Jeffco Stories Oral History Project

A project of the Jefferson County Public Library. We record interviews with local residents about Jefferson County, its people, history, and environs.

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Thomas Noel
Professor, author, Sunday columnist for the Denver Post, and Dr. Colorado on Channel 9's "Colorado and Company" discusses his experiences.

Barbara Sternberg
Author discusses her involvement with the Cherry Creek School District, the Urban League, and Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG.)

Pati Stajcar
Golden based sculptor discusses her work and career as an artist and her life in Jefferson County.


Marv Kay
Mayor of Golden from 1988 to 1996, also worked for the Colorado School of Mines

Esther and Art Papenfus
Artist and teacher discuss their lives and work in Golden during the mid 20th century.

Steve Stevens
Recorded tour of the Golden Oldy Cyclery Museum and discussion of historic cycling events in Golden.


North Fork Valley

Barbara Blue
Mrs. Blue talks about her memories of the North Fork, including her family's cabin in Pine.

Jack Green
Mr. Green speaks to a group about the history of Buffalo Creek and the surrounding area.

David Rainey
Discusses the history of Buffalo Creek and working at Colorado & Southern Railroad.


Federal Center

Albert D. Green
Employee of the General Services Administration at the Denver Federal Center from 1961-1996.

Alice Ward
Discusses her memories of riding the trolleys as well as her years working at the Denver Federal Center.

Nadine Barnes Quigley
Nadine discusses her work at the Denver Federal Center and riding the trolleys.



Brent Davies
Mr. Davies talks about the history of Davies Chuck Wagon Diner on West Colfax.

Jim Gibson
Jim Gibson talks about his experiences running Gibson Dairy in Lakewood.

Dino DiPaolo
Interview with the owner of Dino's and Ramon's restaurants on West Colfax.



Hank Alderfer
Shares memories of growing up on his family's farm, now Alderfer/Three Sisters Park.

Lois Lange
Talks about the life of Hazel Humphrey and the Humphrey Ranch in Evergreen, CO.

John Zabawa
CEO of the Senior Resource Center, discusses early days of the Center in Evergreen.


Trolley Stories

Darrell Arndt
Mr. Arndt discusses the history of Car Number 25 and his instrumental role in its restoration.

Lester Nelson
Mr. Nelson discusses his role in the mechanical work for restoration of Car Number 25.

Joan Westmoreland
Ms. Westmoreland discusses her memories of riding the streetcars between Jefferson County and Denver.


World War II

Edward J. Tipper
A member of E Company in the 101st Airborne Division remembers his experiences in WWII and on D-Day.

Armand Sedgeley
Mr. Sedgeley speaks about his service in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII.

Marvin "Jack" King
Remembers his service in the U.S. Navy during WWII and seeing Bob Hope at a USO show.