Archive Record

  • Email This Page
  • Send Feedback
Title Oral History of Jean Coleman
Collection Oral History
Scope & Content Jean Coleman, born Jean Spangler, was born in Fremont, Nebraska, and moved as a young girl with her family to Mill Valley in 1937. In her oral history, Jean remembers her childhood with friends, attending schools and church, and belonging to the Campfire Girls. Amidst the backdrop of World War II, Jean's mother died and her father moved away, leaving her with a relative and friends. After graduation from Tamalpais High School, she attended College of the Pacific, met and married her husband, Bruce Coleman, then traveled and lived abroad as well as in Mill Valley. Jean worked as a librarian in many Marin schools, and together with Bruce raised two sons, Steven and Joseph.
Audio and Transcript Click here to hear recording.
Click here to read the transcript.
Dates of Creation 2014-03-11
Narrator's name Coleman, Jean
Interviewer Perone, Stella
Extent and Medium Transcript: 27pp
Recording: 01:09:49
Search Terms Campfire Girls
Coleman, Bruce
Coleman, Joseph Paul
Coleman, Steve
Gravander, Mama
Klyce, Harvey
Librarians
Maguire, Edna
Mercer, Lucy
Methodist churches
Old Mill School
Pearl Harbor
Pearl Harbor
Scout Hall
Seitz, Frances
Shibata, Akiko
Summit School
Tamalpais High School
Throckmorton Theatre
Travel
World War II
Object ID 2016.044.001
Object Name Recording
Copyrights Transcript and recording copyright Mill Valley Public Library, 2014. Materials are made available for research purposes only; all rights are reserved to the Mill Valley Public Library. Requests for permission to quote for publication or for any other usage must be obtained from the Library.