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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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  • 25 Apr 2024 12:47 PM | Melissa Pomeroy (Administrator)



    CORDOVA, ALASKA • OCTOBER 9-12, 2024


    Located near the mouth of the Copper River, the site was a crossroads of trade and interaction among Eyak, Tlingit, Ahtna and Chugach peoples when Europeans sailed into Prince William Sound in the 1700s. Founded in 1909 as a railway terminus to deliver copper from the Kennecott Mines, Cordova also was near Katalla, Alaska’s earliest oil field. Fishing is the town’s major industry today.


    This year’s theme, “Rights and Responsibilities,” speaks broadly to Alaska’s history of determining which people and groups should have rights, and what responsibilities are attached to those rights. Disputes over rights and responsibilities have spanned Alaska history, including voting rights for women and Alaska’s Native people, fish traps and limited entry fisheries, subsistence rights, taxation, the Alaska Permanent Fund and responding to the Exxon Valdez oil spill.


    The conference will open with a Wednesday reception, with papers presented the following three days. Friday’s focus is on Prince William Sound topics and speakers. While presentations that address the conference theme are encouraged, the society welcomes proposals for papers, panels, roundtables, films or workshops on any aspect of Alaska history. The theme echoes the upcoming year’s National History Day theme, and students and teachers are especially encouraged to participate.


    This year’s keynote presenter is former Alaska Lt. Gov. Fran Ulmer, an international climate change expert. She brings a broad perspective on Alaska’s history by virtue of her extensive public service as a policy analyst for Gov. Jay Hammond, Juneau mayor and state legislator.


    To propose a presentation, please email a title, proposal of 100 words and two-sentence biography to members@alaskahistoricalsociety.org. Typically, presentations are 20 minutes in length. Abstract submission deadline: May 31, 2024.

  • 23 Apr 2024 8:37 AM | Melissa Pomeroy (Administrator)

    Free webinar from the Opioid Industry Documents Archive! See especially Day 2 on the challenges and opportunities of managing and providing access to massive digital collections, with speakers Laurie Allen (Library Congress), Rob Sanderson (Yale) and Ben Lee (UW). But other days will show archives in action to understand history and affect policy.

    Registration is required—see event page: https://oida-resources.jhu.edu/oida-national-symposium-2024/.

  • 08 Mar 2024 10:07 AM | Melissa Pomeroy (Administrator)

    The Native American Collections Roundtable is accepting nominations for three open board positions: Fundraising Coordinator, Scholarship Coordinator, and Outreach and Media Coordinator. The NACR has been active since the 2012 NWA conference. Their mission is 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. 

    For more information, or to nominate yourself or others to the open positions, check out the NACR Blog Post.

    A part of the Roundtable activities is funding and providing scholarships to individuals working with, or aspiring to work with Native American Collections for attending the NWA conference. This year they will be funding 4 full scholarships. Here are some reflections from last year’s scholarship recipients: Tracy Nishimoto, Amy Valentine

    Not ready to dive into a board position yet? You can still help the NACR with their fundraising efforts at two upcoming events during the NWA Annual Conference

    • Trivia Night: NACR will host a trivia night on Thursday, May 9th (during the NWA conference) at Post Street Ale House. There will be a requested donation for participation.
    • Silent Auction: NACR is still accepting items for their 6th Annual Silent Auction. If you have items you would like to donate (preferably ones that support tribal and indigenous entrepreneurs), email nwanac@gmail.com with a picture and description by April 12th. Otherwise, be sure to participate in person or online during the NWA conference in May.

  • 29 Feb 2024 1:13 PM | Melissa Pomeroy (Administrator)

    The Anchorage Museum is a museum for people, place, planet, and potential, in service of a sustainable and equitable North, with creativity and imagination for what is possible. Exploring the intersection of art, history and science, the Anchorage Museum shares multiple perspectives and experiences that tell a greater story. We welcome diverse perspectives, recognize all are enriched when a diversity of voices, viewpoints, and skills are included and engaged in the work we do, and are committed to creating an anti-racist, fully inclusive organization.

    WHEN: Approximately 8-10 weeks, Summer 2024. The work schedule will be approximately 25-30 hours per week, Monday – Friday, during regular business hours.

    WHERE: Atwood Resource Center (Archives & Library) at the Anchorage Museum in beautiful downtown Anchorage, Alaska. This is a hands-on internship working within the archives.

    WHAT: The Museum is seeking enthusiastic applicants for this year's Cook Inlet Historical Society Internship. This position is funded by the Cook Inlet Historical Society and the Anchorage Museum. Opportunities and training may include assisting with library and archival processing, researching and reference, developing a resource guide, and processing and describing photograph and archive collections.

    The incumbent will receive a stipend of $3,000 for the term of the internship. Housing, benefits and transportation are not provided.

    WHO: The successful applicant will be enrolled in or a recent graduate of a Master’s of Library and Information Science, Museum Studies, History, or an allied field. Previous experience with archival collections, historical photographs, Alaskan history and/or special collections research preferred.


    To apply, please send a resume and cover letter describing your background and interest in the position to resourcecenter@anchoragemuseum.org. In the subject heading please include “CIHS Intern”.

    Please note background checks will be required for the successful applicant. All resumes must be accompanied by a cover letter.

    DEADLINE: March 22, 2024

  • 20 Feb 2024 8:58 AM | Melissa Pomeroy (Administrator)

    Ever wonder what do NWA Board Members do?  

    Or, thought that reading the bylaws that define the responsibilities of being a board member is boring. What is it REALLY like being a board member?  

