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Charles McNary speech accepting vice presidential nomination [Sound Recording 01]

Tape 1, Side 1. This speech was given by Charles McNary in Salem, Oregon, on August 27, 1940. In the speech, McNary accepts the nomination of the Republican Party for the office of vice president. He praises the policies and personality of the Republican presidential candidate, Wendell Willkie. He also discusses the New Deal and expounds upon Willkie’s plans to change the direction of the country. He shares the history of Oregon, describing its people, landscape, and resources, particularly the emigrants who came across the Oregon Trail. McNary discusses the factors that have affected the American economy in the early 20th century and touches upon the Republican plan to improve the economy, particularly for farmers, and how the plan differs from the programs of the New Deal. He speaks at length about the Republican Party platform of 1940, and the looming specter of World War II.

McNary, Charles Linza, 1874-1944

Dedication of Bonneville Dam (Radio Cut) [Sound Recording 1]

Tape 1, Side 1. Recorded on September 29th 1937 at the opening of the Bonneville Dam and edited for the radio, the tape includes a message from Oregon Secretary of State Earl Snell about traffic safety and excerpts from a speech by President Franklin D. Roosevelt about urban development and growth, hydro-electricity, the Bonneville Dam, Columbia River development, regional planning and the Army Corps of Engineers.

Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945

Interview with Aaron Brown [Sound Recording 01]

Tape 1, Side 1. This interview with Aaron Brown was conducted by an unidentified woman around 1975 for Grassroot News Northwest. In the interview, Brown discusses his early college education and career as a teacher and railroad worker. He then discusses coming to Portland, Oregon, and attending Northwestern College of Law while working as a caseworker for the Oregon Welfare Department. He talks about being appointed as a judge to the Portland Municipal Court in 1969 and to the U.S. District Court of Oregon in 1971, as well as his re-election campaign in 1972. Brown talks about his experience as a black man in the legal profession, including his relationship with the press. He goes on to speak about the black experience in America and how it related to his decision to become a lawyer. He describes his belief in the judicial system, his reasoning behind some his judgements, and his thoughts on why black people are a disproportionate part of the number of people in prison. He closes the interview by discussing his views on drug use among young black people of the 1970s.

Brown, Aaron, Jr., 1926-2016

Interview with Aaron Brown [Sound Recording 02]

Tape 1, Side 2. This interview with Aaron Brown was conducted by an unidentified woman around 1975 for Grassroot News Northwest. In the interview, Brown discusses his early college education and career as a teacher and railroad worker. He then discusses coming to Portland, Oregon, and attending Northwestern College of Law while working as a caseworker for the Oregon Welfare Department. He talks about being appointed as a judge to the Portland Municipal Court in 1969 and to the U.S. District Court of Oregon in 1971, as well as his re-election campaign in 1972. Brown talks about his experience as a black man in the legal profession, including his relationship with the press. He goes on to speak about the black experience in America and how it related to his decision to become a lawyer. He describes his belief in the judicial system, his reasoning behind some his judgements, and his thoughts on why black people are a disproportionate part of the number of people in prison. He closes the interview by discussing his views on drug use among young black people of the 1970s.

Brown, Aaron, Jr., 1926-2016

Interview with Thomas H. Mercer [Sound Recording 01]

Tape 1, Side 1. The first half of tape one, side one is a speech delivered by an unidentified man circa 1976, regarding his experience in the Oregon Legislature. The second half of tape one, side one, continuing onto tape two, side one, side two, is a discussion held in Salem, Oregon, in around 1977. The speakers include Robert Marx, Anthony Meeker, Margaret Dereli, Mae Yih, Bill Rutherford, Wally Carson, Ken Jernstedt, Tony Van Vliet, and other unidentified legislators. Topics include municipal, county, and state level taxation; revenue sharing; correctional institutions; SB 100 and land use planning; and energy conservation.

Mercer, Thomas H.

