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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.

jobs in the northwest

  • Records Analyst AK~ The Department of Education and Early Development, Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums is seeking a talented Records Analyst to serve as the State Records Manager for Alaska.  The State Records Manager provides leadership and professional advice to the State Archivist and top executive staff for state departments and local government regarding the orderly creation, administration, and disposition of government records; oversees records retention schedule development; aids local government and school districts regarding records management; and oversees reformatting services so that state records are more accessible to the public and government entities.  Interested applicants can view more information about the duties of this job class at Detailed Class Spec - Records Analyst 3. This position is full-time and the salary is $3,031.20 Biweekly. Open until February 28 at 5 p.m. PST. To view the job description and to apply, click here. 

  • Archives Specialist, KEXP - Seattle, WA KEXP (90.3 FM in Seattle and kexp.org) is seeking a part-time, term-limited Archives Specialist to help with a special project in spring and summer of 2022. It does not require an MLIS, and students are welcome to apply. A successful candidate is enthusiastic about archival stewardship, tidy data, usability, and discoverability of collection materials. The pay is set to be at $25/hour for a total of 410 hours (can be spread out over nine months), and the position is eligible for up to 100% remote work. To apply, email jobs@kexp.org and include your resume and "Archives Specialist <applicant name>" in the subject. Preference will be given to applications submitted by January 24, 2022. For the full job description and qualifications, click here: KEXP Archives Specialist

  • Department Head for the Oregon State University Libraries Special Collections and Archives Research Center - OR ~ The Oregon State University Libraries (Corvallis, Oregon) is excited to invite applications for the Department Head of the Special Collections and Archives Research Center. The Department Head provides vision, strategic leadership, and administrative support for the department’s operations including collection development, organization, maintenance and preservation of collections; reference and instruction; promotion and outreach services; collaborative development of digitization initiatives and projects; cultivation of donor relations; budget management; workflow coordination and human resources management; and operational management of the department’s physical facilities. The Department Head serves as a point of contact for donors, academic and community users and visitors, vendors, library and university personnel, and a broad range of other library and archival organizations in matters relating to the acquisition, preservation and use of the Libraries’ specialized and unique collections. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, professional faculty position and it is a tenured administrator position. Eligibility to be hired with tenure will be evaluated by the OSU Libraries Promotion and Tenure Committee; tenure is granted by the OSU Provost. The anticipated starting salary will be $90,000-$105,000. The position is open through Friday, February 4th, 2022. For more information and to apply please visit https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/111936

  • Part-Time Archivist – WA ~ Reporting to the Executive Director of the Washington State Jewish Historical Society (WSJHS) and working with the staff of the WSJHS, librarians and staff of the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections, the Archivist manages the Washington State Jewish Archives (WSJA). The Archivist appraises, collects, arranges and describes archival materials that document the Jewish experience in Washington State. This position will work as a hybrid - remotely and occasionally in-person at the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections and also in person at the WSJHS offices at the Stroum Jewish Community Center, as well as participate in some WSJHS events online and in-person. The person in this position will either work with or, depending on skillset, as the WSJHS Digital Curator in implementing best curation and management practices and sourcing materials from the Washington State Jewish Archives. Also, dependent on skillset, hours may be increased. This is a part-time position with a pay rate of $25/hour working approximately 10-20 hrs./week (dependent on skillset, existing projects, and may vary). For the full job description and qualifications, click here: https://www.wsjhs.org/about/careers.html 

  • Archivist, Digital Preservation - Seattle, WA Gates Archive is seeking an Archivist focused on Digital Preservation to develop, implement, and refine plans and activities for born-digital and digitally reformatted document, photographic, and audiovisual materials. The Archivist will be part of the Preservation team and will focus on preservation of digital materials across their lifecycle. The Archivist will regularly collaborate with other programs including Donor Relations, Acquisitions, Processing, Production, Asset Management, Access, and Outreach. The Archivist will also contribute to physical preservation initiatives as needed. Salary starts at approximately $96,000. To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to hannah@watermark-llc.com. Preference will be given to applications submitted by January 28, 2022. For the full job description and qualifications, click here: Archivist Digital Preservation.pdf

