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Title Dunn, Ellen Marie Dalrymple
Author Jones-Eddy, Julie
Type of Resource mixed material
Digital Origin reformatted digital
Date Created 1984-06-23
Date Digitized 2009-03-01
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 Ellen was born in Lipol(?) New Mexico on September 6, 1907. Her parents had twelve children. Her father had a stroke shortly after they moved to Meeker in hopes of buying a ranch. Soon they moved to Rifle where the older brothers and sisters, including Ellen, worked to support the family (drugstore clerk, babysitting). She talks about reading, home remedies, illness, education, and puberty. Ellen married Phil Dunn at twenty-three. Her husband worked for the Colorado State Highway Dept. They moved all over the state as roads were built. She describes: rustic housing, cooking, cold winters, road crew communities, and moving often. She lived in Rangely in a tent for a time during the oil boom. She describes the community and the building of the roads. They finally settled in Grand Junction where her husband worked in the pipe business. She describes: women's clubs, activities, marriage, divorce, and working. Ellen died in 1989.
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
Women -- Colorado -- History
Women -- Employment -- Colorado
Women -- Colorado -- Interviews
Subject (personal name) Dunn, Ellen Marie Dalrymple, 1907-1989
Subject (geographic) Meeker (Colo.)
Rifle (Colo.)
Rangely (Colo.)
Rio Blanco (Colo.)
Subject (form) Personal narratives
Audio recording
Publisher Colorado College
Place of Publication Colorado Springs (Colo.)
Language eng
Duration 60 min.
Series Title Women in Northwestern Colorado
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/10176/coccc:2479
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DunnEllenBio.pdf   Biographical information sheet application/pdf 35.87KB 0
DunnEllenPhoto.jpg   Photo -- Ellen Dalrymple Dunn, June 23, 1984 image/jpeg 34.87KB 0
DunnEllenSummary.pdf   Summary index of interview application/pdf 162.20KB 0
DunnEllenTranscript.pdf   Transcript of interview application/pdf 1.59MB 0
DunnEllenaBio.pdf   Biographical information sheet application/pdf 35.87KB 0
DunnEllenbSummary.pdf   Summary index of interview application/pdf 162.20KB 0
DunnEllencTranscript.pdf   Transcript of interview application/pdf 1.59MB 0

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