The Oregon State University Extension Service Faculty and Staff Oral History Collection consists of digital recordings of oral history interviews with retired and emeritus Extension Service faculty and staff, transcripts, photographs, and related documentation. These oral histories document the programs and activities of the Extension Service in Oregon from the 1940s through the 1990s.
OSU Extension Service: Oral Histories Online
A collection of interviews with Extension Service emeritus faculty that helps tell the proud story of extension in Oregon during the fifty years following World War II.
Digital Resources: History of OSU Extension
A comprehensive collection of online resources documenting the 100+ year history of Extension at Oregon State University.
0.03 cubic foot; 1 box; 59 sound files, 54 image files, and 87 document files; 10.8 Gbytes
Interviews are arranged chronologically by date of interview. An alphabetical view of the oral history interviewees whose recordings are held in this collection is as follows.
- Anderson, Roberta Frasier (August 26, 2007)
- Calvert, Len
- Two interviews: August 17, 2007; August 24, 2007
- Frischknecht, Dean (February 9, 2008)
- Hansen, John (November 3, 2007)
- Jacobson, Bob (May 3, 2008)
- Johnson, Duane (March 9, 2008)
- Johnston, Alberta (October 13, 2007)
- Kerr, Harold (February 24, 2008)
- Klein, Glenn (December 18, 2007)
- Modrell, Linda (June 19, 2009)
- Osborne, Owen (April 26, 2008)
- Ross, Jack (September 8, 2007)
- Schroeder, Jane (September 19, 2007)
- Schroeder, Walt (October 28, 2007)
- Tillson, Greg (March 1, 2008)
- Zinn, Tom (February 24, 2008)
This collection has been digitized and made available online.
Oral histories of other Extension Service faculty are part of the College of Home Economics Oral Histories (OH 11) [Esther Taskerud] and the Oregon Emergency Farm Labor Service Oral History Collection (OH 08) [O.E. Mikesell]. The Extension Service Records (RG 111) provide extensive documentation of the extension administration and programs; images of extension programs and staff are part of the Extension and Experiment Station Communications Photographs (P 120), Extension Bulletin Illustrations Photograph Collection (P 020), Extension Service Photographs (P 062), and other collections. Photos of some of the interviewees are available online in the Best of the Archives digital collection. The Special Collections & Archives Research Center collections include the records of several Extension organizations and the papers of many Extension faculty and administrators, including the Roberta Frasier Anderson Papers and Dean Frischknecht. A DVD featuring moving images and still photographs of a 1959 wagon trek of Jackson County 4-H members that was organized by 4-H agent Glenn Klein is part of the 4-H Moving Images Collection (FV P 146).