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Title Rector, Stella B. LaForce
Author Jones-Eddy, Julie
Type of Resource mixed material
Digital Origin reformatted digital
Date Created 1984-08-23
Date Digitized 2009-11-28
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 Stella was born in Oak Creek, Colorado and grew up near McCoy, Colorado on a ranch until she was six years old when her father died. She had five siblings. Stella's mother moved the family to Glenwood Springs so that she could work and her children could finish high school. The children spent summers on the ranch. She talks about: homemade clothing, working during the depression, and summers on the ranch. Stella married Jay Rector and traveled with him to construction jobs. Later they worked on the Kirk ranch, and finally on her husband's father's ranch, both near Rangely. She talks about her husband's mother, who had ten children and first came to the area in 1898 at six years old. Stella describes: washing clothes, cooking for family and extra help, gardening, sewing, roundup, and needlework. The ranch was twenty miles from town, and she saw few neighbors. She liked the chores outside, but not the cooking. She had four children, and talks about her daughter's education, etc. Stella describes the town library, 4H, and women's clubs. Stella died in 1991.
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) Rector, Stella B. LaForce, 1920-1991
Subject (geographic) Colorado
Rio Blanco County (Colo.)
Rangely (Colo.)
Oak Creek (Colo.)
Glenwood Springs (Colo.)
Garfield 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:2926
Attached Files
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads
RectorStella1A.mp3   Audio access 1A audio/mpeg 28.91MB 0
RectorStella1Adm.wav   master 1A audio/x-wav 159.37MB 0
RectorStella1B.mp3   Audio access 1B audio/mpeg 9.78MB 0
RectorStella1Bdm.wav   master 1B audio/x-wav 53.91MB 0
RectorStellaPhoto.jpg   Photo -- Stella LaForce Rector, August 23, 1984 image/jpeg 115.11KB 0
RectorStellaaBio.pdf   Biographical information sheet application/pdf 36.28KB 0
RectorStellabSummary.pdf   Summary index of interview application/pdf 122.69KB 0
RectorStellacTranscript.pdf   Transcript of interview application/pdf 883.37KB 0
RectorStelladAgreement.pdf   Permission agreement application/pdf 69.61KB 0

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