Speaking of Seattle oral history collection, circa 1950-2014  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Museum of History & Industry (Seattle, Wash.)
Title
Speaking of Seattle oral history collection
Dates
circa 1950-2014 (inclusive)
1987-2014 (bulk)
Quantity
55 boxes
Collection Number
2019.35
Summary
Individual oral history projects on various subjects created for MOHAI for exhibits, projects, or partnerships
Repository
Museum of History & Industry, Sophie Frye Bass Library
Sophie Frye Bass Library
Museum of History & Industry
P.O. Box 80816
Seattle, WA
98108
Telephone: 206-324-1126
Fax: 206-780-1533
library@mohai.org
Access Restrictions

Access to the interviews depends upon copyright restrictions and the availability of transcripts and/or digital copies of analog media for each interview. If no digital copy or transcript of a particular interview is available, access may be restricted at this time. Please contact the repository for further information.

Languages
English.
Sponsor
Funding to inventory, assess preservation concerns, and rehouse the collection was provided through a 2019 grant awarded by 4Culture.


Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection includes 21 individual projects created for MOHAI for exhibits, projects, or partnerships. Most of these projects were overseen or brought to the museum by MOHAI Historian Lorraine McConaghy.

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Alternative Forms Available

Interviews that are available in digital format are noted in the item level inventory below. Availability of interview transcripts is also noted in the item level inventory.

Restrictions on Use

The Museum of History & Industry is the owner of the materials in the Sophie Frye Bass Library and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from MOHAI before any reproduction use. The museum does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners.

Preferred Citation

Speaking of Seattle oral history collection, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

2019.35.1:  Speaking of Seattle oral history interviews, circa 1950-2012,   (bulk 2001-2012) Return to Top

These are oral histories that were part of the Speaking of Seattle general project, but are not affiliated with a specific oral history initiative. This group includes a few much earlier interviews donated to MOHAI, but not accessioned separately.

Project includes 72 individual oral history interviews: 48 audio interviews, 22 video interviews, and 2 documents. Audio interviews include: Maid (Jean) Adams, Jean Durning, Joan Singler, and Bettylou Valentine; Mary Anderson; Barbara Archbold; Jacob V. (Jake) Arnautoff; Phyllis Ratcliff-Beaumonte; Stimson Bullitt; John and Maria Chinn; Priscilla Bullitt Collins; Margaret (Peggy) Corley; Walter (Walt) Crowley; William R. (Bill) Cunningham; Fred Danz; William Danz; Brewster Denny; Josef Diamond; James B. Douglas; Dorothy Fribock; Robert J. (Bob) Gerbracht; Marie Ann Gilstrap; Larry Gossett; Joshua Green; Elizabeth (Beth) Greggs; Jerry Hanauer and Jeff Alden; Frank Hanawalt; Robert Joppa; Helen Johnston; Shirley and Shoji Kino; Bill Knight; Phyllis Lamphere; Lyle Mercer; Milkie family; Ann El-Moslimany; Helen Taverniti (Morse); Virginia and Tom Ormbrek; Eleanor Owen; Ancil Payne; Setsuko (Susie) Petitt; Virginia Pellegrini; Gloria Remy; Gregorio Rosas; Albert Rosellini; Thomas (Tom) Sandry; Charles See; Vilem Sokol; Irene Stubbs; Alma Nelsen Taylor; Paulla Upjohn; and Farhat Ziadeh. Video interviews include: Paul Brainerd; Gordon Clinton; Stephen A. Duzan; Anthony (Tony) Faslow and David Green; Richard Fellows; James (Jim) Francis; Canterbury T. (C.T. or Barry) Hatten; Virginia Latta Curulla and Margery Latta McLean; Robin Little and Carol Michon Little; Dona McAdam; John D. Mitchell; Jeff Peace; Robert Lee (Bob) Reed; Norm Rice; Charles Royer; Hugh Russell; Paul E.S. Schell; Christine Southwick; G. Hobart (Hobie) Stebbins III and John Stebbins; Wes Uhlman; John Woodward; and Al Young.

