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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.)

The Eruption of Mt. St. Helens, no. 12

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

Description provided by broadcaster: “Long-shot of mountain erupting. Static.

More eruption. Aerials wide to close. Pictures of ash and surrounding area.

Close pictures of eruption.

House floating down Toutle River. Hits bridge, incredible footage.

Mt. St. Helens vs. Trojan nuclear plant. Aerials of Mt. St. Helens. Trojan in background.

Muddied water near Trojan.

River mud and debris. Spectators.

More muddy water. Spectators.

Log flow. Wide shot of mountain. Fred Jenkins gives report on eruption in studio with geologist.

Bridges, N. Toutle flooding. No logs.

Logs flowing with river.

News conference with volcanologist/geologist. Crowd shot...wide.”

KATU (Television station : Portland, Or.)

The Eruption of Mt. St. Helens, no. 13

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

Description provided by broadcaster: “Wide shot of mountain erupting. Spectators, close shot of eruption.
David Jackson live remote. Close eruption. Lightning, still of same. More mountain eruption. Another lightning freeze frame. More lightning.

FROM KOMO IN SEATTLE, DAVID CROCKETT FILM. Mountain erupts, pictures of valley, erupting mountain. Mud river. Shaking trees, pictures of his news car. Ash coming in, mud near car. Wind and mountain erupting in background.

Road washed out, hot mud and water.

David Crockett speaks. Aerials of his car. His rescue? River of mud.

Life Flyte Helicopter. Volcano Victims. (Not Crockett). Emmanuel Hospital, burn victims.”

KATU (Television station : Portland, Or.)

The Eruption of Mt. St. Helens, no. 15

Description provided by broadcaster: “Open: Special report. Essex Porter reports. Interview with Bob Christenson, USGS (U.S. Geological Survey). Jim Unterwagner, U.S. Forests Service, talks of blow-down area. Wide shot - aerials of mountain. Toutle River, wall of water, homes destroyed. People on foot. River high. Helicopters, train.

Bill Van Amburg reports on air rescue efforts. People with dog had been on Green River. Third wall of water, moving down trees, scene of home down-river.

Camp Baker. Tim Storrs, first flash flood, wall of logs. Railroad bridge out. Flowing logs.

Yakima - Cascade Middle School as emergency center and Red Cross. Judy Varner - left her husband.

Yakima ash, dark streets, airport. Bud Graves, National Weather Service. Describes weather problems.

More pictures of mountain.

Paul Hanson on flash flood warnings. Pictures of river and spectators. Ed Sonters family, eyewitness David Klein. Muddied area. Interview with man from Cmp Baker. Truck covered with ash.

Men burned, taken to Emmanuel Hospital to burn center.

Weather and Mt. St. Helens. Missing geologists.

Harry Truman, Mt. St. Helens.”

KATU (Television station : Portland, Or.)

The Eruption of Mt. St. Helens, no. 11

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

Description provided by broadcaster: “The big eruption - slide sequence campsite - windshield - mountain and fast sequence

Camera - Don Stapleton, logs and river from river bank. Man pulls fish from river.

Toutle River - Long shot of mountain erupting ash. Eerie picture. Toutle River - road block. Logs and bridge.

Toutle flood, mountain and landscape in foreground. News people and other aircraft. Sea of mud. Small building in mud….. flying down river. Logs and debris, wall of gunk, highway, wide shots of mountain. Logs moving.

Long shot-mountain still in picture. One and scarcely see that the ash is moving. Static shot of eruption.”

KATU (Television station : Portland, Or.)

The Eruption of Mt. St. Helens, no. 19

The Eruption of Mt. St. Helens program.

