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Remarks by Gertrude Jensen on the preservation of the Columbia River Gorge on behalf of the Nature Conservancy and the Western Forestry Center [Transcript]

Transcript. The lecture was originally given on Columbia River Gorge Day, May 5th 1981, at the Western Forestry Center to the Portland Women's Forum. Jensen discusses the conservation of the Columbia River Gorge and the Columbia Gorge Commission from 1951 to 1981.

Jensen, Gertrude Glutsch, 1903-

Oral history with Rev. Dr. LeRoy Haynes, Jr., by Jan Dilg [Transcript]

Transcript. Haynes discusses his family background and early life in Texas, his civil rights activism, his education, including his time at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, his early clerical career, his appointment to Allen Temple AME Church and moving to Portland, Oregon, his involvement with the Albina Ministerial Alliance, his continuing activism, and his book God's Prophet in Non-Violence: The Theology and Philosophy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Haynes, LeRoy, Jr.

Oral History Interview with Howard Morgan, by Clark Hansen [Transcript]

Transcript. Howard Morgan describes his experiences in government and politics. He discusses working for the Navy during WWII, his service in the Oregon House of Representatives, his efforts to make the Democratic Party competitive in Oregon, and his work on behalf of public utilities, both in Oregon, and nationally during the Kennedy Administration.

Morgan, Howard, 1914-

Oregon Skyline Trail : Mt. Hood to Crater Lake, 1925

United States Forest Service map of the Oregon Skyline Trail from Mt. Hood to Crater Lake. The map is divided into three segments on a single sheet. Relief shown by hachures and spot heights. Includes "Table of distances between camping places." Verso includes photographs and a textual guide to hiking the Skyline Trail.

United States. Forest Service. Pacific Northwest Region

A Diagram of Oregon (1861)

A map of Oregon completed by the Surveyor General’s Office, Eugene City, August 16th, 1861, B. J. Pengra [signature], Surveyor Gen. Of Oregon. Relief shown in hachures. Original map mounted on cloth backing. Item has also been identified as bb017543.

Pengra, B. J. (Byron J.), 1823-1903

Oral history interview with Sammy and Zaki Kahl, by Robert Gassner [Index]

Index. The Kahl brothers discuss their family, including their distant relation to Oregon Governor Vic Atiyeh, the experience of immigrating to the United States and how they came to Portland, Oregon, The Syrian Orthodox Church, Syrian Lebanese American Club, and the Syrian-American community in Portland. They also briefly discuss how the creation of Israel affected the Syrian, Lebanese and Palestinian communities.

Kahl, Sam

Dedication of Bonneville Dam. [Transcript]

Transcript. Transcript includes the entire 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

Is It Just?

A leaflet outlining arguments in favor of the 1906 Oregon referendum on equal suffrage. It includes accounts of the success of suffrage in Colorado, Idaho, and Wyoming, The last page of the leaflet contains a photograph photograph of Susan B. Anthony and selected quotes from her writings on equal suffrage. The document is a single-sheet folded into 4 pages.

Oregon Equal Suffrage Association

The Case Against the Administration of the Housing Authority of Portland

A report produced by the Portland chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in the fall of 1963. It lists grievances connected to racial discrimination, ethical violations, and general mismanagement at the Housing Authority of Portland.

Webb, Mayfield K.

Oral History Interview with Bette Lee, by Sandy Polishuk [Transcript]

Transcript. Bette Lee discusses her activism and career in photographing protests, beginning in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1980s, and later in Portland, Oregon. She discusses several specific photographs, many of which can be found in the transcript. Protests and movements discussed include the Portland Alliance, Indie Media, World trade Organization, Iraq War, Occupy Wall Street, Livermore Action Group, etc.

Lee, Bette

Oral History Interview with Bernie Foster, by Jan Dilg [Transcript]

Transcript. Bernie Foster discusses the history and daily operation of The Skanner, a Portland based African American newspaper. He also discusses some of the stories he published, his attempts to expand into radio, police brutality, local politics, and the naming of Union Ave. to Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Portland.

Foster, Bernie

Mouth of the Columbia River, Oregon Territory, 1841

A map of the mouth of the Columbia River, Oregon Territory as surveyed by the United States Exploring Expedition in 1841 under commander Charles Wilkes. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Inset details soundings of the Bar of Columbia River. Item has also been identified as bb017536.

Wilkes, Charles, 1798-1877

Oral history interviews with Nadyne Yoneko Dozono (Transcript)

Transcript. Dozono discusses her early life in Portland, Oregon. She recounts her extended stay in Japan, her arranged Japanese marriage, and rural life and culture in Japan before and during the war. She also describes her family's experience in the United States living in Japanese relocation camps and details her family's life after the war and the challenges of readjusting to American society after living in Japan for 22 years.

Dozono, Yoneko

Oral history interviews with John Helmer, Jr, by Jim Strassmaier (Transcript)

Transcript. A model life history including: Swedes in Oregon; intergenerational family relations; retail business in three generations; personal spiritual conversion (Presbyterian); military service as pilot in World War II, Pacific theatre; postwar experience in Japan; Helmer clothing store, fortunes through recession of early 1980s. This is one of the series of brief (one-session), volunteered oral histories accompanying the OHS World War II exhibit.

Helmer, John, 1923-

Oral history interviews with Holly Hart, by Winter Drews and James Loos [Transcript]

Transcript. Holly Hart is the owner of Old Wives Tales restaurant on East Burnside in Portland. She was born in Chicago in 1947 and grew up there before moving to Portland to attend Reed College in 1964, where she was highly active in protests against the Vietnamese War. Her identity as a lesbian became apparent around this time, and following graduation at Reed, she entered a period of intensive gay rights activism. Suffering burnout, she regressed from these activities before returning to them upon attending the law school at the University of California Berkeley from 1972 to 1975. Some time around 1978, Hart was on a panel commissioned by Oregon Governor Bob Straub to compile a report for the "Task Force on Sexual Preference". Upon the failure of the Mt. Moving Café, which Hart frequented during its brief run, she started Old Wives Tales, with an emphasis on multi-ethnic vegetarian cuisine.

Hart, Holly

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