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Diversability Day at CWU

Diversability Day celebrates the launch of the new Accessibility Studies Program and also to showcase efforts at CWU to remove barriers to full participation by people with disabilities.

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The Kittitas

This promotional film tells the story of the founding and growth of Ellensburg, Washington, in the 19th and 20th centuries.

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Charles McCann Audio Interview, part 1

Charles McCann taught in the English department at Central Washington State College (later Central Washington University), 1962-1968.

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Ansel Taylor Audio Interview, part 11

Ansel Taylor describes his career in logging at the beginning of the twentieth century. He speaks about river drives and Indian-white relations in the Swauk region of Washington state. He talks about…

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Ole Jordin Audio Interview, part 3

Ole Jordin talks about his family's roots in Ellensburg, Washington. He describes the Benson hanging, skirmishes with Native Americans, threshing, water disputes, law and order, a saloon…

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Margaret Meaghers Audio Interview, part 3

Margaret Meaghers (b. 1890 in Swauk, Washington) discusses the history of Kittitas County and the town named after her family, Meagherville. Meaghers also discusses coal mining and the Chinese…

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Ole Jordin Audio Interview, part 33

Ole Jordin talks about his family's roots in Ellensburg, Washington. He describes the Benson hanging, skirmishes with Native Americans, threshing, water disputes, law and order, a saloon…

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Harry Forbes Audio Interview, part 3

Harry Forbes (b. 1885) describes his childhood, including time spent in Easton, Cle Elum, and Ellensburg, Washington, in the 1890s. He talks about homesteading in Ellensburg and irrigation along…

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Harry Forbes Audio Interview, part 1

Harry Forbes (b. 1885) describes his childhood, including time spent in Easton, Cle Elum, and Ellensburg, Washington, in the 1890s. He talks about homesteading in Ellensburg and irrigation along…

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Ethel Craven Audio Interview, part 5

Ethel Florence Craven (1906-1993) was born into one of the African American families who were recruited to break a coal mining strike in Roslyn, Washington, in 1888. Craven married a coal miner,…

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John Rigek Audio Interview, part 15

John Rigek talks about his family, the Rigeks and Klauses, and his work in the Northwestern Improvement Company coal mines at Cle Elum, Washington. He talks about shooting coal, working conditions in…

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Ethel Saxby Audio Interview, part 3

Ethel Saxby?s parents arrived in Ellensburg, Washington, in 1913. She speaks about her father (b. 1858 in Missouri) and how the Civil War affected his family. Saxby talks about her teaching career…

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