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Betty Lu Anderson Oral History Interview. June 1, 2017

Betty Lu Anderson Oral History Interview

Life history interview conducted by Mike Dicianna.

June 1, 2017

Location:  Anderson residence, Portland, Oregon.

Betty Lu Anderson (b. 1923) attended Oregon State College from 1942 to 1945, during which time she majored in Home Economics and worked for the school newspaper, The Barometer, where she wrote sports copy and, as a senior, served as editor. Anderson's years as an OSC undergraduate coincided with the American entry into World War II, and her attendance at the college was marked in part by a notable absence of male students. Much of her interview focuses on this unique period in Oregon State's history. Anderson's later careers in journalism, librarianship and the church are included as secondary topics.