School on the Range: The Little Cowpuncher Roundup captures
the memories of former Little Cowpunchers, the students of Eulalia
"Sister" Bourne who wrote articles and illustrated a mimeographed
school newspaper that appeared from 1932 to 1943 at the five Southern
Arizona rural schools listed to the left.
An earlier project, Little
Cowpuncher: Rural School Newspaper of Southern Arizona, re-created
a Web version of Little Cowpuncher in a close likeness of the
Joan Sandin, who discovered the Little Cowpuncher while researching her acclaimed
Coyote School News children's book at the Arizona Historical Society, interviewed the
Cowpunchers in this project. [read more]
School on the Range: The Little Cowpuncher Roundup is the
product of a collaboration between the University of Arizona (UA)
Learning Technologies Center
and the Arizona Humanities
Council (AHC) whose General Grant program supports Arizona communities
in preserving and sharing our regions rich cultural heritage.
Jeff Imig setting up video equipment
at the Amado Ranch
School on the Range: The Little Cowpuncher Roundup's project
developers are: Joan Sandin,
a writer and illustrator of children's books who lives in Tucson;
Stuart Glogoff, Manager
of Distributed Learning Projects at the UA Learning
Technologies Center; Jeff
Imig, a LTC Senior Technician and all-around video guru and Heather
Lares, LTC Media Sepcialist, who shot the interview with Caroline
Atwill McMakin, helped our student assistants, and prepared the videos
for streaming on the Web; our talented student assistants who edited
the raw video into the product you see on the website were Ayse Guner
(Gus Amado, Lee Bell Taylor, Victor and Pete Aros, and Caroline Atwill
McMakin) and Evelyn Omari (Ray and Tilly Valdez, and Alice Hackett
Pesuti); Alex Kimmelman, History professor at Pima Community College
who served as the Humanities Scholar for the project. Special thanks
goes to Laura Stone of
the AHC for her support and guidance.
We are pleased to include the "Voices of the Valley" interviews.
These interviews appear with permission of the Tubac Historical Society
and were originally conducted in 1989 and 1990 as part of the Tubac
Historical Society's Oral History Project. Permission extends for
education purposes and these interviews may not be used for any commercial
purpose. Please contact Mary E. Bingham of the Tubac Historical Society
for additional information.
Read the final report (.rtf format)
submitted to the Arizona Humanities Council and the UofA
News Services' press release.