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Collection Title:

Vanport, Oregon construction photograph album

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:The collection consists of one album containing thirty four images and text produced in 1944 by Oregon Shipbuilding Corp. documenting construction and operation of Vanport City, a shipyard workers' development, in response to a query from an English government official. The town was destroyed by a catastrophic flood in 1948. Although Vanport had a substantial African-American population, only white people appear in the photographs.
 
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Vanport, Oregon flood photograph album

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:The Vanport, Oregon flood photograph album captures the aftermath of the May 1948 flood that destroyed the city of Vanport leaving its largly African-American population homeless. The album contains one hundred images of the aftermath of the flood in both Vanport and Portland.

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