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Oral History Interview with Mary Coen, 1986

 Item
Identifier: M054.01.0001.00006

Overview

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.

Dates

  • 1986

Creator

Digital Repository

Oral History Interview with Mary Coen

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Extent

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.

Provenance

Gift of Barry Matchett, 1986

Related Materials

Digital reproduction. Colorado Springs, Colo. : Mediawerx Corp. ; Denver, Colo. : University of Denver, Penrose Library, 2008. 1 sound file in 2 formats : digital, Aiff (74,097,796 bytes) and MP3 (2,541,598 bytes) files. Streaming audio interview. Mode of access: World Wide Web. User system requirements: Windows or Macintosh workstation with graphical browser and audio player software. Streamed for high bandwidth users at 22.050 kHz sample rate, 24 Kbits/sec. data rate. Derived from an Aiff audio master digitized at 44.1 kHz, 16 bits per sample, mono. from an analog audiocassette. Equipment: Technics RS-BR465 cassette player; M-Audio Audiophile 2496 audio card; Lacie CD-RW burner and Apple Superdrive DVD burner; Apple G4 733 and Apple G5 2.3 gHz dual. Software: Bias Peak DV (for recording); Bias Soundsoap (for noise reduction); Discrete Logic - Cleaner (MP3 Encoder); Roxio Toast (for CD burning of .aif files); Roxio Jam (for CD burning of Redbook Audio files). Sound recording file name: udpl-upoh-ma-0006-coen-t1 For rights statement see: http://www.penlib.du.edu/about/collections/specialcollections/copyri.cfm

General

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.

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