Gail Shibley collection, 1990-2007  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Shibley, Gail
Title
Gail Shibley collection
Dates
1990-2007 (inclusive)
Quantity
.9 cubic feet, (2 document cases)
Collection Number
Coll 285
Summary
Collection of photographs, clippings, ephemera, and related materials documenting the career of Gail Shibley, a lawyer, lesbian activist, and Oregon state legislator who was the first openly gay person to serve in the Oregon State Legistlature.
Repository
Oregon Historical Society Research Library
1200 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR
97205
Telephone: 503-306-5240
Fax: 503-219-2040
libreference@ohs.org
Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

A native of Oregon, Gail Shibley was educated at the University of Oregon, Harvard University, and Lewis and Clark Law School, where she received her law degree in 2009. She served on the staff of US Representative Jim Weaver of Oregon from 1980-1986, was the Program Manager of the City of Portland's Bureau of Traffic Management from 1990-1996, and was elected to the Oregon House of Representatives in 1991, where she served until 1997 -- the first openly lesbian or gay person to serve in the state legislature. After an unsuccessful campaign for Portland City Council in 1996, she served as the Development Director of LINK CDC in Portland from 1997-1998, the Director of External Communications at the US Dept. of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration from 1998-2000, was the Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Labor from 2000-2001, International Liaison for the Saxony Parliament in Germany from 2001-2002, and was the Political Director of John Kulongoski's campaign for Oregon governor in 2001-2002. Since 2003 she has served as the administrator of Environmental Public Health for the state of Oregon.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection contains photographs, clippings, ephemera, and related materials documenting Gail Shibley's public career, with most of the collection related to her election campaigns and her years in the Oregon State Legislature. Included are photographs of Shibley with Oregon governor Barbara Roberts.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The Oregon Historical Society is the owner of the materials in the Research Library and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the Research Library prior to any use of reproductions. The Society does not necessarily hold copyright to all the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use of reproductions may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright holders.

Preferred Citation

Gail Shibley collection, Coll 285, Oregon Historical Society Research Library

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in two series: Papers, and Photographs.

Acquisition Information

Acquired September 2011, Library Accession 27437.

Separated Materials

One carton containing video tapes was transferred to the Moving Image collection of the Oregon Historical Society Research Library. See inventory attached to accession records for Library Accession 27437.


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Series A:  Papers, 1990-2007Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Biographical--Resume of Gail Shipley
circa 2004
1/2-1/3
Campaign clippings
1991-1996
1/4
Campaign ephemera--flyers, advertisements, etc.
circa 1992-1995
1/5
"Campaign Plan"
1992 March 5
1/6
"Child care, health care"--clippings
1992-1993
1/7
Christopher street interview with Shibley
1992 July 21
1/8
"Conference of local health officials--public health emergency preparedness leadership team"
2007 March 21
1/9
"Gay and lesbian issues"--Clippings
1991-1994
1/10
General clippings
1991-1996
1/11
House of Representatives appointment--clippings
1990-1992
1/12
"Legislative process"--clippings
1991-1993
1/13
"Measure 9 and OCA [Oregon Citizens Alliance]"--clippings
1991-1993
1/14
"Taxes and state budget"--clippings
1992-1993
1/15
"Transportation"--clippings and news release
1992-1993

Series B:  Photographs, 1990-2000Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2/1
Announcement to run for office
1991 Oct.
2/2
At desk in legislative offices
undated
2/3
Bicycle
undated
2/4
Campaign appearance, Portland--contact sheets and negatives
undated
2/5
Campaign--contact sheets
1991
2/6
Campaign--negatives
1991
2/7
"Constituent involvement"
circa 1990-1994
2/8
Contact sheets, general
undated
2/9
Election victory--photos by Linda Clark
1992 November
2/10
Full-posed portraits of Shibley
undated
2/11
Giving speeches
circa 1990-1994
2/12
Head shots
undated
2/13
In the legislative chamber
circa 1991-1997
2/14
Interview on unidentified talk show
undated
2/15
Linda Kliewer photographs
undated
2/16
Misc. photographs of Shibley
undated
2/17
Portland scenes by Anne Weaver
undated
2/18
Portraits of Shibley by Lisa Currier--contact sheets
1996
2/19
Town hall meetings
Includes images of Shibley with Portland mayor Vera Katz.
undated
2/20
White House group portrait, with President Bill Clinton
2000
2/21
With Oregon Governor Barbara Roberts
undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Gay liberation--Oregon.
  • Gays--Oregon.
  • Legislators--Oregon.
  • Legislators--Oregon--Photographs.
  • Lesbians--Oregon.
  • Politics and government--Oregon.

Personal Names

  • Roberts, Barbara, 1936- --Photographs.
  • Shibley, Gail--Archives
  • Shibley, Gail--Photographs.

Corporate Names

  • Oregon. Legislative Assembly. House of Representatives.
  • Oregon. Legislative Assembly. House of Representatives--Photographs.

Geographical Names

  • Oregon--Politics and government--1951-
  • Portland (Or.)--Photographs.

Form or Genre Terms

  • Photographs.
  • Printed ephemera.