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Oral History Interview with Mrs. Leone Steen, 1986

Identifier: M054.01.0002.00014


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.


  • 1986

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Oral History Interview with Mrs. Leone Steen

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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

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 (158,307,790 bytes) and MP3 (5,416,119 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-00041-steen-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 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.


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