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Oral history interview with Alfred Krohn
- 1976-11-17 (Creation)
0.1 cubic feet; 1 audiocassette (58 min., 6 sec.)
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Alfred Krohn was born in Los Angeles, California, in 1897. A few years later, he and his family moved to Portland, Oregon. In 1925, he and Jane Campbell were married. He died in 1990.
Sources: Information provided by Krohn in his interview; vital records on Ancestry.com.
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This oral history interview with Alfred Krohn was conducted by Charles Digregorio at the Oregon Historical Society in Portland, Oregon, on November 17, 1976, as part of the oral history program at the society's research library.
In this interview, Krohn discusses his family background and speaks at length about the career of his father, Robert Krohn, as a music and physical education teacher in Portland. He shares his memories of the Multnomah Athletic Club in the early 20th century, talks about the Prince Lucien Campbell family, and describes the children's parade during Portland's early Rose Festivals. He also discusses the importance of making sports accessible to children, lists programs offered by the Multnomah Athletic Club, and talks about other athletic clubs and organizations in the Pacific Northwest.
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Joint copyright for this interview is held by the Oregon Historical Society and the estate of Alfred Krohn. 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 Alfred Krohn, by Charles Digregorio, SR 9460, Oregon Historical Society Research Library.
Typescript summary (1 page) is available for in-person use at the Oregon Historical Society Research Library.
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Finding aid based on DACS (Describing Archives: A Content Standard), 2nd Edition.