- SR 1096
Erskine Wood discusses summer vacations spent in household of Chief Joseph.
3 results with digital objects Show results with digital objects
Erskine Wood discusses summer vacations spent in household of Chief Joseph.
Flora Cushinway Thompson discusses her marriage to Chief Tommy Thompson of the Wyams, fishing, religion, and the fight against the building of the Dalles Dam.
Thompson, Flora Cushinway, 1893-1978
Charles Lewis Hayward discusses his experiences in World War I, including military balloon reconnaissance.
Hayward, Charles Lewis
Curtin discusses his family background and early childhood, Catholicism, the KKK, Portland Police, Unions, Bill's time in the seminary, St. Charles Catholic Church & School, Immaculate Heart Catholic Church & School, Father Tobin, Father Griffin, Father Robert Krueger, Emmanuel Hospital expansion project, Urban Renewal, Model Cities, Albina Fair Share, Oregon Fair Share, Organizing for activism in Albina, Saul Alinsky, Night life in Albina, Shops, businesses, people in Albina, Dawson's Park, Police community relations in Albina, Drug and alcohol recovery programs in Albina (the Victory Club and the Miracles Club), and Leaving the priesthood.
Part of Oregon Wine Oral History Series
Ponzi, founder and owner of Ponzi Winery, discusses the history of the wine business in Oregon.
This is an interview done in conjunction with a 1989 OHS exhibit of Bimrose's work. In the interview, he discusses his childhood and education, his early art career during the Depression, the process of creating cartoons, the cartoonist's intellectual autonomy, politics and his feelings on war.
Bimrose, Art, 1912-
Tape 1 Side 2. History of "It's My Pleasure", a bookstore and lending library for women, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people. She discusses how the place evolved from it's original incarnation in the early 1990s to what was at the time of the interview, in 2000.
Ann Mussey talks about moving to Portland, Oregon in 1971 and living in a lesbian collective in Southeast Portland, called Red Emma. She also discusses the lesbian community in the Portland area, including other collectives, businesses and women's health clinics.
Smith describes experience of being a gay teacher and his role with Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN); discusses AIDS, challenges faced by gay students, conditions in the Beaverton School District.
Smith, Larry Dale
Barbara Bernstein discusses how she came to Portland from the East Coast, her work for birth control, the women's music movement, and her work in radio, particularly at KBOO in Portland, Oregon.
Anne discusses what it was like for her during 1992 when Oregon voters faced the anti-gay Ballot Measure 9. She organized a protest walk from Eugene to Portland, Oregon. The walk was for ‘love and justice’ and encouraged Oregonians to vote No on Measure 9.
Maria Council is co-founder/President of Peacock After Dark. Council discusses her introduction to drag; her drag influences including "drag mother" Patty O'Dora and Lady Elaine Peacock; her reputation as Northwest's First Lesbian Drag Queen and subsequently as the first biologically female Empress of the Rose Court; her experiences in workplaces that required different levels of closeting and self-censorship; and her involvement with the local Portland church community.
In this interview, Lewis, shares some fascinating information about her family, her background in diversity training, her involvement with Portland’s lesbian softball league, and her experience of living through the AIDS crisis of the 1980s. Now over twenty-five years sober, April speaks candidly about her identity as a recovering person, twelve-step programs, addiction and abuse within LGBT communities, and the importance of addiction recovery communities.
Lewis, April D.
Yada discusses his early life and the Japanese community in Salem, Oregon, his experiences during World War II in the Tule Lake internment camp, and his life since then.
Since 1984, the Oregon Historical Society has partnered with the United States District Court of Oregon Historical Society to interview judges, lawyers and other legal professionals affiliated with that Court.
With an appeal rate at around 10%, the decisions made by the District Court of Oregon have been deeply influential on the laws and peoples of the state. It has presided over decisions on public land disputes and fishing rights, as well as civil rights and law enforcement. The stories of the people that make up this judicial body provide a valuable tool for helping the public understand the pivotal role the court has had on Oregon’s history.
Skopil discusses his family, childhood, and education at Willamettte Law School. He also discusses his career as a lawyer, his views on capital punishment, his path to the judiciary, and his career as a judge.
Skopil, Otto R. (Otto Richard), 1919-
De Bernardis discusses his family background and early life as the son of Italian immigrants in Northeast Portland, his education and teachers that influenced him, changes in higher education after World War II, the creation of Portland Community College and his time as president.
De Bernardis, Amo
McInnis discusses growing up in the Portland Metropolitan Area in the early part of the 20th century, his parents life moving around the Washington and Oregon States, and homesteading near Reedville, Oregon.
In this interview conducted by Robert J. Gassner on August 26th, 1988, Sherma Sharr Jwayad Norris talks about her family background, her early life and the Syrian and Lebanese communities in Portland, Oregon, including the Syrian Star Society, which later became the Syrian-Lebanese Social Club.
Norris, Sherma J., 1914-1997
A series of interviews conducted by Judy Hartman and Craig Wollner with employees of Portland General Electric for use in creating a history of the company for its centennial in 1988.
Black discusses his early life and education, studying in Rome, working in various research and academic libraries across the country, teaching library science, coming to Vanport, Oregon in 1946 to be a librarian at Vanport College, dealing with the aftermath of the 1948 flood, and the early history of the Portland State University library.
Black, Jean P.
Sister John Mary Lane discusses her family background and early life, getting involved with the Sisters of the Holy Names, women in the Catholic church and feminism, teaching, life in a convent, and teaching at Marylhurst College.
Lane, John Mary, Sister
The Raneys discuss working at The Beaver State Motor Company in Gresham, Oregon and the car they manufactured.
Raney, Charles H., 1885-1972
Long discusses range and wildlife management issues in the Oregon High Desert. He describes his personal observations of the natural environment of the Oregon High Desert and how it has changed through time.
Long, R. A. (Reub A.)
A series of interviews conducted by Linda Brody regarding Pittock Mansions.
Tape 1: Marjorie Wright discusses her time living in the gatehouse of Pittock Mansion with her parents from 1920 to 1945, including the work her father did as head gardener.
Tape 2: Betty L. Meier discusses her childhood as a granddaughter of Henry L. Pittock and her memories of visiting Pittock Mansion.
Tape 3 and 4: Louise Barry discusses her relationship to the Pittock family and her memories of Pittock Mansion.
Tape 5: Robert "Peter" Gantenbein discusses the Pittock family and living in the Pittock Mansion. Eric Ladd is also present.
Tape 6: Allyn Staley discusses the restoration of the Pittock Mansion in the 1960s.
Tape 7: Alexander Bolton Pierce discusses the political process involved in the purchase of the Pittock Mansion by the City of Portland and its restoration in the 1960s.
Wright, Marjorie, 1920-2012
Bunce discusses education in art at the Museum Art School in Portland, Oregon , his influences, including Cezanne and Picasso, his involvement with the WPA during the Depression, working in the shipyards during World War II, his artistic style, and his career as an artist. He also discusses some of his exhibitions and a commission he was currently working on for the Claremont Hotel in Berkeley, California.
Bunce, Louis, 1907-1983
Givler discusses his art education and his career as a teacher at the Museum Art School in Portland, Oregon. He also discusses his work in painting and printmaking.
Givler, William H., 1908-2000
Gary discusses working at Cronise Studios in Salem, Oregon under Thomas J. Cronise, retouching and tinting photographs.
Gary, Marie Thomason, 1896-1988