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Title Lyons, Iris Self
Author Jones-Eddy, Julie
Type of Resource mixed material
Digital Origin reformatted digital
Date Created 1984-08-21
Date Digitized 2009-09-12
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 Iris's parents came from Georgia to Spring Gulch, two miles north of Williams Fork in Moffat County in 1914 with seven children. Iris was born in 1905. The nearest neighbor was 5 miles away. Her father had a college education and taught at the Wattle Creek school and was also a preacher. Her mother found life much harder than in Georgia. Iris describes life on the homestead: garden, cows, wheat, deer, hogs, clothing, play, puberty, and the one room school. For high school the children stayed in a rented house in Craig while their parents stayed on the ranch. Iris was interested in science and wanted to be a nurse. She went to Denver General Hospital for nurses training after high school. She describes some early nursing techniques and home remedies. Iris came home to marry Wayne Lyons and they lived on the Lyon's family homestead in Breeze Basin in 1930 and had four children. She worked as a nurse when she was needed. At one point they would have closed the Hayden hospital if not for her. Later she worked at the Craig hospital. Iris died in 1999.
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
Women pioneers
Subject (personal name) Lyons, Iris Self, 1905-1999
Subject (geographic) Colorado
Moffat County (Colo.)
Routt County (Colo.)
Breeze Basin (Colo.)
Craig (Colo.)
Williams Fork (Colo.)
Hayden (Colo.)
Subject (form) Personal narratives
Audio recording
Publisher Colorado College
Place of Publication Colorado Springs, Colorado
Language eng
Duration 50 min.
Series Title Women in Northwestern Colorado
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/10176/coccc:2916
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LyonsIris1A.mp3   Audio access 1A audio/mpeg 31.18MB 0
LyonsIris1Adm.wav   master 1A audio/x-wav 171.88MB 0
LyonsIris1B.mp3   Audio access 1B audio/mpeg 22.17MB 0
LyonsIris1Bdm.wav   master 1B audio/x-wav 122.21MB 0
LyonsIrisaBio.pdf   Biographical information sheet application/pdf 66.16KB 0
LyonsIrisbSummary.pdf   Summary index of interview application/pdf 172.05KB 0
LyonsIriscTranscript.pdf   Transcript of interview application/pdf 1.39MB 0
LyonsIrisdAgreement.pdf   Permission agreement application/pdf 64.52KB 0
LyonsIrisphoto.jpg   Photo -- Iris Self Lyons, August 21, 1984 image/jpeg 33.68KB 0

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