Formed in 1901, the Arkansas Valley Sugar Beet and Irrigated Land Company operated the Amity Canal System in southeastern Colorado. The company became a subsidiary of the Equitable Life Assurance Society in 1910, went through several lawsuits that mutualized the system, and dissolved in 1966. The archival collection documents the company through materials accumulated in the Equitable New York office, including meeting minutes, correspondence, reports, legal and financial documents, maps, and photographs. For more information see the finding aid.

This digital collection, with materials dated 1896 to 1968, contains correspondence and other administrative documents concerning the Arkansas Valley Sugar Beet and Irrigated Land Company as well as land and water companies that proceeded AVSBILC. Several photo albums and nitrate negatives showing company investments and infrastructure are also present.

Recent Submissions

  • Bankers Trust Company, 1934-1943 

    Creator(s):Meyers, W. C., author; McHugh, Glenn, author; Shackelford, W. D., author; Pierson, Sterling, author; Partridge, W. S., author; Bankers Trust Company, institution; Arkansas Valley Sugar Beet and Irrigated Land Company, institution
    Date:1934-1943
    Format:correspondence
  • Correspondence letters 

    Creator(s):Hall, Frank D., author; Nowell, R. I., author; Greaves, Henry, author; Arkansas Valley Sugar Beet and Irrigated Land Company, institution
    Date:1944-1945
    Format:correspondence
  • Attorney's fees - Bankers Trust 

    Creator(s):Grant, John L., author; Arkansas Valley Sugar Beet and Irrigated Land Company, institution
    Date:1945
    Format:correspondence
  • Monthly reports by W. S. Partridge, manager 

    Creator(s):Partridge, W. S., author; Arkansas Valley Sugar Beet and Irrigated Land Company, institution
    Date:1931-1935
    Format:correspondence; reports
  • Board of directors, reports to 

    Creator(s):Shackelford, W. D., author; Arkansas Valley Sugar Beet and Irrigated Land Company, institution
    Date:1922-1938
    Format:correspondence; reports
  • Expenses incurred by Arkansas Valley on account of Keesee 

    Creator(s):Wilson, William N., author; Keesee Water and Land Company, institution
    Date:1945-1946
    Format:correspondence; notes (documents)
  • By-laws 

    Creator(s):Arkansas Valley Sugar Beet and Irrigated Land Company, institution
    Date:1944-1963
    Format:bylaws (administrative records)
  • Schley contract copy 

    Creator(s):Arkansas Valley Sugar Beet and Irrigated Land Company, institution; Holly Sugar Corporation, institution
    Date:1946
    Format:legal documents
  • Closing papers 

    Creator(s):Enochs, Rodney L., author; Kagan, Robert A., author; Nowell, R. I., author; Bankers Trust Company, institution; Arkansas Valley Sugar Beet and Irrigated Land Company, institution
    Date:1963
    Format:correspondence; minutes (administrative records)
  • Stationary and memo paper 

    Creator(s):Arkansas Valley Sugar Beet and Irrigated Land Company, institution
    Date:undated
    Format:letterheads
  • Correspondence, includes scattered minutes from board and stockholders 

    Creator(s):Enochs, Rodney L., author; Kagan, Robert A., author; Wood, Edward L., author; Baumert, Watson A., author; Arkansas Valley Sugar Beet and Irrigated Land Company, institution
    Date:1960-1963
    Format:correspondence; minutes (administrative records); financial statements; maps
  • Horn, Donald T., correspondence with 

    Creator(s):Horn, Donald T., author; Enochs, Rodney L., author; Irwin, Ralph S., author
    Date:1962-1965
    Format:correspondence; legal documents; maps
  • Dissolution correspondence 

    Creator(s):Enochs, Rodney L., author; Hardin, Charles R., Jr., author; Johnson, Howard, author; Stocker, Jule E., author
    Date:1966-1968
    Format:correspondence
  • Correspondence - includes scattered minutes from board - stockholders meeting 

    Creator(s):Enochs, Rodney L., author; Kagan, Robert A., author; Hardin, Charles R., Jr., author; Stocker, Jule E., author; Bankers Trust Company, institution; Arkansas Valley Sugar Beet and Irrigated Land Company, institution
    Date:1964-1967
    Format:correspondence; legal documents; financial statements
  • Charter, by-laws, certificate of renewal of term of existence 

    Creator(s):Arkansas Valley Sugar Beet and Irrigated Land Company, institution
    Date:1935; 1961-1963
    Format:legal documents; bylaws (administrative records)
  • Dissolution documents 

    Creator(s):Enochs, Rodney L., author; Hardin, Charles R., Jr., author
    Date:1966
    Format:legal documents; correspondence
  • First National Bank, correspondence with 

    Creator(s):Hall, Frank D., author; Hoben, E. C., author; Arkansas Valley Sugar Beet and Irrigated Land Company, institution
    Date:1944-1946
    Format:correspondence
  • Balance sheets, statements of operations, documents, correspondence 

    Creator(s):Nowell, R. I., author; Arkansas Valley Sugar Beet and Irrigated Land Company, institution
    Date:1944-1964
    Format:financial statements; correspondence
  • Retirement of 5% sinking fund land gold bonds 

    Creator(s):Nowell, R. I., author; Enochs, Rodney L., author; Arkansas Valley Sugar Beet and Irrigated Land Company, institution
    Date:1963
    Format:correspondence; legal documents
  • Miscellaneous materials 

    Creator(s):Nowell, R. I., author; Hall, F. D., author; Arkansas Valley Sugar Beet and Irrigated Land Company, institution
    Date:1933; 1943-1951
    Format:correspondence; reports; financial statements

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