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Title Woolley, Estel Aicher
Author Jones-Eddy, Julie
Type of Resource mixed material
Digital Origin reformatted digital
Date Created 1984-07-31
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 Estel's father came to the Meeker area in about 1888, and her mother came in 1898 to visit her sister. They married and lived on the homestead on Flag Creek. Estel was the only child. She describes her mother's life on the ranch. Estel wasn't expected to do any of the work. She talks about: riding her horse to school in very cold winters, play with neighbors, home remedies, puberty, and sports in school. Her parents bought a ranch in Grand Junction where Estel attended high school. She also went high school in Denver. She went to Business College in Grand Junction and then returned to Meeker to work in the County Clerk's office, where she worked for several years. Estel married a man from Craig, Raymond "Ray" Woolley, but they eventually settled in Meeker where she had two daughters. She talks about: childbirth and aftercare. While she worked, her mother did her housework and ironing, and cooked for her in-laws. Estel also talks about surgery in homes - her father drove the doctor to country appointments and administered ether. Estel 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
History
Frontier and pioneer life
Homesteading
Women pioneers
Subject (personal name) Woolley, Estel Aicher, 1905-1990
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:2941
 
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WolleyEstel1A.mp3   Audio access 1A audio/mpeg 26.75MB 0
WolleyEstel1Adm.wav   master 1A audio/x-wav 147.46MB 0
WolleyEstel1B.mp3   Audio access 1B audio/mpeg 15.15MB 0
WolleyEstel1Bdm.wav   master 1B audio/x-wav 83.55MB 0
WooleyEstelaBio.pdf   Biographical information sheet application/pdf 41.05KB 0
WooleyEstelbSummary.pdf   Summary index of interview application/pdf 115.65KB 0
WooleyEstelcTranscript.pdf   Transcript of interview application/pdf 1.03MB 0
WooleyEsteldAgreement.pdf   Permission agreement application/pdf 74.03KB 0
WoolleyEstelPhoto.jpg   Photo -- Estel Aicher Woolley, July 31, 1984 image/jpeg 126.89KB 0

 
 
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