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Oregon Multicultural Archives Oral History Collection, 2011-2014

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The Oregon Multicultural Archives Oral History Collection is a growing repository of interviews that documents the experiences and perspectives of people of color who have spent at least portions of their lives in Oregon.

Biographical Note 

Scope and Content Note

Quantity

12 sound files; 6 sets of video files; 89.2 gigabytes born digital

Arrangement

Interviews are arranged chronologically by date of interview. An alphabetical view of the contents is as follows.

  • Boozer, Alcena
    • Two interviews: May 19, 2012; May 30, 2012
  • Deiz, Carl
    • Two interviews: May 19, 2012; May 30, 2012
  • Durden, Earnel (February 18, 2014)
  • Mali, Urmila (November 14, 2014)
  • Monroe, Norm (May 18, 2011)
  • Moule, Jean
    • Three interviews: October 17, 2011; February 9, 2012; May 8, 2012
  • Nishihara, Janet (November 18, 2014)
  • Olivo, Karen and Andrew Parodi (July 23, 2012)
  • St. Philip the Deacon/Urban League of Portland interviewees: Herbert Amerson, Allison Logan Belcher, Geoffrey Brooks, Gerry Caldwell, Myrtle Carr, and Joe Nunn (May 8, 2013)
  • Stewart, Marilyn (November 3, 2014)
  • Torres, Antonio (October 30, 2014)
  • Trujillo, Juan (October 29, 2014)
  • White, Charlie (May 18, 2011)

Related Papers

The Norm Monroe and Charlie White interviews were conducted in concert with the presentation and panel discussion, "Glory Road and the Desegregation of College Basketball: The Untold Story at OSU."

The Jean Moule oral history interviews are a component of the Jean Moule Papers. Likewise the Alcena Boozer and Carl Deiz interviews refer to subject matter housed in the Urban League of Portland Records and the Karen Olivo and Andrew Parodi interview is related to the Colegio César Chávez Collection.

Audio and/or transcripts are available online for the following interviews: Alcena Boozer [Part 1 - Audio, Transcript; Part 2 - Audio, Transcript]; Carl Deiz [Part 1 - Audio, Transcript; Part 2 - Audio, Transcript]; Earnel Durden [Audio, Transcript]; Norm Monroe [Transcript]; Jean Moule [Part 1 - Audio, Transcript; Part 2 - Audio, Transcript; Part 3 - Audio, Transcript]; Karen Olivo and Andrew Parodi [Audio, Transcript]; Charlie White [Audio, Transcript]

Video and transcripts are available online for the following interviews: Mali, Urmila [Video, Transcript]; Nishihara, Janet [Video, Transcript]; Stewart, Marilyn [Video, Transcript] Torres, Antonio [Video, Transcript]; Trujillo, Juan [Video, Transcript]. These five interviews were captured and compiled by OSU undergraduates for a digital book project titled Untold Stories: Oral Histories of Faculty & Staff of Color at Oregon State University.

An additional oral history interview with Geoffrey Brooks is held in the Oregon State University Sesquicentennial Oral History Collection (OH 26).

Other oral history collections devoted to multicultural themes include the Oregon Native American Language Sound Recordings (OH 12) and the Japanese-American Association of Lane County, Oregon Oral History Collection (OH 15). Components of OH 15 are available online.

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