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Title Boucher, Paul Edward
Author Finley, Judith Reid, 1936-
Type of Resource mixed material
Digital Origin reformatted digital
Date Created 1976-11-29
Date Digitized 2010-04-07
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 Professor Boucher (CC class of 1918), Department of Physics, came to Colorado College as a student in 1915, initially borrowing tuition money from President Slocum. He describes the lab facilities in Palmer Hall and his work with wireless radios and soldiers on campus during WWI for radio school. After serving one year in the Army in the Signal Corps, Boucher went to graduate school, returning to his alma mater to teach physics from 1921 to 1924. Following a year as instructor at Rice University, he came back to Colorado College in 1925 and taught until his retirement in 1961. Professor Boucher is especially well known for his work in the field of photography. Professor Boucher talks about the Depression's effect on the College, salary cuts, building of Shove Chapel, Saturday Knights, Manly Ormes, Arthur Blakely, and Earl Bryson. He also discusses the publishing of his photography books and photographic travel.
Note (admin) Digitized from the original Special Collections Audio tape R5. This interview is part of a larger collection totaling 89 individuals. Interview transcripts converted to PDF/A from Microsoft Word. Other file materials, biographical data sheets, indexes, legal releases scanned from originals and converted to text searchable PDF/A using Fujitsu 4150 scanner and Scandallpro software version 1.5. Scanned at 400 dpi. Photos scanned at 500 dpi and saved as jpeg. There are 131 preservation wave files (44.1 kHz, 16-bit) and 131 delivery mp3 files (128 kbps) in the set. Each file represents up to an hour of material, equivalent to one side of a reel-to-reel tape or both sides of a cassette tape. The 262 files are now located on both of two hard drives in Special Collections, the master drive (A1) formatted for Mac and a backup drive (B1) formatted for PC. (.wav preservation masters created by Tom Sanny using Final Cut Pro. Analog tapes digitized as QuickTime 44k16b .mov files. Dead air edited out and sound levels adjusted ; .wav files exported using FCP QuickTime Conversion tool ; .mp3 files created from .wav files using Switch.) All files are monaural.
Subject (topic) Oral history
Universities and colleges
College students
Subject (corporate name) Colorado College
Colorado College. Dept. of Physics
Subject (personal name) Boucher, Paul E. (Paul Edward), 1893-1981
Subject (time) 1910-1919
Subject (geographic) Colorado
Colorado Springs (Colo.)
Subject (form) Personal narratives
Audio recording
Publisher Colorado College
Place of Publication Colorado Springs, Colorado
Language eng
Series Title Colorado College Oral History Collection
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/10176/coccc:2999
Attached Files
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads
BoucherPaul1.mp3   Audio access 1 audio/mpeg 48.07MB 0
BoucherPaulPhoto1.jpg   Photo 1 -- Paul Boucher. Source: Special Collections. Photo File image/jpeg 514.14KB 0
BoucherPaulPhoto2.jpg   Photo 2 -- Paul Boucher. Source: Special Collections. Photo File image/jpeg 1.05MB 0
BoucherPaulaBio.pdf   Biographical information sheet application/pdf 303.64KB 0
BoucherPaulbSummary.pdf   Summary index of interview application/pdf 543.25KB 0
BoucherPaulcTranscript.pdf   Transcript of interview application/pdf 211.26KB 0
BoucherPauldAgreement.pdf   Permission agreement application/pdf 97.87KB 0
BoucherPauldm1.wav   master 1 audio/x-wav 265.01MB 0

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