The Resource Nancy Tarter oral history

Nancy Tarter oral history

Label
Nancy Tarter oral history, April 9, 1994
Title
Nancy Tarter oral history
Inclusive dates
April 9, 1994
Creator
Contributor
Creator
Interviewer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The interview provides information and personal observations about Nancy Tarter experiences with the 10th Mountain Division during World War II: Nancy worked in the Signal Corps but had worked for the Associated Press as a telephone/telegraph operator -- she recalls one story of her husband sneaking back from a training exercise to spend a night with her, which was a court martial offense; .being assigned to Alamogordo, N.M. she wrote the first story, dictated to her by General Arnold, about the atomic bomb for Time/Life; the hardship endured when she and her husband left Camp Hale, Colo., where temperatures reached 60-below zero, to be assigned to Camp Swift, Tex., with temperatures reaching 110 degrees and above
Note
Forms part of the 10th Mountain Division Resource Center Collection.
Biographical or historical data
Nancy Wilhelmina Simmons was born on March 6, 1920 in Wenatchee, Wash. She worked as a telephone and telegraph operator for the Associated Press and was married to Darrel P. Tarter (1912-2012) prior to his enlistment in the Army on May 3, 1943 at Portland, Or. Darrel and Nancy Tarter served together at Camp Hale, Colo., Camp Swift, Tex., and Almagordo and White Sands, N.M. Darrel Tarter was a soldier and ski instructor with the Company A, 85th Mountain Infantry Regiment, the Mountain Training Group, and the 10th Mountain Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop. He later received the Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of the Army, 10th Mountain Division (1998) and was inducted into the Oregon Military Hall of Fame (2008). Nancy and Darrel Tarter were married for 69 years until her death on October 25, 2011 in Portland, Or.
Cataloging source
DPL
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1920-2011
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Tarter, Nancy W.
Credits note
Interviewed by Georgianne Contiguglia
Date time place
Recorded on April 9, 1994
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
interviews
Music parts
not applicable
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Contiguglia, Georgianna
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  • Tarter, Nancy W.
  • Tarter, Darrel P.
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Wives
  • Military maneuvers
  • Ski troops
  • Camp Hale (Colo.)
  • Camp Swift (Tex.)
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Nancy Tarter oral history
Link
http://digital.denverlibrary.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16079coll36/id/2935
Instantiates
Production
Note
  • Topic of tape: The Women and Wives of Camp Hale
  • This oral history was digitized as part of the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Recordings at Risk grant project
Accompanying material
  • 1 envelope
  • 1 PDF file
Carrier category
  • audiocassette
  • other
  • sheet
Carrier category code
  • ss
  • sz
  • nb
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
  • spoken word
  • text
Content type code
  • spw
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Cumulative index finding aids
Typed index available.
Dimensions
7 1/4 x 3 1/2 in., 1/4 in. tape &
Extent
  • 1 audiocassette
  • 2 MP3 audio files (81MB)
Governing access note
Contact Western History and Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library, Denver, Colorado
Immediate source of acquisition
Georgianne Contiguglia;
Media category
  • audio
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
  • n
Other physical details
  • 3 3/4 ips, mono
  • sound +
System control number
  • (OCoLC)898743408
  • (OCoLC)ocn898743408
  • 1315045
Label
Nancy Tarter oral history
Link
http://digital.denverlibrary.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16079coll36/id/2935
Production
Note
  • Topic of tape: The Women and Wives of Camp Hale
  • This oral history was digitized as part of the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Recordings at Risk grant project
Accompanying material
  • 1 envelope
  • 1 PDF file
Carrier category
  • audiocassette
  • other
  • sheet
Carrier category code
  • ss
  • sz
  • nb
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
  • spoken word
  • text
Content type code
  • spw
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Cumulative index finding aids
Typed index available.
Dimensions
7 1/4 x 3 1/2 in., 1/4 in. tape &
Extent
  • 1 audiocassette
  • 2 MP3 audio files (81MB)
Governing access note
Contact Western History and Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library, Denver, Colorado
Immediate source of acquisition
Georgianne Contiguglia;
Media category
  • audio
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
  • n
Other physical details
  • 3 3/4 ips, mono
  • sound +
System control number
  • (OCoLC)898743408
  • (OCoLC)ocn898743408
  • 1315045

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