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Title Knott, CeCelia Sullivan
Author Jones-Eddy, Julie
Type of Resource mixed material
Digital Origin reformatted digital
Date Created 1984-07-21
Date Digitized 2009-07-14
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 CeCelia's mother came to Northwestern Colorado in 1910 at about age 17. Her grandfather Sullivan had established a homestead on the Williams Fork River, and later her father filed on a homestead in the same area, which is where her parents settled and raised eleven children. CeCelia talks about her mother's life on the homestead. She worked outside taking care of the animals and helped with haying, etc., as well as all the house work. They hauled water in barrels from the river. CeCelia was born in 1918. When CeCelia was seven her mother was injured by a cow and the children took over all the inside and outside work for a time. CeCelia went to the Pagoda one room summer school through the eighth grade, and then boarded with families to attend high school in Hayden. She had hopes for a career, but married at eighteen. CeCelia had one child. She worked at various jobs in Craig to provide needed income and extra opportunities for her daughter. She was divorced in 1957 and often worked two jobs after that. The job she enjoyed by far the most was as a teacher's aide in the elementary school in her later years. CeCelia died in 2005.
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
Women pioneers
Subject (personal name) Knott, CeCelia Sullivan 1918-2005
Subject (geographic) Colorado
Rio Blanco County (Colo.)
Pagoda (Colo.)
Routt County (Colo.)
Craig (Colo.)
Moffat 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:2912
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KnottCeCelia1B.mp3   Audio access 1B audio/mpeg 10.25MB 0
KnottCeCelia1Bdm.wav   master 1B audio/x-wav 56.51MB 0
KnottCeCeliaPhoto.jpg   Photo -- CeCelia Sullivan Knott, July 21, 1984 image/jpeg 29.56KB 0
KnottCeCeliaaBio.pdf   Biographical information sheet application/pdf 34.58KB 0
KnottCeCeliabSummary.pdf   Summary index of interview application/pdf 140.68KB 0
KnottCeCeliacTranscript.pdf   Transcript of interview application/pdf 1.04MB 0
KnottCeCeliadAgreement.pdf   Permission agreement application/pdf 70.63KB 0

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