Description Dates
2019.35.1.1: Oral history interview with Maid (Jean) Adams, Jean Durning, Joan Singler, and Bettylou Valentine
2 sound cassettes (analog)
Interview with Maid (Jean) Adams, Jean Durning, Joan Singler, and Bettylou Valentine about the Congress for Racial Equity (CORE) in Seattle. Singler and Valentine were founders of CORE, and Adam and Durning were active in the organization. The interview outlines details about CORE's running and activities, including connections to local churches and unions. Interview conducted by Lorraine McConaghy at MOHAI.
Digital copy available.
Transcript: restrictions may apply.
2008 April 15
2019.35.1.2: Oral history interview with Mary Anderson
1 sound cassette (analog)
Interview with Mary G. Anderson about her family, her experience with polio, her family's move from Tacoma to the Yakima Valley, and her experience teaching in Seattle Public Schools. She co-founded Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI) alongside her husband, Lloyd (1902-2000). Please note that this interview does not include any information about REI or its history. Interview conducted by Lynn Burnett at the Hearthstone Retirement Center in Seattle.
Transcript: restrictions may apply.
2005 January 4
2019.35.1.3: Oral history interview with Barbara Archbold
2 sound cassettes (DAT)
Interview with Barbara Archbold about her work with the King County Library System under KCLS Directors Herbert Mutchler and Bill Ptacek. KCLS branches discussed include Shoreline, Kingsgate, Woodinville, Richmond Beach, Kent, Bellevue, Kirkland, Bothell, and Issaquah.
Transcript: none
2002 November 23
2019.35.1.4: Oral history interview with Jacob V. (Jake) Arnautoff
2 sound cassettes (DAT)
Interview with Jake Arnautoff of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) at Bay View Manor in Seattle. He discusses his family background, experience as a picket captain in a strike, and working on the piers on Harbor Island and the east and west waterways.
Transcript: none
2001 October 30 and November 1
2019.35.1.5: Oral history interview with Phyllis Ratcliff-Beaumonte
1 sound cassette (DAT)
Interview with Rev. Phyllis Ratcliff-Beaumonte about Seattle's African-American community. She is the past president of the Black Heritage Society of Seattle and Seattle Church Women United and served on the executive committee board of the Seattle branch of the NAACP. Topics discussed include her family history, her education and career, the Central District and gentrification, and Mount Zion Baptist Church.
Transcript: restrictions may apply.
2002 June 10
2019.35.1.6: Oral history interview with Irene Lindsley Bradley
1 document
Summary of oral history interview with Irene Lindsley Bradley in Stockton, CA. Mrs. Bradley was the granddaughter of David Thomas Denny, who is credited as a founder of Seattle. Document includes fifteen anecdotes from a four-hour interview, including stories about her family, their relations with Native Americans, and her time in Seattle.
1972 May
2019.35.1.7: Oral history interview with Paul Brainerd
2 videocassettes (miniDV)
Interview with Paul Brainerd, founder of the Aldus Corporation, in Seattle. Topics discussed include his childhood in Medford, OR, experiences at the University of Oregon and the University of Minnesota, his career transition from journalism to technology, Aldus and Pagemaker, and the establishment of the Brainerd Foundation.
Digital copy available
Transcript: available
2009 December 16
2019.35.1.8: Oral history interview with Stimson Bullitt
4 sound cassettes (DAT)
Interview with Stimson Bullitt, the former president of KING broadcasting and founder of Harbor Properties, a real estate development firm. Topics discussed include his family and childhood in the Highlands, political connections, rock climbing and the outdoors, sports, and World War II.
Transcript: restrictions may apply.
2007 January 4 and 19
2019.35.1.9: Oral history interview with John and Maria Chinn
2 sound cassettes (analog)
Interview with John and Maria Chinn. Mr. Chinn was a real estate appraiser in Seattle and also served as a real estate supervisor for the City of Seattle. Topics discussed include Mr. Chinn's childhood in Seattle and Mrs. Chinn's childhood and the Chinese experience in Seattle.
Transcript: partial, restrictions may apply.
2001 May 22
2019.35.1.10: Oral history interview with Priscilla Bullitt Collins
18 sound cassettes (DAT)
10 sound cassettes (analog)
Interview with Priscilla (Patsy) Bullitt Collins about her life and various travels. Topics discussed include her relationship with her mother and brother, boarding school on the east coast, experiences in the Red Cross during WWII, and relationships and experiences with notable people.
Transcript: partial, restrictions may apply
2002 August - 2003 January
2019.35.1.11: Oral history interview with Gordon Clinton
1 videocassette (miniDV)
Interview with Gordon Clinton, the mayor of Seattle between 1956 and 1964.
Transcript: none
2002 February 19
2019.35.1.12: Oral history interview with Margaret (Peggy) Corley
3 sound cassettes (DAT)
Interview with Margaret (Peggy) Corley, the first professional staff member of the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI). She worked at MOHAI between 1955 to 1962 before leaving to raise her family with husband, George; she remained a weekly volunteer at MOHAI until her death in May 2019. She was an advocate for historic preservation and served in the following roles: King County liaison for the Federal Historic Sites Survey (1968-73); first chairperson of the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board (1973-79); State Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (1973-77); State Heritage Council (1984-89); and Friends of the Georgetown Steam Plant (1985-88).
Digital copy available
Transcript: none
2004 April 21 - May 12
2019.35.1.13: Oral history interview with Walter (Walt) Crowley
3 sound cassettes (DAT)
Interview with Walt Crowley, the founding director and executive director of History Ink, a non-profit historical organization which produces HistoryLink.org. He was also a journalist, a social services director, a policy planner for the City of Seattle and the Municipal League of King County, a television news commentator, and a freelance writer and communications consultant. Topics discussed include his involvement with activist movements, working for former mayor Wes Uhlman and the Seattle Weekly, book projects, and work on political campaigns, including work for organized labor.
Transcript: restrictions may apply.
2002 March 5
2019.35.1.14: Oral history interview with William R. (Bill) Cunningham
2 sound cassettes (DAT)
Interview with William R. (Bill) Cunningham about his family's many connections to the Seattle Waterfront. Topics discussed include early Seattle Waterfront & maritime history, the end of square riggers and beginning of diesel, and sea scouts.
Transcript: none
2002 May 1 and 8
2019.35.1.15: Oral history interview with Fred Danz
2 sound cassettes (analog)
Interview with Fred Danz of Sterling Reality Organization. Topics discussed include his paternal and maternal families, living in Seattle, his family's relationship with Judaism, and the history of the family business.
Transcript: available
2005 June 10
2019.35.1.16: Oral history interview with William Danz
2 sound cassettes (analog)
Interview with William Danz about his life in Seattle. Topics discussed include his family background, his childhood, his education at Garfield High School and the University of Washington and the family business, Sterling Realty Organization (SRO).
Transcript: available
2005 march 22
2019.35.1.17: Oral history interview with Stephen A. Duzan
2 videocassettes (miniDV)
Interview with Stephen Duzan, co-founder of Immunex. Immunex was a Seattle-based biotechnology company incorporated in 1981; the company was purchased for $16 billion in stock and cash by Amgen in December 2001.
Digital copy available
Transcript: none
2009 September 28
2019.35.1.18: Oral history interview with Brewster Denny
7 sound cassettes (DAT)
Interview with Brewster Denny, the great-grandson of Arthur A. and Mary Denny who were founders of Seattle and the University of Washington. He joined the faculty of the University of Washington in 1961 and established the university's graduate school of public affairs. Topics discussed include World War II, his experience in foreign intelligence, his experience at the University of Washington, the Century 21 Fund (now Century Foundation), and his public policies.
Transcript: restrictions may apply.
2002 July 18 - December 20
2019.35.1.19: Oral history interview with Josef Diamond
3 sound cassettes (analog)
1 sound cassettes (DAT)
Interview with Josef Diamond, an attorney and parking lot magnate. Topics discussed include his family fleeing Russia and settling in Seattle, his education, his marriages, service as an army lawyer and judge advocate, and a brief interview with third wife Muriel. Last tape is a short rebuttal to an article about the interviewee that he wanted to correct.
Digital copy available for May 3, 2001 interview.
Transcript: partial, restrictions may apply
2001 April 13 - August 16
2019.35.1.20: Oral history interview with James B. Douglas
5 sound discs (CD)
Interview with James B. Douglas, the first President of Northgate, where he led the development of the country's first shopping mall. He was also responsible for the development of Southcenter, Tacoma Mall, and Yakima Mall. He also served as a Vice President of the Seattle Worlds Fair, for which he oversaw building and construction.
Digital copy: restrictions may apply
Transcript: none
2001 August 21
2019.35.1.21: Oral history interview with James R. (Jim) Ellis
Interview with James R. (Jim) Ellis, a municipal bond lawyer and citizen activist. This interview forms part of MOHAI's Donald A. Schmechel Oral History Collection, 1985.135, and a copy was stored with the Speaking of Seattle Oral History Collection.
Available for viewing at MOHAI's Internet Archive page at https://archive.org/details/mohai
Transcript: none
1985 March 13, 1985 July 1 and 15
2019.35.1.22: Oral history interview with Anthony (Tony) Faslow and David Green
2 videocassettes (miniDV)
Interview with Anthony (Tony) Faslow and David Green of the Lake Union Drydock Company. Tony Faslow has been a union lead painter at the Lake Union Drydock since October 1988 and David Green has been the electrical foreman at the Lake Union Drydock since February 1979.
Transcript: available
2009 January 15
2019.35.1.23: Oral history interview with Richard Fellows
1 videocassette (miniDV)
Interview with Richard (Rick) Fellows of Media Island International, a non-profit organization in Olympia, WA. Media Island International is a resource and networking center for culturally diverse people of all ages, groups and movements working for social, racial, economic, and ecological justice, sustainability and peace.
Digital copy available
Transcript: none
2011 September 20
2019.35.1.24: Oral history interview with James (Jim) Francis
1 videocassette (miniDV)
Interview with James (Jim) Francis, the VP of Finance for the Lake Union Drydock Company. The Lake Union Drydock is a full service shipyard specializing in ship repair and conversions on West Coast boats over 100 feet
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2008 November 24
2019.35.1.25: Oral history interview with Dorothy Fribock
1 sound disc (CD)
Interview with Dorothy Fribock about the Snug Harbor Cannery on Chisik Island on the west side of Cook's Inlet in Alaska. She ran the cannery with her husband, Joseph Fribock.
Digital copy available
Transcript: none
2011 July 25-28
2019.35.1.26: Oral history interview with Robert J. (Bob) Gerbracht
2 sound cassettes (analog)
Interview with Robert J. (Bob) Gerbracht, a physicist and rocket scientist who specializes in aviation scheduling. Topics discussed include his childhood in Seattle, his education at Reed College and Caltech, and his career in rocket science.
Transcript: available
2001 October 28
2019.35.1.27: Oral history interview with Marie Ann Gilstrap
3 sound cassettes (DAT)
Interview with Marie Ann Gilstrap, a medical technologist who worked in Seattle and Pullman. She taught biology at Highline Community College for over 20 years and had spent time as a relief worker in El Salvador.
Transcript: none
2002 February 20
2019.35.1.28: Oral history interview with Larry Gossett
1 sound cassette (DAT)
Interview with the Honorable Larry Gossett, a member of the King County Council (District 2). Mr. Gossett represents Capitol Hill, the Central District, Mt. Baker, Columbia City, Rainier Valley, and Skyway. He was first elected in 1993, and served as chair in 2007 and 2013. Topics discussed include his childhood in Seattle, education at the University of Washington, time as a VISTA volunteer in Harlem, embracing the Black Power movement, and organizing in Seattle.
Transcript: partial, restrictions may apply
2002 April 11
2019.35.1.29: Oral history interview with Joshua Green
2 sound cassettes (analog)
Interview with Joshua Green, a sternwheeler captain, businessman, and banker. He started as a seaman and later became the dominant figure of the Puget Sound Mosquito Fleet. He sold his interests and became a banker. He was one of the city of Seattle's last fluent speakers of Chinook Jargon, the pidgin trade language of the Pacific Northwest.
Digital copy: restrictions may apply
Transcript: none
circa 1950s
2019.35.1.30: Oral history interview with Elizabeth (Beth) Greggs
1 sound cassette (DAT)
Transcript: none
2002 September 28
2019.35.1.31: Oral history interview with Jerry Hanauer
4 sound cassettes (analog)
Interview with Jerry Hanauer of the Pacific Coast Feather Company. Hanauer was the company's Chairman and CEO until his death; the company was founded by his grandfather, Joseph, as the Cannstatter Bed Feather Company in Stuttgart, Germany in 1884. In the midst of World War II, family came to Seattle and eventually bought Pacific Coast Feather Company from its original owners in 1940. After his death, the company was led by his sons, Adrian and Nick Hanauer, who later sold the company to Sleep Products.
Digital copy: restrictions may apply
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2003 February 26-April 11
2019.35.1.32: Oral history interview with Frank Hanawalt
3 sound cassettes (DAT)
1 sound cassette (DAT)
Interview with Frank Hanawalt, the principal of Garfield High School during the 1960's. He was on the front lines of the city's battles with civil rights and desegregation and hosted Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King in 1961. After his retirement from Seattle Schools in 1981, he led the Saul & Dayee G. Haas Foundation, the foundation of KIRO Radio founder Saul Haas.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2002 June 27 - July 18
2019.35.1.33: Oral history interview with Canterbury T. (C.T. or Barry) Hatten
5 videocassettes (miniDV)
Interview with Canterbury T. (C.T. or Barry) Hatten, a Seattle-area lawyer who specialized in unions, civil rights, and criminal law for 50 years before retirement. During the McCarthy loyalty hearings, he defended professors being fired by the University of Washington.
Transcript: none
2002 June 25 and October 26
2019.35.1.34: Oral history interview with Robert Joppa
1 sound cassette (analog)
Analog tape of a recording made by the UW Alumni Association of a talk by Professor Robert Joppa. Joppa (d. 2002) was an aeronautics and astronautics specialist and a Boeing flight test engineer.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
1997 September 11
2019.35.1.35: Oral history interview with Helen Johnston
1 videocassette (miniDV)
2 sound cassettes (analog)
Interview with Helen Johnston, a MOHAI donor who donated her collection of Northwest art to the institution. The collection included work by Kenneth Callahan, Mark Tobey, Guy Anderson, and Richard Bennett. Bennett, Johnston's brother, was best known as an illustrator of children's books, most notably the Mrs. Piggle Wiggle series.
Transcript: partial, restrictions may apply
2007 April 24 - July 17
2019.35.1.36: Oral history interview with Shirley and Shoji Kino
1 sound cassette (DAT)
Interview with Shirley and Shoji Kino about their experiences before, during, and after Japanese American incarceration camps during World War II.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2007 February 27
2019.35.1.37: Oral history interview with Bill Knight
1 sound cassettes (DDS)
Interview with Bill Knight, a photographer for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
Transcript: none
2001 November 29
2019.35.1.38: Oral history interview with Phyllis Lamphere
1 sound disc (CD)
1 sound cassette (DAT)
Interview with Phyllis Lamphere, former Seattle City Council member and longtime civic activist. She served on the Seattle City Council from 1967 to 1978, led the National League of Cities, and founded the Washington State Convention Center's Public Art Program.
Digital copy: restrictions may apply
Transcript: none
2005 September 19 - 2006 January 11
2019.35.1.39: Oral history interview with Virginia Latta Curulla and Margery Latta McLean
3 videocassettes (miniDV)
Interview with Virginia Latta Curulla and Margery Latta Maclean, the daughters of Charles Webster Latta. Mr. Latta owned a marine engine repair shop on Lake Union in Wallingford from 1924 to 1959.
Digital copy available
Transcript: none
2010 January 20-27
2019.35.1.40: Oral history interview
Access to this interview is restricted at this time.
2019.35.1.41: Oral history interview with Dona McAdam
2 videocassettes (miniDV)
Interview with Dona McAdam, a local photographer and graphic designer based in Queen Anne.
Transcript: none
2002 July 6
2019.35.1.42: Oral history interview with Lyle Mercer
1 sound cassette (DAT)
Interview with Lyle Mercer, a progressive activist based in Seattle. Politicized by his service in WWII, he joined Henry Wallace’s Progressive Party and by 1948 chaired the state Young Progressives and was a candidate for land commissioner. He organized the Student Organization for Academic Freedom (SOAR), which protested state representative Albert Canwell's Joint Legislative Fact-Finding Committee on Un-American Activities. He also organized opposition to the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), which began hearings in Washington State in mid 1950s. He was on the state board of the American Civil Liberties Union, chairing its anti-HUAC committee.
Transcript: none
2002 May 22
2019.35.1.43: Oral history interview with the Milkie family
1 sound cassette (DAT)
Interview with the Milkie family. Fred Milkie Sr. (d. 2005) launched Fred Milkie Photography in 1948, a successful and well known commercial photography studio.
Transcript: none
2006 March 15
2019.35.1.44: Oral history interview with John D. Mitchell
1 videocassette (miniDV)
Interview with John Mitchell, an associate of Northwest poet Richard Hugo. Mitchell and Hugo grew up together in West Seattle. Hugo is the namesake of Seattle's Hugo House.
Transcript: none
2002 June 6
2019.35.1.45: Oral history interview with Ann El-Moslimany
1 sound cassettes (analog)
1 sound cassettes (DAT)
Interview with Ann El-Moslimany, an educator best known for establishing the Islamic School of Seattle with four other Muslim women in the 1970s. She has been a part of Seattle's growing Muslim community for over five decades. She also has a Ph.D. in Paleoecology from the University of Washington.
Digital copy available
Transcript: none
2002 April 3 - May 1
2019.35.1.46: Oral history interview with Helen Taverniti (Morse)
1 sound cassettes (DDS)
Interview with Helen Stewart Taverniti (Morse), a professional musician affiliated with the Seattle Civic Repertory Playhouse. While there she wrote two musicals; "Calico Cargo" and "San Juan Story". She also co-founded the Seattle Young Artists Music Festival in 1971.
Transcript: none
2002 January 26
2019.35.1.47: Oral history interview with Virginia and Tom Ormbrek
1 sound cassettes (DDS)
1 sound cassettes (DAT)
Interview with Virginia and Tom Ormbrek about growing up in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest and family history between the 1890s and the early 1950s. Virginia was born on February 5, 1917.
Transcript: none
2009 January 11 and 12
2019.35.1.48: Oral history interview with Eleanor Owen
1 sound cassette (DAT)
Interview with Eleanor Owen, a journalist, playwright, university professor, costume designer, theater actress, and mental health professional. She founded the Washington Advocates for the Mentally Ill in 1978 and co-founded the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) in 1979. She has received honors and award for her advocacy work on behalf of families and individuals with mental illness, including the Lifetime Achievement Award at the King County Mental Health Exemplary Service Awards in 1999.
Transcript: available
2002 March 20
2019.35.1.49: Oral history interview with Ancil Payne
10 sound cassettes (DAT)
1 sound cassettes (DDS)
Interview with Ancil Payne, the CEO of KING Broadcasting from 1971 to 1987. He joined KING in 1959 after serving as a top aide to former Washington State Congressman Hugh B. Mitchell. Following his retirement, he endowed the Ancil Payne Awards for Ethics in Journalism at the University of Oregon.
Transcript: none
2003 October - 2004 May
2019.35.1.50: Oral history interview with Jeff Peace
2 videocassettes (miniDV)
Interview with Jeff Peace, an aerospace engineer at Boeing and longtime MOHAI trustee. He was based at Boeing between 1989 and 2006 and served on MOHAI's board between 2003 and 2011.
Transcript: available
2008 November 11
2019.35.1.51: Oral history interview with Setsuko (Susie) Petitt
1 sound cassette (DDS)
Transcript: none
2002 March 27
2019.35.1.52: Oral history interview with Virginia Pellegrini
1 sound cassette (DDS)
Interview with Virginia Pellegrini. She attended the University of Washington between 1929 and 1931 and was a full-time Seattle resident from 1934 until her death in 2004. She was married to Angelo Pellegrini, a professor of English Literature at the University of Washington. Dr. Pellegrini wrote about the Italian immigrant experience and the pleasure of making food and wine. His recipe for pesto was published in 1946 and is widely believed to be the first major publication of the recipe in the United States.
Summary of interview available.
2001 July 12
2019.35.1.53: Oral history interview with Robert Lee (Bob) Reed
1 videocassette (miniDV)
Interview with Bob Reed, a veteran of the Spanish Civil War and the president of the Seattle Chapter of the U.S. Committee for a Democratic Spain. In 1984, he started the "Northwest to Nicaragua Ambulance Campaign," a fund-raising campaign which purchased three ambulances for Nicaragua.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2002 April 24
2019.35.1.54: Oral history interview with Gloria Remy
1 sound cassette (DDS)
Interview with Gloria Remy. Alongside her husband, J. Byron Eckert, she lived in South America, the Middle East and Europe as a part of his work with Mobil International Oil Co. She was widowed in 1971 and in 1974 relocated to San Antonio after marrying William E. Remy. She relocated back to Seattle in the 1990s.
Transcript: none
2001 May 14
2019.35.1.55: Oral history interview with Norm Rice
4 videocassettes (miniDV)
Interview with Norm Rice, the 49th mayor of Seattle. He was Seattle's first and to date only elected African-American mayor, serving two terms from 1990 to 1997. Before entering city government, he worked as a reporter at KOMO-TV and KIXI radio and as the Assistant Director of the Seattle Urban League. He was first elected to Seattle City Council in 1978 to fill a vacancy and was reelected in 1979, 1983, and 1987. He first ran for mayor in 1985, but lost to Charles Royer. After his second term as mayor, he became the CEO, then President of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle from 1998 to 2004. He also served as CEO of the Seattle Foundation from 2009 to 2013. He has been awarded honorary degrees by Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle University, the University of Puget Sound, and Whitman College.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2002 October 24 and 31
2019.35.1.56: Oral history interview with Gregorio Rosas
1 sound cassettes (DAT)
Interview with Gregorio (Greg) Rosas, the principal owner of the Turf Restaurant and Lounge (now Ludi's). He was born in Manila and moved to Seattle in 1978. His first job upon relocating was as a dishwasher at the Turf. When the owner died, she left the restaurant to him. The restaurant, located at Second and Pine, was a vestige of the Seattle of the 1970's. As of April 2019, Ludi's had lost its downtown lease and was in danger of closing.
Transcript: none
2003 March 22 and April 12
2019.35.1.57: Oral history interview with Albert Rosellini
4 sound cassettes (analog)
Interview with Albert Rosellini, the 15th governor of Washington State. He served for two terms from 1957 to 1965 and was the first Italian American and Roman Catholic governor elected west of the Mississippi River. He was an activist leader who worked to reform the state's prisons and mental health facilities, expand the state highway system, create the University of Washington's medical and dental schools, and build the second floating bridge across Lake Washington.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2001 October 10 - November 29
2019.35.1.58: Oral history interview with Charles Royer
3 videocassettes (miniDV)
2sound cassettes (analog)
Interview with Charles Royer, the 48th mayor or Seattle from 1978 to 1990. He served three four-year terms as mayor, longer than any other mayor in Seattle's history. He oversaw a number of improvements in the city, including a recycling program that is recognized as the best in the nation. His administration tackled social issues such as poverty, teenage pregnancy and drugs. Prior to taking officer, he was a reporter and news analyst at KOIN and KING-TV. In 1990, he was named director of the Harvard Institute of Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government. From 1995 to 2006, he served as Director of the National Program Office for the Urban Health Initiative.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2002 July 9-24
2019.35.1.59: Oral history interview with Hugh Russell
1 videocassettes (VHS)
Interview with Hugh Russell, an employee of the Seattle Water Department and, more recently, a candidate for Seattle City Council in 2015. He started at the water department as a truck driver and general laborer in the maintenance yard. He was also active in the Seattle Mountaineers and served as a climbing instructor and mountain rescue.
Transcript: none
2001 February
2019.35.1.60: Oral history interview with Thomas (Tom) Sandry
1 sound cassette (DAT)
2 sound cassettes (DDS)
Interview with Thomas (Tom) Sandry, a shipbuilding and marine consultant, co-founder of the Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society, and MOHAI volunteer. He spent over 40 years in shipbuilding, with the last 15 years of his career as a consultant.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2001 June 7 - September 20
2019.35.1.61: Oral history interview with Paul E.S. Schell
4 videocassettes (miniDV)
Interview with Paul E.S. Schell, the 50th mayor of Seattle from 1998 to 2002. During his term as mayor, Seattle built a new City Hall, the Seattle Justice Center, and several libraries, including the downtown branch. Prior to entering civic affairs, he was a lawyer and urban activist. In 1971, he joined with the Allied Arts of Seattle to save the Pike Place Market from a proposed redevelopment. He was appointed as the director of the Seattle Department of Community Development in 1973, where he oversaw the Market's preservation and rebuilding. As the President of Allied Arts of Seattle, he led the successful effort to establish the "One Percent for Art" program in 1973, making Seattle one of the first cities to adopt a program to fund public art. After losing the mayoral election of 1977, he founded a real estate development firm. In 1989 he won election as the commissioner of the Port of Seattle; he became the commission's president in 1995. From 1993 to 1996, he also served as the Dean of the University of Washington's College of Architecture and Urban Planning.
Transcript: none
2003 March 20 and 27
2019.35.1.62: Oral history interview with Charles See
1 sound cassette (DAT)
Transcript: none
2007 December 21
2019.35.1.63: Oral history interview with Vilem Sokol
2 sound cassettes (DDS)
Interview with Vilem Sokol, a conductor and professor of music at the University of Washington from 1948 to 1985. He taught violin, viola, conducting, and music appreciation classes. He was the conductor of the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra from 1960 to 1988 and was a principal violinist of the Seattle Symphony from 1959 to 1963. He was one of the first American teachers to meet Shinichi Suzuki and to utilize aspects of his teaching method.
Transcript: none
2001 May 11 and 18
2019.35.1.64: Oral history interview with Christine Southwick
1 videocassette (miniDV)
Interview with Christine Southwick about her experience in the United States Marine Corps.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2008 November 10
2019.35.1.65: Oral history interview with G. Hobart (Hobie) Stebbins III and John Stebbins
5 videocassettes (miniDV)
Interview with G. Hobart (Hobie) Stebbins III and John L. Stebbins of the Lake Union Drydock Company. Their grandfather, George Hobart Stebbins, co-founded the company. At this time of this interview, Hobie was the VP of Sales and Production and John was the machine shop foreman. They discuss the history of the company and provide a walking tour of the drydock.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2008 September 11-12
2019.35.1.66: Oral history interview with Irene Stubbs
2 sound cassettes (analog)
1 sound cassettes (DDS)
Interview with Irene Stubbs, a longtime Seattle resident. She lived in Victory Heights for 47 years and knew Seattle artist Jacob Elshin very well. Her son, Stephen Stubbs, is a lutenist and music director and has been a leading figure in the American early music scene for nearly 30 years. Alongside her brother, she worked as a commercial fisherwoman in Alaska.
Transcript: none
2001 November 1 - 2002 March 28
2019.35.1.67: Oral history interview with Alma Nelsen Taylor
1 videocassette (miniDV)
4 sound discs (CD)
Interview with Alma Nelsen Taylor, a member of the Nelsen farming family known for the White River Valley dairy farm in Kent. She married her high school sweetheart, John Owen Taylor, in 1936. She was named Kent Citizen of the Year in 1957 and in 1958, She received the Gulick Award for service to youth from the national organization of Camp Fire. They retired to Marrowstone Island in 1968, where she was named Island Citizen of the Year in 1983. An early leader in land use planning, she contributed significantly to the island's environmental protection.
Digital copy available for October 13 interview.
Transcript: October 13 interview only, restrictions may apply
2008 October 13 - 2009 February 11
2019.35.1.68: Oral history interview with Wes Uhlman
4 videocassettes (miniDV)
Interview with Wes Uhlman, the 47th mayor of Seattle who served from 1970 to 1978. As a 23-year-old law student, he won election as the youngest member of the Washington State House of Representatives. He served four terms before winning a seat in the Washington State Senate. At 34, he was Seattle's youngest mayor. Among his accomplishments are the preservation of the historic Pioneer Square district and expansion of services for senior citizens. In 1976, he ran for governor of Washington but was defeated in the Democratic primary.
Transcript: April 23 interview only, restrictions may apply
2002 April 9-23
2019.35.1.69: Oral history interview with John Woodward
2 videocassettes (miniDV)
Interview with John Woodward, champion skier. After his collegiate skiing career at the University of Washington, he became a leader of the first ski patrol of the 15th Infantry at Fort Lewis, presaging the formation of the first units of the 10th Mountain Division. He led patrols into remote areas of the Olympic peninsula and along the wilderness crest of the Cascades to test early military ski and winter weather gear, improving and strengthening it. He commanded the squad detachment that made the army’s first ski training film at Sun Valley, Idaho under the direction of Otto Lang.
Digital copy: restrictions may apply
Transcript: none
2012 March 12
2019.35.1.70: Oral history interview with Paulla Upjohn
2 sound cassettes (DAT)
Interview with Paulla Upjohn, a Seattle native and daughter of well-known Seattle shopkeeper Ben Paris.
Transcript: none
2004 March 23 and June 15
2019.35.1.71: Oral history interview with Al Young
2 videocassettes (miniDV)
Interview with Al Young, a former world champion drag racer and local high school teacher. He donated his famous 1970 Dodge Challenger to MOHAI in 2007. He was inducted into the National Hot Rod Association Hall of Fame (NW Division) in 2018.
Digital copy available
Transcript: available
2008 March 12
2019.35.1.72: Oral history interview with Farhat Ziadeh
1 sound cassette (DAT)
Interview with Farhat Ziadeh, the founder of the Jackson School’s Middle East Center and the Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilization at the University of Washington. He was an eminent scholar of Islamic law, a barrister, an Arabic grammarian, a leading figure in the development of the field of Middle East studies in the United States. Prior to coming to the University of Washington in 1966, he was a tenured professor at Princeton University.
Transcript: none
2002 January 18

2019.35.2:  Winter Holidays Oral History Project, 1987 September 1 - October 6Return to Top

11 sound cassettes

Interviews conducted for the MOHAI exhibit Northwest Christmas Memories, which opened in December 1987 and focused on telling stories of winter holiday celebrations in Seattle in the 1920s. Interviews were conducted by Lorraine McConaghy for MOHAI, either at the museum or in the interviewee's home.

