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Patricia J. Rettig


Head Archivist Library

Contact Info

Phone: (970) 491-1939   Office: Morgan Library Suite 202

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Areas of Interest

 History of Colorado's water


Ms. Rettig is the Head Archivist for the Water Resources Archive at the Colorado State University Libraries. She earned her Master of Library Science from the University of Maryland, College Park, and her B.A. in English from Wittenberg University. She has been with the Water Resources Archive since its beginning in 2001. Ms. Rettig works with individuals and organizations across the state to save historic documents related to Colorado's water resources. She assists students, faculty, and other researchers in using the archival collections. She also conducts extensive outreach--articles, exhibits, and presentations--to further the cause of preserving the state's water heritage. In June 2013, Ms. Rettig made a presentation about the Water Resources Archive at the 8th Water History Conference of the International Water History Association in Montpellier, France.