Delph Carpenter Diaries

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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, 1922, and 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 diary in this project, for the year 1928, is entirely in Dot's hand.

This is a pilot project which will run from January 14, 2020 through April 30, 2020. For updates on the project, please see Featured Transcription Project on the CSU Libraries website.

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

2 pages: 0% transcribed
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Diary_pages_1914_01

21 pages: 19% transcribed, 5% needs review
Diary_pages_1914_02

Diary_pages_1914_02

11 pages: 9% transcribed, 18% needs review
Diary_pages_1914_03

Diary_pages_1914_03

27 pages: 15% transcribed
Diary_pages_1914_04

Diary_pages_1914_04

23 pages: 4% transcribed
Diary_pages_1914_05

Diary_pages_1914_05

15 pages: 0% transcribed, 20% needs review
Diary_pages_1914_06

Diary_pages_1914_06

20 pages: 0% transcribed
Diary_pages_1914_07

Diary_pages_1914_07

22 pages: 0% transcribed
Diary_pages_1914_08

Diary_pages_1914_08

11 pages: 0% transcribed
Diary_pages_1916_01

Diary_pages_1916_01

15 pages: 0% transcribed
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