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Banning-Lewis Ranches. 
Records, 1884-2001. [Bulk 1922-1973.] 
Collection Number: MSS 0098 
Size: 23.8 c.f. 

ABSTRACT:  Personal papers of Ruth Banning Lewis and her husband, Raymond Lewis, and business records from their livestock ranching operation, the Banning-Lewis Ranches. Correspondence, financial records, scrapbooks, clippings, photographs, and subject files, largely concerning the Lewis' raising of registered Hereford cattle, comprise the bulk of this collection. Also included are a small number of materials concerning Raymond's second wife, Carla Dines Lewis, and plans, staring in the 1980s, for the development of the ranch property. 

    Administrative History
    Scope and Content Note
    Arrangement
    Box and Folder List

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ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY:  Ruth Banning and Raymond W. "Pinkey" Lewis were married in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in September of 1921. Raymond was a cattle owner with property in Fowler and had graduated from Colorado College in 1914, where he was well-known for his athletic achievements. Ruth, a Colorado Springs native and 1915 graduate of Wellesley College, was the owner and operator of the Union Ice and Coal Company and the Banning Ranch, having taken over these businesses after the death of her parents and her brother. 

In January of 1922, Ruth Banning Lewis purchased ten prize-winning heifers from the National Western Stock Show in Denver. In 1924 she sold her ice and coal businesses to devote more time to cattle ranching, entering into a business partnership with her husband they called the Banning-Lewis Ranches. By 1927, Ruth and Raymond had moved their operation from the old Banning Ranch to property about ten miles east of Colorado Springs. During the next several years the Lewis' purchased numerous surrounding properties, eventually acquiring over 30,000 acres. 

The Lewis' were winning awards for their new line of registered Herefords by the mid 1920s. Banning-Lewis Ranches had the champion bull, Prince Domino 101st, at the American Hereford Association's Golden Jubilee Show in Kansas City in 1932 and at the Denver Western Stock Show in 1933. The Banning-Lewis line was known as Colorado Domino Type Herefords, and ranch owners from throughout the states and as far away as Hawaii and Mexico purchased Banning-Lewis cattle for their own breeding programs. The Lewis' also raised Thoroughbred horses at their ranch. Raymond Lewis played polo and participated in the War Department's Remount Horse Breeding Plan. Beginning in the 1930s the Lewis' were also involved in the Soil Conservation program. The Banning-Lewis Ranches had one of the most extensive and varied soil conservation practices of any ranch in the United States and in 1948 won the Colorado Soil Conservation program award. 

Ruth Banning Lewis was the first woman elected to the Board of the National American Hereford Association and she also served on the boards of several Colorado Springs organizations. She was one of the founding members of the Girl Scouts Council in Colorado Springs, was an organizer of the Pikes Peak Chapter of the American Red Cross Volunteer Nurse's Aid Corps, and was on the Board of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, the Drama League, and the Visiting Nurse's Association. In 1923, Ruth was elected to the Board of Education for District #11 and served as its president from 1927 until her resignation in 1934 and from 1943 to 1947 she served on the Colorado Springs City Council. 

In 1958 Ruth and Raymond Lewis sold their home on Nevada Avenue and took up permanent residence at the Broadmoor Hotel. Ruth Banning Lewis died there on November 19, 1962 following an extended illness. In 1967 Raymond married Carla Dines, widow of Thomas M. Dines, a Colorado Springs area business man and ranch owner. The Dines' had three sons, Lee, Thomas Jr. and Anselm. Raymond Lewis died in Colorado Springs on May 27, 1978. Carla Lewis later married Eugene H. Adams and lived for a time in Hawaii. She died March 19, 1994 in El Paso County. The Dines family still own several hundred acres of the original Banning-Lewis property. 

In 1962 Raymond Lewis had sold 15,000 acres of Banning Lewis Ranches property to the Steagall Corporation, with an option to purchase most of the rest of the ranch. Lawrence & Steagall defaulted on their loan and U. S. Steel Corporation took over ownership of the property, exercising the option to purchase the rest of the ranch following Raymond's death in 1979. By 1987 Mobil Oil owned the property and sold 23,000 acres to Aries Development, who called the property the Banning-Lewis Ranch. This land was annexed by the city of Colorado Springs in 1988. When Aries defaulted on his loans, the Resolution Trust Company took over ownership and the property has changed hands several times since. 

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SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE:  This collection has been divided into three record groups. Record Group I (1884-1988), by far the largest group, contains materials related to Ruth Banning Lewis and Raymond Lewis and their business, the Banning-Lewis Ranches. Record Group II (1950-1992) contains materials related to Raymond Lewis' second wife, Carla Dines, and her family. Record Group III (1980-2001) contains materials related to purchases and plans to develop the property once owned by the Lewis' and now known as the Banning-Lewis Ranch. 

Record Group I - Ruth Banning Lewis and Raymond Lewis / Banning-Lewis Ranches - has been divided into five series. Series I, Banning-Lewis Ranches History, consists of a single folder of clippings and articles about Ruth and Raymond Lewis and their registered Hereford operation. Series II, Raymond W. Lewis, is a single folder of Raymond Lewis' personal documents, including clippings about his parents. 

Series III, Ruth Banning Lewis, contains her personal papers and documents. This series has been divided into six subseries. Subseries 1 includes Ruth's father's business records and documents concerning her brother. Subseries 2 is a run of clippings about the personal and business activities of both Ruth and Raymond, and includes annual programs from the Broadmoor Polo Association as well as information about the Lewis' early ventures into raising Herefords. Subseries 3 is a clipping book of political editorials, primarily from Colorado Springs newspapers. Subseries 4 is a personal correspondence file, originally maintained in an alphabetically divided letterbook. Clippings and correspondence from Ruth's time on the Colorado Springs City Council make up subseries 5, and subseries 6 contains Ruth's personal diaries, many of which are five-year journals and contain only brief entries on each day. 

