Oral history interview with Rhoda R. Madden

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SR 9398

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Oral history interview with Rhoda R. Madden


  • 1976-11-09 (Creation)


0.1 cubic feet; 1 audiocassette (34 min., 55 sec.)

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Rhoda Rumelin Madden, nee Rumelin, was born in Portland, Oregon, in 1895. In 1921, she and Dan Dalton Madden were married; they later had three children. She was active in the Portland Town Club. She died in 1983.

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This oral history interview with Rhoda R. Madden was conducted by Charles Digregorio at the Oregon Historical Society in Portland, Oregon, on November 9, 1976, as part of the oral history program at the society's research library.

In this interview, Madden discusses her family background and early life in Portland. She talks about her recreational activities during her teens and 20s in the early 20th century, particularly camping. She discusses her involvement with the Portland Town Club, talks about running a dance school, and describes attending parties held by wealthy Portland residents.

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Joint copyright for this interview is held by the Oregon Historical Society and the estate of Rhoda R. Madden. Use is allowed according to the following statement: In Copyright – Non-Commercial Use Permitted, http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC-NC/1.0/

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  • English

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Preferred citation: Oral history interview with Rhoda R. Madden, by Charles Digregorio, SR 9398, 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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Sarah Stroman

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