Collection: Boulder Valley School District

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

Smith, Don – OH1734
Interview Date: 2011

Don Smith worked for the Boulder Valley School District for many years, beginning in the mid-1950s, first as a physical education teacher and coach for Casey Junior High School, and later as a counselor at Baseline Junior High School and … Continue reading

Stengel, Louis and Mary Marguerite – OH0223
Interview Date: 1983

People: Louis Stengel, Mary Maguerite Stengel, Stengel family.   Places: Boulder, Marshall.   Subjects: Mining in Marshall; farming along 75th Street at turn of century; farm prices during the Depression; Fairview Grade School at 75th and Arapahoe; dairy farming in the … Continue reading

Stepanek, Joseph F. – OH1692
Interview Date: 2010

Joseph F. Stepanek was enrolled at Whittier Elementary School for fifth and sixth grade, from 1953 until 1955. In this interview, which was conducted by current Whittier fourth graders, Joe recalls the two teachers he had, his classmates and friends, … Continue reading

Talcott, Diane L. Eggleston – OH1639
Interview Date: 2010

Diane Talcott (then Eggleston) was a student at Whittier Elementary School from kindergarten in 1947 through sixth grade. In this interview, conducted by fourth-grade members of the Whittier Student Historians’ Club, she reminisces about those years, including favorite teachers and … Continue reading

Travis, Charles R. – OH1645
Interview Date: 2010

Charles Travis was a student at Whittier Elementary School during his fourth- and fifth-grade years in 1950 and 1951. In this interview with fourth-grade students from the Whittier Student Historians’ Club, he reminisces about that time, recalling the building in … Continue reading

Valdez, Euvaldo – OH1891
Interview Date: 20 August 2013

Euvaldo Valdez, a retired Boulder Valley School District administrator, talks about his early years in the district, focusing mainly on the 1970s. He touches on his childhood, growing up in Abo, New Mexico, his schooling at the University of New … Continue reading

Van Howe, William – OH1859
Interview Date: 26 June 2013

Bill Van Howe is a retired administrator from Boulder Valley School District, having worked 26 years for BVSD. He recounts his early life growing up in Chicago—he was the first in his family to go to college and taught in … Continue reading

Vickery, Robert and Virginia – OH0506
Interview Date: 1990

People: Robert Vickery, Virginia Vickery.   Places: Boulder.   Subjects: Boulder history since 1960; carpenters; snowstorm; windstorms; Fairview High School ; Vietnam War; hospitals.  

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