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Title Whalin, Inez Ely
Author Jones-Eddy, Julie
Type of Resource mixed material
Digital Origin reformatted digital
Date Created 1984-06-02
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 Inez Whalin tells her experiences through her daughter, Ethelyn Crawford. When she was twenty-three years old, Inez married her husband at her home in rural Illinois, a much more settled area than northwestern Colorado in 1912. At that time he was the foreman on the James ranch in Moffat County. Inez cooked for all the ranch hands. They soon moved to Mr. Whalin's homestead on Thornburg near Meeker, a one room log cabin, which she describes. Inez had eight children, but lost one who was eight months old to pneumonia. The doctor usually missed the births. She talks about: birth control, childless women, home remedies, and poetry. She was sorry that she didn't go to college; her parents thought her too frail. Instead, she worked in a knitting factory before her marriage. Her neighbors asked her to teach, but her husband said she couldn't. Inez died in 1989.
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 pioneers
Subject (personal name) Whalin, Inez Ely, 1889-1989
Subject (geographic) Colorado
Rio Blanco County (Colo.)
Meeker (Colo.)
Thornburg (Colo.)
Subject (form) Personal narratives
Audio recording
Publisher Colorado College
Place of Publication Colorado Springs, Colorado
Language eng
Duration 22 min.
Series Title Women in Northwestern Colorado
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/10176/coccc:2938
 
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WhalinInez1A.mp3   Audio access audio/mpeg 20.94MB 0
WhalinInez1Adm.wav   master audio/x-wav 115.43MB 0
WhalinInezPhoto.jpg   Photo -- Inez Ely Whalin, June 2, 1984 image/jpeg 161.67KB 0
WhalinInezaBio.pdf   Biographical information sheet application/pdf 34.80KB 0
WhalinInezbSummary.pdf   Summary index of interview application/pdf 83.23KB 0
WhalinInezcTranscript.pdf   Transcript of interview application/pdf 434.92KB 0
WhalinInezdAgreement.pdf   Permission agreement application/pdf 70.65KB 0

 
 
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