The Resource Clifford Allen Betts papers, (manuscript)

Clifford Allen Betts papers, (manuscript)

Label
Clifford Allen Betts papers, 1830-1989
Title
Clifford Allen Betts papers
Inclusive dates
1830-1989
Creator
Contributor
Donor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Collection contains personal papers: correspondence, financial papers, genealogy, clippings and photographs; professional papers: correspondence, diaries and journals, organizations, subject files, clippings, photographs, publications, and awards. Photograph album (180) (87 photographic prints): views of the Moffat Tunnel under construction by the Denver & Salt Lake Railroad company with images of railroad employees include kitchen staff, construction workers, and managers; program; clippings (ca.1922-1927, 1979). Photograph album (249) (25 photographs prints): views of coal fields and mining near Coalmont, Jackson County, Colo., the Laramie, Hahn's Peak and Pacific Railroad, coal miners, veins of coal, automobiles, and a group of well dressed men, possibly investors. Some views are of Steamboat Springs in Routt County, Colo. (ca.1910-1920)
Action
Physical condition: many photographic prints are stained and /or fading.
Biographical or historical data
Born Norwalk, Conn. on September 12, 1889. Received a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin (1913) and Ph.D. from Yale University. Early in his professional career he held engineering positions in Norwalk and Bridgeport, Conn. Betts left the East to work as an engineer for the City of Portland, Ore., and then served for a short period as Chief Engineer of the Cummings-Moberly Lumber Company. In 1919 he joined the U. S. Forest Service in Denver, Colo., as an engineer on the Fraser River, Williams Fork and Blue River projects and later as the Office Engineer for the Moffat Tunnel Commission (1923-1928). Betts then joined the Bureau of Reclamation as engineer on the Owyhee Dam project (1928-1934). He subsequently held various positions with the U. S. Forest Service in Washington. D. C. After leaving government service in 1954 he joined the engineering firm of Alvord, Burdick and Howson before becoming an independent consultant in 1956. Betts was considered an expert on hydraulics. He died in Denver, Colo. in February 1982.
Cataloging source
DPL
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1889-1982
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Betts, Clifford A.
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Betts, Allen W.
  • Unknown
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  • Betts, Clifford A.
  • Denver and Salt Lake Railway Company
  • Laramie, Hahn's Peak, and Pacific Railway Company
  • Owyhee Project (U.S.)
  • Hydraulic engineers
  • Hydraulic engineering
  • Railroads
  • Railroad tunnels
  • Railroads
  • Railroads
  • Coal mines and mining
  • Automobiles
  • Moffat Tunnel (Colo.)
  • Colorado
Label
Clifford Allen Betts papers, (manuscript)
Instantiates
Note
  • Catalog record based on preliminary inventory
  • Collection contains former: C Photo Album 249; now OVPhBx1, (PAFI Album 249), C Photo Album 180; now OVPhBx2, (PAFI Album 180)
Extent
37 linear ft. (37 boxes), 1 audio-visual box, 3 oversize boxes, 7 oversize file folders, 2 oversize folios, 3 photo boxes
Governing access note
Contact Western History/Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library, Denver, Colorado
Immediate source of acquisition
  • Allen W. Betts;
  • Unknown donor;
System control number
  • (OCoLC)54004454
  • (OCoLC)ocm54004454
  • (OCoLC)548329
Label
Clifford Allen Betts papers, (manuscript)
Note
  • Catalog record based on preliminary inventory
  • Collection contains former: C Photo Album 249; now OVPhBx1, (PAFI Album 249), C Photo Album 180; now OVPhBx2, (PAFI Album 180)
Extent
37 linear ft. (37 boxes), 1 audio-visual box, 3 oversize boxes, 7 oversize file folders, 2 oversize folios, 3 photo boxes
Governing access note
Contact Western History/Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library, Denver, Colorado
Immediate source of acquisition
  • Allen W. Betts;
  • Unknown donor;
System control number
  • (OCoLC)54004454
  • (OCoLC)ocm54004454
  • (OCoLC)548329

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