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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

  • Lead Records Management Specialist - Western Washington University invites creative and collaborative applicants for the position of Lead Records Management Specialist. This position coordinates the University’s records management functions, including the university's official retention schedules; provides training and expert consultation to staff at all levels of the institution regarding records management; oversees the University Records Center; and serves as Western's designated Records Officer (RCW 40.14.040). The position is located within the University Archives and Records Management unit of Western Libraries, Division of Heritage Resources. Salary: Typical starting salary is $51,432 to $55,524 annually, depending on qualifications and experience. The salary for this position is assigned to Range 53 of the salary schedule for represented employees under the Professional and Technical Employees (PTE) bargaining unit, with a full range of $51,432 to $69,264. Application deadline: application review begins 1 October 2021; open until filled. Link to full announcement: https://hr.wwu.edu/careers?job=498868 

  • Archives and Records Management Coordinator III - City of Portland, City Auditor’s Office, Archives and Records Management division ~ We are looking for an archivist who is capable of managing an extensive and dynamic archival collection, who is passionate about helping people find the information they seek, committed to developing and maintaining positive relationships with colleagues and the community, and who values equitable and transparent access to public records. The best candidates are grounded in the theories and practices of archives yet look for innovative solutions, and who foster an inclusive, respectful, and culturally responsive workplace through leadership and collaboration. Successful candidates will demonstrate their knowledge and experience in all facets of managing archival collections, a commitment to public service and reference, experience supervising and mentoring people with diverse skills, and their experience working with people in the community. Salary: $65,811.00 - $109,491 Application materials must be submitted through the online application system.

  • Archives and Records Management Coordinator II - City of Portland, City Auditor’s Office, Archives and Records Management division ~ We are looking for an archivist who has a commitment to customer/public service and developing and maintaining positive relationships, has extensive experience providing archival reference, has excellent communications skills, is detail and task oriented, and is committed to providing equitable and transparent access to records through thoughtful research and reference service. The best candidates will love working with a wide-range of people. Successful candidates will demonstrate their knowledge and experience in: providing archival reference, developing and participating in community engagement activities, leading and mentoring people, and creating and maintaining an inclusive, respectful, and culturally responsive workplace. Salary: $55,370.00 - $102,648 Application materials must be submitted through the online application system.

  • Washington State Archives Branch Manager (2 positions):Washington State Archives Branch Manager in Bellevue.docx and Washington State Archives Branch Manager in Olympia.docx Both positions are full time and permanent within the Office of the Secretary of State, salary range $5,229.00 - $7,033.00 Monthly.
  • 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.
  • Archive Specialist –  Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve (WRST), in partnership with Great Basin Institute (GBI) in Copper Center, Alaska. The Specialist will work with the park record collection housed at our headquarters. Tasks will include arranging, processing, and cataloging approximately 30 linear feet of archival records, including but not limited to the aerial photograph collection. The project will be conducted in our processing room, a laptop will be provided for the work. Data will be entered into an excel spreadsheet. Educational experience with a bachelor’s degree in library and information science, archival studies, museum studies, history, or closely related field – applicants currently enrolled in a program leading to a master’s degree in information science or museum studies are strongly encouraged to apply. Experience working in an archival setting preferred, including arranging and describing, processing, cataloging, research, preservation, and housing of collections. This position is full-time, for twelve weeks (January-April 2022) and shared government housing is available. The wage is $22.75/hour; benefits include paid personal leave/federal holidays and fully paid medical insurance premiums (health, dental, vision). After completion of the position, the successful applicant will have the opportunity to continue processing archival collections at Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. The position is open until filled. For the full job listing, view here: https://www.vscyberhosting.com/greatbasin/Careers.aspx?req=2021-RAP-088&type=JOBDESCR. 


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