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  • Thumbnail for Penland, Charles William Theodore
    Penland, Charles William Theodore by Finley, Judith Reid, 1936-

    Professor C. William T. Penland received his B.A. in 1920 from the University of Wyoming and his Ph.D. in Biology in 1925 from Harvard University. Except for a period of military service during World War II, and a semester in South America, he taught at Colorado College continuously from 1922 until his retirement in 1968, serving on the faculty longer than anyone else in the institution's history. An avid mountaineer, Dr. Penland was particularly well-known for his studies of the fungi and algae of Alpine tundra. His interview includes descriptions of the low faculty salaries, the Biology Department and Forestry School, the appearance of campus and Colorado Springs, President Duniway's administration, and the Alpine Laboratories of the Carnegie Institution (located three miles up the Cog Railway.) He talks about his extracurricular activities: mountaineering, hiking with Saturday Knights, Round Table Club, and searching for new plants.

  • Thumbnail for Lindeman, Elizabeth Van Valkenburgh
    Lindeman, Elizabeth Van Valkenburgh by Finley, Judith Reid, 1936-

    Elizabeth Van Valkenburgh Lindeman (CC class of 1946) describes her perspective as a student during the turbulent and unsettled years of World War II. While a student at Colorado College, Elizabeth Lindeman was a psychology major, a member of Gamma Phi Beta, president of the Associated Women Students, a member of the Quadrangle Association, the Joint Student/Faculty Emergency Council, and numerous other college activities.

  • Thumbnail for Werner, Ray O.
    Werner, Ray O. by Finley, Judith Reid, 1936-

    Professor Ray O. Werner taught in the Colorado College Economics Department from 1948 until his retirement in 1987, giving him one of the longest tenures of any faculty member in the history of the college. Born in Edgar, Nebraska in 1922, Werner received his A.B. at Hastings College in 1942, his M.A. in 1947, and his Ph.D. in 1960, both from the University of Nebraska. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, and as an Army and Air Force Reservist for many years thereafter. Not only was he chairman of the Colorado College Department of Business Administration and Economics from 1956 through 1977, but he also served the college on numerous committees, including the Athletics Board from 1960 to 1982. He was a founder of the college's chapter of Pi Gamma Mu, and co-founder of Blue Key. Among his many contributions to the Colorado Springs community, Werner has served as president of the United Way, president of the Chamber of Commerce, and member of the Board of Directors of the Colorado Springs National Bank, United Bank of Colorado Springs. The recipient of several awards for outstanding teaching, Professor Werner also contributed to many publications in the field of economics, notably as editor of the Legal Developments in Marketing section of the Journal of Marketing.

  • Thumbnail for Eberle, Janet Mortimer
    Eberle, Janet Mortimer by Jones-Eddy, Julie

    Janet was born in Kersey, Colorado on February 11, 1911. She came to the Craig area in 1918 with her parents, as an only child. They lived on her grandfather's ranch on Little Bear, for three years. They moved to various rural schools where her mother taught and her father helped at the school and worked at odd jobs. Then they filed on a homestead in 1925 and Janet's mother continued to teach in rural schools. Janet talks about: women being able to support themselves, homestead work, home schooling, clothing, puberty, play as a "tomboy", and play with sleds and skis. Janet describes: the homestead cabin, cooking, food preservation, sleeping with quilts and flat irons, lack of illness, health concerns in her rural community, death of neighbor from self abortion, and care of the deceased. She talks about: Craig high school activities, college, and her own teaching in rural schools. She married Ernest at twenty-six and had two children in her mid-thirties. Their home was in Hamilton on a ranch, where she served as census enumerator and Moffat County Superintendent of Schools.

  • Thumbnail for Wood, Richard E.
    Wood, Richard E. by Finley, Judith Reid, 1936-

    After 30 years as Colorado College's Director of Admissions, Richard E. Wood retired in 1991. He was known as the dean of admissions directors on a national level, due to his remarkable success in his field. Born in 1927 in East Orange, New Jersey, Wood graduated from Dickinson College in 1952, and received an M.A. from Columbia Teachers College in 1953. After positions at Pratt Institute and Denver University, he came to Colorado College in 1959 as Assistant Director of Development. Named Admissions Director in 1961, he also served several years as Registrar and Financial Aid Director.

