Robert W. Straub Oral History Project, 2003-2007  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Robert W. Straub Oral History Project
Title
Robert W. Straub Oral History Project
Dates
2003-2007 (inclusive)
Quantity
5.0 linear feet, (127 Hi8, Digital8, and MiniDV tapes, 1 audiocassette tape, 148 DVDs, 5 VHS tapes, and 1 box of textual materials)
Collection Number
MSS 23
Summary
The Robert W. Straub Oral History Project, commissioned by the Robert W. Straub Archives Advisory Board and conducted by oral historian Michael O'Rourke, documents the life and legacy of former Oregon governor Bob Straub through the testimony of family, friends, and colleagues. Interview subjects include Straub's wife Pat and several of their children, as well as former Oregon governors Barbara Roberts, Neil Goldschmidt, and Victor Atiyeh. The collection includes video recordings of interviews, transcriptions, and research materials.
Repository
Western Oregon University Archives
Hamersly Library
345 N. Monmouth Ave.
Monmouth, OR
97361
Telephone: 503-838-8419
Fax: 503-838-8399
libarchives@wou.edu
Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public. Patrons may view DVD access copies where they exist; please check with the archives regarding access conditions for audiovisual materials not on DVD.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Processing of this collection was, in part, funded by an LSTA grant.


Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The project contains interviews with 32 subjects, primarily friends and family of Robert Straub. These oral history interviews capture memories of Straub's personality, family life, leadership, and politics. The collection consists of video recordings, edited excerpts, research materials, transcriptions, correspondence, and inventories. Original video recordings are found on Hi8 tapes, Digital8 tapes, and MiniDV videocassettes. DVD access copies have been created for most materials. Particularly extensive interviews were conducted with Barbara Roberts, Pat Straub, Len Bergstein, Ken Johnson, and Janet McLennan.

Historical NoteReturn to Top

Sponsored by Western Oregon University and administrated by the Robert W. Straub Archives Advisory Board, led by former Governor Victor Atiyeh, the Robert W. Straub Oral History Project’s goal was to create a research resource regarding Oregon's political, economic, and social history to complement the Robert W. Straub Collection. Friends, family, and colleagues of Straub were interviewed regarding their backgrounds, their relationship with Straub, and their recollections of him, both as a politician and as a person.

Interviews were videotaped and conducted by oral historian Michael O'Rourke, usually in the interview subject's home. Ellen Beckett was contracted by the Straub Oral History Project to create a transcript of Neil Goldschmidt's interview. Some later work on the project was done by Keni Sturgeon, who served as project coordinator. Funding was provided by private donations; a lack of funding prevented the project from fulfilling its original goal of 100 interviews. These recordings were utilized by Charles (Chuck) Johnson in writing his biography of Straub, Standing at the Water's Edge.

For brief biographical information about individual interviewees, please see their entries in the Interviews series.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Robert W. Straub Oral History Collection, MSS 23, Western Oregon University Archives

Restrictions on Use

Some restrictions apply - please contact the repository for details.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Research MaterialsReturn to Top

Except for the Administrative file, all materials in the Research Materials series were photocopied by the University Archivist from oral historian Michael O'Rourke's personal research files. A file listing in the Administrative file details the original folder labeling; in processing, combined files have been separated by individual, naming has been normalized, and the files have been alphabetized.

Though the exact content of O'Rourke's files on each interviewee vary, most include some biographical materials and notes or an outline about possible interview questions; some also include pre-interview correspondence from O'Rourke to the interviewee letting him or her know some topics that will be discussed. Interview files are not present for Clayton Anderson, Audrey McCall, Fred Miller, Jim Redden, Barbara Roberts, Jean Russell, or Ruth Shepherd.

