 22, September 29 and October 6, 1989, at the office ...
  • Johnson, Harvey - interviewed by Jim Hansen 

    Creator(s):Johnson, Harvey G., interviewee; Hansen, James E., 1938-, intervieweer
    Date:1985
    Sound recordings of Dr. James Hansen conducting oral history interviews with Harvey Johnson over the course of several days in August and September 1985, at the office of the Water Supply and Storage Company. Johnson grew ...
  • Fischer, Ward 

    Creator(s):Fischer, Ward H., interviewee; Hansen, James E., 1938-, intervieweer
    Date:1991-08-08
    Sound recordings of Dr. James Hansen conducting an oral history interview with Ward Fischer at Colorado State University on August 8, 1991, about Fischer's early life and his legal work for Water Supply and Storage Company. ...