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Oral History Interview with Juanita Johnson, 1986

Identifier: M054.01.0001.00027


Juanita Johnson discusses details about the University Park area of Denver, Colorado, and the changes that have taken place since she moved to the neighborhood in 1960. She talks about changes in the types of transportation systems, the increase in traffic and noise pollution, and the decrease in the number of young children in the neighborhood. Johnson also describes what the University of Denver was like both during and after World War II including details such as student activities, student housing, and class size.


  • 1986


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Oral History Interview with Juanita Johnson

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1 Cassettes (audiotape cassette) : analog audio recording ; 45 minutes 19 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 (158,509,162 ; 79,629,856 bytes) and MP3 (5,435,052 ; 2,725,036 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-00027-johnson-t1a ; udpl-upoh-ma-00027-johnson-t1b 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 2045 S. Cook, Denver, Colorado on May 31, 1986. ||Participants: Stephen Crummer ; Juanita Johnson. ||Juanita R. Johnson moved to the University Park area of Denver, Colorado in 1960. She grew up in her grandfather's house in Denver and enrolled in the University of Denver (DU) in 1941 when it was known as Tramway Tech. Johnson minored in education and did her student observation at University Park Elementary School before her graduation from DU in 1945. Her husband, a World War II veteran, received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Denver.


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