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Title Spence, Jennie Mary Brown
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 Jennie was born in 1897. Her parents came to the Meeker area in 1898 in a covered wagon. Her father began teaching in rural schools around the Meeker area until they moved to Meeker and had a store. They also started a homestead on Flag Creek. Jennie tells many stories about her mother who: made hats, ran the store, sewed clothes, had boarders, was Dr. French's nurse, took care of other people's children, made funeral shrouds, and "laid out people." Jennie tells stories about her childhood: play, chores, basketball, piano, and riding horses. She taught school for three years before she married. Jennie describes: home remedies, puberty, births of children, and women who died in childbirth. She and her husband, Joe Spence, lived on several ranches and she describes the living conditions in the early years: coal oil lights, carrying water, milking cows, making butter, and making soap. She went on roundup with her husband from September to November. They had two children. She describes a typical day in the summer. Jennie began teaching again after her children left home. Jennie enjoyed painting. Jennie died in 1995.
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
Ranch life
Rural schools
Subject (personal name) Spence, Jennie Mary Brown, 1897-1995
Subject (geographic) Colorado
Rio Blanco County (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 90 min.
Series Title Women in Northwestern Colorado
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/10176/coccc:2931
Attached Files
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SpenceJenniePhoto.jpg   Photo -- Jennie Brown Spence, May 5, 1984 image/jpeg 169.46KB 0
SpenceJennieaBio.pdf   Biographical information sheet application/pdf 43.63KB 0
SpenceJenniebSummary.pdf   Summary index of interview application/pdf 225.38KB 0
SpenceJenniecTranscript.pdf   Transcript of interview application/pdf 2.32MB 0
SpenceJenniedAgreement.pdf   Permission agreement application/pdf 72.36KB 0
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SpenceJennyPoem1A.mp3   Audio access Spence Poem 1 audio/mpeg 2.39MB 0
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SpencePhotoArt5.jpg   Spence Art 5 image/jpeg 44.10KB 0
SpencePhotoArt6.jpg   Spence Art 6 image/jpeg 35.53KB 0

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