Interviews by Collection

Hiroshi Ogawa Oral History Interview

Hiroshi Ogawa

The general OMA oral history collection (OH 18) interviews include, but are not limited to: an interview with a family who lived at Colegio César Chávez during the late 1970s/early 1980s; individual interviews with Rev. Alcena Boozer and Carl Deiz, two long time African American Portland residents; a three-part interview with Dr. Jean Moule, OSU College of Education Emeritus Professor; a student panel featuring the stories of first generation college students; and interviews with some of OSU’s first black men’s basketball and football team players.

The Horner Museum Oral History Collection (OH 10) consists of interviews collected by the museum from 1975 to 1992. Essentially all of the oral history work conducted by the OSU community during this time period intersected in some way with the Horner Museum, either through interviews sponsored by the museum's oral history program or through deposit of student interviews into the museum's collection. In addition to collecting narratives related to OSU history and Oregon's natural resources economy, the museum documented the perspectives of various groups that had traditionally been under-represented in the historical record, including Native Americans and members of the local Jewish community.

The Japanese-American Association of Lange County, Oregon Oral History Collection (OH 15) document the immigrant experiences of the interviewees' parents and grandparents; their World War II experiences in the United States or in Japan; and their lives in Eugene and neighboring communities in the years following the end of the war. The Oregon State University Cultural Centers Oral History Collection (OH 21) documents the work-related as well as personal experience of staff members from various cultural centers.

The Asian Family Center Oral History Collection (OH 30) includes the professional as well as personal stories of staff members of the Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization Asian Family Center in Portland, Oregon. The Oregon State Queer Archives Oral History Collection (OH 34), created in 2015, includes the voices of staff of OSU’s Pride Center and the organization SOL, as well as interviews featuring LGBTQ+ 1990s and 2000s Benton County area activists and community members. The Indian-Americans in Corvallis Oral History Collection (OH 37) consists of six interviews with ten local residents of the Indian-American community and touches upon issues of immigration, education, race and identity, among other topics.

Other OMA oral history collections not yet represented in this site, but with information available, online include stories of African American railroad porters who were employed in Oregon during the 1940s and 1950s (Oregon African American Railroad Porters Oral History Collection OH 29); members of the Latino/a community in central Oregon, Yamhill County, and the town of Canby (Latinos en Oregón Oral History Collection OH 32); staff of the Milagro theatre in Portland (Milagro (Miracle Theatre Group) Oral History Collection OH 31); and interviews with members of the Coquille and Siletz tribes (Oregon Native American Language Sound Recordings OH 12). 

Oregon Multicultural Archives Oral History Collection (OH 18)

Horner Museum Oral History Collection (OH 10)

Japanese-American Association of Lane County, Oregon Oral History Collection (OH 15)

Oregon State University Cultural Centers Oral History Collection (OH 21)

Asian Family Center Oral History Collection (OH 30)

OSU Queer Archives Oral History Collection (OH 34)

Indian-Americans in Corvallis, Oregon Oral History Collection (OH 37)