Vanport City, 1942, Kaiser Permanente Heritage Resources.
Oregonship album #4, M-342, Vanport City
Map of Vanport by Maben Manly
The night shift arrives at the Oregon
Shipbuilding Corporation Shipyard in 1942.
OrHi 96949, bb010456
Vanport Daily Vacation Bible School, 1943
Launching Tuskegee Victory Ship, 1946
Aerial view of Vanport Floods in Portland, Oregon.
OrHi 67592. bb004537
Black troops from Fort Lewis work on flood control in Vanport, 1948. 021630
Vanport flood, 1948
Vanport Refugees, 1948, OrHi 90163
Vanport Refugees, ba018658
Vanport Refugees, bb012669
Curated by Laura Lo Forti and Greta Smith
The Vanport Mosaic is a community-driven and artist-led collective, comprised of artists, historians, educators, and media makers who engage the public in remembering silenced histories of the Pacific Northwest in order to understand our present. Save the date for the Vanport Mosaic Festival 2018, May 25-28.
Did you live in Vanport or have friends or family who did? What stories have you witnessed or heard of community life, the flood, and its aftermath?The Vanport Mosaic invites you to contribute to our on-going effort, now in its third year, to record oral histories and digitize photos and artifacts. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 510.717.2441.
Made possible by the generous support of:
Special Thanks to the Following Contributors to this Exhibit
- Oregon Historical Society
- City of Portland Archives
- Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center
- Multnomah County Archives
- Portland State University Special Collections and University Archives
- Kaiser Permanente Heritage Resources
- Oregon Black Pioneers
- Kim Moreland
- Thomas Robinson
- Terry Baxter
- Tanya March
- Norman Gholston
- Peter Marsh
- Thomas Robinson