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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.

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  • 15 Jan 2019 2:56 PM | Rachael Woody (Administrator)

    Willamette University Processing Archivist & Records Manager - view and apply here.

    Review of applications will begin February 1, 2019.

    • Attention Current Willamette University Employees: In order to apply for posted positions, please close this window and log into your Workday account and apply through the Career worklet.

      Instructions for Applicants:

      Please read the following carefully before beginning the online application process.

      To be considered for employment at Willamette University, please complete our online employment application. Your application and all required attachments -- listed at the bottom of the page -- must be submitted for each individual job post that you are interested in applying for. If there is an application deadline, please ensure that your application is submitted by the deadline. Once you submit your application you will not be able to edit your application.

      Position Summary:

      Assists in the operation of the Archives and Special Collections unit with emphasis on processing collections, overseeing Willamette's records management program, and working with archival technology tools. Provides research services for collections.


      • Responsible for processing archival collections. Arranges, preserves and creates original descriptions for collections; determines processing priorities in concert with University Archivist; supervises student workers and interns assisting in processing projects; creates accession records or inventories as needed.
      • Responsible for implementing and overseeing Willamette's records management program. Works with units across campus to organize and deposit their materials; assists units in the transfer, retention, or destruction of their records; coordinates and provides records management training for departmental liaisons. Manages the archiving of the University's website using Archive-It.
      • Participates with the University Archivist and with the Libraries' Systems unit in the planning, implementation, and use of technology for archival collections. Responsible for the creation of metadata, including supervision of archival assistant and student workers assisting on metadata projects; responsible for creation and maintenance of finding aids in ArchivesSpace adhering to DACS and best practices; assists in the development and maintenance of the archives' web presence (presentation and content).
      • Assists with archiving of born digital material in consultation with Libraries' Systems unit.
      • Provides reference and in-depth research consultation. Acts as back-up problem solver for complex questions for staff providing archives reference. May provide instruction in relation to archival research.
      • Responsible for the unit's Disaster Recovery Plan and Preparedness Kit.
      • Responsible for the operations of the unit in the absence of the University Archivist.
      • Participates in the Orbis Cascade Alliance initiatives and the broader archives community as appropriate.
      • Assists in the fabrication of departmental exhibits.
      • Facilitates a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
      • Other duties as assigned.


      • Master's degree from an ALA accredited library or information science program with a concentration in archival studies and/or records management or Master's degree in a related field with coursework in archives and/or records management.
      • Continuing professional development required.
      • Demonstrated experience appraising, arranging, describing, and preserving archival collections required. Familiarity with principles of records management required.
      • Familiarity with EAD required.
      • Microsoft desktop applications essential.
      • Thorough knowledge of archives theory, practice, and standards. 
      • Demonstrated knowledge of ethical practices and evidence of ability to appropriately handle confidential information.
      • Basic knowledge of records management practice. 
      • Evidence of ability to exercise good professional judgment.
      • Demonstrated attention to detail.   
      • Ability to interact and communicate effectively with colleagues, students, and researchers. 
      • Ability to represent the university professionally to on- and off-campus communities.


      • Experience with archival management systems, such as ArchivesSpace, Archivematica, and Archive-It. 
      • Two years of professional experience.  
      • Familiarity with digital asset management systems and digital repository technologies.  


      Monday – Friday 8 am to 5 pm.


      Position occasionally requires reaching outward and above the shoulder and climbing, crawling, squatting, kneeling, and/or bending. Positional occasionally requires lifting and/or carrying up to 50 lbs. and pushing or pulling up to 50 lb.

      You will need to upload the following two documents as part of your application materials in the "My Experience" section:

      • Cover letter addressing the required/desired qualifications and presenting any other applicant characteristics which deserve emphasis
      • Current Resume

      Incomplete applications will not be considered.

  • 22 Dec 2018 12:12 PM | Rachael Woody (Administrator)

    Would anyone like to join a roundtable/panel discussion of how to resist burnout during a job search? If so, please contact:

    Marissa Hiller



    Working Title : “Resisting Burnout: Or How Not to Go Insane During a Job Search.”

    Searching for jobs can be stressful and as archivists we’re often encouraged to keep move forward to find the perfect match. Using the format of a panel discussion or round table participants will share their experience of self-care (or not!) during a job search. Afterwards we will break into a larger group discussion and come up with self-care methods to put in place. 

