Oral history interview with Ambrose M. Seliger

Oral history interview with Ambrose M. Seliger [Sound Recording 01] Oral history interview with Ambrose M. Seliger [Sound Recording 02]

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SR 9571

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Oral history interview with Ambrose M. Seliger


  • 1976-05-26 (Creation)


0.1 cubic feet; 1 audiocassette (52 min., 15 sec.)

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Ambrose Myers Seliger was born in Portland, Oregon, in 1908. In 1912, he moved with his family to Gresham. He later became a teacher and taught preschool in Portland. He married Elizabeth Lou Geiser in 1964. Seliger died in 1978.

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This oral history interview with Ambrose M. Seliger was conducted by Charles Digregorio at Seliger's home in Portland, Oregon, on May 26, 1976, as part of the Oregon Historical Society Research Library's oral history program.

In this interview, Seliger speaks at length about his Hood, Myers, and Seliger family background, and talks about his German heritage. He describes his early life in Gresham, including his childhood activities. He discusses his career as a preschool teacher and talks about some of his students. He also shares his memory of being punished by his first grade teacher for writing with his left hand.

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

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  • English

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Preferred citation: Oral history interview with Ambrose M. Seliger, by Charles Digregorio, SR 9571, 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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