Created by David Benac in Vernonia, Oregon on August 6 and August 9, 2015, these interviews focus on the community of Vernonia, Oregon and the town's annual Friendship Jamboree and Logging Show. The interviews focus in particular on the present role and historical evolution of the festival; the history of the community; the interviewees' and the community's connections to the timber industry; and the interviewees' perceptions of the community's identity, both past and present.
The collection consists of five interviews, some of them divided into multiple parts. On August 6, 2015, Benac conducted two interviews: Donald R. Webb, DeLoris M. Webb, and Barbara A. Larsen were interviewed at the Vernonia Pioneer Museum (2:01:27), and Jeanette E. Searles was interviewed at her home in Vernonia (0:57:23).
On August 9, 2015, three interviews were conducted. Ernie W. Smith was interviewed at The All In, the bar in Vernonia that he owns. This interview is divided into three parts (0:06:02; 0:15:58; 0:38:59). Casey B. Mitchell and Josette M. Mitchell were interviewed near Lake Vernonia - the old mill pond - in the concrete shell of the Oregon-American Lumber Company's chip shed (0:55:26). Noni Anderson was interviewed at her home in Vernonia and her interview is divided into two parts (1:21:21; 0:06:11).
All of the interviews were captured to born digital audio as *.wav files; *.mp3 derivatives for each interview have been created and are available for use in the SCARC reading room. Permissions forms signed by each interviewee are also on file in SCARC. None of the interviews have been transcribed.
Forests and forestry--Oregon--Columbia County.
Larsen, Barbara A.
Mitchell, Casey B.
Mitchell, Josette M.
Searles, Jeanette E.
Smith, Ernie W.
Vernonia Friendship Jamboree and Logging Show.
Webb, DeLoris M.
Webb, Donald R., 1927-