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Morris Adair oral history recording on the history of Sherwood

WCM_OH_302.pdf

Title

Morris Adair oral history recording on the history of Sherwood

Description

An audio recording of an oral history of Morris Adair recorded on September 7, 1978, about his life in Washington County, Oregon. The recording describes his childhood on a farm in Astoria, Oregon, and his father having the first cream separator in Oregon. He talks about the thoughts and emotions in Washington County about the Spanish-American War, describes details of the war including the death of his brother, and tells of a song that was sung during the Civil War and the Spanish-American War. In the second half of the recording, he talks about his experience working in a bank in Sherwood, Oregon, through the Great Depression. He describes the role of banks in the beginning of the twentieth century, the role he played as an examiner of banks, the Columbia Region Association of Governments and how it played a part in adding land to the area, a terrible fire in Sherwood in 1911, and then the return of men to the farm from war and how their ignorance of farming fed into the Depression. The recording is very hard to hear. There is a full transcript with an introduction, index, and handwritten notes of the questions asked in the interview.

Creator

Adair, Morris

Contributor

Meyer, Lloyd

Date

1978

Source

Washington County Museum

Subject

Washington County (Or.) -- History
Adair, Morris

Extent

1 sound cassette (1 hr., 7 min.)

Language

English

Identifier

WCM_OH_302

Spatial Coverage

Washington County (Or.)

Rights

In Copyright

Original Format

Audiocassettes

Citation

Adair, Morris, “Morris Adair oral history recording on the history of Sherwood,” Pacific University Archives Exhibits, accessed September 18, 2020, https://exhibits.lib.pacificu.edu/items/show/10696.

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