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Oral history interview with Sarah E. Will

  • SR 9668
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  • 1981-01-29

This oral history interview with Sarah E. Will was conducted by Linda S. Dodds at Will's home in Aurora, Oregon, on January 29, 1981, 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.

In this interview, Will discusses her family background and talks about the life of her grandparents in 19th-century Gervais, Oregon. She also talks about the family background of her husband, Percy S. Will, in the Aurora Colony. She describes her house in Aurora, and talks about the history and culture of the town.

Will, Sarah E. (Sarah Elizabeth), 1910-1982

Oral history interview with Mary V. Tobkin

  • SR 9661
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  • 1981-02-06

This oral history interview with Mary V. Tobkin was conducted by Linda S. Dodds at Tobkin's home in Portland, Oregon, on February 6, 1981, 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.

In this interview, Tobkin discusses how she became involved in Portland politics and talks about her work as administrative secretary for Portland Mayor Terry Schrunk. She speaks about Schrunk's political campaigns, shares her experiences as a woman in a mid-20th century workplace, and discusses Schrunk's accomplishments as mayor, including his work to improve trade relations with Japan and to improve Portland's mass transit systems. She closes the interview by sharing her reasons for retiring from politics when Schrunk left office in 1972.

Tobkin, Mary V. (Mary Virginia), 1917-1993

Oral history interview with Fred L. Peterson

  • SR 9600
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  • 1982-02-11 - 1982-04-28

This oral history interview with Fred L. Peterson was conducted by Linda S. Dodds at Peterson's home in Portland, Oregon, in four sessions from February 11 to April 28, 1982, as part of the Oregon Historical Society Research Library's oral history program. Jack Pement of the Oregon Journal newspaper was also present during sessions 1 and 2, and occasionally contributed to the interview.

In the first interview session, conducted on February 11, 1982, Peterson discusses his family background and early life in the Lents neighborhood of Portland, Oregon. He also shares his memories of the 1905 Lewis and Clark Exposition, talks about his service in the Oregon National Guard during World War I, and describes how he became a pharmacist after the war. He shares his memories of working in an Army hospital during the 1918 flu pandemic. He speaks about running a pharmacy in the Hollywood neighborhood of Portland, particularly during the Depression. He describes how he became involved in politics, talks about his campaign for Portland City Council in 1940, and discusses his experiences as a council member. He also talks about his friendship with Fred Meyer.

In the second interview session, conducted on February 25, 1982, Peterson continues to discuss his service on the Portland City Council. He talks about the council's activities during World War II, about how Portland changed during the war, and about other members of the council. He discusses the political career of Dorothy McCullough Lee, shares his reasons for running against her for Portland mayor in 1952, and talks about his campaign. He also speaks about his role in establishing the Washington Park location for the Oregon Zoo, and about his other accomplishments as mayor. He then talks about his failed re-election campaign in 1956.

In the third interview session, conducted on March 10, 1982, Peterson speaks further about his service on the Portland City Council and as mayor. He talks about his accomplishments in those roles, including his involvement in the development of parks and recreational facilities, and his work to resolve a milk shortage in Vanport. He speaks again about his reasons for running for mayor and about his 1952 and 1956 campaigns.

In the fourth and final interview session, conducted on April 28, 1982, Peterson discusses Portland zoning laws in the 1930s and 1940s and describes how the city treated unhoused people during the Depression. He talks about the work of Portland's post-war redevelopment committee and about the plan presented to the city by Robert Moses, an urban planner from New York. He speaks about people with whom he served on the city council, particularly Dorothy McCullough Lee, and discusses the relationship between the council and the Portland Police Bureau. He closes the interview by speaking further about his term as Portland mayor.

Peterson, Fred L. (Fred Lawrence), 1896-1985

Oral history interview with Rose Iva Dalton

  • SR 9596
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  • 1981-10-27

This oral history interview with Rose Iva Dalton was conducted by Linda S. Dodds in Tigard, Oregon, on October 27, 1981. At the time of the interview, Dodds' name was Linda S. Brody.

