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Governor Barbara Roberts Papers

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Abstract

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Administrative Information

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Audiovisual

Campaigns

Organizations

Personal

Photographs

Political

Post-gubernatorial

Press

Speeches

Writings



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Collection Overview

Title: Governor Barbara Roberts Papers, 1870-2011Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1978-2010

ID: SC/2005.3

Primary Creator: Roberts, Barbara (1936-)

Extent: 49.0 Linear Feet

Arrangement: The original order of the collection has, for the most part, been preserved where present; this order is reflected most clearly in the Speeches series and in the Press by Subject subseries. Beyond these instances, original order was only clearly identifiable at a folder level, and this order has been preserved where present. All original folder titles have been preserved in quotations, though additional descriptive information has been added to further clarify in many cases. Other materials have been grouped into series by subject or format, with an attempt to highlight the distinct stages of Roberts’ career and her involvement with various groups and individuals at both the state and national levels. Within series, except in the cases of following original order (such as for manuscript drafts), subseries and folders have, for the most part, been arranged alphabetically. A notable exception is within the Political Activities series, which has been arranged to roughly reflect the trajectory of Roberts’ career. The audiovisual materials have also been arranged chronologically. When following a chronological order, more general dates follow more specific dates, with undated materials appearing last; when following orders of importance or other internal groupings, more general items follow last.

Date Acquired: 09/13/2005

Subjects: Autism--Government policy, Cambridge (Mass.), Clinton, William J. (William Jefferson), 1946-, Compassion & Choices (Organization), Democratic Party (Or.), Elections--Oregon, Ferraro, Geraldine, Harvard University. John F. Kennedy School of Government, Oregon, Oregon. Governor (1991-1995 : Roberts), Oregon. Land Board, State, Oregon. Legislative Assembly. House of Representatives., Oregon. Secretary of State (1985-1991 : Roberts), Oregon Progress Board, Portland State University, Portland State University. Hatfield School of Government, Roberts, Barbara, 1936-, Roberts, Frank L., 1915-1993, Spotted owl--Oregon., Women Politicians--Oregon

Languages: English, Japanese

Abstract

Barbara Roberts (1936- ) was Oregon’s first female governor (1991-1995). This office was one in a long series of public service that included serving as a lobbyist for education for autistic children, Multnomah County Commissioner, State Representative, and Secretary of State. In addition to papers relating to her time in these offices, the collection also includes materials relating to her involvement with the Democratic Party; materials regarding issues such as gay rights, abortion rights, public transit, and environmental conservation; materials from her post-gubernatorial academic positions at Harvard University and Portland State University; and records from her personal life.  Materials date from her grade school years in Sheridan in 1947 to 2011, though the bulk of the materials fall between 1978 and 2010.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Barbara Roberts Papers relate primarily to her political activities, including her lobbying for education for autistic children, her service as a Multnomah County Commissioner, as a State Representative, as Secretary of State, and as governor. Though her official papers from statewide office are held at the Oregon State Archives, her personal papers offer a complementary insight into the many activities—civic, political, and personal—that Roberts was involved in throughout her life. In addition to materials related to her political offices, the collection includes personal papers relating to family and friends, her advocacy of issues such as gay rights, abortion rights, public transit, and environmental conservation, and materials regarding her post-gubernatorial academic positions at Harvard University and Portland State University. Materials date from her elementary school years in Sheridan in 1947 to 2011, though the bulk of the materials fall between 1978 and 2010. Some collected historical documents predate the primary collection records.

 

The Barbara Roberts Papers are divided into 10 series: Audiovisual; Campaigns; Organizations; Personal; Photographs; Political; Post-gubernatorial; Press; Speeches; and Writings.

 

Collection materials are comprised of audiovisual materials, calendars, campaign memorabilia, certificates, clippings, correspondence, photographs, press releases, reports, manuscripts, newsletters, notes, pins, printed materials, scrapbooks, signs, speeches, textiles, travel materials, and other materials created, collected, or received by Barbara Roberts. Two 3.5” floppy disks present in the collection have been migrated, and are now accessible digitally for on-site users, as are images of plaques and memorabilia that have been returned to Roberts.

Collection Historical Note

The first woman to be elected Governor in Oregon, Barbara Roberts (1936-) served in that position from 1991-1995.  Prior to her term and in the subsequent years, Roberts has been actively involved in Portland and Oregon politics and community organizations. A fourth-generation Oregonian, Roberts was born Barbara Kay Hughey December 21, 1936 in Corvallis, OR, to Bob and Carmen Hughey. She had one younger sister, Patricia (Pat) Welter.Barbara Roberts graduated from Sheridan High School, where she served on the cheerleading squad and as student body secretary, in 1955.  During her senior year, she married her high school sweetheart, Neal Sanders. Following high school, she moved with her husband to Texas, where he was stationedby the Navy. There she gave birth to her two sons, Mike and Mark, before the family moved back to Oregon. She and Sanders divorced in 1972.

