Delph Carpenter Diaries



The "Father of Interstate River Compacts," Delph E. Carpenter (1877-1951) served the state of Colorado as a lawyer, state senator, and river commissioner. He wrote, negotiated, and promoted the Colorado River Compact, among others, following his service as lead counsel in the Wyoming vs. Colorado suit. Carpenter's papers in the Colorado State University Water Resources Archive document these and other professional activities (including cattle breeding), as well as his personal life and family.

This From the Page collection contains Carpenter's diaries from 1914, 1916, and 1921-1928. Only pages with handwritten text need to be transcribed; thus the pages for August, November, and December 1922, which are blank, are not included here.

Due to Carpenter's failing health, his wife Ann Michaela Carpenter (1878-1980), known as Dot, began assisting him with his diaries by mid-June 1922. The fourth and fifth diaries in this project, for the years 1927 and 1928, are entirely in Dot's hand.

This was a pilot project that ran from January 14, 2020 through April 30, 2020. For updates on the project, please see Featured Transcription Project on the CSU Libraries website.



This is a handwriting cheat sheet. Please do not transcribe it!

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