Name and location of repository
Level of description
United States District Court Oral History Project
- 1966-2008 (bulk 1984-2008) (Creation)
106 oral history interviews (741 audiocassettes, 3 VHS, 10 microcassettes, 7 mini-DV, 1 reel tape, 3 born digital (approx. 722 hr., 45 min.)
Content and structure elements
Scope and content
Since 1984, the Oregon Historical Society has partnered with the United States District Court of Oregon Historical Society to interview judges, lawyers and other legal professionals affiliated with that Court.
With an appeal rate at around 10%, the decisions made by the District Court of Oregon have been deeply influential on the laws and peoples of the state. It has presided over decisions on public land disputes and fishing rights, as well as civil rights and law enforcement. The stories of the people that make up this judicial body provide a valuable tool for helping the public understand the pivotal role the court has had on Oregon’s history.
System of arrangement
Arranged by interview, by SR#.
Conditions of access and use elements
Conditions governing access
In Copyright – Educational Use Permitted http://rightsstatements.org/page/InC-EDU/1.0/
Conditions governing reproduction
Joint Copyright held by US District Court of Oregon Historical Society.
Languages of the material