Digitizing the Oregon Story: Creating Access to Significant Legal and Political Oral Histories

The Digitizing the Oregon Story project will create broad access to over 212 Oral History interviews of significant Legal and Political figures, originally created on analog tapes. Digitization will significantly expand access to unique primary source documentation of Oregon politics, law, and government on local, county, state, federal and international levels. The interviews comprise over 1800 hours of recorded sound and video, spanning from 1958 to 2011. Interviewees include lawmakers, judges, and government officials, with a wide variety of perspectives and insights.

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This project is supported in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Oregon State Library.

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