Project includes 11 audio interviews: Lilly May Anderson, Bibiana Castillano, Doris Gillespie, Priscilla Kirk, John Kusakabe, Bernard Lane, Lydia Pearl Offman, Greta Peterson, Jean Sprague, Telban Sisters (Mary Kalis, Ethel Telban, and Amelia Telban), and Louise Yook.

Description Dates
2019.35.2.1: Oral history interview with Lilly May Anderson
1 sound cassette (analog)
Lilly May Davis Anderson (1907-2002) discusses her childhood Christmases in the 1920s in Kirkland, Washington. A lifelong resident of Kirkland, Anderson's father Dr. George Davis was a Kirkland pioneer physician who helped found the Kirkland Hospital.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
1987 September 1
2019.35.2.2: Oral history interview with Bibiana Castillano
1 sound cassette (analog)
Bibiana Castillano (1904-1995), one of the first generation of women to come to the Pacific Northwest from the Philippines. She discusses her Christmases in the Philippines and in Seattle after she immigrated in 1928.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
1987 September 16
2019.35.2.3: Oral history interview with Doris Gillespie
1 sound cassette (analog)
Lifelong Seattle resident Doris Jansen Gillespie (1911-2007) was part of the first class of medical social workers at Harborview Medical Center. In this interview she discusses early Christmases in downtown and West Seattle.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
1987 September 9
2019.35.2.4: Oral history interview with Priscilla Kirk
1 sound cassette (analog)
Priscilla Maunder Kirk (1898-1992) discusses life in Greenlake during the 1920s and 1930, including transportation and shopping. She moved away for a bit after her marriage, but returned and became active at Seattle's largest African American church Mt. Zion. Her interview includes a discussion of Christmas activities and celebrations at the church.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
1987 September 2
2019.35.2.5: Oral history interview with John Kusakabe
1 sound cassette (analog)
John I. Kusakabe (1922-2000) discusses his family's immigration to Denver, Colorado from Japan, moving to Seattle in 1927, and celebrations of Buddhist traditions in the Seattle area.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
1987 September 2
2019.35.2.6: Oral history interview with Bernard Lane
1 sound cassette (analog)
Bernard "Barney" Lane talks about growing up in Ballard in the twenties.
Transcript: partial, restrictions may apply
1987 September 1
2019.35.2.7: Oral history interview with Lydia Offman
1 sound cassette (analog)
Lydia Pearl Offman (1922-2000) discusses her childhood in Seattle, including Jewish traditions, her family's immigration to Seattle, and living in an "international" neighborhood near Providence Hospital.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
1987 September 20
2019.35.2.8: Oral history interview with Greta Peterson
1 sound cassette (analog)
Greta Peterson talks about her immigration to Seattle from Denmark, Danish holiday traditions, and trips back and forth to Denmark in later years.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
1987 September 5
2019.35.2.9: Oral history interview with Jean Sprague
1 sound cassette (analog)
Jean Hodgson Sprague discusses growing up in Madrona, Seattle, holidays shopping in downtown Seattle, and some of her family's history living in the Philippines, with her father working in the Provincial government.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
1987 September 19
2019.35.2.10: Oral history interview with Telban Sisters
1 sound cassette (analog)
Sisters Mary Kalis, Amelia Telban, and Ethel Telban discuss growing up in Renton and their holiday traditions. A brief mention is made of their family's Slovenian Austrian ancestry.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
1987 September 8
2019.35.2.11: Oral history interview with Louise Yook
1 sound cassette (analog)
Louise M. Yook (1908-2004), came to Seattle from Swatow, China in 1909, and became the first Chinese teacher in Seattle. She discusses her father's role as the minister for the Seattle Chinese Baptist Church, moving to farms on the Kitsap Peninsula, other places in Seattle and New York she lived, and her family's holiday traditions.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
1987 October 6

2019.35.3:  Houseboats Oral History Project, 1995Return to Top

38 sound cassettes

Interviews collected by Jeri Callahan, the "Houseboat Lady," for her book Staying Afloat about Seattle houseboat living, published in 2004. Project includes 36 audio interviews.

Description Dates
2019.35.3.1: Oral history interview with Caroline Cropp (Kuknyo)
1 sound cassette (analog)
Transcript: none
1995
2019.35.3.2: Oral history interview with Caroline Culbertson
1 sound cassette (analog)
Interview with Caroline Culbertson about her experience living on a houseboat. Culbertson has been employed as an actress, artist, hospital supervisor and, for 30 years, massage therapist.
Transcript: none
1995
2019.35.3.3: Oral history interview with Jim and Barbara Donnette
1 sound cassette (analog)
Interview with Jim and Barbara Donnette about their experience living on a houseboat. Jim Donnette is a Professor emeritus of architecture at the University of Washington. Barbara Donnette is a longtime activist for the City of Seattle's P-Patch initiative.
Transcript: none
1995
2019.35.3.4: Oral history interview with Jim and Sharon Doub
1 sound cassette (analog)
Transcript: none
1995
2019.35.3.5: Oral history interview with Fred Fischer
1 sound cassette (analog)
Transcript: none
1995
2019.35.3.6: Oral history interview with Seaton Gras
1 sound cassette (analog)
Transcript: none
1995
2019.35.3.7: Oral history interview with Dan and Becky Graves
1 sound cassette (analog)
Transcript: none
1995 May 5
2019.35.3.8: Oral history interview with Marty Greer
1 sound cassette (analog)
Transcript: none
1995
2019.35.3.9: Oral history interview with Mike and Dian Handron
1 sound cassette (analog)
Transcript: none
1995 October 25
2019.35.3.10: Oral history interview with Bill and Natalie Handy
1 sound cassette (analog)
Transcript: none
1995
2019.35.3.11: Oral history interview with Andy (Nick) and J. Ellen Hathaway
1 sound cassette (analog)
Transcript: none
1995
2019.35.3.12: Oral history interview with John and Shelly Herron
1 sound cassette (analog)
Transcript: none
1995
2019.35.3.13: Oral history interview with George "Vintage George" Johnston
1 sound cassette (analog)
Transcript: none
1995 July 23
2019.35.3.14: Oral history interview with Bill and Karyl Keasle
1 sound cassette (analog)
Transcript: none
1995
2019.35.3.15: Oral history interview with Thom Laz
1 sound cassette (analog)
Transcript: none
1995
2019.35.3.16: Oral history interview with Lee's Moorings
1 sound cassette (analog)
Interview with people of Lee's Moorings, a marina located close to the Fremont Bridge.
Transcript: none
1995
2019.35.3.17: Oral history interview with Sandy Linbeck and Kitt Willis
1 sound cassette (analog)
Transcript: none
1995
2019.35.3.18: Oral history interview with Roland and Nancy March
1 sound cassette (analog)
Transcript: none
1995
2019.35.3.19: Oral history interview with Sid McFarland
1 sound cassette (analog)
Transcript: none
1995
2019.35.3.20: Oral history interview with Greg and Betty Mallory
audiotape missing
Transcript: none
1995
2019.35.3.21: Oral history interview with Ric Minor
1 sound cassette (analog)
Transcript: none
1995
2019.35.3.22: Oral history interview with "Adele"
1 sound cassette (analog)
Transcript: none
1995 October 14
2019.35.3.23: Oral history interview with Betty Ann (Bam) Morse
2 sound cassettes (analog)
Transcript: none
1995
2019.35.3.24: Oral history interview with Gary and Linda Oman
1 sound cassette (analog)
Transcript: none
1995
2019.35.3.25: Oral history interview with Arminda and Jon Phillips
1 sound cassette (analog)
Transcript: none
1995 June 17
2019.35.3.26: Oral history interview with Ann Preznya
1 sound cassette (analog)
Transcript: none
1995
2019.35.3.27: Oral history interview with Frank and Helen Sardanov
1 sound cassette (analog)
Transcript: none
1995
2019.35.3.28: Oral history interview with Bob Lilly
1 sound cassette (analog)
Transcript: none
1995
2019.35.3.29: Oral history interview with Ethel and Belding Scribner
1 sound cassette (analog)
Transcript: none
1995
2019.35.3.30: Oral history interview with Sally (Tugboat Sally) Skinner Behnke
1 sound cassette (analog)
Interview with Sally Skinner Behnke, a Seattle-born philanthropist and daughter of Gilbert W. Skinner. Her father was a partner in the Skinner-Eddy shipyard that prospered building merchant ships during World War I. The shipyard partnership was dissolved in 1923. In subsequent decades The Skinner Corporation had interests in real estate, banking, the Alaska Steamship Company, and as the franchise holder for Caterpillar in Alaska, Washington, and Hawaii.
Transcript: none
1995
2019.35.3.31: Oral history interview with Billy Sprague
1 sound cassette (analog)
Transcript: none
1995
2019.35.3.32: Oral history interview with Heinz Strobl
1 sound cassette (analog)
Transcript: none
1995
2019.35.3.33: Oral history interview with Tom and Susan Susor
1 sound cassette (analog)
Transcript: none
1995 August 13 and October 26
2019.35.3.34: Oral history interview with Robert Rudine and Janet Yoder (Tui Tui)
1 sound cassette (analog)
Transcript: none
1995
2019.35.3.35: Oral history interview with Phil Webber
1 sound cassette (analog)
Interview with Phil Webber, a photographer for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
Transcript: none
1995 October 26
2019.35.3.36: Oral history interview with Fendall Yerxa
1 sound cassette (analog)
Interview with Fendall Yerxa, a journalist for KOMO TV and former University of Washington professor. For several years he wrote a national news commentary for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer called "It So Happened." He lived on a houseboat up until 2010, four years before his death.
Transcript: none
1995

2019.35.4:  Capstone World War II Oral History Project, 1995-2008Return to Top

Forty-one individual interviews completed by Seattle Pacific University students for William (Bill) Woodward Capstone History course American Epochs: World War II in 1998, 2004, and 2008. Interviewees tell stories of their experience as a "participant" in the war (both the Ally and Axis experiences are shared), from miliary service to stories of Prisoners of War.

Description Dates
2019.35.4.1: Oral history interview with James Bilodeaux
1 sound cassette (microcassette)
Interview with James Bilodeaux, a World War II Veteran. He entered the National Guard in 1938 and when war broke out, his unit was designated part of the 641st Tank Destroyer Company. After being sent to the South Pacific, his unit was redesignated as the 98th Chemical Mortar Battalion Motorized, a part of the 41st Infantry Division
Transcript: restrictions may apply
1998 November 16
2019.35.4.2: Oral history interview with Norman Blackorby
audiovisual material missing
Interview with Norman Blackorby, a World War II veteran. As part of the 130th Battalion, he participated in the invasion of Saipan in 1944 and the invasion of Okinawa in 1945.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2004 March 12
2019.35.4.3: Oral history interview with Francis M. Brown
1 sound cassette (analog)
Interview with Francis M. Brown, a World War II veteran who served with the U.S. Army's 41st Division. He spent his time in the army in New Guinea and Biak Island.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
1998 December 1
2019.35.4.4: Oral history interview with Darryle Byers
1 sound cassette (analog)
Interview with Darryle Byers, a World War II veteran. He was in the 58th Army Field Hospital and assisted with medical treatment in the aftermath of D-Day.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
1998 November 7
2019.35.4.5: Oral history interview with Richard Byers
1 videocassette (VHS-C)
Interview with Richard Byers, a World War II veteran. He served in the Marine Corps.
Transcript: none
2008 March
2019.35.4.6: Oral history interview with Alexander Catlow
1 videodisc (DVD)
Interview with Alexander E. Catlow, a World War II veteran. He was a Navy pilot in the Pacific theater.
Digital copy available
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2008 February 16
2019.35.4.7: Oral history interview with Irma Clifton (Steinborn)
1 videocassette (VHS)
Interview with Irma Clifton (Steinborn), who spent four years in a Russian prison camp after being captured in her native Prussia during World War II.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2004 March 13
2019.35.4.8: Oral history interview with Leroy Cotterill
1 sound cassette (analog)
Interview with Leroy Cotterill, a World War II veteran. He served between 1942 and 1945, but wasn't deployed overseas until 1945 and did not see any combat.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
1998 November 11
2019.35.4.9: Oral history interview with John G. (Jack) and Norma Creighton
2 sound cassettes (analog)
Interview with John G. (Jack) and Norma Creighton. Mr. Creighton fought in the Pacific theater of World War II and was a prisoner of war for 3.5 years.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2004 March 4
2019.35.4.10: Oral history interview with Charles W. Cripps
1 sound cassette (microcassette)
Interview with Charles W. Cripps, a World War II veteran who served in the 41st Infantry's 185th Regiment from November 1943 to October 1946. He was sent to Nagasaki after the dropping of the atomic bomb.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
1998 December 1
2019.35.4.11: Oral history interview with Leo Dally
1 videodisc (DVD)
Interview with Leo Dally, a World War II veteran who served in the Navy.
Digital copy available
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2008 February 3
2019.35.4.12: Oral history interview with Lyle Ellefson
1 videocassette (VHS)
Interview with Lyle Ellefson, a World War II veteran who served in the Army during the invasion of Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
1998 November 23
2019.35.4.13: Oral history interview with Kenneth Foreman
1 videocassette (VHS)
Interview with Kenneth Foreman, a World War II veteran who served in the Pacific theater.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
1998 December 2
2019.35.4.14: Oral history interview with Les Habegger
1 sound cassette (microcassette)
Interview with Les Habegger, who served in World War II as a medic for the 274th Infantry Regiment. He later served as a basketball coach for Seattle Pacific University and as the general manager for the Seattle SuperSonics.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2004 March 26
2019.35.4.15: Oral history interview with Claus Hackenberger
1 sound disc (CD)
Interview with Claus Hackenberger, a German soldier in World War II who was captured at Meinar and held in a POW camp. He moved to America in 1956.
Digital copy available
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2004 March 1
2019.35.4.16: Oral history interview with Arthur Eddie Haw Jr.
1 videocassette (VHS)
Interview with Arthur Eddie Haw Jr, a World War II veteran who served in the Navy as a sailor in the 73rd Construction Battalion, Maintenance Unit #561.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
1998 December 1
2019.35.4.17: Oral history interview with Mason Hoffman
1 sound disc (CD)
Interview with Mason Hoffman, an army sergeant specializing in intelligence during World War II.
Digital copy available
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2008 February 23
2019.35.4.18: Oral history interview with William H. Holloman III
1 videodisc (DVD)
Interview with Lt. Colonel William H. Holloman III, who was a Tuskegee Airman of the 332nd. He was one of several hundred of the first black fliers for the Air Force in 1944. He served in Italy, flying escort missions where he defended bombers on their way to industrial targets.
Digital copy available
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2008 March 9
2019.35.4.19: Oral history interview with Kenneth Jones
1 videocassette (VHS)
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2004 February 9
2019.35.4.20: Oral history interview with Elmo Little
1 videodisc (miniDVD)
Interview conducted by William Stinton for a class project for William (Bill) Woodward Capstone History course American Epochs: World War II held at Seattle Pacific University, 1 March 2008
Digital copy available
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2008 March 1
2019.35.4.21: Oral history interview with Rupert Markhom
2 sound discs (CD)
Interview with Rupert Markhom, a World War II veteran. He joined the army at the age of 16 after the attack on Pearl Harbor. He fought on D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge; he also helped liberate the concentration camp Buchenwald.
Digital copy available
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2004 January 24
2019.35.4.22: Oral history interview with Gerald Mercer
2 sound cassettes (microcassette)
Interview with Gerald Mercer, a World War II veteran who served in the Pacific theater as a training officer for the army.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
1998 November 30
2019.35.4.23: Oral history interview with Willy and Frieda Moeller
1 videocassette (VHS)
Interview with Willy and Frieda Moeller. Mr. Moeller served in the German army during World War II and was eventually captured and held for eleven months in a Russian prison camp. He was released at the end of the war and was able to return home six months after V-E Day.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
1998 November 22
2019.35.4.24: Oral history interview with George Morihiro and Frank Muramatsu
2 videodiscs (DVD)
Interview with George Morihiro and Frank Muramatsu, two Japanese-American World War II veterans. Both Morihiro and Muramatsu served in the all-Japanese 442nd regiment that fought in the European theater. Prior to enlisting, both men were held at the Minidoka concentration camp located in Minidoka, ID. During their time in the military, their families remained at Minidoka.
Digital copy available
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2008 February 23
2019.35.4.25: Oral history interview with Joseph F. Moser
1 sound disc (CD)
Digital copy available
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2008 February 18
2019.35.4.26: Oral history interview with David A. Mundell
1 videocassette (VHS)
Interview with David A. Mundell, a World War II veteran who served in the navy. He was based at a naval base in Freemantle, Australia.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
1998 November 20
2019.35.4.27: Oral history interview with Marjory Foster Munn
1 sound disc (CD)
Interview with Marjory Foster Munn, a member of the Women's Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) from December 1943 to December 1944. She graduated with the WASP Class 44-5, was assigned to Elgin Field in Florida, where she ferried AT-6's to and from gunnery schools and maintenance fields. She was called into active duty during the Korean War. In 1983, she was selected by the Secretary of Defense, for a three-year appointment to the Defense Advisory Committee On Women in the Services (DACOWITS).
Digital copy available
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2008 February 29
2019.35.4.28: Oral history interview with William Murphy
1 sound cassette (analog)
Interview with William Murphy, an army mechanic in the Pacific theater during World War II.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2004 February 15
2019.35.4.29: Oral history interview with Adele Nicolls
2 sound cassettes (analog)
Interview with Adele Nicholls, a member of the Women's Auxiliary Air Force (W.A.A.F), which later became integrated with the Royal Air Force. She later became a hostess for American Red Cross dances. She was honorably discharged in 1946.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2004 March 11
2019.35.4.30: Oral history interview with Robert Nova
1 videodisc (miniDVD)
Interview with Robert Nova, a Sperry Corporation employee who was sent to the Philippines and Okinawa during World War II.
Digital copy available
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2008 February 26
2019.35.4.31: Oral history interview with Hilda Price
1 videodisc (DVD)
Interview with Hilda Price, a censor for the Stalag Luft 3 Prisoner of War camp for captured air force prisoners run by the Luftwaffe.
Digital copy available
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2008 February 17
2019.35.4.32: Oral history interview with Edith Pritchett
1 sound disc (CD)
Interview with Edith Pritchett, who worked in the shipyards of Portland and Bremerton throughout World War II.
Digital copy available
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2008 February 16
2019.35.4.33: Oral history interview with James M. Reynolds
1 videocassette (VHS)
Interview with James M. Reynolds, a World War II veteran who served as a signalman aboard the patrol frigate U.S.S. San Pedro in the South Pacific.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2004 February 12
2019.35.4.34: Oral history interview with Foster (Foss) Rodda
1 videodisc (miniDVD)
Interview with Foster (Foss) Fodda, a World War II veteran who served in the air force.
Digital copy available
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2008 February 16
2019.35.4.35: Oral history interview with Phil Smart Sr.
1 sound disc (CD)
Interview with Phil Smart Sr., who served in World War II as part of the 712 Aviation Truck Company.
Digital copy available
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2004 March 16
2019.35.4.36: Oral history interview with James J. (Jim) Stone
1 sound cassette (analog)
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2004 March 9
2019.35.4.37: Oral history interview with William L. (Bill) Stuenkel
1 sound cassette (analog)
Interview with William L. (Bill) Stuenkel, a World War II veteran and prisoner of war who served as a Corporal in the 34th Infantry Division, 168th Battalion, Company F. His company was captured by the Germans in the prelude to the Battle of Cassino on January 13, 1944. Their transport train was subsequently bombed by Allied forces and he escaped, only to be captured and sent to solitary confinement in Stalag 7a. He was later moved to Stalag 2b, where he was forced to work as a laborer. He was liberated on May 3, 1945.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2004 March 4
2019.35.4.38: Oral history interview with Bill Warren
1 sound disc (CD)
Interview with Bill Warren, a World War II veteran.
Digital copy available
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2008 February 11
2019.35.4.39: Oral history interview with Muriel B. Watson (Brayley)
1 sound disc
Interview with Muriel B. (Brayley) Watson, a member of the United States Naval Reserve (Women's Reserve) or WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) during World War II.
Digital copy available
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2004 February 29
2019.35.4.40: Oral history interview with Perry E. Zaback
1 sound disc (CD)
Interview with Perry E. Zaback, a B-24 Bombardier during World War II.
Digital copy available
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2004 march 4
2019.35.4.41: Oral history interview with Art and Shirley Nordtvedt
1 sound cassette (analog)
Interview with Art and Shirley Nordtvedt. Mr. Nordtvedt worked in the defense industry during World War II and was eventually drafted into the U.S. Navy.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
1995 November 21

