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Title Shepherd, Virginia M.
Author Jones-Eddy, Julie
Type of Resource mixed material
Digital Origin reformatted digital
Date Created 1984-06-03
Date Digitized 2009-12-11
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 Virginia's father came to Meeker in 1898 and her mother came in 1901. They settled on a ranch near Buford (on the White River east of Meeker). Virginia tells stories about her mother's difficult adjustment to the West after growing up in Virginia. Virginia attended a rural school about three miles away. After her older sister died of pneumonia because they couldn't get her into town soon enough, the family moved to Meeker. Virginia describes her life as a child: play, clothing, travel to Virginia, church youth group, and high school parties. She talks about the 1918 flu: many people in Meeker died. Virginia describes instructions on becoming a "lady" and her mother's "reading club." Virginia graduated from college and talks about her experiences at Colorado College and Colorado State College of Education (Greeley). She later earned an M.A. at Colorado College. She talks about her teaching and counseling experiences in the Meeker schools. Virginia died in 1994.
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
Women pioneers
Subject (personal name) Shepherd, Virginia M., 1905-1994
Subject (geographic) Colorado
Rio Blanco County (Colo.)
Meeker (Colo.)
Subject (form) Personal narratives
Audio recording
Publisher Colorado College
Place of Publication Colorado Springs, Colorado
Language eng
Duration 65 min.
Series Title Women in Northwestern Colorado
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/10176/coccc:2929
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ShepherdVirginia2A.mp3   Audio access 2A audio/mpeg 2.56MB 0
ShepherdVirginia2Adm.wav   master 2A audio/x-wav 14.12MB 0
ShepherdVirginiaPhoto.jpg   Photo -- Virginia M. Shepherd image/jpeg 106.24KB 0
ShepherdVirginiaaBio.pdf   Biographical information sheet application/pdf 39.88KB 0
ShepherdVirginiabSummary.pdf   Summary index of interview application/pdf 175.89KB 0
ShepherdVirginiacTranscript.pdf   Transcript of interview application/pdf 1.20MB 0
ShepherdVirginiadAgreement.pdf   Permission agreement application/pdf 67.66KB 0

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