  • Thumbnail for Roberts, Carl L., Jr.
    Roberts, Carl L., Jr. by Finley, Judith Reid, 1936-

    Carl Roberts came to the field of psychology after serving in the Navy, going to college for a short time, working in the business world, and then returning to college. From graduate school at the University of Missouri, Roberts came to Colorado College as assistant professor in 1957 to teach experimental psychology. He became associate professor in 1961 and full professor in 1967. He was interested in the experimental analysis of behavior, behavior modification, learning theory, animal behavior, and the philosophy of science. With student help, he built an experimental lab for the department. He was successful in increasing funding for the department by interesting Presidents Worner and Benezet in the department’s research. He also received several national grants.

  • Thumbnail for Jones, Raymond Dean
    Jones, Raymond Dean by Finley, Judith Reid, 1936-

    Raymond D. Jones (CC class of 1967) was born in Pueblo, Colorado on November 30, 1945. While at Colorado College, Jones was the first African-American president of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity. After graduating from Colorado College, he received his law degree from Harvard University in 1971. At the time of this interview he was a judge in the Denver District Court, appointed by Governor Richard Lamm. Jones’ interview focuses on campus life in the 1960’s, attitudes about civil rights in Colorado Springs, and experiences from the perspective of a minority student.

  • Thumbnail for Fisher, Alan
    Fisher, Alan by Finley, Judith Reid, 1936-

    Alan Fisher (CC class of 1968) grew up in Wichita, Kansas attending Wichita State for one year before transferring to Colorado College in 1965. Graduating with his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 1968, he served in the U.S. Army until 1971. He received a Master of Library Science in 1972 from Denver University, and a Master of Arts in Business from the University of Nebraska in 1976. He served as reference librarian at Tutt Library from 1977 to 1983. Alan describes campus life and attitudes during the late 1960's.

  • Thumbnail for Zagoras, Maro K.
    Zagoras, Maro K. by Finley, Judith Reid, 1936-

    Maro K. Zagoras (CC class of 1989) was born December 23, 1966, in Waukegan, Illinois. She enrolled at Colorado College in the fall of 1985 and graduated with a B.A. in political science. While at Colorado College, Zagoras served as a Resident Assistant in Slocum, as Circle K president, and on an advisory board for leadership, volunteerism and community service and helped establish a community service center at Colorado College. She also served as senior class president during the 1988-89 academic year. She describes the faculty, students and administrators, and reflects on campus life in the 1980’s.

  • Thumbnail for Friedman, Bradley Alan
    Friedman, Bradley Alan by Finley, Judith Reid, 1936-

    Bradley Alan Friedman (CC class of 1982) was born in Denver, Colorado in 1959 and graduated from Cherry Creek High School in 1978. He attended Colorado College from 1978-1982, graduating with a B.A. in History/Political Science. He was a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta honor fraternity, Chavarim, Phi Delta Theta fraternity, and the Colorado College Campus Association, of which he served as president. His interview took place during his senior year at Colorado College and focuses on campus organizations and activism during the early 1980’s.

  • Thumbnail for Caunt, Kay Lynn Niederhut
    Caunt, Kay Lynn Niederhut by Finley, Judith Reid, 1936-

    Kay Niederhut Caunt (CC class of 1972) came to Colorado College from her home in Denver, Colorado, and graduated with a B.A. in history. Her interview focuses on campus life as a married student, campus attitudes toward the Vietnam War, and her early involvement in politics. She was a state legislative candidate in 1974, a member of the Colorado Democratic Party's executive committee and rules committee and worked with the Colorado Springs-El Paso County CETA Manpower Planning Council.

  • Thumbnail for Spence, Jennie Mary Brown
    Spence, Jennie Mary Brown by Jones-Eddy, Julie

    Jennie was born in 1897. Her parents came to the Meeker area in 1898 in a covered wagon. Her father began teaching in rural schools around the Meeker area until they moved to Meeker and had a store. They also started a homestead on Flag Creek. Jennie tells many stories about her mother who: made hats, ran the store, sewed clothes, had boarders, was Dr. French's nurse, took care of other people's children, made funeral shrouds, and "laid out people." Jennie tells stories about her childhood: play, chores, basketball, piano, and riding horses. She taught school for three years before she married. Jennie describes: home remedies, puberty, births of children, and women who died in childbirth. She and her husband, Joe Spence, lived on several ranches and she describes the living conditions in the early years: coal oil lights, carrying water, milking cows, making butter, and making soap. She went on roundup with her husband from September to November. They had two children. She describes a typical day in the summer. Jennie began teaching again after her children left home. Jennie enjoyed painting. Jennie died in 1995.

