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Front Avenue, Portland

Photograph showing a street scene on SW Front Avenue, in Portland. A demolition site can be seen on one side of the street, with piles of bricks and debris. In the distance is a large four-story building (W.P. Fuller and Co building) with the tower from the the Public Market building behind. On the left side of the street is a sign for “Portland Prov. Co.” (negative 2 of 11).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Portland neighborhood children with bicycles

A group of children with bicycles at the corner of NE 32nd Pl. and NE Brazee St. in Portland. A man stands at the left side of the frame, holding pen and a piece of paper, while the children smile towards the camera (negative 17 of 28). Original sleeve title: Kids on our block.

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Parrish Building SW Front Avenue, Portland

Photograph showing the Parrish building, on the corner of SW Front Avenue and SW Washington St., in Portland. A multistory building can be seen on the corner, next to other buildings featuring decorative window molding. Automobiles and trucks are parked on the street next to the building, one reading “Amato Bros.” (negative 1 of 11).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Two-story wooden building, SE Belmont St. and 6th ave., Portland

Photograph showing the exterior of a two-story wooden building on the northeast corner of SE Belmont St. and 6th Ave., that has bay windows on the second floor. A restaurant and tailor shop are located on the ground floor. A sign in a corner window of the upper floor reads: “FOR RENT / O. V. BADLEY / EAST 3154 / 825 S. E. Grand Avenue.” Cars are parked along the street outside the building. The spire of a church is visible in the background at center.

Vehicles on Union Ave., Portland

Photograph showing vehicles on Union Ave. in Portland. Streetcar tracks run down the center of the street. In the distance at center are a produce business and a General Gasoline station. In the background at right are signs that may read “Portland Auto Camp.” The number 6 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the photograph. Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

Portland residents in front of house on East 20th Street, circa 1905

Members of a family pose on the sidewalk in front of a 3-story house in Portland. Two women stand on either side of 3 children. A sign on the house indicates they are on E. 20th Street, located in present-day SE Portland. The cross street is likely Tibbetts St. The sidewalk is made of wooden planks and a dirt road runs in front of the house.

Portland residents on front porch of house, circa 1905

Members of a family stand on the front porch of a house in Portland. A man and 2 women look at the camera. One woman holds a stroller with a toddler inside. A little girl stands next to the stroller. A column on the porch of the house displays the numbers, "1503." This is likely a house on NE 11th Avenue in the present-day Woodlawn neighborhood of NE Portland.

Intersection of Adams and Oregon streets, Portland

Photograph showing the view looking north at the corner of Adams and Oregon Streets, taken from the east end of the Steel Bridge in Portland. The photograph shows streetcar tracks and overhead wires, and parked cars and buildings lining the street. At right is a Mack truck dealership located at 285 Oregon St (now 7 NE Oregon St.).

Mount Tabor Villa broadside

The front side of a broadside produced for the Hart-Royal Co. advertising plots of land for sale in Mount Tabor Villa. The neighborhood is part of today’s Montavilla neighborhood in Portland, Oregon. The broadside includes a birds-eye view map, a plat map of available plots for purchase, and a map of Portland showing the neighborhood in relation to the rest of the city.

A. Anderson & Co. Lithography (Portland, Or.)

Oral history interview with Richard F. Smith [Sound Recording 02]

Tape 1, Side 2. This oral history interview with Richard F. Smith was conducted by Charles Digregorio on September 20, 1978. In this interview, Smith discusses his early interest in forestry work, including serving as assistant forester in the Civilian Conservation Corps and in the Resettlement and Farm Security Administration in Ohio. He talks about his forestry education at Ohio State University. He then talks about working for the Forestry Department in Clark County, Washington, and describes his development of the forestry management technique of individual tree selection. He talks about his agreements and disagreements with environmental activists, his efforts to convince owners of small land tracts to use his forestry management techniques, and about other methods of forest management.

Smith, Richard F. (Richard Frederick), 1911-1988

Oral history interview with Richard F. Smith [Sound Recording 01]

Tape 1, Side 1. This oral history interview with Richard F. Smith was conducted by Charles Digregorio on September 20, 1978. In this interview, Smith discusses his early interest in forestry work, including serving as assistant forester in the Civilian Conservation Corps and in the Resettlement and Farm Security Administration in Ohio. He talks about his forestry education at Ohio State University. He then talks about working for the Forestry Department in Clark County, Washington, and describes his development of the forestry management technique of individual tree selection. He talks about his agreements and disagreements with environmental activists, his efforts to convince owners of small land tracts to use his forestry management techniques, and about other methods of forest management.

