Center for Columbia River History collection 1854-2007 1990-2000
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This collection is composed of oral history interviews with conscientious objectors from the Waldport Civilian Public Service Camp 56 (the text of this note was adapted from the final report for this project by Katy Barber, Jo Ogden, and Eliza Jones titled: Camp 56: An Oral History Project). During World War II, 12,000 conscientious objectors did “work of national importance under civilian direction” as part of the Civilian Public Service (CPS) program, an alternative service to mil...
The Center for Columbia River History was created in 1990. It was a consortium of the Washington State Historical Society, Portland State University, and Washington State University, Vancouver, and offered quality history programs about the Columbia River Basin to the general public. It cooperated with other institutions in the Columbia River area to promote research, develop curriculum, teach special courses, publish materials in electronic and text formats, and present public programs about th...