Our Newest Oral History Recordings

We're building a collection of new oral history stories. Come back and visit us often as we are continually adding stories.

We also hope you'll consider sharing your story! To schedule your interview, please first submit a pre-interview questionnaire.


Story Excerpts

Rosemary Chaffey recalls the Flood of 1964

Cathy Chisholm describes her childhood explorations in the canal

Craig Chisholm recounts some of his childhood activities in Lake Grove

James Cook chronicles life on the family farm

Ann Culter tells how her family came to Lake Oswego and reminisces about her childhood

Ken Dale paints a picture of Lake Oswego in the late 1940s-1950s

Peter Jurney talks about the changes he has witnessed in Lake Oswego

Roger Long reminisces about his gallery

Cindy Reed remembers picking beans and berries as a child in Lake Oswego

Chuck Ryan describes how he and his wife Lisa came to operate a coffee shop in Lake Oswego

Dorothy Stafford and Bill Baars reminisce about life in Lake Oswego

Lt Doug Treat talks about what inspired him to become a police officer

John Turchi tells about his experience with the traveling group the Olympiers

Steve Turner relates his feelings about the 1980s library expansion

Karin Sundeleaf Wright remembers what it was like growing up on the Lake