            The challenges Roberts faced in finding adequate education for her autistic son, Mike, encouraged her to found the Portland chapter of the National Association for Autistic Children, and then to enter to enter politics as a lobbyist in 1969. While lobbying for Senate Bill 699, which passed in 1971, she met Frank Roberts, a state senator. They later married, in 1974. She first sought elected office at the local level, and served on the Parkrose School Board (1973-1983) as well as on the board of Mt. Hood Community College (1978-1981). Roberts served as a State Representative for District 17 from 1981-1985, and as majority leader  (the first woman to hold that position in Oregon) during her second term. 

            While Secretary of State (1985-1990) she was a strong advocate for a new State Archives building, increased handicapped accessibility to voting precincts, and expanded auditing duties for the Secretary of State office, among other issues. During that period, she was also appointed by Governor Neil Goldschmidt to chair the Governor’s Task Force on Workers’ Compensation Reform.

            In 1990, she won the gubernatorial election with a plurality of the vote, defeating Republican candidate David Frohnmayer. As governor (1991-1995) she faced a variety of challenges, including the passage of Measure 5, a tax cut measure that resulted in severely reduced state budgets and the clash between environmental and economic concerns embodied in the spotted owl issue. Her husband’s terminal illness provided an added complication, and his 1993 death was one of the reasons she cited when declaring her withdrawal from the 1994 gubernatorial race.

            While governor, Roberts worked closely with the Clinton administration, particularly in establishing the Oregon Health Plan and a joint state-federal effort, the Oregon Option. To educate voters about her tax plan, created in the hopes of making up for some of the shortfall created by Measure 5, Roberts pioneered the Conversation with Oregon, an enterprise utilizing the state’s Ed-Net system, to communicate via an interactive video link with voters across the state. Despite this effort and her strong lobbying efforts on behalf of the plan, voters did not pass the plan. She also used the Ed-Net system in her teen pregnancy prevention efforts. Among the many other issues that she has advocated for during and after her time in office are environmental issues, early childhood education, gay rights, pro-choice measures, public transit, and the right to death with dignity.

            After leaving office, Governor Roberts was named director of the Harvard University Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government (a program that she herself attended while Secretary of State) and a senior fellow to the Women and Public Policy Program.  In 1998, she returned to Portland and accepted a position at Portland State University's Hatfield School of Government's Executive Leadership Institute as Associate Director of Leadership Development; while there, she was involved in the establishment of the Legacy Program.  In 2011, Roberts was appointed to fill a vacancy on the Portland Metro Council. During her post-gubernatorial period, Roberts also embarked on two major writing projects: 2002’s Death Without Denial, Grief Without Apology: A Guide for Facing Death and Loss, which offered both guidance to others and an account of her own experiences with grieving for loved ones, and her 2011 autobiography, Up the Capitol Steps.

Biographical Note

The first woman to be elected Governor in Oregon, Barbara Roberts (1936-) served in that position from 1991-1995.  Prior to her term and in the subsequent years, Roberts has been actively involved in Portland and Oregon politics and community organizations. A fourth-generation Oregonian, Roberts was born Barbara Kay Hughey December 21, 1936 in Corvallis, OR, to Bob and Carmen Hughey. She had one younger sister, Patricia (Pat) Welter. Barbara Roberts graduated from Sheridan High School, where she served on the cheerleading squad and as student body secretary, in 1955.  During her senior year, she married her high school sweetheart, Neal Sanders. Following high school, she moved with her husband to Texas, where he was stationed by the Navy. There she gave birth to her two sons, Mike and Mark, before the family moved back to Oregon. She and Sanders divorced in 1972.

The challenges Roberts faced in finding adequate education for her autistic son, Mike, encouraged her to found the Portland chapter of the National Society for Autistic Children, and then to enter to enter politics as a lobbyist in 1969. While lobbying for Senate Bill 699, which passed in 1971, she met Frank Roberts, a state senator. They later married, in 1974. She first sought elected office at the local level, and served on the Parkrose School Board (1973-1983) as well as on the board of Mt. Hood Community College (1978-1981). Roberts served as a State Representative for District 17 from 1981-1985, and as majority leader  (the first woman to hold that position in Oregon) during her second term.

While Secretary of State (1985-1990) she was a strong advocate for a new State Archives building, increased handicapped accessibility to voting precincts, and expanded auditing duties for the Secretary of State office, among other issues. During that period, she was also appointed by Governor Neil Goldschmidt to chair the Governor’s Task Force on Workers’ Compensation Reform.

In 1990, she won the gubernatorial election with a plurality of the vote, defeating Republican candidate David Frohnmayer. As governor (1991-1995) she faced a variety of challenges, including the passage of Measure 5, a tax cut measure that resulted in severely reduced state budgets, and the clash between environmental and economic concerns embodied in the spotted owl issue. Her husband’s terminal illness provided an added complication, and his 1993 death was one of the reasons she cited when declaring her withdrawal from the 1994 gubernatorial race.

