Series SR 3009 - Oral history interviews with John Helmer, Jr, by Jim Strassmaier

Portrait of John Helmer, Jr, by Jim Strassmaier (Image 01) Portrait of John Helmer, Jr, by Jim Strassmaier (Image 01) Oral history interviews with John Helmer, Jr, by Jim Strassmaier (Transcript) Oral history interviews with John Helmer, Jr, by Jim Strassmaier (Sound recording 01) Oral history interviews with John Helmer, Jr, by Jim Strassmaier (Sound recording 02) Oral history interviews with John Helmer, Jr, by Jim Strassmaier (Sound recording 03) Oral history interviews with John Helmer, Jr, by Jim Strassmaier (Sound recording 04)

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SR 3009

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Oral history interviews with John Helmer, Jr, by Jim Strassmaier

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  • 1994-08-27 (Creation)

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2 Audiocassette (1 hr., 56 min., 14 sec.) + Transcript (50 pp) + 6 color photographs (4 x 6 in.)
online resource (4 audio files (1 hr., 56 min., 14 sec.) + Transcript (1 PDF file) + Images (6 JPEG files)

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(1923-)

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Portland, Oregon haberdasher.

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A model life history including: Swedes in Oregon; intergenerational family relations; retail business in three generations; personal spiritual conversion (Presbyterian); military service as pilot in World War II, Pacific theatre; postwar experience in Japan; Helmer clothing store, fortunes through recession of early 1980s.

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Creative Commons - Attribution, Non-Commercial, ShareAlike (BY-NC-SA) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/

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  • English

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Oral history interviews with John Helmer, Jr, by James Strassmaier, 1994 August 27, SR 3009, Oregon Historical Society Research Library.

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