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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

  • 05 Feb 2019 3:29 PM | Rachael Woody (Administrator)

    2019 MONTANA SHRAB Student Archivist Program

    Student Application

    The Montana State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB) is pleased to announce the continuation of an on-site assistance program for cultural heritage institutions in Montana.  A graduate level student archivist will be chosen to provide up to 400 hours of archival project assistance to one Montana heritage institution over the summer of 2019 (June to September). The student will provide assistance based on specific goals set by the institution and may include archival surveying, processing, cataloging, basic conservation, archival basics training, creation of finding aids and creation of online inventory/content access options. This is a paid internship ($5,000) consisting of 400 hours, completed over the summer of 2019 (June to September). 

    The work will be based on a project selected by the host institution (not yet selected).  Based on the project, MHS staff will provide training for both the institution and the student.  Past projects have required instruction on state records management laws, PastPerfect cataloging, preservation work (cleaning, repairing and encapsulation).  The student is also mentored each week by a member of our SHRAB who helps with that weeks issues and provides information about the profession and their own areas of expertise. 

    This program is made possible through a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

    Please see the application for additional details.

  • 05 Feb 2019 9:49 AM | Rachael Woody (Administrator)

    The Oregon State University Libraries Special Collections and Archives Research Center (SCARC) is pleased to announce that applications are once again being solicited for its Resident Scholar Program.

    Now in its twelfth year, the Resident Scholar Program provides research grants to scholars interested in conducting work in SCARC. Stipends of $2,500 per month, renewable for up to three months (for a total maximum grant award of $7,500), will be awarded to researchers whose proposals detail a compelling potential use of the materials held in the Center. Grant monies can be used for any purpose.

    Researchers will be expected to conduct their scholarly activities while in residence at Oregon State University. Historians, librarians, graduate, doctoral or post-doctoral students and independent scholars are welcome to apply. The deadline for submitting proposals is April 30, 2019.

    Please visit the program information page at http://bit.ly/scarcresidentscholar for more information about the program and our collecting areas.

    Contact Chris Petersen, Senior Faculty Research Assistant, at chris.petersen@oregonstate.edu with questions.

  • 05 Feb 2019 9:44 AM | Rachael Woody (Administrator)

    Oscar Mueller Collection Project:  This internship opportunity involves continuing processing work on the Mueller Family Papers, including photographic collection processing, and digitization/digital curation of paper records.  Oscar Mueller, an attorney by trade, was also an amateur archaeologist and local historian in the Lewistown area of Montana.  The collection includes correspondence, financial records, legal documents, and subject files focusing on regional history related to industries such as mining, ranching, law, forest management, medicine, regional history. The collection also includes extensive collection of photographs dating back to the 1860s. 

    The Mueller internship will include training as required by MHS photograph archivist’s staff:

    • Care and handling of historic photos
    • Identification and description of photographic processes and formats
    • Creation of MARC records (internal standards) and EAD format inventories/finding aid
    • Upload of photographs into ContentDM based catalog (per consortium guidelines)
    • Digitization of archival documents (per internal standard) and upload to ContentDM system

    This is a paid internship ($5,000) consisting of 400 hours, completed over the summer of 2019 (June to September).  The intern will serve as mentor and supervisor of an Montana undergraduate history student.  Deadline is February 21, 2019.  Please see the application for additional details.

  • 05 Feb 2019 9:33 AM | Rachael Woody (Administrator)

    The application period for SAA's 2019 Josephine Forman Scholarship is now open!

    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. Also included is complimentary registration to the SAA Annual Meeting in the year in which the scholarship is received.


    ·  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 and application information please visit: http://www2.archivists.org/governance/handbook/section12-forman


    The deadline to apply is February 28, 2019.

  • 04 Feb 2019 11:09 AM | Rachael Woody (Administrator)

    The Position: 

    The Archival Assistant assists with processing university and manuscript collections, including accessioning, arrangement and description, and preservation of materials in all formats. Expands access to archival collections by encoding finding aids using Encoded Archival Description (EAD) for contribution to the Archives West consortium and. Provides outreach and exhibits support by designing, installing, and planning for library and community displays and events, and assists in patron reference service, including assisting with orders and inquiries May train and supervise student processing assistants. Performs other related duties as assigned.

    The Archival Assistant is responsible for working with the Head of Special Collections and Archives and the Archivist with accessioning materials; processing archives and manuscripts in all formats within the repository; using arrangement and description plans to achieve physical and contextual control over the materials; noting collections or parts of a collection to be digitized; contributing to the Archives and Manuscripts Processing Manual; assisting with training and supervising student assistants in archival processing, filing, and shelving; and keeping shelves and storage areas clean and orderly.

    For More information and to apply: https://uidaho.peopleadmin.com/postings/25079

  • 15 Jan 2019 2:56 PM | Rachael Woody (Administrator)

    Willamette University Processing Archivist & Records Manager - view and apply here.

    Review of applications will begin February 1, 2019.

    • Attention Current Willamette University Employees: In order to apply for posted positions, please close this window and log into your Workday account and apply through the Career worklet.