Description Dates
Administrative materials
List of folder titles from O'Rourke's original research file names; interview list with notes; list of tapes transferred to the project manager; tape inventories; note from Michael O'Rourke to Mike Straub regarding an excerpt prepared for a board meeting
2005-2007, undated
Straub Filing, miscellaneous
Includes project members' contact information, O'Rourke's email correspondence with Western Oregon University Professor Gary Jensen, minutes for a Straub Archives Advisory Board meeting, and photocopied research articles.
2003-2007
Straub Release Forms
Blank release form, checklist for releases, and an explanation of the release agreement for interviewees. This file does not contain any completed release forms.
2003-2007
Atiyeh, Victor
2004
Bentley, Sara
2005
Bergstein, Len
2005-2006
Brickeen, Bob
2005
Brooks, Dean
2005
Carson, Wally
2005
George, Jim
2003-2004
Goldschmidt, Neil
2005
Hanneman, Barbara
2003-2004
Holman, Ralph
2004
Johnson, Ken
2003-2004
Kramer, Bud
2005
Linde, Hans
2004
McKay, Floyd
2003-2004
McLennan, Janet
2003-2004
Meier, Roger
2003-2004
Rippey, Jim
2006
Straub, Jeff
2005
Straub, Mike
2005
Straub, Pat
2003
Thomas, Patty Straub
2005
Thomas, Peggy Straub
2005
Sweetland, Monroe
2004
Wyss, Loren
2005

