ORAL HISTORY PROJECT
STORIES WORTH REMEMBERING
Capitol history as told by the remarkable Oregonians who helped shape our state.
Adopted in 2002, the Capitol Foundation’s oral history project allows influential Oregonians to share their perspectives about their contributions to state government and the people who helped them along the way. Preserving these stories — our shared history — is important.
The Capitol Foundation has collected dozens of histories so far, most produced by historian Janice Dilg of History Built. We invite you to get to know these prominent Oregonians by watching their interviews.
You help create a living history of our Capitol and its history when you support the Capitol Foundation. Thanks to you, generations into the future will learn about Oregon’s most important stories in the voices of the people who made it happen.
Statewide and Other Elected Officials
Oregon State Legislators
Other Influential Oregonians
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OTHER INTERVIEWS OF OREGONIANS WITH CAPITOL CONNECTIONS
Other organizations are preserving our shared history by interviewing influential leaders with Capitol connections. Click the images below to learn about these inspirational Oregonians.