Wasco County (Or.)

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45.16005, -121.16815 Map of Wasco County (Or.)

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Sagebrush country

Manuscript describing a trip. Highlights include the convenience of a machine that provides fuel, shelter, and the ability to cook. Observations of wildlife and the environment are also included.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

American Legion group posing with airplane in The Dalles

Full-length portrait of a group of people standing in front of a biplane in a field. Several are wearing American Legion garrison caps. The fourth person from left, wearing a dark jacket and holding a hat, is Charles H. Martin; the others are unidentified. Written on the negative is text that could be either “S. O. at The Dalles” or “S. A. at The Dalles.” See related image No. 372A1105.

American Legion group posing with airplane in The Dalles

Full-length portrait of six men standing in front of a biplane in a field. Several of the men are wearing American Legion garrison caps. The second man from left is Charles H. Martin; the other men are unidentified. Written on the negative is text that could be either “S. O. at the Dalles” or “S. A. at the Dalles.” See related image No. 372A1106.

Columbia River Gorge

Transcription from front: “View of the Columbia River near The Dalles. Taken by Mrs. O. N. Denny in the early 60’s.”

Denny, Gertrude Jane Hall White, 1837-1933

Oral history interview with Norma Paulus

  • SR 3972
  • Collection
  • 1999-02-10 - 2000-11-02

This oral history interview with Norma Paulus was conducted by Clark Hansen at Paulus's home in Salem, Oregon, in Lincoln City, Oregon, and in Portland, Oregon; and at the Oregon Historical Society in Portland, Oregon, from February 10, 1999, to November 2, 2000, and from February 10 to 27, 2010. In the interview, Paulus discusses her family background and early life in Burns, Oregon, including life during World War II and contracting polio at the age of 19. She also discusses working as a secretary for the Harney County district attorney, Leland Beckham; moving to Salem to work for a law firm; working for Judge Earl Latourette; and going to law school. Paulus describes meeting Bill Paulus while attending law school; his family background; and their marriage. Paulus discusses her involvement with the Republican Party; working as an appellate lawyer for the Oregon Supreme Court; working on Wally Carson's campaign for the Oregon Legislature in 1965; and getting her first political appointment, to the Marion County Boundary Commission, where she focused on land-use and city planning issues. She focuses on managing a career in law and politics while raising two young children and building a house.

She then discusses her time in the Oregon House of Representatives, from 1970 to 1976, including environmental issues such as the Bottle Bill of 1971 and recycling; education; the criminal code; taxes; attempts to make Cape Kiwanda a state park; and the Rajneeshees. Paulus goes into detail about the women's caucus and the bills they focused on for women's rights, as well as efforts to pass the Equal Rights Amendment. She describes working with Bob Smith, Paul Hanneman, Betty Roberts, Stafford Hansell, Jack Anunsen, Wally Priestly, Dick Eymann, Lynn Newbry, Glenn Jackson, Jason Boe, and Gretchen Kafoury. She also talks about being co-chair for Clay Myers' 1974 race for Oregon governor.

Paulus goes on to speak about her time as Oregon's first woman secretary of state from 1977 to 1985, including her first campaign in 1976 against Blaine Whipple; her efforts to increase voter turnout; and conducting audits, particularly of the Forestry Department. She also discusses the secretary of state's role as state archivist and the conflict between the Oregon State Archives and the Oregon Historical Society over which records belong with which institution. She also discusses working with Governor Vic Atiyeh. Paulus discusses running for governor against Neil Goldschmidt in 1986 and the challenges her campaign faced. She discusses her position on the Northwest Power Planning Council from 1987 to 1990, including working with Ted Hallock and Bob Duncan. She also discusses her position as Oregon superintendent of public instruction from 1990 to 1999, including her efforts to fund K-12 education. Paulus also relates a story about sharing an airplane with Moshe Dayan.

