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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.
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"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.
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"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.
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Gates Archive Internship

Summary: Gates Archive is the private archive of the personal and philanthropic collections of our principals. Committed to creating a culture of learning and belonging, we are a team working to build an archive with a focus towards digital-forward processes.

Gates Archive is seeking two interns to gain experience working with archival materials. This opportunity is designed for interns to work with the Gates Archive team to acquire the skills essential for professional practice while contributing to the work of the organization. These are paid internships, scheduled to begin in July 2023 with full or part-time options. Interns will gain experience working in all archive program areas and may have the opportunity to complete a bounded project in an area of interest.

This position requires the ability to work onsite with our Seattle, WA based team with some flexible work from home days.

This position entails a background check.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each responsibility satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the core responsibilities.

Work closely with and under the direction of the Gates Archive team to:

  • ·         Learn about and support workflows for the acquisition, processing, digitization, preservation, and access of archival materials in all formats
  • ·         Learn about and support archive technologies and project management
  • ·         Build a culture of belonging across the organization in alignment with the organization’s diversity, equity, and inclusion goals
  • ·         Fulfill other organizational duties as required

Skills and Abilities:

  • ·         Must be able to work collegially and collaboratively
  • ·         Highly organized with strong attention to detail
  • ·         Ability to prioritize work, set goals and milestones, and meet deadlines
  • ·         Proficient with Microsoft Office; familiarity with SharePoint, content management systems, and business communication platforms
  • ·         Familiarity with modern archival theory, standards, and practices and their implementation, including appraisal methods, arrangement and description, preservation, and access
  • ·         Familiarity with common library and archive metadata and content standards (e.g., DACS, EAD, and AAT); familiarity with a variety of metadata standards
  • ·         Familiarity with information technologies used in special collections and archives environments (e.g., collection management, digital asset management, and digital preservation systems)
  • ·         Ability to handle sensitive/confidential information with a high level of discretion
  • ·         Ability to use discretion with communications and ensure security and confidentiality of all information. 

Education and Experience:

Enrolled in or a recent graduate of a program of graduate or undergraduate study in Archival Studies, Library & Information Science, or related field such as History, Public History, Communications, or Computer Science.

Pay rate: The hourly rate for this internship is $25.  Interns will be advanced 40 hours of sick time as of their date of hire. 

Deadline for applications: Review of applications will begin on April 6, 2023. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but priority will be given to applications received by the date the review begins.

To apply, submit a résumé and cover letter to careers@gatesarchive.com

Program Manager-Records Management, Sound Transit

Seattle, WA (must live in Washington, includes primarily remote work options)

Salary range: Salary range is $60k to $130k, with a midpoint of $95k.  New hires typically receive between minimum and midpoint, however, we may go slightly higher based on experience, internal equity and market.

Sound Transit builds and operates regional transit service in the urban areas of Pierce, King, and Snohomish Counties in the State of Washington. The Program Manager-Records Management manages programs of work related to the development and implementation of the agency's records and information management initiatives. Under limited direction and working with a team, develops and implements systems, services, and processes to secure official agency records and ensure actions for short term, long term, and permanent retention, disposition, and access. Develops and coordinates periodic program compliance reviews and devises strategies to maximize business effectiveness and legal compliance.

Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree in library science, archival science, business administration, public administration or closely related field and four years of experience in program support and project delivery with records management or enterprise content management projects to include exposure in content management, document management, or information architecture; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. Preferred Licenses or Certifications: ARMA or AIIM certification

Come join our team! Please click the link below for the full job announcement and instructions on how to apply: https://recruiting.ultipro.com/SOU1036SOUND/JobBoard/dcc5dbea-875e-4cd1-bfd2-8e046cecc54f/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=aca4be4a-9a7f-4dc6-9bb7-8842d7631553 

Digital Archives Specialist, Special Collections and Archives


Reed College seeks an organized and collaborative person to be our next Digital Archives Specialist, Digital Archives. This position builds and maintains digital collections of rare and unique materials, both digitized and born digital, for Special Collections and Archives in the Library. This position performs high-quality digitization according to accessibility and preservation standards, applies descriptive metadata, and uploads digital materials to discovery platforms. Collections include archival records and other materials comprising the historical and cultural records of Reed College, including theses, rare books, artists' books, early writing and printing, maps, photographs, and manuscripts. The Digital Archives Specialist works closely with other staff in the library and the college to implement best practices, develop workflows, and enable the discovery and use of digital collections.

