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Oral history interview with Nora Womack, by Robert Gassner [Sound Recording 02]

Tape 1, Side 2. Womack discusses her parents coming to the Pacific Northwest from Lebanon in the late 19th century, the Syrian and Lebanese community in Saint Helens and the Portland, Oregon area, her work for the telephone company and her husband's work for the Jones Lumber Company, her childhood in Saint Helens, the Lebanese Ladies Society, other Lebanese cultural groups, Lebanese food, and how the independence of Lebanon affected the Lebanese community and the contemporary issues affecting Lebanon.

Womack, Nora Baseel

Oral history interview with Nora Womack, by Robert Gassner [Sound Recording 01]

Tape 1, Side 1. Womack discusses her parents coming to the Pacific Northwest from Lebanon in the late 19th century, the Syrian and Lebanese community in Saint Helens and the Portland, Oregon area, her work for the telephone company and her husband's work for the Jones Lumber Company, her childhood in Saint Helens, the Lebanese Ladies Society, other Lebanese cultural groups, Lebanese food, and how the independence of Lebanon affected the Lebanese community and the contemporary issues affecting Lebanon.

Womack, Nora Baseel

Oral history interview with Sam and Minerva Teeny, by Robert Gassner [Sound Recording 02]

Tape 1, Side 2. Sam Teeny discusses his family history, his childhood in Lebanon and Portland, Oregon, the Syrian and Lebanese community in Portland, using English as a second language, Lebanese/Syrian softball league, the Syrian Orthodox Church, the Syrian Lebanese American Club, how the Lebanese independence affected the Syrian Lebanese community, and Syrian and Lebanese businesses in Southeast Portland. Minerva also describes a traditional Lebanese wedding and Sam describes the various businesses he's owned and his Youth Ministry work.

Teeny, Samuel

Oral history interview with Sam and Minerva Teeny, by Robert Gassner [Sound Recording 01]

Tape 1, Side 1. Sam Teeny discusses his family history, his childhood in Lebanon and Portland, Oregon, the Syrian and Lebanese community in Portland, using English as a second language, Lebanese/Syrian softball league, the Syrian Orthodox Church, the Syrian Lebanese American Club, how the Lebanese independence affected the Syrian Lebanese community, and Syrian and Lebanese businesses in Southeast Portland. Minerva also describes a traditional Lebanese wedding and Sam describes the various businesses he's owned and his Youth Ministry work.

Teeny, Samuel

Oral history interview with Esther Azorr Rask, by Robert Gassner [Sound Recording 02]

Tape 1, Side 2. Rask discusses her family background and early life, particularly her father's experience as a Syrian immigrant. She also discusses her life as a second generation Syrian-American, the Syrian-Lebanese community in Portland, her family's connection to the Atiyeh family, Syrian businesses, the Syrian-Lebanese Social Club, and the religious life of the community.

Rask, Esther Azorr

Oral history interview with Esther Azorr Rask, by Robert Gassner [Sound Recording 01]

Tape 1, Side 1. Rask discusses her family background and early life, particularly her father's experience as a Syrian immigrant. She also discusses her life as a second generation Syrian-American, the Syrian-Lebanese community in Portland, her family's connection to the Atiyeh family, Syrian businesses, the Syrian-Lebanese Social Club, and the religious life of the community.

Rask, Esther Azorr

Oral history interview with Sammy and Zaki Kahl, by Robert Gassner [Sound Recording 02]

Tape 1, Side 2. 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

Oral history interview with Sammy and Zaki Kahl, by Robert Gassner [Sound Recording 01]

Tape 1, Side 1. 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, the 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

Oral history interview with Dr. Jessie Laird Brodie, by Roberta Watts [Sound Recording 01]

Tape 1, Side 1. Dr. Brodie discusses this history of laws regarding birth control, women's rights, practicing medicine, her involvement with the United Nations, Pan-American Women's Medical Association, Planned Parenthood, and other organizations, family planning in Latin America, particularly in Haiti, her involvement with the White House Council on Aging, Sickle-Cell Anemia, working in Cambodia and her own family.

Brodie, Jessie Laird, 1898-1990

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