Series IV, Ranching and Livestock, has been divided into subseries by subject matter. Advertising files include samples of Banning-Lewis Ranches journal advertisements and Christmas calendars. Correspondence files contain years worth of letters to and from individuals across the country who were interested in purchasing or learning more about the Banning-Lewis Herefords. The arrangement of these files reflects their original order, so letters from the same correspondent might be found in each of the runs. Financial records include profit and loss statements for the Ranches as well as some general receipts from the 1930s and 1940s. Subject files contain information about the Lewis' cattle and horses, as well as general information about ranching. Cattle sale catalogs and livestock show programs from around the country, largely from the late 1940s and early 1950s, make up the majority of the Publications subseries. The Photograph files primarily contain photos of the Banning-Lewis Herefords and several of these files include breeding information. 

Record Group II, Carla Dines Lewis, is largely financial information concerning Raymond Lewis' second wife, Carla Dines, her previous husband Thomas Dines, and their three sons. The Dines' owned property in the Black Forest area known as the Pound Sterling Ranch and some files in this record group relate to it. Other files include information about property owned in Florida and Montana. 

Record Group III, Development Plans, includes published materials, clippings, and correspondence relating to the purchase, and plans for development, of the majority of the property once owned by Ruth and Raymond Lewis and now officially known as the Banning-Lewis Ranch. These records were compiled by Walter Dennis and were given to the library with the rest of the Banning-Lewis Ranches records. 

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ARRANGEMENT:  This collection has been arranged into three Record Groups. Record Group One has been further divided into series and subseries according to broad subject matter. Within subseries, the original order of folders has largely been retained, and is reflected in the various filing schemes. Where no order was apparent, the files were arranged alphabetically then chronologically. All photographs from this collection, other than those in the Ranching and Livestock subseries, were transferred to the Photo Archives. Newspaper clippings were photocopied onto acid-free paper. The majority of published materials, including several books, that were a part of this collection have been transferred to the published material portion of Special Collections.

    Record Group I: Ruth Banning Lewis and Raymond Lewis / Banning-Lewis Ranches 
        Series I: Banning-Lewis Ranches History 
        Series II: Raymond W. Lewis 
        Series III: Ruth Banning Lewis 
            Subseries 1: Early and Personal 
            Subseries 2: Clippings 
            Subseries 3: Clipping Scrapbook 
            Subseries 4: Correspondence 
            Subseries 5: City Council 
            Subseries 6: Diaries 
    Series IV: Ranching and Livestock 
            Subseries 1: Advertising 
            Subseries 2: Correspondence 
            Subseries 3: Financial 
            Subseries 4: Subject Files 
            Subseries 5: Publications 
            Subseries 6: Photographs 
            Subseries 7: Awards and Artifacts 

    Record Group II: Carla Dines Lewis 

    Record Group III: Development Plans 

RESTRICTIONS:  There are no access restrictions on the materials, and the collection is open to all members of the public. However, the researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming with the laws of libel, privacy, and copyright which may be involved in the use of this collection. 

PROCESSING:  This collection was processed, and a finding aid written, by Donna McCrea in Spring 2002. 

CITATION:  Banning-Lewis Ranches Records, 1884-2001. MSS 0098. Special Collections, Pikes Peak Library District. 

SUBJECT HEADINGS:  
   
Ruth Banning Lewis (1892-1962) 
    Raymond W. Lewis (1895-1978) 
    Banning-Lewis Ranches 
    Ord Ranch - Colorado 
    Broadmoor Polo Association 
    Beth-El School of Nursing 
    Soil Conservation Service - Colorado 
    Colorado Springs (Colo.) - City Council 
    Memorial Hospital (Colorado Springs, Colo.) 
    Public Health - Colorado - Colorado Springs 
    Beef Cattle - Colorado - Pikes Peak Region 
    Ranching - Colorado - Pikes Peak Region 
    Ranchers - Colorado - Pikes Peak Region 
    Cattle Trade - Colorado 
    Hereford Cattle - Colorado 
    Colorado Type Herefords 
    Mill Iron Ranches (Childress, Texas) 
    Hughes, Lafayette M. 
    Jimmy Camp (El Paso County)

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BOX AND FOLDER LIST:

RECORD GROUP I: RUTH BANNING LEWIS AND RAYMOND LEWIS / BANNING-LEWIS RANCHES

Series I: Banning-Lewis Ranches History

Banning-Lewis Ranches History

Box

Folder

Articles and Clippings, 1956-[1990] and undated

1

1


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Series II: Raymond W. Lewis

Raymond W. Lewis

Box

Folder

Personal, 1890-1969 and undated

1

2


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Series III: Ruth Banning Lewis

Subseries 1: Early and Personal

Box

Folder

City Council Correspondence, 1921

1

3

Clippings, 1914-1927 and undated

1

4

Colorado Springs High School, "Commencement Number of the Lever," 1910

1

5

Grand Champion Bull Dinner [American Royal, Kansas City], Menu, 1932

1

6

Hawaiian Vacation, 1925

1

7

"The Pupils of Prof. Frank A. Prior," Recital Program, 1902

1

8

Resolution of the Pike's Peak Commandery Asylum, Masonic Temple, 1916

1

9

Ruth Banning Lewis, Curricula Vitae, undated

1

10

Ruth Banning, School Papers, 1910

1

11

Scrapbook Pages, 1921-1924

1

12

Stationery, undated

1

13

Union Ice and Coal Company, Advertising, 1922 and undated

1

14

Union Ice and Coal Company, Asset Inventory, 1924

1

15

Union Ice and Coal Company, Sale Agreement, 1924

1

16

Union Ice and Coal Company, Statement of Cash Expenditures for Ranch Account, 1924