In this interview, Dalton discusses her family background and early life on Government Island, Oregon, including life on the family ranch, transportation, and recreational activities. She talks about other families that lived on the island, describes her experience during the 1894 flood, and discusses daily life on the island. She discusses her education and the ferry to Washougal, Washington. Dalton describes meeting her husband, Louis Stanis Dalton, and briefly talks about their marriage and family life. She closes the interview by talking about mail service on Government Island.

Dalton, Rose Iva, 1881-1984

Oral history interview with Charles L. Hayward

  • SR 9580
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  • 1979-12-05

This oral history interview with Charles L. Hayward was conducted by Linda S. Dodds on December 5, 1979. A transcript of the interview is available. At the time of the interview, Dodds' name was Linda S. Brody.

In this interview, Hayward discusses his experiences as a balloon lookout during World War I. He talks about his Army training and learning how to operate balloons. He describes his deployment to Europe, including traveling across England and marching across France to reach the front lines. He speaks at length about the organization, equipment, and operations of the balloon corps. He also describes the experience of being in a balloon while under fire. He closes the interview by sharing his memories of Armistice Day, November 11, 1918, and of the return journey to the U.S.

Hayward, Charles L. (Charles Lewis), 1895-1998

Oral history interview with Alice C. Rockey

  • SR 9574
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  • 1981-01-23

This oral history interview with Alice C. Rockey was conducted by Linda S. Dodds at Rockey's home in Portland, Oregon, on January 23, 1981, 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.

In this interview, Rockey discusses her early life in the Riverdale neighborhood of Portland, including the history of her house. She talks about businesses in early 20th century Portland, including the Portland Hotel and M & A Shogren, operated by sisters May Shogren and Ann Shogren; discusses her social life; and shares her memories of the 1905 Lewis and Clark Exposition. She also talks about the legal and political career of her father, Charles Henry Carey. She closes the interview by speaking about her marriage to Eugene W. Rockey and about his medical career.

Rockey, Alice C. (Alice Carey), 1890-1983

Oral history interview with Stan G. Terry

  • SR 9511
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  • 1982-05-18

This oral history interview with Stan G. Terry was conducted by Linda S. Dodds at the Portland Motor Motel in Portland, Oregon, on May 18, 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. Jack Pement of the Oregon Journal newspaper was also present and occasionally contributed to the interview.

In this interview, Terry describes his childhood supporting himself by selling newspapers in Sacramento, California. He describes how he developed a gambling operation involving vending machines in Portland, and discusses his work as a pinball machine operator. He speaks about Portland Mayor Dorothy McCullough Lee's crackdown on all forms of gambling and how that affected his business. He compares Lee's administration to other 1950s mayors, talks about his association with Portland crime boss Jim Elkins, and discusses how he joined the Teamsters Union in order to continue his pinball operation. He shares his experience of testifying before the U.S. Senate during the 1957 McClellan committee hearings on racketeering and organized crime, and discusses Portland's bad reputation in the aftermath of those hearings. He then talks about apartment and office buildings that he owned in Portland, and about owning and operating the Portland Meadows Golf Course. He speaks about several lawsuits he brought against the city of Portland, and about his campaigns for various political offices, including Oregon governor and Portland mayor. He also talks about running a garbage collection business. He closes the interview by talking about other pinball operators in Portland and by discussing gambling on Las Vegas slot machines.

Terry, Stan G. (Stanley Gentry), 1911-1990

Oral history interview with Leo F. Simon

  • SR 9503
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  • 1980-02-07

This oral history interview with Leo F. Simon was conducted by Linda S. Dodds at the Oregon Historical Society in Portland, Oregon, on February 7, 1980, as part of the oral history program at the society's research library. At the time of the interview, Dodds' name was Linda S. Brody.

In this interview, Simon shares his memories of moving to Portland with his family in 1902 and living on homesteads. He talks about his early education. He discusses his early interest in photography, and talks about working in photography studios and later owning his own studio in Portland. He speaks about his involvement with the Audubon Society, the Mazamas, and the Geological Society of the Oregon Country. He describes his work restoring photographs for the Oregon Historical Society. He closes the interview by giving a brief chronology of his photography career.

Simon, Leo, 1891-1986

Oral history interview with Oran B. Robertson

  • SR 9496
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  • 1980-02-20

This oral history interview with Oran B. Robertson was conducted by Linda S. Dodds on February 20, 1980, 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.