While governor, Roberts worked closely with the Clinton administration, particularly in establishing the Oregon Health Plan and a joint state-federal effort, the Oregon Option. To educate voters about her tax plan, created in the hopes of making up for some of the shortfall created by Measure 5, Roberts pioneered the Conversation with Oregon, an enterprise utilizing the state’s Ed-Net system, to communicate via an interactive video link with voters across the state. Despite this effort and her strong lobbying efforts on behalf of the plan, voters did not pass the plan. She also used the Ed-Net system in her teen pregnancy prevention efforts. Among the many other issues that she has advocated for during and after her time in office are environmental issues, early childhood education, gay rights, pro-choice measures, public transit, and the right to death with dignity.

After leaving office, Governor Roberts was named director of the Harvard University Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government (a program that she herself attended while Secretary of State) and a senior fellow to the Women and Public Policy Program.  In 1998, she returned to Portland and accepted a position at Portland State University's Hatfield School of Government's Executive Leadership Institute as Associate Director of Leadership Development; while there, she was involved in the establishment of the Legacy Program.  In 2011, Roberts was appointed to fill a vacancy on the Portland Metro Council. During her post-gubernatorial period, Roberts also embarked on two major writing projects: 2002’s Death Without Denial, Grief Without Apology: A Guide for Facing Death and Loss, which offered both guidance to others and an account of her own experiences with grieving for loved ones, and her 2011 autobiography, Up the Capitol Steps.

Subject/Index Terms

Autism--Government policy
Cambridge (Mass.)
Clinton, William J. (William Jefferson), 1946-
Compassion & Choices (Organization)
Democratic Party (Or.)
Elections--Oregon
Ferraro, Geraldine
Harvard University. John F. Kennedy School of Government
Oregon
Oregon. Governor (1991-1995 : Roberts)
Oregon. Land Board, State
Oregon. Legislative Assembly. House of Representatives.
Oregon. Secretary of State (1985-1991 : Roberts)
Oregon Progress Board
Portland State University
Portland State University. Hatfield School of Government
Roberts, Barbara, 1936-
Roberts, Frank L., 1915-1993
Spotted owl--Oregon.
Women Politicians--Oregon

Administrative Information

Repository: Finding Aids: Special Collections & University Archives

Access Restrictions: Collection is open to research.

Technical Access Note: Obsolete audiovisual materials that have not yet been digitized may not currently be viewable.

Acquisition Source: Barbara Roberts

Related Materials: Official government records from the Governor Barbara Roberts Administration are held at the Oregon State Archives. Materials from her terms as Secretary of State are included in its holdings for the Office of the Secretary of State. For more information please see http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/pages/records/governors/guides/state/roberts/robertsseries.html.

Related Publications: Susan Madsen's 2005-2008 correspondence and interviews with Barbara Roberts (Regarding Interviews, Box 8) later resulted in a chapter in her book, Developing Leadership: Learning from the Experiences of Women Governors (2009).


