Oral history interview with Tim Bracy

Oral history interview with Tim Bracy [Transcript] Oral history interview with Tim Bracy [Sound Recording 01]

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SR 2815

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Oral history interview with Tim Bracy


  • 1988-01-14 (Creation)


0.1 cubic feet; 1 audiocassette (10 min.) + transcript (12 pages)

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Biographical history

Timothy Ford Bracy was born in Portland, Oregon, in 1944. He was a lieutenant in the Portland Police Bureau from 1967 to 1977 and joined Portland General Electric in 1978, starting as a security supervisor and becoming manager of Health and Safety Services in 1981. He died in 2014.

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This oral history interview with Tim Bracy was conducted by Judy Hartman on January 14, 1988. The interview was conducted as part of the Portland General Electric Centennial Oral History Series, which marked PGE's 100th anniversary and was used in the writing of the book "Electrifying Eden."

In this interview, Bracy discusses his career with Portland General Electric working as manager of Health and Safety Services. He talks about the culture of hydroelectric plant workers coming to work while injured or sick, the measures he took to ensure worker safety, and legislation regarding worker safety.

The audio recording ends prematurely. In an addendum to the transcript, Bracy provides his written recollections of what he discussed during the remainder of the interview. Bracy writes about changes in the policies and procedures of PGE's health and safety services during his career. He talks about company nurses, employee health insurance, and how the opening of the Trojan Nuclear Power Plant changed the company. He then describes his accomplishments; talks about working as security supervisor at Trojan; and discusses public opinion regarding Trojan.

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Copyright for this interview is held by the Oregon Historical Society. Use is allowed according to the following statement: Creative Commons - BY-NC-SA, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/.

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  • English

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Gift of Craig Wollner, 1989 (Lib. Acc. 28418).

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The Oregon Historical Society Research Library also holds photographs and documents relating to PGE in Coll 415, the Portland General Electric collection, and Org. Lot 151, the Portland General Electric photographs.

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This oral history interview was used in the writing of Electrifying Eden: Portland General Electric, 1889-1965, written by Craig Wollner and published in 1990 by the Oregon Historical Society Press.

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Preferred citation: Oral history interview with Tim Bracy, by Judy Hartman, SR 2815, Oregon Historical Society Research Library.

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Forms part of the Portland General Electric Centennial Oral History Series.

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

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Sara Stroman

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