Daniel Tyler (born 1933), emeritus professor of history at Colorado State University, has taught and written extensively on western water history. This collection documents his research for the biography of W.D. Farr, a water pioneer, cattleman, and businessman from Greeley, Colorado; the biography of Delph Carpenter, a Greeley water lawyer and interstate river commissioner; a book of Carpenter's parents' courtship correspondence; and Mexican land grant rights in relation to New Mexico court cases. The collection contains Tyler's correspondence, notes, drafts, interview tapes, writings about and by his research subjects, reference materials, and microfilm. For more information see the finding aid.

This digital collection contains two audio recordings created by Tyler: a 1994 interview with Delph Carpenter’s daughter, Sara Thompson, and a 2003 interview with W. D. Farr.

Recent Submissions

  • Sara Thompson interview 

    Author(s):Thompson, Sara; Tyler, Daniel
    Sara Thompson (1909-1994) was the second daughter of Delph Carpenter (1877-1951). Her sister, Michaela Slade (1902-1997), is referenced but not interviewed. "Bob" is Robert Slade, son of Michaela, and contributes a few ...
  • D. Tyler interviews with W.D. Farr 

    Author(s):Farr, W. D. (William Daven), 1910-2007; Tyler, Daniel
    W. D. Farr interviewed by Daniel Tyler