1

17

Wellesley College, 1912-1946

1

18

William M. Banning and Horace K. Devereux Lease Agreement, 1901

1

19

William M. Banning, "Certificate of Indebtedness," 1916

1

20

William M. Banning, Funeral Service, 1918

1

21

William M. Banning, School Papers, undated

1

22

W. M. Banning, "Bank Book," 1887

1

23

W. M. Banning, Bank Receipts, 1914

1

24


Subseries 2: Clippings

Box

Folder

'1898,' 1898

2

1

'1909,' 1909

2

2

'1910,' 1910

2

3

'1911,' 1911

2

4

'1914,' 1914

2

5

'1915,' 1914-1915

2

6

'1918,' 1916-1917 and undated

2

7

'1919,' 1919

2

8

'1921,' 1921

2

9

'1922,' 1922

2

10

'1923,' 1923

2

11

'1924,' 1924-1925

2

12

'1925,' 1925

2

13

'1926' Cattle, 1926

2

14

'1926' Personal, 1926

2

15

'1927' Cattle, 1927

2

16

'1927' Personal, 1927

2

17

'1928' Cattle, 1928

2

18

'1928' Personal, 1928

2

19

'1929,' 1929-1930

2

20

'1930' Cattle, 1930

2

21

'1930' Personal, 1930

2

22

'1931' Cattle, 1931

3

1

'1931' Personal, 1931

3

2

'1932,' Personal, 1932

3

3

'1932 Kansas City Royal Golden Jubilee,' 1932

3

4

'1933,' 1932-1933

3

5

'1934,' 1934

3

6

'1935,' 1935

3

7

'1936,' 1936

3

8

'1937,' 1937

3

9

'1938,' 1938-1939

3

10

'1939,' 1939

3

11

'1940,' 1940

3

12

'1941,' 1941

3

13

'1942,' 1942

3

14

'1943,' 1943

3

15

'1944,' 1944

3

16

'1945,' 1945

3

17

'1946,' 1944-1946

3

18

'1947,' 1947

3

19

'1948,' 1948

3

20

'1949,' 1949-1950

3

21

'1952,' 1951-1953

3

22

'1954,' 1954

3

23

'1955,' 1955

3

24

'1956,' 1956

3

25

'Clippings,' 1932-1951

3

26

'Clippings,' 1952-1958 and undated

3

27

'Dipping Vat Dip,' 1938-1940

3

28

'Girl Scouts,' 1918-1955

3

29

'Historical Colorado,' 1921-1959

3

30

Miscellaneous, 1948 and undated

4

1

'Old,' 1931-1936 and undated

4

2

'Ranch Tours,' 1942-1956 and undated

4

3

'Water,' 1955-1958

4

4

Broadmoor Polo Association, Day Sheets, 1929

4

5

Broadmoor Polo Association, Day Sheets, 1930

4

6

Broadmoor Polo Association, Day Sheets, 1931

4

7

Broadmoor Polo Association, Day Sheets, 1932-1936

4

8

Broadmoor Polo Association, Membership Card, 1935

4

9

Broadmoor Polo Association, Parking Pass, undated

4

10

Broadmoor Polo Association, "The Polo Annual," 1929

4

11

Broadmoor Polo Association, "Polo Annual," 1930

4

12

Broadmoor Polo Association, Polo Annual, 1932

4

13

Broadmoor Polo Association, Polo Annual, 1933

4

14

Broadmoor Polo Association, Polo Annual, 1934

4

15

Broadmoor Polo Association, Polo Annual, 1935

4

16

Central Colorado Fair, Premium List and Race Program, 1925

4

17

Colorado Springs High School, Commencement Exercises, 1924, 1929 and 1932

4

18

Colorado Springs Horse and Colt Show, Program, 1935

4

19


Subseries 3: Clipping Scrapbook

Box

Folder

Editorial Clippings Scrapbook, 1940-1941

44

 

Subseries 4: Correspondence

Box

Folder

A, 1943

4

20

B, 1943

4

21

C, 1943

4

22

D, 1943

4

23

E, 1943

4

24

F, 1943

4

25

G, 1943

4

26

H, 1943

4

27

I-J, 1943

4

28

K, 1943

4

29

L, 1943

4

30

M, 1942-1944

5

1

N-O, 1943

5

2

P-Q, 1943

5

3

R, 1942-1944

5

4

S, 1941-1943

5

5

T, 1943

5

6

U-V, 1943

5

7

W, 1942-1943

5

8

Y-Z, undated

5

9


Subseries 5: City Council

Box

Folder

Bulletin for Practical Nurses Training Program, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1949

5

10

Clippings, 1943

5

11

Clippings, 1944

5

12

Clippings, 1945

5

13

Clippings, 1946

5

14

Clippings, 1947

5

15

Clippings, 1948

5

16

Clippings, January June, 1949

5

17

Clippings, July September, 1949

5

18

Clippings, undated

5

19

Correspondence, 1943-1947

5

20

Correspondence, 1948

5

21

Correspondence, 1949 and undated

5

22

'Evaluation of the Beth-El School of Nursing,' 1948-1949

6

1

General Municipal Election City of Colorado Springs, Ephemera, 1943

6

2

General Municipal Election City of Colorado Springs, Ephemera, 1945

6

3

General Municipal Election City of Colorado Springs, Ephemera, 1947

6

4

Memorial Hospital Bulletins and Reports, 1948-1949

6

5

Miscellaneous Memos and Reports, 1943-1949

6

6

Radio Address, 1943 and undated

6

7

"Report of Colorado Springs Classification and Pay Plans with Proposed Salary Ordinance and Related Pay Data," [1948?]

