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Interview with Thomas H. Mercer, circa 1976
- Mercer, Thomas H.
- Interview with Thomas H. Mercer
- circa 197619761976
- .1 cubic feet, (3 audiocassettes (1 hr., 34 min., 31 sec.))
- Collection Number
- SR 3974
- Interview with Oregon Republican Thomas H. Mercer circa 1976, the year Mercer ran unsuccessfully for the Oregon House of Representatives. Also on the audiocassettes with the Mercer interview are a question-and-answer session with Mercer; a speech by an unidentified man; and a panel discussion by Oregon legislators.
Oregon Historical Society Research Library
1200 SW Park Avenue
- Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research.
- This project is supported in whole or part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the State Library of Oregon.
Biographical NoteReturn to Top
Thomas H. Mercer was a Republican who ran unsuccessfully against Al Ullman for a seat in the Oregon House of Representatives in 1976.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
This interview with Thomas Mercer was conducted circa 1976. In the interview, Mercer, who was running against Al Ullman, discusses his current campaign for a seat in the Oregon House of Representatives. He also discusses his heart issues and how they have affected his career; gun control; and health care. In addition to the interview, there is a recording of a question-and-answer session with Mercer and voters during his campaign. In the session, Mercer addresses questions regarding abortion and taxation.
Also on the audiocassettes with the Mercer interview is a speech delivered by an unidentified man circa 1977, regarding his experience in the Oregon Legislature, and a discussion held in Salem, Oregon, also circa 1977. The speakers in the discussion include Robert Marx, Anthony Meeker, Margaret Dereli, Mae Yih, Bill Rutherford, Wally Carson, Ken Jernstedt, Tony Van Vliet, and other unidentified legislators. Topics include municipal-, county-, and state-level taxation; revenue sharing; correctional institutions; SB 100 and land use planning; and energy conservation. It is unknown what, if any, relationship these recordings have to the Mercer interview.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
Interview with Thomas H. Mercer, SR 3974, Oregon Historical Society Research Library.
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Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
|1||Speech by unidentified man about experience in Oregon Legislature
Speech makes up first half of Cassette 1, Side 1.
|1-2||Discussion by Oregon legislators in Salem
Discussion by Oregon legislators spans the second half of Cassette 1, Side 1, and the first half of Cassette 2, Side 1.
|2||Interview with Thomas H. Mercer
Interview with Mercer spans the second half of Cassette 2, Side 1, and the first half of Cassette 2, Side 2.
|2-3||Question and answer session with Thomas H. Mercer
Question and answer session with Mercer spans the second half of Cassette 2, Side 2, and continues onto Cassette 3, Side 1.
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Abortion--Law and legislation--Oregon
- Political campaigns--Oregon
- Taxation--Law and legislation--Oregon
- Ullman, Al
- Oregon. Legislative Assembly
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