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Title Campbell, Esther Anderson (Chandler)
Author Jones-Eddy, Julie
Type of Resource mixed material
Digital Origin reformatted digital
Date Created 1984-08-22
Date Digitized 2009-02-15
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 Esther was born in Harmony, Minnesota in 1899. She came to teach in the Skull Creek School from Denver when she was twenty-two. She boarded with a family who lived near the school. She soon married a local cowboy, Duard Campbell, and moved into his mother's homestead dugout cabin, which she describes. She continued teaching until retirement. They later moved to Brown's Park and raised cattle. Esther had one child who lived in Denver with her mother until he was school age because she had to teach. She talks about: hard winters, living conditions, social gatherings, school programs, isolated rural schools, the Home Demonstration Club, Freddie Blevins, June Sweeney, her husband's home duties, and Ute Indians. Esther died in 1995.
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
Subject (personal name) Campbell (Chandler), Esther Anderson, 1899-1995
Subject (geographic) Skull Creek (Colo.)
Brown's Park (Colo.)
Moffat County (Colo.)
Subject (form) Personal narratives
Audio recording
Publisher Colorado College
Place of Publication Colorado Springs, Colorado
Language eng
Duration 60 min.
Series Title Women in Northwestern Colorado
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/10176/coccc:2482
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CampbellEsther1Adm.wav   master 1A audio/x-wav 168.42MB 0
CampbellEsther1B.mp3   Audio access 1B audio/mpeg 29.04MB 0
CampbellEsther1Bdm.wav   master 1B audio/x-wav 160.07MB 0
CampbellEstherPhoto.jpg   Photo -- Esther Anderson Chandler (Campbell), August 22, 1984 image/jpeg 32.89KB 0
CampbellEstheraBio.pdf   Biographical information sheet application/pdf 39.75KB 0
CampbellEstherbSummary.pdf   Summary index of interview application/pdf 162.49KB 0
CampbellEsthercTranscript.pdf   Transcript of interview application/pdf 1.21MB 0
CampbellEstherdAgreement.pdf   Permission agreement application/pdf 66.68KB 0

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