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Oral History Interview with Mr. and Mrs. Farnsworth, 1986

Identifier: M054.01.0001.00016


Mr. and Mrs. Farnsworth discuss details about the University Park area of Denver, Colorado, including commercial and residential development that took place in the neighborhood after they moved there in 1939. They confirm that the area was populated primarily with college professors, including three on their block, but that other types of professionals also live in the neighborhood. Mr. and Mrs. Farnsworth also talk about the streetcar line, grocery stores, Observatory Park, and the public and private schools that were in the area.


  • 1986

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Oral History Interview with Mr. and Mrs. Farnsworth

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1 Cassettes (audiotape cassette) : analog audio recording ; 13 minutes 28 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 (71,174,344 bytes) and MP3 (2,425,863 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-00016-farnsworth-t1 For rights statement see: Also available as a Redbook audio CD-R from University of Denver Penrose Library, Dept. of Special Collections & Archives, 44.1 kHz sample rate, 16 bits per sample, stereo.


Title supplied by cataloger. ||Interview conducted at 2255 South Clayton Street, Denver, Colorado in 1986. ||Participants: Unidentified interviewer ; Glenn C. and Margaret A. Farnsworth. ||Glenn C. Farnsworth (1897-1991) and his wife, Margaret A. Farnsworth (1899-1993) moved into the University Park area of Denver, Colorado in January 1939. Their daughter graduated from the University of Denver.


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