2019.35.5:  Verbatim Oral History Project, 2002Return to Top

64 sound cassettes

Fifty-one interviews completed as part of a documentary theater piece called Verbatim at the Annex Theatre, written and edited by Tim Milewski and Bret Fetzer. The cast learned interview techniques from MOHAI Historian Lorraine McConaghy and interviewed over 50 individuals about their jobs. These interviews were used as inspiration for the play, performed in May of 2002.

Description Dates
2019.35.5.1: Oral history interview with Joe Adcock
2 sound cassettes (analog)
Interview with Joe Adcock, who served as the Seattle Post-Intelligencer's Theater Critic for 26 years. He retired in 2008.
Transcript: none
2002 January 30
2019.35.5.2: Oral history interview with Ernesto Alorda
1 sound cassette (analog)
Interview with Ernesto Alorda, the Community and Artist Relations Manager at the Seattle Opera.
Transcript: none
2002 January 22
2019.35.5.3: Oral history interview with Anonymous
1 sound cassette (analog)
Interview with an anonymous escort working in Seattle
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2002 January 26
2019.35.5.4: Oral history interview with Ian Aranha
1 sound cassette (analog)
Transcript: none
2002 February 8
2019.35.5.5: Oral history interview with David H. Avery
2 sound cassettes (analog)
Interview with David H. Avery, a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Washington School of Medicine.
Transcript: none
2002 January 27
2019.35.5.6: Oral history interview with Bix Bickson
1 sound cassette (analog)
Interview with Bix Bickson, a management consultant.
Transcript: none
2002 February 7
2019.35.5.7: Oral history interview with Joseph E. (Joe) Boling
2 sound cassettes (analog)
Interview with Joseph E. (Joe) Boling, a retired U.S. Army Colonel. He later worked in computer systems management and is an Asian coin expert.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2002 January 12
2019.35.5.8: Oral history interview with Louis L. (Lou) Boualt
1 sound cassette (analog)
Interview with Louis L. (Lou) Boualt, a security manager in Seattle.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2002 January 11
2019.35.5.9: Oral history interview with Janet Brown
1 sound cassette (analog)
Interview with Janet Brown, an author and bookseller at Elliott Bay Books.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2002 January 30
2019.35.5.10: Oral history interview with Tavia Crowder
1 sound cassette (analog)
Interview with Tavia Crowder, the receptionist at the Seattle Opera.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2002 January 15
2019.35.5.11: Oral history interview with Kathleen (Kathy) Dietz
1 sound cassette (analog)
Interview with Kathleen (Kathy) Dietz, the Senior Manager for HR at Boeing.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2002 January 19
2019.35.5.12: Oral history interview with Bulent Ertur
1 sound cassette (analog)
Interview with Bulent Ertur, the owner/operator of Café Antalya in Capitol Hill.
Transcript: none
2002 January 22
2019.35.5.13: Oral history interview with Zhu Feng Fan
2 sound cassettes (analog)
Interview with Zhu Feng Fan, a loan and securities officer.
Transcript: none
2002 February 4
2019.35.5.14: Oral history interview with Jeff Golden and Michelle Sigler
2 sound cassettes (analog)
Interview with Jeff Golden and Michelle Sigler, both employees of the Lusty Lady and Group Health Cooperative. At the time of the interview, Mr. Golden was a janitor at the Lusty Lady and a pathology lab assistant at Group Health Cooperative. Ms. Sigler was a dancer at the Lusty Lady and a pathology assistant at Group Health Cooperative.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2002 January 16
2019.35.5.15: Oral history interview with David Gonsalez (Losang Tsering)
1 sound cassette (analog)
Interview with David Gonsalez (Losang Tsering), a Buddhist scholar and translator. Prior to his death in 2014, he ran the Dechen Ling Press, a nonprofit located in Fremont.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2002
2019.35.5.16: Oral history interview with Paul Gude
1 sound cassette (analog)
Interview with Paul Gude, a web designer and cartoonist who later appeared on Bravo's short-lived reality series "LOLwork" in 2012.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2002 January 21
2019.35.5.17: Oral history interview with Wesley C. (Wes) Harris
1 sound cassette (analog)
Interview with Wesley C. (Wes) Harris, a labor organizer who has served as the Associate Executive Director of the Seattle Education Association.
Transcript: none
2002 March 7
2019.35.5.18: Oral history interview with Michael Hawk
1 sound cassette (analog)
Interview with Michael Hawk, a tech worker.
Transcript: none
2002 January 11
2019.35.5.19: Oral history interview with Nikole Hecklinger
2 sound cassettes (analog)
Interview with Nikole Hecklinger, a public defender. At the time of the interview, she was based at the Society of Counsel Representing Accused Persons. She is now a public defender for King County.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2002 January 18
2019.35.5.20: Oral history interview with Anne Helmholz
1 sound cassette (analog)
Interview with Anne Helmholz, who served as the Executive Director of Literacy Source from 1986 to 2013. Literacy Source provides free learner-centered basic education to low-income adults in the Seattle area.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2002 January 12
2019.35.5.21: Oral history interview with Chris Johnson
2 sound cassettes (analog)
Interview with Chris Johnson, an early customer service employee at Amazon who left after getting his stock options. He later became a housecleaner, a drama teacher, and a counselor for at-risk youth.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2002 January 20
2019.35.5.22: Oral history interview with Ron Jones
1 sound cassette (analog)
Interview with Ron Jones, an educator and consultant.
Transcript: none
2002 January 30
2019.35.5.23: Oral history interview with Anthony Kaufman
1 sound cassette (analog)
Interview with Anthony Kaufman, a stonemason and sculptor.
Transcript: none
2002 February 2
2019.35.5.24: Oral history interview with Jeff Kilburn
1 sound cassette (analog)
Interview with Jeff Kilburn, who worked as an operations manager at an IMAX movie theater at the time of this interview.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2002 January 24
2019.35.5.25: Oral history interview with William (Bill) Knight
2 sound cassettes (analog)
Interview with William (Bill) Knight, a flight attendant for Alaska Airlines.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2002 January 22
2019.35.5.26: Oral history interview with Beth Miller Kraybill
1 sound cassette (analog)
Interview with Beth Miller Kraybill, a hospice nurse.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2002 January 30
2019.35.5.27: Oral history interview with Ken Kraybill
2 sound cassettes (analog)
Interview with Ken Kraybill, a therapist and homeless advocate.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2002 January 30
2019.35.5.28: Oral history interview with Kathryn M. Kritta
1 sound cassette (analog)
Interview with Kathryn M. Kritta, an athletic trainer and Medicare coordinator.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2002 January 9
2019.35.5.29: Oral history interview with Sandra Kurjiaka
2 sound cassettes (analog)
Interview with Sandra Kurjiaka, a now-retired mediator and fundraiser.
Transcript: none
2002 January 19
2019.35.5.30: Oral history interview with Richard Lefebvre
1 sound cassette (analog)
Interview with Richard Lefebvre, a landlord.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2002 February 5
2019.35.5.31: Oral history interview with Clark Leming
1 sound cassette (analog)
Interview with Clark Leming, an engineer.
Transcript: none
2002 January 19
2019.35.5.32: Oral history interview with George Little and David Lewis
1 sound cassette (analog)
Interview with sculptors George Little and David Lewis.
Transcript: none
2002 January 20
2019.35.5.33: Oral history interview with Amy Martindale
1 sound cassette (analog)
Interview with Amy Martindale, the Seattle Opera's music librarian from 2000 to 2008.
Transcript: none
2002 January 15
2019.35.5.34: Oral history interview with Jeanette P. Maus
1 sound cassette (analog)
Interview with Jeanette P. Maus, a busser and hostess at B&O Espresso at the time of the interview. She is now an actress.
Transcript: none
2002 January 21
2019.35.5.35: Oral history interview with Stephen McCandless
2 sound cassettes (analog)
Interview with Stephen McCandless, an EMT.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2002 January 27
2019.35.5.36: Oral history interview with Erin McGaughan
1 sound cassette (analog)
Interview with Erin McGaughan, who was an Assistant Music Director at Unity Church of Bellevue at the time of this interview. She is now the Worship Arts Director at Unity Church of Seattle.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2002 January 18
2019.35.5.37: Oral history interview with Cary McRae
2 sound cassettes (analog)
Interview with Cary McRae, a stay-at-home mother.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2002 January 12
2019.35.5.38: Oral history interview with Lynda Moore
2 sound cassettes (analog)
Interview with Lynda Moore, a Boeing electrical installer.
Transcript: none
2002 January 20
2019.35.5.39: Oral history interview with Robin Naughton
Audiovisual media is missing
Interview with Robin Naughton, a partner in web development firm Engine Interactive.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2002 January 14
2019.35.5.40: Oral history interview with Donald Nielsen, Evan Adolf, and Colby Titland
1 sound cassette (analog)
Interview with firefighters Donald Nielsen, Evan Adolf, and Colby Titland.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2002 January 20
2019.35.5.41: Oral history interview with Elaine Phelps
2 sound cassettes (analog)
Interview with Elaine Phelps, an office manager for SNABC.
Transcript: none
2002 January 17
2019.35.5.42: Oral history interview with Rick Posmantur and Felice Barnow
1 sound cassette (analog)
Interview with Rick Posmantur and Felice Barnow, naturopathic doctors.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2002 January 15
2019.35.5.43: Oral history interview with Sue Scharff
1 sound cassette (analog)
Interview with Sue Scharff, a housecleaner
Transcript: none
2002 January 18
2019.35.5.44: Oral history interview with JoAnn and Bert Schenck
1 sound cassette (analog)
Interview with Joann and Bert Schneck, bed and breakfast proprietors who owned a (now defunct) cookie shop at 4th and Union.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2002 January 19
2019.35.5.45: Oral history interview with Aaron Swartzman
1 sound cassette (analog)
Interview with Aaron Swartzman, an artist, dancer, and cab driver.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2002 January 18
2019.35.5.46: Oral history interview with Gwen Vernon
2 sound cassettes (analog)
Interview with Gwen Vernon, a private consultant that specializes in environmental sustainability solutions. At the time of the interview, she was based at Cascadia Consulting; she is currently based at the King Conservation District.
Transcript: none
2002 January 16
2019.35.5.47: Oral history interview with Georgia Vickers
1 sound cassette (analog)
Interview with Georgia Vickers, who served as the Associate Director of Sales at the Seattle Opera from 1980 to 2007.
Transcript: none
2002 January 18
2019.35.5.48: Oral history interview with Frida Weisman
1 sound cassette (analog)
Interview with Frida Weisberg, who worked as a telemarketer in the arts sector.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2002 January 22
2019.35.5.49: Oral history interview with Marc Wirth
1 sound cassette (analog)
Interview with Marc Wirth, a production line manager for auto lubricants.
Transcript: none
2002 January 21
2019.35.5.50: Oral history interview with Albert Zakharenko
1 sound cassette (analog)
Interview with Albert Zakharenko, a journalist and fisherman.
Transcript: none
2002 January 22
2019.35.5.51: Oral history interview with Bernie Zuccarelli
1 sound cassette (analog)
Interview with Bernie Zuccarelli, a card dealer.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2002 January 10

2019.35.6:  Information Technology Oral History Project, 2002 July-AugustReturn to Top

In partnership with the Washington Software Alliance (WSA) and the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), MOHAI gathered these oral histories as part of the Information Technology Oral History Initiative. The Initiative kicked off with a luncheon at MOHAI on August 22, 2002. All interviews were conducted by Jessah Foulk.

The collection consists of interviews with 14 individuals: Billy Anders, Bill Baxter, Jason Chu, Claude Comair, Adam Edwards, Dianne Garrod, Rob Glaser, Dan Hesse, Jeremy Jaech, Jon Kertzer, Trish Millines-Dziko, Andi Rusu, Dawn Trudeau, and Doug Walker.

