Willamette Valley Migrant Families Scrapbook, 1965  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Willamette Valley Migrant Families Scrapbook
1965 (inclusive)
1 linear foot (1 spiral bound scrapbook)
Collection Number
One spiral bound scrapbook that contains black and white snapshots and brief captions of migrant workers and their families living in the Willamette Valley.
Western Oregon University Archives
Hamersly Library
345 N. Monmouth Ave.
Monmouth, OR
Telephone: 503-838-8419
Fax: 503-838-8399
Access Restrictions

Collection is available for research.

Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided, in part, by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Funding for archival supplies made possible, in part, by a grant from the Polk County Cultural Coalition.

Historical NoteReturn to Top

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

One spiral bound scrapbook (8” x 11”) that contains black and white snapshots and brief captions of migrant workers and their families living in the Willamette Valley. This scrapbook documents that daily life of migrant workers and their families, including housing, schools and activities. A majority of the photographs were taken in October 1965. Includes one sketch of a man on the on the last page of the notebook.

Photographs of specific locations in Oregon include Buena Vista, Salem, Falls City (heavily represented), and the Willamette River. A few family names appear in the scrapbook, including Duran, Caudillo, Castillo, and Raynero. Specific farms and migrant camps photographed include Mitoma, Krebs, Stonebrook, Green Villa, Lyons, Campbell, Marx, and Cobine. Other topics highlighted in the scrapbook include hops, farms, ferries, lumber tugs, schools, and children of migrant workers. Two pre-schools are included in the photographs; Salem Day Care Center at Jason Lee Church and the Kindergarten VML (Valley Migrant League) kindergarten at the Opportunity Center in Independence.

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Alternative Forms Available

Photocopies of scrapbook are available for researcher use.

Restrictions on Use

For further information, see the Western Oregon University Archives Research Rules.

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Preferred Citation

Willamette Valley Migrant Families Scrapbook, MSS 6, Western Oregon University Archives

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Description Dates
Photograph scrapbook of migrant worker families in the Willamette Valley
1 spiral bound notebook, 8" × 11"

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • African American children
  • Children of migrant laborers—Education
  • Hispanic Americans--Oregon
  • Hops--Harvesting
  • Mexican Americans--Oregon
  • Migrant agricultural laborers--Oregon
  • Migrant labor--Oregon
  • Geographical Names :
  • Buena Vista (Or.)
  • Falls City (Or.)
  • Independence (Or.)
  • Salem (Or.)
  • Willamette River Valley (Or.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photographs
  • Scrapbooks