Oral history interview with Weldon T. Hibbard

Oral history interview with Weldon T. Hibbard [Sound Recording 01] Oral history interview with Weldon T. Hibbard [Sound Recording 02]

Identity elements

Reference code

SR 9666

Name and location of repository

Level of description



Oral history interview with Weldon T. Hibbard


  • 1976-12-19 (Creation)


0.1 cubic feet; 1 audiocassette (1 hr., 3 min., 36 sec.)

Name of creator

Biographical history

Weldon Thomas Hibbard was born in Marquam, Oregon, in 1909. When he was three years old, he moved with his family to Molalla. He earned a bachelor's degree from Southern Oregon University and a master's degree from the University of Oregon, served in the U.S. Army during World War II, and taught at public schools in the Parkrose School District in Portland, Oregon. In 1930, he and Winifred Lucille Worley were married; they later had one child. From 1965 to 1975, he worked at the Oregon Department of Education in Salem. Hibbard died in 1977.

Sources: Vital records on Ancestry.com; information provided by Hibbard in his interview.

Content and structure elements

Scope and content

This oral history interview with Weldon T. Hibbard was conducted by Rachel Foxman at Hibbard's home in Woodburn, Oregon, on December 19, 1976. Hibbard's son, Michael H. Hibbard, was also present and occasionally contributed to the interview.

In this interview, Hibbard discusses the history of the Oregon Donation Land Claim Act, and talks about the Hibbard family land claim in Marion County, Oregon. He speaks at length about his family background. He talks about his early life in Molalla, including his education. He speaks about the lumber industry in the area, and about people who lived there, including the Indigenous Molalla peoples. He talks about his career in education as a public school teacher and in the Oregon Department of Education.

System of arrangement

Conditions of access and use elements

Conditions governing access

Copyright for this interview is held by the estate of Weldon T. Hibbard. Use is allowed according to the following statement: In Copyright - http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/

Physical access

Technical access

Conditions governing reproduction

Languages of the material

  • English

Scripts of the material

Language and script notes

Finding aids

Acquisition and appraisal elements

Custodial history

Immediate source of acquisition

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information


Related materials elements

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related archival materials

Related descriptions

Notes element

General note

Preferred citation: Oral history interview with Weldon T. Hibbard, by Rachel Foxman, SR 9666, Oregon Historical Society Research Library.

General note

An incomplete transcript (26 pages) and a handwritten index (3 pages) are available for in-person use at the Oregon Historical Society Research Library.

Specialized notes

Alternative identifier(s)

Description control element

Rules or conventions

Finding aid based on DACS (Describing Archives: A Content Standard), 2nd Edition.

Sources used

Archivist's note

Sarah Stroman

Access points

Name access points

Accession area