Oregon State UniversitySpecial Collections & Archives Research Center

Oral History Interviews, Personal Histories, and Sound Recordings Collection on Agriculture, Forestry, and Oregon History, 1949-1996

Harriet Moore, 1965. Moore was OSU's first University Archivist, assuming the role in 1961.

Information and Credits

OH 05

The Oral History Interviews, Personal Histories, and Sound Recordings Collection on Agriculture, Forestry, and Oregon History consists of various oral histories, personal and family histories, recollections, and sound recordings prepared by different individuals. The collection materials document forestry in Oregon and the Northwest, the history of Oregon State University, local Corvallis and Benton County history, and the activities of Oregon State alumni.

Biographical Note 

Scope and Content Note


0.5 cubic foot, including 20 audiocassettes, 6 SoundScriber discs, and 1 reel-to-reel audiotape; 3 boxes


Series I in this collection has been devoted to transcripts and an array of sound recording types, including SoundScriber discs, reel-to-reel audiotapes and audiocassettes. The Marko Haggard interview transcript and audiocassettes are contained unto themselves in Box 2 of Series I. A collection of audiocassettes arranged into a separate box comprises Series II.

An alphabetical view of the oral history interviewees whose recordings are held in this collection is as follows.

  • Drake, George (November 10, 1958)
  • Finley, Ross (1949-1956)
  • Haggard, Marko (June - August 1996)
  • Henkle, Elizabeth Conger (1908)
  • Henkle, Jacob (1908)
  • MacKenzie, Donald (October 31, 1957)
  • MacVicar, Robert (June 3, 1984)
  • Matthews, Oliver V. (June 1959)
  • Moore, Harriet Forest (1988-1990)
  • Pubols, Ben H., Sr. (June 15, 1973)
  • Purchase, Kathreen Kirkpatrick (August 24, 1994)
  • Snook, Paul (August - September 1983)

Related Papers

Special Collections & Archives Research Center holdings include many collections that pertain to the topics in this oral history collection as well as the papers of two of the interviewees: Robert W. MacVicar and Oliver V. Matthews. Other related collections of special note are the William A. Finley Scrapbook, John H. Gallagher, Sr., Collection, Oliver V. Matthews Photographs (P 118), and Snook and Traver Ledger. Extensive biographical information about Harriet Moore is available in the Memorabilia Collection. Oral histories of other early Benton County residents are part of the Oregon Pioneers Oral History Collection (OH 01) and of other Oregon State alumni are included in the OSU Alumni Oral History Collection (OH 13).

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