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Oral History Interview with Mr. Sam Huddleston, 1986

Identifier: M054.01.0001.00024


Sam Huddleston discusses the University Park area of Denver, Colorado, and the changes that have taken place since he moved to the area in 1949. He talks about development of Harvard Gulch Park, construction of I-25 (Denver's North-South Interstate Highway), noise from the increased traffic in the neighborhood, and commercial and residential development in the area. Huddleston also discusses how residents are trying to deal with emerging problems due to the increased population density and commercial growth in University Park.


  • 1986


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Oral History Interview with Mr. Sam Huddleston

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1 Cassettes (audiotape cassette) : analog audio recording ; 24 minutes 17 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 (127,953,548 bytes) and MP3 (4,372,344 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-00024-huddleson-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 2393 S. Josephine Street, Denver, Colorado on May 17, 1986. ||Participants: Bob Shanks ; Sam Huddleston. ||Sam L. Huddleston (1914-2007) moved to Denver, Colorado in September 1949. His wife and his two sons joined him in the University Park area in December 1950. A graduate of the University of Illinois, and a veteran of World War II, Huddleston worked for the National Park Service as a landscape architect in Mississippi prior to moving to Colorado. Huddleston purchased an existing landscape architecture practice in Denver, retiring from the company in 1983.


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