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Soap Creek Valley History Project Oral Histories, 1978-1995View associated digital content.

Predominant Dates: 1990-1995
The Soap Creek Valley History Project Oral Histories consist of oral histories conducted primarily in 1989-1991 by the Oregon State University Research Forests to better understand the history, ecology, and culture of the Soap Creek Valley in Benton County, Oregon.
ID: OH 006
Extent: 1.0 cubic feet
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Scope and Content Notes
Biographical / Historical Notes
Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.
Arrangement
Preferred Citation: Soap Creek Valley History Project Oral Histories (OH 006), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.
Acquisition Note: The published transcripts were transferred to the Archives by the Research Forests regularly as they were issued between 1991 and 1996. The sound recordings, as well as published transcripts and related materials, were part of the Horner Museum oral history collections until they were transferred to the Archives in 1996.
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Container List

Series 1: Transcripts and Background Materials, 1978-1995 Add to Shelf
Extent: 15 folders
Box-Folder 1.1: Grabe, Lorna. Family History and the Story of the Soap Creek Schoolhouse Foundation. Soap Creek Valley History Project, Monograph #1, December 28, 1989 Add to Shelf
Monograph includes table of contents, introduction, personal biography of Lorna Grabe and index. [Item OH06:01, one interview (December 22, 1989) conducted by Bob Zybach.]
Box-Folder 1.2: Dunn, Paul M. Biographical Sketch and Story of the Adair Tract, Benton County, Oregon. Soap Creek Valley History Project, Monograph #2, 1990 Add to Shelf
Monograph includes table of contents, introduction, reproduced photographs, personal biography of Paul M. Dunn and index. Folder contains a slide and two print photographs of Paul Dunn. [Item OH06:02, two interviews (November 2, 1978; September 18, 1979) conducted by Royal G. Jackson and Jennifer Lee.]
Box-Folder 1.3: Background Materials: Dunn, Paul M. Biographical Sketch and Story of the Adair Tract, Benton County, Oregon. Soap Creek Valley History Project, Monograph #2, 1978-1982 Add to Shelf
File includes transcript drafts, notes and biographical information related to the creation of Monograph #2. [Item OH06:02]
Box-Folder 1.4: Background Materials: Dunn, Paul M. Biographical Sketch and Story of the Adair Tract, Benton County, Oregon. Soap Creek Valley History Project, Monograph #2, 1978-1991 Add to Shelf
File includes lists of questions, biographical materials, transcript drafts and notes related to the creation of Monograph #2. [Item OH06:02]
Box-Folder 1.5: Background Materials: Dunn, Paul M. Biographical Sketch and Story of the Adair Tract, Benton County, Oregon. Soap Creek Valley History Project, Monograph #2, 1979-1991 Add to Shelf
File includes signed permissions forms, biographical materials, notes and correspondence related to the creation and revision of Monograph #2. [Item OH06:02]
Box-Folder 1.6: Dickey, Donald. Family History and Life on Berry Creek, Benton County, Oregon: 1928-1942. Soap Creek Valley History Project, Monograph #3, 1991, 1995 Add to Shelf
Monograph includes table of contents, introduction, manuscripts and reproduced photographs included as appendices, and index. Two printings of this monograph were released, one in 1991 and another in 1995. [Item OH06:03, one interview (August 18, 1990) conducted by Bob Zybach and Neil Vanderburg.]
Box-Folder 1.7: Sekermestrovich, Edward. Life at CCC Camp Arboretum, Benton County, Oregon: 1935-1940. Soap Creek Valley History Project, Monograph #4, 1991 Add to Shelf
Monograph includes table of contents, introduction, biographical sketch of Edward Sekermestrovich and index. File includes draft transcript. [Item OH06:04, one interview (February 6, 1980) conducted by Royal G. Jackson and Karen Thomas.]
Box-Folder 1.8: Rohner, John Jacob and Wilma Rohner. Family Farming on Coffin Butte Between World Wars, Benton County, Oregon: 1919-1941. Soap Creek Valley History Project, Monograph #5, ca. 1993 Add to Shelf
Monograph includes table of contents, introduction, reproduced photographs arranged in an appendix and index. [Item OH06:05, three interviews (September 18, 1990; September 30, 1990) conducted by Bob Zybach.]
