- Shibley, Gail
- Gail Shibley collection
- 1990-2007 (inclusive)19902007
- .9 cubic feet, (2 document cases)
- Collection Number
- Coll 285
- 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.
- Oregon Historical Society Research Library
1200 SW Park Avenue
- Access Restrictions
The collection is open to the public.
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
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.
Gail Shibley collection, Coll 285, Oregon Historical Society Research Library
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
The collection is arranged in two series: Papers, and Photographs.
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
Biographical--Resume of Gail Shipley
Campaign ephemera--flyers, advertisements, etc.
|1992 March 5|
"Child care, health care"--clippings
Christopher street interview with Shibley
|1992 July 21|
"Conference of local health officials--public health emergency preparedness leadership team"
|2007 March 21|
"Gay and lesbian issues"--Clippings
House of Representatives appointment--clippings
"Measure 9 and OCA [Oregon Citizens Alliance]"--clippings
"Taxes and state budget"--clippings
"Transportation"--clippings and news release
Series B: Photographs, 1990-2000Return to Top
Announcement to run for office
At desk in legislative offices
Campaign appearance, Portland--contact sheets and negatives
Contact sheets, general
Election victory--photos by Linda Clark
Full-posed portraits of Shibley
In the legislative chamber
Interview on unidentified talk show
Linda Kliewer photographs
Misc. photographs of Shibley
Portland scenes by Anne Weaver
Portraits of Shibley by Lisa Currier--contact sheets
Town hall meetings
Includes images of Shibley with Portland mayor Vera Katz.
White House group portrait, with President Bill Clinton
With Oregon Governor Barbara Roberts
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Gay liberation--Oregon.
- Politics and government--Oregon.
- Roberts, Barbara, 1936- --Photographs.
- Shibley, Gail--Archives
- Shibley, Gail--Photographs.
- Oregon. Legislative Assembly. House of Representatives.
- Oregon. Legislative Assembly. House of Representatives--Photographs.
- Oregon--Politics and government--1951-
- Portland (Or.)--Photographs.
Form or Genre Terms
- Printed ephemera.