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Title Deaver, Velma Burdick
Author Jones-Eddy, Julie
Type of Resource mixed material
Digital Origin reformatted digital
Date Created 1984-08-20
Date Digitized 2009-02-27
Rights Statement Portions of this interview may only be used for educational or scholarly purposes. All rights in the manuscript and recording, including the right to publish, are reserved to the Colorado College Tutt Library. PERMISSION TO PUBLISH IN ANY FORMAT MUST BE REQUESTED from Special Collections, Colorado College Tutt Library.
Description Velma's parents came to the Meeker area in1896 where she was born December 31, 1901. Her mother had eleven children and Velma was the oldest girl. They lived on ranches where her father worked. She remembers: walking a mile to school in the winter, inside chores, outside chores, haying, care for animals, clothing, play, puberty, Christmas, and the Mormon religion in her family. She talks about her mother's births at home. Velma gives details about: washing and ironing, attending rural schools, and high school in Meeker. She went to Western State College for 2 1/2 years and then began teaching. She continued college during the summers. Velma married Hoyt Deaver at twenty-five and continued teaching while her husband worked on ranches and in coal mines. They lived in Rangely and Craig and had one child. She talks about enjoying her teaching career. Velma died in 1999.
Note (admin) Oral histories were collected by Julie Jones-Eddy in 1983-1986. Permission forms were obtained at the time of interviews. This oral history collection of forty-seven interviews with women between the ages of sixty-five and ninety-five years of age is the result of a two year project begun in 1984. It was supported by a grant from the Colorado Endowment for the Humanities. In addition to the tape collection, the grant also funded the production of a videotape program which highlights selective portions from some of the interviews. "Women of Northwestern Colorado, 1890-1940: Glimpses of Our Lives" is available at Tutt Libray and other libraries around the state.The original files are housed in Special Collections, Tutt Library, Colorado College, R1000. Audio files: WAV and MP3 were processed from original cassette tapes using Soundforge; a Marantz 221 PMD cassette player/recorder. Settings recommended by the Colorado Digitization Project, Digital Audio Best Practices. Each tape is set at 96kHZ, 24 bits. Images: Scanned from photos and slides to JPEG. Text materials: Scanned to PDF and processed to PDF/A using Adobe Acrobat Professional.
Subject (topic) Oral history
Frontier and pioneer life
Women pioneers
Rural schools
Mormon Church
Subject (personal name) Deaver, Velma Burdick, 1901-1999
Subject (geographic) Meeker (Colo.)
Rio Blanco County (Colo.)
Moffat County (Colo.)
Craig (Colo.)
Subject (form) Personal narratives
Audio recording
Publisher Colorado College
Place of Publication Colorado Springs, Colorado
Language eng
Duration 52 min.
Series Title Women in Northwestern Colorado
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/10176/coccc:2477
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DeaverVelma1A.mp3   Audio access 1A audio/mpeg 29.19MB 0
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DeaverVelma1B.mp3   Audio access 1B audio/mpeg 17.36MB 0
DeaverVelma1Bdm.wav   master 1B audio/x-wav 95.69MB 0
DeaverVelmaPhoto.jpg   Photo -- Velma Burdick Deaver, Aug. 20, 1984 image/jpeg 32.00KB 0
DeaverVelmaaBio.pdf   Biographical information sheet application/pdf 43.15KB 0
DeaverVelmabSummary.pdf   Summary index of interview application/pdf 162.23KB 0
DeaverVelmacTranscript.pdf   Transcript of interview application/pdf 1.17MB 0
DeaverVelmadAgreement.pdf   Permission agreement application/pdf 77.24KB 0

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