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Oral History Interview with Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Stratton, 1986

Identifier: M054.01.0002.00015


Mr. and Mrs. T.E. Stratton discuss changes in the University Park neighborhood since moving there in 1948, including the growth of the University of Denver and the impact of busing on neighborhood schools. Thomas Stratton also recounts an incident that took place on October 12, 1958, during the time that he was Scoutmaster for Troop 5 in 1960-1962. Following a hike near Lake Isabelle, Colorado, a member of the troop named Dick Evans fell into a ravine, breaking a leg and his back. Members of Stratton's Boy Scout troop used their training to assist in Evans' rescue. A report of the incident was published in Helen Orlob's book, Mountain Rescues. Stratton names many members of the troop from that time and some of their current occupations.


  • 1986


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Oral History Interview with Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Stratton

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Biographical / Historical

Thomas E. (1914-1933) and Clara M. Stratton moved to the University Park area of Denver, Colorado with their children in June 1948. When they moved to the neighborhood, Thomas Stratton was a salesman for Garden Farm Dairy and he repaired antique clocks as a hobby. Stratton retired from The Denver Post, where he worked as a district advisor for 21 years. Thomas Stratton also was a scoutmaster for Boy Scouts of America, Troop 5, Denver from 1960 to 1962.


1 Items (1 audio cassette) ; 25 minutes, 41 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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

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 (134,816,092 bytes) and MP3 (4,623,248 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-00042-stratton-t1a For rights statement see: ???? FIX THIS: The access recording ends abruptly in mid-question. 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 2601 South Milwaukee Street, Denver, Colorado on April 16, 1986. Participants: Barry Matchett, Boy Scouts of America, Troop 5, Denver, Colorado ; Thomas E. and Clara M. Stratton. Name appears on cassette label as only: T.E. Statton.


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