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Title Bair, Elva Lois Wells Biles
Author Jones-Eddy, Julie
Type of Resource mixed material
Digital Origin reformatted digital
Date Created 1984-06-20
Date Digitized 2009-02-10
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 Lois (Elva) was born in Oklahoma in 1912 and moved to Colorado in 1923. Her parents bought 320 acres in Skull Creek, near Vernal, Utah, and the family of ten children lived in a one room log cabin. She talks about: attending school in a one room school through eighth grade, taking care of siblings, food sources and preparation, play, homemade clothes, puberty, long distances to town, school, church, women's clubs, and deep winter snow. Lois married Bud Biles, a cowboy, at seventeen and settled in Red Wash (near Utah border). They were married for forty-nine years. She rode in rodeos with her husband. Her two daughters were born in Denver due to complications. She was married to her second husband, Everette Bair, for just two years before he died. Lois died in 1988.
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
Subject (personal name) Bair, Elva Lois Wells Biles, 1912-1988
Subject (geographic) Dinosaur (Colo.)
Skull Creek (Colo.)
Vernal (Utah)
Moffat County (Colo.)
Subject (form) Personal narratives
Audio recording
Publisher Colorado College
Place of Publication Colorado Springs, Colorado
Language eng
Duration 45 min.
Series Title Women in Northwestern Colorado
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/10176/coccc:2657
Attached Files
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BairLois1A.mp3   Audio access 1A audio/mpeg 29.89MB 0
BairLois1Adm.wav   master 1A audio/x-wav 164.62MB 0
BairLois1B.mp3   Audio access 1B audio/mpeg 16.93MB 0
BairLois1Bdm.wav   master 1B audio/x-wav 93.35MB 0
BairLoisPhoto.jpg   Photo -- Lois Biles Bair, June 20, 1984 image/jpeg 35.44KB 0
BairLoisaBio.pdf   Biographical information sheet application/pdf 33.40KB 0
BairLoisbSummary.pdf   Summary index of interview application/pdf 694.87KB 0
BairLoiscTranscript.pdf   Transcript of interview application/pdf 714.33KB 0
BairLoisdAgreement.pdf   Permission agreement application/pdf 74.60KB 0

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