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Title Kirby, Ruby Lucile Rector
Author Jones-Eddy, Julie
Type of Resource mixed material
Digital Origin reformatted digital
Date Created 1984-06-21
Date Digitized 2009-07-12
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 Ruby Kirby's parents (sister is Leona Rector Hinricks) came to the Rangely area in 1898-99. They had three children, Ruby (born in 1902), Leona, and a son. Ruby talks about Ute Indians who visited the ranch. And she describes: home remedies, chores, play, and riding horses. The children had tutors at home and also spent winters in Grand Junction for school. Ruby describes activities at the ranch during their teenage years: house work, horses, picnics, dances, and the family band. She and her sister went to Western State College. Ruby worked in San Francisco for three years in 1927 and then returned home. She married Russel Dare in 1936, but he was shot in front of the Rangely store by a "squatter" when she was eight months pregnant. After having her daughter, she soon married Albert Kirby, a local rancher. They continued to ranch in the area until Albert died two years prior to this interview, but Ruby's daughter and family live on the ranch and she continues to move between summer and winter ranches. Ruby 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
Ranch life
Subject (personal name) Kirby, Ruby Lucile Rector, 1902-1995
Subject (geographic) Colorado
Moffat County (Colo.)
Rangely (Colo.)
Rio Blanco County (Colo.)
Subject (form) Personal narratives
Audio recording
Publisher Colorado College
Place of Publication Colorado Springs, Colorado
Language eng
Duration 40 min.
Series Title Women in Northwestern Colorado
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/10176/coccc:2911
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KirbyRuby1Bdm.wav   master 1B audio/x-wav 50.78MB 0
KirbyRubyPhoto1.jpg   Photo -- Ruby Rector Kirby, June 21, 1984 image/jpeg 24.53KB 0
KirbyRubyPhoto2.jpg   Photo 2 -- Ruby Rector Kirby, June 21, 1984 image/jpeg 26.06KB 0
KirbyRubyaBio.pdf   Biographical information sheet application/pdf 38.92KB 0
KirbyRubybSummary.pdf   Summary index of interview application/pdf 145.61KB 0
KirbyRubycTranscript.pdf   Transcript of interview application/pdf 902.63KB 0
KirbyRubydAgreement.pdf   Permission agreement application/pdf 73.85KB 0

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