Paulus, Norma

Oral history interview with Edward Leavy

This oral history interview with Edward Leavy was conducted by Clark Hansen in Leavy's chambers at the U.S. District Courthouse (known as the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse) in Portland, Oregon, from March 2 to April 13, 2004. The portion of the interview conducted on March 30, 2004 (Tapes 10 through 12) appears to have been simultaneously recorded on audiocassette and video. In the audio recording, the parties make reference to the video recording, which is not included in this collection.

In this interview, Leavy discusses his family background and early life on a hops farm in Butteville, Oregon, including his memories of the Depression and his education. He talks about attending the University of Portland and studying at Notre Dame Law School, including his reasons for attending Catholic schools. He also speaks about how his faith informs his morality and judicial decisions, particularly regarding the Fifth Amendment. He discusses serving as a deputy district attorney for Lane County and some of the cases he prosecuted. He reflects at length upon the byzantine workings of the justice system, its strengths and weaknesses, and a judge's role within it.

Leavy discusses his election to the positions of Lane County District Court judge and Circuit Court judge, as well as the elections of other judges in Oregon. He talks about some of the cases he heard and some decisions of his that were reversed. He speaks at length about many of the judges he knew, including Ted Goodwin and Otto Skopil. He discusses the differences between state and federal courts. Leavy describes the magistrate system during the years he was a U.S. Magistrate for the U.S. District Court of Oregon. He then speaks at length about mediating cases and reaching settlements. He discusses some controversial issues he's had to rule on, including drug use, the death penalty, and abortion. He also speaks briefly about his family life.

Leavy discusses serving as a judge on the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, beginning with his appointment by President Ronald Reagan in 1987. He discusses some of the cases he heard, including on Rajneeshpuram. He describes the various duties of federal judges; the processes and procedures of the Court of Appeals; and how it differs from the U.S. District Court of Oregon. He talks about his experience as a senior judge on the Court of Appeals since 1997, including mediating for U.S. v. Wen Ho Lee. He then talks about serving on the Surveillance Court of Review from 2001 to 2008, including the history and duties of that court. He also talks about writing opinions, his staff and law clerks, and the workload on the Court of Appeals. He closes the interview by discussing his thoughts on the trend of civil penalties in lieu of criminal, and concerns about the right to privacy.

Leavy, Edward, 1929-

Oral history interview with Thomas R. Getman

This oral history interview with Thomas R. Getman was conducted by Jim Strassmaier in Getman's offices at World Vision in Washington, D.C., from June 3-8, 1988. In this interview, Getman discusses his family background and early life in Luverne, Minnesota, particularly the development of his religious and political beliefs. He then discusses attending Wheaton College in Chicago, Illinois, and working with Young Life ministries in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he heard Mark Hatfield speak for the first time. He talks about his longstanding admiration for Hatfield; his involvement with Young Life ministries in New England; and his work for Gerald R. Ford, including a story about being with the Ford family on the night of the 1976 presidential election. He then describes how he came to be on Hatfield's staff; discusses other staff members, particularly Doug Coe and Gerry Frank; and talks about how the staff and Hatfield interacted. Getman discusses his duties as legislative director, Hatfield's relationship with the Republican Party, and the senator's stance on several issues, including abortion. He speaks at length about Hatfield's personality, spirituality, and legislative agenda. He also talks about preacher Billy Graham, as well as the evangelical voting bloc. He discusses the Reagan administration's push for privatization and his own opinion on the limits of the private sector, particularly in regard to health care. He speaks about Hatfield's efforts to mitigate the damaging effects of privatization in his role as chair of the appropriations committee. He then talks about his work on legislation regarding Africa, particularly South Africa. He discusses the events surrounding Rajneeshpuram, and being in Africa on vacation during Hatfield's real estate scandal. He closes the interview by reflecting on the legacy and accomplishments of Hatfield's political career.

Getman, Thomas R.