Interview with Thomas H. Mercer [Sound Recording 02]

Tape 2, Side 1. The first half of tape two, side two, continued from the second half of tape one, side one, is a discussion held in Salem, Oregon, in around 1977. The speakers include Robert Marx, Anthony Meeker, Margaret Dereli, Mae Yih, Bill Rutherford, Wally Carson, Ken Jernstedt, Tony Van Vliet, and other unidentified legislators. Topics include municipal, county, and state level taxation; revenue sharing; correctional institutions; SB 100 and land use planning; and energy conservation. The second half of tape two, side one, continuing onto tape two, side two, is an interview with Tom Mercer conducted by an unidentified man, circa 1976. In the interview, Mercer discusses his heart issues and how it has affected his career; his campaign against Al Ullman; gun control; and health care.

Mercer, Thomas H.

Interview with Thomas H. Mercer [Sound Recording 03]

Tape 2, Side. 2. The first half of tape two, side two, continued from the second half of tape two, side two, s an interview with Tom Mercer conducted by an unidentified man, circa 1976. In the interview, Mercer discusses his heart issues and how it has affected his career; his campaign against Al Ullman; gun control; and health care. The second half to tape two, side two, continued onto tape three, side one, is a question and answer session with Tom Mercer and voters during his campaign for Al Ullman’s seat in the Oregon House of Representatives in 1976. Mercer addresses questions regarding abortion and taxation.

Mercer, Thomas H.

Interview with Thomas H. Mercer [Sound Recording 04]

Tape 3, Side 1. Continued from tape two, side two, this is a question and answer session with Tom Mercer and voters during his campaign for Al Ullman’s seat in the Oregon House of Representatives in 1976. Mercer addresses questions regarding abortion and taxation.

Mercer, Thomas H.

Interviews with Wayne Morse campaign staff [Sound Recording 01]

Tape 1, Side 1. These audio recordings consist of interviews with staffers of Wayne Morse's 1968 re-election campaign for the U.S. Senate. The interviews were conducted by an unidentified woman. The interviewees include Ron Abell, Helen Johnson, and Phillip George. In these interviews, the staffers discuss Morse's accomplishments and the reasons why they believe he should be re-elected, including his senior position in the Senate, his stance on war and social issues, and his political acumen. They talk about Morse's plans to pursue legislation on health care, jobs, and poverty. The recordings also include variations of political ads for Wayne Morse's 1968 re-election campaign, produced by Oregon legislator Ted Hallock's advertising and public relations company.

George, Phillip

Interviews with Wayne Morse campaign staff [Sound Recording 02]

Tape 1, Side 2. These audio recordings consist of interviews with staffers of Wayne Morse's 1968 re-election campaign for the U.S. Senate. The interviews were conducted by an unidentified woman. The interviewees include Ron Abell, Helen Johnson, and Phillip George. In these interviews, the staffers discuss Morse's accomplishments and the reasons why they believe he should be re-elected, including his senior position in the Senate, his stance on war and social issues, and his political acumen. They talk about Morse's plans to pursue legislation on health care, jobs, and poverty. The recordings also include variations of political ads for Wayne Morse's 1968 re-election campaign, produced by Oregon legislator Ted Hallock's advertising and public relations company.

George, Phillip

KPTV interview with Jackie Kennedy and John F. Kennedy [Sound Recording 01]

Tape 1, Side 1. This interview with John F. Kennedy and Jackie Kennedy was conducted by John A. Salisbury for broadcast on the Portland, Oregon, channel KPTV in 1958. In this interview, Jackie Kennedy discusses their family life and recreational activities. John F. Kennedy talks about Jimmy Hoffa and labor unions. He addresses the controversy surrounding his Catholicism and youth. He discusses his experience meeting Oregonians. Salisbury closes the interview with thanks to the Kennedys for appearing on his program, a commercial for Ovaltine, and an explanation of the changes in Oregon laws regarding primaries. A commercial for SafeCo Insurance plays, followed by a message regarding Oregon election laws from Oregon Secretary of State Howell Appling and Governor Mark Hatfield. The recording ends with a commercial for an allergy nasal spray.

Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy, 1929-1994

Oh What a Night! (Sound Recording 01)

Tape 1, Side 1. A panel discussion moderated by Melody Rose. Gretchen Kafoury, Vera Katz, Norma Paulus, and Betty Roberts discuss the womens' movement in addition to their experiences in the Oregon State legislature in the 1970s and 1980s.

Kafoury, Gretchen Miller

Oh What a Night! (Sound Recording 02)

Tape 1, Side 2. A panel discussion moderated by Melody Rose. Gretchen Kafoury, Vera Katz, Norma Paulus, and Betty Roberts discuss the womens' movement in addition to their experiences in the Oregon State legislature in the 1970s and 1980s.

Kafoury, Gretchen Miller

Oh What a Night! (Sound Recording 03)

Tape 2, Side 1. A panel discussion moderated by Melody Rose. Gretchen Kafoury, Vera Katz, Norma Paulus, and Betty Roberts discuss the womens' movement in addition to their experiences in the Oregon State legislature in the 1970s and 1980s.

Kafoury, Gretchen Miller

Oh What a Night! (Sound Recording 04)

Tape 2, Side 2. A panel discussion moderated by Melody Rose. Gretchen Kafoury, Vera Katz, Norma Paulus, and Betty Roberts discuss the womens' movement in addition to their experiences in the Oregon State legislature in the 1970s and 1980s.

Kafoury, Gretchen Miller

Oral History Interview with Al Monner, by Don Sterling [Sound Recording 01]

Tape 1, Side 1. Monner discusses his career as a photographer for the Oregon Journal and the Oregonian. He discusses how he got his start taking aerial photos for Brubaker. He also talks about mountain climbing, his relationship with the Gypsies in Portland and the American Indians of the Warm Springs Reservation.

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Oral History Interview with Al Monner, by Don Sterling [Sound Recording 02]

Tape 1, Side 2. Monner discusses his career as a photographer for the Oregon Journal and the Oregonian. He discusses how he got his start taking aerial photos for Brubaker. He also talks about mountain climbing, his relationship with the Gypsies in Portland and the American Indians of the Warm Springs Reservation.

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Oral History Interview with Al Monner, by Don Sterling [Sound Recording 03]

Tape 2, Side 1. Monner discusses his career as a photographer for the Oregon Journal and the Oregonian. He discusses how he got his start taking aerial photos for Brubaker. He also talks about mountain climbing, his relationship with the Gypsies in Portland and the American Indians of the Warm Springs Reservation.

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Oral History Interview with Al Monner, by Don Sterling [Sound Recording 04]

Tape 2, Side 2. Monner discusses his career as a photographer for the Oregon Journal and the Oregonian. He discusses how he got his start taking aerial photos for Brubaker. He also talks about mountain climbing, his relationship with the Gypsies in Portland and the American Indians of the Warm Springs Reservation.

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Oral History Interview with Al Monner, by Don Sterling [Sound Recording 05]

Tape 3, Side 1. Monner discusses his career as a photographer for the Oregon Journal and the Oregonian. He discusses how he got his start taking aerial photos for Brubaker. He also talks about mountain climbing, his relationship with the Gypsies in Portland and the American Indians of the Warm Springs Reservation.

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Oral History Interview with Al Monner, by Don Sterling [Sound Recording 06]

Tape 3, Side 2. Monner discusses his career as a photographer for the Oregon Journal and the Oregonian. He discusses how he got his start taking aerial photos for Brubaker. He also talks about mountain climbing, his relationship with the Gypsies in Portland and the American Indians of the Warm Springs Reservation.

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Oral History Interview with Art S. Bimrose Jr., by Jim Strassmaier [Sound Recording 01]

Tape 1, Side 1. 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.

Strassmaier, James

Oral History Interview with Art S. Bimrose Jr., by Jim Strassmaier [Sound Recording 02]

Tape 1, Side 2. 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.

Strassmaier, James

Oral History Interview with Art S. Bimrose Jr., by Jim Strassmaier [Sound Recording 03]

Tape 2, Side 1. 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.

Strassmaier, James

Oral History Interview with Art S. Bimrose Jr., by Jim Strassmaier [Sound Recording 04]

Tape 2, Side 2. 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.

Strassmaier, James

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