InterviewsReturn to Top

Description Dates
Anderson, Clayton
Clayton Anderson, a personal friend of Straub's, served as director of the Willamalane Parks and Recreation District in Springfield, Oregon, worked for the Oregon State Highway Commission dealing with outdoor recreation issues, and briefly headed Washington's state park system.
2005
9/16/2005
Formats: 2 MiniDV tapes, 2 DVD access copies; Length: 1:02:29, 12:40
9/16/2005
Atiyeh, Victor
Victor Atiyeh served as Oregon's 32nd governor from 1979-1987. He ran against Straub as the Republican nominee for governor in 1974 and 1978, defeating Straub in the latter election. Prior to serving as governor, Atiyeh was president of the family rug business, Atiyeh Bros., Inc., and served in the Oregon legislature as a State Senator.
2004
9/22/2004
Formats: 1 Hi8 tape, 2 DVD access copies; Length: 1:01:45The interview focuses on Straub's political career, particularly Atiyeh's assessment of Straub's service as State Treasurer and discussion of the 1974 gubernatorial campaign, the first in which Atiyeh and Straub competed against each other.
9/22/2004
10/22/2004
Formats: 2 Hi8 tapes, 3 DVD access copies; Length: 1:01:13 and 12:03The interview focuses on Straub's political career, particularly Atiyeh's assessment of Straub's service as Governor and discussion of the 1978 gubernatorial campaign, the last in which Atiyeh and Straub competed against each other.
10/22/2004
Bentley, Sara
Sara Bentley served as publisher of the Salem Statesman Journal from 1988-2001. She and Straub worked together on affordable housing issues, and Bentley served on the board of the Oregon Housing Council, which Straub chaired.
2005
2/9/2005
Formats: 2 MiniDV tapes, 2 DVD access copies; Length: 1:02:28, 35:30
2/9/2005
Bergstein, Len
Leonard J. (Len) Bergstein, a political consultant and lobbyist, served as Straub's campaign manager in 1978, and served on Straub's gubernatorial staff as an administrative assistant, where he was involved in duties like screening political appointments and working as a legislative aide. Bergstein founded Northwest Strategies, Inc., a consulting firm, worked as a political analyst for KGW-TV, and served as an administrative assistant to Portland Mayor Neil Goldschmidt.
2005
2/25/2005
Formats: 2 MiniDV tapes, 2 DVD access copies; Length: 1:02:27, 26:25
2/25/2005
3/25/2005
Formats: 1 MiniDV tape, 1 DVD access copy; Length: 1:13:00
3/25/2005
4/25/2005
Formats: 1 MiniDV tape, 1 DVD access copy; Length: 40:08
4/29/2005
6/29/2005
Formats: 1 MiniDV tape, 1 DVD access copy; Length: 48:34Bergstein discusses transportation issues such as the Mt Hood Freeway and Glen Jackson's interactions with Straub, among other topics.
6/29/2005
5/31/2006
Formats: 2 MiniDV tapes, 1 DVD access copy; Length: 1:02:16, 15:58Topics discussed include Straub's 1978 gubernatorial campaign.
5/31/2006
6/13/2006
Formats: 2 MiniDV tapes, 1 DVD access copy; Length: 1:02:33, 1:02:20
6/13/2006
Brickeen, Bob
Robert (Bob) Brickeen, a State Police Captain, served as Straub's driver and handled Straub's personal security while he was governor. Prior to that, Brickeen was also the driver for Gov. Tom McCall.
2005
2/12/2005
Formats: 2 MiniDV tapes, 2 DVD access copies; Length: 1:02:30, 32:00Brickeen discusses his experiences driving for Straub and for Gov. McCall, as well as his general experience with the Oregon State Police and his personal background.
2/12/2005
Brooks, Dean
Dr. Dean Brooks, a friend of Straub's, served as superintendant of the Oregon State Hospital for 27 years, during which time he also played the role of Dr. Spivey in the film One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
2005
2/11/2005
Formats: 2 MiniDV tapes, 6 DVD access copies; Length: 1:02:26, 1:02:00Brooks discusses his friendship with Straub, his service at the Oregon State Mental Hospital, his personal background, and his interactions with other Oregon politicians.
2/11/2005
Carson, Wally
Wallace P. (Wally) Carson, Jr., served in the Oregon state senate and then as a judge, beginning as a Marion County Circuit Court judge and moving up to the Oregon Supreme Court, where he became Oregon's longest-serving Chief Justice.
2005
2/28/2005
Formats: 2 MiniDV tapes, 2 DVD access copies; Length: 1:02:28, 33:20
2/28/2005
George, Jim
James (Jim) George was an investment manager for the Oregon State Treasurer's office for 25 years, including during Straub's administration, and was a personal friend of Straub's. He later served as investment manager for the Oregon Investment Council.
2003-2004
11/24/2003
Formats: 2 Digital8 tapes, 2 DVD access copies; Length: 59:52, 50:17
11/24/2003
2/10/2004
Formats: 2 Digital8 tapes, 2 DVD access copies; Length: 1:01:49, 33:00
2/10/2004
Goldschmidt, Neil
