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Document Details


Title: Tawney Perry
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Center for Columbia River History. Oral History Archive
Collection: Women and Timber: The Pacific Northwest Logging Community, 1920-1998
Description: A strikingly beautiful woman of 33 at the time of her interview, Tawney's husband, Joe, 35, had been a logger for fifteen years. He worked occasionally with Diane Heersink's husband Brian, and also like Brian was a riggin' slinger. Tawney proved the anomaly among the fourteen women interviewed for this project because she alone did not consider her husband's occupation unique nor her life unique in any way because of her affiliation with logging. "It's a job--it's just like anybody else's job--it's not like this big prestigious thing, or lower class thing, either way. It's just a job . . . . it's just our life. There's no community of loggers anymore--it's not a big tight thing like it used to be. We live our lives and do our jobs and it's just like the family anymore. Women have to work, the family's getting more dispersed--it's not the same thing any more."
URL: http://www.ccrh.org/oral/women&timber/bibs/OHPerry.htm
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1998 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Perry, Tawney
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker occupation: Domestic; Homemaker
Document date: 13-Oct-1998
Interviewer: Sutphen, Debra
Locations discussed: North America; Oregon; Pacific Northwest; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Forests and forestry; Loggers' spouses; Loggers--Northwest, Pacific; Logging--Northwest, Pacific; Logging--Vocational guidance; Lumber camps; Lumber trade; North America; Oral history; Oregon; Pacific Northwest; United States; Women; Women employees; Women loggers--Northwest, Pacific; Work environment
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0028922-31881