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Title Warren, Doris Stephenson
Author Jones-Eddy, Julie
Type of Resource mixed material
Digital Origin reformatted digital
Date Created 1984-08-03
Date Digitized 2010-01-07
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 Doris's mother was born on the trip west in a covered wagon train from Indiana. Doris's grandparents came to the Meeker area in 1889 to homestead on Flag Creek. Her grandmother, Minirva Wilson, told her about the trip west. Doris describes: the homestead cabin, the reservoir, home remedies, and cooking. Doris's mother, Goldie May Stephenson, went to college in Boulder at the University, against her father's wishes, and Doris relates stories of her experiences. She returned to Meeker to teach in the Coal Creek School and in Meeker. Goldie May stopped teaching when her children were born, but went back because of the Great Depression. She was also elected Rio Blanco County Superintendent of Schools, but had to resign because she was pregnant. Goldie May tended to sick people during the 1918 flu, and Doris relates her mother's experiences during that time. Doris grew up in Meeker. She didn't attend college because of lack of funds. She worked in the County Clerk's office, until she ran for County Treasurer and was elected, the first woman elected to that post. She talks about working women and working mothers.
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
Homesteading
Women employees
Women pioneers
Subject (personal name) Warren, Doris Stephenson, 1923-
Subject (geographic) Colorado
Rio Blanco County (Colo.)
Meeker (Colo.)
Flag Creek (Colo.)
Subject (form) Personal narratives
Audio recording
Publisher Colorado College
Place of Publication Colorado Springs, Colorado
Language eng
Duration 45 min.
Series Title Women in Northwestern Colorado
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/10176/coccc:2937
 
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WarrenDoris1B.mp3   Audio access 1B audio/mpeg 11.03MB 0
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WarrenDorisPhoto.jpg   Photo -- Doris Stephenson Warren, August 3, 1984 image/jpeg 169.05KB 0
WarrenDorisaBio.pdf   Biographical information sheet application/pdf 34.90KB 0
WarrenDorisbSummary.pdf   Summary index of interview application/pdf 170.65KB 0
WarrenDoriscTranscript.pdf   Transcript of interview application/pdf 1.06MB 0
WarrenDorisdAgreement.pdf   Permission agreement application/pdf 69.71KB 0

 
 
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