Interview with Keith and Betty Claycomb Public Deposited

Betty Claycomb talks about her early life and how she met and married Keith. She recounts her experiences at the dental school before, during, and after the time it moved from Downtown Portland to its present building on Marquam Hill. Keith talks about Dean Harold Noyes of the Dental School. He describes his efforts to recruit minority students and how he was tapped by President Bluemle later to manage such a program for the University as a whole. They both reminisce about the explosive growth of the campus and its impact on surrounding communities. Betty discusses her work in the School of Medicine Dean's office during Charles Holman's tenure.

Transcript of oral history interview with Keith and Betty Claycomb, conducted on March 18, 1999 by Linda Weimer

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  • 3/18/1999 0:00
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