Oral histories (document genres)
Found in 437 Collections and/or Records:
The documentary provides information and personal observations about William G. Goodge's uncle, Okey C. Dean's personal and army life, his death in Italy: early farm days; Camp Hale; D series; rock climbing; on ship to Alaska; arrival in Italy; climbing Riva Ridge; news of Roosevelt's death; wounded in April offensive; death while attending to a wounded soldier.
Discusses his background and skiing. At age 25 he started skiing seriously, entering tournaments, and winning a championship. He was drafted into the Army in June of 1941 and was stationed at Fort Lewis where he was assigned to teach officers how to ski. He taught men to ski at Camp Hale and in Michigan. He was an instructor for his entire time in the army and was discharged in December of 1945.
The interview provides information and personal observations about Tomky's experiences: crossing the Po River; armored cars used and casualties; role of Company B at Mount Belvedere; field house that was once located at Camp Hale, bought by a rancher in Carbondale, attending functions held in the field house at the ranch.
Reminiscences about Moore's experiences during the height of the Ku Klux Klan influence in Colorado.
Discusses life in Maybell, Colorado, effects of development, plans for retirement, and history of Hat Ranch. Interviewed by Andrew Gulliford.
The interview provides information and personal observations about Kitchen's experiences: being at Camp Hale and Camp Swift, Tex.; arrival at Naples, Italy; confusion among the troops at Belvedere; general overview of time in Italy; at Lake Garda at the end of the war; being part of a force sent to the Italian-Austrian border.
The interview provides information and personal observations about Perrault's experiences: being assigned to the engineering division and training received at Camp Hale, Colo.; how training applied to building a tram up Riva Ridge and its importance for removing wounded soldiers; crossing the Po River and receiving the Silver Star Medal for saving his wounded Sergeant; becoming a member of the US Ski Team and competing in the 1948 and 1952 Olympics.
Discusses reasons for immigration and differences in value systems. Interviewed by Andrew Gulliford, June 8, 1977.
The interview provides information and personal observations about the 10th Mountain Division: the origins of the 10th Mountain Division; Lafferty and Skillern discuss prominent people in early days of skiing and the origins of the Mountain Training Center (the first choice was actually Henry Lake, Wyo.). They also discuss testing of mountain equipment, clothing and rations; training other combat troops in rock climbing and mountaineering skills
Talks about names, words and phrases in the Tlingit language; tells the Legend of the Salmon; farewell speech to the pupils of the Alaskan Canadian Mission.
Discusses how he began staging plays in the Denver (Colo.) area as a member of the Army Air Corps at Lowry Field in 1941, talks about reviewers, budget cuts, playwrights and other aspects of Denver (Colo.) theater.
Recollections of Federal Art Program in Colorado.
The interview provides information and personal observations about Delfausse's assignment to the 10th Mountain Division because he listed skiing as a sport he participated in on a questionnaire at Ft. Dix, N.J., deployment to Italy, being an S-5 Sergeant during the assault on Belvedere, injury in Italy and being sent back to the U.S. before the end of the war, finding a chest containing German payroll in Italian lire, Bocci family.
The interview provide personal observation about Pierson's experiences with the 10th Mountain Division: joining the military while at the Colorado School of Mines; applied directly to the mountain troops; describes the communication system as used during combat; being injured while on Riva Ridge and being taken to the aid station and experiences in the hospital; experiences at Camp Hale and Camp Swift; how he spent time waiting for discharge.
Noel talks about her childhood, family, education, marriage and her careers as a welfare worker and magazine editor; also discusses Denver public school system and a trip to African.
The interview provides information and personal observations about Crawford's time as a member of the 86th Infantry, how he came to join the 10th Mountain Division, weapons he carried, being wounded in action near Lake Garda.
Discusses first job hoeing potatoes, coming to Colorado on the railroad; retirement in Fruita, Colo. Interviewed by Andrew Gulliford, June 27, 1977. Additional interview with Mabel May Myers, Oak Creek, Colorado resident, discusses life in Colorado and the 1913 mine strike in Breckenridge, Colo. Interviewed by Andrew Gulliford, July 1, 1977.
Humphreys recalls his experience as a Denver (Colo.) Post reporter covering the activities of William J. Candish, a Ku Klux Klan appointed police chef; also discusses John Galen Locke, Grand Dragon of Ku Klux Klan of Colorado.
The interview provides information and personal observations about Farley's experiences: volunteering and enlistment at Fort Dix prior to going to Camp Hale in June 1943; time at Camp Hale; time off and skiing at Cooper Mountain; value of religion and discipline during difficult situations; physical issues related to the transport of ski equipment; superior artillery of the Germans and superiority of the American air power; impact of the reunion trip on his memories.
The interview provides information and personal observations about Zelina's experiences: being a career army member, who also served in Korea; value and characteristics of mules; Italy, and being hospitalized because of contracting yellow jaundice; psychology being the training of soldiers; role of veterans in organizations.
Owen talks about the family photographs (copy prints) that he donated to the Denver Public Library; talks about his family and his grandfather, William Jennings Bryan. Newspaper article details the marriage of Owen's parents, Reginald and Ruth Bryan Leavitt.