Audio and/or transcripts of oral history interviews held by Portland State University Library Special Collections and University Archives:
- Black United Front Oral History Project
Transcripts of interviews with African American activists in Portland who led or supported the work of the Black United Front. The interviews were conducted by PSU public history students during 2008 and 2010.
- Carole Pope Legacy Project
Interviews feature individuals directly impacted by Pope and her program, Our New Beginnings (1980-1992), a Portland-based sentencing alternative for women embroiled in the criminal justice system. This collection complements the Carole Pope Papers collection.
- Conflict Resolution at Portland State University: 25th Anniversary Interviews
Interviews with faculty and key individuals involved in the establishment of Portland State University’s Conflict Resolution program. This project was conducted by PSU public history students in 2020.
- Ernie Bonner Oral History Collection
Eighty oral histories, interviews, and speeches completed or collected by Ernie Bonner for the Planning Portland in the Seventies project.
- Center for the Moving Image Oral History Project
Oral histories and images from Heather O. Petrocelli’s Center for the Moving Image Oral History Project and selected films produced by CMI and its students.
- Portland State University Oral Histories
Interviews with faculty, staff and administrators capturing the first-person insight of those instrumental to the development and success of Portland State.
- Sustainability History Project
Interviews conducted by Portland State University senior capstone students with area businesses and institutions that are implementing sustainability strategies. The range of topics includes education, agriculture, food supply, housing, green building, reuse, recycling, landscaping, forestry, reclamation, green burial, transportation, and policy making.
- People and the Land: An Oral History of Oregon’s Statewide Land Use Planning Program
“People and the Land” is an ongoing collaboration between the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development and Portland State University. The goal of this project is to document and preserve a record of Oregon’s unique land use program through personal oral histories.
- Vanport Mosaic
PSU Library Special Collections has partnered with Vanport Mosaic to preserve and share the interviews and documentaries facilitated by Vanport Mosaic’s ongoing participatory oral history project. These short documentaries draw upon archival footage, historic photographs, and first-person narratives to tell the stories of the community that made up the city of Vanport.