| Oral History of the Grande Ronde
This collection of over 180
voices from the Grande Ronde Valley, reflect life in rural Oregon
through the World Wars, during the Great Depression, to the present.
The stories reflect the boom and bust of economic flux, the personal
recollections of family life, and the hardships and triumphs of
hard work in timber, farming, mercantile, and education. Included
in this exhibit are photographs, transcripts of oral histories,
the sound files for the oral histories, and other ephemera related
to the Union County, Oregon History Project and additional oral
histories from 1978.
The audio narratives require an audio player. If
you need one, download Quicktime
to hear audio files. The oral history transcripts require Adobe
Copyright Restrictions: PLEASE NOTE these interviews and related materials are provided for research purposes only. All uses of these interviews and related materials are covered by copyright agreement between the interviewees and the Union County, Oregon History Project and Eastern Oregon University. All the literary rights in these manuscripts, including the right to publish, are reserved to Eastern Oregon University, La Grande, unless otherwise noted. No part of these materials may be quoted or duplicated for publication without the permission of the Library Director at Eastern Oregon University.