Arthur J. Prideaux oral history recording


Arthur J. Prideaux oral history recording


An audio recording of an oral history of Arthur J. Prideaux, Pacific University alumnus, about the old Slabtown area of Portland and his recollections of life in the area. During the interview Arthur was ninety-two years old trying to reminisce on memories from his younger years of playing in Slabtown with friends, teaching and various other memories that come to him during the interview. Slabtown was not a distinguished community but had a reputation of gang violence, yet, Arthur did not recall any gangs or fights while growing up in the community; playing baseball with all the boys from the area. Arthur discusses his fond memories of the Lewis and Clark fair where he met his wife, both attended and graduated from Pacific University. After graduating from Pacific Arthur started his career of working in the school system with various jobs ranging from teacher to principal for the next thirty-four years after graduating from Pacific University. Growing up Arthur would play with his close friends from the Scott family, brothers of Harvey Scott who was Pacific’s first graduate. With the many years of living and working in Portland Arthur accumulated many documents and papers that he donated to a historical society to put on display and use as references. The growth of Portland is not a bad or good thing in his eyes, but the loss of many historical landmarks is upsetting to him. At 32:37 the recording cuts out and then continues with a loud squeaking noise for the next thirty seconds.

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1 sound cassette (1 hr., 5 min.)






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Lucia, Ellis