Oral History Interview with Jean Emery, 1986
Jean Emery discusses details about the University Park area of Denver, Colorado and the changes that took place since she moved to the neighborhood in 1952. She talks about local businesses, commercial and residential development, and transportation systems. Emery also discusses in depth the efforts to use busing both as a means to ease overcrowding in the local schools, including University Park Elementary School, as well as to achieve school desegregation.
- Emery, Jean J. (Interviewee, Person)
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2 Cassettes (2 audiotape cassettes) : analog audio recordings ; 1 hour 5 minutes
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 2288 S. Monroe Street, Denver, Colorado in 1986. ||Participants: Robert Matchett ; Jean J. Emery. ||Jean J. Emery was a schoolteacher in Ft. Morgan, Colorado, before moving to the University Park area of Denver, Colorado, with her husband in September 1952. Emery was President of the University Park Parent Teacher Association from 1968 to 1969 and also served on the committee overseeing the desegregation of Denver's public schools. Emery's husband was a graduate of the University of Denver, and she received her master's degree from the University of Denver in 1986.