Papers of Louis G. Carpenter 1892-1910


Papers of Louis G. Carpenter 1892-1910

Louis G. Carpenter (1861-1935), irrigation engineer, was appointed professor and head of engineering and physics at the Colorado Agricultural College in 1888. He became director of the Colorado Experiment Station at that institution in 1899. Carpenter remained at the College until 1911. Carpenter initiated the first systematic instruction in irrigation engineering, consulted widely on irrigation and hydraulic construction projects, and was also consulted for his expertise in water law. The Carpenter papers consists primarily of correspondence, most reflecting issues of the department and Experiment Station, including construction of the new Civil and Irrigation Engineering building, controversy concerning the focus of the institution as a school to train farmers or as a university, student grades, letters of recommendation and coursework, and the field school sponsored by the department.

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Carpenter, L. G. (Louis George), 1861-1935 (person)

Louis G. Carpenter, irrigation and consulting engineer, arrived in Colorado from Michigan in 1888 to serve as professor of Engineering and Physics at the Colorado Agricultural College.His instruction in irrigation engineering was the first systematic coursework on that subject and in 1890 Irrigation Engineering became the College's fourth major. In 1899 Carpenter was appointed director of the Colorado Experiment Station. He investigated irrigation systems in the United States and Europe and beca...

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