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Oral History Interview with Helen Driscoll, 1986

Identifier: M054.01.0001.00010


Helen Driscoll discusses commercial and residential development in the University Park area of Denver, Colorado since 1950 and affirms that the residents were chiefly legal, medical, and academic professionals. She describes the activities of the University Park Guild, which was closely associated with the University Park Methodist Church, and the University Park Book Review. She also discusses changes that took place in the neighborhood, including the change in public transportation from the Trolley Line 8 to RTD buses, renovations at the University Park Elementary School, and the move of the Colorado Military Academy to a new location in Lakewood, Colorado.


  • 1986


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Oral History Interview with Helen Driscoll

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1 Cassettes (audiotape cassette) : analog audio recording ; 7 minutes 36 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

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 (40,863,928 bytes) and MP3 (1,382,510 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-00010-driscoll-t1 For rights statement see:


Title supplied by cataloger. ||Interview conducted at 3910 E. Evans Ave., Denver, Colorado in 1986. ||Participants: Barry Matchett, Boy Scouts of America, Troop 5, Denver, Colorado ; Helen Driscoll. ||Helen N. Driscoll moved to the University Park area of Denver, Colorado in 1950. Driscoll was a member of the University Park Guild. Her husband, Dr. William T. Driscoll, was a professor of zoology at the University of Denver. ||Name appears on cassette label as: Helen Driscall [sic]


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