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Title Sides, Bernice Van Cleave and Richards, Beryl Van Cleave
Author Jones-Eddy, Julie
Type of Resource mixed material
Digital Origin reformatted digital
Date Created 1984-10-15
Date Digitized 2010-01-06
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 Bernice and Beryl are twin sisters who were born in Oregon in 1903. They came to Meeker in 1903 with their father, a carpenter, and their mother, a teacher. The women wanted to be interviewed together. Bernice tells of their mother's death from surgery on the dining room table - they were six years old. She describes life in Meeker in the early 1900's: clothes washing, schools, games, women's activities, a "poor farm", and adult activities. She also describes her career as a bank cashier. Then Beryl speaks and talks about the early death of their mother and their relationship to the woman their father married, in part, to care for them. Beryl describes the organization of Meeker's first library by a group of women in 1925. Both sisters were then interviewed and they spoke about: school, play, baking, housekeeping, view of marriage, and coping without their mother. Beryl talks about her marriage to Father Richards and her role as an Episcopal priest's wife. Bernice talks about her married life with William "Bill" Sides, and her career in the bank. Neither sister had children. Beryl died in 1994, and Bernice died in 1990.
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 employees
Subject (personal name) Sides, Bernice Van Cleave, 1903-1990
Richards, Beryl Van Cleave, 1903-1994
Subject (geographic) Colorado
Meeker (Colo.)
Rio Blanco County (Colo.)
Subject (form) Personal narratives
Audio recording
Publisher Colorado College
Place of Publication Colorado Springs, Colorado
Language eng
Duration 120 min.
Series Title Women in Northwestern Colorado
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/10176/coccc:2932
Attached Files
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SidesandRichards1A.mp3   Audio access 1A audio/mpeg 28.68MB 0
SidesandRichards1Adm.wav   master 1A audio/x-wav 158.10MB 0
SidesandRichards1B.mp3   Audio access 1B audio/mpeg 30.60MB 0
SidesandRichards1Bdm.wav   master 1B audio/x-wav 168.70MB 0
SidesandRichards2A.mp3   Audio access 2A audio/mpeg 31.29MB 0
SidesandRichards2Adm.wav   master 2A audio/x-wav 172.52MB 0
SidesandRichards2B.mp3   Audio access 2B audio/mpeg 26.03MB 0
SidesandRichards2Bdm.wav   master 2B audio/x-wav 143.49MB 0
VanCleaveBaBio.pdf   Biographical information sheet application/pdf 52.78KB 0
VanCleaveBbSummary.pdf   Summary index of interview application/pdf 234.30KB 0
VanCleaveBcTranscript.pdf   Transcript of interview application/pdf 2.31MB 0
VanCleaveBdAgreement.pdf   Permission agreement application/pdf 126.53KB 0
VancleaveBsistersPhoto.jpg   Photo -- Bernice Van Cleave Sides and Beryl Van Cleave Richards, October 15, 1983 image/jpeg 157.62KB 0

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