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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

  • 29 Nov 2018 1:19 PM | Rachael Woody (Administrator)

    Now Accepting Submissions for The Sound Archivist, email: seattle.area.archivists@gmail.com with anything you'd like to contribute!

  • 29 Nov 2018 1:15 PM | Rachael Woody (Administrator)

    Wednesday, December 5th

    Optimism Brewing

    Join us at Optimism Brewing for some informal chatter and Winter ales. 

    RSVP Here

  • 27 Nov 2018 2:43 PM | Rachael Woody (Administrator)

    Original Post: http://www.spokanetribe.com/job-description?id=1016


    Vacancy Ann. # STOI-18-093
    Location WELLPINIT, WA
    Rate of Pay $21.00 - $23.00 PER HOUR
    Opening Date MAY 17, 2018
    Closing Date OPEN UNTIL FILLED

    SUMMARY:  The collections manager is under the direct supervision of the Preservation Manager, and is responsible for the day to day management, supervision and curation of tribal and federally owned collections, associated records, photographs and other archival materials received and held at the STI preservation repository.  This position will have daily supervision over the assistant collections manager.


    • Protection and preservation of museum objects
    • Monitor and record environmental data (% RH, temperature, dust and gaseous pollution,  and/or other inherent vice on a daily basis
    • Oversee/supervises of assistant Collections Manager
    • Inspects and records the conditions of the objects
    • Facilitate the annual physical inventory of all objects as per Bureau of Reclamation policies and procedures
    • Participates in information gathering for the collections management report due at the end of  the year, as one of the BPA/BOR management task (task numbers will change each fiscal year)
    • Administer loan and gift agreements and associated correspondences
    • Directs and tracks internal object movement and object handling for loaned collections and permanent collections
    • Assists/monitors researchers and contractors in the collections storage area
    • Plans and executes collections care, and minimal facility management for the collections building
    • Supervise and trains staff on collections procedure
    • Assists with background historical research for on/off reservation projects
    • Able to assist the Principal Investigator with their field season when needed
    • Communication and organizations skills to oversee and implement programs that work with individual, local, state and federal organizations


    •  Working knowledge of standard museum collections management practices and procedures,  including object handling and cataloguing
    • Experience using collections database, especially Re-discovery Proficio, and digital imaging equipment and photography techniques
    • Experience with audio/visual collections
    • Communication and organizational skills to oversee and implement programs that work with individuals, local, state, and federal organizations
    • Proficient with personal computers and associated software (e.g. Microsoft Office, social media, collections databases)


    •  Bachelor's degree in museum studies
    •  2 years experience working with collections (Native American artifacts, historical artifacts)  and  managing collections in a museum setting
    •  Valid Driver’s License, good driving record, tribally insurable 
    •  Able to work in various weather conditions; must be able to hike to remote sites if needed


    •  Education with a focus on Collections Management preferred
    •  Tribal repository experience preferred                           


    Applications Are Available In The Tribal Human Resources Department

    P.O. Box 206, Wellpinit, WA 99040

    OR, can be downloaded from our website: www.spokanetribe.com

    Contact:  Sabrina McCoy or Andrea Flett

    (509) 458-6583, FAX: (509) 458-6556

    E-mail: sabrina.mccoy@spokanetribe.com or andrea.flett@spokanetribe.com

    Applications Must Be Received In The Human Resources Department No Later Than

    4:30 p.m. On The Closing Date

    The Spokane Tribe Reserves The Right To Hire According

    To Its Indian Preference Policy

    Applicants May Be Subject To A Pre-Employment Drug Test

    Positions With The Spokane Tribe Are Subject To A 90-Day Orientation

  • 14 Nov 2018 12:43 PM | Rachael Woody (Administrator)

    Mapping Student Learning in the Archives

    This post comes from Erin Passehl Stoddart, Strategic Projects and Grants Development Librarian, University of Oregon.

    Erin Passehl Stoddart, past NWA president and former head of special collections and archives at the University of Idaho, recently wrote a blog post for the Academic Archivist, which is administered by SAA’s College and University Archives Section. The blog post looks at highlighting student worker learning and accomplishments at the administrative level through mapping job duties to professional standards and literacies and to campus learning outcomes. You can read the blog post at: https://academicarchivist.wordpress.com/2018/11/05/mapping-student-learning-in-the-archives/.

  • 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

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

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