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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

  • 12 Sep 2022 6:47 PM | Deleted user

    The Alaska Historical Society has launched its new online publication, Guide to the Sources for the Study of the 1971 Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. The three-part guide includes an extensive survey of archival resources, a bibliography of popular and scholarly print materials as well as films, oral histories, webinars, and radio programs (many of which are available online), and a guide designed for social studies teachers and instructors who teach the history of ANCSA.

    William Schneider directed the two-year project to mark the 50th anniversary of the passage of ANCSA. The guide, edited by Karen Brewster, was a collaborative effort funded by Doyon, Sealaska, Calista, Bering Straits, and Koniag Regional Corporations as well as the Rasmuson Foundation and the Atwood Foundation.

    It is available online for researchers, students, or the general public on the Alaska Historical Society website at www.tinyurl.com/ANCSAguide or via ScholarWorks@UA at www.tinyurl.com/ANCSAguideUA.

    The attached announcement provides more information about this unique work. Please spread the word!

    AHS ANCSA guide flyer.pdf

  • 01 Aug 2022 4:17 PM | Deleted user

    MAC 2023: Call for Proposals

    The Midwest Archives Conference will hold its 2023 Annual Meeting April 13-15 at the Hyatt Centric on the Magnificent Mile in Chicago, Illinois. A city long-associated with MAC, Chicago is known for its diverse culture, arts, museums, architecture, business and educational institutions, and….cuisine!

    The Program Committee invites session proposals touching on the theme “Dig Deep.” Chicago is known as the birthplace of deep dish pizza, an apt framework to consider the many layers of archival meaning and how we understand our profession. Are there times you’ve had to dig deep to slice up new approaches, deliver creative solutions, or toss around new ideas? What are some of the professional, environmental, social, and cultural ingredients that we’ve baked into our profession, our collections, our patrons, and ourselves?

    The Program Committee encourages submissions from newer professionals and members of underrepresented groups. Membership is not required. Presenters may submit more than one proposal, but may present only one session OR poster.

    Do you have an idea for a proposal but no one to present with? Connect with colleagues on the MAC 2023 Brainstorming form!

    The deadline for submitting proposals is Monday, September 5 at 5pm CST. For a list of possible topics and full details about the proposal process, visit the MAC 2023 Call for Session Proposals website.

  • 29 Jun 2022 3:40 PM | Deleted user

    The Archival Workers Collective (formerly the Archival Workers Emergency Fund Organizing Committee) invites U.S.-based archival workers to participate in an anonymous survey investigating employment and worker experiences since January 2021, as we enter a third year of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    This is the third installment in a series; see reports from the July 2020 and December 2020 surveys on our website.

    Responses will be used for research purposes. The survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. U.S.-based archival workers who have been employed in the archives field at any time between January 2021 and present are eligible to participate.

    The survey will close on July 27.

    To learn more and participate: https://forms.gle/yT2Wk4v8eJxkYYty7

    Please contact the PI with any questions or concerns:

    Amy Wickner

    University of Maryland, College Park

    2216 Hornbake Library

    4130 Campus Drive

    College Park, MD 20740



  • 16 Jun 2022 8:40 PM | Deleted user

    The Society of Rocky Mountain Archivists would like to share an announcement about our upcoming virtual Continuing Education event Community Archives: Expanding our Circles of Care in Academia, Tuesday June 27, 11AM – 2:30 PM (MST).

    This continuing education session on community archives brings together archival practitioners from UC Santa Cruz, UC Irvine, and the Association of Moving Image Archivists’ Community Archiving Workshop, to share lessons from their experiences in establishing, growing, and maintaining community archiving projects and programs. Their presentations and discussions will touch on strategies for forming meaningful and reciprocal community relationships, for obtaining buy-in and material support from campus administrators and stakeholders, and activating professional organizations for regional collaboration across institutions.

    The event is free for students and SRMA members, and $20 for nonmembers. Registration is open at https://www.srmarchivists.org/event-4810330

    Feel free to contact SRMA Continuing Education Coordinator Jamie Wagner, Jamie.Wagner@colorado.edu, with any questions you have

  • 18 Apr 2022 8:51 PM | Deleted user

    NWA 2022 Conference!

    Registration is now open for:

    Northwest Archivists Virtual Annual Conference 2022

    Not to be Forgotten: the resiliency and sustainability of archives to preserve untold stories

    When: Monday, May 2 - Thursday, May 5, 2022

    Location: Wherever you are! This is NWA's second online conference via Whova, our virtual conference platform.

    The all-virtual conference offers all attendee gatherings, presentations, panel discussions, and networking opportunities of your own design within the Whova conference platform.

    The preliminary NWA 2022 Conference Program is now available on the NWA Website.

    Online Registration is now open! 

    - $50 for members

    - $100 for non-members

    - $25 for students/hardship

    *Please note all speakers are required to register.

    Once you've registered for the conference, you'll receive an email with instructions on how to log in to Whova. Registration includes access to the Whova online conference platform, all live conference sessions, special events, and continued access to conference materials for 30 days following the event.

    Registration will remain open through the end of the conference; registration closes on Thursday, May 5, 2022.

    Sponsorship Information: We welcome sponsors for the event; please contact Lourdes Johnson.

    Any questions or concerns, please contact either one of our virtual arrangements committee members, Lourdes Johnson or Andrew Weaver.

  • 12 Apr 2022 10:30 AM | Deleted user

    MIPoPS will host the third annual NWA Archival Screening Night this year at the virtual annual meeting of the Northwest Archivists 2022. Please join us for an evening of entertainment and awareness for archival moving images, with a screening of film and video recordings from archival collections.

