Collection: Boulder Valley School District

Reedy, Margaret Price – OH0710
Interview Date: 1995

People: Margaret Price Reedy, Charlie Evett.   Places: Boulder.   Subjects: Trains — Boulder High School: Minnie and Jake.  

Riley, Paul E. – OH1693
Interview Date: 2010

Paul Riley discusses the two years that he attended Whittier Elementary School in the 1930s, including descriptions of his teachers, activities, and classrooms. He also talks about childhood activities outside of school, and touches on growing up during the Great … Continue reading

Romero, Esther – OH1715
Interview Date: 2011

Esther Romero attended Whittier Elementary School from second grade (in 1944) until sixth grade. She tells about some of her favorite teachers, and relates an anecdote that illustrates the strictness of Principal Jessie Fitzpatrick. She also tells about Christmas parties … Continue reading

Roney, Ruby Sellers – OH0567
Interview Date: 1991

People: Ruby Roney, Bob Roney.   Places: Boulder, Valmont, Gold Hill.   Subjects: Bluebird Lodge (Gold Hill, Colo.), State Preparatory School, University Hill School, Whittier School, Boulder Pow Wow, depressions, hunting game and game-birds, postal service Star routes, teenager’s amusements.  

Ryan, Barnard D. (Pat) – OH0610
Interview Date: 1992

People: Sybil Downing, Fritz Bierhaus, Ed Kellenberger, Pete Kraus, Dominic Ferrera, Eugene Gullette, Ewaldo Valdez, Keith Chambers   Places: Boulder   Subjects: Boulder Valley School District in 1970, board of education, Vietnam War protests, Ryan Elementary School, Boulder Valley Education … Continue reading

Scheel, Donald R. – OH1746
Interview Date: 2011

Donald Scheel worked for the Boulder Valley School District from 1968 until his retirement in 1997 at the Vocational Education Center, now Arapahoe Ridge High School Technical Education Center. Beginning his career in the era of punched card computing, Scheel … Continue reading

Scruggs, Jay D. – OH1643
Interview Date: 2010

Jay Scruggs was a student at Whittier Elementary School from second grade in 1952 through the sixth grade. In this interview, conducted by fourth-grade members of the Whittier Student Historians’ Club, he describes his experiences at Whittier, including memories of … Continue reading

Shew, Thelma – OH0416
Interview Date: 1988

Childhood during depression   Boulder schools: Baseline, Southern Hills, Uni Hill, Whittier   School superintendents, 1950s- 1960s   Christmas controversy in schools, 1950s   School drug problems, rebellion of 1960s.

Shook, Jimmie L. – OH1750
Interview Date: 2011

Jimmie Shook, born in Texas during the Depression, begins his interview by describing his childhood on a farm, including memories of his school experiences. He then talks about his four years of military service. After serving in the military, he … Continue reading

Smario, Louis – OH1740
Interview Date: 2011

Louis Smario moved to Boulder in 1961 when he came to pursue graduate work at the University of Colorado. Eventually he earned a Ph.D. at the University of Colorado and embarked upon a long career with the Boulder Valley School … Continue reading

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