Scene description provided by broadcaster: “Wide of Spirit Lake, summer and winter. Skiers, winter activity on Mt. St. Helens. Wide shot of summit.
Eruption in action. "Mt. St. Helens blew its top." Pictures of denuded surface.
Muddy river, damaged homes near river. Logs in river.
Landscape with perfect snow-covered mountain in background.
Geologist gives history of mountain. “A spasm of destruction." Mt. St. Helens subject of Indian legend. Wide shot of Spirit Lake before eruption.
Harry Truman interviewed by Robin Anderson.
More history: last eruption in 1857.
Earthquakes on mountain for one week in March. Pictures of police warning residents to leave. "Swarms of earth-quakes”, between March 20 and March 27. Explosions follow. Crater enlarged. Second crater appears.
Pictures of cracks in surface. View into crater. Ash and steam billowing.
Eruption. Ash and cloud build-up.
Harmonic tremor, molten rock.
Pictures of spectators, cars on roadside.
Harry Truman's reaction: He's going to stay.
Beautiful shot of mountain in sun. View into crater-good shot. Mountain is peaceful.
Sheriff allows residents to go to their property. Interviews with people preparing to leave area. Pictures of car caravans.
Harry Truman remains at Spirit Lake. Good close-up of Harry, also shots of Spirit Lake with lodge and trees covered with snow. Harry states that he is going along with mountain.
Explosion rips north face of mountain. Mountain top disintegrates...1200 feet blown off top.
Full shot of huge cloud of ash. Volcano at distance, full force, awesome. Ash building into sky. Close-in shot of newly created top, pan of mountain in distance.
Shock wave, hurricane winds. Lightning, gas, ash smothering surroundings -Harry Truman, Spirit Lake, forest.
Ash billowing 9-10 miles into sky.
Clear, blue sky.
Central and eastern Washington in darkness. Ash blanket, like snow. Car in ash. Cars moving with lights on. Eerie scene. Crops covered with ash. Ashfall is crippling.
Voice of Dave Crockett trapped in destruction. Picture of helicopter which rescued him.
Mammoth mud flow, logs in river, destruction along river, trees felled.
River a torrent. Bridge out, boiling, muddy water.
Aerials of Toutle River. Building is carried downriver.
Debris moving rapidly downriver.
Remains of houses imbedded in mud. Silt in Columbia River.
Mt. St. Helens: face ugly and blackened. Aerials of forest destroyed. Logs as far as one can see. New barren landscape. Aerials of infinite destruction. Spirit Lake, mud and logs.
People in a town cleaning up ash with hoses.
President Carter in helicopter surveys destruction. He speaks -like a moonscape, etc.
Mrs. Gerry Whiting, Harry Truman's sister, throws wreath from helicopter on to mountain.
Wide shot of mountain before eruption.
Shot of mountain after eruption on clear, calm day. Animals, seedlings, mountain rebuilding.”

KATU (Television station : Portland, Or.)

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.

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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.

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Viva Hale Interview

Segment 1: Interview with Viva Hale (last name taken from title, Viva does not state her last name). Interview takes place at the Industrial Hall Rehabilitation Center for Alcoholics and Narcotic Addicts, where Alcoholics Anonymous rents space for group meetings, located near west Burnside street in Portland. Viva is an employee at the Center, and lives in the area. She identifies as an alcoholic and having once lived on the street herself, and believes she understands individuals who are currently experiencing homelessness. Discusses homelessness, alcoholism, drug use, and addiction in Portland. Discusses violence towards homeless individuals, police response for incidents involving homeless individuals, and services the city provides. (0:24:28) Interstitial of outdoor footage of cars and building construction, off-camera someone mentions how the "Downtown Chapel" had been located there. Followed by footage of various downtown businesses, including the Star Theater. Segment 2: (0:27:11) Interview with Edward Lyons, who identifies as the President of Burnside Area Residents (BAR) committee, discussing displacement of homeless and low-income individuals due to redevelopment of the downtown area. Video ends abruptly.