  • 22 Dec 2018 12:11 PM | Rachael Woody (Administrator)

    Join the Annual Meeting of the Polk County Historical Society in Rickreall on Saturday, January 19th at 1:30 pm. Highlights include a keynote address by Tom Branigar about his time working at the Eisenhower Library. January is the 100th anniversary of the death of President Theodore Roosevelt who helped set up the filing system that is currently used in the White House. 

    For more information, see www.polkcountyhistoricalsociety.org

  • 29 Nov 2018 1:21 PM | Rachael Woody (Administrator)

    Craft + Brew with the Washington State Historical Society

    December 6, 2018. 7-10PM.
    Get your tickets online today!

    Not only is this your last chance to see the exhibition Make/Do, it’s also your last chance to fit in a History After Hours event in 2018! Try your hand at many different maker projects as well as taste a variety of beers crafted by breweries throughout the state.  Learn about each style of craft beer along with its historical significance to the area while creating your own works of art. You can even make your own wrapping paper to share your works as holiday gifts!

    21+ program
    $20 pre-registration, $25 at the door.

  • 29 Nov 2018 1:19 PM | Rachael Woody (Administrator)

    Now Accepting Submissions for The Sound Archivist, email: seattle.area.archivists@gmail.com with anything you'd like to contribute!

  • 29 Nov 2018 1:15 PM | Rachael Woody (Administrator)

    Wednesday, December 5th

    Optimism Brewing

    Join us at Optimism Brewing for some informal chatter and Winter ales. 

    RSVP Here

  • 27 Nov 2018 2:43 PM | Rachael Woody (Administrator)

    Original Post: http://www.spokanetribe.com/job-description?id=1016


    Vacancy Ann. # STOI-18-093
    Location WELLPINIT, WA
    Rate of Pay $21.00 - $23.00 PER HOUR
    Opening Date MAY 17, 2018
    Closing Date OPEN UNTIL FILLED

    SUMMARY:  The collections manager is under the direct supervision of the Preservation Manager, and is responsible for the day to day management, supervision and curation of tribal and federally owned collections, associated records, photographs and other archival materials received and held at the STI preservation repository.  This position will have daily supervision over the assistant collections manager.


    • Protection and preservation of museum objects
    • Monitor and record environmental data (% RH, temperature, dust and gaseous pollution,  and/or other inherent vice on a daily basis
    • Oversee/supervises of assistant Collections Manager
    • Inspects and records the conditions of the objects
    • Facilitate the annual physical inventory of all objects as per Bureau of Reclamation policies and procedures
    • Participates in information gathering for the collections management report due at the end of  the year, as one of the BPA/BOR management task (task numbers will change each fiscal year)
    • Administer loan and gift agreements and associated correspondences
    • Directs and tracks internal object movement and object handling for loaned collections and permanent collections
    • Assists/monitors researchers and contractors in the collections storage area
    • Plans and executes collections care, and minimal facility management for the collections building
    • Supervise and trains staff on collections procedure
    • Assists with background historical research for on/off reservation projects
    • Able to assist the Principal Investigator with their field season when needed
    • Communication and organizations skills to oversee and implement programs that work with individual, local, state and federal organizations


    •  Working knowledge of standard museum collections management practices and procedures,  including object handling and cataloguing
    • Experience using collections database, especially Re-discovery Proficio, and digital imaging equipment and photography techniques
    • Experience with audio/visual collections
    • Communication and organizational skills to oversee and implement programs that work with individuals, local, state, and federal organizations
    • Proficient with personal computers and associated software (e.g. Microsoft Office, social media, collections databases)


    •  Bachelor's degree in museum studies
    •  2 years experience working with collections (Native American artifacts, historical artifacts)  and  managing collections in a museum setting
    •  Valid Driver’s License, good driving record, tribally insurable 
    •  Able to work in various weather conditions; must be able to hike to remote sites if needed


    •  Education with a focus on Collections Management preferred
    •  Tribal repository experience preferred                           


    Applications Are Available In The Tribal Human Resources Department

    P.O. Box 206, Wellpinit, WA 99040

    OR, can be downloaded from our website: www.spokanetribe.com

    Contact:  Sabrina McCoy or Andrea Flett

    (509) 458-6583, FAX: (509) 458-6556

    E-mail: sabrina.mccoy@spokanetribe.com or andrea.flett@spokanetribe.com

    Applications Must Be Received In The Human Resources Department No Later Than

    4:30 p.m. On The Closing Date

    The Spokane Tribe Reserves The Right To Hire According

    To Its Indian Preference Policy

    Applicants May Be Subject To A Pre-Employment Drug Test

    Positions With The Spokane Tribe Are Subject To A 90-Day Orientation

  • 14 Nov 2018 12:43 PM | Rachael Woody (Administrator)

    Mapping Student Learning in the Archives

    This post comes from Erin Passehl Stoddart, Strategic Projects and Grants Development Librarian, University of Oregon.

