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Oral History Interview with Mrs. Ruth Geyer, 1986

 Item
Identifier: M054.01.0001.00019

Overview

Ruth Geyer discusses changes that have taken place in the University Park area of Denver, Colorado, since moving to the neighborhood in 1920 including residential and commercial development, types of transportation systems and the number of trees as well as the amount of other types of vegetation. She notes that her mother helped raise funds to build the University Park Methodist Church. Geyer also talks about the neighborhood families that kept goats and cows on a vacant lot across from her house.

Dates

  • 1986

Creator

Digital Repository

Oral History Interview with Mrs. Ruth Geyer

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Extent

1 Cassettes (audiotape cassette) : analog audio recording ; 13 minutes 26 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 (71,418,630 bytes) and MP3 (2,418,042 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-00019-geyer-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 2060 S. Fillmore Street, Denver, Colorado on May 30, 1986. ||Participants: Unidentified female interviewer ; Ruth Geyer. ||Ruth J. Geyer (Mrs. Clarence R. Geyer) moved to the University Park area of Denver, Colorado from Illinois in 1920 with her mother, a widow. She lived in the neighborhood until her marriage, and later moved back with her husband, attorney Clarence R. Geyer, into the same house in the neighborhood in 1947. Geyer attended University Park Elementary School, Grant Junior High School, and South High School, and she also graduated from the University of Denver. ||Name appears on cassette label as: Mrs. Geyer

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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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