From 1905 to 1985, the Great Western Sugar Company was the dominant producer of Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Kansas, and Nebraska beet sugar. The records of the company extensively document the history of the company and its employees. For more information about the collection, see the finding aid.

The items in this digital collection, dated 1897 to 1983, include administrative records, reports, correspondence, company publications, subject files, and newspaper clippings from Series 7: Textual records and Series 8.3: CU Accession 3. Also included are 1,032 photographs of Great Western employees, a circa 1924 film produced to recruit Mexican workers, and film footage of the Cache la Poudre River near Fort Collins, Colorado, in 1954.

For issues of Sugar Press missing from this collection, see the Sugar Press collection.

Map of the irrigated farms north of Denver: tributary to the factories of the Great Western Sugar Co. can be found in Maps - Special Collection.

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