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Oral history interview with Donal D. Sullivan [Video 1]

Video 1. This oral history interview with Donal D. Sullivan was conducted by Michael O'Rourke in Sullivan's chambers at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Portland, Oregon, on July 6, 2006. In the interview, Sullivan discusses his early career as a lawyer in Salem, and as assistant district attorney with Sid Lezak in the Multnomah County district attorney's office in Portland, then as a clerk for the U.S. District Court of Oregon. He describes working with judges Gus Solomon and William East. Sullivan also talks about serving as a bankruptcy judge. He closes the interview by talking about his personal life and family.

Sullivan, Donal D. (Donal Dennis), 1931-2009

Oral history interview with Owen Panner [Video 01]

Video 1. This interview with Owen Panner was conducted by Michael O'Rourke in Portland, Oregon, on December 19, 2005. In the interview, Panner discusses mandatory sentencing and the effect of politics on the judiciary. He also talks about his plan to move to the District Court in Medford, Oregon. In addition, he discusses the structure and procedures of the District Court; technology in the courts; his involvement with the U.S. District Court Historical Society; and life on his Medford ranch.

Panner, Owen Murphy, 1924-

Oral history interview with Randall Dunn [Session 05]

Session 5. In the fifth interview session, conducted on January 11, 2019, Dunn discusses the lawyer job market in Portland. He then continues talking about bankruptcy law, particularly the changes to the law made in 2005. He talks about his service as a bankruptcy judge beginning in 1998, including the application process, his fellow judges, and learning how to be a judge. He also talks about decorating his office at the bankruptcy courthouse in Portland, about his law clerks, and about scheduling cases.

Dunn, Randall L. (Randall Lawson), 1950-

Oral history interview with Randall Dunn [Session 06]

Session 6. In the sixth interview session, conducted on January 25, 2019, Dunn continues discussing his service as a bankruptcy judge beginning in 1998, including some of the cases he heard and his judicial philosophy. He also talks about his service on the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel beginning in 2006, including his fellow panelists and some of the cases he heard.

Dunn, Randall L. (Randall Lawson), 1950-

Oral history interview with Randall B. Kester [Session 03, Video 01]

Video 1. In the third interview session, conducted on May 11, 2005, Kester discusses his involvement with the Oregon State Bar's continuing legal education program. He speaks about his brief service as a justice on the Oregon Supreme Court from 1957 to 1958, including his appointment to the bench, and opinions that he wrote. He reflects on cases he worked on both as a judge and a lawyer that have had lasting effects on the field of law. He discusses the differences among the different court circuits in Oregon; talks about challenges to Oregon's land-use laws; and shares his reasons for retiring from the Supreme Court. He closes the interview by discussing the origins of the U.S. District Court of Oregon Historical Society, and the history of his law firm.

Kester, Randall B., 1916-2012

Oral history interview with Malcolm Marsh [Session 03, Video 01]

Video 1. In the third and final interview session, conducted on May 10, 2005, Marsh discusses efforts to streamline the U.S. District Court of Oregon, including the use of magistrate judges. He speaks about working with U.S. Attorney Chuck Turner; talks about the increase in cases relating to drugs; and revisits the topic of sentencing guidelines. He shares how his thoughts on immigration laws changed over his career; shares his opinion regarding concerns about judicial activism; and talks about when judges should retire. He also revisits the topic of his reasons for taking senior status. He talks about how his judicial philosophy changed and reflects on his career. He debates the merits of both restorative and retributive justice. He speaks about the role of law clerks, about judges' salaries, and about his role in the construction of the Mark O. Hatfield United States District Courthouse in Portland. He discusses working with Mark Hatfield and John Dellenback. He speaks about his marriage to Shari Long, and about balancing his Christian faith and his role as a judge. He closes the interview by talking about the importance of family.

Marsh, Malcolm

Oral history interview with Timothy J. Gauthier [Video 02]

Video 2. This oral history interview with Timothy J. Gauthier was conducted by Jim Strassmaier and recorded on video by Michael O'Rourke in the offices of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) in Portland, Oregon, on September 24, 2008. The interview was conducted as part of the Oregon Labor Oral History Program, which collects oral histories of individuals who have advocated for working people of Oregon.