In this interview, Robertson briefly discusses his family background and early life in Salem, Oregon, then talks about working as an engineer for Boeing Aircraft in Seattle, Washington, from 1938 to 1945. He then discusses his career with Fred Meyer Inc. He speaks about Fred G. Meyer, and describes Meyer's personality and his personal and business philosophies. He discusses the operation of the company, the factors that led to the business's success, and the growth of the company since going public. He closes the interview by talking about the future of Fred Meyer, Inc. and reflecting on his career with the company.

Robertson, Oran B. (Oran Benjamen), 1917-1999

Oral history interview with Laurence Pratt

  • SR 9487
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  • 1981-12-15

This oral history interview with Laurence Pratt was conducted by Linda S. Dodds in Portland, Oregon, on December 15, 1981, 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. Eugene E. Snyder was also present and occasionally contributed interview questions.

In this interview, Pratt discusses his early life in Portland, Oregon, including working in his brother's print shop in downtown Portland and attending the 1905 Lewis and Clark Exposition. He shares the reasons why he dropped out of school as a child, talks about finishing his education at the age of 22, and discusses his experiences at Reed College. He then talks about his career as a professor of English at Pacific University and a teacher at Portland public high schools. He closes the interview by discussing his poetry.

Pratt, Laurence, 1888-1985

Oral history interview with Katherine O'Neill

  • SR 9481
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  • 1980-03-14

This oral history with Katherine O'Neill was conducted by Linda S. Dodds at O'Neill's home in Portland, Oregon, on March 14, 1980. At the time of the interview, Dodds' name was Linda S. Brody. Admiral John H. Besson, who was a cousin of O'Neill's, and several unidentified women were also present and contributed to the interview.

In this interview, O'Neill discusses Smith and Watson Iron Works in Portland, a business operated by her grandfather, Charles Smith. She talks about the sorts of items the business produced, including steam donkeys and parts for the Kaiser shipyards in Portland. She also talks about the Schnabel family home that later became the Multnomah County Hospital; the family's ownership of the Congress Hotel and many of the hotel's famous guests; and the legal career of her father, Charles J. Schnabel, including his 1921 murder by a disgruntled client. She closes the interview by talking about her early life and education in the King's Hill neighborhood of Portland.

O'Neill, Katherine E. S. (Katherine Elizabeth Schnabel), 1899-1995

Oral history interview with Sara C. Lusk

  • SR 9468
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  • 1982-01-22 - 1982-01-27

This oral history interview with Sara C. Lusk was conducted by Linda S. Dodds in Beaverton, Oregon, in two sessions on January 22, 1982, and January 27, 1982. The interview was conducted as part of the oral history program at the society's research library. At the time of the interview, Dodds' name was Linda S. Brody. Sister Peter Kump was also present and occasionally contributed to the interview.

In the first interview session, Lusk discusses her family background and early life in the Riverdale neighborhood of Portland, Oregon, in the early 20th century. She describes driving around town when cars were first introduced, talks about businesses in downtown Portland, and discusses her father's career as a lawyer. She talks about her involvement with the Portland Junior League, then briefly discusses studying art at St. Helen's Hall and at the Art Students League of New York. She speaks about meeting her husband, Hall Stoner Lusk.

In the second interview session, Lusk continues to discuss her art studies. She talks about her marriage to Hall Stoner Lusk, and speaks at length about his career as a lawyer, judge, and U.S. senator. She talks about living in Washington, D.C., during Hall S. Lusk's brief time in the U.S. Senate, and in Salem, Oregon, while he served on the Oregon Supreme Court. She closes the interview by discussing some of the cases Hall S. Lusk heard on the court.

Lusk, Sara C. (Sara Catherine), 1887-1987

Oral history interview with Hall Stoner Lusk

  • SR 9467
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  • 1981-12-18 - 1982-01-20

This oral history interview with Hall Stoner Lusk was conducted by Linda S. Dodds at the Maryville Nursing Home in Beaverton, Oregon, in two sessions on December 18, 1981, and January 20, 1982. At the time of the interview, Dodds' name was Linda S. Brody. Sister Peter Kump was also present for the entire interview, and Catherine Emmons Lusk was present for the interview session on January 20, 1982.

