Description of content: Penfield Tate II was a graduate of the University of Colorado Law School, Minorities Director for CU and for Colorado State University, a Personal Director for Mountain Bell, Mayor of Boulder, and a Denver Lawyer. He spoke of his career, racial prejudice, and the position of an African American in Colorado.
Recording length: Reel #1: 50 minutes; Reel #2: 1 hour, 13 minutes. Available digitally on SoundCloud, combined into a single audio track running 2 hours, 3 minutes. Part two starts approximately 50 minutes.
Physical Description: Interview on two reel to reel tapes, 1-7/8 ips.
Project description: Thanks to the generosity of the John W. Emery Family, in 2018 History Colorado hired an Assistant Curator of Oral History to manage all aspects of History Colorado’s oral history collections. In October of 2018, an initial survey of the 700 + recordings identified as oral histories began. The goal of the project includes adding the material to the Argus database and increasing its exposure and access.