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Oral History Interviews, Personal Histories, and Sound Recordings Collection on Agriculture, Forestry, and Oregon History, 1949-1996View associated digital content.

The Oral History Interviews, Personal Histories, and Sound Recordings Collection on Agriculture, Forestry, and Oregon History consists of various oral histories, personal and family histories, recollections, and sound recordings prepared by different individuals. The collection materials document forestry in Oregon and the Northwest, the history of Oregon State University, local Corvallis and Benton County history, and the activities of Oregon State alumni.
ID: OH 005
Extent: 0.5 cubic feet
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Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.
Arrangement
Preferred Citation: Oral History Interviews, Personal Histories, and Sound Recordings Collection on Agriculture, Forestry, and Oregon History (OH 005), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.
Acquisition Note: The materials were donated or transferred to the Archives in several accessions from the 1960s through 1997. Some of the sound recordings and copies of the transcripts were housed at the Horner Museum for a period of time and transferred back to the Archives from the Horner Museum collections in 1996.
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Series 1: Transcripts and Sound Recordings, 1908-1996 Add to Shelf
Extent: 2 boxes; 12 folders
Box-Folder 1.1: Drake, George, November 10, 1958 Add to Shelf
Interview is titled "Oral History Interview with George Drake, consulting forester; formerly logging manager for Simpson Logging Company, Shelton, Washington; and forester, U.S. Forest Service." Interview transcript includes an index of subjects and personal names. Subjects discussed include the Forest Service, logging camps, Loyal Legion of Loggers and Lumbermen, Pacific Logging Congress, Western Forestry and Conservation Association, Spark Arrester Committee, George Cornwall, Ed Hirst, tractor logging, forest fire prevention. [Item OH05:01, interview conducted by Elwood R. Maunder, Forest History Foundation, Inc.]
Box-Folder 1.2: Matthews, Oliver V., June 1959 Add to Shelf
Interview is titled "The Work of Oliver Matthews, Dendrologist Extraordinary." Subjects discussed include dendrology, unusual Oregon trees, forest photography and the Johnson fir. [Item OH05:02, interview conducted by W.R. Randall.]
Box-Folder 1.3: Finley, Ross, 1949-1956 Add to Shelf
Interview is titled "History of OSU -- Prior 1890." Folder includes six SoundScriber discs annotated as having been used for dictation of Finley's interview between 1949 and 1956. Transcript was created in 1964 at the offices of Corvallis Sand and Gravel Co. Subjects discussed include the Gibson Mine, William A. Finley, Marianna Mines and Corvallis College. [Item OH05:03, interview conducted by J.H. Gallagher.]
Extent: Six SoundScriber discs
Box-Folder 1.4: Agricultural Information Trainee Program promotional recording, United States Department of Agriculture, 1958 Add to Shelf
Folder includes a form letter from R. Lyle Webster, Director of Information, describing the trainee program and the purpose of the recording. Subjects discussed in the recording include the USDA Office of Information in Washington DC and the Agricultural Research Service in Beltsville, Maryland]. [Item OH05:04, narrated by George Loesing and Jerry Carlson.]
Extent: 1 reel-to-reel audiotape; 11:00
Box-Folder 1.5: MacKenzie, Donald, October 31, 1957 Add to Shelf
Subjects discussed include Tom Roach, Bill Brian, Kenneth Ross, Frank Mallory, Thomas F. Walsh, Anaconda Company, 1909-1957; logging, Ouray, Colorado; Camp Birdmine; horse sleigh logging; Potomac, Montana; Seely Lake; Red Cross; Osgood portable loader; lumberjacks; Paul Bunyan stories; tall tales; "ten-day men." [Item OH05:05, interview conducted by Elwood R. Maunder, Forest History Foundation, Inc. Gordon D. Marckworth, Dean of the College of Forestry at the University of Washington, also participated in the interview.]
Box-Folder 1.6: MacVicar, Robert, June 3, 1984 Add to Shelf
Interview is titled "MacVicar Reflects - Transcription of Interview just before Graduation," conducted in connection with MacVicar's retirement from Oregon State University. [Item OH05:06, interviewer unknown.]
Box-Folder 1.7: Snook, Paul, August - September, 1983 Add to Shelf
A personal and family history focusing primarily on Snook's work in constructing campus buildings and in highway construction. Transcript includes a partial list of construction projects carried out by the Snook family. [Item OH05:07; prepared by Susan M. Gaughan with interviews conducted in part by Alison Otis.]
Box-Folder 1.8: Pubols, Ben H., Sr., June 15, 1973 Add to Shelf
Transcript is titled "Ancestry and Early Life of Dr. Ben H. Pubols, Sr." Folder includes a Washington Post obituary of Pubols, "Ben H. Pubols, Ex-Economist for USDA Research Service," December 21, 1978. [Item OH05:08]
Box-Folder 1.9: Henkle, Jacob and Elizabeth Conger Henkle, 1908 Add to Shelf
Transcript is titled "A Traditional Sketch of the Henkle Ancestry" and includes recollections of the Henkle wagon train on the Oregon Trail in 1853 and the family's early years in Oregon. [Item OH05:09; dictated in 1908 to Charlotte Shipley Bonebrake. Copied by Edith Connor Grutze, historian, in 1919. Re-copied by Terry Evelyn Staines Lovell in 1965.]
Box-Folder 1.10: Purchase, Kathreen Kirkpatrick, August 24, 1994 Add to Shelf
Purchase graduated from Oregon Agricultural College in 1914 and, by 1996, was believed to be the oldest living OSU graduate. [Item OH05:10, interview by Martin "Skip" Haley and Dawn Hawkins of the OSU College of Home Economics, with the assistance of Purchase's daughter, Elnor Purchase Akio.]
Box-Folder 1.11: Moore, Harriet Forest, 1988-1990 Add to Shelf
Transcripts, notes and background materials pertaining chiefly to Moore's service as a physical therapist during World War I. Recordings were made by Moore in answer to questions posed by Lettie Gavin, a Seattle researcher. Gavin asked Moore questions by telephone, who then recorded her answers onto cassette tapes and sent the tapes to Gavin in Seattle. Folder includes a summary of the Moore cassette tapes as prepared by Mark Tolonen of the Benton County Historical Museum. [Item OH05:11]
Box-Folder 2.1: Haggard, Marko, June - August, 1996 Add to Shelf
Interview is titled "Marko Haggard: Recollections of a Professor in the Public Arena." The box includes five audiocassettes and the finished interview includes a vita, newspaper articles, photo reproductions and other background materials. [Item OH05:12, interview by Joella Werlin.]
Series 2: Audiocassettes, 1983-1990 Add to Shelf
Extent: 15 items
Box-Item 3.1: MacVicar, Robert, June 3, 1984 Add to Shelf
[Item OH05:06]
Extent: 1 cassette
Box-Item 3.2-3.6: Snook, Paul, August - September, 1983 Add to Shelf
[Item OH05:07]
Extent: 5 cassettes
Box-Item 3.7-3.15: Moore, Harriet Forest, 1988-1990 Add to Shelf
[Item OH05:11]
Extent: 9 cassettes
Box-Item 2.2-2.6: Haggard, Marko, June - August, 1996 Add to Shelf
[Item OH05:12]
Extent: 5 cassettes