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"Reflection of Mt. McKinley on Wonder Lake in Denali National Park, Alaska, circa 1988." Randy Brandon Collection, Anchorage Museum, B2016.019.06458.036.04.04.
"Bridge across Hess Creek Canyon, leading the the Hartley house, circa 1885." George Fox University Photographs. GFU.01.09. George Fox University Archives. Murdock Library. George Fox University.
Unknown, "Students in Airplane, 1946." Linfield College Archives Photograph Collection. Image. Submission 113.
"Dr. Henry Fielding Reed leading a Mazama party down the soon-to-be-named Reed Glacier on Mount Hood, 1901." Mazama Library and Historical Collections, VM1993.020 Mt Hood, 1901.
Oregon Metro Archives.
"Deputy Seth Davidson rides his motorcycle up Beacon Rock on March 18, 1930. From the records of the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office." Multnomah County Archives.
"Mount Hood from Lost Lake, circa 1910." Kiser Photo Co. photographs, Org. Lot 140, bb000223, Oregon Historical Society Research Library.
“University of Oregon Medical School football team, 1894,” OHSU Digital Commons, accessed August 16, 2018.
"Old Fort Road Campus, circa 1950s," University Archives, Oregon Institute of Technology.
"Belle Bloom Gevurtz, Sarah Goodman, Ophelia Goodman, Helen Goodman, Lillian Heldfond, and Ann Zaik at Cannon Beach, circa 1914," Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, OJM2996.
"Men repairing the dome of Congregation Beth Israel building on NW Flanders St., designed in 1925 by Herman Brookman, 1981," Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, OJM9966.
"View of OAC from Lower Campus, 1909." Oregon State University Archives and Special Collections.
"Woman with Child, n.d.," C.M. Russell Museum, Great Falls, Montana. Joseph Henry Sharp Photograph Collection.
"Green Lake Park, 1985." Seattle Arts Commission. [Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs]. Seattle Municipal Archives.
"Aerial view of Century 21 World's Fair, 1962." City Light Negatives, Seattle Municipal Archives.
"PH037_b089_S00208," Angelus Studio photographs, 1880s-1940s, University of Oregon. Libraries. Special Collections & University Archives.
"Students studying in the library, University of Washington, circa 1908-1909," Arthur Dean University of Washington Photograph Album, PH Coll 903, University of Washington Libraries Special Collections.
Asahel Curtis, "Forest ranger cabin in the Olympic National Forest in the Elwha Valley, 1924." Conservation Department, Planning and Development division, Lantern Slide Shows, Washington State Archives.
Asahel Curtis, "Stacking alfalfa hay near Grandview, circa 1925." Conservation Department, Planning and Development division, Lantern Slide Shows, Washington State Archives.
"Inauguration of Governor Ferry, November 11, 1889." Rogers (photographer), Inauguration of Governor Ferry Photographs, 1889, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives.
Asahel Curtis, "Yakima Pears." Washington State Library collection of photographs by Asahel Curtis, circa 1920-1940 (MS 0544-29).
"Student in Professor Frank Chalfant's Phonetics Laboratory," 1912. The lab was an early precursor to today's Foreign Language Lab. Washington State University Lantern Slides collection.
Bill Phillips, "Wheel Shop employees in Livingston during the last days of Livingston BN Shops," Park County." Yellowstone Gateway Museum.

Call for proposals

The 2021 Northwest Archivists Annual Meeting will be held online May 10-14, 2021

DEADLINE for submission is January 18th 2021

SUBMIT your proposal with this online submission form 

Find collaborators using NWA 2021 Program Suggestions and Connections spreadsheet

The 2021 Program Committee seeks session, paper, and poster proposals on all aspects of archival practice, theory, and research. We especially encourage you to explore the conference theme, "The Fierce Urgency of Now:" Archives Responding in Times of Upheaval, which speaks to the crises impacting our work as archivists and reshaping the way we build collections. The theme asks us to consider how we, as archivists, respond to societal issues of anti-racism and white supremacy, the impact of a deadly pandemic, economic strife, and increasing threats from climate change on communities represented in our collections.

While proposals on all aspects of archival practice and research will be considered, the Program Committee offers these areas as particularly relevant to the theme:

  • Archival work around anti-racism and equity
  • Documenting the now: COVID-19, protests for racial justice, climate change and natural disaster relief
  • Labor practices and diversity within the archival profession
  • Community and grassroots archives
  • Online accessibility in the archives, particularly the accessibility of online holdings, and online engagement and outreach practices during COVID-19
  • Remote work including collections care, physical processing, education, and outreach
  • Work from home self-care for archivists!
We extend a special invitation to members who missed the opportunity to present at the cancelled 2020 Western Archivist Meeting to resubmit their proposals for the NWA 2021 Annual Meeting.


The committee welcomes proposals from anyone involved with archives, including archival staff and volunteers, students, new professionals, community organizers, researchers, creators and donors, allied professionals, and academics. We especially encourage BIPOC and members from traditionally marginalized communities to share your perspectives with us. Presenters may be members or non-member of Northwest Archivists. The conference will be free to NWA members and $50 for non-members.  All presenters must be registered for the conference.

The 2021 Annual Meeting will be online during the week of May 10-14, 2021. As this is NWA’s first online conference, we are open to a combination of synchronous and asynchronous sessions, but will ask presenters to help arrange their own pre-recorded content. Live Q&A will accompany each session. Session options include: 

  • Traditional: An open session with 2-3 papers of about 15 minutes each and a comment and discussion period after the papers. Papers submitted by individuals will be grouped by theme where possible. 
  • Panel Discussion: An open session with a panel of 3-4 individuals informally discussing a variety of theories or perspectives on the given topic.
  • Virtual Poster Session: Focused visual and textual presentation on applied archival research topic or professional project as case study. Participation guidelines forthcoming. 
  • Moderated Round table: An open discussion anchored by brief, 5-7 minute presentations. Active participation encouraged.
  • Lightning Talks: A fast-paced open session with many concise presentations delivered under a tight time limit.
  • Moderated Breakout Rooms: Small discussion rooms of 3-4 individuals based on a shared topic or reading. 

CONFERENCE RECORDINGS Conference sessions will be recorded and made available to registered attendees during a four week window following the conference.

Please contact Alex Bisio, Program Committee Chair, with any questions or concerns.

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