6

8

"Report of Committee Appointed by the City Council of Colorado Springs by Resolution Adopted April 26, 1949," [Memorial Hospital and the Beth-El School of Nursing], 1949

6

9

"Report on Public Health Facilities in El Paso County, Colorado," 1944

6

10

"Report to Mayor and City Council of Colorado Springs on Nob Hill Annexation," 1948

6

11

"A Survey of Colorado Springs and El Paso County Public Health Organization and Services: Colorado Springs Memorial Hospital: Nursing Service in the Memorial Hospital and the Beth El School of Nursing," 1949

6

12


Subseries 6: Diaries

Box

Folder

Diaries, 1922-1927

6

13

Diary, 1928-1932

6

14

Diary, 1933

7

1

Diaries, 1934-1935

7

2

Diaries, 1936-1937

7

3

Diaries, 1938-1939

7

4

Diary, 1940-1944

8

1

Diary, 1945-1949

8

2

Diary, 1950-1954

8

3


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Series IV: Ranching and Livestock

Subseries 1: Advertising

Box

Folder

'1931,' 1931 and undated

9

1

'1939,' 1939 and undated

9

2

'1946,' 1946

9

3

'1948,' undated

9

4

'Advertising, 1947,' 1946-1971

9

5

'Christmas Card Samples, 1918-1930,' 1919-1929, 1942 and 1947

9

6

'Colorado Hereford Assn.,' 1950

9

7

'Denver Show 1968,' 1967-1968

9

8

'Mailing List 1955, 1955-1957

9

9

Miscellaneous, 1947 and [1968?]

9

10

'Miscellaneous Copy Suggestions,' 1930-1961 and undated

9

11

'Samples of our Advertising Calendars,' 1944-1948

9

12

Oversized Materials (Posters, Flyers, etc.)

57

 

Scrapbook, 1922-1940

45

 

Scrapbook, 1941-1946

45

 

Scrapbook, 1947

46

 

Scrapbook, 1948

46

 

Scrapbook, 1949-1950

47

 

Scrapbook, 1951-1953

47

 

Scrapbook, 1954-1955

48

 

Scrapbook, 1956-1958

49

 

Subseries 2: Correspondence - File One

Box

Folder

'Letters Answered,' 1929

10

1

'Letters Answered,' 1931

10

2

'Letters Answered,' January February, 1932

10

3

'Letters Answered,' March June, 1932

10

4

'Letters Answered,' July October, 1932

10

5

'Letters Answered,' November December, 1932

10

6

'Letters Answered,' 1933

10

7

'Letters Answered,' undated

10

8

'Letters Received,' 1931

10

9

'Letters Received,' January February, 1932

10

10

'Letters Received,' October December, 1932

10

11

'Letters Received,' January July, 1933

10

12

'Letters Received,' August December, 1933

10

13

'Letters Received,' January June, 1934

10

14

'Letters Received,' July August, 1934

10

15

'Letters Received,' September December, 1934

10

16

'Letters Received,' 1935 and undated

10

17


Subseries 2: Correspondence - File 2

Box

Folder

B, 1937-1951

10

18

C, 1939-1951

10

19

D, 1942-1950

11

1

E, 1942-1949

11

2

F, 1943-1951

11

3

G, 1934-1948

11

4

H, 1937-1951

11

5

'Hawley' [John B. Hawley, Northern Ordnance Incorporated / Northern Pump Company], 1951-1952

11

6

'Hawley' [John B. Hawley, Northern Ordnance Incorporated / Northern Pump Company], 1952-1955

11

7

'Henry, Dr. P. R.' [Veterinary Expenses], 1955

11

8

'Henry, Dr. P. R.' [Veterinary Expenses], 1956

11

9

'Henry, Dr. P. R.' [Veterinary Expenses], 1957

12

1

'Henry, Dr. P. R.' [Veterinary Expenses], 1958

12

2

'Hughes' [Lafayette M. Hughes, William E. Hughes, Mill Iron Hereford Ranches], 1939-1948

12

3

'Hughes' [Lafayette M. Hughes, William E. Hughes, Mill Iron Hereford Ranches], 1950-1954

