Collection SR 813 - Oral history interview with Mark Bocek, by Jim Strassmaier

Oral history interview with Mark Bocek, by Jim Strassmaier [Transcript] Oral history interview with Mark Bocek, by Jim Strassmaier [Sound Recording 1] Oral history interview with Mark Bocek, by Jim Strassmaier [Sound Recording 2]

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SR 813

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Oral history interview with Mark Bocek, by Jim Strassmaier

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  • 1979-04-21 (Creation)

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1 Audiocassette (2 hr., 4 min., 49 sec.) + Transcript (82 pages)
online resource (2 audio files (2 hr., 4 min., 49 sec.) + Transcript (PDF file)

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(1887-1984)

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Mark Bocek (1887-1984) was born in Galicia, Poland and immigrated to the United States in 1905. He settled in Portland, Oregon and was a clarinet player.

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Bocek talks about his early life in Poland, moving to the United States, learning English, working in a cotton mill, joining the army, going to the Philippines with the US Army in 1909, playing the clarinet, returning to the United States, settling in the Pacific Northwest, Kaiser Shipyards, and his life living in Portland, Oregon.

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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 interview with Mark Bocek, by Jim Strassmaier, 1979 April 21, SR 813, Oregon Historical Society Research Library

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