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Oral histories

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Dorothy (Dokes) Kobey Berry Papers

 Collection
Identifier: B100
Overview Dorothy "Dokes" Berry (nee Kobey) was born in Aspen, Colorado in 1905. During Berry's childhood Aspen's primary industry was mining and very few Jewish families lived in the town. Her father and his brothers were businessmen who owned and operated apparel stores in Aspen, including the Kobey Shoe and Clothing Company. After she graduated from Aspen High School, Dorothy Kobey taught at a county school in Cow Creek, Colorado, outside Steamboat Springs. She moved to Denver,...
Dates: 1880-2005; Majority of material found in 1912-1928

Oral History Interview with Dorothy ''Dokes'' Kobey Berry, 2002 March 22

 Item
Identifier: B098.01.0006.00162
Overview Discusses life as a pioneer in the thriving mining town of Aspen, family ran business there and prospered, growing up without many other Jewish families, school life, teaching in a country school, moved to Denver around 1924, and talks a lot about her family life.
Dates: 2002 March 22