Collection SR 9320 - Oral History Interview with Art S. Bimrose Jr., by Roberta Watts

Oral History Interview with Art S. Bimrose Jr., by Roberta Watts [Sound Recording 01] Oral History Interview with Art S. Bimrose Jr., by Roberta Watts [Transcript]

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SR 9320

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Oral History Interview with Art S. Bimrose Jr., by Roberta Watts

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  • 1977-11-29 (Creation)

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1 Audiocassette (32min., 42 sec.) + Transcript (16 pp)
online resource (1 audio files (32min., 42 sec.) + Transcript (1 PDF file)

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(1912-1998)

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Arthur Sylvanus Bimrose was born in Spokane, Washington, in 1912. Early in his childhood, his family relocated to Portland, Oregon. He was interested in art from an early age and after graduating high school he spent a year studying at the San Francisco Art Institute. During the Depression, he used his artistic skills to make a living doing sign painting and showcard work for retail businesses, including Fred Meyer, Inc. In 1937, he began working for the Oregonian newspaper as a photo-retoucher and occasional cartoonist. In 1937, he and Olga Ann Frances Radilovich were married; they later had one child. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theater. After his discharge, he returned to the Oregonian newspaper. In 1947, he became the paper's political cartoonist. He retired in 1983. He died in 1998.

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Art Bimrose discusses his educational background, and how he became an editorial cartoonist for the Oregonian.

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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 Art S. Bimrose Jr., by Roberta Watts, 1977 November 29, SR 9320, Oregon Historical Society Research Library

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