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Lavender Troubadour Part 1

Tape 1: Part one of "Lavender Troubadour." One-woman performance by Lavender Troubadour, telling the story of a lesbian couple, Beth and Alice. The performer details the societal and familial discrimination, oppression and violence Beth and Alice experienced as an openly gay couple, and describes the acceptance and belonging they received from the gay community, and gay and lesbian support groups. Beth becomes a public speaker advocating for gay rights. Mentions the Stonewall riots in 1969, and several court cases relating to discrimination. Video ends abruptly.

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Mindrum Oly Jack Cox

No audio at beginning of video, with interview starting at (0:01:22). Interview with unidentified artist (presumably Jack Cox from title), who talks about his paintings, living in Portland, and his time as a sailor in Alaska. He sings a Norwegian sailing song that the crew sung on the ships, and recalls memories of shopping at Kienow's and other grocery stores in the area. He then discusses religious beliefs and the social services and resources offered by various religious organizations. Video ends abruptly.

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Morning Blanchet Elaine Velazquez

Elaine Velazquez interviews residents and workers of Blanchet House, a sober-living residency near Burnside street (relocated to 310 NW Glisan in 2012). Discussion topics include types of services provided for individuals with substance abuse issues, and recent closures of nonprofit organizations that provide these services. Blanchet House provides meals, job assistance programs, treatment programs, and shelter for individuals experiencing homelessness. Poor audio quality at end of video.

Credits: Host, Elaine Velazquez. Location, Blanchet House.

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Who Stole the Umbilical Cord?

Program presented by the Portland chapter of the National Organization for Women. The Family Circus theater troupe performs "Who Stole the Umbilical Cord?" Program is a dramatized analysis of gender stereotypes and inequities. Explores themes of sexuality, homophobia, and societal expectations of women.

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Boom Boom Room Part 1

Tape 1: Part one of "The Boom Boom Room." Portland City Council meeting focusing on the proposal of a new B-cable communication system. The cable system and communication committee is comprised of Steve Kerman and Duane Perrin. Steve Kerman speaks, proposing a cable communication system, HI-Ovis (Higashi-Ikoma Optical Visual Information System), to be introduced in Portland.

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Camp Cooper Recycling Program; OSPIRG

Segment 1: Promotional video about the Camp Cooper recycling program and the benefits of recycling waste. Partnering with Project SOAR (Save Our American Resources), Camp Cooper employees and boy scouts participate in a recycling initiative during their summer session. Produced by Robert Phillips and Econet. Footage and interviews with campers sorting recyclable materials. Interviews with camp rangers at Camp Cooper garbage dump; discussing environmentalism, the negative impact of waste, and improvements of waste being converted into resources for the camp (ex. composting food scraps). Segment 2: (0:17:20) OSPIRG information session. University of Oregon's OSPIRG chapter discusses audits of Douglas and Lane counties' banking financial records and their findings. The banking institutions violating regulations established by the Consumer Protection Act were reported to their counties' District Attorney, the United States Federal Reserve Board and Federal Trade Committee.

Produced by Robert Phillips and Econet.

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NOW Lesbian Videotape

Program starts at (0:00:20). KPTV Channel 12 presents Columbia Crossroads' program about lesbian women. Written and produced by the Lesbian Task Force of the Portland chapter of the National Organization for Women. Minutes 0:00:50-0:05:00 are street interviews collecting public opinion about lesbian women. Followed by a short information piece about lesbian acceptance in society. The next segment highlights lesbian women throughout history, followed by discussion segment guests talk about their life experiences as gay women, public appearance, and familial and societal acceptance. Next segment discusses gay rights, and the potential for federal anti-discrimination laws and Civil Rights laws to include and protect gay individuals, and highlights how Eugene and Portland passed ordinances to ban discrimination from employment and housing. Musical segment by Littlebear playing "Special Friend," as credits roll. The end of the video continues another set of street interviews concerning public opinion of the feminist movement.

Credits: Guests, Nedra Bagley, Alice Cielo, Katherine English, Holly Hart McVey, Rose Panza, Carol Rubenstein, Sandy Smith, Susan Stauffer, Carol Thomas, Elaine Velazquez, Jeri White. Music, "Special Friend," by Little Bear; Performed by, Aspen, Littlebear, Coyote.

