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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 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 Bertha Holt, by Jim Strassmaier (Transcript)

Transcript. Bertha "Grandma" Holt talks about the people, places and events in her life: husband, children, living in the Midwest, Great Depression, farm life, move to Oregon, logging, sawmills, her interest in orphan children from Korea and the creation of Holt International Children's Services etc.

Holt, Bertha

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-

Oh What a Night! (Transcript)

Transcript. 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 Vera Katz, by Linda Brody (Transcript)

Transcript. Vera Katz discusses her early life and education, and later political career through 1982. Her family immigrated to the United States during world War II and she grew up in New York, where she became involved in Modern Dance, studying under Martha Graham. After moving to Portland to support her husband's art career, she became involved in local politics, ultimately becoming a State Representative in 1973, where she was a part of the 1973 Women's Caucus, which passed many landmark pieces of legislation. She also discusses her plans for the future.

Katz, Vera, 1933-2017

Lecture notes

Handwritten lecture notes describing birds and animals encountered while traveling around Oregon, including Crater Lake, Willamette Valley, and Rogue River.

Bohlman, Herman

Scrapbook, 1946

Scrapbook created by Phoebe Finley and Arthur Pack for William Finley's 70th birthday. The scrapbook contains correspondence from several friends, family members, and admirers of Finley, including Kenneth A. Reid, Ira N. Gabrielson, and Carl D. Shoemaker. Reservation cards for an Izaak Walton League banquet for Irene and William Finley are included in the scrapbook.

Pack, Arthur Newton, 1893-1975

Observation of birds at a pond near Sunnyside

Manuscript in which the author describes his enthusiasm for bird watching and using that activity to educate oneself on aviary wildlife. The manuscript discusses a pond near Sunnyside and the birds he has observed. The author expresses concern over boys in the area disrupting the birds.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

The witches' garden

Manuscript for a Pacific Monthly article (March 1906) in which William Finley describes his observations of a family of yellowthroats. He discusses the thrill of the hunt when it comes to capturing images of birds.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

The chickadee

Manuscript discussing a family of chickadees. Topics include feeding of offspring and field observations. Published in The Condor on May 1, 1906.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

The weaver of the west

Manuscript in which William L. Finley observes a bush-tit's nest and the family that occupies it. Provides field observations and colorful descriptions of the family of birds. Also included are Finley's handwritten notes.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

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