Neil Goldschmidt served as Oregon's 33rd governor, from 1987-1991. Prior to that he served as mayor of Portland and as U.S. Secretary of Transportation. Goldschmidt first met the Straubs when he worked as an intern on Straub's 1964 campaign for treasurer; he became a close family friend, and lived with the family for a summer.
2005
6/23/2005
Formats: 3 MiniDV tapes, 6 DVD access copies; Length: 1:02:33, 57:50, 10:30Transcript: Printed copy, Word document file on CDThe interview, conducted in Goldschmidt's Dundee, Oregon home, included discussion of Goldschmidt's background, Straub's campaigns, the Nestucca Spit highway issue, partisan politics, and Straub's Alzheimer's Disease.
6/23/2005
Hanneman, Barbara
Barbara Hanneman served as Straub's personal secretary while he was treasurer and governor; prior to that she served on Gov. Robert Holmes' secretarial staff, and she later served as executive assistant to Senate President Ed Fadeley. She and her husband Gene remained close friends with the Straub family after Straub left office.
2003-2004
10/8/2003
Formats: 2 Digital8 tapes, 1 DVD access copy; Length: 1:01:48, 49:00
10/8/2003
4/14/2004
Formats: 2 Hi8 tapes, 2 DVD access copies; Length: 1:01:47, 45:20
4/14/2004
Holman, Ralph
Ralph M. Holman, an attorney and judge, served as an Oregon Supreme Court Associate Justice from 1965-1980.
2004
10/20/2004
Formats: 2 MiniDV tapes, 2 DVD access copies; Length: 1:00:59, 44:07
10/20/2004
11/4/2004
Formats: 3 MiniDV tapes, 6 DVD access copies; Length: 1:02:30, 1:02:23, 49:19
11/4/2004
Johnson, Ken
Kenneth (Ken) Johnson served as Deputy State Treasurer under Straub, and as administrative aide for economics and as deputy director of the executive department in Straub's gubernatorial administration. He served as aide and advisor to several other Oregon governors as well--Bob Holmes, Tom McCall, and Neil Goldschmidt--and served as press editor of Salem's Capitol Press. His son Charles (Chuck) went on to write a biography of Straub.
2003-2004
7/28/2003
Formats: 2 Digital8 tapes, 1 DVD access copy; Length: 1:01:12, 33:00
7/28/2003
10/28/2003
Formats: 2 Digital8 tapes, 4 DVD access copies; Length: 1:01:46, 1:01:48
10/28/2003
2/3/2004
Formats: 3 Digital8 tapes, 2 DVD access copies; Length: 1:01:46, 1:01:38, 31:43
2/3/2004
Johnson, Ken and Janet McLennan
Johnson and McLennan each served for a time as Straub's Deputy State Treasurer, as well as served in his gubernatorial administration.
2006
3/16/2006
Formats: 1 MiniDV tapes, 1 DVD access copy; Length: 1:01:44An excerpt from their interview is found in the Excerpts subseries, and includes an accompanying transcript.
3/16/2006
Kramer, Bud
Loren (Bud) Kramer served as administrative assistant and later executive assistant to Straub during his governorship. Kramer also served as a Cannon Beach city councilor, an administrator of the Department of Environmental Quality, and as a member of the Law Enforcement Council, among other public service positions.
2005
4/29/2005
Formats: 1 MiniDV tape, 1 DVD access copy; Length: 1:02:28
4/29/2005
5/5/2005
Formats: 2 MiniDV tapes, 1 DVD access copy; Length: 1:02:31, 53:00In this interview, conducted in his Portland home, Kramer discusses his years at Reed College and as a precinct organizer; relates stories about Oregon policitians such as Edith Green, Richard Neuberger, and Charles Porter; and compares political campaigns in Straub's day with those of the present.
5/5/2005
5/27/2005
Formats: 2 MiniDV tapes, 1 DVD access copy; Length: 1:02:07, 39:23
5/27/2005
Linde, Hans and Helen
Hans Arthur Linde was a Legislative Assistant for Sen. Dick Neuberger from 1955-1958, a University of Oregon law professor from 1959-1976, and an Oregon Supreme Court Associate Justice (appointed by Straub) from 1977-1990, among other positions. He and his wife Helen were longtime friends of the Straubs.
2004
11/4/2004
Formats: 2 MiniDV tapes, 1 DVD access copy; Length: 1:02:26, 44:26
11/4/2004
McCall, Audrey
Audrey McCall was the wife of former Oregon Governor Tom McCall. Following her service as First Lady, she continued to be politically involved in support of enivironmental issues such as the Bottle Bill, salmon protection, and strong land use planning laws.
2005-2006
9/27/2005
Formats: 1 Digital8 tape, 1 DVD access copy (combined with the 2/16/2006 interview recording); Length: 55:50
9/27/2005
2/16/2006
Formats: 1 MiniDV tape, 1 DVD access copy (combined with the 9/27/2005 interview); Length: 53:50
2/16/2006
McKay, Floyd
Floyd McKay, a journalist (most notably for Portland's KGW-TV) and a friend of Straub's, also served as Gov. Neil Goldschmidt's press secretary and as a journalism professor at Western Washington University.
2003-2004
11/28/2003
Formats: 2 Digital8 tapes, 3 DVD access copies; Length: 1:01:47, 46:38
11/28/2003
8/3/2004
Formats: 1 Hi8 tape, 2 DVD access copies; Length: 51:41
8/3/2004
McLennan, Janet