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Mary Scott Neighborhood Conversations

Interview with Mary Scott, resident of Northwest Portland. Scott talks about her involvement with the Northwest District Association (NWDA), and the Northwest Arts Fair program, Splash. Scott served on the Board of NWDA, previously working as a Coordinator for the office. Scott discusses recent demolition of homes in the Northwest area, and her experiences working with tenant groups through her position at Legal Aid, covering topics of landlord responsibilities and tenant rights and protections. She goes on to describe what it's like living in Northwest Portland, and some of the issues the area is facing, such as crime and affordable housing.

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Lavender Troubadour Part 2

Tape 2: Part two of "Lavender Troubadour." Program continues, and performer reveals that she is Alice. Alice goes on to describe how she and Beth faced housing discrimination, threats, and acts of violence throughout their relationship. Later, Alice describes a horrific incident in which she and Beth attend a party, and party goers are locked inside the building while it is lit on fire. Alice describes escaping the fire alone, later learning that Beth died in the fire.

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Nel Kennedy and Mary Beth Onk for CIRCT

No audio/video until (0:00:42). Program featuring interview with Nelly Bly Kennedy, a long-term Oregon resident. Kennedy is a nurse and aspiring writer, planning to write an autobiography. During interview, Kennedy shares stories about her life growing up in Condon, Oregon, and later shares about her experience living in Northwest Portland. Kennedy shows off her arts and crafts projects; including a decorative shirt she is sewing, several oil paintings by her, and later plays a song on the piano as credits roll. Video ends at (0:16:10) after credits. At (0:16:54), footage of Kennedy playing piano begins again, followed by choppy video and partial credits (same as before), and more footage of her playing. At (0:18:13) video ends, with blank screen with no audio/video for remainder of segment (approximately 13 minutes).

Credits: Thanks to Nelly Bly Kennedy and her neighbors at NW Towers. Produced by Mary Beth Onk at CIRCT.

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Boom Boom Room Part 2

Tape 2: Part two of "The Boom Boom Room." Continuation of meeting, with Steve Kerman speaking. This portion brings attention to the potential rate increase of the proposed B-cable system, and possible regulation of rates. Provides some details of how the new system will be implemented.

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Time is Now Wood Gathering

Segment 1: Voiceover narration of slideshow presentation about parks and the plan Northwest District Association's plan for community involvement in the planning of city parks to meet visitors' needs. Segment 2: (0:04:50) "Time is Now: A Film About a Wood Co-op" (title drawn from segment title card). Harry Dawson presents a short documentary film he made as a student at Portland State [University]. Subject of documentary is a wood co-op, and the individuals who gather wood for heating and cooking purposes. Segment 3: (0:17:24) Audio, but no video for first 20 seconds. Unidentified representative from the Northwest District Association (NWDA) discusses current issues and upcoming meetings; talks about planning committee meetings concerning park design and collaboration between the City of Portland and residents. Mentions the group RAIN (publication of Eco-Net) and their upcoming Schumacher presentation. Discusses recent increase in violence towards women and reports of rape in the Northwest neighborhood; discusses action plan and resources for women in the area. Mentions the Action Against Rape Program, and upcoming meeting organized by Mike Ryerson with the police bureau about rape prevention.

Segment 2 credits: "Time is Now" credits: Lark, Bill, Steve, Betsy, Mary, and Friends in the Patriot Party (no last names used).