Smith, Richard F. (Richard Frederick), 1911-1988

Oral history interview with Wilbert R. Todd [Transcript]

Transcript. This oral history interview with Wilbert R. Todd was conducted by Linda S. Dodds in Portland, Oregon, on March 29, 1980. At the time of the interview, Dodds' name was Linda S. Brody. In this interview, Todd discusses his college experience studying biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin and how he came to work at the University of Oregon Medical School, now known as Oregon Health & Science University. He talks about the growth of the biochemistry department at OHSU; describes the OHSU campus and how it changed; and discusses his fellow faculty members. He also talks about his involvement with the Association of Official Racing Chemists and with the Oregon Racing Commission. He discusses some of the students he taught, his research projects, and his brief tenure as president of the biochemistry department. He closes the interview by reflecting on his career.

Todd, Wilbert R. (Wilbert Remington)

Oral history interview with Wilbert R. Todd [Sound Recording 01]

Tape 1, Side 1. This oral history interview with Wilbert R. Todd was conducted by Linda S. Dodds in Portland, Oregon, on March 29, 1980. At the time of the interview, Dodds' name was Linda S. Brody. In this interview, Todd discusses his college experience studying biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin and how he came to work at the University of Oregon Medical School, now known as Oregon Health & Science University. He talks about the growth of the biochemistry department at OHSU; describes the OHSU campus and how it changed; and discusses his fellow faculty members. He also talks about his involvement with the Association of Official Racing Chemists and with the Oregon Racing Commission. He discusses some of the students he taught, his research projects, and his brief tenure as president of the biochemistry department. He closes the interview by reflecting on his career.

Todd, Wilbert R. (Wilbert Remington)

Oral history interview with Wilbert R. Todd [Sound Recording 02]

Tape 1, Side 2. This oral history interview with Wilbert R. Todd was conducted by Linda S. Dodds in Portland, Oregon, on March 29, 1980. At the time of the interview, Dodds' name was Linda S. Brody. In this interview, Todd discusses his college experience studying biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin and how he came to work at the University of Oregon Medical School, now known as Oregon Health & Science University. He talks about the growth of the biochemistry department at OHSU; describes the OHSU campus and how it changed; and discusses his fellow faculty members. He also talks about his involvement with the Association of Official Racing Chemists and with the Oregon Racing Commission. He discusses some of the students he taught, his research projects, and his brief tenure as president of the biochemistry department. He closes the interview by reflecting on his career.

Todd, Wilbert R. (Wilbert Remington)

Oral history interview with Charles H. Raney and Myrtle E. Raney [Sound Recording 01]

Tape 1, Side 1. This oral history interview with Charles H. Raney and Myrtle E. Raney was conducted by Richard E. Larrowe on January 22, 1970. In this interview, the Raneys discuss working at The Beaver State Motor Company in Gresham, Oregon, and the car they manufactured. They talk about wood saws that the company also manufactured, other people who worked at the company, and the factory building. They describe the design of the car, legal trouble the company faced, and the reasons the company went out of business. They close the interview by discussing cement mixers the company made.

Raney, Myrtle E. (Myrtle Elizabeth), 1893-1975

Oral history interview with Reub Long [Sound Recording 01]

Tape 1, Side 1. This oral history interview with Reub Long was conducted by Ron E. Shay on October 6, 1971. The sound recording consists of two audiocassettes. The interview was recorded on the first tape, and the second tape contains edited highlights of the interview. In this interview, Long discusses range and wildlife management issues in Oregon's high desert region, including the management of wild horses. He talks about issues regarding vandalism and littering in the desert. He discusses the plant life and agriculture, describes how the changes in the desert have affected the deer population, and how the desert landscape is affected by fires. He talks about the use of controlled burns, grazing lands for deer, and how land-use laws have affected how desert land is managed.

Long, R. A. (Reub A.)

Oral history interview with Reub Long [Sound Recording 02]

Tape 1, Side 2. This oral history interview with Reub Long was conducted by Ron E. Shay on October 6, 1971. The sound recording consists of two audiocassettes. The interview was recorded on the first tape, and the second tape contains edited highlights of the interview. In this interview, Long discusses range and wildlife management issues in Oregon's high desert region, including the management of wild horses. He talks about issues regarding vandalism and littering in the desert. He discusses the plant life and agriculture, describes how the changes in the desert have affected the deer population, and how the desert landscape is affected by fires. He talks about the use of controlled burns, grazing lands for deer, and how land-use laws have affected how desert land is managed.

Long, R. A. (Reub A.)

Oral history interview with Reub Long [Sound Recording 03]

Tape 2, Side 1. This oral history interview with Reub Long was conducted by Ron E. Shay on October 6, 1971. The sound recording consists of two audiocassettes. The interview was recorded on the first tape, and the second tape contains edited highlights of the interview. In this interview, Long discusses range and wildlife management issues in Oregon's high desert region, including the management of wild horses. He talks about issues regarding vandalism and littering in the desert. He discusses the plant life and agriculture, describes how the changes in the desert have affected the deer population, and how the desert landscape is affected by fires. He talks about the use of controlled burns, grazing lands for deer, and how land-use laws have affected how desert land is managed.

