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Title Stoddard, Lena Ely
Author Jones-Eddy, Julie
Type of Resource mixed material
Digital Origin reformatted digital
Date Created 1984-07-20
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 Lena came to Hayden with her husband, a teacher, who had been invited by Ferry Carpenter to come to teach there in 1921. Their first child was born at the Hayden Inn. They filed on a six hundred and forty acre homestead, which they maintained for six years. They sold it to an area sheep rancher for enough money to buy the Empire Courier newspaper in Craig, which they continued to run for two generations. In the early years Lena answered the telephone, read proof, and collected social news. They also maintained the area weather station for eight years. Readings were taken every three hours and reported to the regional weather office. Lena talks about: women's clubs, use of sleds in the 1920's and 30's, the sheep trail that went by their house in Craig, newspaper subscriptions paid with local produce, political activities, and home remedies. Lena had five children. Lena died in 1991.
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
Community newspapers
Subject (personal name) Stoddard, Lena Ely,1894-1991
Subject (geographic) Colorado
Moffat County (Colo.)
Craig (Colo.)
Hayden (Colo.)
Routt County (Colo.)
Subject (form) Personal narratives
Audio recording
Publisher Colorado College
Place of Publication Colorado Springs, Colorado
Language eng
Duration 64 min.
Series Title Women in Northwestern Colorado
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/10176/coccc:2933
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StoddardLena1A.mp3   Audio access 1A audio/mpeg 30.17MB 0
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StoddardLena1B.mp3   Audio access 1B audio/mpeg 29.97MB 0
StoddardLena1Bdm.wav   master 1B audio/x-wav 165.23MB 0
StoddardLenaPhoto.jpg   Photo -- Lena Ely Stoddard, July 20, 1984 image/jpeg 209.66KB 0
StoddardLenaaBio.pdf   Biographical information sheet application/pdf 34.32KB 0
StoddardLenabSummary.pdf   Summary index of interview application/pdf 180.81KB 0
StoddardLenacTranscript.pdf   Transcript of interview application/pdf 1.33MB 0
StoddardLenadAgreement.pdf   Permission agreement application/pdf 69.34KB 0

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