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Katy Barber Oral History Interview. November 12, 2015

Katy Barber Oral History Interview

Life history interview conducted by Janice Dilg.

November 12, 2015

Location:  Hoffmann Hall, Portland State University.

Katy Barber (b. 1969) graduated from OSU in 1992 with a bachelor's degree in American Studies. After obtaining graduate degrees from Washington State University, Barber joined the History faculty at Portland State University, where she teaches and conducts research on public history and the history of the Pacific Northwest. Barber is also the director of the Center for Columbia River History and has authored a book on the social and cultural impact made by the flooding of Celilo Falls in 1957. The primary focus of her interview is her undergraduate experience at Oregon State and her memories of campus culture during the early 1990s.