Oral History Archives

Oral history is an intregal part of the historical record.  CCRH actively promotes the collection and dissemination of oral histories pertinent to the history of the Columbia River Basin through a variety of programs and projects that tap the talents and expertise of CCRH staff, regional scholars, Portland State University and Washington State University graduate and undergraduate students, and Oregon Historical Society’s Office of Oral History.

Community History Oral Archives

Columbia Slough, Oregon 

Cottage Grove, Oregon 

Moses Lake, Washington 

Sandpoint, Idaho 

Umatilla, Oregon

Special Project Oral Archives

Columbia River Dissenters Series 

A full index and guide to the Columbia Communities and Columbia River Dissenters Oral History Series held at the Oregon Historical Society can be found on the Northwest Digital Archives Project Website

Women and Timber

World War II Conscience Objectors Oral History Project A pdf file of edited oral history interviews with COs who spent time at Camp #56 near the town of Waldport on the Oregon Coast.

No Goldbricking Here: Oral Histories of the CCC in the Columbia National Forest, 1933-1942, a pdf of edited oral history interviews with Civilian Conservation Corps members in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Heritage Program, U.S. Forest Service and History Department, Portland State University, 2003.

Oral history transcripts from the student project, Lift Every Voice: African Americans in World War II Vancouver, Washington

Promoting the study of Columbia River Basin history