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Barbara Allen Bogart papers

 Collection — Multiple Collection Box: [Coll 392] 1
Identifier: Coll 392

Scope and Contents

The collection contains typed interview transcripts and releases. The interviews are dated with time and place the interview was conducted.

There are transcripts of interviews with:

Hazel and Maurice Ward;

Josephine and Alice Godon;

Malcolm Buick;

Shorty Helmer Gustafson;

Anna Linebaugh;

Marjorie and Bussie Iverson;

Maxine and Bill Mattis;

Russell and Mary Emory;

Venita and Floyd Branch;

Mary O'Keeffe;

and DeForst and Esther Stratton.


  • Creation: 1978-1985


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.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Barbara Allen Bogart, a folklorist, was director of the American Studies program at the University of Notre Dame. She has also worked as a historian and oral historian in Wyoming, at the Wyoming State Museum, and as a consultant for several Wyoming museums and historical societies, and was director of the Uinta County Museum from 2003 to 2009. She is a published author of several books regarding western folklore.

For her dissertation, Bogart conducted research with homesteaders in central Oregon, specifically the Silver Lake, Fort Rock, and Christmas Valley area. The subsequent publication (as Barbara Allen) in 1987 was titled, Homesteading the High Desert .

[Sources: The University of Notre Dame and]


0.2 linear feet (2 containers) : 2 folders

Language of Materials



Barbara Allen Bogart, a folklorist, professor, and author conducted research for her dissertation on homesteaders in central Oregon, and published her findings in a book titled, Homesteading the High Desert (1987). The collection (1978-1985) contains transcripts of oral history interviews conducted with residents of Central Oregon about the homesteading experience.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Tanya Parlet, 2013.

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

This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal organization and rehousing.

Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents.

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Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Repository Details

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

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA