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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.

News & announcements

  • 21 Jun 2010 10:37 AM | Deleted user


    Worried about Preserving Your Heritage Collection? You Can Make a Difference!

    Please attend one of two free meetings being held in Eugene and Portland on July 15th and July 16th. We need your input to make a successful plan. The dates of additional fall season meetings in Pendleton, Medford, and Bend will be announced as they are finalized.

    By attending a focus group in Eugene on July 15 or Portland on July 16, 2010, you can help the heritage community...archives, libraries, and museums...plan a better future for Oregon's heritage collections.

    A grant from the federal Institute for Museums and Library Services (IMLS) to the Oregon Museum Association on behalf of archive, library, and museum partners throughout Oregon is making it possible for us to take stock of our preservation, training, and disaster preparedness needs. From this a statewide preservation plan to address those needs will be developed. The plan is a necessary first step to secure funding for implementation.

    Refreshments will be provided. Please let us know you are coming so that we can plan adequate seating and refreshments by emailing Ruth Metz (ruthmetz@spiretech.com<mailto:ruthmetz@spiretech.com>). You may also email your questions to Ruth Metz.

    Meeting Details:
    Thursday, July 15, 2010, 1:30-3:30, Eugene Public Library, 2nd floor, Singer Room
    100 W 10th Ave, Eugene, OR 97401
    Directions and Parking Detail: http://www.eugene-or.gov/portal/server.pt?open=512&objID=492&PageID=885&cached=true&mode=2&userID=2

    Friday, July 16th, 1:30-3:30 p.m., The Oregon Historical Society, the Madison Room, 1200 SW Park Ave. Portland, OR
    Directions and Parking detail: http://ohs.org/visit-ohs/locations-directions-parking.cfm. Public transit is recommended; street parking may be limited.

    C2C Steering Committee (6/15/2010)
    'Kyle Jansson' Oregon Heritage Commission and C2C Project Director
    Shawna Gandy, Collections Access Specialist, Oregon Historical Society Research Library
    Gardner Chappel, OMA President and Douglas County Museum
    James Fox, Head, Special Collections and University Archives University of Oregon Libraries
    Keni Sturgeon, Curator & Museum Director, Mission Mill Museum part of the Willamette Heritage Center
    Kris Kern, Fine and Performing Arts Librarian, Portland State Library
    Larry Landis, Archivist at Oregon State University
    Layne G Sawyer, Oregon State Archives
    Lindy Trolan, cultural resource specialist with the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde
    Marsha Matthews, Oregon Historical Society Director of Public Services
    Mary E Herkert, OSA State Archivist
    MJ Koreiva, Oregon Museum Association and Umpqua River Lighthouse (URLH)& Museum
    Normandy Helmer, University of Oregon Libraries
    Judith Norton, Head, Access Services, Oregon Health & Science University Library
    Randall Melton, Tamastslikt Cultural Institute
    Terry Baxter, NWA immediate Past President
    Tiah Edmunson-Morton, Archivist, Oregon State University
    Alex Toth, Pacific University Library and Oregon Library Association
  • 16 Jun 2010 10:18 AM | Deleted user

    It is time once again to gear up for the Career Center at the 2010 SAA Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. This year it will be a major part of  SAA’s new Networking Café, which will host information tables for allied archives and records associations, public computers and space for the Career Center where attendees can meet representatives, recruiters, and volunteer career advisers; peruse literature and job vacancy announcements; or post resumes.

    If you are planning on attending the conference in August, please consider volunteering an hour of your time to the Career Center. Check the preliminary program online at http://www2.archivists.org/conference/2010/washington to see if you can find a spare hour or two to donate so that a student or young professional can benefit from your experience.

    The Career Center will be open during the following times:

    12:00 to 5:00pm on Wednesday, August 11

    7:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Thursday, August 12

    7:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Friday, August 13

    7:00 AM to 3:30PM on Saturday, August 14

    Due to the extended hours of the Career Center and the fact that we hope to schedule one volunteer for each shift and two during the busy lunch/break shifts, we need a total of 41 volunteers. Feel free to send a few dates and times so that we can coordinate which slot will work best for you. Participants from the past few years expressed an interest in knowing the specialty of the advisor scheduled to help, so please feel free to also add your area of expertise when you sign up so that visitors can plan accordingly.

    Thanks for helping out this year! We think it will be the best year yet for archivists looking for career advice.


    Renna Tuten

    Career Development Coordinator

    p.s. - questions? comments? suggestions? Feel free to give me a call at 706-542-0618 or send me an email at rtuten [at] uga [dot] edu
  • 26 May 2010 3:22 PM | Deleted user
    If your library houses special collections or archives, we need your help.

    The "Streamlining Work Flows" subgroup of the RLG Sharing Special Collections Advisory Group seeks to identify best practices in processing requests for special collections and archival materials received from external organizations and users. Please take 15-20 minutes to share your experiences and opinions with us by taking a short survey.


    Please complete your response by Thursday, June 3. Ideally, interlibrary loan and special collections staff will work together in responding.

    You can learn more about our working group by visiting our project Web site:


    Thanks in advance for your help!

    --The "Streamlining" subgroup
  • 14 Apr 2010 4:18 PM | Tiah Edmunson-Morton

    Greetings fellow archivists!

    Each year, more than half a million elementary and secondary students, encouraged by thousands of teachers nationwide participate in the National History Day contest. Students choose historical topics related to a theme and conduct extensive primary and secondary research through libraries, archives, museums, oral history interviews, and historic sites. This year's theme is Innovation in History: Impact and Change.

    The archival community can serve a vital function in National History Day by working with local teachers and state National History Day coordinators to make them aware of the possibility of conducting research at nearby archival institutions. In addition to proving support to the National History Day program, participation in NHD is a great way for archives to reach out to nearby community members.