In this interview, Gauthier discusses his family background and early life in Santa Barbara, California, including his memories of the anti-war protests during the 1960s, surfing, and his family's political and religious beliefs. He talks about his experience at Santa Barbara City College and at Southern Utah State College (now Southern Utah University). He discusses working for the NECA, including his job duties of working with local union chapters and conducting labor negotiations. He also talks about working with the IBEW. He describes the benefits the NECA provides to its members. He speaks about coming to Portland, Oregon, in the early 1980s and working alongside Ed Barnes of IBEW Local 48. He talks about how the recession of the early 1980s affected union members and labor negotiations, and describes NECA's and IBEW's response. He speaks at length about the establishment and success of the Market Recovery Program, which uses union dues to supplement union wages. He also talks about opposition and legal challenges to the program.

Gauthier discusses working with labor attorneys during labor negotiations. He talks about creating a drug testing program and explains the reasons why he felt drug testing was important for union members. He then describes the process of winning job contracts, including how the Market Recovery Program helps. He speaks about the mission and objectives of NECA; describes several of NECA's programs and organizational partnerships; and talks about national recognition for the Oregon-Columbia NECA chapter. He talks about the future of NECA, as well as NECA's charitable work. He closes the interview by discussing his family life.

Gauthier, Timothy J. (Timothy John), 1958-

The Eruption of Mt. St. Helens, no. 14

Raw news footage of the eruption of Mount St. Helens.

Description provided by broadcaster: “Aerials of Mountain. Eerie steam cloud. Interview with geologist. He tells us about the situation in the volcano and what problems to expect. Tim Storrs and geologist discuss the mountain and how much of it is missing while camera runs on views of Mt. St. Helens.

Toutle River and Camp Baker. Aerials of Camp Baker and Toutle River valley. Long shots of valley and surrounding area. Pictures of hills, etc. Back to Camp Baker. Shots of logs, machinery, and mud. Debris everywhere. Toutle - mud- river. More Camp Baker. Helicopter lands. More mud and landscape surrounding river. Bridge washed out. Wide views, dusty hills.

Clear shot of mountain erupting. Side of mountain. Plume and wide shot. Valleys and ash clouds. Wide to close of mountain and ash.

Many views of mountain erupting.”

KATU (Television station : Portland, Or.)

The Eruption of Mt. St. Helens, no. 16

Description provided by broadcaster: “News program from 5/18 continued.

Harry Truman tribute.

Recap of today’s events. Mountain, Toutle River, trees falling, Yakima ash, burn victims, Merwin Dam.
David Jackson live at Amboy, Washington.

ABC National News, Tom Jarrel. Infra-red satellite pictures, Yakima. Harry Truman. Blown down area.

Lots and lots of surrounding area.

Toutle River. Incredible video of logs and river. Logs and logs from downed trees.”

KATU (Television station : Portland, Or.)

Tsuboi Family Home Movie - "Pendleton Rodeo - Scenes Aboard Japanese Training Ship"

Tsuboi family home movie, featuring footage of the Pendleton Round-Up, rural Oregon roads, the Japanese ship Taisei-Maru docked in Portland, and the Pacific Ocean. Footage is in black-and-white.
00:00 - A sign advertises the Pendleton Round-Up. Members of the Tsuboi family pose next to the sign.
00:47 - Scenes from the parade at the Pendleton Round-Up
02:00 - Scenes from the rodeo at the Pendleton Round-Up
06:52 - Agricultural fields outside Pendleton, Oregon
07:13 - Scenes of automobiles driving on a rural road outside Pendleton, Oregon, and on a road through the Columbia River Gorge. Some shots are taken from the passenger seat of a moving automobile.
08:03 - Scenes of the Japanese Imperial Navy training ship T.S. Taisei-Maru, docked in the Willamette River near the Burnside Bridge in Portland, Oregon. American and Japanese civilians stand side-by-side, smiling. The drawbridge of the Broadway Bridge opens to allow the ship to pass.
10:16 - Scenes of the Pacific Ocean and waves crashing on a rocky shore.

