Papers of Louis G. Carpenter, 1892-1910.


Papers of Louis G. Carpenter, 1892-1910.

The Papers of Louis G. Carpenter consists primarily of routine correspondence dated 1900-1910, and some lantern slides dating to 1892, primarily depicting the Zola Dam in France. Carpenter's role as professor and chair is reflected in the letters concerning students, including letters of inquiry about the department, letters of recommendation, grade reports, and courses offered in the department. Included as well is some correspondence regarding field surveys carried out under Carpenter's direction. As director of the Colorado Experiment Station, he received requests for information and publications from the Station, and this is reflected in the correspondence. The controversy about the focus of the college includes solicitation of information from other agricultural colleges as well as letters seeking support for his position that the College be more than a training school for farmers.

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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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