    The amount of participation your archive chooses is completely up to you and can range from posting a NHD poster in your reading room to actively working with local teachers and students. You choose the amount of time you would like to invest in NHD involvement.

    Regardless of the resources you choose to invest, involvement in NHD is a great way to increase the exposure of your repository and to highlight the vital task that archivists all over America perform.

    If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact your state NHD coordinator (NHD Affiliate Coordinators: http://www.nationalhistoryday.org/Coordinators.htm) or consult the National History Day web page at http://www.nationalhistoryday.org/  

    Alaska: http://ak.nhd.org/

    Idaho: http://www.idahohistory.net/historyday.html

    Montana: http://www.nationalhistoryday.org/Montanapage.htm

    Oregon: http://www.nationalhistoryday.org/Oregonpage.htm

    Washington: http://www.washingtonhistory.org/historyday/sponsors.aspx

    NHD resources on the Society of American Archivists can be found at this web page: http://www.archivists.org/saagroups/rao/hday.asp?

    Thank you.

    Polina E. Ilieva

    Reference, Access, and Outreach Section

    National History Day Committee Member

  • 02 Mar 2010 8:36 AM | Deleted user
    The Society of California Archivists, the Northwest Archivists, the Society of Rocky Mountain Archivists, and the Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists invite paper submissions for the inaugural issue of The Journal of Western Archives.  Submissions received before June 1st, 2010, will be considered for publication in the first issue.

    JWA, a peer reviewed, open access, online journal, will give archivists, manuscript curators, and graduate students in the American West a place to publish on topics of particular interest and relevance to them. The journal will consider for publication:

     *   Research articles;
     *   Case studies;
     *   Work-in-progress articles; and
     *   Book, exhibit, Web, and film review essays.

    Articles should pertain to one the following categories:

     *   Important Western regional issues in archives and manuscript repositories;
     *   Unique archival developments in the western United States;
     *   Technological innovations and their effect on archival theory and practice;
     *   The history and development of the archival and curatorial professions in the American West;
     *   Collaborative efforts and projects between various cultural institutions.

    Please take a moment and visit the JWA website at:  http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/westernarchives, and if you are interested in contributing to the journal please contact the managing editor, John Murphy john_m_murphy@byu.edu.
  • 29 Jan 2010 2:04 PM | Deleted user

    Via Kit Leary, Archivist, Oregon Shakespeare Festival

    Here in southern Oregon the Southern Oregon Historical Society is in a crisis situation. The city of Jacksonville is on the National Register of Historic Places. Below you will find links to four articles describing the current situation. There are no archivists, librarians, or curator of collections on staff anymore. I attended the public meeting last night and learned that they intend to reopen the Research Library in May with all volunteers, though one of the volunteers who staff the library most often has worked there for a number of years. The Executive Director told me that she is seeking a grant for a part-time archivist.  Below the main article are some reader comments. 





  • 29 Jan 2010 1:51 PM | Deleted user
    The NWA nominations committee is seeking eager volunteers to run for Northwest Archivist board positions. If your interest has been piqued, please contact a member of the committee:

    Trevor Bond; tjbond@wsu.edu
    Donna McCrea; donna.mccrea@mso.umt.edu
    Linda Long; llong@uoregon.edu

    For additional information on NWA offices and their duties see: http://northwestarchivistsinc.wildapricot.org/Default.aspx?pageId=388749
  • 15 Jan 2010 2:23 PM | Deleted user
    You are encouraged to participate in a 2010 Oregon Heritage Assessment Survey that assesses the status of heritage and archives in Oregon, including the threats they face. The surveys will be compiled and analyzed, then used to provide a fact-based foundation for statewide planning and advocacy.

    "Many heritage organizations and archives are under stress," said Oregon Heritage Commission Chair George Kramer of Ashland. "In order to develop successful strategies that address their needs, we need to first discover the many challenges they face. We expect that some of the challenges are nationwide in scope, while others are unique to Oregon."

    A survey has been developed especially for archives. The deadline for completing the survey is Feb. 12.

    The Commission is recommending that archives first take a look at the printable PDF version of the survey and use it as a worksheet. When the worksheet is complete, enter your information in the online survey. You must finish your online survey in one session; you will not be allowed to save your answers and return to your session, or to retake the survey. If you prefer submitting the printed worksheet, you may do that.

    For more information about the assessment and to complete a survey, visit http://www.oregon.gov/OPRD/HCD/OHC/assess_main.shtml For other information, contact Aili Schreiner at 503-986-0805 or aili.schreiner@state.or.us
  • 12 Jan 2010 1:49 PM | Deleted user
    SW Washington Regional National History Day Competition is scheduled for February 27, 2010, at WSUV. Once again, students in this area have been hard at work learning and preparing their materials for this big day and in order for it to happen we need judges. Can you help?

    As in the past, the day will start with a light breakfast, training and then more great experiences supporting the students who have turned out to compete. Lunch will be provided along with snacks and lots of assistance. The day will be divided in half and you can volunteer to work the morning, the afternoon, or both.

    Demands on teachers and students are heavy and it's hard to find time for these kinds of very special learning experiences - kids really do have amazing learning experiences at History Day. Please join us, your efforts make the difference.

    Please respond to this email:

    1. If you are available
    2. What category you would like to judge if you have a preference
    3. Your phone number
    4. Names/emails of others you know who might be judges
    5. We particularly need judges for papers and websites that occurs BEFORE the contest. Please call Rene 360-977-2371, if you are so inclined to help with these categories.


    Rene Soohoo, Regional Coordinator
    Walter & Jodene Cook, Judge Coordinators
Please contact Colleen Needham (Communications Chair) with any questions. 

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