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Oral History: Boyd, Elizabeth, July 26, 1976 [interview]
Boyd, Elizabeth, 1903-1995
Ehat, Carla
Kent, Anne Thompson
Date Created and/or Issued
July 26, 1976
Publication Information
Marin County Free Library. Anne T. Kent California Room
Contributing Institution
Marin County Free Library
Oral Histories
Rights Information
Marin County Free Library. Anne T. Kent California Room
July 26, 1976
Copyright 2009, Anne T. Kent California Room, Marin County Free Library
Betty's ancestors were pioneers who settled in San Rafael in 1869. She recounts the journey of her maternal grandfather, John Verdenal, who traveled from St. Louis, Missouri to Placerville, California by covered wagon as a twelve-year-old. At the turn-of-the-century, Betty's father, Thomas Patrick Boyd, served as district attorney for Marin County. A graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, Betty recalls her experience as one of the first women in the securities business, in San Francisco. Also noted are her environmental activities, experience founding the Tamalpais Trail Riders, and volunteering with the Terwilliger Nature Education Center and the Audubon Canyon Ranch. From 1974 to 1984, Carla Ehat, with partner Anne Kent, and later Genevieve Martinelli, interviewed a broad spectrum of Marin County's long-time residents, from ranchers to politicians, including descendants of early pioneer families. This program was co-sponsored by the Marin County Free Library and the Moya Library in Ross. The resulting archive, consisting of nearly 300 recordings and their corresponding transcriptions, are housed in the Anne T. Kent California Room at the Civic Center branch of the Marin County Free Library.
2 sound cassettes; 120 minutes
OH_Boyd, Elizabeth
Oral Histories
Ehat, Carla
Kent, Anne Thompson
Boyd, Elizabeth, 1903-1995
Tamalpais Trail Riders
Terwilliger Nature Education Center
Private schools--California--Marin County--Dominican
Marin County (Calif.)
San Rafael (Calif.)
San Francisco

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