Oral histories (document genres)
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Discusses Federal arts projects in Wyoming.
Discusses the life and service of Roy Tucker Moore who served in the same company in the 10th Mountain Division. Ross Raney is Mr. Moore's grandson. Both men served in Northern Italy during WWII. Moore was killed by a sniper when they were dug in on a forward slope of the Appennine Ranges. Eisenstein talks about the events and conditions leading up to and following Moore's death. He also talks about training at Camp Hale and Camp Swift, and about his own service during the war.
The interview provides information and personal observations about Schneider's experiences: trip to Italy from Newport News, Va.; belief that the Division helped bring the war to an end more quickly; after the war ended, his return to his place of birth in Austria.
Talks about the Denver (Colo.) Zoological Foundation, the Zoo's agreement with the City and Couny of Denver, Zoo directors, Board of Trustees and Helen Kenney Johnson who was influential in developing Zoo policy.
The interview provides information and personal observations about Durfee's time at Camp Swift, Tex., Camp Patrick Henry before being shipped to Italy, his ship and arrival in Naples, injured soldiers and the death of a soldier due to friendly fire, being injured on March 3, 1945 from friendly artillery fire, time and recovery in the field hospital.
Discusses his personal life, family and career with the Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company and Mountain Bell.
Discusses railroad related subjects including a strike, train accidents, derailed cars and missing rails.
Recalls life in Silt, Colorado. Discusses retirement and old friends. Interviewed by Andrew Gulliford. Also contains information on the Golden Years Club of Rifle, Colo.
Recorded during a tour of former battle sites near Mount Gorgolesco, the interview provides information and personal observations about Evans' experiences: remains of fox holes, and combat operations that lead to his receiving the Silver Star medal; different locations where conflict took place; trail that extends from Mt. Gorgolesco to della Torraccia; German soldiers surrendering.
Recollections of Federal Art Program in Colorado.
Irene M. Goetz discusses boarders, renovations and changes at the Astor House Hotel, Golden, Colo. during the 1910s-1950s when she lived there as the wife of Oscar A. Goetz, son of the owner, Ida L. Goetz. Additional comments concern Goetz's life in Golden in the early 1900s, where she discusses prospectors, Chinese immigrant laborers, mining, farming, canning, school and the only hanging of an individual in Golden, Colo.
Recollections about Federal Art Program in Colorado, various artists, and personal life.
The interview provides information and personal observations about Dumm's training experience at Camp Hale. At the time of the interview, Dumm was 96 years old. His son helped during the interview and reminded him of stories he had told in the past.
Gurtler talks about John Elitch, the founder of Elitch Gardens (Denver, Colo.) and the early days of Elitch Gardens including gardening, amusement rides, theatre and big band performances.
The interview provides information and personal observations about Jack Van Brunt's experiences training at Camp Hale, Colo. and Fort Carson, Colo. when he was assigned to the Mountain and Cold Weather Training Center
Typed transcript of interview conducted by Margaret Linger. Martin talks about the animals, exhibits, Denver (Colo.) politics, different Zoo directors and Mrs. Helen Johnson and her contributions to the Denver (Colo.) Zoo.
The interview provides information and personal observations about Bray's experiences with the 10th Mountain Division.
The interview provides information and personal observations about Rogers' experiences: being wounded at Mount della Torraccia and enemy fire; being transported to a medical station and conditions there; working for McDonald Douglas after the war.
Recollections about the Federal Art Program in Colorado.
Mrs. Cranmer talks about the house she lived in for over 40 years, about the garden and the animals; also recalls the many artists and musicians who stayed at the Cranmer house.
Talks about his early theater experiences. Comments on the difficulties in adapting to the Denver (Colo.) theater market. Shares his plans to re-open the Third Eye Theater after it had been closed.
Discusses his start in the theater as a student at the University of Colorado at Denver, his experiences with the Theater Under Glass (Denver, Colo.). Provides background on other Denver (Colo.) area theater companies.
Mason reminisces about her experiences with Dr. Justina L. Ford.
Lecture given to the Westerners, Denver Posse. Discusses the history of Mesa Verde as a National Park and about his role as a defender and enforcer of the Antiquities Act in the Southwestern United States.
Talks about farming in Silt, Colorado and his attitudes toward aging. Interviewed by Randall Teeuwen, August 16, 1977. Also includes interview with Harriet Kiddie who talks about the old days in Oak Creek, Colorado and the younger generation. Interviewed by Randall Teeuwen, July 18, 1977.