Collection: Women in Colorado: Hidden Faces

The “Hidden Faces” collection consist of interviews with women living in all parts of Colorado. Most of the interviews were with women over seventy years of age who have recollections of life in Colorado before 1920. The purpose of the project was to provide Coloradans with exposure to the “missing half” of state history and to reassure women that they are very much a part of history. The interviews were collected in the 1970s.

Allen, Leah Clatworthy – OH 0090
Interview Date: 1976

Topics: Fort Morgan in 1890s; farm life; childhood games; schools, sorority life at University of Colorado, 1914; holiday celebrations; family’s involvement in town planning, women’s organizations; recreation.

Allen, Lila C. Crosson and Hazel Wilson Henson – OH0132
Interview Date: 1976

Lila and Hazel speak about Yampa Valley in the 1890s, women’s roles in 1900s along with  schooling, parental restrictions, the changes of women’s suffrage, and social activities.  

Allen, Lila C. Crosson and Phillips, Lewis – oh0133
Interview Date: 1976

Places:  Yampa Valley, Colorado   Topics:  Women in Colorado    

Bollacker, Edith Case – OH0116
Interview Date: 1976

Edith Bollacker speaks about work, recreation, her Ranch near Manzanola, in the early 1900’s.

Bradshaw, Helen Miles – OH0101
Interview Date: 1976

Topics: Colorado since 1896; social activities; clubs; Hugo newspaper; business in Hugo; school; relationship with mother; marriage; jobs in Denver

Cassidy, Maggie – OH0121
Interview Date: 1976

Maggie Cassidy reflects on her 93 years. She talks about Meeker, Colorado, Rebekahs, social life, dances, businesses, clubs, and the White River area around 1885.

Cassidy, Maggie and Effie Gillaspie Cox – OH0122
Interview Date: 1976-1977

Family history settlement on White River in 1885 family life birth control women in work Meeker at turn of century: social life, clubs  

Clara Vickers, Alta Jennison Hanna, and Tyna Boles Cochran – OH0099
Interview Date: 1977

Early Del Norte; immigration; women’s organizations; restrictions on women

Cora Gardner Brown – OH0093
Interview Date: 1976

Topics: Homesteading near Sterling in 1907, teaching, restrictions on girls and women, painting lessons from Mabel Torrey, and marriage

Crawford, Peggy and Mary Dallas Swanson – OH0130
Interview Date: 1976

Mary Dallas Swanson reflects about life in a mining camp in the early 1900s,  boarding houses, recreation, and schooling. Peggy Crawford focuses on health care for women in San Juan region and her children.

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