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Oral history interview with William Francis Lambert
- 1980-07-14 (Creation)
.1 cubic feet; 1 audiocassette (1 hr., 7 sec.) + transcript (18 pages)
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William Francis Lambert was born in Portland, Oregon, in 1902. He attended Northwestern College of Law. In 1928, he and Carrie Naomi Baxter were married; they later had two children. He served as Multnomah County treasurer from 1936 to 1948, and as vice president of First National Bank from 1948 to 1950. He died in 1985.
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This oral history interview with William Francis Lambert was conducted by Linda S. Dodds on July 14, 1980, at Lambert's home in Portland, Oregon. At the time of the interview, Dodds' name was Linda S. Brody.
In this interview, Lambert discusses his family background and early life in Portland, Oregon. He speaks at length about spending summers at the YMCA Spirit Lake Boys' Camp from 1913 to 1916, describing the camp rules, activities, and buildings. He also talks about some of the camp personnel and his fellow campers. He then discusses his work history, particularly working in the timber industry in Oregon and as a railroad worker in Alaska. He closes the interview by talking about his experiences in Fairbanks, Alaska.
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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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Preferred citation: Oral history interview with William Francis Lambert, by Linda S. Dodds, SR 81, 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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- Dodds, Linda S. (Contributor)
- Portland Young Men's Christian Association (Portland, Or.) (Subject)