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Oral History Interview with Royce Forsyth, 1986

Identifier: M054.01.0001.00017


Royce D. Forsyth shares his memories about the University Park area of Denver, Colorado, talking about the construction of the Mary Reed Library at the University of Denver and the residential development in the neighborhood. Forsyth discusses the two solar powered homes that he built in University Park, providing details about the construction of the home, the materials that were used in the construction, and the energy savings from solar heating. He points out that the landscaping of his homes is also energy efficient, naming the native plants that use low amounts of water. He also talks about his religious faith, discussing how he became a Quaker and giving some details of the interior of a Quaker meeting house at the corner of E. Iliff Ave. and S. Columbine St.


  • 1986


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Oral History Interview with Royce Forsyth

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1 Cassettes (audiotape cassette) : analog audio recording ; 28 minutes 49 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

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Digital reproduction. Colorado Springs, Colo. : Mediawerx Corp. ; Denver, Colo. : University of Denver, Penrose Library, 2008. 1 sound file in 2 formats : digital, Aiff (151,792,722 bytes) and MP3 (5,187,466 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-00017-forsyth-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 2545 East Wesley Avenue, Denver, Colorado on June 19, 1986. ||Participants: Robert Matchett ; Royce Forsyth. ||Royce Delmar Forsyth (1927-2007) was born in Denver, Colorado, and was raised just outside the boundaries of the University Park area of Denver. He moved into University Park proper in 1976. He attended the Asbury School, Grant Middle School, South High School and the University of Denver, receiving both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Denver. Forsyth worked for the Denver Public Schools for 34 years, serving as an administrator and as a teacher of government and history. He was a member of the Colorado State Board of Education and the Denver Federation of Teachers. Forsyth helped found the Balarat Outdoor Education Center that provides instruction to Denver Public School students in environmental studies, Western history, and outdoor leadership skills. He was also active in politics, serving as the president of the Colorado American Civil Liberties Union.

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