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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.

Standing Committees

Positions Available 

Nominating Committee:

  • representatives needed from Alaska, Montana, Washington, and/or Oregon

Board Positions Needed for Spring 2024 (accepting applications/nominations) 

  • Vice-Pres/President Elect 

  • Secretary

  • Idaho State Rep
  • Montana State Rep
  • Oregon State Rep
For more information, contact Robert Perret


    • Social Media Coordinator 

    • Blog Editor 

    For more information, contact Emily Cabaniss

      Native American Collections Roundtable 

      • Outreach and Media Coordinator 

      • Scholarship Coordinator

      • Fundraising Coordinator

      For more information, contact River Freemont

      Annual Meeting Program Committee 

      Formulates and organizes session topics and speakers for the annual meeting. Program ideas or suggestions for next year's annual meeting should be submitted to the committee chair. The Chair is appointed by the president. Other members are appointed by the chair. 

      Chair: TBD 

      Visit the 2024 Annual Conference Committee Website 

      Annual Meeting Local Arrangements Committee 

      Plans and coordinates virtual arrangements for the association's annual meeting. Committee chair is appointed by the president. Other members are appointed as needed by the chair. 

      Nancy Bunker (co-chair) 

      Stephanie Plowman (co-chair) 

      Visit the 2024 Annual Conference Committee Website 

      Professional Development, Education, and Awards Committee 

      Reviews scholarship applications and awards archival education and professional development scholarships sponsored by the association. Recognizes retiring members who have offered significant service to the organization and the profession. Develops a long range continuing education plan for Northwest Archivists. This committee also coordinates continuing education opportunities with other western regional archival organizations, as well as the annual Archives Month funding opportunity for NWA members. The committee Chair or Co-Chairs is/are appointed by the president. Other members are appointed by the Co-Chairs or Chair. 

      2023-2024 Committee: 

      Nominating Committee 

      Recruits and reviews nominations for association's officers and board members. The chair is the Past President. Two other members are appointed by the chair based on geographic representation. 

      2023-2024 Committee: 


      Looking for committee representatives from Alaska, Montana, Washington, and Oregon (Idaho is already represented). The committee is looking for representatives from diverse types of repositories. The committee selects a slate of candidates for the annual election and presents the election ballot to the membership. Meetings will be held virtually. Contact Robert Perret if you are interested.

      Board Positions Needed for Spring 2024 (accepting applications/nominations): 

      • Vice-Pres/President Elect 

      • Secretary

      • Idaho State Rep
      • Montana State Rep
      • Oregon State Rep


      Roles involved in NWA communication activities collect and write articles for inclusion on the blog, maintain the NWA website and social media sites, and support projects promoting archives and archival programs. 

      • Social Media Coordinator ~ vacant 

      • Webmaster ~ Mel Pomeroy (MT) 

      • Blog Editor ~ vacant 

      • Journal of Western Archives Representative ~Maija Anderson (OR) 

      • NWA Representative to the Society of American Archivists Regional Archival Associations Consortium (RAAC)  ~ Jodi Allison-Bunnell (2021-2023), Natalia Fernandez (2023-2025) 

      NWA Archivist in Residence Committee 

      The committee hopes to set an example for how we can combat unethical practices, support interns, and assist under-resourced institutions. The committee will steward the internship program by facilitating fundraising efforts, perform program updates, completing application review, and offer host and resident support.  

      Alex Bisio  (Chair)

      Visit the NWA Archivist in Residence Website 


      The purpose of interest groups is to give members a chance to gather around a common archival subject or topic in the northwest region.  Please note that membership is not limited to members of Northwest Archivists.  See Guidelines for more information. 

      Please complete the Interest Group Template and Petition and submit it along with any additional supporting material to the current president of Northwest Archivists. The creation of interest groups is at the discretion of the Executive Board of Northwest Archivists and each petition is judged on its individual merit, based on the information provided in the petition. Submission of this petition does not guarantee or imply an interest group’s formation. 

      Native American Collections Roundtable 

      Mission: To provide a local forum in which archivists and cultural heritage bearers can collaborate, discuss, and disseminate information related to the support of Indigenous histories through care of, and access to, Indigenous Native American archival collections in the Northwest. 

      River Freemont (Coordinator) 

      Visit the Native American Collections Roundtable Website 

      Audio and Moving Images Roundtable 

      The Audio and Moving Images Round Table (AMIR) makes a regional sharing cohort for reference, referral and innovation to further the preservation and management of audio and video collections. It also localizes the Society of American Archivists section of the same name, amplifying the resources available in the Pacific Northwest in support of Archives, Libraries and other cultural heritage repositories.

      Point of Contact: Andrew Weaver 

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