      Instructions for Applicants:

      Please read the following carefully before beginning the online application process.

      To be considered for employment at Willamette University, please complete our online employment application. Your application and all required attachments -- listed at the bottom of the page -- must be submitted for each individual job post that you are interested in applying for. If there is an application deadline, please ensure that your application is submitted by the deadline. Once you submit your application you will not be able to edit your application.

      Position Summary:

      Assists in the operation of the Archives and Special Collections unit with emphasis on processing collections, overseeing Willamette's records management program, and working with archival technology tools. Provides research services for collections.


      • Responsible for processing archival collections. Arranges, preserves and creates original descriptions for collections; determines processing priorities in concert with University Archivist; supervises student workers and interns assisting in processing projects; creates accession records or inventories as needed.
      • Responsible for implementing and overseeing Willamette's records management program. Works with units across campus to organize and deposit their materials; assists units in the transfer, retention, or destruction of their records; coordinates and provides records management training for departmental liaisons. Manages the archiving of the University's website using Archive-It.
      • Participates with the University Archivist and with the Libraries' Systems unit in the planning, implementation, and use of technology for archival collections. Responsible for the creation of metadata, including supervision of archival assistant and student workers assisting on metadata projects; responsible for creation and maintenance of finding aids in ArchivesSpace adhering to DACS and best practices; assists in the development and maintenance of the archives' web presence (presentation and content).
      • Assists with archiving of born digital material in consultation with Libraries' Systems unit.
      • Provides reference and in-depth research consultation. Acts as back-up problem solver for complex questions for staff providing archives reference. May provide instruction in relation to archival research.
      • Responsible for the unit's Disaster Recovery Plan and Preparedness Kit.
      • Responsible for the operations of the unit in the absence of the University Archivist.
      • Participates in the Orbis Cascade Alliance initiatives and the broader archives community as appropriate.
      • Assists in the fabrication of departmental exhibits.
      • Facilitates a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
      • Other duties as assigned.


      • Master's degree from an ALA accredited library or information science program with a concentration in archival studies and/or records management or Master's degree in a related field with coursework in archives and/or records management.
      • Continuing professional development required.
      • Demonstrated experience appraising, arranging, describing, and preserving archival collections required. Familiarity with principles of records management required.
      • Familiarity with EAD required.
      • Microsoft desktop applications essential.
      • Thorough knowledge of archives theory, practice, and standards. 
      • Demonstrated knowledge of ethical practices and evidence of ability to appropriately handle confidential information.
      • Basic knowledge of records management practice. 
      • Evidence of ability to exercise good professional judgment.
      • Demonstrated attention to detail.   
      • Ability to interact and communicate effectively with colleagues, students, and researchers. 
      • Ability to represent the university professionally to on- and off-campus communities.


      • Experience with archival management systems, such as ArchivesSpace, Archivematica, and Archive-It. 
      • Two years of professional experience.  
      • Familiarity with digital asset management systems and digital repository technologies.  


      Monday – Friday 8 am to 5 pm.


      Position occasionally requires reaching outward and above the shoulder and climbing, crawling, squatting, kneeling, and/or bending. Positional occasionally requires lifting and/or carrying up to 50 lbs. and pushing or pulling up to 50 lb.

      You will need to upload the following two documents as part of your application materials in the "My Experience" section:

      • Cover letter addressing the required/desired qualifications and presenting any other applicant characteristics which deserve emphasis
      • Current Resume

      Incomplete applications will not be considered.

  • 22 Dec 2018 12:12 PM | Rachael Woody (Administrator)

    Would anyone like to join a roundtable/panel discussion of how to resist burnout during a job search? If so, please contact:

    Marissa Hiller



    Working Title : “Resisting Burnout: Or How Not to Go Insane During a Job Search.”

    Searching for jobs can be stressful and as archivists we’re often encouraged to keep move forward to find the perfect match. Using the format of a panel discussion or round table participants will share their experience of self-care (or not!) during a job search. Afterwards we will break into a larger group discussion and come up with self-care methods to put in place. 

  • 22 Dec 2018 12:11 PM | Rachael Woody (Administrator)

    Join the Annual Meeting of the Polk County Historical Society in Rickreall on Saturday, January 19th at 1:30 pm. Highlights include a keynote address by Tom Branigar about his time working at the Eisenhower Library. January is the 100th anniversary of the death of President Theodore Roosevelt who helped set up the filing system that is currently used in the White House. 

    For more information, see www.polkcountyhistoricalsociety.org

  • 29 Nov 2018 1:21 PM | Rachael Woody (Administrator)

    Craft + Brew with the Washington State Historical Society

    December 6, 2018. 7-10PM.
    Get your tickets online today!

    Not only is this your last chance to see the exhibition Make/Do, it’s also your last chance to fit in a History After Hours event in 2018! Try your hand at many different maker projects as well as taste a variety of beers crafted by breweries throughout the state.  Learn about each style of craft beer along with its historical significance to the area while creating your own works of art. You can even make your own wrapping paper to share your works as holiday gifts!

    21+ program
    $20 pre-registration, $25 at the door.

  • 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!

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

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