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Judith Carol Carlson Oral History Interview with Robert C. Ingalls, 1977

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Carlson, Judith Carol.
Title
Judith Carol Carlson Oral History Interview with Robert C. Ingalls
Dates
1977 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.01 cubic foot, including 2 audiocassettes, (1 box)
Collection Number
OH 02
Summary
The Judith Carol Carlson Oral History Interview with Robert C. Ingalls was conducted as part of the research for Carlson's MA thesis, Corvallis and Salem, Oregon Newspapers in Transition. Carlson earned an MA in Interdisciplinary Studies from Oregon State University in 1978. Ingalls was owner and publisher of the Corvallis Gazette-Times.
Repository
Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections & Archives Research Center
Special Collections & Archives Research Center
121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis OR
97331-4501
Telephone: 541-737-2075
Fax: 541-737-8674
scarc@oregonstate.edu
Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research.
Languages
English

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Oregon State alumnus Robert C. Ingalls was owner and publisher of the Corvallis Gazette-Times, state legislator, and member and president of the Oregon State Board of Higher Education. Ingalls was born in Corvallis, Oregon, on February 19, 1916; graduated from Corvallis High School; and attended Oregon State College until 1937 when he joined his family's Corvallis newspaper, the Gazette-Times. After military service during World War II, he served as business manager and editorial page editor. Ingalls succeeeded his father as editor and publisher in 1950. The paper was sold in 1969 to Lee Enterprises; however, Ingalls continued as editor and publisher until 1973, when another editor was appointed. Ingalls continued as publisher until his retirement in 1982. Ingalls served as state representative from Corvallis in 1969-1975; in the 1980s, he served two terms on the Oregon State Board of Higher Education, the last two years as president.

Judith Carol Carlson earned an MA in Interdisplinary Studies from Oregon State University in 1978.

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The Judith Carol Carlson Oral History Interview with Robert C. Ingalls consists of two audiocassette tape recordings of an interview with Ingalls on June 17, 1977. The collection does not include a transcript of the interview. The interview was conducted by Carlson as part of the research for her graduate thesis, Corvallis and Salem, Oregon Newspapers in Transition, which describes the history of the Gazette-Times as family-owned paper and the implications of its purchase by a newspaper chain in 1969. The thesis was largely based on interviews with key newspaper staff members, including Ingalls, and community members.

In the interview, Ingalls discusses his father and family; newspapers in Oregon; family-run newspapers and the purchase of family-owned newspapers by newspaper chains; higher education in Oregon and Ingalls' role on the State Board of Higher Education; and the Corvallis community.

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Preferred Citation

Judith Carol Carlson Oral History Interview with Robert C. Ingalls (OH 02), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

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