*This position reports to the Director of Special Collections and Archives under the division of the Dean of the Faculty, and primarily works on campus interfacing with faculty, staff, and students.*

Reed College offers an exceptional benefits package, including comprehensive and cost-free medical and dental insurance for you, and a 60% discount on medical and dental insurance for your dependents, 403(b) retirement plan with a 10% employer contribution (after one year of service), educational assistance for employees and their children, 22 days of paid vacation, paid holidays, half-day Fridays in the summer, and many other campus amenities. This is a full-time, non-exempt role with work hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with a one-hour unpaid lunch. The hourly rate for this position is $21.63 - $24.00 per hour. 

Who You Are

  • You have experience with and are interested in archival practices and digital collection management. 
  • It’s a point of pride for you to always meet your deadlines.
  • You have exceptional organizational skills and excel in collaborative environments.
  • You pay close attention to details. 
  • You enjoy learning new technologies and making processes more efficient. 
  • You see the benefits of long term planning. 
  • You are self-aware and understand your own culture, identity, biases, prejudices, power, privilege, and stereotypes.  
  • You are committed to equity and it shows in your personal praxis and work. You yourself contribute an important aspect of diversity to your work environment, team, and projects.
  • You enjoy working on a team and have strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills.

What You’ll Do

  • Organizes and plans digital collection projects.
  • Creates and edits records in various content management systems, including ArchivesSpace and Reed Digital Collections (RDC).
  • Performs quality control on digital tasks such as Archive-It web crawls and email archiving.
  • Create, apply, and maintain metadata relating to digital items, adhering to best practices and standards.
  • Digitizes tangible materials according to appropriate archival and preservation standards.
  • Uploads digital materials to discovery platforms.
  • Develops and manages workflows related to electronic thesis submission and existing digital workflows.
  • Collaborates with the special collections and archives staff to manage best practices and solutions for digital collections.
  • Develops exhibits and digital collections to increase  the use of primary source materials in the collection by students, faculty, staff, and members of the public.
  • Participates in professional activities within the library, Reed College, and professional organizations.
  • Supervises student employees.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 1 years of experience in libraries or archives.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or relevant experience.
  • Experience with or knowledge of web archiving systems and tools, or other systems for management and discovery of digital archives.
  • Experience with or knowledge of accessibility, security, preservation, and interpretation of collections and materials.



Reed College is committed to building a culturally inclusive community and a work environment that respects and inspires every person. Your unique skills, work history, cultural contributions, and lived experiences are essential to building this community. Members of historically marginalized groups including women, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), those with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, those who have served in the military, and members of other underrepresented communities are invited to apply.

Western Libraries Archives & Special Collections (A&SC) and the Center for Pacific Northwest Studies (CPNWS) at Western Washington University are now accepting applications for the 2023 James W. Scott Research Fellowships, established to promote awareness and use of archival collections at Western and to forward scholarly understandings of the Pacific Northwest. Up to $1000 in funding is available to scholars who propose to undertake significant research using archival holdings at CPNWSon Western’s campus. Applications are accepted from individuals currently engaged in doctoral programs as well as individuals who have finished the Ph.D.


Scott Fellowships have supported a wide range of research topicsincluding: settler violence and colonialism, and past, present, and future approaches to teaching local and regional history; sense of place as it relates to communities, policy, and planning; the development of state and national political party platforms from 1960 to the present; environmental history and cleanliness in 20th century America; the 1930s “Red Scare” and local/national anti-Communist, “super-patriot” trends; the role of media culture in creating a “local” identity during the 1930s-1960s; women’s roles in anti-nuclear protest; and the history of audio-visual media production in the region. More information about candidate qualifications and application requirements is available on the A&SC website.


Applications for the award will be reviewed after January 31st, 2023, and we would like to draw as many qualified applicants as possible.

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Required elements for submitting a job to NWA:

As of May 16, 2019 NWA has adopted the NWA Policy for Acceptable Job Postings. Please review the policy to learn what required elements are needed for a successful job post. 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. 

Guidelines and resources to help craft a successful job post: 

To learn more about what elements to include for a successful job announcement, please read NWA's Guidelines to Help Craft a Successful Job Post. If the job announcement is missing one or more elements, the organization will be notified and publishing of the job announcement on NWA's website will be delayed until a corrected version is received.

Best Practices for Archival Term Positions: written by the Term Labor Best Practices Working Group, this document presents best practices for administrators, hiring managers, and supervisors to put into action when planning for and employing archival term positions. At the foundation of this document is the recognition that temporary labor is detrimental to employees, as well as to sustainable and holistic collection stewardship. 

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