  • Reference Librarian, The Oregon Historical Society - Portland, OR ~ The Reference Librarian provides reference and instructional services for a wide variety of researchers and learners served by the OHS research library. As a public-facing member of the library team, the Reference Librarian demonstrates exceptional interpersonal skills and creates a genuine, welcoming environment for all visitors. This position provides direct research assistance at the public reference desk and remote services for all library collections, conducts in-depth research, and creates and delivers instruction and programs to diverse audiences. This position works on-site and is part of the OHS collective bargaining unit. This is a full-time position. Salary: $21.00-$24.00 per hour. For the full job description and qualifications, click here: https://ohs.applicantpro.com/jobs/2130446.html 

  • Associate Archivist, Lewis & Clark College - Portland, OR ~ The Associate Archivist contributes to the day-to-day function of the Special Collections and Archives department at Lewis & Clark College, reporting to the Head of Special Collections and College Archivist. As an associate archivist, this role works under the direction of the College Archivist to develop a strategy for collection, preservation, storage, and access to documents and objects of historical significance. This will require the person in this role to be up-to-date on privacy and copyright rules and guidelines as they may triage and respond to requests for records from both college departments and outside bodies. As a member of the Special Collections team, the Associate Archivist works to make the collection relevant to the curriculum and the educational mission of the college by working with faculty, students, and library colleagues to facilitate class visits to the reading room and work with the material, exhibitions, research, practicums, internships, events, and other uses of the collection. This may mean working with outside researchers as well as members of the Lewis & Clark community to access and understand the collection. The Associate Archivist participates in library and college initiatives and contributes to the archives professional community. In all their work, the Associate Archivist fosters a supportive and welcoming environment for students, staff, and faculty that is open to diverse perspectives, people, backgrounds, and experiences. This role has responsibility for reading room management and document delivery services, making sure that all special collections spaces are kept in good order and that research requests are fulfilled in a timely fashion. This is a full-time, in-person position that is currently grant funded but with the goal of permanency. The salary range is between $51,00-$55,000 annually. This position is currently grant-funded. This job posting will remain open until filled. The first review of applications will begin on January 15th, 2022. Link: https://lewisandclark.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/staff/job/Undergraduate-Campus/Associate-Archivist_R-002398

  • Washington State Archives Director - This position is an executive leader who manages the Washington State Archives, a division comprised of approximately 54 employees who are stationed in seven branches and repositories across Washington. The State Archivist has six direct reports. The Archives Division is one of seven divisions of the Office of the Secretary of State (OSOS), and one of five external-facing work units.  The Washington State Archives schedules, collects, preserves, and manages records of the state of Washington, and makes those records available for research. Multiple repositories hold a wide array of these documents that include administrative, architectural, engineering, fiscal, government, genealogical, historical, and legal records.  Salary is $125,004.00 - $149,292.00 annually.  First review of applications begins January 11th, 2022.  For the full description and to apply, click here: State of Washington Job Opportunities | Work that Matters (governmentjobs.com)

  • Processing Archivist - The Ted Stevens Foundation in Anchorage, Alaska ~ We are hiring part-time Processing Archivists to assist in the arrangement and description of the Ted Stevens Collection. The Processing Archivist reports to the Head Archivist and will: arrange and describe archival materials; maintain archival catalog entries; digitize historical materials; and assist with special projects, including research and social media related ones. The congressional archive collection is mainly paper-based. This is a permanent position. Work schedule is part-time, flexible and up to 20 hours per week. Salary: $20-25 hourly. Full description, experience and application information can be viewed here: https://tedstevensfoundation.org/employment/Application Deadline: October 31, 2021.

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