Oregon State UniversitySpecial Collections & Archives Research Center

College of Home Economics Oral Histories, 1968-1985

Child nutrition clinic, 1919.

Information and Credits

OH 11

The College of Home Economics Oral Histories consist of sound recordings, transcripts, and related materials for 10 interviews conducted of Oregon State University home economics alumnae and retired faculty.

Historical Note 

Scope and Content Note


0.2 cubic feet, including 18 audiotapes and 8 photographs; 2 boxes


The materials described in this collection have been arranged into two series. An alphabetical view of the oral history interviewees whose recordings are held in this collection is as follows:

  • Clark, Ava Milam (Lecture - November 1968)
  • Cleaveland, Laura (May 29, 1985)
  • Finke, Margaret (June 2, 1983)
  • Harger, Virginia (May 22, 1985)
  • Hawthorne, Betty (March 4, 1984)
  • Kirkendall, Lester (February 19, 1984)
  • Pernot, Mabel (May 19, 1983)
  • Storvick, Clara (June 2, 1983)
  • Tank, Gertrude (February 4, 1984)
  • Taskerud, Esther (February 13, 1984)
  • Wood, Levelle (February 19, 1984)

Related Papers

Additional documentation of the instruction and extension programs of the College of Home Economics are available in the College of Home Economics and Education Records (RG 141) and Photographs (P 044) and numerous other collections of faculty and alumni. The Archives' collections include the papers of Ava Milam Clark, Betty Hawthorne, Clara A. Storvick, and Esther Taskerud. Oral histories of Ava Milam Clark (1956) and Margaret Fincke (1981) are part of the Horner Museum Oral History Collection (OH 10). An additional oral history interview with Mabel Pernot is held in the Oral Histories of the Oregon State University Microbiology Department collection (OH 24).

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