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Audiovisual, 1984-2010],
[Series 2: Campaigns, 1977-1995],
[Series 3: Organizations, 1955-2010],
[Series 4: Personal, 1870-2010],
[Series 5: Photographs, ca. 1970-2010],
[Series 6: Political, 1969-2011],
[Series 7: Post-gubernatorial, 1995-2010],
[Series 8: Press, 1978-2010],
[Series 9: Speeches, 1978-2008],
[Series 10: Writings, 1972-2010],
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Series 1: Audiovisual, 1984-2010Add to your cart.
The Audiovisual series includes VHS tapes, 1 U-matic tape, a 2” quad videotape, several reel-to-reel audio tapes, and cassette tapes. Labels indicate these materials include campaign ads, TV interviews, and speeches, among other materials. Pending digitization, materials on obsolete formats may not be accessible.
Sub-Series 1: Audio, 1984-2002, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Item 1: Barbara Roberts for Secretary of State: "Record," "Question," "Budget", 5/1/84Add to your cart.
1/4" reel-to-reel tapes [3 copies]
Item 2: Barbara Roberts for Secretary of State: "Decisions", 10/11/84Add to your cart.
1/4" reel-to-reel tapes [3 copies]
Item 3: Barbera Roberts for Secretary of State: "Supporters," "Resume", 10/4/84Add to your cart.
1/4" reel-to-reel tape
Item 4: Vote '88 Public Service Announcements: 1. 'You Dreamed' (NASS) 2. 'You Dreamed' (ACEP) 3. 'You Dreamed' (NASS) 4. 'Can't Vote' (NASS), 1988Add to your cart.
1/4" reel-to-reel tape
Item 5: [Unlabeled], undatedAdd to your cart.
1/4" reel-to-reel tape
Item 6: [Unlabeled], undatedAdd to your cart.
1/4" reel-to-reel tape
Item 7: House Floor Session, HB 5017, 4/6/89Add to your cart.
Audio cassette [copy made for the Secretary of State's office]
Item 8: Barbara Roberts: The Art of Dying, 2001Add to your cart.
Audio cassette
Item 9: Morning Edition: Barbara Roberts Commentary, 2/13/01Add to your cart.
Audio cassette
Item 10: NPR's Justice Talking: ADA Set-up Report by Allison Frost, 6/4/01Add to your cart.
Audio cassette
Item 11: Oregon Considered: Interview with Barbara Roberts, 3/21/02Add to your cart.
Audio cassette
Item 12: Oregon Considered: Barbara Roberts Commentary, 4/16/02Add to your cart.
Audio cassette
Item 13: It's a Woman's World- Barbara Roberts, 9/23/02Add to your cart.
Audio cassette
Sub-Series 2: Video, 1984-2007Add to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Item 1: Container Lists, ca. 1995-2010Add to your cart.
Partial list of VHS tapes in the PSU Special Collections; copy of container list of Aduio/Video tapes held at the Oregon State Archives' Barbara Roberts collection; "Compod Video Inventory" that only partially matches collection materials
Item 2: Barb: Sp to Machines[?] for Secretary of State endorsement, ca. 1980-1984Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 3: "Barbara Roberts for Secretary of State": "Window," "Forest," "Survey", 4/27/84Add to your cart.
2" Quad Videotape
Item 4: Roberts- 3 30-second ads for Sec. of State race, 4/26/84Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 5: The Battle of Elk Creek; Jeff Golden, 1985Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 6: 1985 Coquille High School Graduation, 6/2/85Add to your cart.
VHS; Roberts was the commencement speaker
Item 7: 1985 Coquille High School Graduation [accompanying correspondence], 6/17/85Add to your cart.
Letter and clipping accompanying video
Item 8: New Rose Theatre PSA's: 1) "Roberts" 2) "Group", 8/2/85Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 9: Governor Goldschmidt State of the State Address, 1/15/88Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 10: B. Roberts @ Dukakis Ralley (Neil intro) (Dukakis speech), 9/2/88Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 11: Barbara Roberts- Four examples of public speaking presentations: Disability group in Central Oregon: Sec. of State Wagon Wheel Conference; Central Oregon: "The Dynamic West"- Oregon in Transition, Sec. of State Central Oregon Business Group; Sec. of State press conference on the investigation of the House Democratic Caucus financial records & penalty responses including Q&A; Rainbow Unity Ralley--Sec. of State Barbara Roberts, Portland Pioneer Square, following beating death of African-American college student by "skinhead" group, 1/17/89-12/5/89Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 12: Central Oregon Economic Development- Westrends, 1989Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 13: Parent to Parent Conference/ Barbara Roberts, Guest Speaker, 3/10/89Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 14: Cope Wagonwheel Conference; Roberts: The Acceptance and Inclusion of Disabled, 3/10/89Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 15: Springfield Press Conference Re. Poll; Illinois; CU 2 WBBM 6:00 pm News, 11/1/89Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 16: Secretary of State Barbara Roberts- "H. Dem. Fines"; & Senator Shirley Gold, 12/5/89Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 17: "Stepping from the Pedestal"; Dir. Lisa Vandever, 1990Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 18: National Notary Award, ca. 1990Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 19: Robert Parker press conference/Norma Paulus annoucement/ Superintendant of Public Instruction, ca. 1990Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 20: Beth's baby, 12/10/1989-2/7/90Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 21: Announcement for Governor- Barbara Roberts, 2/8/90Add to your cart.
VHS
Box 2Add to your cart.
