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Title McCue, Lillian de la Torre Bueno
Author Finley, Judith Reid, 1936-
Type of Resource mixed material
Digital Origin reformatted digital
Date Created 1988-05-09
Date Digitized 2010-04-12
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 Lillian Bueno McCue, whose pen name is Lillian de la Torre, was born in New York City on March 15, 1902, received her B.A. at New Rochelle College in 1921, an M.A. from Columbia University in 1927, and another M.A. from Harvard in 1933. Her field of study is 18th Century English literature. Her husband George McCue, whom she married in 1932, taught English at Colorado College from 1935 to 1962. Lillian McCue was a well-known mystery writer of several novels, numerous short stories, and 12 plays, most notably Goodbye, Miss Lizzie Borden. She referred to herself as a histo-detector, researching unsolved mysteries of the past, particularly using the 18th century characters of Dr. Sam Johnson and his friend Boswell as central figures.
Note (admin) Digitized from the original Special Collections Audio tape R57. 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 teachers' spouses
Authors
Subject (corporate name) Colorado College
Subject (personal name) De La Torre, Lillian, 1902-1993
Subject (time) 1930-1939
1940-1949
1950-1959
1960-1969
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:3072
 
Attached Files
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads
McCueLillian1.mp3   Audio access 1 audio/mpeg 59.11MB 0
McCueLillian2.mp3   Audio access 2 audio/mpeg 21.10MB 0
McCueLillianPhoto.jpg   Photo -- Lillian McCue. Source: Special Collections. Audio File R57 image/jpeg 509.94KB 0
McCueLillianaBio.pdf   Biographical information sheet application/pdf 330.30KB 0
McCueLillianbSummary.pdf   Summary index of interview application/pdf 122.29KB 0
McCueLilliancTranscript.pdf   Transcript of interview application/pdf 330.67KB 0
McCueLilliandAgreement.pdf   Permission agreement application/pdf 57.31KB 0

 
 
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