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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

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

“Innocent Fun or Social Shame?”

The Urban League of Portland provided this explanation against staging minstrel shows and blackface in schools. It was published in the Oregon Education Journal, c.1950. Edwin “Bill” Berry, who would later become the Executive Director of the Chicago Urban League, included a note addressing the teachers and principals who were “deeply hurt when the matter is discussed with them.” The goal of the essay, Berry wrote, was to educate as many teachers as possible so that the League’s “efforts will be preventative rather than remedial.”

Urban League of Portland (Portland, Or.)

Preliminary draft of the Oregon State Constitution, Article II - Suffrage and Elections

An early draft with amendments and notes of Article II, Suffrage and Elections, of the Oregon Constitution, written during the 1857 Oregon Constitutional Convention. The document header indicated that it was read for the first time August 25; read for the second time August 28, 1857 and referred to committee of the whole.

Oregon. Constitutional Convention (1857)

Mouth of Columbia River, 1851

A nautical map of the “Mouth of Columbia River / from a preliminary survey under the direction of A.D. Bache, Superintendent of the Survey of the Coast of the United States by the hydrographic party under the command of W.P. McArthur Lt. U.S.N. and Asst. U.S. Coast Survey, W.A. Bartlett Lt. U.S.N. Assistant ; reduction for engraving by A. Boschke, draughtsman ; engraved by W. Smith and E.F. Woodward.” Includes inset: View of the Entrance of Columbia River, Cape Hancock or Disappointment E. by N. (compass) 12 statute miles. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings and isolines. Includes text on "sailing directions" and "tides." Handwritten note of graphic scale by George Davidson is erroneous.Scale 1:40,000. Item has also been identified as bb017545.

United States Coast Survey

Oral history interview with Mark Bocek, by Jim Strassmaier [Transcript]

Transcript. Bocek talks about his early life in Poland, moving to the United States, learning English, working in a cotton mill, joining the army, going to the Philippines with the US Army in 1909, playing the clarinet, returning to the United States, settling in the Pacific Northwest, Kaiser Shipyards, and his life living in Portland, Oregon.

Bocek, Mark

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