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Oral History Interview with Andrew Gassman, 1986

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Identifier: M054.01.0001.00018

Overview

Andrew Gassman, Chamberlin Observatory astronomer, provides a brief history of Chamberlin Observatory, which is located in Observatory Park in the University Park area of Denver, Colorado. Gassman notes that the observatory was built for research in 1896 and at the time of its construction was located far from populated, lighted areas that might interfere with its operation. He relates that as the surrounding area became populated, the function of the Observatory changed from a research facility for astronomers to a facility to educate students and the public about astronomy. Gassman also discusses the historical features of the Observatory.

Dates

  • 1986

Creator

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Oral History Interview with Andrew Gassman

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Extent

1 Cassettes (audiotape cassette) : analog audio recording ; 5 minutes 15 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.

Provenance

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 (28,390,978 bytes) and MP3 (946,509 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-00018-gassman-t1 For rights statement see: http://www.penlib.du.edu/about/collections/specialcollections/copyri.cfm 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.

General

Title supplied by cataloger. ||Interview conducted at the Chamberlin Observatory, Denver, Colorado on April 18, 1986. ||Participants: Barry Matchett, Boy Scouts of America, Troop 5, Denver, Colo. ; Andrew Gassman.

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Repository Details

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