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Oral History Interview with Loretta Eitelgeorge, 1986

Identifier: M054.01.0001.00011


Loretta Eitelgeorge relates her personal memories of musical and social events in the University Park area of Denver, Colorado, the occupants of various homes in the area (some families included 3 generations simultaneously residing in the Park), the interrelationship between the University Park Methodist Church and the University of Denver faculty, the gradual build-up of the area, and the many trees and plants in the area, especially the Denver University Rose, cultivated by Dr. Ira E. Cutler. Mrs. Eitelgeorge also reads extensively from an article by Eula Fairchild on life in University Park from 1909-1959.


  • 1986


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Oral History Interview with Loretta Eitelgeorge

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1 Cassettes (audiotape cassette) : analog audio recording ; 38 minutes 56 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. Denver, Colo. : University of Denver Multimedia Services ; University of Denver Libraries, 2008. 1 sound file in 2 formats : digital, WAV (317,868,792 bytes; 47,183,846 bytes) and MP3 (12,614,112 bytes; 3,745,056 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. Reprocessed for noise reduction and signal enhancement Sound on access copy improved, but portions remain difficult to understand. Sound recording file names: udpl-upoh-ma-00011-eitelgeorge-19860101-t1a-cleaned; udpl-upoh-ma-00011-eitelgeorge-19860101-t1b-cleaned For rights statement see:


Title supplied by cataloger. ||Interview conducted at 2136 S. Columbine St., Denver, Colorado in May?, 1986 ||Participants: Unidentified interviewer ; Loretta Eitelgeorge. ||Loretta M. Eitelgeorge (1903-1997) grew up in Denver, Colorado's Highlands neighborhood, and moved to the University Park area of Denver in 1937. Her husband, Ben, was a minister at the University Park Methodist Church until he retired in 1960. He had grown up in the area, and attended school with many of the then-current residents. ||Tape stops and restarts several times; portions are unintelligible.

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