Janet Watts McLennan served as Deputy State Treasurer under Straub, and later served in his gubernatorial administration as his Natural Resources Assistant. After Straub left office, she went to work for the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA). Highly involved in environmental issues, she was influential in the Beach Bill and spearheaded the Committee to Save the Beaches (later named Beaches Forever, Inc.).
2003-2004
11/8/2003
Formats: 2 Digital8 tapes, 3 DVD access copies. Video files and transcriptions are available online. ; Length: 1:01:45, 54:51
11/8/2003
1/25/2004
Formats: 2 Digital8 tapes, 4 DVD access copies; Length: 1:01:48, 1:01:47
1/25/2004
3/20/2004
Formats: 3 Digital8 tapes, 6 DVD access copies; Length: 1:01:45, 1:01:48, 15:37
3/20/2004
Meier, Roger
Roger Meier served as a member of the Oregon Investment Council alongside Straub, and was President and CEO of AMCO, Inc., a private investment company.
2003-2004
12/3/2003
Formats: 1 Digital8 tape, 1 DVD access copy (combined with the 1/19/2004 interview); Length: 59:30
12/3/2003
1/19/2004
Formats: 1 Digital8 tape, 1 DVD access copy (combined with the 12/3/2003 interview); Length: 1:01:48
1/19/2004
3/24/2004
Formats: 1 Digital8 tape, 1 Hi8 tape, 2 DVD access copies; Length: 58:30, 24:16
3/24/2004
Miller, Fred
Fred Miller was appointed as director of the Oregon Department of Energy by Straub. Prior to that he served as an economist for the State Transportation Department, and in 1981 he was appointed as director of the Oregon Department of Transportation.
2006
3/29/2006
Formats: 2 MiniDV tapes, 2 DVD access copies; Length: 1:04:19, 45:50
3/29/2006
Redden, Jim
James Anthony (Jim) Redden, Jr., an Oregon attorney, politician, and judge, served in a variety of public offices, including as State Treasurer (succeeding Straub) and as State Attorney General.
2005
11/2/2005
Formats: 1 MiniDV tape, 2 DVD access copies; Length: 55:48
11/2/2005
Rippey, Jim
James (Jim) Rippey, a leader in the mutual fund industry, co-founded and served as the president of Columbia Management Company and Columbia Trust Company.
2006
6/6/2006
Formats: 1 MiniDV tape, 1 DVD access copy; Length: 1:01:01
6/6/2006
Roberts, Barbara
Barbara Roberts served as Oregon's first female governor, from 1991-1995. She first entered politics as an autism advocate, and went on to serve as a State Representative and as Secretary of State before becoming governor. In addition to being an advocate for gay rights, public transit, and tax reform, she was a strong supporter of environmental issues.
2004-2006
10/22/2004
Formats: 2 Hi8 tapes, 2 DVD access copies; Length: 1:01:49, 49:34
10/22/2004
10/25/2004
Formats: 2 MiniDV tapes, 2 DVD access copies; Length: 1:02:30, 1:02:27
10/25/2004
12/17/2004
Formats: 2 MiniDV tapes, 2 DVD access copies; Length: 58:02, 54:43
12/17/2004
2/10/2005
Formats: 2 MiniDV tapes, 2 DVD access copies; Length: 1:02:30, 17:43
2/10/2005
3/15/2005
Formats: 2 MiniDV tapes, 3 DVD access copies; Length: 1:02:00, 1:02:22
3/15/2005
3/28/2005
Formats: 2 MiniDV tapes, 2 DVD access copies; Length: 1:02:32, 1:02:18
3/28/2005
3/29/2005
Formats: 1 MiniDV tape, 2 DVD access copies; Length: 45:21
3/29/2005
5/6/2005
Formats: 1 MiniDV tape, 2 DVD access copies; Length: 1:01:53
5/6/2005
6/13/2005
Formats: 2 MiniDV tapes, 2 DVD access copies; Length: 1:02:33, 1:01:44
6/13/2005
6/21/2005
Formats: 2 MiniDV tapes, 2 DVD access copies; Length: 1:02:10, 51:46
6/21/2005
10/26/2005
Formats: 1 Digital8 tape, 2 DVD access copies; Length: 1:02:12
10/26/2005
11/8/2005
Formats: 2 MiniDV tapes, 2 DVD access copies; Length: 1:00:37, 1:00:09
11/8/2005
2/28/2006
Formats: 1 MiniDV tape, 2 DVD access copies; Length: 1:02:22
2/28/2006
3/14/2006
Formats: 2 MiniDV tapes, 2 DVD access copies; Length: 13:44, 1:02:36
3/14/2006
3/30/2006
Formats: 2 MiniDV tapes, 2 DVD access copies; Length: 1:00:41, 49:42
3/30/2006
3/31/2006
Formats: 2 MiniDV tapes, 2 DVD access copies; Length: 1:00:18, 52:49
3/31/2006
Russell, Jean
Jean Straub Russell, Bob's younger sister, remained close to Bob throughout their lives, and their families often vacationed together. Jean and her husband Ike lived in Tucson, Arizona, and had two sons, Luke and David.
2003
7/8/2003
Formats: 2 Digital8 tapes, 3 DVD access copies; Length: 1:01:10, 29:00
7/8/2003
Shepherd, Ruth
Ruth Shepherd served as special assistant on elderly programs in the Oregon Department of Human Resources during Straub's gubernatorial administration. She also served on the Lane Transit Board and Eugene School Board, and was an ongoing advocate for senior citizens' issues.
2005
2/28/2005
Formats: 2 MiniDV tapes, 1 DVD access copy; Length: 1:02:27, 47:27
2/28/2005
Straub, Jeff
Jefferson Tully (Jeff) Straub is Bob Straub's oldest son. He served in the Air Force and worked in mining, among other positions, and now lives with his wife Kelly in Ashland, Oregon. He ran for the State Senate in 1986.
2005
9/13/2005
Formats: 3 MiniDV tapes, 4 DVD access copies; Length: 1:02:28, 1:01:04, 21:26
9/13/2005
Straub, Mike