12

4

J, 1943-1948

12

5

K, 1940-1949

12

6

L, 1939-1950

12

7

'Raymond W. Lewis Personal,' 1937-1945

12

8

M, 1939-1950

12

9

M, 1943-1951

13

1

Mc, 1939-1951

13

2

'Moseley,' 1938-1939

13

3

N, 1939-1945

13

4

O, 1939-1944

13

5

P, 1938-1951

13

6

R, 1937-1947

13

7

S, 1939-1951

13

8

'Selective Service, U.S.A.,' 1943-1945

13

9

T, 1943-1950

13

10

T, 1939-1949

13

11

T, 1941-1946

13

12

V, 1940-1948

14

1

W, 1941-1951

14

2

X-Y-Z, 1940-1950

14

3


Subseries 2: Correspondence File 3

Box

Folder

A, 1950-1964

14

4

B, 1945-1964

14

5

C, 1947-1964

14

6

C, 1945-1958

14

7

D, 1939-1963

14

8

E, 1947-1961

14

9

F, 1948-1963

14

10

G, 1930-1964

14

11

H, 1950-1963

14

12

H, 1946-1957

14

13

'Hughes' [Lafayette M. Hughes], 1954-1956

15

1

I, 1947-1960

15

2

J, 1949-1962

15

3

K, 1946-1964

15

4

L, 1945-1963

15

5

M, 1947-1963

15

6

M, 1948-1960

15

7

Mc, 1946-1954

15

8

N, 1948-1962

15

9

O, 1947-1963

15

10

P, 1946-1964

15

11

P, 1947-1954

15

12

Q, 1947

15

13

R, 1938-1964

15

14

S, 1946-1964

15

15

T, 1945-1963

15

16

T, 1946-1957

16

1

U, 1936-1956

16

2

V, 1949-1955

16

3

W, 1950-1964

16

4

W, 1946-1956

16

5

X-Y-Z, 1945-1963

16

6


Subseries 2: Correspondence - Men's BBQ

Box

Folder

'Barbecue Lists,' 1946-1953

16

7

'Barbecue Lists,' 1954-1955

16

8

'Barbecue Lists,' 1956-1957

16

9

'Barbecue Lists,' 1958-1960

16

10

'Barbecue Work List,' 1964

16

11

'Men's BBQ Final Work List,' 1965

16

12

'Men's BBQ,' 1966

16

13

'Men's BBQ,' 1967

16

14

'Men's BBQ,' Correspondence, 1967

16

15

'Men's BBQ,' 1968

16

16

Men's BBQ 'Regrets,' 1968

17

1

'Men's BBQ,' 1969

17

2

Men's BBQ 'Thank You's,' 1969

17

3

'Men's Barbecue,' 1971

17

4

'Men's Barbecue List,' 1972

17

5

'BBQ Regrets,' 1972

17

6

Men's Barbecue '1973,' undated

17

7

'Barbecue Invitations,' undated

17

8


Subseries 2: Correspondence Miscellaneous

Box

Folder

Correspondence, 1951-1952

17

9

Correspondence, 1956-1957

17

10

Correspondence, 1958-1959

17

11

Correspondence and Notes [Ruth Banning Lewis'], 1943-1957 and undated

17

12

Invoices, Notes and Business Cards, 1955-1957 and undated

17

13


Subseries 3: Financial Records

Box

Folder

Balance Sheet and Profit and Loss Statement, 1924

18

1

Balance Sheet and Profit and Loss Statement,1925-1926

18

2

Balance Sheet and Profit and Loss Statement, 1930

18

3

Balance Sheet and Profit and Loss Statement, 1931

18

4

Balance Sheet and Profit and Loss Statement, 1933

18

5

Balance Sheet and Profit and Loss Statement, 1934

18

6

Balance Sheet and Profit and Loss Statement, 1935

18

7

Balance Sheet and Profit and Loss Statement, 1938

18

8

Balance Sheet and Profit and Loss Statement, 1939

18

9

Balance Sheet and Profit and Loss Statement, 1940-1941

18

10

Balance Sheet and Profit and Loss Statement, 1941

18

11

Balance Sheet and Profit and Loss Statement, 1942

18

12

Balance Sheet and Profit and Loss Statement, 1943-1944

18

13

Balance Sheet and Profit and Loss Statement, 1945

18

14

Balance Sheet and Profit and Loss Statement, 1946

18

15

Balance Sheet and Profit and Loss Statement, 1947

18

16

Balance Sheet and Profit and Loss Statement, 1948

18

17

Balance Sheet and Profit and Loss Statement, 1949

18

18

Balance Sheet and Profit and Loss Statement, 1950

18

19

Expense Notebook, 1950-1979

18

20

Inventories, 1931-1937

18

21

Statement of Show Premiums, 1933

18

22

Department of Commerce Bureau of the Census, Farm and Ranch Schedule, 1940

18

23


Subseries 3: Financial Records Receipts

Box

Folder

'Buildings and Grounds,' 1936-1938

18

24

A, 1937

19

1

B, 1937

19

2

C, 1937

19

3

D, 1937

19

4

E-F-G, 1937

19

5

H-I-J, 1937

19

6

K-L, 1937

19

7

M, 1937

19

8

N-O, 1937

19

9

P-Q-R, 1937

19

10

S, 1936-1937

19

11

T-U-V, 1937

19

12

W, 1937

19

13

Y-Z, 1937

19

14

Unfiled, 1937

19

15

'General,' 1941

20

1

'General,' 1940-1941

20

2

'General,' 1941-1942

20

3

'Repairs and Renewals,' 1940-1942

20

4

'Repairs and Renewals,'1941-1942

20

5

'Repairs and Renewals,' 1941

20

6

A, 1942

21

1

B, 1942-1943

21

2

C, 1942-1943

21

3

D, 1942

21

4

E, 1942-1943

21

5

F, 1942-1943

21

6

G, 1941-1942

21

7

H, 1942

21

8

I-J, 1942

21

9

K, 1943

21

10

L, 1942

21

11

M, 1942

21

12

N-O, 1942

21

13

P-Q, 1942

21

14

R, 1942-1943

21

15

S, 1942-1943

21

16

T-U-V, 1942-1943

21

17

W-X-Y-Z, 1942

21

18


 

Subseries 4: Subject Files Herefords

Box

Folder

'American Hereford Journal Articles on Hereford Breeding,' 1932-1947

22

1

American Hereford Cattle Breeders Association, Stock Certificate, 1927

22

2

'Banning Lewis Ranches Registered Herefords,' Poster, undated

22

3

'Guest Book, November 4, 1939,' 1939

22

4

'Herd Sire Extensions,' [1947?]

