NOHA is thrilled to have a new newsletter editor, Elizabeth Rudrud. If you have items of interest to Northwest oral history folks, please drop her a line at
We asked Elizabeth to introduce herself, and here’s what she said:
“I grew up in Minnesota and developed an early interest in history thanks to an engaging and thought provoking high school teacher. I obtained an undergraduate degree in American history from Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington in 2009. My studies, while varied, focused on the Civil War era and the anti-slavery activism, abolitionist movement, gender issues and general political climate of the time. As a Northwestern transplant myself, and as a student of the era, I also developed an interest in westward expansion and Pacific Northwest history. Currently, I reside in Portland, Oregon enjoying the hiking, skiing and backpacking the Cascades have to offer. I work in special education classrooms assisting students with learning and developmental disabilities and am a volunteer for the Oregon Historical Society as a research library assistant, docent and oral history transcriber.”
We look forward to reading the newsletter under Elizabeth’s excellent guidance.