In the first interview session, Lusk discusses coming to Portland, Oregon, from the East Coast in 1909 and his impressions of Oregon. He talks about practicing law in Portland and his marriage to Catherine Emmons. He discusses handling the case of the 1922 Oregon Compulsory School Bill and arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court.

In the second interview session, Lusk discusses serving as a judge on the Multnomah County Circuit Court and as a justice on the Oregon Supreme Court, as well as serving in the U.S. Senate for a few months in 1960. He closes the interview by talking about working with Senator Wayne Morse.

Lusk, Hall Stoner, 1883-1993

Oral history interview with J. Carl Lenchitsky

  • SR 9464
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  • 1982-07-19

This oral history interview with J. Carl Lenchitsky was conducted by Linda S. Dodds at the Oregon Historical Society in Portland, Oregon, on July 19, 1982, as part of the oral history program at the society's research library. At the time of the interview, Dodds' name was Linda S. Brody.

In this interview, Lenchitsky speaks at length about playing basketball and other sports at Oregon State University in the 1930s. He talks about playing in championships, about his teammates, and about his speech impediment. He then speaks about working for the Portland Police Bureau, describes how he worked to reduce arrests for petty crime, and talks about his role in creating the Portland Junior Safety Patrol. He also discusses working in the Portland shipyards during World War II. He then talks about his marriage to Margaret Joann Engel, about his work history after the war, and about the history of the Healy Heights neighborhood of Portland.

Lenchitsky, J. Carl (Julius Carl), 1909-2002

Oral history interview with Sam Johnson

  • SR 9454
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  • 1980-07-02 - 1981-06-25

This oral history interview with Sam Johnson was conducted by Linda S. Dodds at the Oregon Historical Society in Portland, Oregon, in two sessions on July 2, 1980, and June 25, 1981, 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.

In the first interview session, conducted on July 2, 1980, Johnson discusses his family background, particularly regarding the lumber business in Oregon, and his early life in the San Francisco Bay Area and in France. He talks about working in the Oregon timber business in Sisters during the Depression, about buying timber for the military as part of his service in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during World War II, and about his marriage to Becky Johnson. He then speaks at length about his involvement in the Oregon and California timber business after the end of the war, particularly regarding his work with the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs to develop Warm Springs Forest Product Industries. He also talks about Becky Johnson's work to improve education, and about his children and their careers.

In the second interview session, conducted on June 25, 1981, Johnson discusses his service in the Oregon House of Representatives from 1964 to 1978, including his first campaign in 1964, legislation he worked on, and his fellow legislators. He shares advice for aspiring politicians, shares his reasons for retiring from the Legislature in 1978, and talks about his service as mayor of Redmond, Oregon, from 1978 to the time of the interview. He closes the interview by discussing his plans for the future of the city of Redmond.

Johnson, Sam (Samuel Spencer), 1911-1984

Oral history interview with Becky Johnson

  • SR 9453
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  • 1981-11-09

This oral history interview with Becky Johnson was conducted by Linda S. Dodds at the Oregon Historical Society in Portland, Oregon, on November 19, 1981, 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.

In this interview, Johnson discusses her family background and early life in Bellevue, Ohio. She talks about her college experiences at Miami University in Ohio and at Wellesley College, and discusses her career as a teacher in Ohio and Michigan during the Depression, including her salary. She shares her reasons for leaving the teaching profession to join the U.S. Navy during World War II, and shares her experiences recruiting women for the Navy in Portland, Oregon. She closes the interview by briefly discussing her involvement in Oregon politics.

Johnson, Becky (Elizabeth Avery Hill), 1913-2007

Oral history interview with Narcissus M. Hutchinson

  • SR 9451
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  • 1981-09-03

This oral history interview with Narcissus M. Hutchinson was conducted by Linda S. Dodds at Hutchinson's home in Portland, Oregon, on September 3, 1981, 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.

