Oral History Interview with Mrs. Leone Steen, 1986
Mrs. Leone Steen relates details about the University Park area of Denver, Colorado, and the changes that took place since she moved to the neighborhood in 1946. She discusses the local schools and churches, the gradual shift of her neighbors from being home owners to renters, the types of retail establishments that were located in University Park, and the recreational opportunities in the area.
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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 30 minutes, 5 seconds
Gift of Barry Matchett, 1986
Title supplied by cataloger. ||Interview conducted at 2284 S. Josephine Street, Denver, Colorado on May 17, 1986. ||Participants: Arthur Trujillo ; Leone Steen. ||Leone E. Steen (1908-1994) grew up in downtown Denver, Colorado. and attended the University of Denver, where she graduated with a degree in library science. She worked as a librarian in Alamosa, Colorado from 1936-1940. She married William P. ''Bill'' Steen, a public service employee, in 1940 and she worked in a public library in Billings, Mont., during World War II. Mr. and Mrs. Steen moved into Bill Steen's mother's home in the University Park area of Denver in 1946. Leone Steen worked in the Iliff School of Theology library in Denver for 16 years and Bill Steen opened the Birlauf and Steen photo studio at 401 Delaware St. in Denver. The Steens raised four children, three boys and a girl. Their children attended the University Park Elementary School and South High School. One of her children graduated from the University of Denver. Bill Steen died in November 1979.