    The event will be held virtually on Wednesday, May 4th at 3:00 - 5:00pm PST.

    SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, April 22, 2022 at 11:59pm PST

    For submission requirements and instructions, please visit this document: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1otTSP4f-xdNtP1AwjiQUeWHNaBem7lfcxVrZS1NOdy8/edit#heading=h.ihxo1ph6426a


    Inspired by the conference theme, “Not to be Forgotten” we are seeking content covering and created by diverse perspectives and communities highlighting “the resiliency and sustainability to preserve untold stories”. Videotaped oral histories, news footage, music, experimental films, documentaries, and just about any other kind of moving images will be accepted, but submissions relating to the theme will be prioritized.


    Questions can be directed to Libby Hopfauf at libby@mipops.org

  • 13 Mar 2022 3:51 PM | Deleted user

    Through a collaborative effort of the Ivan Doig Center for the Study of the Lands & Peoples of the North American West, the Archives and Special Collections (ASC) department of the MSU Library, and the Friends of MSU Library, Montana State University offers a $2,500 annual award to facilitate research into collections held by ASC.

    The award is intended to defray the costs of either travel to Bozeman to conduct research; to facilitate digitization of portions of a collection to allow a researcher to work remotely; or a mix of the two. Recipients may be academics (including graduate students) or independent scholars.

    Applications are due April 4, 2022. For more information, please see https://www.lib.montana.edu/archives/dcta-award.html.

  • 13 Mar 2022 3:48 PM | Deleted user

    Northwest Archivists, Inc. is offering a $6,000 stipend for one graduate student (or recent graduate) to receive an Archivist-in-Residence opportunity. The purpose of this residency is three-fold: 1. To offer upcoming and new professionals with paid career development opportunities to apply knowledge in archives, libraries, museums, or a related field; 2. To teach new archivists how to accurately calculate the value of their education, experience, and overall value as an archivist; and 3. To provide an opportunity for archival organizations to work toward the long term goal of eliminating unpaid work within the field. The residency may last up to 12 weeks to be completed by the end of the current calendar year. The resident will receive a one-year complimentary membership to Northwest Archivists. 

    For more information and to apply: http://northwestarchivists.org/archivistinresidence/

    The NWA Paid Internship Committee would like to thank NWA membership and our Platinum-level sponsors: Shellinger Research and Rachael Cristine Consulting; and our Gold-level sponsors: Hollinger Metal Edge, Lucidea, Permanent.org, and Atlas Systems! We would also like to thank our Bronze-level sponsor: Northeast Document Conservation Center.

    Thank you,

    The NWA Paid Internship Exploratory Committee
    Rachael Cristine Woody, Rachael Cristine Consulting LLC (Chair, Oregon)
    Laura Cray, Oregon Historical Society (Oregon)
    Sara Piasecki, National Park Service (Alaska)
    Rachel Thomas, George Fox University (Oregon)
    Kathryn Kramer, K.M. Kramer Consulting (Montana)
    Erin Passehl Stoddart, Michigan State University Libraries (Michigan)

  • 13 Mar 2022 3:41 PM | Deleted user

    Northwest Archivists is excited to share that the #ACENSUSII #ArchivesAdminSurvey is now live!! This is a select nationwide survey of senior archives administrators. It aims to gather information about institutional characteristics, resources, strategic directions, and diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) from every archival institution in the US.

    You should take this survey if you can respond to questions about staffing, budgets and allocation of resources, organizational strategy, changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and DEIA issues. If not, please forward this link, https://surveys.ithaka.org/jfe/form/SV_51lOc8RUMhKPsHA?Source=NWA, to the person in your institution who can best respond to these questions.

    A*CENSUS II findings will be shared widely with the profession, and the more people who participate, the stronger the data and resulting action will be. Your story. Our future.

    The Archives Administrators Survey is funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (https://www.facebook.com/USIMLS/) and was collaboratively developed by the Society of American Archivists (https://www.facebook.com/archivists/), Ithaka S+R (https://sr.ithaka.org/), and the A*CENSUS II working group.

    You do not need to be a member of SAA to participate. The survey will take about 30 minutes to complete; however, you may save and return to your response before submitting.: https://surveys.ithaka.org/jfe/form/SV_51lOc8RUMhKPsHA?Source=NWA

    If you have questions about the survey or require technical assistance, please contact Ithaka S+R by sending an email to surveys@ithaka.org.

    The survey will be open Monday February 28 - April 8.

  • 13 Mar 2022 3:34 PM | Deleted user

    Book review opportunity for the Journal of Western Archives!

    This announcement initially went out on 2/15. The books will be distributed on a first come first serve basis.

    The Journal of Western Archives has the following books for review:

    Advancing Preservation for Archives and Manuscripts by Elizabeth Joffrion and Michele V. Cloonan

    Engagement in the Digital Era edited by Nicole J. Milano and Christopher J. Prom

    “All Shook Up”: The Archival Legacy of Terry Cook edited by Tom Nesmith, Greg Bak, and Joan M. Schwartz

    Defining A Discipline: Archival Research and Practice in the Twenty-First Century: Essays in Honor of Richard J. Cox edited by Jeannette A. Bastian and Elizabeth Yakel

    Making Your Tools Work for You: Building and Maintaining an Integrated Technical Ecosystem for Digital Archives and Libraries by Max Eckard

    Archival Accessioning edited by Audra Eagle Yun

    If you are interested in reviewing one of these books, please contact Gordon Daines at gordon_daines@byu.edu.

    Gordon Daines

    Director and Book Review Editor, Journal of Western Archives

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