Oral history interview with Dorothy Thornton, by Nancy Hawver [Sound Recording 01]

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Oral history interview with Dorothy Thornton, by Nancy Hawver [Sound Recording 01]


  • 1991-09-10 (Creation)


Audiocassette; 00:28:22

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Dorothy Marie Thornton, nee Haberbach (1913-2005) was born in Tillamook, Oregon. She was married to Oregon legislator, attorney general and judge, Robert Y. Thornton. She was a painter and was active in many Oregon organizations, including the Portland Art Museum, Salem Art Association, Arts in Oregon Council, and the Watercolor Society of Oregon. She was named Art Citizen of the Year in 1991 by the Oregon Art Commission.

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Tape 1, Side 1. Thornton discusses her family background, her father's involvement with the Tillamook Creamery Association, her childhood and education, her art and art collecting, her husband, Robert Y. Thornton, a trip to Europe in the 1930s, the Depression, high school sports, Bob's political career, her involvement in the creation of the Tillamook County Library, raising a family, their activities during World War II, and her involvement in various art organizations.

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Creative Commons - Attribution, Non-Commercial, ShareAlike (BY-NC-SA) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/

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  • eng

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Oral history interview with Dorothy Thornton, by Nancy Hawver, 1991 September 10 - December 13, SR 1076, Oregon Historical Society Research Library

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