Oral history interview of Robert Rentie
Description of Content: In this interview Rentie describes the life of his father, Douglas J. Rentie, one of the first African-American cowboys in the Colorado's San Luis Valley ca. 1900. This interview was conducted for the "Sounds of Colorado" collection.
Physical description: 1 sound disc ; 4 3/4 in. Digital file available on SoundCloud.
Recording length: 1 hour, 10 minutes.
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.
Oral history interview with Robert Rentie, AR.SOC.36. History Colorado, Denver, Colo.