    Erin Passehl Stoddart, past NWA president and former head of special collections and archives at the University of Idaho, recently wrote a blog post for the Academic Archivist, which is administered by SAA’s College and University Archives Section. The blog post looks at highlighting student worker learning and accomplishments at the administrative level through mapping job duties to professional standards and literacies and to campus learning outcomes. You can read the blog post at: https://academicarchivist.wordpress.com/2018/11/05/mapping-student-learning-in-the-archives/.

  • 07 Nov 2018 9:56 AM | Rachael Woody (Administrator)
    SUMMARY: The Processing Archivist is responsible for the appraisal, arrangement, and description of archival material in the SNJM U.S.-Ontario Archives Department.
    1. Accessions, appraises and arranges archival materials according to institutional and professional standards.
    2. Describes archival materials according to institutional and professional standards.
    3. Works with Director of Archives and Heritage Center to research, develop, implement and review archival policies and practices as needed to ensure currency with professional standards.
    4. Clears up project backlogs as needed.
    5. Assists in maintaining the Province Archives’ database.
    6. Answers research or reference requests as assigned or in absence of Director of Archives and Heritage Center.
    7. Assists with coordinating and supervising arrangement and description projects.
    8. Updates the Province Archives’ disaster preparedness and recovery plan and assists in monitoring environmental conditions.
    9. Maintains statistics to monitor supply levels and to improve collection management functions.
    10. Participates in the creation and development of exhibits.
    11. Participates in departmental projects such as outreach publications and special events to promote the history of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, U.S.–Ontario Province.
    12. Other related duties as needed or directed.
    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Supervises volunteers in absence of the Director of Archives and Heritage Center.
    QUALIFICATIONS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    EDUCATION:          Master’s degree from an ALA accredited Library and Information Science program with archives’ emphasis or equivalent.
    EXPERIENCE:        1-2 years’ experience with archival practice, preferably from a government, business, or religious archives.
    Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
    1. Must be supportive of the mission of the Sisters of the Holy Names.
    2. Must model SNJM Guiding Values in carrying out work activities and responsibilities.
    3. Must be able to respect and maintain confidentiality of sensitive information/
    4. Knowledge of archival organization and descriptive standards.
    5. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, Internet Explorer, etc.  Experience with PastPerfect strongly preferred.
    6. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    7. Ability to work independently and as part of a small team.
    8. Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a timely manner.  Proven attention to detail and high degree of accuracy.
    PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND/OR WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Include work environment as appropriate to the job’s performance (e.g., working in temperature extremes, using hazardous equipment, lifting requirements, etc.).

    Must be able to perform tasks associated with retrieval of archival materials, including reaching overhead, reaching extension, climbing, balancing, and moving/lifting up to 40 lbs. Must be able to work around dusty materials in a low temperature and low humidity environment.
    Computer (PC) keyboard, mouse; office telephone/voice mail system; fax/copier, scanner, work cell phone and SNJM vehicles.
    HOURS: Full time, Monday through Friday.
    The above description generally reflects the primary functions of the position.  The above statements shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be required for the position.  

    SNJM is committed to continually building a workplace that exemplifies its values and vision of being hospitable to everyone.  The Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
    We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including medical/dental, group life and disability coverage, a 401K plan, and paid time off.
    To learn more about the mission and vision of the Sisters of the Holy Names visit: www.snjmusontario.org
    To Apply: In order to be considered an applicant for this position, please complete our online employment application at https://snjm.catsone.com/careers.  Click “Apply Now” to complete and submit the online application

  • 07 Nov 2018 9:54 AM | Rachael Woody (Administrator)

    The Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums is developing a national database of directors/lead staff members of Native cultural institutions and programs. Information is sought for Native archives, libraries, museums, cultural centers, historic preservation offices, and language programs. There is an "other" option for cultural institutions or programs not fitting within the defined parameters.

    Click on the link to complete information for your organization and then share this message with other cultural institutions and programs so they may be included in the directory.


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