Center for Columbia River History Oral Histories 1998-2000


Center for Columbia River History Oral Histories, 1998-2000

Center for Columbia River History Oral Histories 1998-2000

This collection documents social, political, economic, scientific, and technological changes in the Columbia River Basin since the building of large federal hydroelectric dams began in the 1930s. The collection adds significantly to Columbia Basin history through its focus on dissent regarding Columbia River dams, and the varied impacts of dam building to communities in the basin. It is composed of one large project, Columbia River Dissenters, conducted by the Oregon Historical Society in partnership with the Center for Columbia River History, and five smaller projects conducted from Center for Columbia River History offices and through Portland State University. The smaller projects document changes in representative communities within the basin: Camas, Washington; Cottage Grove, Oregon; Columbia Slough, Oregon; Umatilla, Oregon; Sandpoint, Idaho. The community histories were part of a web exhibit project using the collected oral histories, primary documents and photographs. Biographical and subject specific interviews were collected on audio cassette tape between 1998 and 2000, and all have been transcribed save some of the interviews from the Cottage Grove and Camas projects.

289 audio-cassette tapes, analog.

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