22

5

'Hereford Association,' 1924-1940

22

6

'Hereford Association Old,' 1940-1942

22

7

'Hereford Association Old,' 1943-1944

22

8

'Hereford Association Old,' 1945-1947

22

9

List of Cattle by State, undated

22

10

'Record of Show Herd,' 1932-1933

22

11

'Show String,' 1943-1944

22

12

Signature Book, 1939

23

1


Subseries 4: Subject Files Horses

Box

Folder

'Application Blanks,' 1942-1945

24

1

'Applications for Registration,' 1934-1947

24

2

'Colt Certificates,' 1930-1947

24

3

'Filly Certificates,' 1931-1947

24

4

'General Lists, etc. Mares Used as Dams,' 1915-1943

24

5

'Gestation Tables,' 1937 and undated

24

6

'Jockey Club Correspondence,' 1930-1948

24

7

'Jockey Club Regulations, 1945-1947 and undated

24

8

'Preliminary Description of Colts,' 1930-1947

24

9

'Stallion Pedigrees, etc.'1926-1937 and undated

24

10


Subseries 4: Subject Files General File 1

Box

Folder

'1951 Bulls Sold,' undated

25

1

Banning-Lewis Ranches Envelopes, undated

25

2

"Bell" Cattle, undated

25

3

'Cattleman's Association Colorado,' 1951

25

4

'Clippings Soil Conservation Service,' 1935-1948

25

5

'Hogs,' 1925 and 1943

25

6

'Holstein Association,' 1943 and 1951

25

7

'Horses,' 1931-1950

25

8

'Horses Remount Breeding,' 1929-1946

25

9

'Horses Shows and Races,' 1936-1955

25

10

'Horses Shows and Races,' 1944-1945

25

11

'Labels Mailing,' undated

25

12

'Lewis Iris Gardens Design and Catalogue,' 1952

25

13

'Licenses,' 1936-1945

25

14

'Measurement Methods,' undated

25

15

'Medical,' 1949 and undated

25

16

"Notice of Construction of Livestock Water Tank," 1941

25

17

'Oil,' 1946-1954

25

18

'Options,' 1961

25

19

'Real Estate License, 1929-1937

25

20

"A Resume of the 1957 Calf Crop," undated

25

21

'Rural Electric Association,' 1941

25

22

'Sheep,' 1941-1955

25

23

'Wild Life,' 1940-1947

25

24


Subseries 4: Subject Files General File 2

Box

Folder

Agreement of Purchase and Sale Between the Lewis' and the City of Colorado Springs, 1955

26

1

'Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service ASCS,' 1967-1976

26

2

'American Hereford Association,' 1965-1970

26

3

'American Hereford Association Bull Permits: Artificial Insemination, Blood Typing,' 1966-1970

26

4

'Brands,' 1970

26

5

'Breeding Information,' 1958

26

6

'The Breeding Record,' [1968?]

26

7

'Cattle Brands,' 1913-[1958?]

26

8

Cattle in Sale, [1969]

26

9

'Clubs,' 1944-1978

26

10

'Fences,' 1962-1963

26

11

'House Furniture Valuation,' 1969

26

12

'Inquiry's,' 1963-1970

26

13

'Karl Schakel 91 Ranch Corp.,' 1968-1969

26

14

'Lance Crittenden Completed 1967,' 1963-1967

26

15

'Lease Public Service Company of Colorado,' 1974-1975

26

16

'Maps,' 1950-1973

26

17

'Mill Iron Ranches,' 1963-1964

27

1

Miscellaneous, 1956-1972 and undated

27

2

'Melvin O. Weber vs. Banning-Lewis Ranches Depositions and Exhibits,' 1968

27

3

Mountain State Telephone Right of Way Agreement, 1967

27

4

National Live Stock Tax Committee, 1959

27

5

'Owner's Manuals Farm Machinery,' 1955 and undated

27

6

'Purchases,' 1971

27

7

'Robert C. Norris on Contract,' 1965-1969

27

8

'Robert C. Norris T-Cross Ranch,' 1966-1977

27

9

'Roland Taylor Beaver Creek Rch.' 1964-1965

28

1

'Rolofson Animal Clinic,' 1964

28

2

Safety Cybernetics System Fire Alarm and Purchasing System, 1974-1975

28

3

'Suspense Gov. Calves,' 1958

28

4

'T Cross Ranches Sale,' 1969

28

5

'T. D. Ranch Company,' 1963-1965

28

6

Water, 1954-1958

28

7


Subseries 4: Subject Files General File 3

Box

Folder

'1978,' 1977-1979

28

8

Account of Raymond W. Lewis Residuary Trust, 1980-1983

28

9

'Advertising,' 1978-1979

28

10

Cattle Grazing Lease, 1976

28

11

Certificates of Registration for Cattle, 1977-1979

28

12

Colorado Springs Land Holding Company, 1965-1979

28

13

Correspondence, 1979

28

14

Ground Water and Wells, 1984-1988

28

15

Map, 1981

28

16

Raymond W. Lewis Estate, Banning-Lewis Cattle Inventory, 1978

28

17

Raymond W. Lewis Will, 1978

28

18

'Sam Donald 2454 Bull Purchased 11-20-76,' 1976-1979

28

19

Settlement Agreement, 1979

28

20


Subseries 5: Publications

Box

Folder

American Royal Show (Kansas City, Missouri), Royal Herefords, 1923 and 1928

29

1

American Royal Livestock Show, Catalog of Entries, 1932 and 1948

29

2

Grand National Livestock Exhibition (San Francisco, California), 1946

29

3

Miscellaneous, 1941-1946

29

4

Miscellaneous, undated

29

5

National Western Stock Show (Denver, Colorado), Catalog of Entries, 1947 and 1951

29

6

National Western Stock Show, Hereford Sale, 1947 and 1949

29

7

National Western Stock Show, Premium List, 1947-1952

30

1

Ogden Livestock Show (Ogden, Utah), Premium List, 1947

30

2

Sale Catalogs California, [1946?]-1949

30

3

Sale Catalogs Colorado, 1923-1928

30

4

Sale Catalogs Colorado, 1946-1947

30

5

Sale Catalogs Colorado, 1948-1949

30

6

Sale Catalogs Colorado, 1950-1951

30

7

Sale Catalogs Colorado, Banning-Lewis Ranches, 1939

30

8

Sale Catalogs Colorado, Banning-Lewis Ranches, 1947

31

1

Sale Catalogs Colorado, Banning-Lewis Ranches, 1981

31

2

Sale Catalogs Colorado, Colorado Hereford Association, 1951, 1961 and 1964

31

3

Sale Catalogs Colorado, Pikes Peak Cattlegrowers, 1952

31

4

Sale Catalogs Colorado, Pikes Peak Hereford Association, 1946

31

5

Sale Catalogs Colorado, T-Cross Ranches, 1969

31

6

Sale Catalogs Idaho, 1947

31

7

Sale Catalogs Illinois, 1947-1948

31

8

Sale Catalogs Kansas, 1948

31

9

Sale Catalogs Kentucky, 1948-1952

31

10

Sale Catalogs Louisiana, 1947

31

11

Sale Catalogs Maryland, 1951-1956

31

12

Sale Catalogs Michigan, 1947

31

13

Sale Catalogs Mississippi, 1949-1950

31

14

Sale Catalogs Missouri, [192?]