Description Dates
2019.35.6.1: Oral history interview with Billy Anders
1 sound cassette (DAT)
Interview with Billy Anders, who was a senior consultant at Microsoft at the time of the interview. As of 2019, he has worked at Microsoft for 22 years.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2002 August 6
2019.35.6.2: Oral history interview with Wiliam (Bill) Baxter
2 videocassettes (miniDV)
Interview with Bill Baxter, chairman, president and CEO of BSQUARE Corporation at the time of the interview. He stepped down from this role in July 2003. As of 2019, he has been based at VIZIO for four years, where he is currently the Chief Technology Officer.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2002 August 5
2019.35.6.3: Oral history interview with Jason Chu
4 videocassettes (miniDV)
Interview with Jason Chu, the Chief Operating Officer of the DigiPen Institute of Technology at the time of this interview. As of 2019, he is still serving in this role.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2002 August 14
2019.35.6.4: Oral history interview with Claude Comair
1 sound cassette (DAT)
Interview with Claude Comair, the founder of the DigiPen Institute of Technology and the co-founder of the Nintendo Software Technology Corporation. While at Nintendo, he was the Chairman and CTO. As of 2019, he is still the President and CEO of DigiPen Institute of Technology.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2002 August 22
2019.35.6.5: Oral history interview with Adam Edwards
2 sound cassettes (DAT)
Interview with Adam Edwards, a Development Lead at Microsoft at the time of this interview. As of 2019, he is an Engineering Manager at Microsoft.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2002 July 22
2019.35.6.6: Oral history interview with Diane Garrod
2 videocassettes (miniDV)
Interview with Diane Garrod, the CEO of LocoNotion at the time of this interview. LocoNotion was a web design and marketing firm.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2002 July 18
2019.35.6.7: Oral history interview with Rob Glaser
2 videocassettes (miniDV)
Interview with Rob Glaser, the founder of RealNetworks which produces RealAudio, RealVideo, RealPlayer, and Helix, among other products and services. Prior to founding RealNetworks, he worked for Microsoft for ten years. He worked at global venture firm Accel Partners from 2010 to 2014 before returning to RealNetworks as interim CEO in 2014 and CEO in 2016.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2002 August 13
2019.35.6.8: Oral history interview with Daniel R. (Dan) Hesse
2 videocassettes (miniDV)
Interview with Daniel R. (Dan) Hesse, the chairman, president, and CEO of Terabeam Corporation at the time of this interview. Prior to this, he spent 23 years at AT&T where he was named CEO of AT&T Wireless in 1997. He later served as the CEO of Sprint from 2007 to 2014.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2002 August 12
2019.35.6.9: Oral history interview with Jeremy Jaec
2 videocassettes (miniDV)
Interview with Jeremy Jaech, a technology and software entrepreneur. He served as a co-founder of Aldus, best known for its PageMaker software; the company was acquired by Adobe. He also led the team that founded Visio, a software company that was eventually acquired by Microsoft. At the time of the interview, he was leading Poseidon Ventures; he is currently the Managing Partner for Harmony Meadows LLC. He is on the board of regents of the University of Washington.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2002 July 23
2019.35.6.10: Oral history interview with Jon Kertzer
1 sound cassette (DAT)
Interview with Jon Kertzer, the Director of Smithsonian Global Sound with the Smithsonian Center for Folk Life and Cultural Heritage at the time of this interview. He explains his work on Microsoft’s pioneering Encarta and similar encyclopedia projects, which combined audio clips and music files with what had traditionally been text publications.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2002 July 31
2019.35.6.11: Oral history interview with Trish Millines-Dziko
1 sound cassette (DAT)
Interview with Trish Millines-Dziko, the co-founder and Executive Director of the Technology Access Foundation. In 1988 she became an early employee at Microsoft, where she became active in promoting awareness of diversity in the corporate world.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2002 August 8
2019.35.6.12: Oral history interview with Andi Rusu
3 videocassettes (miniDV)
Interview with Andi Rusu, the founder and creative director of both Cursivecode Inc and Redoctober Industrie at the time of the interview. As of 2019, he is a Senior EX/UI Design Manager at Sonos.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2002 July 10-19
2019.35.6.13: Oral history interview with Dawn Trudeau
2 videocassettes (miniDV)
Interview with Dawn Trudeau, a retired information technology executive at the time of this interview. She was an early employee of Microsoft, where she worked from 1984 to 1988. She is now a co-owner of the WNBA's Seattle Storm.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2002 July 29
2019.35.6.14: Doug Walker
3 videocassettes (miniDV)
Interview with Doug Walker, the co-founder of software company WRQ. In the 1980s, WRQ grew to become one of the top 20 software companies in the U.S., building software that helped integrate and connect mainframe computers with desktop computing environments. He died in a hiking accident in December 2015.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2002 July 26 and August 7

2019.35.7:  Manufacturing Oral History Project, 2003 July-SeptemberReturn to Top

An extension of an earlier partnership with the Washington Software Alliance (WSA) and the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) that grew to include the Association of Washington Business (AWB), MOHAI gathered these oral histories as part of the Washington Workplace Oral History Project in the fall of 2003. A luncheon on October 16, 2003 celebrated the project. While public messaging of the project grouped this with the 2002 Information Technology Oral History Project, internally the Manufacturing Oral History Project was considered a separate effort. All interviews conducted by Helen Divjak.

Fourteen total interviews for Greg Aanes, Rosemary Brester, Mike Dillon, Rob Entrekin, Lyle Eveland, Victor Fund, Charles Gary, Jerry Hanauer and Jeff Alden, David Huchthausen, Don Johnson, Tim Kenney, Jerry Lloyd and John Burroughts, and Zita Mears.

Description Dates
2019.35.7.1: Oral history interview with Greg Aanes
2 videocassettes (miniDV)
Interview and plant tour with Greg Aanes, an artisan furniture designer and manufacturer based in Bellingham, WA. His operation opened in 1997 and has grown into a 4,000 sq. foot shop with five woodworkers.
Transcript: available
2003 September 3
2019.35.7.2: Oral history interview with Rosemary Brester
3 videocassettes (miniDV)
Interview and plant tour with Rosemary Brester, president and CEO of Hobart Machines Products Incorporated. Hobart Machines Products Incorporates specializes in precision machining for aerospace, defense, electronics, and space sectors. She and her husband later sold a portion of the company; she now also serves as a senior advisor to Cross NW.
Transcript: available
2003 July 24
2019.35.7.3: Oral history interview with Mike Dillon
2 videocassettes (miniDV)
Interview and plant tour with Mike Dillon, the president of Dillon Works, Inc., a custom design and fabrication company. Initially the company produced props, sets, and soft goods for use in commercials, photo shoots and movies, but over the years the company has collaborated on larger, increasingly complex projects. Mr. Dillon worked as an Imagineer at Disney prior to founding the company.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2003 August 11
2019.35.7.4: Oral history interview with Rob Entrekin
3 videocassettes (miniDV)
Interview and plant tour with Rob Entrekin, Corporate Technical Staff 2 at Phillips Ultrasound at the time of the interview. He is a biomedical engineer and this company produces medical ultrasound scanners.
Transcript: restrictions apply
2003 July 21
2019.35.7.5: Oral history interview with Lyle Eveland
2 videocassettes (miniDV)
Interview with Lyle Eveland, the former director of operations for Boeing Commercial Airplane Programs. He had retired in 2001, two years prior to this interview.
Transcript: available
2003 August 18
2019.35.7.6: Oral history interview with Victor Fung
1 videocassette (miniDV)
Interview with Victor Fung, the associate director of cell sciences at Amgen at the time of this interview. As of 2019, he is a founding partner and chief operating officer of Just Biotherapeutics.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2003 September 10
2019.35.7.7: Oral history interview with Charles Gary
2 videocassettes (miniDV)
Interview with Charles Gary, the shop foreman at Modelwerks at the time of this interview. Modelwerks started as a wind tunnel and architectural display model company, but later added the design and manufacturing of wake board molds and water ski molds to their business.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2003 August 13
2019.35.7.8: Oral history interview with Jerry Hanauer and Jeff Alden
2 videocassettes (miniDV)
Interview with Jerry Hanauer and Jeff Alden of the Pacific Coast Feather Company. Hanauer was the company's Chairman and CEO until his death; the company was founded by his grandfather, Joseph, as the Cannstatter Bed Feather Company in Stuttgart, Germany in 1884. In the midst of World War II, family came to Seattle and eventually bought Pacific Coast Feather Company from its original owners in 1940. After his death, the company was led by his sons, Adrian and Nick Hanauer, who later sold the company to Sleep Products. Jeff Alden was the Plant Manager of the Pacific Coast Feather Company at the time of this interview.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2003 July 28
2019.35.7.9: Oral history interview with David Huchthausen
2 videocassettes (miniDV)
Interview with David Huchthausen, a glass artist who uses manufacturing and industrial techniques and applications in his work. He was one of the first glass artists to emphasize cold glass-working techniques in the early 1970s.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2003 September 16
2019.35.7.10: Oral history interview with Don Johnson
1 videocassette (miniDV)
Interview with Don Johnson, the vice president and general manager of the pulp and paper mill Simpson Tacoma Kraft at the time of this interview. He is now retired from this role.
Digital copy available
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2003 August 15
2019.35.7.11: Oral history interview with Tim Kennedy
4 videocassettes (miniDV)
Interview with Tim Kennedy, the founder and general manager of Tim's Cascade Style Potato Chips. The company is a subsidiary of Pinnacle Foods, a packaged foods company which is a subsidiary of Conagra Brands. In 2003, Tim's won the American Culinary Institute's Gold Medal Taste Award for the potato chip category.
Digital copy available
Transcript: available
2003 July 7
2019.35.7.12: Oral history interview with Jerry Lloyd and John Burroughs
2 videocassettes (miniDV)
Interview with Jerry Lloyd and John Burroughs of Cascade Designs (CDI), a camping supply company with seven brands under its umbrella. John Burroughs is one of the company's co-founders and Jerry Lloyd was the company's first non-co-founder employee who primarily worked in business development. Lloyd retired from the company in 2006 after a controversial restructuring of the company's employee stock bonus plan by Burroughs, who sought to retain 96 percent of the company's shares.
Transcript: available
2003 July 29
2019.35.7.13: Oral history interview with Zita Mear
2 videocassettes (miniDV)
Interview with Zita Mears, an associate scientist at Zymogenetics Incorporated at the time of this interview.
Transcript: available
2003 August 6
2019.35.7.14: Oral history interview with Jeff Walz
2 videocassettes (miniDV)
Interview with Jeff Walz, the plant manager of Tacoma Guitars at the time of the interview.
Transcript: available
2003 August 6

2019.35.8:  Agriculture Oral History Project, 2004 January-AprilReturn to Top

An extension of an earlier partnership with the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and the Association of Washington Business (AWB), MOHAI gathered these oral histories as part of the Agriculture History Project in early 2004. This project was an extension of earlier projects completed to capture oral histories in Information Technology and Manufacturing. All interviews completed by Julie Kerssen.

The collection consists of 15 interviews: Gwen Bassetti, Barry Bettinger, Gary Briggs and Dave Jarzynka, Goldie Caughlan, Mike Finger and Kimberly Finger, Junkoh Harui, Terry Hunt, David Lake, Scott E. Leach, Craig Nelson, Clarence (Bud) Ryan, Michael J. (Mike) Sauer, Randy Suess, Greg Taylor, and Barrie Wilcox.

Description Dates
2019.35.8.1: Oral history interview with Gwen Bassetti
2 videocassettes (miniDV)
Interview with Gwen Bassetti, the founder of Seattle's Grand Central Bakery. The original iteration of the business was called The Bakery and opened in 1972 in Pioneer Square alongside two partners. She and her family later relocated to eastern Washington for fifteen years. She returned to Seattle in 1989, where The Bakery had been purchased from the original partners by another friend. She teamed up with the new owner to relaunch as Grand Central Bakery that year.
Digital copy available
Transcript: available
2004 March 31
2019.35.8.2: Oral history interview with Barry Bettinger
1 videocassette (miniDV)
Interview with Barry Bettinger, the owner of Snoqualmie Gourmet Ice Cream in Lynnwood, WA. He grew up on a dairy farm in upstate New York and spent 20 years after college working in the dairy industry. He and his wife, Shahnaz, purchased the business from its original owner in 1997.
Digital copy available
Transcript: available
2004 April 9
2019.35.8.3: Oral history interview with Gary Briggs and Dave Jarzynka
2 videocassettes (miniDV)
Interview with Gary Briggs and Dave Jarzynka of Briggs Nursery based in Elma, WA. Briggs Nursery is recognized for its ability to propagate and grow a wide variety of specialty plants. They grown over 1,000 varieties of plants at their laboratory and greenhouse.
Transcript: available
2004 February 19
2019.35.8.4: Oral history interview with Goldie Caughlan
2 videocassettes (miniDV)
Interview with Goldie Caughlan, the Nutrition Education Manager at PCC Community Markets. She joined the company in 1983. PCC Community Markets is the largest consumer-owned food cooperative in the United States.
Digital copy available
Transcript: available
2004 February 4
2019.35.8.5: Oral history interview with Mike Finger and Kimberly Finger
2 videocassettes (miniDV)
Interview with Mike and Kimberly Finger, the owners of Cedarville Farm in Bellingham, WA.
Transcript: available
2004 January 27
2019.35.8.6: Oral history interview with Junkoh Harui
2 videocassettes (miniDV)
Interview with Junkoh Harui, the owner of Bainbridge Gardens on Bainbridge Island, WA. In 1958, he and his wife, Chris, opened the Island's first florist, Town and Country Florist, in Winslow. They moved the nursery to a larger location along Highway 305 before renaming the business and moving it to its present location.
Transcript: available
2004 April 20
2019.35.8.7: Oral history interview with Terry Hunt
2 videocassettes (miniDV)
Interview with Terry Hunt, a master of the Washington State Grange at the time of this interview.
Transcript: available
2004 February 25
2019.35.8.8: Oral history interview with David Lake
2 videocassettes (miniDV)
Interview with David Lake, the director of winemaking at Columbia Winery at the time of this interview. Among his many accomplishments, he was the first in Washington to blend Merlot and Cabernet Franc in a style similar to the Right bank of Bordeaux.
Digital copy available
Transcript: available
2004 January 21
2019.35.8.9: Oral history interview with Scott E. Leach
2 videocassettes (miniDV)
Interview with Scott E. Leach, the founder and owner of Leach Orchards in Zillah, WA. He founded the orchard in November 1977 and produces Bartlett Pears, D'Anjou Pears, Red Delicious Apples, Golden Delicious Apples, and Granny Smith Apples.
Transcript: available
2004 April 14
2019.35.8.10: Oral history interview with Craig Nelson
2 videocassettes (miniDV)
Interview with Craig Nelson, the engineering manager at Nelson Irrigation Corporation (NIC) in Walla Walla, WA at the time of this interview. NIC plans, designs, develops, manufactures, and sells proprietary products for the agricultural irrigation equipment market.
Transcript: available
2004 April 27
2019.35.8.11: Oral history interview with Clarence (Bud) Ryan
2 videocassettes (miniDV)
Interview with Clarence "Bud" Ryan, a plant biochemistry researcher and the Charlotte Y. Martin Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry at Washington State University at the time of this interview. He was internationally known for his discoveries that plants produce natural insecticides to protect themselves from predation by herbivores. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1986.
Transcript: available
2004 March 18
2019.35.8.12: Oral history interview with Michael J. (Mike) Sauer
2 videocassettes (miniDV)
Interview with Michael J. (Mike) Sauer, the owner of Red Willow Vineyard in the Yakima Valley. He founded the vineyard in 1971 by planting Concord grapes on the family farm he married into. Following his early success, he began experimenting with Vitis vinifera including Sémillon and Chenin blanc. He would later plant the first commercial block of Cabernet franc in Washington State. In 1979, Red Willow began a working relationship with David Lee and the Columbia Winery, which pioneered the commercial planting and first varietal wines of Malbec, Mourvedre, Nebbiolo, Sangiovese, Syrah, Tempranillo and Viognier. He was a semifinalist for a James Beard Foundation Award in 2019.
Transcript: available
2004 April 15
2019.35.8.13: Oral history interview with Randy Suess
2 videocassettes (miniDV)
Interview with Randy Suess, a self-employed wheat farmer in Colfax, WA at the time of this interview. He was a teacher and superintendent of the Steptoe School District before quitting to return to his family's acreage in Whitman County. He represented Whitman County for 11 years on the Washington Grain Commission and its predecessor, the Washington Wheat Commission. He retired from farming in 2015.
Transcript: available
2004 March 18
2019.35.8.14: Oral history interview with Greg Taylor
2 videocassettes (miniDV)
Interview with Greg Taylor, the president of Liberty Orchards Co, Inc in Cashmere, WA. He is the grandson of the orchard's co-founders, Armenian immigrants Armen Tertsagian and Mark Balaban, who were best known for bringing a version of Turkish delight to the United States. Their Aplets and Cotlets are still the orchard's best-selling product.
Transcript: available
2004 March 30
2019.35.8.15: Oral history interview with Barrie Wilcox
2 videocassettes (miniDV)
Interview with Barrie Wilcox, a co-president of Wilcox Farms in Roy, WA at the time of this interview. Wilcox Farms primarily produces egg and dairy products. He currently consults for the farm, but no longer manages the day-to-day operations.
Digital copy available
Transcript: available
2004 February 10

2019.35.9:  Rosie the Riveter Oral History Project, 2004-2005Return to Top

Oral history interviews on women experiences working in World War II created for the Homefront lobby display at MOHAI's Montlake location in 2006. After the main body of interviews were completed in 2004, a separate series interviewing three African American women about their wartime work experience was completed in 2005, including a joint video interview in November of 2005.