  • Thumbnail for Woolley, Estel Aicher
    Woolley, Estel Aicher by Jones-Eddy, Julie

    Estel's father came to the Meeker area in about 1888, and her mother came in 1898 to visit her sister. They married and lived on the homestead on Flag Creek. Estel was the only child. She describes her mother's life on the ranch. Estel wasn't expected to do any of the work. She talks about: riding her horse to school in very cold winters, play with neighbors, home remedies, puberty, and sports in school. Her parents bought a ranch in Grand Junction where Estel attended high school. She also went high school in Denver. She went to Business College in Grand Junction and then returned to Meeker to work in the County Clerk's office, where she worked for several years. Estel married a man from Craig, Raymond "Ray" Woolley, but they eventually settled in Meeker where she had two daughters. She talks about: childbirth and aftercare. While she worked, her mother did her housework and ironing, and cooked for her in-laws. Estel also talks about surgery in homes - her father drove the doctor to country appointments and administered ether. Estel died in 1990.

  • Thumbnail for Villa, Mary Wear
    Villa, Mary Wear by Jones-Eddy, Julie

    Mary's older sister, Elinor Anderson, was visiting during this interview and contributes her memories of their mother, Bessie Maudlin, who was born in Moffat County in 1896. The Maudlin's were very early homesteaders in the area. They both talk about their mother's experiences. Mary was born in 1925 and grew up in Meeker. She describes the town and her life as a child: chores, clothing, cold winters, play, and music. As a teenager music became a more important part of her life as she played the piano for dances and the chorus. She graduated from the University of Colorado in Boulder in Music. She taught in Sterling until she married. She stopped teaching for a while when she had her two children. Her husband, Martin Villa, was a rancher, and she worked with him on the ranch on the weekends. Mary talks about: puberty, hopes for her daughter, and the Great Depression. Mary died in 1989.

  • Thumbnail for Martin, Alta Frances Fox
    Martin, Alta Frances Fox by Jones-Eddy, Julie

    Alta came to homestead in the Great Divide (Moffat County) area in 1929 from Brighton, Colorado where she and her husband were farmers. They had seven children. Her husband, John Lawrence, died shortly after they arrived. They also lost a son to Mountain Fever and strep throat. Alta found that the homestead was too much to care for and moved her family to a house near the Great Divide Community Center. She and the children worked at whatever jobs they could find: cleaning the community center, working for other homesteaders, and boarded school teachers and the mailman. They raised much of their own food. The children went to school in the summer at the community school. Alta describes food handling, washing clothes, and making clothing. She also talks about home remedies. Alta died in 1984.

  • Thumbnail for Unitarian Church - Mary Hamilton Stockwell
    Unitarian Church - Mary Hamilton Stockwell by Stockwell, Mary Hamilton

    Historic documentation of life at the turn of the 19th century created by residents of Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 for the citizens of 2001. Under the direction of Louis R. Ehrich, a prominent 19th century businessman, the items were sealed in a chest which was stored in various buildings on the Colorado College campus until the official opening January 1, 2001 at the Charles Leaming Tutt Library. Contents of Ms349, Fd 4, Unitarian Church - Mary Hamilton Stockwell include: 1 11-page, handwritten document titled “History of the Unitarian Movement in Colorado Springs, up to the year 1901”; with 1-page cover letter signed by Mary Hamilton Stockwell for the Unitarian Society of All Souls’ Church; 1 2-page, handwritten document titled “List of Original Members of All Souls’ Church in 1890-1891”; 1 b&w photo of All Souls’ Church; 1 b&w photo: “Mary Hamilton Stockwell.”

  • Thumbnail for Mary Gilman Ahlers, wife of a Colorado College professor
    Mary Gilman Ahlers, wife of a Colorado College professor by Ahlers, Mary Gilman

    Historic documentation of life at the turn of the 19th century created by residents of Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 for the citizens of 2001. Under the direction of Louis R. Ehrich, a prominent 19th century businessman, the items were sealed in a chest which was stored in various buildings on the Colorado College campus until the official opening January 1, 2001 at the Charles Leaming Tutt Library. Contents of Ms349, Fd 15, Mary Gilman Ahlers, wife of a Colorado College professor include: 2 metal hairpins “worn by Mary Gilman Ahlers, for her oldest girl descendant”; 1 4-page, handwritten letter, dated August 4, 1901, addressed to “College Friends of the Next Century,” signed by Mary Gilman Ahlers; 1 b&w photo of Mrs. Ahlers; 1 envelope addressed “To the wife of a Professor in Colorado College in the year 2001.”

