Oral History of Mill Workers

History book on Crown Zellerbach completed January, 2011--


$1.09 an hour and glad to have it
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Conversations with 17 mid-20th Century Crown Zellerbach millworkers
 
 

"$1.09 an hour and glad to have it..." Book--$35 (plus $5 shipping/handling)

     

           Our new book has been mailed to homes from Hollywood, Florida to Bend and Tigard. We are close to ordering the third printing of 100 books. The book is now available here online, through PayPal, and is available or checked out at West Linn, Milwaukie, Gladstone, Lake Oswego, Sandy and Canby libraries and the Clackamas County Family History Center at the Museum of the Oregon Territory.
          Orders can also be made by calling 503-650-9570 and leaving a message, then sending a check to "Book, PO Box 635, West Linn, OR  97068". The price is $35.  Unless you plan to pick it up in Oregon City, please include $5 for shipping and handling. PLEASE ALLOW UP TO THREE WEEKS FOR SHIPPING.
          All proceeds from sales go back into the project, which was grant-funded by the Clackamas County Cultural Coalition and the Kinsman Foundation.
If you would like to host a book signing to benefit the foundation's oral history work, please let us know.
          Thanks to all of you who have called and ordered and shared your mill family stories, papers and connections.

Updates:

AUTHOR APPEARANCES AND BOOK SIGNINGS---

$1.09 an hour and glad to have it--
Conversations with 17 mid-20th Century Crown Zellerbach millworkers 
 
2012-- Many thanks to the Oswego Heritage Council for inviting Sandy Carter to appear at its "First Wednesday" lecture series at the Heritage House March 7.  We also thank the Clackamas County Heritage Council for the time on its March meeting program and the Tigard Public Library for inviting us as a "Book Talk" guest speaker in January. We've also shared mill stories (by invitation) with the Federation of Active and Retired Federal Employees and the Seasoned Adults Enrichment series at Harmony Center and sat a table at the Atkinson Memorial Church Authors' Fair in May, 2012.
       
Labor Day saw us finishing our 11-day run at the Oregon Authors' Table at the State Fair, where we placed about 30 books in the hands of history-loving Oregonians from Woodburn, Gladstone, Salem, Rhododenron, Happy Valley, Damascus, Canby, Eugene, Oregon City, McMinnville, North Bend, West Linn, Portland, Silverton, Wilsonville, and Shedd, raising nearly $900 for the work of the Foundation. Favorite buyer so far? The Book House, in Michigan, ordered 25 books to sell to Michigan libraries.

We're now receiving orders and mailing books from our fourth print run (100 books per printing). The book, which has been featured in the October 2011 Senior and Boomer News, is now available to library patrons at West Linn, Milwaukie, Gladstone, Lake Oswego, Sandy, Oregon City and Canby libraries, the State Library, and the Clackamas County Family History Center at the Museum of the Oregon Territory.
 
Orders can now be made here on the website, by PayPal, or by calling 503-650-9570 and leaving a message, then sending a check to "Book, PO Box 635, West Linn, OR  97068". The price is $35.  If you need us to package and mail it to you, please include $5 for shipping and handling.