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Oral History Interview with Fay Kessler, 1986

Identifier: M054.01.0002.00002


Fay Kessler discusses details about the University Park area of Denver, Colorado during the time she lived in the neighborhood including the types of businesses that were open in the area, the transportation systems, Observatory Park, and the occupations of the residents of University Park. Kessler also discusses World War II efforts in the neighborhood including removing iron lampposts along Warren Ave. to use for scrap metal and the practice of planting Victory gardens in the vacant lots on her block.


  • 1986


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Oral History Interview with Fay Kessler

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1 Items (sound tape cassette)

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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

1 audiotape cassette 15 minutes, 37 seconds


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 (82,028,522 bytes) and MP3 (2,811,225 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-00029-kessler-t1 For rights statement see: Also available as a Redbook audio CD-R from University of Denver Penrose Library, Dept. of Special Collections and Archives, 44.1 kHz sample rate, 16 bits per sample, stereo.


Title supplied by cataloger. ||Interview conducted at 4164 S. Wheeling Way, Aurora, Colorado on April 28, 1986. ||Participants: Robert Matchett ; Fay Kessler. ||Fay L. Kessler (1903-2002) moved into the University Park area of Denver, Colorado in October 1940 and later moved to Aurora, Colorado. She graduated from the University of Denver and completed her teacher training at University Park Elementary School. ||Name appears on cassette label as: Faye [sic] Kessler.


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