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.

Mason, Mildred – OH0106
Interview Date: 1977

Mildred Mason describes her experience growing up as an African American in Denver at the turn of the century. With her 87 years she covers topics such as stockyard district, schools, cultural diversity, social activities, lack of sex education, work … Continue reading

McCrone, Emma Soward – OH0096
Interview Date: 1977

Topics: Del Norte; Antelope Valley; vigilantes; prostitution; homesteading; Creede; silver mining; mother; mining in Creede; trout hatching; education.

Nelson, Inez Hudnall – OH0115
Interview Date: 1976

Inez Hudnall Nelson talks about Las Animas through the turn of the century. She goes into detail about Cheyenne Indians, the flood, Mary Bent, childhood games she would play, holidays, women’s organization, and her experience of¬† witnessing the San Francisco … Continue reading

Norris, Rubie Aloisius Morris and Cora Gardner Brown- OH0094
Interview Date: 1976

Topics: Homesteading in eastern Colorado; social activities; organizations; health care; childbirth.

Ortega, Daisy – OH0126
Interview Date: 1977

Topics: Farming in San Luis Valley; community life; Catholic Church; San Acacio area; childhood play; education; women’s organizations.

Parker, Edith and Mabel Edmondson – OH0125
Interview Date: 1976

Edith Parker and Mabel Edmondson talk about Montrose, health care for women, childbirth, home remedies, recreation, midwives, and doctors.  

Schmidt, Mina Laramore and Opal Laramore Page – OH0131
Interview Date: 1976

Mina and Opal talk about life in the Yampa Valley in the 1890s, early life in Sidney, farming, Steamboat Springs, large families, work for women, women in politics, women’s clubs, social rules, education, and much more in this joint interview.

Schmidt, Winifred – OH0098
Interview Date: 1976

American Indians: Ute; Hopi; Navajo; medicine.   .

Schneider, May Zimmerman – OH0119
Interview Date: 1976

Topics: Trip from Kansas; homesteading near Timpas; school; marriage; women’s role.

Sims, Sarah B. – OH0107
Interview Date: 1977

Mrs., Sims talks about her move to Denver with her family from Atchison, ¬†Kansas in 1909 and the family’s life in the Globeville neighborhood, the racial and cultural diversity of that neighborhood, her involvement in the YWCA, her work experiences, … Continue reading

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