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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

  • 15 Feb 2017 3:52 PM | Anonymous

    The Liberated Archive: A Forum for Envisioning and Implementing a Community-Based Approach to Archives will be held from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday, July 29, in conjunction with the Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon.

    Please submit proposals via email to liberatedarchive@archivists.org. Proposals must contain the following information

    For more information about The Liberated Archive, please visit: http://www2.archivists.org/am2017/program/call-for-proposals/liberated-archive-forum

  • 08 Feb 2017 9:10 AM | Anonymous

    From the The Josephine Forman Scholarship Subcommittee: 

    The application period for the 2017 Society of American Archivists Josephine Forman Scholarship is now open.  If you are an eligible graduate student in archival science, apply!  If you know of an eligible graduate student, please forward this information to that student with encouragement to submit an application! Applications must be submitted to SAA by February 28.

    The purpose of the Josephine Forman Scholarship is to provide financial support to minority students pursuing graduate education in archival science, to encourage students to pursue a career as an archivist, and to promote the diversification of the American archives profession. The scholarship is given to applicants who demonstrate excellent potential for scholastic and personal achievement and who manifest a commitment both to the archives profession and to advancing diversity concerns within it.

    The recipient of the award will receive a scholarship of $10,000. Awardees also may be invited to attend the annual meeting of the General Commission on Archives and History and/or the Quadrennial Historical Convocation, with funding provided by GCAH.


    The applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.

    ·         The applicant must be of American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander descent.

    ·         The applicant must be currently enrolled in a graduate program or a multi-course program in archival administration, or have applied to such a program for the next academic year.

    ·         The applicant shall have completed no more than half of the credit requirements toward her/his graduate degree at the time of the award (i.e., June 1).

    ·         The applicant must be enrolled in a graduate program and begin school no later than September 1 or the fall semester/quarter immediately following the award. 

    ·         Applicants may have full-time or part-time status.


    For more details or to download the application form please visit:


    The deadline to apply is February 28, 201


    The Josephine Forman Scholarship Subcommittee

    Elizabeth Nielsen (Chair), Oregon State University

    L. Dale Patterson, United Methodist Church Archives

    Jennifer Kinniff, Johns Hopkins University

                   Allyson Smally, University of Chicago

  • 03 Feb 2017 9:21 AM | Anonymous

    The NWA Native American Collections Roundtable is offering three $500 Conference Scholarships this year! Please note that you do not need to be a current NWA member to apply.

    One of the main goals for the NWA Native American Collections Roundtable (NACR) is to actively reach out and invite Native American tribes and organizations to participate in the Northwest Archivists conference. In support of this effort, the NACR has three $500 scholarships available to promote the professional development of tribal members engaged in the archival profession and/or non-tribal members working for a tribal archive in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho or Montana. The NWA conference will be held May 17-19 in Boise, ID. In addition to the scholarship funds to attend the conference, all awardees will be given 1 year of membership with Northwest Archivists. Past scholarship winners are welcome to apply.

    See here for more information http://northwestarchivistsinc.wildapricot.org/nacr-scholarship

  • 02 Feb 2017 4:43 PM | Anonymous

    A message from Conor Casey: 

    The Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Unconference and Workshops, a project of the Reference, Access and Outreach Section of the Society of American Archivists, urgently seeks a host site in Portland for the week of the SAA Conference in July. Can you help the unconference organizers find a suitable Portland venue?

    The TPS Unconference is a free, inclusive (open to non-SAA members as well as non-archivists), full-day event held alongside the official pay-to-play SAA annual conference. We are seeking a free or almost free host space that can accommodate 100-150 participants. Our target date is Wednesday, July 26, but we can be flexible.

    It doesn’t have to be luxurious, just a space where people who teach with primary sources can gather to share ideas and learn from each other. Schools, museums, libraries, and community or religious buildings are all possibilities. We can supply you with further specifications.

    Please send venue leads and offers to TeachWithStuff@gmail.com

    For a better sense of what the TPS Unconference and Workshops are all about, we invite you to visit the site we created for the Atlanta TPS Unconference in August: http://teachwithstuff.org/tps-unconference-2016aug-atlanta/

    Thank you and we look forward to working with and meeting you all next summer!



