Collection: Boulder Valley School District

Ahrens, Robert – OH1805
Interview Date: 2012

Bob Ahrens describes his thirty-year career as a guidance counselor in the Boulder Valley School District, first at Baseline Junior High and later at Boulder High School. He discusses differences between providing counseling for junior high school students versus for … Continue reading

Bachus, Ralph E. – OH1292
Interview Date: 2005

People: Paul Balaguer, Todd Bachus   Places: Boulder   Subjects: work as a stone cutter and stone mason, teaching middle school science in the Boulder Valley School District, first “Colorado Teacher of the Year”, Torch, Ride the Rockies, rafting and … Continue reading

Bascom, Frances – OH0401
Interview Date: 1988

1918 influenza, Central and Whittier schools, Whittier neighborhood, muddy streets, Houck Ice Plant, Hygienic swimming pool, Goldberg’s Junk Yard, State Preparatory School, Starr Clothing, Blackmar’s Furniture, Casey Junior High School, Great Depression.    

Bascom, Frances with Polly McDonald – OH1016
Interview Date: 2001

People: Arthur Ridgeway, John Greenleaf Whittier, Craig Yeager, Lisa Blumenthal   Places: Boulder   Topics: Pine Street School, Whittier School (history, tour), house at 1643 Spruce Street in Boulder, growing up in Boulder in the 1920s.    

Blum, Carl, Grace and Georgia – OH0597
Interview Date: 1992

VHS VIDEO only   Places: Magnolia Road, Old Boulder Canyon Road, Ute Trail.   Topics: Silver Spruce School, violin repair, Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra, University of Colorado.  

Caplan, Gerald A. – OH1455
Interview Date: 2007

Gerry Caplan discusses his long career as an attorney in Colorado, including his development of the specialty of school law, his firm’s representation of dozens of school districts, his role in Lujan v. Colorado State Board of Education (which dealt … Continue reading

Danielson, Laurence R. – oh1974
Interview Date: July 6, 2014

Larry Danielson worked at Fairview High School from its beginnings in the 1960s through several decades—first as a guidance counselor, and later as assistant principal. He describes and reflects on development of the City of Boulder particularly as it affected … Continue reading

Darby, Edmund – OH0500
Interview Date: 1990

People: Edmund Darby, Anna J. Ewing Bittner, George P. Darby, Jenny Cranson Darby, Ted W.D. McCaslin, Jack Murphy, Thomas Peck, George W. Webster.   Places: Hygiene.   Subjects: Armstrong School, Culver School, Pella School, games. Malcolm Clark’s grocery. Cattle brands, blacksmith, … Continue reading

Del Pizzo, Darlieen Moore – OH1638
Interview Date: 2010

In this interview, conducted by fourth-grade students from the Whittier Student Historians’ Club, Darleen Moore Del Pizzo describes going to kindergarten at Whittier Elementary School in 1940, when her teacher was Dorothy Anderson, whom she describes as one of the … Continue reading

Dinwiddie, Jean B. – OH1406
Interview Date: 2006

People: Betty Rowley, Noel Puzur   Places: Boulder   Topics: life in Boulder since 1965, Boulder Valley School District, Parent Teacher Councils, Columbine Elementary, Centennial Junior High, Boulder High School, Boulder Friends of International Students (BFIS), Economic Institute’s Friendship Family … Continue reading

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