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Oral histories

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Subject Source: Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Oral History Interview with Arthur Krieger, 1986

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Identifier: M054.01.0002.00003
Overview Arthur Krieger provides general information about the University Park area of Denver, Colorado since moving to the area in the 1930s. He offers a critique on the design and construction of the Valley Highway (known as I-25, Denver's North-South Interstate Highway) in the 1950s and comments on the noise and pollution it brought to the area. Krieger also notes that he is a former scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 5, Denver, Colorado.

Oral History Interview with Chuck and Dorothy Haines, 1986

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Identifier: M054.01.0001.00022
Overview Chuck and Dorothy Haines discuss details about the University Park area of Denver, Colorado and the changes that have taken place since they moved to the neighborhood. They talk about the local schools, passenger and freight train service in the area, and local businesses including the pharmacy and the Piggly Wiggly grocery store. They discuss the relationship between the neighborhood and the University of Denver, highlighting the friction between the two groups in the past. Chuck Haines also...

Oral History interview with Drs. Robert and Alberta Shattuck, 1986

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Identifier: M054.01.0002.00013
Overview Dr. Robert Shattuck and his wife, Dr. Alberta Shattuck share their memories of growing up in the University Park area of Denver, Colorado, providing details about the neighborhood. Robert Shattuck discusses transportation, including the tramway line and the C and S Railroad, working at the Diamond Joe Ranch as a field hand, and his classes and teachers at the University Park Elementary School. He shares an anecdote about his uncle, Herbert A. Howe, Professor of Astronomy at the University of...

Oral History Interview with John Ivey, 1986

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Identifier: M054.01.0001.00026
Overview John Ivey discusses the University Park area of Denver, Colorado, noting that when he moved to the neighborhood, businesses in University Park were well established and few vacant lots remained for development. He says that the only change that he has seen is in the landscaping and vegetation, especially the maturation of trees in the area. Many professionals lived on his block including doctors, dentists, lawyers, and stockbrokers. He says that he believes the University of Denver has had a...

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...

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

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Identifier: M054.01.0002.00015
Overview 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...

Oral History Interview with Mr. James Hurlbut, 1986

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Identifier: M054.01.0001.00025
Overview James Hurlbut shares his memories of the University Park area of Denver, Colorado including the professions of his neighbors, local schools, as well as commercial and residential development. Hurlbut also gives a brief account of his accomplishments during the time he served as Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 5.