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Portland State University Oral History Series

  • SR Portland State University Series
  • Collection
  • 1989

A collection of oral history interviews of Portland State University faculty, conducted by other Portland State University faculty.

Oral history interview with Jean Black, by Karen Wingo

  • SR 9096
  • Collection
  • 1980-052-07

Black discusses his early life and education, studying in Rome, working in various research and academic libraries across the country, teaching library science, coming to Vanport, Oregon in 1946 to be a librarian at Vanport College, dealing with the aftermath of the 1948 flood, and the early history of the Portland State University library.

Black, Jean P.

Oral history interview with Jean Black, by Karen Wingo [Sound Recording 01]

Tape 1, Side 1. Black discusses his early life and education, studying in Rome, working in various research and academic libraries across the country, teaching library science, coming to Vanport, Oregon in 1946 to be a librarian at Vanport College, dealing with the aftermath of the 1948 flood, and the early history of the Portland State University library.

Black, Jean P.

Oral history interview with Jean Black, by Karen Wingo [Sound Recording 02]

Tape 1, Side 2. Black discusses his early life and education, studying in Rome, working in various research and academic libraries across the country, teaching library science, coming to Vanport, Oregon in 1946 to be a librarian at Vanport College, dealing with the aftermath of the 1948 flood, and the early history of the Portland State University library.

Black, Jean P.

Oral history interview with Ben Padrow [Sound Recording 01]

Tape 1, Side 1. This oral history interview with Ben Padrow was conducted by Charles Digregorio in Portland, Oregon, from January 16 to February 9, 1979. In this interview, Padrow discusses his family background and early life in South Portland, including his experience as a Jewish person. He briefly talks about his college education and early teaching jobs. Padrow discusses teaching at Portland State University beginning in 1955. He describes the growth of the campus during that time, discusses his teaching style, and talks about his students. He also talks about his other activities, including moderating the television show High Q, and coaching the school's College Bowl team. He talks about working as a speechwriter for various Oregon politicians, gives advice for delivering speeches, and discusses working as a consultant. Padrow discusses his involvement in the Democratic Party, particularly serving on the Multnomah County Commission from 1971 to 1974. He closes the interview by discussing the future of Portland State University.

Padrow, Ben, 1927-

Oral history interview with Ben Padrow [Sound Recording 02]

Tape 1, Side 2. This oral history interview with Ben Padrow was conducted by Charles Digregorio in Portland, Oregon, from January 16 to February 9, 1979. In this interview, Padrow discusses his family background and early life in South Portland, including his experience as a Jewish person. He briefly talks about his college education and early teaching jobs. Padrow discusses teaching at Portland State University beginning in 1955. He describes the growth of the campus during that time, discusses his teaching style, and talks about his students. He also talks about his other activities, including moderating the television show High Q, and coaching the school's College Bowl team. He talks about working as a speechwriter for various Oregon politicians, gives advice for delivering speeches, and discusses working as a consultant. Padrow discusses his involvement in the Democratic Party, particularly serving on the Multnomah County Commission from 1971 to 1974. He closes the interview by discussing the future of Portland State University.

Padrow, Ben, 1927-

Oral history interview with Ben Padrow [Sound Recording 03]

Tape 2, Side 1. This oral history interview with Ben Padrow was conducted by Charles Digregorio in Portland, Oregon, from January 16 to February 9, 1979. In this interview, Padrow discusses his family background and early life in South Portland, including his experience as a Jewish person. He briefly talks about his college education and early teaching jobs. Padrow discusses teaching at Portland State University beginning in 1955. He describes the growth of the campus during that time, discusses his teaching style, and talks about his students. He also talks about his other activities, including moderating the television show High Q, and coaching the school's College Bowl team. He talks about working as a speechwriter for various Oregon politicians, gives advice for delivering speeches, and discusses working as a consultant. Padrow discusses his involvement in the Democratic Party, particularly serving on the Multnomah County Commission from 1971 to 1974. He closes the interview by discussing the future of Portland State University.

Padrow, Ben, 1927-

Oral history interview with Ben Padrow [Sound Recording 04]

Tape 2, Side 2. This oral history interview with Ben Padrow was conducted by Charles Digregorio in Portland, Oregon, from January 16 to February 9, 1979. In this interview, Padrow discusses his family background and early life in South Portland, including his experience as a Jewish person. He briefly talks about his college education and early teaching jobs. Padrow discusses teaching at Portland State University beginning in 1955. He describes the growth of the campus during that time, discusses his teaching style, and talks about his students. He also talks about his other activities, including moderating the television show High Q, and coaching the school's College Bowl team. He talks about working as a speechwriter for various Oregon politicians, gives advice for delivering speeches, and discusses working as a consultant. Padrow discusses his involvement in the Democratic Party, particularly serving on the Multnomah County Commission from 1971 to 1974. He closes the interview by discussing the future of Portland State University.

Padrow, Ben, 1927-

Oral history interview with Alma I. Bingham [Sound Recording 01]

Tape 1, Side 1. This oral history interview with Alma I. Bingham was conducted by David Havens Newhall on March 3, 1989, at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon. The interview was conducted as part of the Portland State University Series, which was a series of oral history interviews with Portland State University faculty that were conducted by other PSU faculty. In this interview, Bingham discusses her family background and early life in Portland. She then talks about her education at both the University of California at Los Angeles and at Columbia University. She speaks at length about her work at Portland State University during its early years, including Willard Spalding's role at the PSU Department of Education, the campus facilities, and committee work. She also talks about student activities. She discusses the university's relationship with the state Legislature and other universities, teaching summer courses at the University of Maine, and the development of PSU's School of Education. She closes the interview by discussing her retirement activities.

Bingham, Alma I. (Alma Irene), 1920-2016

Oral history interview with Alma I. Bingham [Transcript]

Transcript. This oral history interview with Alma I. Bingham was conducted by David Havens Newhall on March 3, 1989, at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon. The interview was conducted as part of the Portland State University Series, which was a series of oral history interviews with Portland State University faculty that were conducted by other PSU faculty. In this interview, Bingham discusses her family background and early life in Portland. She then talks about her education at both the University of California at Los Angeles and at Columbia University. She speaks at length about her work at Portland State University during its early years, including Willard Spalding's role at the PSU Department of Education, the campus facilities, and committee work. She also talks about student activities. She discusses the university's relationship with the state Legislature and other universities, teaching summer courses at the University of Maine, and the development of PSU's School of Education. She closes the interview by discussing her retirement activities.

Bingham, Alma I. (Alma Irene), 1920-2016

Oral history interview with Alma I. Bingham [Sound Recording 02]

Tape 1, Side 2. This oral history interview with Alma I. Bingham was conducted by David Havens Newhall on March 3, 1989, at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon. The interview was conducted as part of the Portland State University Series, which was a series of oral history interviews with Portland State University faculty that were conducted by other PSU faculty. In this interview, Bingham discusses her family background and early life in Portland. She then talks about her education at both the University of California at Los Angeles and at Columbia University. She speaks at length about her work at Portland State University during its early years, including Willard Spalding's role at the PSU Department of Education, the campus facilities, and committee work. She also talks about student activities. She discusses the university's relationship with the state Legislature and other universities, teaching summer courses at the University of Maine, and the development of PSU's School of Education. She closes the interview by discussing her retirement activities.

Bingham, Alma I. (Alma Irene), 1920-2016