Item 22: Seaside Community College/ Eugene Press Conference, ca. 1990Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 23: Oregon Conference on Disabilities, June, 1990Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 24: Eugene's Monday Night Live, 10/29/90Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 25: AFL-CIO Convention (cont.); Housing conference, 7/20/90Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 26: Barbara Roberts: Moment in Time--Scene from Election Night, 11/7/90Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 27: Spring commencement 1991, Portland State University; entire ceremony, includes Gov. Barbara Roberts address, 1991Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 28: Gov. Barbara Roberts Inauguration- Oregon House Chambers, 1/14/91Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 29: KOIN-TV: Gov. Roberts First Day [2 copies], 1/15/91Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 30: Fred Miller's Forum 50, 1/24/91Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 31: Governor's press conference: Oregon Economic Review and Process; "Plans for no more 'business' as usual" (directed toward gov. operation); edited version, 5/9-16/91Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 32: Governor's Proclamation: "Giving Our Best," Cancer Society Survivor Comment, June, 1991Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 33: Governor Barbara Roberts Talks with Local Officials, Sept. 1991Add to your cart.
3/4 SP U-Matic
Item 34: Keynote Luncheon with Governor Roberts: Associate Oregon Industries (AOI) Convention, Salishan Lodge, Gleneden Beach: Full luncheon speech on tax reform, conversation w/ OR, etc., 10/7/91Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 35: "Conversation with Oregon: Barbara Roberts", ca. 1991-1992 (received 8/26/1996)Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 36: "Women & Politics: A Lifetime Challenge": Get Involved Spots; Rep. Bella Absug, Mary Landrieu, Gov. Ann Richards, Rep Connie Morello, Lily Tomlin, Rep Louise Slaughter, Sec. of Labor Lynn Martin, Gov. Barbara Roberts, Linder Elderbee, and others, ca. 1992Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 37: "The 90's- Anything Goes" 1992 Campaigner's Revue, 1992Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 38: March of Dimes/ White Rose Luncheon: "Preventing Birth Defects", 1992Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 39: KDRV- Medford; Geoffrey Riley's 3 part series on Governor Roberts, Jan-92Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 40: Barb's State of the State, Jan. 1992Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 41: Flagstaff Hill Oregon Trail Interpretive Center Grand Opening, May '92Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 42: Governor Roberts Press Conference: "Tax Plan", 6/18/92Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 43: News Conference: Governor Roberts: Budget, 12/1/92Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 44: "One-on-One with Governor Barbara Roberts"; Channel 2- Portland (includes Q&A on Packwood issue), 12/13/92Add to your cart.
VHS [2 tapes]
Item 45: 67th Legislative Assembly's Sine Die, 1993Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 46: KGW PSA- Aids Prevention, 1993Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 47: Governor Roberts State of the State Address; Introduction by Sen. Frank Roberts (Oregon House Chambers), 1/11/93Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 48: Emily's List Luncheon, Washington, D.C., 1/19/93Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 49: Pioneer Ball, 2/12/93Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 50: Girl Scout Troops 1961 + 589 visit Governor Roberts, Mar. 1993Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 51: Girl Scout Troops 1961 + 589 visit Governor Roberts [accompanying letter], Mar. 1993Add to your cart.
Letter accompanying VHS tape
Item 52: 1000 Friends 20th Anniversary, 5/22/93Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 53: Sunday Northwest #220 Gov. Roberts- 10:30 am, 6/13/93Add to your cart.
VHS
Box 3Add to your cart.
Item 54: Signing of Senate Bill 168, 6/30/93Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 55: Gov. Roberts speaking out about her first experiences with Frank Roberts, 8/4/93Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 56: Gov. Roberts watershed bill HB 2215 signing/Comments on 67th Legislature end of session/comments on 95% success of administration's agenda in 1993 session, 8/5/83Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 57: Polk County Wagon Train at State Capitol w/ Gov. Roberts & Marv & Rindy Ross: 150-yr celebration of the Oregon Trail, 9/9/93Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 58: "Oregon!" Tourism video/ Work in Progress DUB, 1/13/94Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 59: Mental Health, Feb. 1994Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 60: 1995-97 Budget Instructions, 3/10/94Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 61: Barbara Roberts News Services, KOBI TV, Apr. 1994Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 62: Sony Disc Manufacturing Groundbreaking Ceremony, Springfield, OR, 5/10/94Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 63: "Teen Pregnancy Reduction: Communities Talk with Governor Roberts"; State of Oregon, Gwenn Baldwin, 6/2/94Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 64: Gov. Roberts Looks Back; KMTR-TV, 12/16/94Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 65: 1995 Inauguration (Roberts' Farewell), 1/9/95Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 66: The Oregon Territory: Sony Disc Manufacturing, Springfield, OR Grand Opening Celebration, 9/28/95Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 67: News '96 Flood- Oregon, 2/8/96Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 68: Barbara Roberts- Gay & Lesbian United Effort (GLUE); Lincoln City, OR, 5/10/96Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 69: Barbara Roberts High School Graduation, Salem, OR; entire ceremony, 6/6/96Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 70: The Last Angry Man: The Story of America's Most Controversial Senator [documentary about Wayne Morse], 1999Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 71: 1999 Founders/Evening; Northwest Osteopathic Medical Foundation, 2/26/99Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 72: "Moonlight & Roses": Barbara Roberts High School Student Story, 2002Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 73: Former Governor Barbara Roberts: "Death Without Denial, Grief without Apology: A Guide for Facing Death and Loss": Tillamook County Hospice-Book Reading & Q&A, 9/22/02Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 74: Governor's Arts Awards, undated (ca. 1991-1994)Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 75: KOIN Feature (End of Term), undated (ca. 1995)Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 76: Land Board/ Playground/ Jr. Rose Court/ Squirrel/ Sheridan HS / Retirement dinner, undatedAdd to your cart.
VHS
Item 77: To the Governor, undatedAdd to your cart.
VHS
Item 78: The 101 Scenic Corridor: A Vision for the Future (Oregon Department of Transportation Photo Services), undated (ca. 1988)Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 79: Portland State University Commencement, 6/16/07Add to your cart.
DVD and program; Barbara Roberts delivered the commencement address
Item 80: Childhood! Mary Linda & Leslie, undatedAdd to your cart.
VHS [2 copies]
Item 81: Barb- Town Hall, undatedAdd to your cart.
VHS
Item 82: OEA [Oregon Education Association?], undatedAdd to your cart.
VHS
Item 83: Oregon Video Productions, undatedAdd to your cart.
VHS
Item 84: Frank's Press on Health Insurance (early on tape), undatedAdd to your cart.
VHS
Box 48Add to your cart.
Item 85: Bob Straub: A Personal Portrait, 1/6/1979Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 86: Senate Session on HB 2900, 6/27/1987Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 87: "City of Unity Rainbow Rally," Portland, OR, 1/17/1989Add to your cart.
VHS; Coverage of Martin Luther King Jr. Day memorial rally at Pioneer Square. Secretary of State Roberts delivers a speech honoring Dr. King's legacy of nonviolence and calling for justice for an African American college student who was the victim of a fatal assault in Portland.
Item 88: Secretary of State's Office: Secretary Roberts is Acting Governor for a Day, 8/8/1989Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 89: Barbara Roberts: "Governor for a Couple of Hours," KOBI-TV, Medford, OR, 1989Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 90: Roberts' "Dynasty," Channel 8 Portland (NBC affiliate), 1989Add to your cart.
VHS; News program on the Roberts family in Oregon politics
Item 91: Barbara Roberts for Governor: "The Change Will Do Us Good", 1990Add to your cart.
VHS; Volunteer-produced campaign video narrated by Barbara Roberts
Item 92: Barbara Roberts for Governor: "Logs/Damn" Alternate Takes, 1990Add to your cart.
VHS; Unaired campaign advertisements.
Item 93: Debate for Governor, Portland, OR: Roberts (D), Frohnmayer (R), Mobely (I), Oerther (L), 1990Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 94: Debate for Governor, Medford, OR: Profile of Barbara Roberts and the campaign, 1990Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 95: Debate for Governor, Medford, OR: Roberts (D) and Frohnmayer (R), 1990Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 96: Oregon Public Employees Union (OPEU): Excerpts from Gubernatorial Interviews with Barbara Roberts and Dave Frohnmayer, 1990Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 97: "Oregon's Tax Structure", 1990Add to your cart.
VHS; Explanation of Oregon's tax revenue and funding system and the effects of Measure 5.
Item 98: Pendleton Red Ribbon news coverage and four PSAs, 1990Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 99: Channel 2 News Releases and Channel 12 "Newsmakers" Interview, 2/8/1990Add to your cart.
Roberts' announcement of candidacy and interview; profiles of gubernatorial candidates.
Item 100: Oregon Newspaper Publishers (ONPA) Convention, Sunriver, OR: Press Conference with Barbara Roberts and Dave Frohnmayer, 7/21/1990Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 101: Barbara Roberts for Governor: Payne & Company, 3 spots, 8/12/1990Add to your cart.
VHS; Campaign advertisements
Item 102: Barbara Roberts for Governor: Sawyer/Miller Group, 9/19/1990Add to your cart.
VHS; Campaign advertisements: "Results" and "In Charge."
Item 103: Barbara Roberts for Governor Committee: Signature Productions, 11/2/1990Add to your cart.
VHS; Campaign advertisement: "High Expectations."
Item 104: Governor's Inauguration and Opening Ceremonies, 1/14/1991Add to your cart.
VHS; Two physical copies of four total in the collection.
Item 105: Ask the Governor: For State Employees, 3/28/1991Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 106: Democratic Governors' Association: "Meeting the Challenge of the 90s." Greer, Margolis, Mitchell & Associates., 5/8/1991Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 107: Governor Barbara Roberts Talks with Local Officials, 9/1/1991Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 108: Lucille Hart Dinner, 10/12/1991Add to your cart.
VHS; Governor Roberts gives opening remarks at annual Right to Privacy PAC fundraising dinner named for Dr. Alan L. (Lucille) Hart.
Item 109: A Conversation with Oregon #11: Facilitator's Forum, "Discussion of the Future", 10/28/1991Add to your cart.
VHS; Guidelines for call-in moderators of "Conversation with Oregon" telecast.
