Collection: Boulder Valley School District

Marinelli, Marilyn – OH1834
Interview Date: February 25, 2013

Marilyn Marinelli has lived in Boulder since early childhood. She describes her experiences of being educated in Boulder schools, some of which she later returned to as a teacher, principal, and/or central administrator for the Boulder Valley School District. Topics … Continue reading

Meinhold, Janet L. – OH0955
Interview Date: 1997

People: Jean Bonelli, Gary Cox, John Hoback, Marcy McMillan, Klamath Indians   Places: Bonanza (Oregon), South Boulder, Denver, Klamath Falls (Oregon), Lakeview (Iowa)   Topics: education in rural Iowa in 1930s and 1940s, teaching in 1950s (Smiley Junior High in … Continue reading

Paddock, Laurence T. “Laurie” OH0509
Interview Date: 1990

People: Laurence Paddock.   Places: Boulder.   Subjects: University Hill Elementary School; Boulder High School; University of Colorado, Boulder; Daily Camera: advertising, news, name, history, changes, sale; changes in Boulder; Depresssion.  

Patten, J. Allen – OH0557
Interview Date: 1991

People: Allen Patten.   Places: Boulder.   Subjects: United States: National Youth Administration, depressions, economic conditions; Boulder: Boulder High School, Fairview High School, Girls Athletic Association, State Preparatory School, athletics, Junior World Wrestling Championships, Norlin Library (University of Colorado, Boulder).  

Pettigrew, Malaika – OH1241
Interview Date: 2003

Places: Boulder   Topics: childhood experiences as an African American girl in southern California, political involvement at UCLA in the late nineteen-sixties and early nineteen-seventies, Angela Davis as mentor as an activist, transpersonal psychology, African spiritual beliefs, move to Boulder, … Continue reading

Platt, Nevin – OH0345
Interview Date: 1987

Superintendent of old Fairview School District in 1950; assistant superintendent when Boulder Valley School district formed in 1959; family background.    

Pringle, Susan – OH1858
Interview Date: 8 July 2013

Boulder native Susan Pringle reflects on her childhood in Boulder, Boulder traditions and transitions over time, and her long career as an educator. Sue starts the interview talking about Boulder as a small town, noting the landmarks back in the … Continue reading

Raikes, Robert F. – OH1739
Interview Date: 2011

Bob Raikes grew up in Nebraska, served in the military in post-World War II Germany, and then moved to Boulder County. He worked at Louisville High School before the creation of the Boulder Valley School District, and then at Boulder … Continue reading

Rathburn, Kathryn J. – OH1744
Interview Date: 2011

Katy Rathburn describes her childhood growing up in Green Bay, Wisconsin, recalling many colorful incidents, including that her father had difficulty with reading and that she, while still in grade school, read the newspapers containing World War II news to … Continue reading

Ray, Ann K. Patterson – OH1642
Interview Date: 2010

Ann K. Ray (then Patterson) was a student at Whittier Elementary School from 1943, when she attended second grade, through sixth grade. In this interview, conducted by fourth-grade members of the Whittier Student Historians’ Club, she reminisces about her years … Continue reading

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