Survey of the Columbia River between Celilo and the Dalles : October 1879 to January 1880 / by the order of Major G.I. Gillespie & under the direction of Lieutenant Charles F. Powell, Corps of Engineers, U.S.A. ; instrumental work by Messrs F.W. Lehnartz ... [et al.] ; drawing by Messrs J.A. Gillespie & F.J. Carrel.

A blueline print map of a survey of the Columbia River between Celilo and The Dalles. Relief is shown by contours and depth is shown by soundings. The map also shows the proposed route for the Oregon Railway and Navigation Company’s Oregon Portage Railroad extension.

United States. Army. Corps of Engineers

Vanport Flood photographs

Photographs of the damage caused by the Vanport Flood in May 1948 taken by Jerry Jiro Yasutome and other unidentified students at the Northwest School of Photography in Portland, Oregon.

Yasutome, Jerry Jiro, 1919-1994

Ranch at 15 Mile Creek, Oregon

Photograph of a ranch at 15 Mile Creek, taken November 18, 1946. A dry landscape surrounds a cluster of buildings and trees at the base of a hill. Handwritten note on back reads, "Nov. 18, 1946. 15 Mile Creek, app. 15 mi. east of The Dalles, so. of Celilo Falls."

Yasutome family

Widespread Flooding, Columbia River

Photograph of flooding on the Columbia River near The Dalles. Same flooding that caused the Vanport Flood down river. In the background, a flooded building is completely surrounded by water in the Columbia River. In the foreground, railroad tracks disappear underwater. Handwritten note on back indicates this was taken May 30, 1948, by someone named "Foster" or "Lofie." Likely a student at the Northwest School of Photography.

Aerial view of flood water on Columbia River, near Dalles

An aerial view of a flooded Columbia River at the Narrows, east of the Dalles. Swiftly moving water can be seen by rocky outcrops, and flooding two large buildings in the distance. This photograph was published in the Oregon Journal on Tuesday, June 1, 1948 (negative 1 of 21).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Preparing sandbags on the Columbia River

People stacking sandbags next to the Columbia River during a flood, most likely in the Dalles area. The line of sandbags cross a train track, with the river and several industrial buildings visible in the distance (negative 3 of 21).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

In the Dalles of the Columbia

Platinum print of rock formations at the Dalles of the Columbia. Handwritten inscription on the back of the print reads, "In the Dalles of the Columbia." Signed, "Lily E. White," in the lower right corner of the print.

White, Lily E.

View from The Dalles Scenic Drive

Negative of a photographic postcard showing a view of a small town, possibly The Dalles, on the Oregon side of the Columbia River. Taken from a hill overlooking the town. Handwriting on negative reads, "View from The Dalles Scenic Drive. Christian 11-918." The top right of the image has been cut off.

Christian (Photographer)

Street Scene - The Dalles, Oregon

Negative of a photographic postcard showing a street in The Dalles, Oregon. A sign reading, "Ferry," hangs above the street and points to the right. There is a 76 Union gas station on one corner, and a building with columns on another corner. The Hotel Dalles and 2 motels are in the background. Handwritten note on envelope reads, "Street Scene. The Dalles, OR. 1953."

Ellis (Photographer)

City Hall - The Dalles, Oregon

Negative of a photographic postcard showing City Hall in The Dalles, Oregon. The building is on a corner and a few automobiles are parked in front and on the side of the building. There is a dentist's office across the street. A clock tower is visible in the left background. Handwritten note on envelope reads, "City Hall. The Dalles. OR. 1953"

Ellis (Photographer)

Street Scene - The Dalles, Oregon

Negative of a photographic postcard showing a street scene in The Dalles, Oregon. Businesses line both sides of the street and signs are visible for the Cornet 5-10-25 Cent Store, First National Bank, Ray's Drugs, and more. Automobiles are parked along the street and one drives toward the camera. Handwriting on negative reads, "Street Scene - The Dalles, Ore. Ellis 8438." Handwritten note on envelope indicates this was taken in 1953.

Ellis (Photographer)

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