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Oregon Native American Language Sound Recordings, 1962-1988

Young Native American woman sitting on a fence rail, Pendleton, Oregon. Undated.

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The Oregon Native American Language Sound Recordings were made by Joe E. Pierce during his study of Native American languages in Oregon and include interviews with members of the Coquille and Siletz tribes.

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Scope and Content Note


0.5 cubic foot, including 57 audiotapes; 3 boxes


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

  • Bensell, Ida (11 interviews, 1962-1964)
  • Brown, Amelia (18 interviews, 1962)
  • Collins, Miller (1 interview, September 1962)
  • Lopez, Sam (Mr. and Mrs.) (2 interviews, 1962)
  • Simmons, Hoxy (1 interview, September 1962)
  • Streets, Carrie (1 interview, 1962)

Related Papers

This collection is a component of the Oregon Multicultural Archives, which documents the lives and activities of African American, Asian American, Latino and Native American communities of Oregon.

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