  • Thumbnail for Woman’s Relief Corps - Stella Kyle, Ella Dwinell & Irene de Toliver
    Woman’s Relief Corps - Stella Kyle, Ella Dwinell & Irene de Toliver by Dwinell, Ella , Toliver, Irene de , Kyle, Stella

    Historic documentation of life at the turn of the 19th century created by residents of Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 for the citizens of 2001. Under the direction of Louis R. Ehrich, a prominent 19th century businessman, the items were sealed in a chest which was stored in various buildings on the Colorado College campus until the official opening January 1, 2001 at the Charles Leaming Tutt Library. Contents of Ms349, Fd 47, Woman’s Relief Corps - Stella Kyle, Ella Dwinell & Irene de Toliver include: 1 8-page, handwritten letter, dated August 4, 1901, on Woman’s Relief Corps letterhead, describing the organization above, signed by Stella A. Kyle, Dept. Press Correspondent, WRC, Colo. & Wyo.; 1 4-page, handwritten addendum to letter above, giving biographical information on Stella Kyle and listing past presidents, secretaries and treasurers of the regional organization; 1 7-page, handwritten letter, dated July 28, 1901, on local Relief Corps letterhead, addressed to the Patriotic and loyal women of Colorado Springs, Colorado, in the year of our Lord 2001.” Signed by Ella S. L. Dwinell, Past Department President, etc.; 1 3-page addendum to letter above, giving biographical information on Ella Dwinell and listing past and current charter members of Auxiliary No. 4 of the Woman’s Relief Corps; 1 4-page, handwritten list of current membership of Woman’s Relief Corps No. 4, dated July 30, 1901, signed by Irene De Toliver, Corps Treasurer; 1 reprint of b&w photo of Ella Dwinell with printed copies of reports; 1 reprint of b&w photo of H. O. Dodge, Department Commander; 1 business card “Mrs. E. L. C. Dwinell, Agent, Colorado Springs, Colo.” (Mechanics Insurance Co. of Philadelphia); 1 printed newsletter of the Woman’s Relief Corps, dated July 22, 1901;;1 copy of the National Standard, Thursday, July 25, 1901, Denver, Colo.

  • Thumbnail for Ministers in Colorado Springs & Congregational Church - Manly D. Ormes
    Ministers in Colorado Springs & Congregational Church - Manly D. Ormes by Ormes, Manly Dayton, 1858-1929

    Historic documentation of life at the turn of the 19th century created by residents of Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 for the citizens of 2001. Under the direction of Louis R. Ehrich, a prominent 19th century businessman, the items were sealed in a chest which was stored in various buildings on the Colorado College campus until the official opening January 1, 2001 at the Charles Leaming Tutt Library. Contents of Ms349, Fd 41, Ministers in Colorado Springs & Congregational Church - Manly D. Ormes include: 1 b&w photo: “Manly D. Ormes and daughter, Eleanor Francis”; 1 11-page, handwritten letter, dated August 3, 1901, addressed “To the ministers residing in Colo. Spgs. in the year 2001; Greeting!” signed by Manly D. Ormes, Founder and Minister of the Second Congregational Church; 1 13-page, handwritten letter, dated August 4, 1901, addressed “To the Pastor and members of the Second Congregational Church in the year of our Lord 2001.” Signed by Manly Ormes; 1 handwritten list of Ormes’ children’s names and dates of birth.

  • Thumbnail for Humane efforts - Francis B. Hill
    Humane efforts - Francis B. Hill by Hill, Francis B.

    Historic documentation of life at the turn of the 19th century created by residents of Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 for the citizens of 2001. Under the direction of Louis R. Ehrich, a prominent 19th century businessman, the items were sealed in a chest which was stored in various buildings on the Colorado College campus until the official opening January 1, 2001 at the Charles Leaming Tutt Library. Contents of Ms349, Fd 55, Humane efforts - Francis B. Hill include: 1 10-page, handwritten letter, dated August 1, 1901, addressed “The El Paso County Branch of the Colorado Humane Society in the year 1901, sends greeting to the citizens of Colorado Springs in the year 2001. Subject: The History and present condition of Humane Efforts in the City,” signed by Francis B. Hill, Secretary; 1 printed notice “To Shippers of Live Poultry”; 1 b&w photo “Francis B. Hill, Secretary Humane Society”

