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Title Beidleman, Richard Gooch
Author Finley, Judith Reid, 1936-
Type of Resource mixed material
Digital Origin reformatted digital
Date Created 1988-02-17
Date Digitized 2010-04-11
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 A prolific writer, a much sought-after speaker, and a highly respected professor, Richard Beidleman is one of Colorado College's most notable faculty members. He taught zoology from 1957-1968 and biology from 1968-1988. His research interests centered on the role of natural scientists in frontier America and Australia, and he helped author high school and junior high school biology textbooks, among approximately 250 other published works. The Colorado Springs community knows him best as a dedicated environmental activist who fought for many years for such causes as the preservation of the White House Ranch and the Garden of the Gods Park, the prevention of strip mining along Front Range quarries, and the successful League of Women Voters lawsuit against the City of Colorado Springs regarding the Palmer deeded parks. He served on the Colorado State Parks Board for eight years, including three and a half years as its chairman and succeeded, among other things, in obtaining Muehler Ranch as a state park. The Beidleman Environmental Center at Sondermann Park was established in his honor by the City of Colorado Springs.
Note (admin) Digitized from the original Special Collections Audio tape R56. 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
Subject (corporate name) Colorado College
Colorado College. Dept. of Biology
Subject (personal name) Beidleman, Richard G.
Subject (time) 1950-1959
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:3071
Attached Files
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads
BeidlemanRichard1.mp3   Audio access 1 audio/mpeg 59.25MB 0
BeidlemanRichard2.mp3   Audio access 2 audio/mpeg 43.32MB 0
BeidlemanRichardPhoto1.jpg   Photo 1 -- Richard Beidleman. Source: Special Collections. Photo File. Biography image/jpeg 499.80KB 0
BeidlemanRichardPhoto2.jpg   Photo 2 -- Richard Beidleman. Source: Special Collections. Photo File. Biography image/jpeg 395.36KB 0
BeidlemanRichardPhoto3.jpg   Photo 3 -- Richard Beidleman. Source: Special Collections. Photo File. Biography image/jpeg 806.69KB 0
BeidlemanRichardaBio.pdf   Biographical information sheet application/pdf 320.70KB 0
BeidlemanRichardbSummary.pdf   Summary index of interview application/pdf 151.66KB 0
BeidlemanRichardcTranscript.pdf   Transcript of interview application/pdf 385.31KB 0
BeidlemanRicharddAgreement.pdf   Permission agreement application/pdf 60.02KB 0

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