Oral history interview with Elvia W. King

Oral history interview with Elvia W. King [Sound Recording]

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SR 9576

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Oral history interview with Elvia W. King


  • 1976-10-18 (Creation)


0.1 cubic feet; 1 audiocassette (31 min., 23 sec.)

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Elvia Wain King, nee Tagg, was born in Oregon in 1894. In 1915, she earned a bachelor's degree from Oregon Agricultural College, now Oregon State University. In 1918, she and William Olaff King were married; they later had four children. She died in 1989.

Sources: Vital records on Ancestry.com; information provided by King in her interview.

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This oral history interview with Elvia W. King was conducted by Charles Digregorio at the Oregon Historical Society in Portland, Oregon, on October 18, 1976, as part of the oral history program at the society's research library.

In this interview, King discusses the life of her father, William Tagg, and reads from a letter he wrote soon after he immigrated to Oregon from England in the 1880s. She talks about her early life on a farm in the Clatsop Plains community in Oregon, which is now part of Gearhart, including her recreational activities, other families who lived in the area, and her family's guest house.

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Joint copyright for this interview is held by the Oregon Historical Society and the estate of Elvia W. King. 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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The letter discussed in King's interview is part of the Correspondence Collection, Mss 1500, at the Oregon Historical Society Research Library.

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Preferred citation: Oral history interview with Elvia W. King, by Charles Digregorio, SR 9576, Oregon Historical Society Research Library.

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A typescript summary (8 pages) 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.

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Sarah Stroman

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