Box-Folder 1.9: Hanish, James. Biographical Sketch and a Tour of Berry Creek, Benton and Polk Counties, Oregon: 1930-1938. Soap Creek Valley History Project, Monograph #6, 1994 Add to Shelf
Monograph includes table of contents, introduction, autobiographical sketch and index. [Item OH06:06, two interviews (January 13, 1990; April 10, 1990) conducted by Bob Zybach and Kevin Sherer.]
Box-Folder 1.10: Olson, Charlie. Biographical Sketch and Early History of Sulphur Springs, Benton County, Oregon: 1900-1920. Soap Creek Valley History Project, Monograph #7, 1994 Add to Shelf
Monograph includes table of contents, introduction, appendix of personal memories and index. [Item OH06:07, two interviews (January 29, 1990; June 16, 1990) conducted by Bob Zybach and Angela Sondenaa.]
Box-Folder 1.11: Vanderburg, Neil. Family Farming and Saw Milling on Berry Creek, Benton County, Oregon: 1935-1941. Soap Creek Valley History Project, Monograph #8, 1994, 1995 Add to Shelf
Monograph includes table of contents, introduction, manuscript and Vanderburg genealogy arranged as appendices, and index. A revised version of this monograph was released in 1995. [Item OH06:08, four interviews (August 8, 1990; September 1, 1990; January 26, 1991; October 11, 1991) conducted by Bob Zybach and George Wisner.]
Box-Folder 1.12: Glender, Eugene. Growing up on a Tampico Family Farm, Benton County, Oregon: 1910-1941. Soap Creek Valley History Project, Monograph #9, 1994 Add to Shelf
Monograph includes table of contents, introduction, manuscripts and reproduced photographs arranged as appendices, and index. [Item OH06:09, one interview (January 6, 1990) conducted by Bob Zybach and Jan Meranda.]
Box-Folder 1.13: Rawie, Velma Carter. A History of the Carter Family and the Town of Wells, Benton County, Oregon: 1845-1941. Soap Creek Valley History Project, Monograph #10, 1994 Add to Shelf
Monograph includes table of contents, introduction, manuscripts arranged into appendices and index. [Item OH06:10, one interview (March 19, 1991) conducted by Bob Zybach.]
Box-Folder 1.14: Murphy, Bessie Gragg. Botanizing in Benton County, 1900-1991. Soap Creek Valley History Project, Monograph #11, 1989, 1995 Add to Shelf
Monograph includes table of contents, introduction, obituary of Bessie Clark and index. File includes interviewers notes and partial transcript, January 1989. [Item OH06:11, five interviews (July 23, 1975; August 4, 1975; January 26, 1989; January 4, 1990; September 29, 1990) conducted by Judy Carlson, Marlene Finley, Bob Zybach and Phil Hays.]
Box-Folder 1.15: Cook, Wanda Marcks. The Story of Sulphur Springs Stock Ranch, Benton County, Oregon: 1904-1939. Soap Creek Valley History Project, Monograph #12, 1995 Add to Shelf
Monograph includes table of contents, introduction, manuscripts arranged into appendices and index. [Item OH06:12, two interviews (October 28, 1989; May 15, 1990) conducted by Bob Zybach and Kevin Sherer.]
Series 2: Audiocassettes, 1978-1990 Add to Shelf
Extent: 20 items
Box-Item 2.1-2.2: Grabe, Lorna, December 22, 1989 Add to Shelf
[Item OH06:01, two cassettes]
Box-Item 2.3-2.12: Dunn, Paul M., November 2, 1978, September 18, 1979 Add to Shelf
[Item OH06:02, ten cassettes - five originals and five copies]
Box-Item 2.13-2.15: Dickey, Donald, August 18, 1990 Add to Shelf
[Item OH06:03, three cassettes]
Box-Item 2.16-2.19: Sekermestrovich, Edward, February 6, 1980 Add to Shelf
[Item OH06:04, four cassettes - two originals and two copies]
Box-Item 2.20: Murphy, Bessie Gragg, January 26, 1989 Add to Shelf
[Item OH06:11, one cassette]
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