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Title Idol, Lana Gregory
Author Jones-Eddy, Julie
Type of Resource mixed material
Digital Origin reformatted digital
Date Created 1984-05-29
Date Digitized 2009-03-28
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 Lana was born in Elk, Wyoming in 1915. When she was three years old her mother died of cancer and she came to Meeker with her five siblings to live with her Aunt Purdy. Her father continued to run the ranch in Wyoming. After three years they went back to Wyoming to live on the remote ranch. She describes life on the ranch: work, play, school, and transportation. Lana attended high school in Meeker and to receive some "feminine attention." Aunt Purdy took care of thirteen motherless children and homesteaded in the summers. Lana married Loren Idol and had seven children. Loren's parents homesteaded near Meeker in 1916 and Lana tells stories of their lives. Nellie Idol was a rural school teacher. Nellie used home remedies to help people when they were ill (Chuck White). Lana talks about the births of her children and general after birthing care. Lana died in 2006.
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
History
Women pioneers
Homesteading
Subject (personal name) Idol, Lana Gregory, 1913 - 2006
Subject (geographic) Colorado
Rio Blanco County (Colo.)
Meeker (Colo.)
Subject (form) Personal narratives
Audio recording
Publisher Colorado College
Place of Publication Colorado Springs, Colorado
Language eng
Duration 25 min.
Series Title Women in Northwestern Colorado
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/10176/coccc:2904
 
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IdolLana1A.mp3   Audio access audio/mpeg 26.24MB 0
IdolLana1Adm.wav   master audio/x-wav 144.68MB 0
IdolLanaPhoto.jpg   Photo -- Lana Gregory Idol, May 29, 1984 image/jpeg 30.11KB 0
IdolLanaaBio.pdf   Biographical information sheet application/pdf 37.82KB 0
IdolLanabSummary.pdf   Summary index of interview application/pdf 117.44KB 0
IdolLanacTranscript.pdf   Transcript of interview application/pdf 845.00KB 0
IdolLanadAgreement.pdf   Permission agreement application/pdf 74.08KB 0

 
 
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