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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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  • 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.


  • 07 Nov 2018 9:46 AM | Rachael Woody (Administrator)
    New radio episodes of the Labor Archives of Washington’s Radio Segment: Intersectional Affirmative Action Labor Organizing

    The latest episodes of the Labor Archives of Washington’s regular segment on the KSVR radio show We Do the Work aired throughout October and at 91.7 FM KSVR (Mount Vernon, Washington) and are now streaming online via KSVR and Public Radio International’s Exchange.

    The segment, the second part on the history and legacy of intersectional labor and civil rights organizing of the Northwest Labor Employment and Law Office, including the killing of two cannery worker union leaders in Seattle in 1981. This program features activists Cindy Domingo, Nemesio (Jr) Domingo and Garry Owens and Conor Casey, Labor Archivist for the Labor Archives of Washington.

    Listen to the program:


    Also airing We Do The Work: WXOJ (Florence, MA), KOWA (Olympia, WA), WRFI (Ithaca, NY), KIDE (Hoopa Tribe, CA), KVWV (Bellingham, WA), KBFG (Seattle, WA), KNSJ (San Diego, CA), KMRE (Bellingham), Work Force Rising, KCEI (Taos, NM), KODX (Seattle, WA), KGHI (Westport, Grays Harbor, WA), KPPQ (Ventura, CA), KVOY (Norman, OK), KBOG (Bandon, OR), WEFT (Champaign, IL), KRJF (Santa Rosa, CA), KWSI (Grand Junction, CO), and intermittently on KWRK (Fairbanks, AK or Window Rock, AZ), KVGD (Goldendale, WA), KZAX (Bellingham, WA), WRIR (Richmond, VA), KVRF (Palmer, AK), and WXDU (Durham, NC)

    Links to Other Episodes in the Series:

    1. Labor Archives of Washington Overview
    2. Everett Massacre, also called Bloody Sunday, where a confrontation caused 7 to 12 people to be murdered on November 5, 1916.
    3. SeaTac Seattle Minimum Wage Campaign and History Project
    4. Filipino American Cannery Workers’ Unionism and the Murder of Domingo and Viernes
    5. Farmworkers’ History: The Chateau St. Michelle Grape Boycott and the Labor Archives of Washington’s second annual event Preserving Solidarity Forever: Washington State Farmworkers’ Struggles.
    6. Images of Labor and Social Justice: The Life and Art of Richard V. Correll
    7. Author, Poet, Worker: Carlos Bulosan’s Collections at the Labor Archives of Washington and Eva Urcia’s Quest to Uncover and Preserve Bulosan Family History
    8. The Everett Massacre Centennial Commemoration
    9. The 1934 Pacific Coast Maritime Strike
    10. The Seattle General Strike of 1919 and its Legacy
    11. Pablo O’Higgins, Chicano Student Activists, and the Ship Scalers’ Mural Conor Casey, Labor Archivist for the Labor Archives of Washington, Gigi Peterson, Author & Historian, Part 1
    12. Pablo O’Higgins, Chicano Student Activists, and the Ship Scalers’ Mural: Conor Casey, Labor Archivist for the Labor Archives of Washington, Gigi Peterson, Author & Historian, Part 2
    13. 13.  Conor Casey and Crystal Rodgers, archivists for the Labor Archives of Washington, Part 1 [Crystal Rodgers reports on LAW’s “Women in the Trades Exhibit”]
    14. Labor Journalist and Activist Anna Louise Strong
    15. Seattle labor unionist and labor, peace, feminist activist Irene Hull
    16.  “Tyree Scott, Minority Worker Activism in the Building Trades, and Tradeswomen Activism”
    17.  “The Centralia Tragedy”
    18. LELO and Intersectional Affirmative Action and Civil Rights Labor Organizing (Cindy Domingo, Nemesio Domingo Jr., and Garry Owens), Part 1
    19. LELO and Intersectional Affirmative Action and Civil Rights Labor Organizing (Cindy Domingo, Nemesio Domingo Jr., and Garry Owens), Part 2

  • 25 Oct 2018 6:22 PM | Rachael Woody (Administrator)

    Oregon State Archives has added a fourth internship opportunity, this one is specifically focused on Records Management.

