Collection SR 9089 - Tom McCall speech on Vortex I music festival

Tom McCall speech on Vortex I music festival [Sound Recording 01]

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SR 9089

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Tom McCall speech on Vortex I music festival

Date(s)

  • 1970 (Creation)

Extent

.1 cubic feet; 1 audio reel (24 min., 29 sec.) 7 in.; 1.875 ips

Name of creator

(1913-1983)

Biographical history

Thomas Lawson McCall was born March 22, 1913, in Egypt, Massachusetts. He moved with his parents to Portland, Oregon, in 1919 and soon after to a ranch near Prineville. He graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in journalism in 1936, and went on to work at newspapers in Moscow, Idaho, and at the Oregonian in Portland. He and Audrey Owen married in 1939, and they later had two sons. McCall served as a war correspondent in the U.S. Navy during World War II, then worked in broadcasting until 1964, hosting a radio talk show on Portland station KEX. He became involved in politics as early as 1949, when he worked as Governor Thomas McKay's assistant. He ran for the U.S. House of Representatives in 1954, but lost to Edith Green. He later served as Oregon secretary of state from 1965 to 1967, when he began his first term as Oregon governor. He served two terms, from 1967 to 1975. McCall's progressive Republican administration was known for its attention to public concerns and the quality of life in the state. He promoted strong land use laws and environmental regulations, and he sought, unsuccessfully, to limit growth. After leaving office, he returned to broadcast journalism and continued his environmental advocacy. In 1978 he was defeated in a bid for the governorship by Victor Atiyeh. McCall died in 1983.

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Scope and content

This speech by Tom McCall was given at Portland Television Studios in 1970 and broadcast on KGW-TV. This audio recording of the speech was made by an unknown individual from the television broadcast. The broadcast begins with a weather report and two commercials.

In the speech, McCall discusses the actions taken by the Portland and Multnomah County governments in response to protests expected to be held by the People's Army Jamboree against an upcoming American Legion convention. He describes plans for the music festival known as Vortex I as a way to mitigate the possibility of violence.

After the speech, the recording includes additional commercials and remarks by news analyst Floyd McKay. The recording ends with audio from the evening news broadcast about McCall's speech, including excerpts of the speech and McKay's remarks.

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Collection is open for research.

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Copyright for this broadcast is held by KGW-TV. In Copyright: http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/

Languages of the material

  • English

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Related archival materials

Thomas Lawson McCall papers, Mss 625, Oregon Historical Society Research Library.

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General note

Preferred citation: Tom McCall speech on Vortex I music festival, SR 9089, 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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Archivist's note

Sarah Stroman

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