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Bob Zagorin audio recordings for radio

Identifier: Coll 300

Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of 116 sound recordings, circa 1970-1975, of interviews and news reports on topics of local, regional, and national interest for KZEL and KLCC in Eugene, Oregon. Common topics covered in the news reports and interviews include environmental issues, such as timber, herbicides, waste, power, water, and fishing; local and national events; political issues, such as government funding, international affairs, bills, government programs, and politicians; music; social movements; local and national groups and committees; and miscellaneous other topics of interest. The sound recordings were compiled on analog cassetes and open reel tapes and subsequently duplicated to CD. All sound recordings are now available as digital audio files.

A limitation of this collection is that some of the tapes came to the library with minimal or difficult-to-read descriptions of the recordings on them. Therefore, the information about the content of the recordings in the finding aid is minimal in some cases.

The cassette tapes and the CDs are numbered consecutively. The CDs are copies of the cassette tape recordings and some reel-to-reel recordings.

Frequent Abbreviations/More Complete Names: BPA = Bonneville Power Administration Weaver = Congressman Jim Weaver Rust = Jerry Rust Straub = Governor Bob Straub CATS = Citizens Against Toxic Spray Hodel = Don Hodel Kalmiopsis = Wilderness in SW OR near Rogue Ivancie = Francis Ivancie, Portland mayor Goldschmidt = Neal Goldschmidt, mayor and then governor Andrus = Siesel Andrus, he was governor of Idaho and later secretary of interior Callenbach = Ernest Callenbach, author of “Ecotopia” Jerry Brown = California Governor who was running for President with campaign called “Blue Goose” “Blue Goose”= Jerry Brown’s Presidential campaign Thiram = herbicide (when I wrote “thivam” I was misspelling “thiram” Horton = Pat Horton Church = Senator Frank Church


  • 1975-1980


Conditions Governing Access note

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.

Collection includes sound recordings, moving images, and digital files to which access is restricted. Access to these materials is governed by repository policy and may require the production of listening or viewing copies. Researchers requiring access must notify Special Collections and University Archives in advance and pay fees for reproduction services as necessary.

Collection digital files may be requested through Special Collections and University Archives Reproductions and Permissions Request Form.

Conditions Governing Use note

Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Biographical/Historical note

Bob Zagorin was born in Lakewood, New Jersey on April 8, 1945. He graduated from both high school and college with honors, finishing his B.A. in History, Political Science, and English at Michigan State University in 1969. During the early 1970s, he attended Georgetown Law School followed by the University of Oregon School of Law and withdrew in good standing from each.

As a radio and TV journalist, Bob Zagorin worked at KZEL-FM, KBDF-AM, and KEZI-TV in Eugene, Oregon, doing news interviews with figures of local, regional, and national interest. He has been an active member of the community in Eugene as a prominent figure in local media and as a member of several local boards.

From 1989-1995 Zagorin was the executive director of the Oregon Guides and Packers Association. He was also the chairman of the Lane County Fair Board from 2006-2007, which manages the 55-acre Lane Events Center. He was the 2004 chairman of the Lane County Tourism Task force, and he has also been involved with the Convention & Visitors Association of Lane County (1992-Present, as of 2008) and the Lane Metro Partnership (1996-2000).

Articles written by Zagorin have appeared in the Eugene Register Guard, Oregon Coast, and Northwest Magazine. From 1995-2006 he worked in public relations and was the president of Diamond & Zagorin Creative Strategies, which created and managed onsite advertising programs at the Eugene Airport and the Lane Events Center.

Zagorin is the recipient of many awards for his work. In 1984, he received the Oregon AP Broadcasters award of Most Effective Use of a TV Program for a ten part report on governor’s trade and the economic development mission to China and Japan; second place in the National Champion Award for Economic Understanding for a series on the Oregon fishing industry; and first and second place from the Society of Professional Journalism: NW Region for his business and economic reporting. He has also received two awards from the Oregon Guides and Packer’s Association, and the RiverKeeper award from Oregon Trout in 1989.


7.75 linear feet (25 containers)

Language of Materials



Bob Zagorin (1945- ) was a radio and television journalist in Eugene, Oregon. The collection includes audio cassette tapes and reel-to-reel tape recordings of his interviews with figures of local, regional, and national interest. Copies of most of these recordings on compact discs are also included in the collection.

Arrangement note

Series I: Audio Cassette TapesSeries II: Compact Disc copies of Cassette TapesSeries III: Reel-to-Reel Audio TapesSeries IV: Compact Disc copies of Reel-to-Reel Audio Tapes

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Bob Zagorin in 2003.

Existence and Location of Copies note

Sound recordings are available as digital audio files from Special Collections and University Archives.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Lisa Chinn, 2009.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Guide to the Bob Zagorin Audio Recordings for Radio
Complete Description
Finding aid prepared by Lisa Chinn
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA