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This movie was probably made by the Sheriff’s Office. It is seven and a half minutes long, black and white, and has no audio. It was made to document President Lyndon Johnson’s visit to Portland on September 17,1964. There is very little footage of Johnson, however. He is seen deplaning and later boarding. Most of the film is devoted to crowd scenes, sheriff’s deputies and their cars and motorcycles, and the airport itself. There is a short scene that shows what appears to be a communications office for the sheriff's staff.
1/1/64, 12:00 AM
This movie was made by the Sheriff’s Office. It is in color, silent, and lasts about twelve and a half minutes. It appears to be some sort of promotional movie made to show off functions and equipment of the Sheriff’s Office. It is not dated but internal evidence indicates it was probably made in the mid 1940’s. It includes staged scenes of criminal division motorcycle deputies responding to a call; firing range practice and weapons use; responding to a hit and run including ambulance response; dragging a lake for a drowning victim; and river patrol fire hose response to a house fire.
1/4/21, 4:00 PM
This movie is a compilation of three short clips. It was probably created from films made by the Sheriff’s Office. It is almost four minutes long and is in color. The two Sheriff Martin clips also have sound. The first clip was probably made in 1948 and includes a sheriff’s deputy playing around and cleaning up and a drive through post-flood Vanport. The second clip starts at 1:27 and is a 1976/77 public service announcement from Sheriff Edgar Martin focusing on crime and citizen involvement in its prevention. The third clip starts at 2:28 and also is a 1976/77 public service announcement from Sheriff Edgar Martin. It focuses specifically on burglary and its prevention.
1/4/21, 4:00 PM
This movie was made by the Sheriff’s Office. It is in color, silent, and lasts about thirteen minutes. It was shot in early June, 1948 with flood waters in Vanport still very high. The movie consists of shots of various flooded locations, mostly taken from a boat. The movie is primarily Vanport centered but has other flooded locations along the Columbia River. Scenes include floating debris, damaged buildings, work on the railroad dike, the Livestock and Exposition Center, Denver Avenue, MLK (formerly Union) Avenue, sandbags, Swift Meat Packing, rescue work, Jantzen Beach Amusement Park, and the Edgewater Golf Course. The movie has a number of informational cards filmed throughout.
6/1/48, 12:00 AM
This movie was probably made by the Sheriff’s Office. It is in color, silent, and lasts almost 15 minutes. The first segment in the movie dates reliably to late fall 1945. The second segment probably also dates from the mid to late 1940’s The first segment documents a Victory Loan drive talent show and raffle. It includes children and adults performing (dancing and signing), and a raffle. The second segment begins at 7:48 and shows the preparation of tax statements by the Sheriff’s Office Tax Department. It includes staff using a variety of machines to prepare and mail tax statements. It also shows a scene outside the courthouse loading statements into a mail truck and a scene that appears to be people paying their taxes.
1/1/45, 12:00 AM
This movie, titled Yesterdays, was co-produced by the Sheriff’s Office and the Oregon Historical Society in 1982 by Jerry Baumgarner (MCSO) and Michelle Kribs (OHS). It is a little over 25 minutes long and is in both color and in black and white. It presents information from the 1930’s through the 1980’s about the history of some parts of MCSO operations. Segments include Poor Farm operations, the construction of Rocky Butte Jail in 1939-1944, Larch Mountain Road construction, the creation of the anti-protest Emergency Squad in 1963, the River Patrol, a 1966 plane crash search and rescue, and the motorcycle division and trick team.
1/1/82, 12:00 AM
This movie was probably made by the Sheriff’s Office. It is just over seven minutes long and is black and white with no sound. It documents the visit of Republican presidential candidate Barry Goldwater to Portland on October 10, 1964. The movie shows the sheriff’s detail at Portland International Airport, crowd scenes at the airport, Goldwater and his team deplaning, protesters at his speech at the Portland Exposition Center, a shot of him speaking, and the motorcade leaving for the airport.
1/1/64, 12:00 AM
Photograph of President Truman visiting Vanport during the 1948 flood.
1/1/48, 12:00 AM