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Title Service, Eleanor Rugler
Author Jones-Eddy, Julie
Type of Resource mixed material
Digital Origin reformatted digital
Date Created 1984-07-31
Date Digitized 2009-12-08
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 Eleanor was teaching school in Missouri and wanted to make more money by moving west. She came to the Pagoda School in 1927 at nineteen. She boarded with a family, but saw few other people except at holidays and dances. They traveled in the winter by sled. She taught in rural schools at Lime Kiln near Meeker, Axial and Hamilton between Meeker and Craig, and in the Meeker schools. Eleanor completed two years of college and many extension courses. She tells many stories of her years in rural schools: taking her breast fed child with her, her school pet deer, making teaching materials, driving to the schools from Meeker in the winter, becoming a foster parent for two of her students. She married a rancher, James F. Service, but wanted to continue to teach while she raised her children. She had three children and two foster children. Eleanor died in 1985.
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
Rural schools
Subject (personal name) Service, Eleanor Rugler, 1904-1985
Subject (geographic) Colorado
Routt County (Colo.)
Rio Blanco County (Colo.)
Pagoda (Colo.)
Meeker (Colo.)
Axial (Colo.)
Moffat County (Colo.)
Subject (form) Personal narratives
Audio recording
Publisher Colorado College
Place of Publication Colorado Springs, Colorado
Language eng
Duration 67 min.
Series Title Women in Northwestern Colorado
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/10176/coccc:2928
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ServiceEleanor2A.mp3   Audio access 2A audio/mpeg 6.15MB 0
ServiceEleanor2Adm.wav   master 2A audio/x-wav 33.94MB 0
ServiceEleanorPhoto.jpg   Photo -- Eleanor Rugler Service, July 31, 1984 image/jpeg 166.26KB 0
ServiceEleanoraBio.pdf   Biographical information sheet application/pdf 36.74KB 0
ServiceEleanorbSummary.pdf   Summary index of interview application/pdf 174.69KB 0
ServiceEleanorcTranscript.pdf   Transcript of interview application/pdf 1.44MB 0
ServiceEleanordAgreement.pdf   Permission agreement application/pdf 68.56KB 0

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