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Tim Hall Oral History Interview. June 25, 2014

Tim Hall Oral History Interview

Life history interview conducted by Janice Dilg.

June 25, 2014

Location:  The Portland Building, Portland, Oregon.

Tim Hall (b. 1955), a native of Los Angeles, attended Oregon State University from 1973-1978, graduating with a degree in Technical Journalism. Hall came to OSU during a period of damaged relations between African American students and the OSU and Corvallis communities. Hall has helped to rebuild these relationships, in part through his contributions to the founding of the Black Cultural Center while a student at OSU, and later through his service to the President's Board of Advisors for Minority Affairs. His interview focuses on the challenges faced by black OSU students in the 1970s, his experience of the African American student community that emerged during that time, and the impact that OSU made upon him as he pursued a career in public relations.