Program Director, Ethnic Studies & Associate
Martin Summers received his Ph.
D. in U.S. History from Rutgers University in 1997. He joined the History
Department at the University of Oregon in the fall of 2000. Professor
Summers teaches courses in African American history, history of gender,
race, and sexuality in the U.S., and twentieth-century U.S. history.
His publications include Manliness and Its Discontents: The Black Middle
Class and the Transformation of Masculinity, 1900-1930 (Chapel Hill:
University of North Carolina Press, 2004); "Diasporic Brotherhood:
Freemasonry and the Transnational Production of Black Middle Class
Masculinity," Gender and History (November 2003); and '"This
Immoral Practice": The Prehistory of Homophobia in Black Nationalist
Thought,' in Toni Lester, ed., Gender Nonconformity, Race, and Sexuality
(Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2002). Summers is undertaking
a new research project on race and mental illness in the nineteenth-
and twentieth-century U.S.
Herman L. Brame
Historian, Author of “Forgotten
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Herman L. Brame was born in Portland,
Oregon on May 16, 1945, and attended Jefferson High School where he
participated in cross-country, wrestling and track. Although he did
not compete in high school sports his senior year he resumed his athletic
career with the University of Oregon track team in 1964. While at Oregon
he was the school's leading long jump/triple jump performer. He set
the school record in the triple Jump at 48 ft. 4 3/4 inc., won the
long jump in the Bob Woodell Invitational Meet which was the first
of the great University of Oregon Twilight Meets, placed second in
the Northern Division Championships triple jump, placed 5th in the
PAC-8 Conference meet in the long jump,placed 10th in the NCAA Championship
triple jump, and in 1966 was the third leading scorer on the team.
Brame was injured his senior year and missed all but the first meet
of the season. After college, while in his forties, he participated
in Masters Track & Field winning the State Games of Oregon Triple
Jump and attaining Masters All-American honors. Currently, Brame works
for Multnomah County in Portland as a compliance specialist.
K. Keith Richard
University of Oregon Archivist
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Richard was part of the University
almost all of his adult life. He began his journey here in 1953 as
an undergraduate in history. But that only lasted for one term. "I
dropped out because of finances and because I was forced to join the
He then moved on to graduated from
Western Oregon State College in 1957. But he came back to the University
in 1960 to obtain his master's degree in library science and history.
Keith decided he could not get
enough of history or of the University. "I had been a fan of history
since grade school; I found it fascinating," Richard said. So
he came back to the University as its archivist in 1972, where he would
dive into the archives and indulge himself in everything that created
and was a part of the University.
"When I came here, the archives
were badly started." Richard said. "I wanted the University
to learn that they had an archive, that they could make use of it,
and as an archivist I would be there to help.... I only wish I could
have gotten to it all."
Richard retired from his post in
1996 and now serves as the Universities’ Archivist Emeritus.