Tsuboi family

Tsuboi Family Home Movie

Tsuboi family home movie, featuring footage of the Tsuboi family, Mount Hood, PDX airport, Columbia River Gorge, the Tenyo Maru No. 3 ship, and a family visit to a farm. Footage is in color.
00:00 - Scenes of Mount Hood. Tsuboi family at Mount Hood. Timberline Lodge parking lot, filled with cars.
01:36 - Scenes of the Tsuboi family near a lake or river. Children playing games.
02:46 - Tsuboi family at PDX airport. Passengers board a United Mainliner 300 plane.
03:43 - Scenes of the Columbia River Gorge, taken at Multnomah Falls and Crown Point.
05:16 - Families and children playing games. Tsuboi family on swingsets.
06:38 - Scenes of the Tenyo Maru No. 3 ship, docked on the Willamette River in Portland. Tsuboi family aboard ship. Sailor with Japanese flag.
07:36 - Farm Scenes

Tsuboi family

Tsuboi Family Home Movie - [Compilation short reels]

Compilation of several short reels of Tsuboi family home movies, featuring footage of the Tsuboi family, the Rose Festival parade, laborers working in hops fields, and more. Footage is in black-and-white and color.
00:00 - Scenes of the Tsuboi family children playing on the beach at the Oregon coast in the early 1950s
02:00 - Scenes of the Tsuboi family in the early 1950s
04:00 - Scenes of the Rose Festival parade, possibly in 1956.
06:00 - Demolition of a building in downtown Portland
07:58 - Scenes of the Tsuboi family in the early 1950s. Children playing, family visits a cemetery, family at the Oregon coast. Scenes from a child's birthday party.
12:00 - Scenes from the 1956 Rose Festival parade, including footage of Jimmy Dodd, Bob Amsberry, and several original Mouseketeers from the Mickey Mouse Club. Several Disney-themed floats.
16:00 - Scenes of the Tsuboi family and a visit to the eastern side of the Columbia River Gorge in the early 1950s. Children playing on the beach on the Oregon coast.
18:00 - Scenes of the Rose Festival parade in the 1950s, including footage of a Japanese Boy Scout float
21:50 - Scenes of the Tsuboi family in the early 1950s. Children playing in the water at the Oregon coast.
23:54 - Scattered buildings at the Minidoka Relocation Center. The Minidoka Relocation Center was one of ten American concentration camps to which Japanese and Japanese Americans were forcibly removed and incarcerated. Followed by a brief shot inside of a busy store, possibly the Tsuboi Brothers Store.
24:19 - Portland Rose Garden. The footage is overexposed.
28:41 - Scenes of laborers in a hops field in the 1930s. Scenes of the farm laborers' camp. Horses on a farm.

Tsuboi family

Storefront Children's Theatre; Kid Kadoodle, Use Your Noodle, Super Safety Show

Storefront Children's Theatre presents "Kid Kadoodle, Use Your Noodle, Super Safety Show." A theatrical musical comedy show for children stressing safety, including what to do when confronted by strangers and in situations of physical, sexual, or emotional abuse. Storefront refers to the Storefront Theatre in Portland, Oregon. The title character Kid Kadoodle is performed by Ross Huffman-Kerr. Other cast members include Teddy [inaudible], Ray Tilleton [?], Sunny Sorrels and Caroline Swanson, who also choreographed the show. Richard Tyler plays piano. The Kid Kadoodle, Use Your Noodle, Super Safety Show originally toured Oregon schools in the 1970s.

The Video Access Project (Public Access Television Program)

Northwest Artists Workshop: Off the Wall

Hosted by Larry Smith, set design by Mara Nesbitt. The program features the following segments: "The Girl Artists: A 30 Years Arts Retrospective," two-day art show and sale at The Troy Laundry Studios in December 1981, narrated by Alicia Seel [?]; Interview by Christine Ferrington with artist Keith Sonnier at the Portland Center for Visual Arts featuring his exhibition of neon sculptures called The Runic Drawings; Short film by Norman Bonney called "Making Bread" filmed at and funded by Williams Bakery. This film was obtained by non-profit organization The Media Project; highlights from The Toaster Show which took place at the Federal Building, including work by Jim Blashfield; Short film originally shot on Super8 and transferred to video called "The Grateful Toaster" by Betsy Berres; Highlights from an exhibition at PCC Sylvania Campus entitled Female Archetypal Imagery and presented by NWAW, January 1982. Features Mara Goman [?] and Nancy Kushwa Blake [?]; Short animated film called AC-16 by Joan Gratz, provided by The Media Project; Short stop-motion animation film "Hand Song" by Ken Butler with music by Tom Grant; Interview with video artist Ed Mellnik with Mara Nesbitt introducing a clip from his film "Andromeda Awakening," which was produced at Liberty Cable Studios.

