Aspen Historical Society
Found in 23 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Dick and Margaret (Miggs) Durrance discuss skiing during the 1930's through the 1950's around the United States, World and Aspen, Colorado. They describe how Alice Chair was the reason Women's sking in the states became competitive and the introduction of Friedl Pfeifer to Miggs and womens racing in the states. They talk about their role in the film and photography world of skiing, and how the films and documentaries were shot. They discuss their involvement in starting Alta ski area as well...
Dates: 1994 July 8; Digitization: 2006; Coverage: 1930-1960
Overview Interview of Mrs. Elizabeth Paepcke about the Wheeler/Stallard House in Aspen. She talks about what it looked like when she first saw it in the summer of 1945. She also discusses the changes she and Walter made to the house over the years.
Dates: 1986 July 7; Digitization: 2006; Coverage: 1935-1970
Overview In the interview, brothers Frank and John Dolinsek discuss their family history and their early childhood in Aspen, CO. The Dolinsek's discuss their school days in the 1920's and 30's: they kept busy with schoolwork and household chores, which included chopping wood and taking care of livestock. The bulk of the interview is made up of stories and encounters with various people who lived in Aspen including Hannibal Brown, Pan Handle Pete, and Groundhog Joe. Finally, the brothers voice their...
Dates: 1992 January 21; Digitization: 2006; Coverage: 1900-1992
Overview Friedl Pfeifer discusses his career and skiing history from early childhood in Austria to Sun Valley, Idaho to his eventual arrival in Aspen, Colorado. He compares skiing in Europe to America and Sun Valley to Aspen. He also describes what Aspen looked like when he first saw it in the early 1940's and then later when he came back after WWII. He also talks about his involvement in the Aspen Skiing Corporation and starting Buttermilk ski area.
Dates: 1994 July 21; Digitization: 2006; Coverage: 1911-1960s
Overview Gretl Uhl talks about her life from 1923 until 1995. She discusses her young family life in Germany including her introduction to the restaurant business and interest in skiing. Gretl also discusses her marriage to Sepp Uhl, her children, and their consequent move to Aspen, CO. In addition, Gretl converses on Aspen in the 50's and 60's. She describes her and Sepp's life as a ski instructor. Furthermore, Gretl discusses her restaurant: how she got interested in starting the restaurant,...
Dates: 1995 July 11; Digitization: 2006; Coverage: 1923-1995
Overview In this interview excerpt, Hildur Anderson discusses her teaching days. She recalls a story where a girl named Barbara jumps out of the window during a class. Anderson, however, paid no attention to the girl and just let her back into the classroom. The story exemplifies Anderson's teaching approach: letting the kids plan their own schedules and letting them decide what they want to do as long as it is agreeable with Anderson. Anderson also discusses how she taught grades one through eight...
Dates: 1991 September 12; Digitization: 2006; Coverage: 1900-1940