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In this interview, Clara Storvick discusses her professional life doing research at Oregon State University. She is accompanied by her colleague, Dr. Margaret Fincke, who also participates in the interview.

Storvick begins by briefly discussing…

Betty Hawthorne begins this interview by speaking about her early childhood, which was spent in Seattle, Washington and Kobe, Japan until she was about seven years old. Hawthorne later attended the University of Washington, earning a degree in…

In this interview, Taskerud recalls her experiences as a young adult attending college during the Great Depression and working in various home economics jobs during World War II and in the following years. She opens with an anecdote about how she…

In this interview, Laura Cleaveland discusses her career in home economics and her involvement with Oregon State University. She talks about attending Iowa State College and receiving her bachelor’s degree in home economics education in 1930,…

In this interview, Margaret Fincke describes her job as a home economics professor and researcher at Oregon State University. Fincke begins by discussing how she initiated the Foods and Nutrition Program at OSU. She finished her graduate work in…