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Oral History Interview with Mr. Owen Trout, 1986

Identifier: M054.01.0002.00018


Owen Trout, Jr. recounts details about the University Park area of Denver, Colorado, including the local schools, the influence of the University of Denver on the neighborhood, and how the construction of I-25 (Denver's North-South Interstate Highway) affected the neighborhood. Trout also discusses the prospect of the construction of a light rail line as a means of providing alternate transportation from the neighborhood to other parts of Denver, Colorado.


  • 1986


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Oral History Interview with Mr. Owen Trout

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Biographical / Historical

Owen B. Trout, Jr. was born in 1919, when his parents were residents of the University Park area of Denver, Colorado and he grew up in the neighborhood. He attended the Colorado Military School and South High School. After living in Minnesota for a short time, he returned to live in University Park. He worked at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal. His father, Owen B. Trout, was a math professor and a registrar at the University of Denver.


1 Items (1 audiotape cassette) ; 41 minutes, 59 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 (159,700,216 ; 61,133,682 bytes) and MP3 (5,476,685 ; 2,084,820 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 names: udpl-upoh-ma-00045-trout-t1a ; udpl-upoh-ma-00045-trout-t1b 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 2151 South Fillmore Street, Denver, Colorado on April 20, 1986. Participants: Bob Shanks ; Owen Trout, Jr.


Repository Details

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