Conrad McBride moved to Boulder in 1959 to work for the Colorado Municipal League and later for the University of Colorado Political Science Department. He has lived in the Martin Acres subdivision since the early 1960s. In this interview he talks about that neighborhood, including the character and reputation of the neighborhood; how it has changed over time; the quality and cost of housing; social life in the neighborhood; nearby amenities, such as schools and shopping; and building of bomb shelters by some residents during the 1960s. Video includes 6 photographs of the narrator’s home on Chase Court and his six children during the 1960s and early 1970s. Mr. McBride also talks about politics at the University of Colorado, Boulder, including anti-Communist sentiment during the McCarthy period and the ongoing tension between conservatives and liberals.
View DVD and transcript at Carnegie Branch Library.