Description Dates
2019.35.9.1: Rosie the Riveter Oral History Project
31 sound cassettes
Oral history interviews on women experiences working in World War II for the Homefront lobby display at MOHAI's Montlake location in 2006. The collection consists of interviews with 22 individuals: Elsie Anderson, Esther Aylesworth, Donna Bajocich, Margaret Berry, Helen Cahan, Betty Carey, Dorothy Elliott, Mora Gilley, Constance E. (Connie) Gilman, Wavel Halford, Chris Holm, Georgie Bright Kunkle, Elna Larson, Margot McMasters, June Moore, Mary Ellen Mottle, Betty Parks, Eleanor Peterson, Betty Severson, Lorraine Wells Smith, and Anne Wells. See individual interviews for more detailed information. Interviews completed by Patricia Hackett Nicola and Constance Schnell.
2004 August-October
2019.35.9.1.1: Oral history interview with Wavel Halford
2 sound cassettes (analog)
Interview with Wavel Halford, a riveter and bucker for Puget Sound Sheet Metal and Boeing. She retired in 1980 after 31 years at Boeing.
Transcript: none
2004 August 10 and 20
2019.35.9.1.2: Oral history interview with Esther Aylesworth
2 sound cassettes (analog)
Interview with Esther Aylesworth, a Boeing employee from July 1942 to December 1943 in Shop 304, Final Assembly - Wing. Her sister was a riveter.
Transcript: none
2004 September 28
2019.35.9.1.3: Oral history interview with Donna Bajocich
1 sound cassette (analog)
Interview with Donna Bajocich, a Boeing employee who worked as a riveter during World War II. Topics discussed include her work as a riveter, pressure from unwelcoming men who wanted her to leave her position, and her union membership and participation in a strike.
Digital copy available
Transcript: available
2004 August 18
2019.35.9.1.4: Oral history interview with Margaret Berry
2 sound cassettes (analog)
Interview with Margaret Berry, a Boeing employee during World War II. She was employed as a bucker and a riveter. Topics discussed include the relationship between bucking and riveting, having to buck her own rivets, racial diversity, and plane restoration.
Digital copy available
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2004 September 23
2019.35.9.1.5: Oral history interview with Helen Cahan
1 sound cassette (analog)
Interview with Helen Cahan, a Boeing employee from 1942 to 1945 responsible for building dorsal fins. She was also active in the peace movement prior to Pearl Harbor.
Transcript: none
2004 August 19
2019.35.9.1.6: Oral history interview with Betty Carey
1 sound cassette (analog)
Interview with Betty Carey, a Boeing employee for 48 years. She started a few months before Pearl Harbor and at retirement was the second longest serving female employee at the company.
Transcript: none
2004 August 30
2019.35.9.1.7: Oral history interview with Dorothy Elliott
2 sound cassettes (analog)
Interview with Dorothy Elliott, a Boeing employee from 1942 to 1959. She was hired as the "head greeter" and eventually became the company's Chief Receptionist. Topics discussed include: encounters with famous people, writing a social etiquette training manual to train receptionists, and her post-war life.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2004 August 23
2019.35.9.1.8: Oral history interview with Mora Gilley
1 sound cassette (analog)
Interview with Mora Gilley, who assembled bands to hold bombs under the wings of fighter planes in her uncle's factory in Akron, OH. She later unloaded bricks from boxcars by hand to repair firewalls for steam engines for the Pennsylvania Railroad in Altoona, PA. Alongside her father and siblings, she moved to Bremerton where she worked at the Bremerton Naval Shipyard.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2004 September 7
2019.35.9.1.9: Oral history interview with Constance E. (Connie) Gillman
2 sound cassettes (analog)
Interview with Constance E. (Connie) Gillman, who briefly worked at Boeing for a few months in 1943. She was a welder at Tacoma Flat Top on Harbor Island, where she first welded seams and later did repair welding
Transcript: none
2004 September 20
2019.35.9.1.10: Oral history interview with Wavel Halford
2 sound cassettes (analog)
Interview with Wavel Halford, a riveter and bucker for Puget Sound Sheet Metal and Boeing. She retired in 1980 after 31 years at Boeing.
Transcript: none
2004 August 10 and 20
2019.35.9.1.11: Oral history interview with Chris Holm
1 sound cassette (analog)
Interview with Chris Holm, a riveter for Boeing subcontractor Puget Sound Sheet Metal. She started as a bucker and was quickly promoted. She continued working for Boeing for many years after the war.
Transcript: none
2004 August 13
2019.35.9.1.12: Oral history interview with Georgie Bright Kunkle
2 sound cassettes (analog)
Interview with Georgie Bright Kunkle, an elementary school teacher who worked at a Boeing subplant in Chehalis. She later worked in administration at Boeing for three or four years. She wrote "Color Me Feminist: You're Damn Right I Wear Purple" in 2000.
Transcript: none
2004 August 17
2019.35.9.1.13: Oral history interview with Elna Larson
1 sound cassette (analog)
Interview with Elna Larson, who worked in torpedo assembly in Key Port, Kitsap County.
Transcript: none
2004 September 7
2019.35.9.1.14: Oral history interview with Margot McMasters
2 sound cassettes (analog)
Interview with Margot McMasters, one of the first women riveters at Boeing. She was hired in November 1942 and left after a year due to health problems.
Transcript: none
2004 October 26
2019.35.9.1.15: Oral history interview with June Moore
1 sound cassette (analog)
Interview with June Moore, a bucker at Boeing during World War II.
Transcript: none
2004 September 30
2019.35.9.1.16: Oral history interview with Mary Ellen Mottle
1 sound cassette (analog)
Interview with Mary Ellen Mottle, a bucker and riveter for Boeing during World War II.
Transcript: none
2004 November 8
2019.35.9.1.17: Oral history interview with Betty Parks
2 sound cassettes (analog)
Interview with Betty Parks, a civil servant who worked for Alaska Communications Systems and Signal Corp as a stenographer.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2004 October 5
2019.35.9.1.18: Oral history interview with Eleanor Parliament
1 sound cassette (analog)
Interview with Eleanor Parliament, a Boeing employee during World War II
Transcript: none
2004 September 9
2019.35.9.1.19: Oral history interview with Elaine Peterson
1 sound cassette (analog)
Interview with Elaine Peterson, a Boeing employee during World War II. She started at 17 in 1944 and was a C-Mechanic on the wing line.
Transcript: none
2004 September 11
2019.35.9.1.20: Oral history interview with Betty Severson
2 sound cassettes (analog)
Interview with Betty Severson, a bucker at Boeing during World War II. Boeing's internal newspaper listed her as "one of the first girl riveters."
Transcript: none
2004 October 15
2019.35.9.1.21: Oral history interview with Lorraine Wells Smith
1 sound cassette (analog)
Interview with Lorraine Wells Smith, a riveter at Boeing during World War II.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2004 August 25
2019.35.9.1.22: Oral history interview with Anne Wells
1 sound cassette (analog)
Interview with Anne Wells, a Boeing employee who joined the company in July 1942. She was Chief Clerk of Boeing Plant 2.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2004 September 8
2019.35.9.2: African American Rosies Oral History Project
Series of three individual audio interviews and one group video interview with African American women who worked in Seattle during World War II. Project includes three individual audio interviews with Katie R. Burks, Vivian Laye, and Katherine D. Thompkins interviewed by Anita Warmflash between July and September of 2005. The project concludes with a group video interview with all three, interviewed by MOHAI Historian Lorraine McConaghy and recorded by videographer Gerri Baker Parry. This project was an extension of the Rosie the Riveter Oral History Project to capture African American stories, used for Homefront Lobby Display at MOHAI's Montlake location in 2006.
2005 July-November
2019.35.9.2.1: Oral history interview with Katie R. Burks
1 sound cassette (analog)
Katie Burks discusses her move to Seattle from Birmingham, Alabama to work as a mechanic for Boeing during World War II. She includes details about her social, family, and work life, unions, the YWCA and Mt. Zion Church, discrimination in the South and Seattle she faced as an African American woman, and returning to work at Boeing in 1950.
Digital copy available
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2005 July 28
2019.35.9.2.2: Oral history interview with Vivian Laye
1 sound cassette (analog)
Interview with Vivian Laye, a Boeing employee during World War II. Topics discussed include: moving to Seattle, her Boeing-subsidized education and work-life balance, the union, and other employment.
Digital copy available
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2005 September 13
2019.35.9.2.3: Oral history interview with Katherine D. Thompkins
1 sound cassette (analog)
Interview with Katherine D. Thompkins, a Boeing employee during World War II. Topics discussed include: moving to Seattle, difficulties with welding, working at the Boeing Little Red Barn, and the union. Please note that second part of interview is missing.
Digital copy available
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2005 September 1
2019.35.9.2.4: Oral history interview with Katie R. Burks, Vivian Laye, and Katherine D. Thompkins
1 videocassette (miniDV)
Joint interview with Katie R. Burke, Vivian Laye, and Katherine D. Thompkins about their experiences working at Boeing during World War II.
Transcript: none
2005 November 5

2019.35.10:  Urban by Nature Oral History Project, 2005 November - 2006 AprilReturn to Top

Oral history interviews conducted for an exhibit intended for 2008 called Urban by Nature, which did not happen. The collection consists of 5 interviews: Joanna Buehler, Jonathan Frodge, John Howell, Ruth Ittner, and Mark Musick.

Description Dates
2019.35.10.1: Oral history interview with Joanna Buehler
1 sound cassette (DAT)
Interview with Joanna Buehler, an environmentalist and founder of Save Lake Sammamish.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2006 January 16
2019.35.10.2: Oral history interview with Jonathan Frodge
1 sound cassette (DAT)
Interview with Jonathan Frodge, a limnologist and Senior Water Quality Planner for King County at the time of this interview. He has been a Stormwater Scientist for the City of Seattle since 2009.
Transcript: none
2006 March 8
2019.35.10.3: Oral history interview with John Howell
1 sound cassette (DAT)
Interview with John Howell, the founding partner of the public policy consulting firm Cedar River Group. He was the Special Assistant to Seattle Mayor Charles Royer and later became the Assistant Director in the City of Seattle Office of Management and Budget. He has worked on projects involving the preservation of parks and open space, protection of endangered salmon species, support for agriculture, farmland protection, and neighborhood farmers’ markets.
Transcript: none
2005 November 18
2019.35.10.4: Oral history interview with Ruth Ittner
1 sound cassette (DAT)
Interview with Ruth Ittner, an ecologist, trails advocate, and public policy administrator who is best known for her work with Volunteers for Outdoor Washington.
Transcript: none
2006 January 27
2019.35.10.5: Oral history interview with Mark Musick
1 sound cassette (DAT)
Interview with Mark Musick, a founding member of the Tilth Association. The Tilth Association is a diverse and dynamic sustainable agricultural movement.
Transcript: none
2006 March 8

2019.35.11:  King Street Station Oral History Project, 2006 MayReturn to Top

Oral history interviews conducted as part of a King Street Centennial Archive, which were used at Readers Theater event at Seattle Public Library on June 28, 2006. Interviews were conducted by Helen Divjak. The collection consists of 15 interviews: Lloyd Flem, Walter Grecula, Charles F. (Chuck) Intlekofer, Marlene Koob, Kurt Laird, Dan Langdon, Frank M. Reed, Don Reiling, James D. Riley, Alfred Runte, Ronald C. (Ron) Scheck, J. Craig Thorpe, Anthony Trifiletti, Peter T. Watson, and Joseph Welsh.

Description Dates
2019.35.11.1: Oral history interview with Lloyd Flem
1 sound cassette (analog)
Interview with Lloyd Flem, the executive director of the Washington Association of Rail Passengers at the time of this interview. This organization is now called All Aboard Washington.
Transcript: none
2006 May 10
2019.35.11.2: Oral history interview with Walter Grecula
1 sound cassette (analog)
Interview with Walter Grecula, an employee of the Great Northern Railway from 1942 to 1984.
Transcript: none
2006 May 10
2019.35.11.3: Oral history interview with Charles F. (Chuck) Intlekofer
1 sound cassette (analog)
Interview with Charles F. (Chuck) Intlekofer, an employee of the Great Northern Railway. He eventually served as Director of Engineering for the Seattle region for Burlington Northern, a railroad company created by the merger of the Great Northern Railway, the Northern Pacific Railway, the Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railway and the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2006 May 31
2019.35.11.4: Oral history interview with Marlene Koob
1 sound cassette (analog)
Interview with Marlene Koob, the station agent at King Street Station at the time of this interview. She retired from this role in September 2010. Her father and grandfather also worked at King Street Station.
Transcript: none
2006 May 10
2019.35.11.5: Oral history interview with Kurt Laird
1 sound cassette (analog)
Interview with Kurt Laird, the District Superintendent of Amtrak's Pacific Northwest District at the time of this interview. He was promoted to General Superintendent of the Pacific Northwest Division in 2010.
Transcript: none
2006 May 31
2019.35.11.6: Oral history interview with Dan Langdon
1 sound cassette (DAT)
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2006 May 31
2019.35.11.7: Oral history interview with Frank M. Reed
1 sound cassette (analog)
Transcript: none
2006 May 31
2019.35.11.8: Oral history interview with Don Reiling
1 sound cassette (analog)
Interview with Don Reiling, the Supervisor for Environmental Field Operations at the RETEC Group at the time of this interview.
Transcript: none
2006 May 10
2019.35.11.9: Oral history interview with James D. Riley
1 sound cassette (DAT)
Interview with James D. Riley, who worked for the Milwaukee Road, Great Northern, and Northern Pacific Railroads.
Transcript: none
2006 May 10
2019.35.11.10: Oral history interview with Alfred Runte
1 sound cassette (DAT)
Interview with Al Runte, an environmental historian and former Mayoral candidate, about his memories of King Street Station.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2006 May 10
2019.35.11.11: Oral history interview with Ronald C. (Ron) Sheck
1 sound cassette (analog)
Interview with Ronald C. (Ron) Sheck, the Urban Rail Program Manager at the Washington State Department of Transportation at the time of this interview.
Transcript: none
2006 May 10
2019.35.11.12: Oral history interview with J. Craig Thorpe
1 sound cassette (DAT)
Interview with J. Craig Thorpe, an artist who mainly depicts trains and the rail transport industry. He has served as a director of All Aboard Washington, a rail advocacy group.
Transcript: none
2006 May 10
2019.35.11.13: Oral history interview with Anthony Trifiletti
1 sound cassette (DAT)
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2006 May 10
2019.35.11.14: Oral history interview with Peter T. Watson
1 sound cassette (analog)
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2006 May 31
2019.35.11.15: Oral history interview with Joseph Welsh
1 sound cassette (analog)
Transcript: none
2006 May 31

2019.35.12:  Memories of Lake Union Oral History Project, 2007 June-JulyReturn to Top

A series of short oral history interviews completed in partnership with the Center for Wooden Boats. Most of these interviews were gathered by Shelly Leavens at the 2007 Wooden Boat Festival over the Fourth of July weekend, with a goal of developing a readers' theater for the following year. Later interviews completed by Lorraine McConaghy. The collection consists of 22 interviews: Richard Amberson, Richard Asia, Geoff Braden, Ronald Burke, David Coy and Ralph Ferguson, Hugh Ferguson, Steve Greaves, Dan Grinstead, Joe Guendet, Jules James, Russ Karns, John Lyons, Paul Marlow, Lewis Naismyth and Nancy Rothwell, Roger Newell, Madelyn and Vernon Parrett, Dorothy Philipp, Chris Pittman, Marcus Raichle, Saaduuts, Vern Valex, and Doug Welti. See individual interviews for more detailed information.

Description Dates
2019.35.12.1: Oral history interview with Richard Amberson
1 sound cassette (DAT)
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2007 July 3
2019.35.12.2: Oral history interview with Richard Asia
1 sound cassette (DAT)
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2007 June 30
2019.35.12.3: Oral history interview with Geoff Braden
1 sound cassette (DAT)
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2007 July 15
2019.35.12.4: Oral history interview with Ronald Burke
1 sound cassette (DAT)
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2007 June 30
2019.35.12.5: Oral history interview with David Coy and Ralph Ferguson
1 sound cassette (DAT)
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2007 July 3
2019.35.12.6: Oral history interview with Hugh Ferguson
1 sound cassette (DAT)
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2007 July 11
2019.35.12.7: Oral history interview with Steve Greaves
1 sound cassette (DAT)
Transcript: available
2007 July 1
2019.35.12.8: Oral history interview with Dan Grinstead
1 sound cassette (DAT)
Transcript: available
2007 July 1
2019.35.12.9: Oral history interview with Joe Guendet
1 sound cassette (DAT)
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2007 June 30
2019.35.12.10: Oral history interview with Jules James
1 sound cassette (DAT)
Transcript: available
2007 July 11
2019.35.12.11: Oral history interview with Russ Karns
1 sound cassette (DAT)
Transcript: available
2007 July 1
2019.35.12.12: Oral history interview with John Lyons
1 sound cassette (DAT)
Transcript: available
2007 July 1
2019.35.12.13: Oral history interview with Paul Marlow
1 sound cassette (DAT)
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2007 July 2
2019.35.12.14: Oral history interview with Lewis Naismyth and Nancy Rothwell
1 sound cassette (DAT)
Transcript: available
2007 July 4
2019.35.12.15: Oral history interview with Roger Newell
1 sound cassette (DAT)
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2007 July 3
2019.35.12.16: Oral history interview with Madelyn and Vernon Parrett
1 sound cassette (DAT)
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2007 July 3
2019.35.12.17: Oral history interview with Dorothy Philipp
1 sound cassette (DAT)
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2007 June 30
2019.35.12.18: Oral history interview with Chris Pittman
1 sound cassette (DAT)
Transcript: available
2007 June 2
2019.35.12.19: Oral history interview with Marcus Raichle
1 sound cassette (DAT)
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2007 July 4
2019.35.12.20: Oral history interview with Saaduuts
1 sound cassette (DAT)
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2007
2019.35.12.21: Oral history interview with Vern Valez
1 sound cassette (DAT)
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2007 July 3
2019.35.12.22: Oral history interview with Doug Welti
1 sound cassette (DAT)
Transcript: available
2007 June 2

2019.35.13:  Horizon House Century 21 Oral History Project, 2009 April-MayReturn to Top

These oral history interviews were completed as a partnership between the private 6-12 grade school the Northwest School, senior living center the Horizon House, and MOHAI to document experiences during the 1962 World's Fair. Northwest School teacher Joe Bisignano oversaw students interviewing seniors at the Horizon House, under the guidance of Lorraine McConaghy at MOHAI in this multi-generational project. The collection consists of 20 interviews: Dorlene Agenbroad, Mary Beth Bakke, Gerald (Jerry) Cone, Don and Marilyn Covey, Nancy and Ted Edquist, Beverly Feeney, Audrey Gruger, Joseph W. (Joe) Hall, Jane L. Hastings, Floyd and Barbara Hutton, Siegfried and Ruth Kiemle, Phyllis Lamphere, Alice Moss, James S. (Jim) Perry, Frank A. Pritchard Jr., Paul and Mary Margaret Pruitt, Mary C. (Connie) Ritter, Helen Shelton, Oliver Skanse, and Leroy W. (Lee) Soper.