"Making Bread" credits: Production Assistant, Doug Toback; music, Doug Fellman. Special thanks to: The management and crew of Williams' Bakery and KOZY TV

"Grateful Toaster" credits: editing, Robyn Flatley; sound, Michael E. Carver; kitchen hands, Belle Canon; music, Fred Frith and Rhythm Devils; dancing kids, Roby Berres and Morgan.

"Andromeda Awakening" credits: Directing and editing, Ed Mellnik; music, Roger Luther; movement, Elisabeth Cutler; main camera, Claire Stock; second camera, Joseph Reesha; sound engineering, Lee Lustad.

Liberty Cable Television

"The Autistic Child: Facts, Myths, and Latest Treatments"

"The Autistic Child: Facts, Myths, and Latest Treatments." An hour program with members of the Autism Council in Oregon. Hosted/Moderated by Frances Costikyan. Guests include Jan Jenson (expert), Elaine Piper (parent of an autistic child), Bill and MaryAnne Seaton (parents of an autistic child).

Credits: Produced by Frances Costikyan, Ellen Hansen, and Linda Lewis; Directed by Ellen Hansen; Technical Director Victor Hortaleza; Floor Director, Michael Gust; Audio, Bill Hartman; Video, Jim Wygant; cameras, Tony Cassera and Kevin E.S. Fritz; Lighting, Dave Ortiz; Set Design, Barbara Affleck and Tony Cassera; Electronic Graphics, Linda Lewis. Special thanks to Dick Hammerstrom. Moderator, Frances Costikyan.

The Video Access Project (Public Access Television Program)

NW Esperanto Update; Just a Jam; Institute for Professional and Managerial Women

Segment 1: NW Esperanto update September 1983, hosted by Ginny Stewart with guest Jim Deer, Vice President, Portland Esperanto Society. Music by Marty Deer, "Rosmaren" and "Autumn Fields." Segment 2: (0:15:30) "Just a Jam" with musicians Art Alexander on piano, Mark Hoffmeister on bass, Jay Harris on drums, James Pitune (?) on guitar. Second song, "Ladies I have Known." Segment 3: (0:27:15) Institute for Professional and Managerial Women. Two representatives of IFPMW, Penny Harrington from Portland Police Department and Angel Pilato from Tektronix, discuss their career trajectories, promotions, and upcoming conference. Hosted by Rosie Hamilton. Tape ends abruptly during credits.

Segment 1 credits: Moderator, Ginny Stewart; Special Guest, Jim Deer; Children, Amanda Stewart and Joshua Stewart; Music, Marty Deer "Rosmaren" and "Autumn Fields"; Producer, Marty Deer; Camera, Linda Stewart and Marty Deer; Field Audio, Marty Deer and Linda Stewart; Studio Audio, Wayne Alora; Editor, Marty Deer; Assistant Editor, Wayne Alora; Titles, Marty Deer.

Segment 2 credits: Musicians Art Alexander on piano, Mark Hoffmeister on bass, Jay Harris on drums, James Pitune (?) on guitar. Songs, "Just a Jam," and "Ladies I have Known."

Segment 3 credits: Directed by James Apilado Esq; Technical Director, Mike Moulton; Floor Director, Brian Gygi; Cameras, Hunter Clarke and Mike Roydon; Audio, Stan Hintz.

The Video Access Project (Public Access Television Program)

Community Focus; Quilters Market

Segment 1: Community Focus - First segment of Community Focus features Betty Williams, the Director and Coordinator of the Ebony and Ivory Strutters, a drill team out of Peninsula Park, along with Captain of the drill team, Selena Strong. Hosted by Jeff Gamble, the segment includes clips of drill team practices (contains copyrighted music). Interstitial with Open House of Prayer Choir. (0:17:42) Next is the Health Segment of Community Focus, hosted by Juanita Juanita Lyday (listed as Juanita Harris onscreen during program- possibly a typo since the guests' last name is Harris), with aerobics instructor Evonne Harris of The Spa Figure and Fitness Center. Following interview, Harris leads an exercise and stretching session with volunteer Tina Powell. Segment 2: (0:30:20) Quilters Market - A conversation with long-time quilter and member of the Quilters Market, Fern Stengel, discussing how the Quilters Market got started. Hosted by Lyn Kennison, also a quilter. The two discuss some common quilting patterns and techniques. Fellow members, Natalie Shellens and Carrie Atherton, give a quilting demonstration. Produced by Lyn Kennison.

