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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

  • 14 Jun 2019 1:13 PM | Rachael Woody

    Sessions of Interest to Archives at PNLA 2019

    The 2019 Pacific Northwest Library Association Conference (https://pnla.org/conference/) held in Spokane, Washington - August 7th-9th will have some sessions of potential interest to NWA members including:  

    For more information on the 2019 PNLA Conference -- please visit the conference website: https://pnla.org/conference/

  • 18 May 2019 10:58 AM | Rachael Woody

    As of May 16, 2019 all NWA job posts shared on the website and via social media channels must meet the NWA Policy for Acceptable Job Postings.

    The following three rules must be adhered to for job postings to be shared on the NWA website and through NWA social media channels:

    1. NWA will only post jobs, internships, and volunteer positions in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.

    2. Positions must have a salary or salary range listed.

    3. Unpaid positions are discouraged. If an internship is unpaid then it must adhere to the United States Department of Labor's Internship Programs Under the Fair Labor Standards Act and follow the Society of American Archivists' Best Practices for Internships as a Component of Graduate Archival Education. Volunteer positions must follow the Society of American Archivists' Best Practices for Volunteers in Archives.

    If the job post is found to be in violation of the US Labor laws, or is otherwise in violation of professional best practices, the organization will be notified and the job post will be rejected.

  • 18 May 2019 10:39 AM | Rachael Woody

    The Oregon Historical Society is currently accepting applications for two Oral History Indexers. 

     The Oral History Indexer creates indexes compliant with the Oregon Historical Society (OHS) guidelines from audio recorded oral history interviews to enhance access to the OHS sound recording collection. 

    • We're looking for candidates who are quick learners, who can work independently, and are able to create concise and easily digestible synopses of complex topics. 
    • This is an ideal position for a library science or history student.

     Both positions are part-time, non-exempt with a schedule of approximately 18 hours per week for a fixed term of one year from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020. The positions are not eligible for benefits. No relocation assistance is available.

    Please see 

    https://ohs.applicantpro.com/jobs/1083782.html for the job description and application instructions. 

    Questions should be directed to Human.Resources@ohs.org.

    Shawna Gandy

    Library Director

    Oregon Historical Society

  • 09 May 2019 10:03 AM | Rachael Woody

    Workshop: the history, preservation, and access to Braille and additional formats produced by and for people who are blind.

    1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, June 7

    Washington State School for the Blind

    2214 E 13th St  Vancouver, WA 98661

    Fries Auditorium in the Old Main Blg.

    Presenter: Lisa Sisco from the North Carolina State Archives

    Description: This workshop will explore issues surrounding the preservation of and access to archival records (and recordings!) produced by and for people who are blind. The history of tactile systems, preservation challenges and solutions, and access efforts will be covered during this 4-hour workshop. The workshop will also serve as a space to openly discuss the creation of universal guidelines for the preservation of Braille.

    There is limited seating, so we are requesting that people register through the following link: https://wsu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8CSN4sUtbagyO0d

  • 08 May 2019 9:55 AM | Rachael Woody

    You do NOT have to be an SAA Member to respond.

    In response to recent discussions of policy, an ad hoc working group of SAA section leaders are considering a proposal to SAA Council to require that job postings include salary information. As an initial step, we have created a short survey to gauge the level of member support (or lack thereof) for this requirement in various situations. The survey has five questions; it will take 2 to 10 minutes to complete, and will be live until 11:59 PM on Monday, May 20, 2019. 

    Survey link: harvard.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_efCj42MurbrLAj3

  • 02 May 2019 4:49 PM | Rachael Woody

    Dear Fellow Archivists,

    On behalf of the Portland Alliance for Response, you are cordially invited to an open house event on Monday, May 20th at 6:00pm to learn more about collaborative disaster preparedness efforts in the Portland Metro area. 

    According to a 2018 study, Oregon non-profits exhibited low levels of disaster preparedness. The Portland Alliance for Response (PAR) is a network of cultural institutions and emergency managers that aim to safeguard arts and cultural resources through effective communication and coordination of disaster preparedness and emergency response efforts. Thanks to a Performing Arts Readiness grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, we’re ready to expand our network and are reaching out to local arts and culture organizations, including archives, museums, and libraries. We hope you’ll join us!

    Immediately following the open house, attendees will also receive two complimentary tickets to attend the Monday evening Oregon Symphony performance featuring vocalist Storm Large performing Weill’s Seven Deadly Sins.

