Oral Histories and Short Films

Title

Ethel and Robert F. Kennedy Visit Oregon Beach

Date

5-24-1968

Description

A silent film of Senator Robert F. Kennedy arriving in Astoria, Oregon, and walking through the crowd. Film flips to footage of Senator Kennedy walking along the Oregon coast with wife Ethel, dog Freckles, and Oregon State Treasurer Bob Straub at Fort Stevens State Park near Astoria. The shipwreck of Peter Iredale (1906) can be seen in the background during part of their walk along the beach. The Kennedys visited Oregon before the Oregon Democratic presidential primary.

Location

Fort Stevens State Park (state park)

Original Format

Video

Collection

Robert W. Straub Collection, MSS 1

Institution

Western Oregon University Archives

Rights

This video is not available for reproduction. The contents of this collection, including all images and text, are for personal, educational, and non-commercial use only. The contents of this collection may not be reproduced in any form without the express permission of Western Oregon University Archives. For questions or permissions, please contact University Archives at (503) 838-8893 or libarchives@wou.edu.

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