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Title Smith, Wilma Gertrude Crawford
Author Jones-Eddy, Julie
Type of Resource mixed material
Digital Origin reformatted digital
Date Created 1984-05-05
Date Digitized 2010-01-03
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 Wilma's father arrived in the Meeker area to homestead in 1885. Her mother arrived in a covered wagon with her sister. She remembers coming to town on a sled for the mail. She talks about her life on the ranch: play, work inside and outside, clothing, and washing clothes. And she describes a typical day's activities. She attended a winter rural school 1 1/2 miles away. She talks about dances, sleigh rides, and ice skating. Wilma liked to play baseball - she was the catcher. She talks about the first automobiles, which they had to put up on blocks in the winter. Wilma went to college at the University of Colorado at Boulder for two years, taking French, physics, and English. Then she married and had one child. Her husband died in an accident when her daughter was two years old. She lived with her mother in Meeker and worked at various jobs (housecleaning, babysitting, as a clerk, in a laundry, and in a garage). Wilma died in 1993.
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
Women
History
Frontier and pioneer life
Rural schools
Ranch life
Women pioneers
Women employees
Subject (personal name) Smith, Wilma Gertrude Crawford, 1900-1993
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 30 min.
Series Title Women in Northwestern Colorado
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/10176/coccc:2930
 
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SmithWilma1A.mp3   Audio access audio/mpeg 30.75MB 0
SmithWilma1Adm.wav   master audio/x-wav 169.51MB 0
SmithWilmaPhoto.jpg   Photo -- Wilma Gertrude Crawford Smith, May 5, 1984 image/jpeg 151.09KB 0
SmithWilmaaBio.pdf   Biographical information sheet application/pdf 34.83KB 0
SmithWilmabSummary.pdf   Summary index of interview application/pdf 127.89KB 0
SmithWilmacTranscript.pdf   Transcript of interview application/pdf 784.48KB 0
SmithWilmadAgreement.pdf   Permission agreement application/pdf 70.16KB 0

 
 
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