Skid Row Lore, 1971  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Skid Row Lore
1971 (inclusive)
0.02 linear feet
Collection Number
Bonnie McKee was a student of folklore at the University of Oregon. This collection includes an essay and fieldwork documentation relating to this student's folklore fieldwork project.
University of Oregon, Archives of Northwest Folklore
1287 University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon
Telephone: 541-346-3925
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for access in accordance with Archives of Northwest Folklore policy.

Publication of this finding aid was supported in whole or part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by Oregon State Library.

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Restrictions on Use

Collection includes project release form signed by the collector.

Restrictions on Use

Collection is open for use in accordance with Archives of Northwest Folklore policy.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Master sheetReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

EssayReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

Folklore textsReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

Container(s) Description
Oral History
Skid Row Anecdotes from Portland, Oregon
Anecdote about what was done with the drunks in Erikson's Bar
Woman drunk, insisted she had several thousand dollars stashed someplace in the area
Anecdote of religious fanatic that used to live on "the row" many years ago
Anecdote of "bum" just out of drunk tank panhandling the plice department
Anecdote of bums with new half gallon of tokay and unknown person with air rifle
Anecdote of two bums with new gallon of wine fighting for who gets the first drink
Anecdote about bum who was called by God to give all his earthly possessions away
Anecdote about "Richard Jincin", a Latvian religious fanatic
First Person Reminiscences
Skid Row Reminiscences from Portland, Oregon
Reminiscence about Erikson's bar, the longest in the world
Reminiscence about when "skid row" flooded many years ago, and Erikson devised and carried out a new way to sell liquor
Reminiscence about Lucille, and her hiding money in a rubber book to be sold

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • anecdotes
  • Bums
  • drinking
  • narratives
  • reminiscences
  • Skid row patrons
  • Tavern owners
  • Personal Names :
  • Day, Bill
  • Schultz, Harold F.
  • Whitlow, Gordon
  • Geographical Names :
  • Portland (Or.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Fieldwork project