  • 11 Oct 2018 1:10 PM | Rachael Woody (Administrator)

    View original job post and apply via Society of American Archivists: http://careers.archivists.org/jobs/11543552/archivists

    Chihuly Studio is a lively and world renowned art studio based out of Seattle.  We have a rare opportunity for a dynamic, experienced Archivist to join our Registration team.

    Our Archivist is responsible for collecting and accessing Chihuly’s biographical and historical career information as well as contributing to the accuracy of information for marketing and publications.


    • Collect, archive and maintain documents, publications, imagery, film and other materials for the Chihuly archive
    • Fact check essays, manuscripts and Studio generated materials
    • Develop and lead strategy and protocol for maintaining archived assets
    • Maintain databases of artist’s chronology
    • Serve as a reference for internal and external inquiries as well as Studio liaison for authors and publications
    • Professionally process archive materials per standards of Society of American Archivists


    • BS in Library Science or equivalent. MS in Library Science is preferred
    • Experience in databases and Microsoft Office Products
    • Experience with digitization
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to read and comprehend information quickly
    • Self-directed with the ability to prioritize and deliver in a fast-paced environment

    We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits including a health/dental/vision care package, employer retirement match, and paid time off.

    Applications are accepted using our online application process only.  NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!

  • 11 Oct 2018 12:52 PM | Rachael Woody (Administrator)

    The Pennsylvania State Archives is pleased to announce that online registration is now live for the Annual Archives and Records Management Seminar, which will be held Tuesday, October 23, 2018.

    Registration is free, but must be received by October 17.

    Onsite sessions will again take place at the Commonwealth Media Center in Harrisburg, with a live webinar feed available for online viewing. Heinz History Center’s Detre Library and Archives will also host a remote-viewing opportunity for those who cannot attend in Harrisburg, but who desire to engage with peers.

    Topics and speakers include:

    Why PDF/A for Preservation? Stephen Levenson, International Standards Organization (ISO) Convener for PDF/A

    Evaluating and Improving Disaster Related Outcomes: Samantha Forsko, Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts; Josh Stahlman, Pennsylvania State Archives

  • 20 Sep 2018 11:07 AM | Rachael Woody (Administrator)

    Fellow Archivists of NWA:

    I would be grateful if you’d participate in a short survey about workplace, career, and professional satisfaction levels among archivists. My goal is to see how archivists feel about our workplaces and gauge levels of professional satisfaction. Identifying our strengths, and areas that need improvement, is a step toward helping the archives profession remain a fulfilling and rewarding field. This survey is for everyone in the profession, those beginning their career to those approaching retirement. Thanks for a few minutes of your time.



    Zachary R. Jones, Ph.D.
    Archivist II
    Alaska State Archives
    Division of Libraries, Archives, & Museums
    Mailing: P.O. Box 110571
    Physical: 395 Whittier Street
    Juneau, Alaska 99811-0571
    (907) 465-2241
  • 12 Sep 2018 11:15 AM | Rachael Woody (Administrator)

    The Oregon Archives Crawl is back!

    See here for more details and updates: https://portlandarchives.wordpress.com/crawl/

    Join us Saturday, October 20th to explore Changing Attitudes. Archives document how communities, beliefs, practices, and preferences have changed over the years.  Historical records and photos can shed new light on common beliefs or explain how things have come to pass.  With more than 30 organizations participating, you are guaranteed to discover something new!

    Start the Crawl at any of these locations: City of Portland Archives & Records Center, the Oregon Historical Society or the Multnomah County Library. At each site you’ll find representatives from archives, special collections, and heritage organizations. “Passports” are available at each site to help guide you and provide a list of organizations. From young, old, and in-between to vintage photo lover to history buff to scholar to student to genealogist to building researcher to those who are just curious to learn something new: everyone is welcome.

