Sara Paulson (MA, Portland State University, 2005)
Sara Paulson completed her thesis titled "The Oaks in the Progressive Era: Consumer culture in a Portland, Oregon Amusement Park, 1905-1925" in 2005. As part of her fulfillment of the public history track requirement, she completed a website that illustrates key themes and developments in the park's history.
Eliza McCanty-Jones (MA, Portland State University, 2005)
Eliza McCanty-Jones was led to thesis work through a public history project that published oral histories of conscientious objectors who were held in a Civilian Public Service camp during World War II. Her interviews with a woman who lived and worked at the camp, on which her M.A. thesis was based, are now archived and publicly accessible at a local institution. She is currently editor of the Oregon Historical Quarterly at the Oregon Historical Society, where her work incorporates aspects of both academic and public history.