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University Park oral history project

Identifier: C MSS OH187

Scope and Contents

Residents of the University Park Subdivision of Denver, Colo. recall life in the neighborhood from early 1900 to the mid-1980s including the growth and development of the area, the history of houses, churches, businesses, the park and Chamberlin Observatory. Recorded as part of 14 year old Barry Matchett's 1986 Eagle Scout project.


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Language of Materials

Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

Conditions Governing Access

Contact Western History/Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library, Denver, Colorado.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

University Park Subdivision in south central Denver, Colorado was platted in 1892. The University of Denver moved its main campus there in the early 1890s.


30 sound cassettes

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mary Beth Twining;2001.


University of Denver Penrose Library holds the original tapes.

Participant or Performer Note

Interviewed by Barry Matchett.

Finding Aid for the University Park oral history project,1986[sound recording]
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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy
Denver CO 80204 United States