31

15

Sale Catalogs Missouri, 1947

31

17

Sale Catalogs Nebraska, 1948 and undated

31

18

Sale Catalogs Ohio, 1948-1950

32

1

Sale Catalogs Oklahoma, 1951 and undated

32

2

Sale Catalogs South Dakota, 1951

32

3

Sale Catalogs Tennessee, 1946-1953 and undated

32

4

Sale Catalogs Texas, 1947-1948 and undated

32

5

Sale Catalogs Utah, 1952

32

6

Sale Catalogs Virginia, 1951

32

7

Sale Catalogs West Virginia, 1948-1950

32

8

Sale Catalogs Wyoming, 1948-1949 and undated

32

9

The American Hereford Journal, Jozef Bakos' Painting of Colorado Domino M70th on Cover, 1947

33

1

The Cattlemen, Jozef Bakos' 'Hereford Heifers' on Cover, 1950

33

2

Facts about Mill Iron Ranches and Cattle, 1951

33

3


Subseries 6: Photographs File 1

Box

Folder

'1929,' 1927-1930 and undated

34

1

'1929,' 1929

34

2

"June 1929," 1929

34

3

"Fall of 1929," 1929

34

4

'1930,' 1930

34

5

'Bulls Fall 1930, Douglass Ranch,' [1930]

34

6

'1931,' 1931-1932

34

7

'1932,' 1932

34

8

'1934,' 1934

34

9

'1935 Soil Conservation Service,' 1935

34

10

1936, 1936 and undated

34

11

'1937,' 1937

34

12

'1938,' 1938

34

13

1939, 1939

34

14

'1939 Horses and Polo,' 1937-1939

34

15

'1939' 'Miscellaneous' [Photographs by H. L. Standley], undated

34

16

'1939' 'Sale Day, November 4, 1939' [includes photographs by H. L. Standley], 1939

35

1

'1940,' 1939-1940

35

2

'Bell Pasture August 1940,' 1940

35

3

'1941,' 1941

35

4

'1942,' 1942 and undated

35

5

'1944,' 1944

35

6

'1946,' 1946

35

7

Belden, 1946

35

8

'Belden, Spring 1946,' 1946

35

9

'1947 Belden,' [1947]

35

10

'1947' 'Sale Catalogue Prints, Southwestern Engraving Company,' 1947

35

11

'1947 Sale Pictures,' 1946-1947

36

1

'1947 Sale Pictures,' 1947

36

2

1947 Sale Pictures by Standley Photographers, [1947]

36

3

'Belden Groups at Ord,' 1947

36

4

'Chandler, July 1947, At Ord For Sale Ads and Catalogue,' 1947

36

5

'Trail's End Ranch Pictures, Wm White, Sept 1947, By Ray Lees,' [1947?]

36

6

'1948,' 1947

36

7

'1949,' 1949

36

8

'1950,' 1950

36

9

'1950 Ord,' 1950

36

10

'1950 SCS [Soil Conservation Service] 1,' 1937-1950

36

11

Cover of The Cattleman with Joseph Bakos' "Hereford Heifers," 1950

36

12

'Milky Way 1950,' undated

36

13

Photographs, 1950 and undated

36

14

Photographs of Bulls, 1950-1960 and undated

37

1

'1951,' 1951

37

2

'Horses,' 1951 and undated

37

3

'Print of Heifer Portrait by Bakos,' 1951

37

4

'Pictures at Jimmy Camp Bluff by Ned McCrossin,' 1952

37

5

'1953,' 1953

37

6

'1953-1954,' 1953-1957

37

7

'1953-1954,' undated

37

8

'1955,' 1955-1957 and undated

37

9

'1955,' Colorado Domino C. 18th, Print of Bakos Painting, undated

37

10

'1957-1958,' 1957 and undated

37

11

'1959-1960,' Photographs, 1932-1946 and undated

37

12


Subseries 6: Photographs File 2

Box

Folder

'Belle Dominator,' 1927 and undated

38

1

'Bulls Sold,' 1929-1947 and undated

38

2

'Calendars Samples,' 1955-1956

38

3

'Colorado Domino E-10,' 1939-1947

38

4

Colorado Domino E-10, undated

38

5

'Colorado Domino 157,' 1936

38

6

'Colorado Domino 159,' 1936-1939

38

7

'Colorado Domino 166,' undated

38

8

'Colorado Domino 198,' 1936 and undated

38

9

'Colorado Domino 236,' 1942 and 1954

38

10

'Colorado Domino 237,' [1942]

38

11

Colorado Domino 'V247, Bull Hurt,' undated

38

12

'Colorado Domino 697,' undated

38

13

'D,' 1942

38

14

'Dandy Domino 2,' undated

38

15

'Dandy Domino 98,' 1935 and undated

38

16

'Dominator,' 1923 and undated

38

17

'Dominator 85,' 1929-1932

38

18

'E179,' [1946?]

38

19

'E303,' 1943 and undated

38

20

'Colorado Domino F288,' [1942?]