Michael (Mike) Straub is the second son of Bob and Pat Straub. He worked primarily in construction, both for his father and on his own. He and his wife Linna live in Springfield, Oregon.
2005
8/30/2005
Formats: 2 MiniDV tapes, 2 DVD access copies; Length: 1:02:31, 56:20
8/30/2005
10/29/2005
Formats: 1 MiniDV tape, 2 DVD access copies; Length: 47:45
10/29/2005
Straub, Pat
Several years after first meeting Bob Straub at Mt. Moosilauke, Patricia (Pat) Stroud married him in 1943; the couple had six children. In addition to raising their children and supporting Bob's political efforts, Pat Straub was a watercolor artist, a gardener, and an advocate of environmental issues; she published a book on organic cooking and gardening, From the Good Earth.
2003
9/11/2003
Formats: 1 Hi8 tape, 1 DVD access copy, 1 audiocassette access copy of the audio of the interview; Length: 1:00:55
9/11/2003
10/2/2003
Formats: 2 MiniDV tapes, 3 DVD access copies; Length: 1:02:32, 30:52Topics discussed in this interview include Bob's entry into politics as Lane County Commissioner, his family's help in campaigning, Straub's first campaign for State Senate, his motivations for running for State Treasurer, and camping trips with family and friends.
10/2/2003
10/21/2003
Formats: 2 Digital8 tapes, 2 DVD access copies; Length: 1:01:04, 23:00
10/21/2003
Sweetland, Monroe
Monroe Sweetland, a friend of the Straub family, was an active figure in the Oregon Democratic Party and served for ten years in the Oregon Legislature. A strong advocate for education policy, he later worked for the National Education Association.
2004
1/26/2004
Formats: 1 Digital8 tape, 1 DVD access copy; Length: 43:14
1/26/2004
3/24/2004
Formats: 2 Digital8 tapes, 1 DVD access copy; Length: 1:00:45, 35:31
3/24/2004
Thomas, Patty Straub
Lana Patricia (Patty) Straub, one of the Straubs' daughters, married Jay Thomas. The couple ran a timber operation in Curtin.
2005
10/29/2005
Formats: 2 MiniDV tapes, 1 DVD access copy; Length: 1:02:32, 51:07
10/29/2005
Thomas, Peggy Straub
Margaret (Peggy) Straub, one of Bob and Pat's daughters, married Robin Thomas. The couple have two children, and live in Eugene, Oregon.
8/30/2005
8/30/2005
Formats: 2 MiniDV tapes, 2 DVD access copies; Length: 1:01:44, 28:15
8/30/2005
Wyss, Loren
Loren Wyss, a close friend of Straub's, was an investment consultant who served on a variety of boards, including the State Board of Education and those for TriMet, 1000 Friends of Oregon, and the Bend Bulletin. He also served as president of the Wyss Foundation, a charitable organization.
2005
11/10/2005
Formats: 2 MiniDV tapes, 3 DVD access copies; Length: 1:01:27, 50:45
11/10/2005
11/17/2005
Formats: 1 MiniDV tape, 3 DVD access copies; Length: 1:01:20
11/17/2005
Excerpts
"Straub OH Board Mtg. Presentation" (Jean Russell; Ken Johnson)
VHS (2 copies)
The tape, compiled by Michael O'Rourke for a Straub Oral History Board meeting presentation, begins with O'Rourke discussing how excited he is to be a part of the project, and giving an update on his progress. It includes excerpts from two early interviews of Jean Russell, who tells an anecdote from her childhood in which the family dog was stolen, and her brothers searched to get the dog back; and of Ken Johnson, discussing the controversy over a fundraiser during Straub's 1964 campaign for treasurer that was raided--as a result of the opposing campaign's reporting--for not having a liquor license. Later on, the tape also includes part of an OPB special about Nixon and Watergate.
08/2003
"Bob Straub Oral History- Presentation, B.S. Archives Board Meeting" (Pat Straub; Barbara Hanneman)
MiniDV, DVD, and VHS
Includes Pat Straub's reminiscences about Bob's first entry into politics and his time as a Lane County Commissioner, as well as Barbara Hanneman's discussion of Bob's frugality; Hanneman shares a story about one of Bob's visits to New York City to sign bonds as State Treasurer, when he visited with her twin daughters, who were attending Columbia, and was tempted into trying to sneak two people through a subway turnstile using only one token.
11/2003
"Governor Straub Archives Project Demo" (Floyd McKay; Jim George; Roger Meier)
VHS (2 copies); MiniDV
Includes interview footage of Floyd McKay discussing the Straub family farmhouse, of Jim George recalling meetings with investment bankers on trips to New York City to sign bonds while Straub was State Treasurer, and of Roger Meier discussing the Oregon Investment Council.
4/28/2004
"Straub Archives Video Excerpts" (Neil Goldschmidt; Mike Straub; Patty Straub Thomas)
DVD
11/2005
"Straub Archives Oral History Excerpt" (Ken Johnson and Janet McLennan; Fred Miller)
Formats: 1 DVD with video recording, online streaming video and .pdf of transcription.The interview, conducted at McLennan's Portland home, discusses the Nestucca Spit highway issue, and particularly Straub's role in opposing the highway construction.
4/26/2006

