Collection SR 1100 - Oral history interview with Maribel Cadmus

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SR 1100

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Oral history interview with Maribel Cadmus

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  • 1992-04-09 - 1992-05-07 (Creation)

Extent

.1 cubic feet 5 audiocassettes (4 hr., 45 min., 43 sec.)

Name of creator

(1924-)

Biographical history

Maribel Cadmus, nee Donnall, was born in Colorado in 1924. Her family moved to The Dalles, Oregon, in 1937. She attended Oregon State University but didn't graduate. Her husband, George Cadmus, studied animal husbandry at Oregon State University. After he graduated, they opened a feed store and ran a farm in Turner, Oregon, where they raised a family. In the early 1950s, they sold the farm and moved to Salem, Oregon, where George was recruited to work at First National Bank. Maribel then began working at the Oregon Legislature as a way to supplement their income. She began as secretary to the chief clerk of the Senate in 1955, and served as Oregon Senate secretary from 1957-1987.

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(1928-)

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This oral history interview with Maribel Cadmus was conducted by Vinita Howard from April 9 to May 7, 1992, at Cadmus' home in Salem, Oregon. In the interview, Cadmus discusses her family background and early life in The Dalles and Pendleton, Oregon; attending Oregon State University during World War II and meeting her husband, George Cadmus; and George Cadmus' studies in animal husbandry. She also discusses raising a family on a farm in Turner, Oregon; and beginning to work at the Oregon Legislature. Cadmus talks about Oregon politics and her experiences as secretary of the state Senate, including: the transition to working with computers; the daily duties of the secretary of the Senate; the various committees she clerked for, including the Highway Commission; lobbyists and senators she worked with, including Tony Yturri, Norman Howard, Jason Boe, Debbs Potts, Harry Boivin, and John Kitzhaber. She also discusses working with Cecil L. Edwards, senatorial procedure, and her involvement with the National Conference of State Legislatures.

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Collection is open for research.

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Copyright held by the Oregon Historical Society. Licensed under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/

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  • English

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Forms part of the Oregon Legislature Oral History Series.

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Digitization was supported in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Oregon State Library.

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  • Citation: Oral history interview with Maribel Cadmus, by Vinita Howard, SR 1100, Oregon Historical Society Research Library

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Finding aid based on DACS (Describing Archives: A Content Standard), 2nd Edition.

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Sarah Stroman

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