In this interview, Hutchinson discusses her family background and early life on Sauvie Island and in various neighborhoods of Portland, Oregon, particularly St. Johns. She talks about her education and about having future Oregon Governor Douglas McKay as a classmate. She then discusses working as a cook in a logging camp in Rainier, Oregon, in the early 1910s, and about working on ranches in Oregon and Idaho while raising a family. She closes the interview by sharing her memories of attending the dedication of the John Mock House at the time it was listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Hutchinson, Narcissus M. (Narcissus Marie), 1894-1988

Oral history interview with Nell F. Hoak

  • SR 9449
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  • 1980-05-07

This oral history interview with Nell F. Hoak was conducted by Linda S. Dodds at Hoak's home in Portland, Oregon, on May 7, 1980, 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.

In this interview, Hoak discusses her family background and early life in Imperial, Nebraska, including medicine her family used and life on a homestead with a sod house. She describes traveling by covered wagon to Siloam Springs, Arkansas. She shares her reasons for moving to Portland, Oregon, in 1919, and talks about her home and family life.

Hoak, Nell F. (Nell Florence), 1888-1984

Oral history interview with Bertha B. Hallam

  • SR 9444
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  • 1979-12-20 - 1980-01-03

This oral history interview with Bertha B. Hallam was conducted by Linda S. Dodds in Portland, Oregon, in two sessions, on December 20, 1979, and January 3, 1980, 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.

In the first interview session, conducted on December 20, 1979, Hallam describes how she became the first librarian at the University of Oregon Medical School in 1919. She talks about the library building that was constructed in 1939, about her involvement with the Medical Library Association, and about articles she wrote.

In the second interview session, conducted on January 3, 1980, Hallam reflects on her accomplishments as a librarian. She closes the interview by talking about her retirement activities.

Hallam, Bertha Brandon

Oral history interview with Earl R. Goodwin

  • SR 9442
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  • 1982-07-22 - 1982-08-24

This oral history interview with Earl R. Goodwin was conducted at Goodwin's home in Portland, Oregon, by Linda S. Dodds in two sessions, on July 22 and August 24, 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.

In the first interview session, conducted on July 22, 1982, Goodwin discusses his early life in Portland, Oregon. He shares his first memories of Portland after moving there from California in 1908, talks about his experiences at Lincoln High School, and describes how he became a sportswriter for the Oregonian, then later assistant sports editor for the Oregon Journal. He explains the origins of his nickname, "Sarge." He speaks at length about his experience reporting on the 1924 Olympics in Paris, France. He describes how he became a congressional private secretary for U.S. Representative Charles H. Martin in 1931 and speaks at length about his experiences in that role.

In the second interview session, conducted on August 24, 1982, Goodwin shares his reasons for leaving Charles H. Martin's staff when Martin was elected Oregon governor in 1935. He then talks about his work as chief clerk of draft board number one in Oregon during World War II. He speaks about his health, and about his admiration for Charles H. Martin. He closes the interview by speaking further about the 1924 Olympics.

Goodwin, Earl R. (Earl Raines), 1893-1990

Oral history interview with Carl Hillmer Francis

  • SR 9437
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  • 1982-06-02

This oral history interview with Carl Hillmer Francis was conducted by Linda S. Dodds in Dayton, Oregon, on June 2, 1982. At the time of the interview, Dodds' name was Linda S. Brody.

In this interview, Francis discusses his family background and early life in Woodburn, Oregon, including his early education and childhood activities. He then talks about studying law at Willamette University and Northwestern College of Law, practicing law in Dayton, and serving as Dayton's mayor from 1941 to 1942. He also discusses his involvement with the Republican Party and Young Republicans.

Francis speaks about his service in the Oregon House of Representatives from 1943 to 1954, and in the Oregon Senate from 1955 to 1962. He describes some of his fellow legislators, working with lobbyists, and his decision to retire from the Legislature. He speaks about his interest in history and shares tales of some of his favorite historical figures. He closes the interview by talking about Dr. Lewis Alderman.

Francis, Carl Hillmer, 1915-1995

Oral history interview with Cecil L. Edwards

  • SR 9431
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  • 1982-05-14

This oral history interview with Cecil L. Edwards was conducted by Linda S. Dodds at the Oregon Historical Society in Portland, Oregon, on May 14, 1982. At the time of the interview, Dodds' name was Linda S. Brody.