    Or, Wow! Those Board Members look like they’re having fun! I wonder if I should run?  

    Well, Northwest Archivists is going to get you some answers. We’re holding a virtual event to Meet the Board on March 12th, 2024. Please join us as we meet current and past NWA Board members and learn about what they did as a board member and their experiences taking on the role. There will be trivia!  To Meet the Board, sign-up here: http://bit.ly/NWAMeetTheBoard2024

    P.S. It will be election time soon! This year, the roles up for election are Vice-president/President-Elect, Secretary, Idaho Representative, Montana Representative, and Oregon Representative. You can read about the various roles in the By-Laws of Northwest Archivists. If you are considering running, please feel free to contact the Head of the Nominating Committee, Robert Perrett at rperret@uidaho.edu,with any questions you may have. More information on how to sign up to run for a board member position will be out soon. 

  • 13 Feb 2024 8:38 AM | Melissa Pomeroy (Administrator)

    The NACR Scholarship Committee is extending the application deadline for the NACR Scholarship to Monday, February 19.

    For more information on the scholarship guidelines, please visit the scholarship website at: https://northwestarchivistsinc.wildapricot.org/nacr-scholarship

    Any questions about the scholarship may be directed to nwanac@gmail.com.

  • 12 Feb 2024 2:20 PM | Melissa Pomeroy (Administrator)

    The NWA Archivist-in-Residence (AiR) committee is pleased to report that, based on the success of our pilot years, NWA officially adopted AiR as a permanent offering! The 2024 AiR application is now open and the application deadline is April 1, 2024. We are also very pleased to report that we have the capacity to raise the award ceiling to $7,000. This increase was necessary in order to keep pace with the rising cost-of-living and maintain a robust residency experience. I hope you'll all join us for a little celebratory dance at our desks for achieving this milestone, especially in the times we're in. Thank you so much to NWA membership for helping us reach our fundraising goal! And thank you especially to our sponsors who have contributed to this residency program from the beginning! This residency would not be possible without you!

    Archivist-in-Residence Applications are OPEN

    Northwest Archivists, Inc. is offering a $7,000 stipend for one graduate student (or recent graduate) to receive an Archivist-in-Residence opportunity. The purpose of this residency is three-fold:

    • To offer upcoming and new professionals with paid career development opportunities to apply knowledge in archives, libraries, museums, or a related field
    • To teach new archivists how to accurately calculate the value of their education, experience, and overall value as an archivist
    • To provide an opportunity for archival organizations to work toward the long term goal of eliminating unpaid work within the field.

    The residency may last up to 12 weeks to be completed by the end of the current calendar year. The resident will receive a one-year complimentary membership to Northwest Archivists.

    For more information and to apply: http://northwestarchivists.org/archivistinresidence/

    The NWA AiR Committee would like to thank NWA membership and our Platinum-level sponsor: Relicura; and our Gold-level sponsor: Permanent.org! We would also like to thank our Bronze-level sponsor:.The Winthrop Group

    Thank you,

    The NWA Archivist-in-Residence Committee
    Alex Bisio, City of Portland Archives (Chair, Oregon)
    Dulce Kersting-Lark, University of Idaho (Idaho)
    Chloe Nielsen (Oregon)

  • 05 Feb 2024 12:32 PM | Melissa Pomeroy (Administrator)

    We are very excited to share the 2024 draft Guidelines for Accessible Archives for People with Disabilities with you and welcome your feedback! Please submit your suggestions and comments primarily within the comment-enabled Google Doc. Optionally, if you would like to fill out a Google form to share your feedback, we welcome that as well. 


    The Guidelines for Accessible Archives for People with Disabilities is a standard of the Society of American Archivists, last approved by Council in February 2019. A Word doc and PDF showing the tracked changes between the two versions is in this Google drive.


    Gathering community input on this draft is the final step before submitting the revised version to the SAA Standards Committee for review and, subsequently, SAA Council for final approval.


    The deadline for feedback is March 1, 2024. If you have any questions, please contact us at robert.dirig@artcenter.edu.

  • 05 Feb 2024 7:40 AM | Melissa Pomeroy (Administrator)

    Through a collaborative effort of the Ivan Doig Center for the Study of the Lands & Peoples of the North American West, the Archives and Special Collections (ASC) department of the MSU Library, and the Friends of MSU Library , Montana State University offers a $3,000 annual award to facilitate research into collections held by ASC.  

    The award is intended to defray the costs of either travel to Bozeman to conduct research; to facilitate digitization of portions of a collection to allow a researcher to work remotely; or a mix of the two. Recipients may be academics (including graduate students) or independent scholars. We are unable to pay for any costs above the award amount. 

    Applications are due April 1, 2024. For full details, see https://www.lib.montana.edu/archives/news-and-events/dcta-award.html.

  • 30 Jan 2024 7:24 AM | Melissa Pomeroy (Administrator)

    The NWA Archivist-in-Residence Committee is now accepting applications for the 2024 Archivist-in-Residence is a $7,000 stipend for one graduate student (or recent graduate within two years of Mach 13, 2024).  The purpose of this residency is three-fold: 1. To offer upcoming and new professionals with paid career development opportunities to apply knowledge in archives, libraries, museums, or a related field; 2. To teach new archivists how to accurately calculate the value of their education, experience, and overall value as an archivist; and 3. To provide an opportunity for archival organizations to work toward the long term goal of eliminating unpaid work within the field. The residency may last up to 12 weeks to be completed by the end of the current calendar year. The resident will receive a one-year complimentary membership to Northwest Archivists.

    For more information and to apply, visit the Archivist-in-Residence page. 

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