San Juan Historical Society

The San Juan Historical Museum Oral History Project.

The oral history project digitized existing oral histories for use by the Historical Museum, local libraries and local schools to teach about the early settlers of the San Juan Islands. In addition, a Public Service Announcement (PSA) video was produced to highlight a few of the important contributions of people mentioned in the oral histories. Funding from this grant was used for the digitization of women's oral histories and for the parts of the PSA about women. In fact, the vast majority of the oral histories (20) are about and from the women of San Juan Islands. Transcriptions were completed for oral histories audible enough to ensure an accurate transcription, approximately fifteen oral histories.

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Those interviewed include:

  • May Agnes Bergman Boyce
  • Etta Elizabeth Lightheart Egeland
  • Cora Elsie Elwell Moe Fowler
  • Marie Larsen Johnson Greenfield
  • Lynette King Guard
  • Martha Holden Nash Gubelman
  • Garreth Jeffers
  • Louise Karen Lovaas King
  • Georgia Krumdiack
  • Mildred Sandwith
  • Helga Settles
  • Claudine Helen Sundstrom
  • Ruth Sundstrom
  • Edna Beryl Boyce Wade


Contact Information:

San Juan Historical Society
P. O. Box 441
Friday Harbor, WA 9825


Kevin Loftus
Project Manager
(360) 378-3949