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Oral history interview with Stanton W. Allison
- 1976-08-11 (Creation)
0.1 cubic feet; 1 audiocassette (51 min., 35 sec.) + transcript (18 pages)
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Stanton Willetts Allison was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1896. In 1905, his family moved to Portland, Oregon. He served in the U.S. military during World War I. In 1926, he and Winifred Crowther were married; they later had one child. He was a lawyer in Portland, and later served as secretary of the board of the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon. He died in 1978.
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This oral history interview with Stanton W. Allison was conducted by Charles Digregorio at the Oregon Historical Society in Portland, Oregon, on August 11, 1976, as part of the oral history program at the society's research library. A transcript is available.
In this interview, Allison discusses his family background and early life in the Portland Heights neighborhood of Portland. He speaks at length about his relatives, their families, and their careers. He then talks about the family background of his wife, Winifred Allison, and particularly talks about her uncle, James Carlyle "Carl" Denton, conductor of the Portland Symphony Orchestra (now known as the Oregon Symphony) from 1918 to 1925. He closes the interview by discussing his career as a lawyer in Portland and talking about cases he worked on.
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Joint copyright for this interview is held by the Oregon Historical Society and the estate of Stanton W. Allison. 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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Preferred citation: Oral history interview with Stanton W. Allison, by Charles Digregorio, SR 9403, 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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- Digregorio, Charles (Contributor)
- Denton, Carl, 1877-1953 (Subject)
- Allison, Winifred C. (Winifred Crowther), 1904-1990 (Subject)