Item 110: A Conversation With Oregon, 11/7/1991Add to your cart.
VHS; Broadcast of live statewide teleconference between Oregon voters and the governor.
Item 111: A Conversation With Oregon, 11/21/1991Add to your cart.
VHS; Broadcast of live statewide teleconference between Oregon voters and the governor. Recorded at Portland Community College Rock Creek Campus.
Item 112: A Conversation With Oregon, 11/1991Add to your cart.
VHS; Governor Roberts hosts meeting on "Tax Reform" at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland.
Item 113: Oregon Politics Gender Gap: KDRV-TV 12, Medford, Oregon, 1992Add to your cart.
VHS; News segment on gender disparity in Oregon elected offices, with interview with Governor Barbara Roberts.
Item 114: The 1992 Oregon Democratic Caucus Visits New York City, 1992Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 115: Governor Barbara Roberts' Address to State Employees, 1/1992Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 116: State of the State Address, 1/23/1992Add to your cart.
VHS; Two physical copies.
Item 117: Governor Barbara Roberts at the City Club of Portland, 1/24/1992Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 118: "Preservation of the Governor's 1993-95 Budget." A presentation by Patricia McCraig and Dan Simmons, 3/1/1993Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 119: Dorchester Talks Back: Dorchester Conference, Seaside, OR, 3/8/1992Add to your cart.
VHS; Delegates at the Dorchester Conference (an unofficial Republican meeting founded by Senator Bob Packwood) give one-minute responses to Governor Robert's "Conversation with Oregon" program.
Item 120: Governor Barbara Roberts: 2003 Governor's Gold Award, 2003Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 121: F[...] tape Clinton [?]Add to your cart.
VHS; Hand-labeled tape [illegible]
Item 122: C-SPAN Gov. Conference, SeattleAdd to your cart.
VHS
Item 123: Growing Up & Growing Old sample tape, OPBAdd to your cart.
VHS; Oregon Public Broadcasting program on aging and elder care.
Item 124: Untitled, 1984Add to your cart.
VHS; Coverage of speech at 1984 Democratic National Convention.
Item 125: UntitledAdd to your cart.
VHS
Box 49Add to your cart.
Item 126: Northwest Report #5, 10/6/1992Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 127: Westside Light Rail Project Video, 11/1/1992Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 128: News Conference Six: "Tax Reform", 12/6/1992Add to your cart.
VHS; KOIN-TV (Channel 6, Portland, Oregon) interviews Governor Roberts on her proposed budget and tax plan after Ballot Measure 5.
Item 129: Women & the 1993 Oregon Legislature: What's Next? A Women's Legislative Forum, 1993Add to your cart.
VHS; Governor Roberts gives keynote address with introduction by Oregon Representative Cynthia Wooten.
Item 130: Governor's News Conference on Medicaid/Room 357 Judiciary, "Human Rights", 3/19/1993Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 131: Sunday Northwest: Rick Meyers, KATU, Peter Courtney (House Minority Leader), Greg Walden (House Majority Leader), 5/2/1993Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 132: ABC News: Elk Creek Dam, 5/18/1993Add to your cart.
VHS; News analysis of government expenditures proposed to restore or remove the Elk Creek dam.
Item 133: NW Week (OPB): Governor Roberts, 5/28/1993Add to your cart.
VHS; Special interview with BR hosted by Claudia Brown, Oregon Public Broadcasting.
Item 134: Northwest Reports #40 (OPB), 6/8/1993Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 135: Sunday Northwest #220: Rick Meyers with Governor Barbara Roberts, 6/9/1993Add to your cart.
VHS; Aired 6/13/1993.
Item 136: Northwest Reports (OPB), 7/6/1993Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 137: Governor Barbara Roberts: Address to the Human Rights Campaign Fund, Dallas, Texas, 9/18/1993Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 138: Lucille Hart Dinner, 12/9/1993Add to your cart.
VHS; Terry Bean accepted the Lucille Hart award for Barbara and Frank Roberts at the Right to Privacy PAC dinner.
Item 139: Frank Roberts: Channel 8 news footage, 1993Add to your cart.
VHS; Segments on Senator Roberts' adjustments to illness and disability while in office.
Item 140: Frank Roberts: Channel 8 news footage, 1993Add to your cart.
VHS; Segment honoring Senator Roberts' political career.
Item 141: Conversations with the Governor: Survey Lecture (40 min.) and Gov. Discussion (60 min.)Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 142: The Effects of Ballot Measure 5 on State Government: A Discussion with Governor Barbara Roberts and Fred Miller, Director, Executive DepartmentAdd to your cart.
VHS
Item 143: Governor Roberts' End of Term: KPTV-12, Portland, Oregon, 1994Add to your cart.
VHS; Two news programs with interviews with Gov. Roberts about her decision not to pursue re-election.
Item 144: Governor Roberts' Withdrawal Speech and Press Conference, 1/28/1994Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 145: Governor's Address, USDLA (United States Distance Learning Association), 3/25/1994Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 146: Teen Pregnancy Reduction: Talking with Governor Barbara Roberts, 5/16/1994Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 147: Teen Pregnancy Reduction: Talking with Governor Barbara Roberts, Teen EDNet Sessions, Portland Cable Access TV, 5/23/1994Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 148: Teen Pregnancy Reduction: Communities Talk with Governor Barbara Roberts; State of Oregon, Gwenn Baldwin, 6/2/1994Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 149: The Oregon Option, tape 1, 7/25/1994Add to your cart.
VHS; Two physical copies.
