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Parker begins his interview by detailing his childhood in Hacienda Heights, California. From there, he talks about his love for sports growing up; particularly for Los Angeles-area teams including the Dodgers, Rams and Lakers. He next explains his…

Headrick begins her interview by talking about her early memories, including her family life and ancestry. She proudly notes that hers was a "first family" of Tennessee, and notes other historical facts about her ancestors. As part of this, she tells…

In this interview, Melanie Nichol discusses a variety of experiences, beginning with her early childhood as one of six children born to her parents in Shaw, Oregon. She goes into detail about her family's history in Oregon and their journey there…

Waldron recounts what it was like growing up in Silver Lake, Oregon, and the challenges she faced along the way. She grew up with parents of different races, her mother being half Navajo and her father being Caucasian, and at certain points during…

In this interview, Dawn Figueroa details her journey to Oregon State University and her love for art. She begins her story on the east coast, where she received an undergraduate double degree at Kean University for Fine Arts (Visual Communication),…

This interview ranges from the generation before to the generation after Nancy Lee Davis. Born in 1935, Nancy grew up in the World War II era with her mother and her two sisters living in Oregon and her father away on Midway Island, working as an…

In this interview, Helen Berg discusses her career at OSU, issues of gender in the workforce that she has faced throughout her life, and her position as the first female mayor of Corvallis. She starts by talking about her beginnings in Corvallis as a…

Griggs opens the interview with a description of his early life. He mentions that his grandmother was born into slavery, and so emphasized education for her own children and grandchildren. He spent a lot of time with his grandparents when he was…

Gamble opens the interview with details about his early life and childhood. His mother was a concert pianist based in Alabama until she began having children. The family moved to Flint, Michigan when Gamble was very young, and he grew up there. He…

The interview opens with Morita describing his childhood, his school days and then his experiences in the Japanese internment camps during World War II. After high school, Morita began attending Pasadena Senior College but was forced to drop out when…