In this interview, Edwards discusses his duties regarding the selection of horses as a civilian agent for the Remount Service during World War II. He talks about the history of the American Remount Service and how the horses were used during both war and peacetime. He also discusses his duties selecting dogs for military use. He then talks about serving on the Oregon Racing Commission under Governor Douglas O. McKay after the war. He briefly describes lobbying for the Oregon State Cattlemen's Association and working as chief clerk of the Oregon House of Representatives. He then speaks at length about his experiences as secretary of the Senate. He talks about the changes in the Legislature during the 20th century, including salaries, staff sizes, and session length. He tells the story of discovering that the federal government owed a debt to Oregon dating back to the Civil War. Edwards talks about the fire that destroyed the Capitol building in 1935, the places where the Legislature convened afterwards, and the construction of the new Capitol. He closes the interview by talking a little about some of the governors he served under.

Edwards, Cecil L.

Oral history interview with David C. Duniway

  • SR 9430
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  • 1981-01-09 - 1981-06-11

This oral history interview with David C. Duniway was conducted by Linda S. Dodds in Salem, Oregon, and at the Oregon Historical Society in Portland, Oregon, from January 9 to June 11, 1981, 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 interview was conducted in three sessions.

In the first interview session, conducted on January 9, 1981, Duniway speaks at length about his family background, including the education and career of his father, Clyde Augustus Duniway. He discusses his early life in Montana, Colorado, Minnesota, and England. He talks about traveling with his family, about his childhood reading habits, and about his decision to pursue a career as an archivist. He describes visiting several archives in North America.

In the second interview session, conducted on January 22, 1981, Duniway discusses his relationship with his father, talks about traveling to Europe with his family, and speaks about teachers at Stanford University, Carleton College, and the University of California at Berkeley who influenced him. He describes how he became an archivist at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. He talks about collections he processed, and discusses his work as a reference librarian there during World War II. He speaks about his transfer to the West Coast as a field representative for the National Archives at the Office of Price Administration. He also talks about his involvement with the American Association for State and Local History. He describes the creation of the Oregon State Archives, and how he became Oregon's first state archivist in 1946. He talks about collecting government records for the archives, about the archives' storage space, and about how advances in technology changed the field of records management over the 20th century. He then discusses his involvement with the historic preservation of several buildings in Salem, particularly the Asahel Bush house.

Partway through Tape 5, Side 1, through Tape 6, Side 2. In the third and final interview session, conducted on June 11, 1981, Duniway continues to discuss his involvement with the historic preservation of several buildings in Salem, particularly the Deepwood historic house museum. He speaks further about his work as state archivist, and speaks at length about his relationship with Oregon governors, including Charles Sprague, Mark Hatfield, and Earl Snell. He closes the interview by sharing anecdotes about his grandmother, Oregon suffragist Abigail Scott Duniway.

Duniway, David

Oral history interview with Edith I. A. Dailey

  • SR 9427
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  • 1982-04-21

This oral history interview with Edith I. A. Dailey was conducted by Linda S. Dodds at Dailey's home in Portland, Oregon, on April 21, 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.

In this interview, Dailey briefly discusses her family background and early life in Chicago, Illinois, and talks about working as a secretary in Portland, Oregon, and as manager of the Portland Chamber of Commerce building. She speaks about her involvement in the Business and Professional Women's group, particularly regarding fundraising for the creation of the Portland Rose Festival queen's crown in the 1920s. She then shares her experience as the 1924 Rose Festival queen. She closes the interview by talking about the jobs she held during the Depression and during World War II, and about her career as executive manager of the Oregon Funeral Directors Association.

Dailey, Edith I. A. (Edith Isobell Annette), 1895-1985

Oral history interview with Frederick Clausen

  • SR 9422
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  • 1981-10-27 - 1981-10-29

This oral history interview with Frederick Clausen was conducted by Linda S. Dodds at Clausen's home in Beaverton, Oregon, in two sessions from October 27-29, 1981, 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.