    Saturday, October 20th
    11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    Start at any of the following locations:
    City of Portland Archives & Records Center,
    the Oregon Historical Society or the Multnomah County Library
    Free and open to the public

    Participating organizations:
    Architectural Heritage Center
    Clackamas County Historical Society
    Clark County Historical Museum
    Friends of Historic Forest Grove
    Genealogical Forum of Oregon
    George Fox University/NWYM Archives
    GLAPN – Northwest LGBTQ History
    Hellenic-American Cultural Center & Museum
    John Wilson Special Collections, Multnomah County Library
    Labor Archives of Washington, UW Libraries Special Collections
    Lewis & Clark College
    Mazama Library and Historical Collections
    Multnomah County Archives
    National Archives at Seattle
    Northwest History Network
    OHSU Historical Collections & Archives
    Oregon Country Fair Archives
    Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education
    Oregon Nikkei Endowment
    Oregon State Archives
    Oregon State Hospital Museum of Mental Health
    OSU Special Collections and Archives Research Center
    PSU Architecture, Engineering & Construction Archives
    PSU Library Special Collections & University Archives
    Reed College Special Collections and Archives
    Silverton Country Historical Society
    The Vanport Mosaic
    University of Washington Special Collections
    Washington County Museum
    Willamette University Archives and Special Collections
    World of Speed

  • 12 Sep 2018 11:11 AM | Rachael Woody (Administrator)

    Please see SAA's website for more details: https://www2.archivists.org/initiatives/askanarchivist-day

    What Is #AskAnArchivist Day?

    It’s an opportunity to:

    • Break down the barriers that make archivists seem inaccessible.
    • Talk directly to the public—via Twitter—about what you do, why it’s important and, of course, the interesting records with which you work.
    • Join with archivists around the country and the world to make an impact on the public’s understanding of archives while celebrating American Archives Month!
    • Interact with users, supporters, and prospective supporters about the value of archives.
    • Hear directly from the public about what they’re most interested in learning about from archives and archivists. 

    How Does It Work?

    On October 3, archivists around the country will take to Twitter to respond to questions tweeted with the hashtag #AskAnArchivist. Take this opportunity to engage via your personal and/or institutional Twitter accounts and to respond to questions posed directly to you or more generally to all participants.

    Questions will vary widely, from the silly (What do archivists talk about around the water cooler?) to the practical (What should I do to be sure that my emails won’t get lost?), but each question will be an opportunity to share more about our work and our profession with the public. 

    Between now and October 3:

    PROMOTE #AskAnArchivist Day among your users and constituents via your institution’s website, Twitter account, blog, newsletter, and any other mediums available to you. Click here for the public announcement (and feel free to pick up language from it for your own promotions). Memes are a great way to drum up excitement and are easily created through an online meme generator. Check out examples of previous promotional “Philosoraptor” memes here and here.

    For additional inspiration on what your promotion of #AskAnArchivist Day might look like, check out what your peers have done:

    And these great examples of museums' promotions of #AskACurator Day:

    Examples of possible Twitter promotion:

    • Happy #AskAnArchivist Day! Our archivists are waiting for YOUR questions. Tag us at @TWITTERHANDLE and use #AskAnArchivist.
    • Archivists at @TWITTERHANDLE are gearing up for #AskAnArchivist Day on October 3! Literally—documents and photo boxes stacked and waiting!

    ENCOURAGE the public to use #AskAnArchivist and your institution’s Twitter handle (e.g., @smithsonian) when asking questions so you won’t miss any that are intended for you and so we will be able to track questions and answers to measure overall participation.

    TALK to your staff and colleagues to develop a plan for responding to tweets throughout the day.  Will one person respond to all tweets?  Will you share the task? Will individuals sign up for time slots and let the public know who will be available when?

    Here’s one example:

    • During #AskACurator Day, one person at the Indianapolis Museum of Art was selected to monitor both the general hashtag and tweets sent directly to @imamuseum. When direct questions came in or interesting general questions were posed via the hashtag, the designated monitor sent the questions to participating curators via email. The curators (and their archivist!) replied with their answers, and the monitor posted all answers from the @imamuseum Twitter account. 

    CREATE an institutional Twitter account if you don’t already have one. #AskAnArchivist Day and American Archives Month are both great opportunities to start one! Get started here.

    And if an institutional Twitter account is not an option for you, answer questions from your personal Twitter account! If your institutional affiliation and job title are not already listed on your profile, be sure to add that for the duration of #AskAnArchivist Day.

    TWEET and GREET! Take advantage of this opportunity to join with archivists from around the country to talk to and hear directly from the public on October 3.

    If you plan to participate, please email SAA Editorial and Production Coordinator Abigail Christian with your Twitter handle so we can add you to the 2018 list of participants.

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