Department of Transportation Records Guide
Record Series Descriptions
Oral History Audio Tapes
3 7" reel-to-reels in duplicate
Series documents interviews, reminiscences, a speech, and additional audio information relating to Oregon history, particularly that of Klamath County and the Silver Falls area of Marion County. The audio tapes include:
The 1968 reminiscences of Alfred Douglas "Cap" Collier who donated much of the land that is now part of Collier Memorial State Park 30 miles north of Klamath Falls. Collier discusses a wide range of subjects such as surveying, logging, his experiences as a captain in World War I, the Klamath Indians, and archaeology. Additionally, he sings songs and tells popular tales from the early 1900s.
Recollections and information from Jackson Kimball (as told by Hal Ogle); Marion Nine, an early Klamath County lumberman; and Pat Gather Wright (about Indian encampments on the east bank of the Deschutes River) are also included.
The 1965 speech presented by Harry Buckley, the National Park Service ranger/engineer who planned the development of the Silver Creek Recreation Area including Camp Silver Creek. The presentation includes discussion of the early 1930s actions of the federal Resettlement Administration to move residents off of marginal farm land in the area; challenges to developing the area; and changes to the park as of 1965.
The records consist of three 7 inch reel-to-reel audio tapes and three duplicate reel-to-reel tapes. The boxes of two of the tapes include rudimentary tape logs.