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Title James, Minnie Louise Eberle
Author Jones-Eddy, Julie
Type of Resource mixed material
Digital Origin reformatted digital
Date Created 1983-10-14
Date Digitized 2009-03-29
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 Minnie came to Craig in 1910 with her family when she was fourteen. They lived on a ranch near Craig until they moved to their homestead south of Craig. There were nine children and Minnie was the oldest girl, responsible for many of the household and babysitting chores. She talks about: hauling water from the river, cooking on the coal stove, the cattle/sheep wars, clothing, play, school, and taking care of her sick mother. Minnie boarded in town for high school and talks about activities. She had one year of college and took the state teacher's exam. She then taught in a rural school but didn't like teaching. Minnie moved to California with a friend and went to a business college. She worked as a secretary/bookkeeper for a time and then returned to Craig in 1941. She married Lewis James and moved to the James ranch. Her husband died a year and a half later of pneumonia. She moved back into Craig and worked as a secretary/bookkeeper until retirement. Minnie 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
Frontier and pioneer life
Women employees
Subject (personal name) James, Minnie Louise Eberle, 1896-1989
Subject (geographic) Colorado
Craig (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:2905
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JamesMinnie1B.mp3   Audio access 1B audio/mpeg 13.69MB 0
JamesMinnie1Bdm.wav   master 1B audio/x-wav 75.49MB 0
JamesMinniePhoto.jpg   Photo -- Minnie Eberle James, October 14, 1983 image/jpeg 39.60KB 0
JamesMinnieaBio.pdf   Biographical information sheet application/pdf 36.73KB 0
JamesMinniebSummary.pdf   Summary index of interview application/pdf 160.89KB 0
JamesMinniecTranscript.pdf   Transcript of interview application/pdf 986.30KB 0
JamesMinniedAgreement.pdf   Permission agreement application/pdf 74.33KB 0

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