  • 01 Feb 2017 8:28 AM | Anonymous

    The Academy of Certified Archivists’ (ACA) early bird application deadline is February 15, 2017 and comes with a reduced exam fee of $25.00. The predetermined locations for the July 26, 2017 exam are Portland, OR (SAA Site); Albuquerque, NM; Annapolis, MD; Chattanooga, TN; Des Moines, IA; and San Jose, CA. There are also pick-your-site locations wherever 3 early bird or 5 regular applicants wish to take it.

    To learn more about certification, please visit http://www.certifiedarchivists.org/get-certified/.

    The Academy of Certified Archivists, which the Society of American Archivists founded in 1989, is an independent, nonprofit certifying organization of professional archivists. Individual members qualify for certification by meeting a series of defined professional standards and must demonstrate continuing professional commitment to remain certified.  The Academy identifies and promotes understanding of archival goals, ethics, and standards. To learn more about the ACA, visit http://www.certifiedarchivists.org/.

  • 18 Jan 2017 11:21 AM | Anonymous

    A message from the NWA Professional Development, Education, and Awards Committee: 

    The NWA Professional Development, Education, and Awards Committee is currently seeking applications for a number of scholarships and awards.

    • The At-large Student Scholarship serves as a resource for students from the NWA Regions who are enrolled in an archives graduate program of an accredited institution. The scholarship provides $500 which the student may use towards developing their interest in archives administration as a career choice, through such means as research projects, unpaid internships and attendance at related conferences, seminars, workshops, institutes or other educational opportunities. For detailed guidelines and information on how to apply, please visit northwestarchivist.org/studentscholarship. Up to three awards will be given.
    • The Professional Development Scholarship is intended as a resource for colleagues currently engaged in the archival profession who are self-employed or receive inadequate employer-provided assistance. The scholarship provides $500 to promote the professional development of practicing regional archivists, by such means as attendance of workshops, institutes, conferences or other training opportunities. For detailed guidelines and information on how to apply, please visit http://northwestarchivists.org/profdevscholarship. One award will be given.
    • The Retirement Recognition Award is intended to honor NWA members who have retired during the year between annual meetings. Similarly, the Merle W. Wells / John F. Guido Distinguished Service Award is an occasional honor intended to recognize NWA members who have made significant, sustained contributions to the activities and welfare of the association, or institutions that support the goals of NWA through service to the association. Both awards are non-monetary. For detailed guidelines and information on how to nominate an individual, please visit http://northwestarchivists.org/resources/Pictures/Retirement%20App.pdf.
    The Student and Professional Development scholarship applications must either be postmarked or e-mailed by March 1, 2017. Retirement award applications should either be postmarked or e-mailed by May 1, 2017 to ensure the nominee’s recognition at the 2017 NWA Annual Conference. Submit applications, verify receipt of your application, or direct any questions to Anneliese Warhank at awarhank@mt.gov.
  • 03 Jan 2017 8:42 AM | Anonymous

    Hi everyone, 

    Just a reminder that your submissions for the Winter issue of Easy Access are due by January 9th! Please send your content to nwa.publications@gmail.com. Tell the membership about all the cool stuff your repository has been up to! 

  • 30 Dec 2016 8:29 AM | Anonymous

    The deadline for submission of CIMA/NWA 2017 presentation proposals is rapidly approaching! Make it your New Year's resolution to submit by Friday January 6th! Submit your proposals here. Consult the NWA conference webpage for additional information. 

  • 29 Dec 2016 9:08 AM | Anonymous

    The CIMA/NWA 2017 Annual Meeting webpage is now live! Follow the link for more information about proposal submissions, registration, the conference hotel, and more. More information will be added as it becomes available. 

    Can't wait to see you all in Boise! 

  • 20 Dec 2016 4:32 PM | Anonymous

    A message from the Joint Program Committee: 

    The joint Program Committee has identified some options for SAA pre-conference workshops we will offer before our joint annual meeting in May. All workshops will be held on Wednesday, May 17. Please take a moment to share your opinion: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PK2CT38. The survey will close on January 6, 2017.

Please contact Colleen Needham (Communications Chair) with any questions. 

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