Interviews by Collection

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 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. And lastly, the OSQA 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.  

Other OMA oral history collections not yet represented in this site, but with information available, online include stories of Japanese Americans living in Lane County (Japanese-American Association of Lane County, Oregon, Oral History Collection OH 15); 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)

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)