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Oral history interview with Barbara Hanneman
- 1991-03-26 - 1991-04-01 (Creation)
.1 cubic feet 4 audiocassettes (3 hr., 18 min., 42 sec.)
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Barbara Lewis Hanneman was born in Alberta, Canada, in 1922. Her family returned to the United States nine months later. She met Gene Hanneman through her brother, Bill, and they were married in 1946. They moved to Salem, Oregon, for Gene's career as a forester. She worked in the offices of the Oregon Legislature and governor from 1955 to 1983. She then was executive secretary for Oregon legislator Ed Fadeley from 1984 to 1985. She retired in 1985, but returned to work for Neil Goldschmidt's administration. She died in 2017.
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This oral history interview with Barabara Hanneman was conducted by Vinita Howard at Hanneman's home in Turner, Oregon, from March 26 to April 1, 1991. In the interview, Hanneman discusses her family history and early life, including meeting her husband, Gene Hanneman, his career as a forester, and moving to Salem, Oregon. She also discusses the lives of her three children, as well as her grandchildren. She then talks about working in the offices of the Oregon Legislature, starting with the Board of Control before her children were born, then returning to work as a desk clerk for the Legislature in 1955. She describes working for Maurine Neuberger, Bob Holmes, Bob Duncan, Al Ullman, Bob Straub, and others. Hanneman discusses clerking for various committees, campaigning, and legislative procedures. She also talks briefly about other clerks at the Legislature, including Cecil Edwards. Hanneman then discusses working for the Neil Goldschmidt administration. She closes the interview by discussing changes in state government during her career.
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Collection is open for research.
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Copyright is 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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Forms part of the Oregon Legislature Oral History Series.
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Finding aid based on DACS (Describing Archives: A Content Standard), 2nd Edition.