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Oral history of Ralph Openshaw, 1982

Identifier: MHM2005-027-026-1


Openshaw gives an account of life in Mesa, Arizona, where his family moved in 1902. Openshaw was one of the founders of the United Dairymen of Arizona, which helped establish the dairy industry in Arizona. He mentions some of the local businesses, and talks about recreation and the value of a dollar in earlier times. He also describes transportation and freight operations in Mesa in the early 20th century.


  • 1982
  • Digitization: 2006 March


Digital Repository

Oral history of Ralph Openshaw

Language of Materials

From the Collection: Materials in English, Spanish, and other languages.

Conditions Governing Access

Use or distribution of these materials must be approved by the Mesa Historical Society. All rights reserved.


1 items ; 27 minutes, 23 seconds

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Computer hardware: 3 Intel Celeron 1.8 GHz/224 MB RAM PCs manufactured by PowerSpec, each with a Firewire hard drive (2 manufactured by MicroNet, 1 by LaCie); M-Audio Delta Audiophile internal sound card; External Firewire hard drive; Analog to digital converter: Prism Sound Dream ADA-8XR, Prism Sound Dream AD-2; Analog playback equipment: Nakamichi Dragon, Nakamichi cassette deck 1; Operating system: Windows XP; Capture and editing software: Steinberg Wavelab 4.0; Formatting software: Sony Soundforge.


Transcript available



Repository Details

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