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Catalog Number MG221
Object Name photocopy
Scope & Content photocopy; interviews

REMARKS:The Federal Writers Project of the Works Progress Administration [WPA] sponsored a project in the late 1930's to interview "pioneers" [i.e., individuals who had immigrated to the Oregon Territory with their families in the mid-19th century]. Most of these individuals were in their 80's when the interviews occurred.; These records are not transcriptions of the interviews, but rather are essays prepared by the interviewers from notes taken during the interviews. Some of the individuals discuss Native American practices they witnessed, some describe the trip overland by wagon to Oregon, and others discuss home life here in Oregon. All of the individual interviews begin with listings of the interviewee's parents and siblings, providing valuable genealogical information.; Photocopies of the interviews are in the Research Library atlas case. Typed, apparently carbon, copies of two-thirds of the interviews are stored in an acid-free box in the Halon Room. That box has the label "U.S.F.S. 1938-39 Interviews by Perkins".
Creator WPA
Title Reminiscences of Southern Oregon Pioneers
Collection ARCHIVES AND MANUSCRIPTS
Accession number L.991.3