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Elections
  • Finance
  • Investments
  • Mentally ill--Care--Oregon
  • Oregon--Politics and government--1951-
  • Political activities and groups
  • Personal Names :
  • Straub, Robert W.
  • Corporate Names :
  • Lane County (Or.). Board of Commissioners
  • Oregon Investment Council
  • Oregon. Governor (1975-1979 : Straub)
  • Oregon. Legislative Assembly
  • Oregon. Treasurer's Office
  • Robert W. Straub Oral History Project--Interviews
  • Family Names :
  • Straub family
  • Geographical Names :
  • Oregon
  • Pacific Coast (Or.)
  • Portland
  • Salem
  • Salem (Or.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Moving images
  • Oral histories
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Anderson, Clayton
    • Atiyeh, Victor
    • Bentley, Sara
    • Bergstein, Len, (Leonard)
    • Brickeen, Bob, (Robert)
    • Brooks, Dean
    • Carson, Wally, (Wallace)
    • George, Jim, (James)
    • Goldschmidt, Neil E., 1940-
    • Hanneman, Barbara
    • Holman, Ralph
    • Johnson, Ken, (Kenneth Everett), 1928-2011
    • Kramer, Bud
    • Linde, Hans
    • Linde, Helen
    • McCall, Audrey
    • McKay, Floyd J.
    • McLennan, Janet
    • Meier, Roger
    • Miller, Fred
    • O'Rourke, Michael
    • Redden, Jim
    • Rippey, Jim
    • Roberts, Barbara, 1936-
    • Russell, Jean
    • Shepherd, Ruth
    • Straub, Jeff
    • Straub, Mike, (Michael)
    • Straub, Pat, (Lana Laine Patricia)
    • Sweetland, Monroe
    • Thomas, Patty, (Patricia Straub)
    • Thomas, Peggy, (Margaret Straub)
    • Wyss, Loren