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Flyer for MLK Portland visit

The first page of the Urban League of Portland News Roundup newsletter, dated October 1961, announcing Dr. Martin Luther King’s visit to Portland on November 8, 1961, invited people to attend his speech at the Civic Auditorium (now the Keller) and to make a small donation to pay for his travel expenses. King was invited by the Urban League to participate in the Annual Equal Opportunity Day, which is still held every year.

Urban League of Portland (Portland, Or.)


Manuscript describing a trip to Malheur Lake with Bohlman, including descriptions of the land and its occupants.

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

White heron search

Manuscript describing the same trip in "Malheur". The focus in this document is on the quest for white herons.

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

Columbia River pollution

Manuscript describing the problem of pollutants being dumped into the Willamette River and later traveling to the Columbia River where pollution is killing the fish. The author asserts that individual sportsmen and anglers have to follow the pollution laws but companies are not being held to the same standard. The author also states that citizens of Portland were initially on board to install sewage systems but support vanished once it was realized that the funding would come from property owners and not the government.

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

Address to Meier and Frank employees (Transcript)

Aaron Frank urges assembled employees to resist union organizing effort. He enumerates the benefits provided to employees by Meier & Frank, gives examples of management/employee loyalty, lists responsibilities as director, and makes a plea for an employee vote of confidence.

Frank, Aaron

Oral history interviews with Frodo Okulam (Transcript)

Transcript. Frodo talks about her life as a lesbian, in the late 1960s onward. She discusses her gender identity as a child, dealing with her sexuality as a teen, how she got her name and what the Lord of the Rings meant to her, starting the Portland Chapter of the Tolkien Society of America, and her spirituality as a Wiccan and member of the MCC (Metropolitan Community Church).

Okulam, Frodo

Oral History Interview with Fred G. Meyer, by Gerry Pratt [Transcript]

Transcript. Fred Meyer discusses: Settling in Portland and significance of the location; the early days; growth of the Fred Meyer Corporation; death of Mrs. Meyer; Fred Meyer goes public; industrial growth; business philosophies; costs and wages; 1970s inflation; bankruptcy of other business; TriMet taxation; historical figures admired by Fred Meyer; Supreme Court case about unfair competition; government controls; future of Portland as a major city.

Meyer, Fred G., 1886-1978

Oral history interview with William Francis Lambert [Transcript]

Transcript. In the interview, he discusses his family history, childhood in Portland, YMCA Spirit Lake Boy's Camp (1913 - 1916) working in timber and railroad industries etc. William Francis Lambert's family came to the Oregon in 1844. He was born to W.T. and Adele H. Lambert in Jan. 2, 1902. He attended Northwestern College of Law. In his adult life, he acted as Multnomah County Treasurer, 1936-48 and vice-president of First National Bank, 1948-50.

Lambert, William Francis

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