In the first interview session, conducted on October 27, 1981, Clausen discusses how he came to the United States from Sweden in 1903, and talks about working on his uncle's farm in the Pomme de Terre River Valley in Minnesota, and on another relative's dairy farm in Silvana, Washington. He describes life in Portland, Oregon, in the early 20th century and talks about working in the grocery trade. He describes making deliveries and talks about how the Depression affected the grocery trade. He then talks about owning a grocery store in Southeast Portland during World War II and about how rationing affected his business.

In the second interview session, conducted on October 29, 1981, Clausen continues to discuss how rationing during World War II affected the grocery trade. He then talks about his service in the U.S. Army in France during World War I, and also about becoming a U.S. citizen in 1920. He shares his reasons for leaving the grocery business after the end of World War II, and talks about his activities since. He closes the interview by discussing his photography hobby.

Clausen, Frederick, 1889-1985

Oral history interview with Harold H. Cake

  • SR 9420
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  • 1982-09-02

This oral history interview with Harold H. Cake was conducted by Linda S. Dodds in Portland, Oregon, in two sessions on September 2 and September 14, 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.

In the first interview session, conducted on September 2, 1982, Cake discusses his family background and early life in the Goose Hollow neighborhood of Portland, Oregon, then talks about his college experiences at the University of Oregon and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He discusses his work as an electrical engineer for GE in Los Angeles, California, during the Depression, then talks about his return to Portland in 1935 to work for the Haseltine Company. He briefly speaks about his marriage history and his children. He shares his reasons for leaving the Haseltine Company to join Equitable Savings and Loan as a director. He talks about the careers of his brothers, Ralph Cake and William Cake. He speaks at length about the history of Equitable Savings and Loan and about its business practices, including its activities during the Depression, the buildings it occupied, and its operations in other states. He discusses how the inflation of the 1970s affected savings and loan institutions.

In the second interview session, conducted on September 14, 1982, Cake discusses how Equitable survived the financial crisis triggered by the high inflation of the 1970s.

Cake, Harold H. (Harold Haseltine), 1897-1997

Oral history interview with Edward T. Brounstein

  • SR 9417
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  • 1982-05-25 - 1982-06-09

This oral history interview with Edward T. Brounstein was conducted by Linda S. Dodds at Brounstein's home in Portland, Oregon, as part of the Oregon Historical Society Research Library's oral history program. The interview was conducted in two sessions, on May 25 and June 9, 1982. At the time of the interview, Dodds' name was Linda S. Brody.

In the first interview session, conducted on May 25, 1982, Brounstein discusses his family background and early life in Portland, Oregon. He talks about his family's wool trade company, J. Brounstein and Sons, and also describes some of his father's wagoneering experiences. He discusses his Jewish heritage and his family's observation of Judaism. He then talks about his career as a patternmaker and clothing designer, including his experiences at White Stag and the Columbia Garment Company in Portland and at the Del Mode Company in Seattle, Washington. He discusses the changes in women's fashion over the 20th century, and talks about sizing of women's clothing.

In the second interview session, conducted on June 9, 1982, Brounstein continues to discuss his career as a patternmaker and clothing designer. He talks about his design process, about working with different fabrics, and about how mass production of clothing changed the industry. He closes the interview by discussing his retirement activities, particularly teaching classes on patternmaking at Bassist College, now the Portland Art Institute.

Brounstein, Edward T. (Edward Tretiak), 1905-1991

Oral history interview with Don G. Berry

  • SR 9414
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  • 1980-02-11

This oral history interview with Don G. Berry was conducted by Linda S. Dodds at Berry's home on Vashon Island, Washington, on February 11, 1980, 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.

In this interview, Berry discusses and plays Zimbabwean music on an mbira, also known as a thumb piano. He speaks about his spirituality and shares thoughts on Eastern philosophies. He also discusses his experiences at Reed College from 1949 to 1951. He speaks about writing historical novels, as well as the reasons why he stopped writing fiction. He discusses writing as an art form, and talks about his other work as an artist, including film and bronze sculpture. He talks about the benefits and drawbacks of life in individualistic and communal societies; shares his thoughts about the future of computers, particularly for use in writing and music; and speaks at length about his feminism and support for the women's movement. He closes the interview by talking about how he developed his interests.

Berry, Don

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