Collection: Whittier Elementary School

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

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

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

Whissen, Donlyn Arbuthnot – OH1694
Interview Date: 2010

Donlyn Arbuthnot Whissen, a Boulder native and member of a pioneer family, talks with students from the Whittier Student Historians’ Club about going to Whittier Elementary School for seven years in the 1960s. She recalls some of the creative and … Continue reading

Wickstrom, Gordon M. – OH1636
Interview Date: 2010

Gordon Wickstrom attended Whittier Elementary School as a first grader in 1932. In this interview he remembers his education there with great fondness, in particular commenting on the excellent quality of the teachers, his music and dance education, winning a … Continue reading

Williams, Judith A. Estey – OH1637
Interview Date: 2010

Judith Williams (then Judith Estey) was a kindergarten student at Whittier Elementary School in Boulder in 1944. She later returned to the school as a first-grade teacher. In this interview with members of the Whittier History Club she tells about … Continue reading

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