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Browsing items in: Waterfront Oral History Project records

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    • Interview with John Andersen

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    • Mr. Andersen briefly describes his personal background which led him to a career at GP's pulp mill in Bellingham, WA. He held various jobs at the mill like process engineer, production supervisor, environmental manager, tissue mill technical...
    • Georgia-Pacific Corporation--Bellingham Division.
      Puget Sound Pulp and Timber Co.
      Bleaching--Washington (State)--Bellingham--By-products--History--Sources.
      Community and college--Washington...
    • Interview with Ken Blackmore

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    • Mr. Blackmore talks about growing up in Coventry, England during World War II, and then moving to Bellingham, WA to work at the GP mill. He describes the pulping process, substances such as alpha cellulose, as well as chemical byproducts like...
    • Georgia-Pacific Corporation--Bellingham Division.
      Puget Sound Pulp and Timber Co.
      Bleaching--Washington (State)--Bellingham--By-products--History--Sources.
      Community and college--Washington...
    • Interview with Frank C. Brooks

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    • Mr. Brooks served in the Navy before becoming employed as a safety engineer at GP's Bellingham mill. He describes the Bellingham waterfront during the 1960s, and discusses a changing sense of community as the city grew and modernized. He talks...
    • Georgia-Pacific Corporation--Bellingham Division.
      Puget Sound Pulp and Timber Co.
      Bleaching--Washington (State)--Bellingham--By-products--History--Sources.
      Community and college--Washington...
    • Interview with Frank Brown

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    • Mr. Brown briefly describes his family background and education prior to employment as an octave setter/torch welder at GP's Bellingham pulp mill. He describes growing up in Bellingham and the nature of the waterfront during the first half of the...
    • Georgia-Pacific Corporation--Bellingham Division.
      Puget Sound Pulp and Timber Co.
      Bleaching--Washington (State)--Bellingham--By-products--History--Sources.
      Community and college--Washington...
    • Interview with Orman Darby

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    • Mr. Darby briefly gives his background including religious upbringing, education, and work history prior to becoming the public relations manager at the GP mill. He describes the face of the Bellingham waterfront in the 1970s, noting the rapid...
    • Georgia-Pacific Corporation--Bellingham Division.
      Puget Sound Pulp and Timber Co.
      Bleaching--Washington (State)--Bellingham--By-products--History--Sources.
      Community and college--Washington...
    • Interview with Larry Harvey

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    • Mr. Harvey talks about his place of birth, education, and family background, and also describes the Bellingham waterfront during the 1950s. He talks about a typical day of work as a slipman and pipefitter in the GP pulp mill. He also describes some...
    • Georgia-Pacific Corporation--Bellingham Division.
      Puget Sound Pulp and Timber Co.
      Bleaching--Washington (State)--Bellingham--By-products--History--Sources.
      Community and college--Washington...
    • Interview with Hugh Locker

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    • Mr. Locker talks about where and when he was born, his family life and religious upbringing, and his educational background through which he became a chemist. He describes the busy face of Bellingham's waterfront and the nature of the city during...
    • Georgia-Pacific Corporation--Bellingham Division.
      Puget Sound Pulp and Timber Co.
      Bleaching--Washington (State)--Bellingham--By-products--History--Sources.
      Community and college--Washington...
    • Interview with Jarve Loney and Bob Elsner

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    • Mr. Loney begins the interview and Mr. Elsner joins him shortly thereafter. Mr. Loney briefly discusses growing up in Ferndale, his early education, and the various jobs he held before starting work at the GP pulp mill. At the plant, Mr. Loney...
    • Georgia-Pacific Corporation--Bellingham Division.
      Puget Sound Pulp and Timber Co.
      Bleaching--Washington (State)--Bellingham--By-products--History--Sources.
      Community and college--Washington...
    • Interview with Norval Magnusson

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    • Mr. Magnusson describes his background including his birthplace, education, experiences during World War II, and the circumstances that brought him to Bellingham. He describes his first position as process engineer at GP, which culminated in his...
    • Georgia-Pacific Corporation--Bellingham Division.
      Puget Sound Pulp and Timber Co.
      Bleaching--Washington (State)--Bellingham--By-products--History--Sources.
      Community and college--Washington...
    • Interview with John Alexander Neal

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    • Mr. Neal discusses his experience working for American Viscose in Pennsylvania before becoming employed with the Georgia-Pacific Corporation. He talks about attending college at Eastern Washington State College, and his later experiences doing lab...
    • Georgia-Pacific Corporation--Bellingham Division.
      Puget Sound Pulp and Timber Co.
      Bleaching--Washington (State)--Bellingham--By-products--History--Sources.
      Community and college--Washington...
    • Interview with Don Oehler

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    • Mr. Oehler describes his background growing up in Portland, Oregon, and Grand Forks, North Dakota. At the Bellingham mill, he worked as a project engineer for the technical group, start-up engineer for the chlorine plant, and then paperboard...
    • Georgia-Pacific Corporation--Bellingham Division.
      Puget Sound Pulp and Timber Co.
      Bleaching--Washington (State)--Bellingham--By-products--History--Sources.
      Community and college--Washington...
    • Interview with Archie Parker

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    • Mr. Parker talks about the various positions he held at GP’s Bellingham pulp mill, including that of floor boy, converter, supervisor, and then working in maintenance and the auto shop. He discusses the workers’ strike, describing what he did to...
    • Georgia-Pacific Corporation--Bellingham Division.
      Puget Sound Pulp and Timber Co.
      Bleaching--Washington (State)--Bellingham--By-products--History--Sources.
      Community and college--Washington...
    • Interview with Art Runestrand

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    • Mr. Runestrand began working at the pulp mill as a training director and then moved to assistant industrial management director where his major concern was with the health and safety of mill employees. He points out that, early on, relationships...
    • Georgia-Pacific Corporation--Bellingham Division.
      Puget Sound Pulp and Timber Co.
      Bleaching--Washington (State)--Bellingham--By-products--History--Sources.
      Community and college--Washington...
    • Interview with Richard Perry

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    • This interview took place at the Georgia-Pacific mill site on Bellingham's waterfront. Mr. Perry gave the interviewers a tour of the mill as it was being dismantled, pointing out and describing the buildings, equipment and machinery. He begins the...
    • Georgia-Pacific Corporation--Bellingham Division.
      Puget Sound Pulp and Timber Co.
      Bleaching--Washington (State)--Bellingham--By-products--History--Sources.
      Community and college--Washington...

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