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Oral history interview with Claire Argow, by Roberta Watts
- 1977-11-28 - 1977-12-02 (Creation)
online resource (4 audio files (2 hr., 9 min., 54 sec.)
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Claire Argow, nee Angevin (1903-1997) was born in New York and grew up in Boston. She attended Yale where she was one of the first three women to earn a law degree there. She was a longtime criminologist, attorney, activist for improved correctional facilities and onetime executive director of the Oregon Prison Association.
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Argow discusses her education and career in social work and criminology in New England, particularly Massachusetts, New York and Connecticut, and in Oregon. She also discusses prison conditions, capital punishment, advances in corrections in Oregon, her work with the Oregon Prison Association, teaching at Pacific University, her work with the Oregon Women’s Correctional Institution, women and crime, and moving to Oregon in 1945.
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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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Oral history interview with Claire Argow, by Roberta Watts, 1977 November 28 - December 2, SR 9090, Oregon Historical Society Research Library.
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Digitization funded by the James F. Miller Endowment.