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Helen Campbell Patterson

Helen Campbell Patterson was born in 1929 and raised at 1647 S 1500 East until 1952. She has lived in our community her entire life.

Audio Interview

Here are two interviews with Helen regarding her years growing up in the neighborhood.  To accompany the interviews, Helen has provided interesting documents, photos, and most notably, home movie clips from 1932-33 which show what the neighborhood was like and some of the activities of its youths.

The interviews and related files are shared with the written consent of the interviewee under the terms of a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License

(Note: Index times are approximate. Variations in browsers and operating systems may cause some timing discrepancies. Please use the audio player controls to fine tune the section you’re interested in.)

Interview 1 (11/15/2016, duration 12:55)

Interview 2 (02/07/2017, duration 1:11:08)


This is a collection of photos provided by Marilyn.  Click on any photo to open the full size image.  Captions are available on the full size image.  You can move through the collection by clicking on either side of the full size image.  Click “close” to return to this page.

Institutions and Landscapes
Institutions and Landscapes
Emerson Heights looking East from Kensington Ave
Vintage Dairy Box
Clinker grabber used by Helen



File NameDoc No.
Growing Up in the Neighborhood1932-1947 01
Businesses and Residences 02
Family Home 1647 S 1500E 03
Family Home Purchase Documents 04
Garfield School Class Photos 1934-41 05
Garfield School Sale 06
Irving High School Band and Orchestra Program 1943 08

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