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NIT Interviews/1st Interviews

First interview with Sylvia Lane [?] and Wayne Cheever [?], Southeast Portland residents, who live on Ash street. Cheever discusses changes to the neighborhood they live in, and talks about improvements he would like to see in the neighborhood. (0:09:30) Second interview is with unnamed man outside grocery store, questions are about the neighborhood he lives in, and what he would like to see happen in the neighborhood. (0:12:27) Third interview is with elderly couple, last name Gross, outside same grocery store. They discuss people moving into the neighborhood and city services. (0:18:22) Cuts to interview crew figuring out microphone sensitivity. (0:19:30) Fourth interview starts, with audio but no video, followed by technical difficulties. (0:20:18) Audio and poor video quality for first ten seconds, followed by fifth interview with neighborhood resident who talks about the positives and negatives of living in the area. (0:24:40) Sixth interview is with two women who work in the neighborhood.(0:26:58) Seventh interview conducted in park built by Washington High School students, with elderly couple, who mention living at the Melcliff Apartments in the Buckman neighborhood. Viewing of video to be held at the Creative Outlet, located in Southeast Portland, during a block party taking place July 12th.

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Trullinger Interviews, Creative Outlet Part 1

Tape 1: Part one of "Trullinger Interviews." Interview with long-term Oregon residents and Southeast Portland property owner (near Belmont). Interviewees recall times of living in Portland, post WWII. Discuss transportation and changes in the city. (0:19:10) Talks about the Queen of Romania, Maryhill (now Maryhill Museum) and Stonehenge in the Columbia Gorge. (0:25:35) Talks about the waterfront area, and mentions the Vanport flood in 1949.Tape one ends abruptly.

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Trullinger Interviews, Creative Outlet Part 2

Tape 2: Part two of "Trullinger Interviews." No video for first 20 seconds. Interview continues from Tape 1. General discussion about neighborhoods and businesses in Portland. This segment is more conversational than the first tape, with few prompts from the interviewer. Tape end abruptly.

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Trullinger Interviews, Creative Outlet Part 3

Tape 3: Part three of "Trullinger Interviews." New interview with unidentified woman, talking about her observations as a homeowner. Interviewee is critical of the city for neglecting the Southeast neighborhood. Talks about renters, and how lack of permanence due to renting has negatively impacted the neighborhood. Discusses lack of police response to complaints and emergency calls. Mentions Neil Goldschmidt (former Governor of Oregon and Portland City Commissioner). Tape ends abruptly.

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Union Avenue Tape-Model Cities Planning

Union Avenue Redevelopment Program. Program operated by the City of Portland, the Office of Planning and Development. Video is an information piece covering the redevelopment of NE Union Avenue, including the Walnut Park Shopping Center. Narrator discusses commercial and residential potential of the area. (0:5:55) Neil Goldschmidt talking to group about Union Avenue redevelopment plan. (0:6:55) Cuts back to narrated video regarding the Union Avenue plan, focusing on transportation, education in the area, and community services. (0:11:27) Goldschmidt discussing city bureaus and committees involved in the logistics of the redevelopment plan. (0:13:49) Narration continues, discussing the planning stages of the redevelopment plan, including community involvement. (0:15:52) Collection of short statements from community members of the Union Avenue area, including Warren Chung; Opal Strong, member of the Citizen Planning Board, part of the Model City Program; unnamed man outside Ruswell Toys (presumably Levi Russel in credits); Joel Southwell, Director of the Senior Adult Service Center; Harvey Rice, Executive Director for Metropolitan Economic Development. Union Avenue later became Martin Luther King Jr. blvd in 1989.

Narrated credits (no text): Film produced by the Union Avenue Planning Team: Dennis Wild, Herman Brain, Mike Lyons, Tim Noland; Gary Stout, administrator of Planning and Development; Union Avenue Steering Committee. Special thanks to Bob and Tom of Econet, John Neil, Warren Chung, Opal Strong, Harvey Rice, Joel Southwell, Levi Russell. Spelling of names is not certain since they are spoken aloud during the credits, not presented as text. "Knocking on Heaven's Door," by Bob Dylan is used in video.

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Pasasaun Indian Beliefs

Pasasaun identifies himself as Brule Sioux from South Dakota, giving classroom presentation describing the many facets of Indigenous cultures, beliefs and values systems. Talks about the Medicine Wheel (also called the Sacred Hoop), and the interactions between concepts of science, art, religion, and government.

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