Skip to main content

Oral History Interview with Jean Emery, 1986

Identifier: M054.01.0001.00012


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.


  • 1986


Digital Repository

Oral History Interview with Jean Emery

Rights and Usage Statement

Copyright restrictions may apply. User is responsible for all copyright compliance.


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

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 (157,648,892 ; 158,144,588 ; 158,144,588 bytes) and MP3 (5,404,795 ; 5,417,909 ; 883,309 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-00012-emery-t1a ; udpl-upoh-ma-00012-emery-t1b ; udpl-upoh-ma-00012-emery-t2a For rights statement see:


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.


Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

2150 East Evans Avenue
Denver CO 80208
(303) 871-3428