Charles A. Lory Diaries

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Charles A. Lory (1872-1969) was the fifth president of Colorado Agricultural College (now Colorado State University). From 1909 to 1940, Lory oversaw significant expansion of the college. He was involved with many local and national organizations, most of which focused on water use, agriculture, and higher education. Lory’s papers in the Colorado State University Archives document his professional activities and his personal life and family.

This collection contains Lory's diaries from the following years.

  • 1898-1899 - Finished undergraduate studies at Colorado Normal School (now University of Northern Colorado) and attended graduate school at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
  • 1913-1915, 1924, 1932 - Served as President of Colorado State (Fort Collins and Fort Lewis campuses). Entries are short and sparse for these years.
  • 1935-1939 - Served as President of Colorado State (Fort Collins and Fort Lewis campuses) and frequently traveled around the country for work for several national organizations, including the Reclamation Repayment Commission. Promoted the Colorado-Big Thompson Project.
  • 1940 - Finished service as President of Colorado State and celebrated retirement.
  • 1941-1945 - Worked for several local water organizations and the National Resources Planning Board. Wrote about World War II.
  • 1946-1951 - Lived at his Estes Park home, Lory hi, and served on several regional boards and committees, including the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District.
Only pages with handwritten text need to be transcribed, so blank pages are not included.

This project will run from May 4, 2020 through December 31, 2020. For more on the collection, see the CSU Archives finding aid and open access repository Mountain Scholar. For updates on the project please visit Featured Transcription Project on the CSU Libraries website.

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These pages provide transcription assistance. Please, do NOT transcribe them. You may also access this guide as a downloadable PDF file under the "About" tab.

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