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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

  • 27 Jan 2012 1:34 PM | Deleted user

    The Program Committee is seeking proposals for a special session dedicated to poster displays created by both archives and cultural heritage professionals and students. The Poster Session will showcase research that is completed or underway; discuss interesting collections with which professionals or students have worked; report on archives, records projects, or exhibits that submitters have contributed to or are currently working on (e.g. historic preservation, outreach projects, multi-disciplinary projects, collaboration, successful internship project). Posters should be designed as an inspiring visual exploration of work or research related to the archival and cultural heritage fields.

    Posters will be presented on Friday, April 27, 2012, during the morning and afternoon breaks. Participants will be expected to register for and attend the conference. A half-price registration fee is available for full-time students. 

    Proposals are due on Friday, February 24, 2012. Click here for more information. 

  • 25 Jan 2012 1:50 PM | Deleted user

    Established in 1989, this award honors an individual, institution, or organization that promotes greater public awareness, appreciation, or support of archival activities or programs. Note that nominees must be from outside the archives profession. Individuals directly involved in archival work, either as paid or volunteer staff, or institutions or organizations directly responsible for an archival program are not eligible for this award.

    The individual's or institution’s contributions may take the form of:

    •  advocacy,
    •  publicity,
    •  legislation,
    •  financial support,
    •  or a similar action that fosters archival work or raises public consciousness of the importance of archival work.
    Contributions should have broad, long-term impact at the regional level or beyond. Up to three awards may be given each year.

    This award is named in honor of historian J. Franklin Jameson, who labored for more than 25 years to establish the U.S. National Archives.
    For more details, see the SAA Awards Competition webpage, which includes the nomination form, and the J. Franklin Jameson Archival Advocacy Award page (includes list of previous winners) in the SAA Handbook.

    All nominations shall be submitted to SAA by February 28 of each year. Send 6 copies of the completed form (including an documentation) to:

    J. Franklin Jameson Archival Advocacy Award Subcommittee
    Society of American Archivists
    17 North State Street, Suite 1425
    Chicago IL 60602-4061

    Questions? Contact the Chair of the J. Franklin Jameson Archival Advocacy Award Subcommittee, which this year is Lynn Eaton of Duke University.
  • 24 Jan 2012 1:59 PM | Deleted user


    We will be hosting a testing session for those interested in becoming Certified Archivists in Bozeman, Montana.  This is part of the Academy of Certified Archivists’ “Pick Your Site” program which allows the exam to be given in any city selected by at least 5 applicants. The Academy conducts these exam sessions throughout the country for applicants who meet a series of defined professional standards (For more information, see www.certifiedarchivists.org). This is an excellent opportunity to take the test at a location near you and significantly reduce travel costs.

    Here are some of the details:


          Renne Library, Montana State University, Bozeman

          1501 South 11th Avenue

          Bozeman, Montana

    Date of Testing Session:

          Wednesday, August 8, 2012

    Deadline for Application:

          May 12, 2012

    Instructions for Application

    An application for the test is attached to this email.  Please fill it out according to the instructions on the form.  Remember to select “Pick You Site” and write-in “Montana State University, Bozeman” in the space provided.  The ACA will notify all approved candidates and send follow-on information such as instructions and directions to the testing site.

    When you’ve completed the application and submitted it, please email me at shawn_bawden@nps.gov.  We need a minimum of five applicants in order to administer the exam.

    Hope to hear from you soon and good luck!


    Francis Shawn Bawden, MLIS

    Archives Technician

    Yellowstone National Park


    406-848-9958 fax

  • 24 Jan 2012 1:56 PM | Deleted user

    The 26th annual Western Archives Institute will be held at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, July 8 – 20, 2012.  The Western Archives Institute is an intensive, two-week program that provides integrated instruction in basic archival practices to individuals with a variety of backgrounds, including those whose jobs require a fundamental understanding of archival skills, but who have little or no previous archives education; those who have expanding responsibility for archival materials; those who are practicing archivists but have not received formal instruction; and those who demonstrate a commitment to an archival career.

    The Institute also features site visits to historical records repositories and a diverse curriculum that includes history and development of the profession, theory and terminology, records management, appraisal, arrangement, description, manuscripts acquisition, archives and the law, photographs, preservation administration, reference and access, outreach programs, and managing archival programs and institutions.

    Thomas Wilsted has graciously agreed to serve as Principle Faculty Member for the 2012 Institute. Wilsted has been an archivist for more than forty years.  During his career, he has worked at the Illinois State Historical Library, the National Library of New Zealand, The Salvation Army Archives and Research Center, and the American Heritage Center at the University of Wyoming before retiring from the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center at the University of Connecticut in 2008.  He is currently the principal at Wilsted Consulting, and is the author of Managing Archival and Manuscript Repositories (SAA, 1991) and Planning New and Remodeled Archival Facilities (SAA, 2007), and co-editor of Archival and Special Collections Facilities: Guidelines for Archivists, Librarians, Architects, and Engineers (SAA, 2010).   He taught archives administration at the University of Wyoming and the University of Connecticut as well as numerous workshops for the Society of American Archivists.  Mr. Wilsted is a member of the Academy of Certified Archivists and a Fellow of the Society of American Archivists.

    Tuition for the Institute is $700 and includes a selection of archival publications. Other non-negotiable fees including program transportation, facility fees, opening dinner, and luncheon at the closing program will be available in early February.  Housing and meal plans are available at additional cost.

