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Governor Victor Atiyeh Oral History: Tape 2, Side 1


Governor Victor Atiyeh Oral History: Tape 2, Side 1


Victor Atiyeh served as governor of Oregon from 1979-1987. This is one part of an oral history interview that was originally recorded on over 60 cassette tapes by the Oregon Historical Society. It is accompanied by a typed transcript. This portion covers: Attending Washington High School in Portland late 1930s; playing football and other sports; being recruited by the Green Bay Packers; meeting his wife Dolores in high school; his early perceptions of racial inequality; the moment he heard about the bombing of Pearl Harbor; the beginning of World War II; trying to volunteer for the military but being discharged for an injury; attending college at the University of Oregon early 1940s.


Atiyeh, Victor




The original recording and transcript of this oral history are in collection SR 1135, Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library

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Governor Victor Atiyeh Collection: Oral History recordings




Hansen, Clark


Atiyeh, Victor, “Governor Victor Atiyeh Oral History: Tape 2, Side 1,” Pacific University Archives Exhibits, accessed April 20, 2018,

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