History of Oregon Community Colleges

Community Colleges in Oregon

Publications and web sites about the history of community colleges in Oregon.

  • Blue Mountain Community College
    • History of Blue Mountain Community College, by Ron Daniels, 1997
  • Central Oregon Community College
    • Blazing a Trail: the 50-year History of Central Oregon Community College, by Frank X. Fiedler, 2000
  • Chemeketa Community College
    • A History of Chemeketa Community College, 2003
    • Chemeketa Community College: Creating Success Stories for 25 Years, 1995
  • Clackamas Community College
    • An Autobiographical History of John Warren Hakanson, by John Warren Hakanson, 2003
    • A Brief History of Clackamas Community College, by Moma Escriva, 2003
  • Clatsop Community College
    • Clatsop Community College: A Brief History / published by Clatsp Community College in celebration of Its twenty-fifth anniversary, by Vera Whitney Gault, 1983
  •  Columbia Gorge Community College
    • History of Community Colleges in The Dalles, Oregon, 1983
  • Klamath Community College
    • Klamath Community College Historical Document, by Mary McClellan, 2003
  • Lane Community College
    • Fourth and Madison: a History of the Eugene Vocational School 1938-1965, by David Butler, 1976
  • Lane Community College: The Parnell Years, by Larry Romine, 1998 (book, web exhibit)
  • Mt. Hood Community College
    • Lest We Forget : the Earliest Beginnings of Mt. Hood Community College, by Irene Bradfield, 1993
    • Mt. Hood Community College - 1966-76: the Klapstein Years, by Hugh Gale, 2003
  • Oregon Community College Association
    • Community College Alumni: Building Oregon's Future, 1994
    • Oregon's Community Colleges: Their Beginnings and Growth : With a Short History of the Oregon Community College Association, by Dr. John W. Hakanson, 2003
  • Portland Community College
    • Portland Community College: The First 25 Years, 1961-1986, 1986
    • They Just Did It: The First Quarter Century of Portland Community College: An Informal History, by John Guernsey, 1989
  • Rogue Community College
    • The People's College: A 30-year History of Rogue Community College, by Rand Hill, 2002
    • Rogue Community College: The Early Years: Four Personal Accounts, by Henry Pete, George Kurtz, Tenison Haley, and Mary Slayter, 2003
    • Where Are We Going; Where Have We Been: 30 Years at RCC, 2001
  • Southwestern Oregon Community College
    • The First 20 Years of Southwestern Oregon Community College, Southwestern Oregon Community College, 1981
    • Southwestern's History (on the web)
  • Tillamook Bay Community College
    • History of Tillamook Bay Community College, 2003
  • Umpqua Community College
    • Umpqua Community College: The First 30 Years of Excellence: Remember 1964, Celebrate 1994, by Joel Gorthy, 1994

Access to publications:

  • Contact the college directly.
  • Contact the Oregon State Library which serves as a repository of publications about the history of community colleges in Oregon. To access their catalog, go to Oregon State Library - Catalog and do a Subject Search using the terms "oregon community colleges history" and you will see a list of publications about the history of community colleges in Oregon.Contact the OSL for more information.
  • Contact the interlibrary loan department of your local library for information about borrowing these books.