Item 150: The Oregon Option, tape 2, 7/25/1994Add to your cart.
VHS; Two physical copies.
Item 151: Teen Pregnancy Prevention Action Plan News Conference, 10/20/1994Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 152: Front Page with Rep. Peter Courtney: Program 44, with guest Barbara Roberts, 11/14/1994Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 153: Tape of Residence [some narration], 12/9/1994Add to your cart.
VHS; Governor Roberts gives a video tour of the Governor's Residence in Salem, Oregon, with details of her and Senator Frank Roberts' lives there during her governorship.
Item 154: Lucille Hart Dinner, tape 1, 1995Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 155: Lucille Hart Dinner, tape 2, 1995Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 156: Oregon Floods, 1996Add to your cart.
VHS; News coverage of flooding in February, 1996.
Item 157: Governor Roberts' Farewell Address, 1/9/1995Add to your cart.
VHS; Governor Roberts' farewell during inauguration proceedings for incoming Governor John Kitzhaber.
Item 158: Barbara Roberts Talks to G.L.U.E. (Gay and Lesbian United Effort), Lincoln City, Oregon, 5/19/1996Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 159: JFK School of Government: An International Women's Forum: "Views from the Inside", 10/5/1996Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 160: Downtown Community Forum. Barbara Roberts: Creating a Favorable Environment: Statewide Regional Cooperation in Land Use Planning, 1997Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 161: Barbara Roberts KPTV-12 Morning Show Interview, 2/24/1998Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 162: News Composite: Barbara Roberts Channel 8/Brian Lovell Channel 10, 9/15/1998Add to your cart.
VHS; Roberts gives commentary on legislation introduced to overturn Oregon's assisted suicide law.
Item 163: League of Women Voters State Convention, Welches, Oregon. Keynote Speaker: Honorable Barbara Roberts, Governor, 1991-95: "One Person Can Make a Difference." Video, 48 min., by Martha Koch, 5/15/1999Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 164: COSA 25 Years: Ozzie Rose Dedication, 6/1999Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 165: AICF Historical Tape, 1/13/2000Add to your cart.
VHS;
Item 166: "A Thousand Friends of Rain:" Read by Barbara Roberts at the 1000 Friends of Oregon 25th Anniversary Celebration, 6/2000Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 167: Salem Week in Review: Governor Barbara Roberts, 6/12/2001Add to your cart.
VHS; Interview with Roberts, retrospective on her governorship and profile of current academic work.
Item 168: Kennedy School Alumni Public Service Celebration, 10/26-27/2001Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 169: AM Northwest, 2/19/2002Add to your cart.
VHS
Box 50Add to your cart.
Item 170: Democratic National Convention: Barbara Roberts and Oregon delegates, 1992Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 171: Secretary of State Swearing-In Ceremony and Portland Gay Men's Chorus Performance; video by Bob Stevens, 12/16/1984Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 172: Five Oregon Governors Share Their Visions: AOI Annual Convention, Salishan Lodge, Gleneden Beach, Oregon, 10/7/1991Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 173: A Conversation with Oregon: Governor Roberts in Medford, 9/21/1991Add to your cart.
VHS; Gov. Roberts presents the "Conversation with Oregon" telecast to voters in Medford and encourages their participation.
Item 174: Ask the Governor (Live); KGW, Tracey Berry, 6/28/1993Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 175: "Barbara Roberts as Cowgirl", 1990Add to your cart.
VHS; There is no date on the tape, but it was recorded some time during Roberts' campaign for governor in 1990.
Item 176: Barbara Roberts Tribute Video, 12/13/1994Add to your cart.
VHS; Duplicate of tribute to Roberts shown in Item 108 at the 10th Lucille Hart Dinner in 1991.
Item 177: Rick Geistw...; Kitzhaber (60 Minutes)Add to your cart.
VHS; undated; recording of CBS' "60 Minutes" news program.
Item 178: Floods '96; President Clinton's Visit, 1996Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 179: C-SPAN InterviewAdd to your cart.
VHS; undated; National Governors' Association 83rd Annual Meeting televised with viewer call-in with Gov. Roberts.
Item 180: Partners for Success: Business & Education (30 minutes)Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 181: E4/J2 (2 hours 18 min.) Master F/T Transfer, 1999Add to your cart.
VHS; C-SPAN broadcast of the National Governors' Association Task Force on State Management. Begins with meeting in progress. Gov. Roberts discusses Oregon Benchmarks and "reinventing government."
Item 182: Barbara Roberts: Four partial speaking presentations, 1989Add to your cart.
VHS; Excerpts from "City of Unity Rainbow Rally;" results of state governmental committee expense audit; "The Dynamic West: A Region in Transition" conference presentation
Item 183: CBS "Conversation" tape, 6/17/1992Add to your cart.
VHS; CBS-News program covering Boris Yeltsin, treaty signed with President George H.W. Bush, gang violence in Los Angeles and other U.S. cities, and Gov. Roberts' pioneering work in "tele-democracy" with the "Conversation with Oregon."
Item 184: KOIN-TV News: "Roberts Year Ender", 1995Add to your cart.
VHS; interview with Gov. Roberts aired the day before Gov. John Kitzhaber's inauguration.
Item 185: Timber Summit, Portland, Oregon, 4/2/1993Add to your cart.
VHS; Roberts and other members of state and local government meet with President Bill Clinton and Vice-President Al Gore to discuss timber resources and Oregon's environment and economy.

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