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Oral History Interview with Marjorie and Marion Cutler, 1986

Identifier: M054.01.0001.00007


Sisters Marjorie and Marian Cutler share their memories of the University Park area of Denver, Colorado, and Marjorie discusses historical details about the neighborhood. Marjorie talks about the origins of Boy Scout Troop 5, Denver, Colo., adding that it was the first troop west of the Mississippi. She gives a brief history of the University of Denver (DU) and talks about Chancellor Henry Buchtel's role in raising money for the university, including his efforts to provide funding to build a chapel and a library on the DU campus. Marjorie provides a biographical sketch of their father, Dr. Ira E. Cutler, and also discusses his scholarly and personal interests, including his study of the types of corn that could be grown at high altitude and his work on the ''DU rose''.


  • 1986


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Oral History Interview with Marjorie and Marion Cutler

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1 Cassettes (monoral audiotape cassette) : analog audio recording ; 1 hour 15 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

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Digital reproduction. Colorado Springs, Colo. : Mediawerx Corp. ; Denver, Colo. : University of Denver, Penrose Library, 2008. 1 sound file in 2 formats : digital, Aiff (158,346,884 ; 158,059,518 bytes) and MP3 (5,429,364 ; 5,419,568 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 names: udpl-upoh-ma-0007-cutler-t1a; udpl-upoh-ma-0007-cutler-t1b For rights statement see:


Title supplied by cataloger ||Interview conducted at 2122 S. Clayton St., Denver, Colorado on April 26, 1986. ||Participants: Bob Shanks ; Marjorie Cutler ; Marian Cutler. ||Marjorie Mitchell Cutler (1904-1990) was born in the University Park area of Denver, Colorado. She was the registrar at the University of Denver from 1937 to 1970. Her father, Dr. Ira E. Cutler, was a professor at the University of Denver from 1898 until his retirement in 1935, teaching classes in botany, geology, and zoology. Ira Cutler was a botanist who was instrumental in propagating the ''University of Denver rose.'' ||Marian Frances Cutler (1897-1897) moved to the University Park area of Denver, Colorado, from Michigan with her parents in 1898. She was a close friend of Mary Buchtel, the daughter of Henry Buchtel, the University of Denver's third chancellor. Marian worked in the Denver Public Schools for 50 years, and after her retirement from the Denver Public Schools, taught at St. Anne's Episcopal School in Denver for ten years.

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