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

The Digitizing the Oregon Story project created broad access to over 212 Oral History interviews of significant Legal and Political figures, originally created on analog audio and video tapes. Digitization has significantly expanded 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.

Find out more on the OHS Blog for all of the past updates on the project.

List of Interviews includes:


In addition to making the raw interviews available, we have also added or updated entries to The Oregon Encyclopedia:


This project was 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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