Long, R. A. (Reub A.)

Oral history interview with John Helmer, Jr. [Sound Recording 04]

Tape 2, Side 2. This oral history interview with John Helmer was conducted by Jim Strassmaier at the Oregon Historical Society in Portland, Oregon, on August 27, 1994. The interview was one of a series of brief oral histories created to accompany the Oregon Historical Society's World War II exhibit that same year. In this interview, Helmer discusses his family background, including his parents' experiences as immigrants from Sweden and the origins of his family name. He talks about his early life in the Albina and Overlook neighborhoods of Portland, Oregon, including working at his father's store, John Helmer Haberdasher; his education; and his involvement in sports. He talks briefly about working in a sawmill after high school. Helmer then speaks at length about his service as a bomber pilot in the U.S. Air Force in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He describes his training, flying missions out of Okinawa, Japan, and his experience as part of the occupation of Japan. He talks about returning to Portland after his discharge in 1946, his marriage to Beverly Carroll in 1948, and taking a trip to Europe in 1952. He also discusses his family's political beliefs. He talks about purchasing John Helmer Haberdasher in 1956, his attempts to expand the business, and how the recession of the 1980s affected the store. He discusses the difference between a large department store and a small family-run business. He talks about his children, their families, and their careers. He also describes his and Beverly Helmer's retirement activities. He closes the interview by reflecting on how his experiences in World War II affected him. Photographs of John Helmer, Jr., are included with the interview. They were taken by Jim Strassmaier at the time of the interview, both inside and outside the John Helmer Haberdasher store in Portland.

Helmer, John, Jr., 1923-2011

Oral history interview with John Helmer, Jr. [Sound Recording 01]

Tape 1, Side 1. This oral history interview with John Helmer was conducted by Jim Strassmaier at the Oregon Historical Society in Portland, Oregon, on August 27, 1994. The interview was one of a series of brief oral histories created to accompany the Oregon Historical Society's World War II exhibit that same year. In this interview, Helmer discusses his family background, including his parents' experiences as immigrants from Sweden and the origins of his family name. He talks about his early life in the Albina and Overlook neighborhoods of Portland, Oregon, including working at his father's store, John Helmer Haberdasher; his education; and his involvement in sports. He talks briefly about working in a sawmill after high school. Helmer then speaks at length about his service as a bomber pilot in the U.S. Air Force in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He describes his training, flying missions out of Okinawa, Japan, and his experience as part of the occupation of Japan. He talks about returning to Portland after his discharge in 1946, his marriage to Beverly Carroll in 1948, and taking a trip to Europe in 1952. He also discusses his family's political beliefs. He talks about purchasing John Helmer Haberdasher in 1956, his attempts to expand the business, and how the recession of the 1980s affected the store. He discusses the difference between a large department store and a small family-run business. He talks about his children, their families, and their careers. He also describes his and Beverly Helmer's retirement activities. He closes the interview by reflecting on how his experiences in World War II affected him. Photographs of John Helmer, Jr., are included with the interview. They were taken by Jim Strassmaier at the time of the interview, both inside and outside the John Helmer Haberdasher store in Portland.

Helmer, John, Jr., 1923-2011

Oral history interview with John Helmer, Jr. [Sound Recording 03]

Tape 2, Side 1. This oral history interview with John Helmer was conducted by Jim Strassmaier at the Oregon Historical Society in Portland, Oregon, on August 27, 1994. The interview was one of a series of brief oral histories created to accompany the Oregon Historical Society's World War II exhibit that same year. In this interview, Helmer discusses his family background, including his parents' experiences as immigrants from Sweden and the origins of his family name. He talks about his early life in the Albina and Overlook neighborhoods of Portland, Oregon, including working at his father's store, John Helmer Haberdasher; his education; and his involvement in sports. He talks briefly about working in a sawmill after high school. Helmer then speaks at length about his service as a bomber pilot in the U.S. Air Force in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He describes his training, flying missions out of Okinawa, Japan, and his experience as part of the occupation of Japan. He talks about returning to Portland after his discharge in 1946, his marriage to Beverly Carroll in 1948, and taking a trip to Europe in 1952. He also discusses his family's political beliefs. He talks about purchasing John Helmer Haberdasher in 1956, his attempts to expand the business, and how the recession of the 1980s affected the store. He discusses the difference between a large department store and a small family-run business. He talks about his children, their families, and their careers. He also describes his and Beverly Helmer's retirement activities. He closes the interview by reflecting on how his experiences in World War II affected him. Photographs of John Helmer, Jr., are included with the interview. They were taken by Jim Strassmaier at the time of the interview, both inside and outside the John Helmer Haberdasher store in Portland.

Helmer, John, Jr., 1923-2011

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