Segment 1 credits: Jeff Gamble, Evonne Harris, Juanita Lyday, Betty Williams, Selena Strong; Produced by Mark Lewis; Directed by Mark Lewis; Floor Director, Onnie Lewis; Cameras, Jean Lyday and Mark Saltveit; Technical Director, Stan Hintz; Audio, Jim Apilado; Assistant Audio, H.R. Lewis; Sets and Lighting, Jim Apilado; Electronic Graphics, Stefan Enriquez.

Segment 2 credits: Lyn Kennison, Fern Stengel, Carrie Atherton, Natalie Shellans; Produced by Lyn Kennison; Technical Director, Stan Hintz; Audio, Jim Apilado; Electronic Graphics, Scott Thompson; Cameras, Liz Lynch, John Hills; Video, Stefan Enriquez; Floor Director, Anita Paulsen; LIghts and Setting, TVAP crew; Consultants, Quilters Market.

The Video Access Project (Public Access Television Program)

Elmers Flag Shop

Segment 1: Interview with owner of Elmer's Flag and Banner shop, Elmer Reider. Reider discusses flag sales during 1976 bicentennial and history of flag designs in the United States. Describes design elements and symbolism found in flags. Segment 2: (0:11:42) Second part of interview with Reider. Continues history of flag design. (0:16:14) Interstitial is footage of flags flying outdoors. Segment 3: (0:17:36) begins with choppy footage, resolving at 0:18:08. Group of actors rehearsing lines for a parody performance/play of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Segment 4: (0:26:24) Unidentified committee speaking with representative from the city attorney's' office about wording revisions to draft document relating to Red Cross' "policy and action recommendations." Representative mentions having worked with city attorney and Dean Gisvold in drafting the document.

The Video Access Project (Public Access Television Program)

The Motels are Coming!

Report on general housing issues in Portland. Interviews with residents in Northwest Portland neighborhood; Laura Gardner and Pat Spezito. Spezito discusses the negative impact a new motel has on the neighborhood community. Interview with developer and land owner, James Flad, who is a partner of the group building the motel. James Flad argues that neglected homes lose property value over time, and are no longer seen as profitable for the local economy as single-family units. Interview with Margaret Strong, Community Coordinator for the Northwest District Association (NWDA), discusses protection of older residential homes from being demolished for commercial use. James Flad continues conversation, citing multiple attempts made by the NWDA to prevent commercial development, none of which have been successful.

The Video Access Project (Public Access Television Program)

Evelyn Beebe Shirk

No audio/video until 0:00:46. Interview recorded in the membership lounge at the Oregon Historical Society (OHS). Host is Charles Digregorio, the Urban Historian at OHS. Guests are second cousins, Evelyn Beebe Shirk and Mary Caroline Webster Hull. Purpose of interview is to gain insight of Oregon and Portland history. Beebe Shirk and Webster Hull discuss their genealogy and their relation to: Captain Couch (John H. Couch), George Flanders Wilson, Robert Bruce Wilson, Caroline Couch, General Charles F. Beebe, Mary Kenneth Beebe, Mary Caroline Wilson Burns, Virginia Wilson, Jack Burns. Also mention C.S.Wood, a family friend. Video cuts and ends abruptly.

The Video Access Project (Public Access Television Program)

Mrs. Florence Rubinstien Circ

Interview with Florence "Flora" Rubinstien, as part of Oral History in the School Project. Rubinstien immigrated with her family to the United States in 1921 from Lublin, Poland, when she was a child. Rubinstien discusses the expectations and disappointments she felt when her family arrived, talks about education and learning english, and about her family's' experience finding employment in Portland. Rubinstien worked for Meier and Frank (a department store that originated in Portland, closed in 2006). Talks about dwindling resources she utilizes offered by Neighborhood House, an organization that assisted immigrants (mostly Eastern-European) with the Americanization process. Rubinstien and interviewer discuss politics and class disparities.

The Video Access Project (Public Access Television Program)

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