Tape 1, Side 1. This oral history interview with Thelma O. Williams was conducted by Linda S. Dodds at Williams' home in Portland, Oregon, on May 5, 1982, as part of the Oregon Historical Society Research Library's oral history program. At the time of the interview, Dodds' name was Linda S. Brody. The sound quality is very poor.
In this interview, Williams discusses her family background and early life in Des Moines, Iowa, and in Portland, Oregon. She shares her memories of being Portland Rose Festival queen in 1914, and talks about her continued involvement in the annual festival.
Williams, Thelma O. (Thelma Olive), 1896-1984