    WHO: For Leaders or representatives of local arts organizations, archives, museums, and libraries

    WHEN/WHERE: Monday, May 20, 2019

    6:00pm Open House at Hatfield Hall, 1111 SW Broadway Ave

    7:30pm concert, directly across the street at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

    RSVP: Please RSVP by May 13th via email to:  parsteeringcommittee@gmail.com

    We hope you can join us!


    The Steering Committee for the Portland Alliance for Response


    Shawna Gandy

    Oregon Historical Society


    Please contact me if you have any questions.

  • 01 May 2019 9:03 AM | Rachael Woody

    Part-Time Digital Archivist

    Come be a part of the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM) team. Our mission is to transform healthcare by educating highly skilled and compassionate practitioners, providing exemplary patient care, and engaging in innovative research within a community of service and healing.

    A nonprofit founded in 1983, OCOM is the preeminent college of acupuncture and Chinese medicine in the United States, offering master’s and doctoral degree programs. OCOM consists of about 250 students and 100 full/part-time faculty and staff. Our state-of-the-art campus is a LEED Gold certified remodel of a historic hotel building in downtown (Old Town Chinatown) Portland. There is easy access to the MAX Light Rail, other mass transit, and bicycle routes. The beautiful Willamette River and Tom McCall Park are just a block away.

    We are seeking a Digital Archivist. This is a half-time, temporary (1-year) grant funded position. The College is located in Portland, Oregon; the successful candidate may have the option of working remotely. Hourly pay rate is $24.50 - $27.50, depending on experience and abilities. This position is funded through the 2020 fiscal year, beginning July 1, 2019, and ending on June 30, 2020.

    Position Summary

    This position will oversee our LSTA-supported digital archive project, Kam Wah Chung: A Historical Archive of Chinese Medicine in Rural Oregon. This project includes creating an online archive of Chinese medical artifacts and other items from the Kam Wah Chung Heritage Site in John Day, Oregon, which have been cataloged and translated by OCOM students and faculty. Additionally, the Digital Archivist will manage the creation of a glossary, which will include Chinese characters, Pinyin, English, Latin (for herbs), and alternative spellings. This position will work closely with OCOM’s Director of Library Services, Integrative Medicine Practicum students and faculty, and work study employees in fulfilling this project.

    Required Education and Experience

    • Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program or an equivalent educational degree;
    • Professional experience in a research or academic library or related digital humanities environment;
    • Professional experience managing a digital collection or other digital library-related work.

    Preferred Education and Experience

    • Experience working with Omeka or an equivalent collections management system.

    Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Proficiency with cataloging and metadata standards, including Dublin Core and PMH-OAI harvesting methods;
    • Knowledge of digital preservation theory, standards, and best practices;
    • Familiarity with archival content management systems, and other relevant technologies and tools;
    • Demonstrated experience in project management;
    • Keen sense of curiosity and the ability to solve problems creatively;
    • Excellent written and in-person communication skills;
    • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a diverse community.

    Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Interest in or experience with Traditional Chinese Medicine or Chinese American history;
    • Proficiency in reading Chinese text;
    • Demonstrated experience processing archival records and born-digital content.

    To Apply

    Email cover letter and resume (.pdf format only) to HR@ocom.edu. Review of applications will begin on May 20th, 2019

    Link to original post: https://library.ocom.edu/jobs

  • 30 Apr 2019 2:13 PM | Rachael Woody

    Oregon Historical Society has TWO Project Assistant-Library Move positions open in the Research Library!  

    Are you interested in gaining experience to help launch your career in library and archives? The Project Assistant-Library Move is a task-focused, hands-on, physically demanding position supporting a large deadline-oriented project. This position offers great learning opportunities in library or archives-related work.

    The Project Assistant-Library Move provides assistance to the Project Archivist-Library Move and Library Move Team in executing a major library collections move, following established professional standards and OHS library procedures.

    This position is part-time, non-exempt with a schedule of approximately 15 hours per week for a fixed term of up to one year.  ($15/hour; no benefits).

    Please see the full posting at https://ohs.applicantpro.com/jobs/1067306.html

    Inquiries regarding this position should be directed to the Human Resources Manager,human.resources@ohs.org. Please do not contact other OHS staff.

  • 30 Apr 2019 2:11 PM | Rachael Woody

    Moving Image Preservation of Puget Sound (MIPOPS) has featured NWA member Hannah Palin! Please check out their blog for the post.

  • 30 Apr 2019 2:08 PM | Rachael Woody

    Moving Image Preservation of Puget Sound (MIPOPS) has featured NWA member Andrew Weaver! Please check out their blog for the post.

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