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Community life

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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 268 Collections and/or Records:

Oral History Interview with Juanita Johnson, 1986

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Identifier: M054.01.0001.00027
Overview Juanita Johnson discusses details about the University Park area of Denver, Colorado, and the changes that have taken place since she moved to the neighborhood in 1960. She talks about changes in the types of transportation systems, the increase in traffic and noise pollution, and the decrease in the number of young children in the neighborhood. Johnson also describes what the University of Denver was like both during and after World War II including details such as student activities, student...
Dates: 1986

Oral History Interview with Kathleen Babcock, 1986

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Identifier: M054.01.0001.00002
Overview Kathleen M. Babcock, a lifelong resident of the University Park area of Denver, Colorado, lists her numerous area addresses and describes her early University Park neighborhood as farmland with most residents keeping cattle, chickens, and horses. Babcock discusses local shops and businesses, area churches, and neighborhood activities for children, including a May Day Festival at the University of Denver, holiday parties, ice skating at a lighted rink in the winter, and visits on Saturdays to a...
Dates: 1986

Oral History Interview with Lon and Grace McCain, 1986

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Identifier: M054.01.0002.00006
Overview Lon and Grace McCain discuss details about the University Park area of Denver, Colorado, including the effect that University of Denver has had on the neighborhood, the occupations of their neighbors, and recreational opportunities in University Park. They also provide background information on the neighborhood and its residents including John Wesley Iliff and Rufus Clark. The McCains give a brief history of their home, which was built in 1891 by Herbert Alonzo Howe, the University of Denver...
Dates: 1986

Oral History Interview with Loretta Eitelgeorge, 1986

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Identifier: M054.01.0001.00011
Overview Loretta Eitelgeorge relates her personal memories of musical and social events in the University Park area of Denver, Colorado, the occupants of various homes in the area (some families included 3 generations simultaneously residing in the Park), the interrelationship between the University Park Methodist Church and the University of Denver faculty, the gradual build-up of the area, and the many trees and plants in the area, especially the Denver University Rose, cultivated by Dr. Ira E....
Dates: 1986

Oral History Interview with Louis Cook, 1977 July 6

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Identifier: B098.01.0001.00011
Overview Louis Cook discusses his father's emigration from Russia and describes Jewish life on West Colfax Avenue in Denver, Colorado in the early 1900s. He also discusses Cook's Russian Bath House that his parents Harry and Ida operated and the Cook's Bath baseball team, the early Hebrew Education Alliance, and his early career as a newsboy. Louis Cook was born May 8, 1895 in Denver, Colorado, where he lived all of his life. He married Susie Finer in 1918. Cook was one of the founders of the Hebrew...
Dates: 1977 July 6

Oral History Interview with Marjorie and Marion Cutler, 1986

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Identifier: M054.01.0001.00007
Overview Sisters Marjorie and Marian Cutler share their memories of the University Park area of Denver, Colorado, and Marjorie discusses historical details about the neighborhood. Marjorie talks about the origins of Boy Scout Troop 5, Denver, Colo., adding that it was the first troop west of the Mississippi. She gives a brief history of the University of Denver (DU) and talks about Chancellor Henry Buchtel's role in raising money for the university, including his efforts to provide funding to build a...
Dates: 1986

Oral History Interview with Mary Coen, 1986

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Identifier: M054.01.0001.00006
Overview Mary Coen discusses the life and work of author, anthropologist, and University of Denver professor Dr. Ruth Murray Underhill, including details about her Quaker parents, her education at Vassar College as well as the London School of Economics, her studies with Franz Boas, and her field work with the Papago Indians in Colorado and Arizona. Coen notes that Underhill moved to the University Park neighborhood after World War II, at about the same time that she became an anthropology professor at...
Dates: 1986

Oral History Interview with Mary Engle, 1986

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Identifier: M054.01.0001.00013
Overview Mary Engle discusses details about the University Park area of Denver, Colorado and the changes that have taken place since she moved to the neighborhood in 1934. She talks about the area schools, businesses, transportation services, and the professions of the individuals in the neighborhood.
Dates: 1986

Oral History Interview with Max M. Pomeranz, 1980 May 2

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Identifier: B098.07.0009.00009
Overview Topics covered: Born in Poland, immigrated to US in 1920, first Lamar, CO then Pueblo to be closer to other Jews, came to Denver in 1930; Denver’s West Side and Hebrew Educational Alliance Synagogue activity; first member of JCC, then treasurer and president, growth of Center, camp, talks of other leaders of Center; active in other community groups.
Dates: 1980 May 2

Oral History Interview with Morton Miller, 1980 January 10

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Identifier: B098.02.0007.00009
Overview Topics covered: Very brief personal background, fundraising campaigns, presidency and activities since, organizations Federation helped, Russian Jewish immigration, Israel, Denver Jewish Community and merits of the oral history project.
Dates: 1980 January 10