Description of content: Marge Untiedt recounts her memories of the school bus tragedy.
Physical Description: Interview on cassette tape. 43 minutes in length. Available in digital format on SoundCloud.
Project description: Consists of 14 sound cassettes and transcripts of interviews conducted by author Ariana Harner with surviving members of the 1931 Pleasant Hill school bus tragedy in 1998. Material from these interviews was incorporated into the book, Children of the Storm: the True Story of the Pleasant Hill School Bus Tragedy, coauthored by Harner and Clark Secrest.
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.