Scope and Contents note
Voices of the Oregon Country collection entails project notes, release forms, script logs, cassette and DAT recordings, and a one-hour radio documentary - Voices ofthe Oregon County: Five National Heritage Fellows (available on cd and cassette).
The one-hour radio program explores the concepts of identity, culture and aI1s through the voices of Oregon's five National Heritage Fellows - Boua Xou Moua (Hmong shaman and musician), Duff Severe (Western saddlemaker), Eva Castellanoz (Mexican curandera and wax flower artist), Obo Addy (Ghanain drummer) and Sophie George (Plateau beadworker). Folklorist and award founder, Bess Hawes gives insights into the National Heritage Fellowship program as well as the importance of traditions in American society. Narrated by Oregon writer/scholar Kim Stafford. Purchase only: $6 for cassette or CD.
The project was funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Oregon Council for the Humanities, and the Oregon Arts Commission.
- Creation: 1999-2000
- Oregon Folklife Program (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.