Description Dates
2019.35.13.1: Oral history interview with Dorlene Agenbroad
1 videocassette (miniDV)
Interview with Dorlene Agenbroad about her memories of the 1962 World's Fair in Seattle. Topics discussed include her experience at the fair, Seattle before and after the fair, and her life at the time of the fair.
Digital copy available
Transcript: available
2009 April 20
2019.35.13.2: Oral history interview with Mary Beth Bakke
1 videocassette (miniDV)
Interview with Mary Beth Bakke about her memories of the 1962 World's Fair in Seattle. Topics discussed include a comparison between the San Francisco and Seattle fairs, her life at the time of the fair, and Seattle before and after the fair.
Digital copy available
Transcript: available
2009 April 23
2019.35.13.3: Oral history interview with Gerald (Jerry) Cone
1 videocassette (miniDV)
Interview with Gerald (Jerry) Cone about his memories of the 1962 World's Fair in Seattle. Topics discussed include his childhood in Seattle, Seattle around the time of the fair, his printing business, and his experience at the fair.
Digital copy available
Transcript: available
2009 April 27
2019.35.13.4: Oral history interview with Don and Marilyn Covey
1 videocassette (miniDV)
Interview with Don and Marilyn Covey about their memories of the 1962 World's Fair in Seattle. Topics discussed include Seattle around the time of the fair, the Space Needle, and the architecture of the fair's buildings.
Digital copy available
Transcript: available
2009 May 6
2019.35.13.5: Oral history interview with Nancy and Ted Edquist
1 videocassette (miniDV)
Interview with Nancy and Ted Edquist about their memories of the 1962 World's Fair in Seattle. Topics discussed include growing up in Seattle, their experiences at the fair, and the reaction of native Seattleites.
Digital copy available
Transcript: available
2009 May 4
2019.35.13.6: Oral history interview with Beverly Feeney
1 videocassette (miniDV)
Interview with Beverly Feeney about her memories of the 1962 World's Fair in Seattle. Topics discussed include her work and her husband's work with the fair, the science fair, and other activities at the fair.
Digital copy available
Transcript: available
2009 April 22
2019.35.13.7: Oral history interview with Audrey Gruger
1 videocassette (miniDV)
Interview with Audrey Gruger about her memories of the 1962 World's Fair in Seattle. Topics discussed include Seattle at the time of the fair, changes after the fair, and her experience at the fair.
Digital copy available
Transcript: available
2009 May 4
2019.35.13.8: Oral history interview with Joseph W. (Joe) Hall
1 videocassette (miniDV)
Interview with Joseph W. (Joe) Hall about his memories of the 1962 World's Fair in Seattle. Topics discussed include his experience at the fair, the Space Needle, technology, and science.
Digital copy available
Transcript: available
2009 May 4
2019.35.13.9: Oral history interview with Jane L. Hastings
1 videocassette (miniDV)
Interview with Jane L. Hastings about her memories of the 1962 World's Fair in Seattle. Topics discussed include Seattle at the time of the fair, her experience working as an architect involved with the project, and her experience at the fair.
Digital copy available
Transcript: available
2009 May 6
2019.35.13.10: Oral history interview with Floyd and Barbara Hutton
1 videocassette (miniDV)
Interview with Floyd and Barbara Hutton about their memories of the 1962 World's Fair in Seattle. Topics discussed include their move to Tacoma around the time of the fair, their experience at the fair, and technology.
Digital copy: restrictions may apply
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2009 April 23
2019.35.13.11: Oral history interview with Siegfried and Ruth Kiemle
1 videocassette (miniDV)
Interview with Floyd and Barbara Hutton about their memories of the 1962 World's Fair in Seattle. Topics discussed include their move to Tacoma around the time of the fair, their experience at the fair, and technology.
Digital copy: restrictions may apply
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2009 April 20
2019.35.13.12: Oral history interview with Phyllis Lamphere
1 videocassette (miniDV)
Interview with Phyllis Lamphere about her memories of the 1962 World's Fair in Seattle. Topics discussed include Seattle at the time of the fair, her experiences at the fair, and the fair's legacy on Seattle.
Digital copy available
Transcript: available
2009 April 29
2019.35.13.13: Oral history interview with Alice Moss
1 videocassette (miniDV)
Interview with Alice Moss about her memories of the 1962 World's Fair in Seattle. Topics discussed include her experience at the fair, traveling from Portland to Seattle, and the Space Needle.
Digital copy available
Transcript: available
2009 May 7
2019.35.13.14: Oral history interview with James S. (Jim) Perry
1 videocassette (miniDV)
Interview with James S. (Jim) Perry about his memories of the 1962 World's Fair in Seattle. Topics discussed include bussing people in for the fair, Seattle at the time of the fair, and his connection to an earlier fair.
Digital copy available
Transcript: available
2009 April 29
2019.35.13.15: Oral history interview with Frank A. Pritchard Jr.
1 videocassette (miniDV)
Interview with Frank A. Pritchard Jr. about his memories of the 1962 World's Fair in Seattle. Topics discussed include his interests at the fair, Seattle now and then, and working as a promoter for the fair.
Digital copy available
Transcript: available
2009 April 30
2019.35.13.16: Oral history interview with Paul and Mary Margaret Pruitt
1 videocassette (miniDV)
Interview with Paul and Mary Margaret Pruitt about their memories of the 1962 World's Fair in Seattle. Topics discussed include moving to the Pacific Northwest, their experience at the fair, and the impact of the fair.
Digital copy available
Transcript: available
2009 May 6
2019.35.13.17: Oral history interview with Mary C. (Connie) Ritter
1 videocassette (miniDV)
Interview with Mary C. (Connie) Ritter about her memories of the 1962 World's Fair in Seattle. Topics discussed include working as a typist for Naramore, Bain, Brady and Johanson during the construction of the fair, Seattle at the time of the fair, and her experience at the fair.
Digital copy available
Transcript: available
2009 May 7
2019.35.13.18: Oral history interview with Helen Shelton
1 videocassette (miniDV)
Interview with Helen Shelton about her memories of the 1962 World's Fair in Seattle. Topics discussed include Seattle at the time of the fair, her experience at the fair, and the impact of the fair.
Digital copy: restrictions may apply
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2009 April 29
2019.35.13.19: Oral history interview with Oliver Skanse
1 videocassette (miniDV)
Interview with Oliver Skanse about his memories of the 1962 World's Fair in Seattle. Topics discussed include moving to Seattle just prior to the fair, his experience at the fair, and the impact of the fair on Seattle.
Digital copy available
Transcript: available
2009 April 27
2019.35.13.20: Oral history interview with Leroy W. (Lee) Soper
1 videocassette (miniDV)
Interview with Leroy K. (Lee) Soper about his memories of the 1962 World's Fair in Seattle. Topics discussed include opening a branch of the University Bookstore at the fair, Seattle at the time of the fair, and his experience at the fair.
Digital copy available
Transcript: available
2009 April 22

2019.35.14:  Eastside Political Women Oral History Project, 2009 July - 2010 AprilReturn to Top

These oral history interviews were gathered by MOHAI as part of an effort to capture stories of women in politics, to commemorate the centennial of women's suffrage in Washington State in 2010. The project was chaired by Christine Himes, President of the Redmond Historical Society and former mayor of Redmond. Martha King managed the project and conducted the interviews. Gerri Baker Parry was the videographer. The collection consists of 6 interviews: Nan Campbell, Doris Munz Cooper, Christine T. Himes, Isabel Hogan, Doreen Marchione, and Beth Bland Winn.

Description Dates
2019.35.14.1: Oral history interview with Nan Campbell
2 videocassettes (miniDV)
Interview with Nan Campbell, who served on Bellevue's City Council from 1981 to 1989 and as Bellevue's first woman mayor from 1989 to 1990. Topics discussed include her actions on the Bellevue City Council, her work in human services and advocacy, and her early career.
Digital copy available
Transcript: available
2009 October 5
2019.35.14.2: Oral history interview with Doris Munz Cooper
2 sound discs (CD)
Interview with Doris Munz Cooper, a member of Kirkland's City Council from 1973 to 1984 and the first woman mayor of Kirkland from 1984 to 1990. Topics discussed include: running for political office as a woman in the 1970s, her childhood and education, and her work in Kirkland.
Digital copy available
Transcript: available
2010 April 10
2019.35.14.3: Oral history interview with Christine T. Himes
2 videocassettes (miniDV)
Interview with Christine T. Himes, the first woman mayor of Redmond from 1980 to 1984. Topics discussed include her personal background, her advocacy and running for Redmond's City Council, and her work in politics.
Digital copy available
Transcript: available
2009 July 13 - 2010 April 13
2019.35.14.4: Oral history interview with Isabel Hogan
2 videocassettes (miniDV)
Interview with Isabel Hogan, the first woman mayor of Kent from 1970 to 1986. Topics discussed include her background, early career and parenting six children, and her work as mayor.
Digital copy available
Transcript: available
2009 August 10
2019.35.14.5: Oral history interview with Doreen Marchione
2 videocassettes (miniDV)
Interview with Doreen Marchione, who was first elected to Redmond's City Council in 1975 and served as mayor from 1984 to 1991. Topics discussed include her background, her early career, and her work in politics.
Digital copy available
Transcript: available
2009 November 19
2019.35.14.6: Oral history interview with Beth Bland Winn
2 videocassettes (miniDV)
Interview with Beth Bland Winn, the first woman mayor of Mercer Island from 1980 to 1984. She also served on the regional Metro Council and unsuccessfully ran for U.S. Congress in 1982. Topics discussed include her background, her early career, and her work in politics.
Digital copy available
Transcript: available
2009 September 29

2019.35.15:  WTO Oral History Project, 2009 December 3Return to Top

3 videocassettes (mini DVD)

Short oral history interviews remembering the World Trade Organization protests in Seattle in 1999, as part of a joint project between MOHAI and Pepperspray Media. Project includes at least 15 video interviews. Interviewees are not always named but include: Suz Babayon, Adam Cohn, Yasmina Ellis, Richard Fellows, Angela Gilliam, Catherine Jobes, Verlene Jones, Lita Kitaeff, Colleen Nohl, Lamber Rochfort, Jonathan Rosenblum, Karen Stuhldreher, Julian Wheeler, Boris Yardslavtsev and Melissa Young. Not all interviews list people's name at start of interview, and it is unclear who is in which interview.

2019.35.16:  Experienced Leaders Oral History Project, 2010 April - 2011 JulyReturn to Top

Oral history interviews conducted by MOHAI to document "influential history makers in the last half of the 20th century" in preparation for the museum's move to South Lake Union in 2012. All interviews were conducted by Marsha King. The collection consists of 13 interviews: Frank A. Blethen, Jr., Aubrey Davis, Gov. Daniel J. Evans, Anne Farrel, William H. Gates, Sr., William P. Gerberding, Charles V. (Tom) Gibbs, Joshua (Jay) Green III, Gerald Crinstein, Phyllis Lamphere, Rev. Samuel Berry McKinney, Carl R. Meurk, and Tomio Moriguch.

Description Dates
2019.35.16.1: Oral history interview with Frank A. Blethen Jr
2 videocassettes (miniDV)
Interview with Frank A. Blethen Jr., the publisher of the Seattle Times. He is a fourth-generation member of the Blethen family, which has owned the newspaper since 1896. Topics discussed include his background and his family's history with the Seattle Times and his tenure at the newspaper.
Digital copy: restricted until 2020
Transcript: restricted until 2020
2010 November 12
2019.35.16.2: Oral history interview with Aubrey Davis
4 videocassettes (miniDV)
Interview with Aubrey Davis, who served as a federal public housing official, city councilmember, and mayor of Mercer Island. He was also the lead figure in the state's redesign of the I-90 bridge. Topics discussed include: his passion for public service, his family background, and his career.
Digital copy available
Transcript: available
2010 July 13
2019.35.16.3: Oral history interview with Gov. Daniel J. Evans
2 videocassettes (miniDV)
Interview with Gov. Daniel J. Evans, the 16th Governor of Washington State. Her served in this role from 1965 to 1977. Topics discussed include: his background, military experience, and his political career.
Digital copy available
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2010 June 8
2019.35.16.4: Oral history interview with Anne Farrell
1 videocassette (miniDV)
Interview with Anne Farrell, President Emeritus of the Seattle Foundation and a Life Trustee of Seattle University.
Digital copy: restrictions may apply
Transcript: none
2010 June 13
2019.35.16.5: Oral history interview with William H. Gates Sr.
2 videocassettes (miniDV)
Interview with William H. Gates Sr., a retired attorney, philanthropist, and father of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates. Topics discussed include his work with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, his background, and his involvement with a number of organizations.
Digital copy available
Transcript: available
2010 May 19
2019.35.16.6: Oral history interview with William P. Gerberding
2 videocassettes (miniDV)
Interview with William Gerberding, the 27th president of the University of Washington between 1979 to 1995.
Digital copy available
Transcript: none
2011 May 16
2019.35.16.7: Oral history interview with Charles V. (Tom) Gibbs
2 videocassettes (miniDV)
Interview with Charles V. (Tom) Gibbs, the former executive director of Seattle Metro. Topics discussed include his background, his military service and career, and his environmental activism.
Digital copy available
Transcript: available
2010 December 22
2019.35.16.8: Oral history interview with Joshua (Jay) Green III
2 videocassettes (miniDV)
Interview with Joshua (Jay) Green III, the chairman of the Joshua Green Corporation and Far Bank Enterprises. He is a sixth-generation member of a banking family with roots in pre-Civil War Mississippi. Topics discussed include his background, his career in the family business, and his philanthropy.
Digital copy available
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2010 July 27
2019.35.16.9: Oral history interview with Gerald Grinstein
2 videocassettes (miniDV)
Interview with Gerald Grinstein, the CEO of Delta Airlines between 2004 and 2007 and the CEO of the Burlington Northern Railroad from 1985 to 1995. Topics discussed include his background, his career, and his philanthropy.
Digital copy available
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2010 June 9
2019.35.16.10: Oral history interview with Phyllis Lamphere
2 videocassettes (miniDV)
Interview with Phyllis Lamphere, former Seattle City Council member and longtime civic activist. She served on the Seattle City Council from 1967 to 1978, led the National League of Cities, and founded the Washington State Convention Center's Public Art Program. Topics discussed include her background, her work in politics, and her work on the convention center.
Digital copy available
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2011 June 1
2019.35.16.11: Oral history interview with Rev. Samuel Berry McKinney
2 videocassettes (miniDV)
Interview with Rev. Samuel Berry McKinney, a Baptist minister, author, and civil rights advocate. He served as the pastor of Mount Zion Baptist Church, one of the largest and oldest black churches in the Pacific Northwest from 1958 to 1998 and from 2005 to 2008. Topics discussed include his background and his civil rights advocacy work.
Digital copy available
Transcript: available
2010 April 21
2019.35.16.12: Oral history interview with Carl R. Meurk
2 videocassettes (miniDV)
Interview with Carl R. Meurk, a retired senior executive with Todd Pacific Shipyards. Topics discussed include his background, his military service, and his career.
Digital copy available
Transcript: available
2011 July 21
2019.35.16.13: Oral history interview with Tomio Moriguchi
2 videocassettes (miniDV)
Interview with Tomio Moriguchi, the CEO of the Uwajimaya supermarket chain in Seattle, Washington, from 1965 to 2007. Topics discussed include his family's incarceration during World War II, the family business, and his advocacy work.
Digital copy available
Transcript: available
2010 April 20

2019.35.17:  Floating Homes Association Oral History Project, 2011 July-2012 OctoberReturn to Top

Fourteen oral history interviews conducted by Erin Feeney for the Floating Homes Association, in conjunction with MOHAI. These oral histories were used for an Arcadia Press book on Seattle's houseboats and an 2013 exhibit at MOHAI called Still Afloat: Seattle’s Floating Home Community. The collection consists of interviews with: Fred and Ann Bassetti, Naomi Bogenschutz and Jared Jonas, Bob Bowman, Mike Dederer, Jonathan Ezekiel, Dave Galvin, James Gray and Mack Hopkins, Jim Healy and Loretta Metcalf, Gifford and Mary Jones, Ken Kenney, Bob Lily, John Pursell, Thomas G. (Tom) Susor, and Tui Tui (Robert Rudine and Janet Yoder).