  • Thumbnail for Medicine - Boswell Preston Anderson M.D.
    Medicine - Boswell Preston Anderson M.D. by Anderson, Boswell Preston

    Historic documentation of life at the turn of the 19th century created by residents of Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 for the citizens of 2001. Under the direction of Louis R. Ehrich, a prominent 19th century businessman, the items were sealed in a chest which was stored in various buildings on the Colorado College campus until the official opening January 1, 2001 at the Charles Leaming Tutt Library. Contents of Ms349, Fd 46, Medicine - Boswell Preston Anderson M.D. include: 1 7-page, handwritten letter, dated August 2, 1901, describing the “history of medicine in El Paso County for the past 30 years,” signed by Boswell Preston Anderson, M.D.; 1 b&w photo of Dr. Anderson; 1 calling card, “Dr. Boswell P. Anderson.”

  • Thumbnail for Unions - Charles G. Collais
    Unions - Charles G. Collais by Collais, Charles G.

    Historic documentation of life at the turn of the 19th century created by residents of Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 for the citizens of 2001. Under the direction of Louis R. Ehrich, a prominent 19th century businessman, the items were sealed in a chest which was stored in various buildings on the Colorado College campus until the official opening January 1, 2001 at the Charles Leaming Tutt Library. Contents of Ms349, Fd 29, Unions - Charles G. Collais include: 1 b&w photo: “Charles G. Collais”; 1 11-page, handwritten letter, dated July 31, 1901, addressed “To the citizens of Colorado Springs in the year 2001,” signed by Charles G. Collais, Builder and Member of Local Union #515 Carpenters and Joiners of America.

  • Thumbnail for Sickness and healing
    Sickness and healing

    Historic documentation of life at the turn of the 19th century created by residents of Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 for the citizens of 2001. Under the direction of Louis R. Ehrich, a prominent 19th century businessman, the items were sealed in a chest which was stored in various buildings on the Colorado College campus until the official opening January 1, 2001 at the Charles Leaming Tutt Library. Contents of Ms349, Fd 51, Sickness and healing include: 5 business/calling cards: “Miss Marie Anderson,” “Mrs. W. H. Anderson,” “Miss Caddie Hawkins,” “A. E. Maunder,” “Lewis J. Newsome and Ethel F. Newsome”; 1 small metal object (Clamp? Hinge?) marked “Patent Pending, T. T. Lovelace, Waterbury, Conn”; 1 printed article, “God’s Promises for the Healing of the Body,” by S. S. Quinn, Keene, N. H., stamped “Mystic Healer, 305 South Tejon.”

  • Thumbnail for William and Anna Belle Lennox family
    William and Anna Belle Lennox family by Lennox, Anna Belle , Lennox, William M.

    Historic documentation of life at the turn of the 19th century created by residents of Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 for the citizens of 2001. Under the direction of Louis R. Ehrich, a prominent 19th century businessman, the items were sealed in a chest which was stored in various buildings on the Colorado College campus until the official opening January 1, 2001 at the Charles Leaming Tutt Library. Contents of Ms349, Fd 61, William and Anna Belle Lennox family include: 5 b&w photos “Willabel Lennox,” “William Lennox, Jr.,” “Loring Lennox,” “Jessie B. Lennox,” and “William Lennox”; 1 2-page, handwritten letter, dated August 4, 1901, addressed to “My dear Great Grand Children,” signed by Anna Belle Lennox; 1 4-page, handwritten letter, dated Autust 4, 1901, addressed to “My dear Great Grand Children,” signed by William Lennox.

  • Thumbnail for Colorado Springs Gazette - Edward F. McKay
    Colorado Springs Gazette - Edward F. McKay by McKay, Edward F.

    Historic documentation of life at the turn of the 19th century created by residents of Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 for the citizens of 2001. Under the direction of Louis R. Ehrich, a prominent 19th century businessman, the items were sealed in a chest which was stored in various buildings on the Colorado College campus until the official opening January 1, 2001 at the Charles Leaming Tutt Library. Contents of Ms349, Fd 101, Colorado Springs Gazette - Edward F. McKay include: 4 printed calling/business cards: “Edward F. McKay,” “Miss Marie W. Stewart,” “Mrs. Walter L. Wilder,” “F. B. Abernathey”; 1 b&w photo “Edward F. McKay, August 5, 1901”; 1 envelope addressed “To the City Editor of the Colorado Springs Gazette. (If there is one.)