38

21

'Foreign Bulls,' 1948 and undated

38

22

'Heads Miscellaneous,' undated

38

23

'Introductions,' undated

38

24

Inventories, Ranch Houses, 1942

38

25

'Colorado Domino K339,' 1943

38

26

'Mill Iron 1947,' 1946-1947

38

27

'Colorado Mischief 125,' undated

38

28

'Mischief Mixer 28,' undated

38

29

'Monkey' Colorado C18, undated

38

30

'Old Cattle Pictures and New,' 1933

38

31

'Old Cattle Pictures and New,' 1939 and undated

38

32

'Old Cattle Pictures and New,' undated

38

33

'Old Cattle Pictures and New,' undated

39

1

'Old Cattle Pictures and New,' undated

39

2

'Old Cattle Pictures and New,' Advertisements, 1923-1937 and undated

39

3

'Old Cattle Pictures and New' [Photographs by H. L. Standley], undated

39

4

'Old Pictures Early Twenties,' 1921 and undated

39

5

'Old Pictures Early Twenties,' [1932?]

39

6

'Old Pictures Early Twenties,' undated

39

7

'Old Pictures Early Twenties,' 'Central Colorado Fair,' undated

39

8

'Old Pictures Early Twenties,' 'Windmill Gulch,' 1922

39

9

'Old Snapshots,' 1924 and undated

39

10

'Prince Domino 101,' 1931-1932

39

11

'Princess Domino 57,' undated

39

12

'V. V. Cooke' [VelVa Haven Farms], [1955]

39

13


Subseries 7: Awards and Artifacts

Box

Soil Conservation Award, Plaque, 1948

50

Hereford Heritage Hall [Raymond Lewis], Plaque, 1983

50

Hereford Heritage Hall [Ruth Banning Lewis], Plaque, 1983

50

Colorado Cattlemen's Association, Membership, 1950, 1977 and 1979

50

Press Plate, undated

50

Feedlot and Carcass Register of Merit Certificates, 1974-1978

50

Handkerchiefs from Worlds Fair (three), [1893]

51

Handkerchief Embroidered with "Willie," undated

51

'Golden Floral Album' of Emma Tull Lewis, [1884]

51

William Banning's Hat

52

Raymond Lewis' Briefcase

52

Rawhide Riata

52

Ribbons

53

Ribbons

54

Ribbons

55

Banner 'Banning-Lewis Ranches'

58

Sign 'Banning-Lewis Herefords'

58

Sign 'Champion Hereford Bull'

58

Sign 'Dominator (Formerly Blayney's Domino)'

58


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RECORD GROUP II: CARLA DINES LEWIS

Carla Dines Lewis

Box

Folder

American Kennel Club, 1958-1962

40

1

Black Forest Glider Port, 1970

40

2

'Bruns Oil,' 1965-1973

40

3

Carla W. Lewis Tax Items, 1974-1981

40

4

Carla W. Lewis Will, 1994

40

5

'Citrus Groves,' 1966-1967

40

6

Colorado Inheritance Tax Application, [1967]

40

7

Colouray Corporation Banning-Lewis Ranches, 1981-1982

40

8

Correspondence, 1966-1974

40

9

Correspondence Miscellaneous, 1963-1993

40

10

'CWL B #6/8480,' 1966-1971

40

11

Donna Dines and Andrew W. Cruse, 1966-1972

40

12

'Estate TMD 11/8428,' 1967-1970

40

13

Family Trust File, 1956-1964

40

14

Frances Allen Dines Estate, 1956

40

15

Insurance Correspondence, 1967-1973

40

16

'Lee Worsham Jones,' 1967-1969

40

17

'Legal Documents,' 1950-1974

41

1

'Magnum Litigation,' 1967-1970

41

2

'Maui Tiki' Condominium Hawaii, 1971-1993

41

3

May Easley Worsham Power of Attorney, 1954

41

4

'Miscellaneous Papers TMD Estate,' 1966-1970

41

5

'Mountain Securities Corporation,' 1966-1970

41

6

Orville L. Dines Estate, 1953-1954

41

7

'Probate Court Reports,' 1966-1967

41

8

'Pound Sterling Ranch Application for Water Rights,' 1972

41

9

Pound Sterling Ranch / Dines Family Expense Notebook, 1959-1975

41

10

Pound Sterling Ranch Grazing Lease, 1986

41

11

'Pound Sterling Ranch Map,' 1974

41

12

'Sale of T.D. Ranch, Custer County, Montana, April 4, 1967,' 1967

41

13

'Stan Glover,' 1966

41

14

'T-D Ranch, Locate, Montana,' 1966-1967

42

1

Thomas A. Dines Grandchildren's Trust, 1966-1971

42

2

Thomas M. Dines Last Will and Testament, 1964

42

3

Thomas M. Dines Life Insurance Trust, 1966-1973

42

4

'TMD-A #6/7892,' 1967-1969

42

5

'TMD Estate,' 1964-1969

42

6

'TMD Estate Correspondence,' 1966

42

7

'TMD Estate' Probate Court Reports, 1966-1970

42

8

Villa Sierra Land Tax Fund, 1980

42

9


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RECORD GROUP III: Development Plans

Development Plans

Box

Folder

Annexation Agreement, 1988

43

1

Aries Properties, "Banning-Lewis Ranch Planning Association Newsletter," 1988

43

2

Aries Properties, Decal, undated

43

3

Aries Properties, "Design Guidelines," 1987

43

4

Aries Properties, "Master Plan," 1987

43

5

Aries Properties, "Master Plan Supplement," 1987

43

6

Aries Properties, "Residential and Non-Residential Product Prototype Examples," undated

43

7

Aries Properties, "The Banning-Lewis Ranch in the City of Colorado Springs," undated

43

8

Clippings, 1980-1991 and undated

43

9

Correspondence, 1985-2001

43

10

Newfield Enterprises International, Announcements, 1993

43

11

Southwest Harvard-Fuller, Property Sale Information, 1992 and undated

43

12

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