Description Dates
2019.35.17.1: Oral history interview with Fred and Ann Bassetti
1 videodisc (DVD)
Interview with Fred and Ann Bassetti about their experiences living on a houseboat. Fred Bassetti is the father of Ann Bassetti. Fred Bassetti (1917-2013) was an architect known for his regional modern architecture. Selected projects include the Seattle Aquarium, the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon, and Lakeside School.
Digital copy available
Transcript: none
2012 October 2
2019.35.17.2: Oral history interview with Naomi Bogenschutz and Jared Jonas
1 videodisc (DVD)
Digital copy available
Transcript: none
2012 October 6
2019.35.17.3: Oral history interview with Bob Bowman
1 sound disc (CD)
Digital copy available
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2011 August 10
2019.35.17.4: Oral history interview with Mike Dederer
1 sound disc (CD)
Digital copy available
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2011 July 27
2019.35.17.5: Oral history interview with Jonathan Ezekiel
1 sound disc (CD)
Digital copy available
Transcript: none
2011 August 18
2019.35.17.6: Oral history interview with Dave Galvin
1 sound disc (CD)
Digital copy available
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2011 August 22
2019.35.17.7: Oral history interview with James Gray and Mack Hopkins
1 sound disc (CD)
Digital copy available
Transcript: none
2011 August 4
2019.35.17.8: Oral history interview with Jim Healy and Loretta Metcalf
1 sound disc (CD)
Digital copy available
Transcript: none
2011 August 25
2019.35.17.9: Oral history interview with Gifford and Mary Jones
1 sound disc (CD)
Digital copy available
Transcript: none
2011 August 3
2019.35.17.10: Oral history interview with Ken Kennedy
1 sound disc (CD)
Digital copy available
Transcript: none
2011 August 15
2019.35.17.11: Oral history interview with Bob Lily
1 sound disc (CD)
Digital copy available
Transcript: none
2011 August 10
2019.35.17.12: Oral history interview with John Pursell
1 sound disc (CD)
Digital copy available
Transcript: none
2011 July 28
2019.35.17.13: Oral history interview with Thomas G. (Tom) Susor
1 videodisc (DVD)
Digital copy available
Transcript: none
2011 August 15
2019.35.17.14: Oral history interview with Robert Rudine and Janet Yoder (Tui Tui)
1 videodisc (DVD)
Interview with Robert Rudine (aka Dogfish of Tui Tui) and Janet Yoder (aka Dragonfly of Tui Tui), creators of artist stamps (artistamps).
Digital copy available
Transcript: none
2011 August 18

2019.35.18:  Town Square Panels, 2011 September-2012 OctoberReturn to Top

A series of nine panel discussions about the last fifty years of Seattle history, focused on different topics, to help guide ideas for the future. Series also referred to as "History on the Move." Some of the first also shown on the Seattle Channel. The collection consists of 9 videotaped panels: Civic Leadership - Who's in Charge?: John Ellis, Larry Gossett, Tim Hill, Donald Kraft, and Phyllis Lamphere The Built and Natural Environment: Tom Gibbs, Karen Lane, Joan Thomas, and Bob Wallace Getting Down to Business: Richard (Dick) Cooley, Virgil (Virg) Fassio, John Fluke, Sally Jewell, and John Warner Global Trade: Diane Adachi, Richard (Dick) Ford, and J. Shan Mullin Private Clubs, Public Impact: Anne Farrell, Don Kraft, James G. McCurdy II, and John Nesholm Retail: George Bartell, John Buller, Tomio Moriguchi, and Bruce Nordstorm Philanthropy: Akhtar Badshah, Norm Rice, Dorothy (Dottie) Simpson, and Colleen Willoughby Encore: A Look at Seattle Arts: Jean Falls, C. David Hughbanks, Alice Rooney, and Judy Whetzel Vital Signs: Health and Medicine: Sally Behnke, C. Anthony (Tony) Blau, Aubrey Davis, and Christopher B. (Chris) Wilson.

Description Dates
2019.35.18.1: Panel with John Ellis, Larry Gossett, Tim Hill, Donald Kraft, and Phyllis Lamphere
1 videodisc (DVD)
Panel on civic leadership featuring panelists John Ellis, Larry Gossett, Tim Hill, Donald Kraft, and Phyllis Lamphere, moderated by Charles Royer. Topics discussed include the World's Fair, CHECC and the City Council, and other civic initiatives.
Digital copy: restrictions may apply
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2011 September 27
2019.35.18.2: Panel with Tom Gibbs, Karen Lane, Joan Thomas, and Bob Wallace
1 videodisc (DVD)
Panel on the built and natural environment featuring panelists Tom Gibbs, Karen Lane, Joan Thomas, and Bob Wallace, moderated by David C. Brewster. Topics discussed include King County Metro, the environmental movement, and placemaking.
Digital copy: restrictions may apply
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2011 October 11
2019.35.18.3: Panel with Richard (Dick) Cooley, Virgil (Virg) Fassio, John Fluke, Sally Jewell, and John Warner
1 videodisc (DVD)
Panel on business and industry featuring panelists Richard (Dick) Cooley, Virgil (Virg) Fassio, John Fluke, Sally Jewell, and John Warner, moderated by George Duff.
Digital copy: restrictions may apply
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2011 November 28
2019.35.18.4: Panel with Diane Adachi, Richard (Dick) Ford, and J. Shan Mullin
1 videodisc (DVD)
Panel on global trade and commerce featuring panelists Diane Adachi, Richard (Dick) Ford, and J. Shan Mullin, moderated by George Duff.
Digital copy: restrictions may apply
Transcript: none
2012 February 29
2019.35.18.5: Panel with Anne Farrell, Don Kraft, James G. McCurdy II, and John Nesholm
1 videodisc (DVD)
Panel on private clubs and their public impact featuring panelists Anne Farrell, Don Kraft, James G. McCurdy II, and John Nesholm, moderated by Neil McReynolds.
Digital copy: restrictions may apply
Transcript: none
2012 May 23
2019.35.18.6: Panel with George Bartell, John Buller, Tomio Moriguchi, and Bruce Nordstrom
1 videodisc (DVD)
Panel on retail featuring panelists George Bartell, John Buller, Tomio Moriguchi, and Bruce Nordstrom, moderated by Kate Joncas.
Digital copy: restrictions may apply
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2012 June 5
2019.35.18.7: Panel with Akhtar Badshah, Norm Rice, Dorothy (Dottie) Simpson, and Colleen Willoughby
1 videodisc (DVD)
Panel on philanthropy featuring panelists Akhtar Badshah, Norm Rice, Dorothy (Dottie) Simpson, and Colleen Willoughby, moderated by Carol Lewis.
Digital copy: restrictions may apply
Transcript: none
2012 June 28
2019.35.18.8: Panel with Jean Falls, C. David Hughbanks, Alice Rooney, and Judy Whetzel
1 videodisc (DVD)
Panel on the arts featuring panelists Jean Falls, C. David Hughbanks, Alice Rooney, and Judy Whetzel, moderated by Jim Tune.
Digital copy available
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2012 September 24
2019.35.18.9: Panel with Sally Behnke, C. Anthony (Tony) Blau, Aubrey Davis, and Christopher B. (Chris) Wilson
1 videodisc (DVD)
Panel on health featuring panelists Sally Behnke, C. Anthony (Tony) Blau, Aubrey Davis, and Christopher B. (Chris) Wilson, moderated by Carol Lewis.
Digital copy: restrictions may apply
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2012 October 23

2019.35.19:  Places of Invention Oral History Project, 2013 March-MayReturn to Top

As one of six Smithsonian Affiliates nationwide, MOHAI was selected to participate in the Lemelson Center’s Places of Invention Project (2011-2015), which explored how inventors are inspired by the places where they live and work. In collaboration with a community partner, Sean Vesce of E-Line Media, as well as other local supporters, MOHAI underwent an exploration of the greater Seattle region as a place of invention within the gaming industry. The first step of this partnership was six oral history interviews, conducted by Julia Swan, which were also deposited in the Lemelson Center and the Smithsonian Archives. The oral history interviews were used in a mini-documentary and a book published by the Smithsonian. The collection consists of 6 interviews: Ed Fries, Megan Gaiser, Richard Garfield, Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik, Kim Swift, and Paul Thelan.

Description Dates
2019.35.19.1: Oral history interview with Ed Fries
2 videocassettes (miniDV)
Interview with Ed Fries, the former vice president of Microsoft Game Studios.
Digital copy available
Transcript: available
2013 March 13
2019.35.19.2: Oral history interview with Megan Gaiser
2 videocassettes (miniDV)
Interview with Megan Gaiser, chief creative strategy officer at Her Interactive.
Digital copy available
Transcript: available
2013 April 14
2019.35.19.3: Oral history interview with Richard Garfield
2 videocassettes (miniDV)
Interview with Richard Garfield, the creator of Magic the Gathering.
Digital copy available
Transcript: available
2013 May 6
2019.35.19.4: Oral history interview with Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik
2 videocassettes (miniDV)
Interview with Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik of the comic Penny Arcade. Holkins is the writer and Krahulik is the cartoonist.
Digital copy available
Transcript: available
2013 April 10
2019.35.19.5: Oral history interview with Kim Swift
2 videocassettes (miniDV)
Interview with Kim Swift, the studio creative director of Airtight Games.
Digital copy available
Transcript: available
2013 April 10
2019.35.19.6: Oral history interview with Paul Thelan
2 videocassettes (miniDV)
Interview with Paul Thelan, founder and CEO of Big Fish Games.
Digital copy available
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2013 April 11

2019.35.20:  PONCHO Oral History Project, 2013 October - 2014 MayReturn to Top

A series of thirteen oral history interviews conducted by Emily Hall for MOHAI about the founding of PONCHO (Patrons of Northwest Civic, Cultural, and Charitable Organizations). PONCHO began in 1963 with a black-tie gala auction to help the Seattle Symphony pay off debts from the 1962 World's Fair production of Verdi's Aida, and continued to fund arts and charitable organizations in Seattle until 2013, when it became a legacy fund for the Seattle Foundation. These interviews were completed at the closing of the organization. The collection consists of 13 interviews: Ellsworth C. (Chap) Alvord, III, Carl G. Behnke, Pat Fearey, Gary Gayton, Peggy L. Goldberg, Cathi Hatch, C. David Hughbanks, Mark Levine, Carol Munro, Llewelyn Pritchard, Faye and Herman Sarkowsky, Janet True, and Judith (Judy) Whetzel.

Description Dates
2019.35.20.1: Oral history interview with Ellsworth C. (Chap) Alvord, III
2 videocassettes (miniDV)
Interview with Ellsworth C. (Chap) Alvord, III about PONCHO (Patrons of Northwest Civic, Cultural, and Charitable Organizations). At the time of this interview, Mr. Alvord had been on PONCHO's board of trustees since 1991 and had served as president in 1999. The Alvord family has been a major Seattle-area philanthropic family for three generations.
Transcript: available
2013 December 5
2019.35.20.2: Oral history interview with Carl G. Behnke
1 videocassette (miniDV)
Interview with Carl G. Behnke about PONCHO (Patrons of Northwest Civic, Cultural, and Charitable Organizations). At the time of this interview, Mr. Behnke had been on PONCHO's board of trustees since 1980 and had served as president in 1991.
Transcript: available
2014 March 29
2019.35.20.3: Oral history interview with Pat Fearey
Audiovisual materials are missing
Interview with Pat Fearey about PONCHO (Patrons of Northwest Civic, Cultural, and Charitable Organizations). At the time of this interview, Ms. Fearey had been on PONCHO's board of trustees since the 1960s and had served as president in 1993.
Transcript: available
2013 November 20
2019.35.20.4: Oral history interview with Gary Gayton
Audiovisual materials are missing
Interview with Gary Gayton about PONCHO (Patrons of Northwest Civic, Cultural, and Charitable Organizations). At the time of this interview, Mr. Gayton had been on PONCHO's board of trustees since 1973 and had served as president in 1997.
Transcript: none
2013 November 6
2019.35.20.5: Oral history interview with Peggy L. Goldberg
1 videocassette (miniDV)
Interview with Peggy L. Goldberg about PONCHO (Patrons of Northwest Civic, Cultural, and Charitable Organizations). Ms. Goldberg was responsible for creating the PONCHO program until the mid-1990s.
Transcript: available
2014 may 9
2019.35.20.6: Oral history interview with Cathi Hatch
1 videocassette (miniDV)
Interview with Cathi Hatch about PONCHO (Patrons of Northwest Civic, Cultural, and Charitable Organizations). At the time of this interview, Ms. Hatch had been on PONCHO's board of trustees since 1989 and had served as president from 1997 to 1998.
Transcript: available
2013 December 18
2019.35.20.7: Oral history interview with C. David Hughbanks
2 videocassettes (miniDV)
Interview with C. David Hughbanks about PONCHO (Patrons of Northwest Civic, Cultural, and Charitable Organizations). At the time of this interview, Mr. Hughbanks had been on PONCHO's board of trustees since 1970 and had served as president in 1980.
Transcript: available
2013 October 10
2019.35.20.8: Oral history interview with Mark Levine
2 videocassettes (miniDV)
Interview with Mark Levine about PONCHO (Patrons of Northwest Civic, Cultural, and Charitable Organizations). At the time of this interview, Mr. Levine had been on PONCHO's board of trustees since 1993 and had served as president in 2002. He was a PONCHO volunteer from the organization's inception in 1963.
Transcript: available
2014 March 20
2019.35.20.9: Oral history interview with Carol Munro
1 videocassette (miniDV)
Interview with Carol Munro about PONCHO (Patrons of Northwest Civic, Cultural, and Charitable Organizations). Ms. Munro was PONCHO's Assistant Director from 1992 to 1995, Interim Director in 1995, and Executive Director from 1996 to 2003.
Transcript: available
2014 March 1
2019.35.20.10: Oral history interview with Llewelyn Pritchard
1 videocassette (miniDV)
Interview with Llewelyn Pritchard about PONCHO (Patrons of Northwest Civic, Cultural, and Charitable Organizations). At the time of this interview, Mr. Pritchard had been on PONCHO's board of trustees since 1969 and had served as president in 1973. Mr. Pritchard is an emeritus attorney with Helsell Fetterman.
Transcript: available
2013 October 29
2019.35.20.11: Oral history interview with Faye and Herman Sarkowsky
1 videocassette (miniDV)
Interview with Faye and Herman Sarkowsky about PONCHO (Patrons of Northwest Civic, Cultural, and Charitable Organizations). At the time of this interview, Mr. Sarkowsky had served as president in 1968 and Mrs. Sarkowsky had served as president in 1985.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2013 October 23
2019.35.20.12: Oral history interview with Janet True
1 videocassette (miniDV)
Interview with Janet True about PONCHO (Patrons of Northwest Civic, Cultural, and Charitable Organizations). At the time of this interview, Ms. True had been on PONCHO's board of trustees since 2002 and had served as president from 2008 to 2010.
Transcript: available
2014 January 6
2019.35.20.13: Oral history interview with Judith (Judy) Whetzel
2 videocassettes (miniDV)
Interview with Judith (Judy) Whetzel about PONCHO (Patrons of Northwest Civic, Cultural, and Charitable Organizations). Ms. Whetzel was the Executive Director of PONCHO from 1981 to 1995.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2014 March 17

2019.35.21:  Cold War Connections Oral History Project, 2013 August 21Return to Top

Oral history interview with Nana Badgavadze and Robert Day about bone marrow transplant for a Russian leukemia patient at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Institute in Seattle. Interviewer is Bob Walsh.

Description Dates
2019.35.21.1: Oral history interview with Nana Bagdavadze and Robert Day
1 videocassette (miniDV)
Interview with Nana Bagdavadze and Dr. Robert Day about a bone marrow transplant for Ms. Bagdavadze's sister, a Georgian leukemia patient, at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Institute in Seattle during the Cold War.
Digital copy available
Transcript: restrictions may apply
2013 August 21

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  • Subject Terms :
  • Agriculture--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Business enterprises--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Civic leaders--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Industry--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Technology--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • World Trade Organization. Ministerial Conference (3rd : 1999 : Seattle, Wash.)
  • World War, 1939-1945.
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Sound recording
  • Video recording