UNST Portland -Dougher/Eufusia: Vanport Assignment

Vanport and The Flood

Vanport Documentary. OPB, the Oregon Experience. Online video.

Vanport: Oregon's Lost City. Online video.

Vanport and the Columbia River Floods of 1948. Online video.

Vanport Flood. Multnomah County  Archives. Online video taken by the sheriff department immediatly after the flood (no sound.)

The Wake of Vanport. The Skanner News.

Dodds, G. (2000). The college that would not die : The first fifty years of Portland State University, 1946-1996 (1st ed.). Portland, Or.: Oregon Historical Society Press.

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     PSU Library   Ready Reference -- 2nd floor   LD4571 .P4 D63 2000 (Library use only)

The Vanport Flood. From the Oregon History Project of the Oregon Historical Society.

Skovgaard, D. (2007). Oregon Voices: Memories of the 1948 Vanport Flood. Oregon Historical Quarterly, 108(1), 88-106.

"Vanport and the 1948 Vanport Flood." Part of The Columbia River: A Photographic Journey."

Maben, M. (1987). Vanport /. Portland, Or. : Oregon Historical Society Press.  

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Floods of May-June 1948 in Columbia River Basin : a presentation of data on floods, gathered from selected gaging stations and other sources / By: Paulsen, Carl G.
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Smith, A., & Taylor, Q. (1980). "Racial Discrimination in the Workplace: a Study of Two West Coast Cities During the 1940s",The Journal of Ethnic Studies, 8(1), 35.

Skold, K. (1981). Women Workers and Childcare During World War II: A Case Study of the Porland, Oregon Shipyard. University of Oregon.

Geology and Environment

Johnson, P. (2016). A comprehensive integrated water resource assessment of potential changes to columbia river basin flood risk management policy (Order No. 10113953).

Floods of May-June 1948 in Columbia River Basin : a presentation of data on floods, gathered from selected gaging stations and other sources / By: Paulsen, Carl G.

          PSU Library   Circulation Desk Reserves   GB 1227 .C645  1949

Cannon, C., Fountain, Andrew G., Burns, Scott, & O'Connor, Jim. (2015). Landforms along the Lower Columbia River and the Influence of Humans, ProQuest Dissertations and Theses.

Cornelius, T., & Deloria, Philip J. (2010). A River Imaginary: Nature and Narrative in the Columbia River Gorge, ProQuest Dissertations and Theses.

Columbia Slough Watershed. The City of Portland Environmental Services.

Columbia Slough Report Card. The City of Portland Environmental Services.

Columbia Slough at Portland Flow Report. USGS.

Societal and Racial Aftermaths of the Flood

Rivera, J., & Miller, D. (2007). Continually neglected: Situating natural disasters in the African American experienceJournal of Black Studies, 37(4), 502-522.

Stroud, E. (1999). Troubled waters in ecotopia: Environmental racism in Portland, OregonRadical History Review, (74), 65.

Serbulo, L. (2018). Small steps on the long journey to equality: A timeline of post-legislation civil rights struggles in PortlandOregon Historical Quarterly, 119(3), 376-399. 

Pearson, R. (2001). 'A menace to the neighborhood' - Housing and African Americans in Portland, 1941-1945. Oregon Historical Quarterly, 102(2), 159-179.

Mcelderry, S. (1998). Vanport conspiracy rumors and social relations in Portland, 1940-1950. Oregon Historical Quarterly, 99(2), 134-163.

Taylor, Q. (1981). The great migration: The Afro-American communities of Seattle and Portland during the 1940s. Arizona and the West, 23(2), 109-126.

Hamberg, M.J.  (2017). Flood of change: The Vanport flood and race relations in Portland, Oregon. All Master's Theses. 689.

Eyer, J. H. (1957). Report on the Negro in Portland: a progress report, 1945-1957. [Portland, Or.]: City Club of Portland.

Gibson, K. J. (2007). Bleeding Albina: A history of community disinvestment, 1940‐2000. Transforming Anthropology, 15(1), 3-25.

Mcelderry, S. (2001). Building a west coast ghetto: African-American housing in Portland, 1910-1960. The Pacific Northwest Quarterly, 92(3), 137-148. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/40492659

Burton, S. L. (1993). The Portland Urban League 1945-1965: Two decades of change in the Pacific Northwest.

Bishop, S. (1958). Negro housing in Portland (Doctoral dissertation, University of Oregon)

Matsumaru, M. (2007). The 1960s NAACP Campaign to Integrate Public Housing in Portland.

Vipperman, J., Barber, Katrine, Garrison, Tim, Hunte, Roberta, Johnson, David, & Sivitz, Paul. (2016). "On This, We Shall Build": The Struggle for Civil Rights in Portland, Oregon 1945-1953. ProQuest Dissertations and Theses.

McElderry, S. (1998). The Problem of the Color Line: Civil Rights and Racial Ideology in Portland, Oregon, 1944-1965, ProQuest Dissertations and Theses.

Robin J. Dunitz. (2010). The Albina Mural Project. Oregon Historical Quarterly, 111(4), 486-508. doi:10.5403/oregonhistq.111.4.0486

City Club of Portland (Portland, Or.), "The Negro in Portland: A Progress Report 1945 - 1957" (1957). City Club of Portland. 179.

City Club of Portland (Portland, Or). "The Negro in Portland: A Digest of City Club Report July, 1945".  City Club of Portland.

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