    The application deadline for the 2012 Western Archives Institute is March 30, 2012. For additional program information, see http://www.calarchivists.org/WAI, or contact:

    For additional information, contact:


    Western Archives Institute

    1020 O Street

    Sacramento, CA 95814

    Telephone: (916) 653–7715

    Fax: (916) 653–7134E-mail: ArchivesWeb@sos.ca.gov

  • 18 Apr 2011 3:27 PM | Terry Baxter
    My CA Colleagues,

    Please help the ACA out by volunteering a bit of your time to sit at the ACA booth during the conference in Helena later this week. We (I) need people to hand out pamphlets, chat with people and answer questions. Pretty straightforward stuff. The added bonus is that you can count your service towards your re-certification.

    Please contact me ASAP so I can work out a schedule.


    Diana Banning
  • 25 Jan 2011 11:22 AM | Terry Baxter

    Students looking for financial assistance, this is for you. The Society of American Archivists (SAA) will award up to two Mosaic ScholarshipsJosephine Forman Scholarships, and F. Gerald Ham Scholarships (that’s six scholarships!) in 2011 to students pursuing graduate education in archival science. To learn about eligibility and application requirements, visit www2.archivists.org/recognition. The application deadline is February 28, 2011.


    Questions? Contact Jenny Schooley, jschooley@archivists.org.

  • 01 Sep 2010 1:39 PM | Deleted user
    The Reference, Access, and Outreach Section (RAO) of the Society of
    American Archivists seeks volunteers for at least one unpaid internship
    for 2010-2011. (Two interns were selected for the pilot of this program
    in 2009-2010, and a report about the internship is available online on
    the RAO page of the SAA website -
    )  The intent of the internship is to provide an opportunity for a
    current graduate student or an archivist with less than three years
    experience in the profession to be actively involved in and observe the
    activities of the Section. The intern's responsibilities will involve
    general communications and governance, but may include other Section
    initiatives based on the interests and needs of the intern and the
    Section. The intern will serve from the time of selection through the
    2011 SAA Annual Meeting. (Attendance at the 2011 Annual Meeting is not

    Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in archives, as evidenced
    by their employment, volunteering, internships, and/or coursework. Also
    important are attention to detail, good organizational and communication
    skills, flexibility, and a sense of humor.

    Responsibilities will include the following:

      * Communicate with RAO Steering Committee members regarding ongoing
    business, projects, concerns, etc.
      * Participate in RAO projects, working groups, sub-committees, etc.
    as appropriate. Topics may include: needs identified through the RAO
    meeting discussion groups; ongoing projects of the section (such as
    National History Day, impact of MPLP upon users and reference
    archivists, Web 2.0/social media education for archivists, teaching
    about primary sources); or other identified priorities of the section.
      * Monitor the RAO blog and Facebook group for potential
    improvements, revisions and/or corrections, posts or comments requiring
      * Assist RAO Webmaster as needed, particularly as SAA continues its
    transition to Drupal to support its online presence.

    To apply for the RAO Section internship, please submit your resume and a
    cover letter detailing your reasons for interest in the internship,
    including potential topics of interest, to RAO Chair Jim Gerencser
    (gerencse@dickinson.edu <mailto:gerencse@dickinson.edu>) by September 15.

    Jim Gerencser
    RAO Chair
  • 17 Aug 2010 4:25 PM | Deleted user
    Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS)

    September 30, 2010 * 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    Portland, Oregon

    William E. Landis  (Instructor)

    Get an in-depth, practical consideration of the key concepts and descriptive elements in Describing Archives: A Content Standard, the U.S. standard. Explore strategies for incorporating this standard into workflows for accessioning, arrangement, and description through discussions and hands-on work with a variety of exercises, culminating in a DACS-based analysis of existing finding aids. This workshop, a basic introduction to the standard, focuses on application of DACS rules and concepts, which participants can apply to repository processes and descriptive outputs.

    See the SAA page for more details:

  • 08 Jul 2010 9:03 AM | Joshua Zimmerman

    If you were a member last year or even the year before, you're probably in our system and don't have to register again. 

    Instead of starting a new member application, log into the system with your email address and password.  If you don't have a password, click here to set one up. If you have one and forget it, click the "forget password" link and it will be sent to your email address. If you can't what email you used for your membership, please email: nwa.membership@gmail.com.

    1.) Login using your email and password at the lower left hand corner of the page (in the light green box).



    Once you are logged in your name will display on the lower left hand corner of the page.



    2.) Click "View profile." You should then see your profile page.


    3.) Under the section called Membership Details, click the "Renew until 1 July 2015" button to renew your membership for the current year.


    The website will take you through a number of steps, including updating your profile information.  If no information needs to be updated, click the "Next" button in the lower right corner of the screen. 


    4.) Then, you must choose between two payment options. 


    ONLINE OPTION If you choose to pay online, please select the “Online” option under “Payment.” You will be redirected to the Northwest Archivists PayPal site. You can pay through your own PayPal account OR click on 'credit card payment' (small link on the left). 


    MANUAL OPTION If you choose to pay with a check, select the “Manual” option and mail your payment to Joshua Zimmerman at the address provided.


    If you have any trouble, please don't hesitate to email the membership coordinator (nwa.membership@gmail.com)


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

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