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Oral history interview with William Givler

William Givler was a teacher at the Museum Art School (now the Pacific Northwest College of Art) starting in 1931, and was dean of the school from 1941 until his retirement in 1973. In this interview, conducted by Robert H. Peirce around 1990, Givler discusses the history of the Museum Art School. He speaks at length about teaching at and serving as dean of the school. The audio quality of this interview is very poor.

Givler, William H., 1908-2000

Oral history interview with Clyde Rice

Clyde Rice was a former student at the Museum Art School (now the Pacific Northwest College of Art) and an author who published his first book, “A Heaven in the Eye,” at age 81. In this interview, conducted by Roxane Nelson and Robert H. Peirce in 1990, Rice discusses the topic of his books, and talks about the process of getting them published. He speaks at length about his experience as a student at the Museum Art School. He also shares anecdotes about his life. He closes the interview by looking at photographs and talking about them.

Rice, Clyde, 1903-1998

Conversation with members of the Portland Art Museum Women's Council

This conversation with members of the Portland Art Museum Women’s Council, was conducted by Robert H. Peirce around 1990. Writing on the audiocassette identifies the speakers as Elizabeth Jones, Amarie Langerman, Bobbi Olmstead, and Helen Thompson. They discuss their experiences on the Portland Art Museum Women’s Council. They talk about the importance of volunteers in the daily operations of the museum. They also discuss the development of other museums in Oregon. They speak at length about running the Rental Sales Gallery, which allows museum members to rent artworks to display in their homes.

Oral history interview with Bill Foster

Bill Foster was director of the Northwest Film Center in Portland, Oregon, now known as the PAM CUT–Center for an Untold Tomorrow, from 1981 to 2018. In this interview, conducted by Robert H. Peirce around 1990 at a restaurant in Portland, Oregon, Foster discusses the history of film as an art form, and talks about the creation of early film preservation organizations. He speaks about the history of the Northwest Film Center, about the development of the center’s programming, and about the center’s relationship with the Portland Art Museum and Portland State University. He closes the interview by describing the administrative structure and the funding sources of the film center. An unidentified woman was also present.

Foster, Bill, circa 1947-

Eva Coolidge residence, Silverton

A front view of the home of Eva Coolidge at 301 W Main St. in Silverton. Coolidge served as the president of Coolidge and McClaine Bank and was the only woman bank president in Oregon at the time. The home was later owned by Myron C. Woodard, founder and president of the Silver Falls Timber Company. See also image no. B52_2021.

Drake, June D., 1880-1969

Fourth of July parade, Silverton

A decorated automobile and marching band go down North Water Street in Silverton as part of a Fourth of July parade. Crowds of spectators line the street and American flags are hung throughout the area. Handwriting on the negative reads, "No. 47 1915." Accompanying description reads, "I believe this is Julius & Kari Wm and daughters in chalmers."

Drake, June D., 1880-1969

Silverton Lumber Company

A photograph shows the exterior of the Silverton Lumber Company mill in Silverton. Pieces of lumber are stacked in the lumber yard and two men stand in the yard. Smoke can be seen rising from several smokestacks.

Drake, June D., 1880-1969

Fourth of July parade, Silverton

A group of men on horseback ride down North Water Street as part of a Fourth of July parade. People in automobiles drive behind them. Crowds of spectators line the street and American flags are hung throughout the area. Handwriting on the negative reads, "No. 48- 1915."

Drake, June D., 1880-1969

Children with decorated doll carriages

Young girls with decorated doll carriages are lined up on a sidewalk on West Main Street as part of the Silverton Fourth of July parade. Older children and adults stand nearby. Handwriting on the negative reads, "Decorated Doll Buggies July 4 1915 #49." Accompanying description identifies homes in the background as the McCleary and Edna Brown residences.

Drake, June D., 1880-1969

Fourth of July parade, Silverton

A group of men wearing matching outfits march in a Fourth of July parade on North Water Street in Silverton. A marching band can be seen behind them. Crowds of spectators line the street and American flags are hung throughout the area.

Drake, June D., 1880-1969

Fourth of July parade, Silverton

Decorated automobiles and a horse-drawn float are part of a Fourth of July parade on North Water Street in Silverton. Crowds of spectators line the street and American flags are hung throughout the area. Handwriting on the negative reads, "No. 43 - 1915."

Drake, June D., 1880-1969

Fourth of July parade, Silverton

Participants line up for a Fourth of July parade in Silverton. Three decorated floats can be seen, one of which appears to be carrying members of the Daughters of Rebekah women's group. A group of men wearing sashes, possibly members of the Odd Fellows fraternity, stand in two lines. Handwriting on the negative reads, "No. 55 - 1915."

Drake, June D., 1880-1969

Bridge over Calapooia River, Brownsville

An automobile is parked on a bridge over the Calapooia River in Brownsville, Oregon. A man and child on a motorcycle can be seen driving in the opposite direction. A church is partially visible on the other side of the bridge. A sign on the bridge reads, "$25. Fine For Riding, Or Driving, Faster Than A Walk On This Bridge. Or Driving More Than Ten Head Of Stock Over This Bridge At One Time."

Drake, June D., 1880-1969

Logs in Silver Creek

Silver Creek is pictured running through a forest in the Silverton area. Large logs can be seen laying in the creek and on the banks. A group of about nine people stand on the logs.

Drake, June D., 1880-1969

Silver Creek dam -- power house

Large logs can be seen floating in Silver Creek in the Silverton area. A concrete structure and a piece of metal equipment are partially visible nearby.

Drake, June D., 1880-1969

Dam on Silver Creek

A photograph shows a wooden dam on Silver Creek near Silverton. Large logs can be seen laying on top of the dam. A wooden structure next to the dam holds what appears to be a pump. Accompanying description reads, "S. F. J - Dam Drake Photo."

Drake, June D., 1880-1969

Silver Creek

A view of Silver Creek flowing through a forested area near Silverton. A clearing can be seen to one side and stacks of lumber are visible near the bank.

Drake, June D., 1880-1969

Log dump

A photograph shows a pond in a forest in the Silverton area. Logs can be seen laying on the bank and in the water.

Drake, June D., 1880-1969

Fish hatchery

A fish hatchery is pictured in a wooded area. Two ponds can be seen and water flows from a raised flume into one of them. A woman stands next to the edge of one pond holding a bucket and spoon.

Drake, June D., 1880-1969

Fish hatchery

A fish hatchery is pictured in a wooded area. Water flows from raised flumes into two ponds. Two women and a man stand next to one of the ponds. Wooden buildings and an automobile can be seen in the background.

Drake, June D., 1880-1969

Fish hatchery

A fish hatchery is pictured in a wooded area. A raised flume in the foreground has water flowing out of it into a pond and a second pond in the background has a fountain. A woman stands between the ponds holding a bucket and spoon. Wooden buildings and an automobile can be seen nearby.

Drake, June D., 1880-1969

Cascade Highway and bridge

A section of the Cascade Highway (Oregon Route 213) can be seen next to a river. A bridge crosses the river and a man driving a horse-drawn wagon is visible on the road.

Drake, June D., 1880-1969

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