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Radio news report on the death of Charles Sprague
- 1969-03-13 (Creation)
.1 cubic feet 1 audiocassette (34 min., 58 sec.)
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Robert Mason Bruce was born in Gladstone, Oregon, in 1915. During World War II, he served as an engineer-producer for the Overseas Broadcasting Division of the Office of War Information in San Francisco, California. He was a correspondent for several Oregon newspapers, radio stations, and television stations. He also operated the Capitol News Bureau. In 1968, he became the head of the Capitol Bureau of Oregon Education and Public Broadcasting Services. He died in 1972.
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This audio recording consists of a radio announcement, delivered by reporter Robert Bruce, about the death of former Oregon Governor Charles Sprague. The recording was taped from the broadcast of the announcement on an unidentified radio news program. In the segment, Bruce reads from statements by Governor Tom McCall and senators Robert Ellstrom, Jason Boe, and Robert Smith. Bruce then plays excerpts from an oral history interview that he conducted with Sprague in 1962.
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Collection is open for research.
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In Copyright – Rights-Holder(s) Unlocatable or Unidentifiable: http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC-RUU/1.0/
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Robert Bruce's 1962 oral history with Charles C. Sprague, which is referenced in the recording, is also held at the Oregon Historical Research Library and is designated SR 155.
Preferred citation: Radio news report on the death of Charles Sprague, SR 9505, Oregon Historical Society Research Library.
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Finding aid based on DACS (Describing Archives: A Content Standard), 2nd Edition.