Oral History Interview with Mary Coen, 1986
Mary Coen discusses the life and work of author, anthropologist, and University of Denver professor Dr. Ruth Murray Underhill, including details about her Quaker parents, her education at Vassar College as well as the London School of Economics, her studies with Franz Boas, and her field work with the Papago Indians in Colorado and Arizona. Coen notes that Underhill moved to the University Park neighborhood after World War II, at about the same time that she became an anthropology professor at the University of Denver. Coen also provides the titles of a number of Underhill's books and discusses her legacy.
- Coen, Mary S. (Interviewee, Person)
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1 Cassettes (monoral audiotape cassette) : analog audio recording ; 14 minutes 07 seconds
Scope and Contents
From the Series: The series consists of 50 oral histories collected by Barry Matchett during 1986. The interviewees were all persons who lived in the University Park neighborhood, and concerned their memories of growing up and living in the neighborhood over a number of years.
Gift of Barry Matchett, 1986
Title supplied by cataloger ||Interview conducted at 3420 W. 5th Ave., Denver, Colorado on May 31, 1986. ||Participants: Robert Matchett ; Mary S. Coen. ||Mary Susan Webster Coen worked as Dr. Ruth Murray Underhill's secretary while she was an undergraduate anthropology student at the University of Denver as well as after attending graduate school.