Arthur P. Ireland oral history recording on the history of dairy farming in Washington County

Title

Arthur P. Ireland oral history recording on the history of dairy farming in Washington County

Description

An audio recording of an oral history of Arthur P. Ireland recorded on April 28, 1978. The interview starts with a brief introduction to the Ireland family history dairy farming on their donation land claim starting in the mid-nineteenth century. He describes the uses of certain breeds of cows, the specifics of the dairy market, the building of cheese and creameries factories, and the growth of demand in Portland for milk. From personal involvement, he talks about the Milk War in Portland in 1930 and how the Dairy Cooperative Association was involved. Legislation on dairy production and a typical day on the farm in Forest Grove, Oregon, are also detailed. The last half of the recording is harder to hear due to some background noise and white noise. There is a full transcript of the interview along with an introduction and index to the interview.

Extent

2 sound cassettes (1 hr., 22 min.)

Language

English

Identifier

WCM_OH_422

Rights

In Copyright

Contributor

Meyer, Lloyd

Date

1978

Format

Audiocassettes