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Oral history interview with Ruth E. Clark
- 1976-07-15 (Creation)
0.1 cubic feet; 1 audiocassette (49 min., 40 sec.)
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Ruth E. Clark was born in Nebraska in 1893. She was a teacher in Port Orford, Oregon, from 1921 to 1942. She also taught at schools in Montana and Wyoming.
Sources: Vital records on Ancestry.com; information provided by Clark in her interview.
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This oral history interview with Ruth E. Clark was conducted by Thomas Vaughan at the Oregon Historical Society in Portland, Oregon, on July 15, 1976, as part of the oral history program at the society's research library. Charles Digregorio and A. William Sweet were also present.
In this interview, Clark discusses her work as a high school teacher in Port Orford, Oregon, from 1921 to 1942. She talks about her students, about living in the Knapp Hotel, and about her reasons for leaving Oregon in 1942. She also speaks about being invited to a class reunion in the 1970s.
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Joint copyright for this interview is held by the Oregon Historical Society and the estate of Ruth E. Clark. 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 Ruth E. Clark, by Thomas Vaughan, SR 9671, Oregon Historical Society Research Library.
An incomplete transcript (16 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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- Vaughan, Thomas, 1924-2013 (Contributor)