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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

  • 06 Feb 2020 9:24 AM | Rachael Woody

    Dear Colleagues,

    The SAA Spotlight Award Subcommittee invites nominations for the 2020 Spotlight Award.  This award "recognizes the contributions of individuals who work for the good of the archives profession and of archival collections, and whose work would not typically receive public recognition."  Nominees do not have to be members of SAA.  Please share this message as you think appropriate.  I hope you will consider recognizing a colleague (or yourself!) in this way.  Additional information about the criteria and process is found below.  

    Purpose and Criteria for Selection: Established in 2005, the Spotlight Award recognizes the contributions of individuals who work for the good of the archives profession and of archival collections, and whose work would not typically receive public recognition. The nominee(s) should have achieved distinction in one or more of the following ways:

     *   Participating in special projects.
     *   Exhibiting tireless committee or advocacy work.
     *   Responding effectively to an unforeseen or pressing need or emergency.
     *   Contributing innovative or creative ideas to the profession.
     *   Performing extraordinary volunteerism.
     *   Quietly but effectively promoting the profession.

    Eligibility:  Awarded to an individual archivist or a group of up to five archivists who have collaborated on a project. Preference is given to archivists working in smaller repositories, especially those without institutional support for professional activities.

    Prize:  A certificate and complimentary registration for the individual recipient or group (of up to five individuals) to the SAA Annual Meeting occurring in the year in which the award is presented.

    Nomination Form: Click here to preview the nomination form and/or to start a nomination.

    Submission Deadline: February 28, 2018. 

    Best regards,
    Cristina Ribeiro Horak, Chair


  • 06 Feb 2020 9:22 AM | Rachael Woody

    I just wanted to make sure everyone was aware that these SAA two workshops are up and ready for registration during pre-conference days for the Western Archives Meeting in April. Can you please include on your News and Announcements page or in another appropriate place? Thanks very much.

    Appraisal of Digital Records (4/20/20)

    Email Archiving (4/21/20)

    Susan Goldstein, City Archivist

    San Francisco History Center/Book Arts and Special Collections

    San Francisco Public Library

    100 Larkin Street

    San Francisco, CA 94102

    415-557-4563


  • 04 Feb 2020 1:43 PM | Rachael Woody

    Moving Image Preservation of Puget Sound is delighted to be hosting the second annual archival screening night at the 2020 Western Archivists Meeting in San Francisco! We're soliciting submissions for moving image content on the theme of the immigrant experience. For more information, including how to submit your material, please visit: https://mipops.tumblr.com/post/190571144346/call-for-submissions-for-2020-screening-night

  • 31 Jan 2020 1:09 PM | Rachael Woody

    The Society of California Archivists is excited to announce that registration for the 2020 Western Archivists Meeting is now open! 

    Join us April 22-25 at the InterContinental Hotel in San Francisco, California, for the Western Archivists Meeting (WAM) of the Society of California Archivists, Conference of Intermountain Archivists, Northwest Archivists, and Society of Rocky Mountain Archivists.

    The Western Archivists Meeting happens only once every five years, so don’t miss this chance to interact with archives colleagues from across the western United States in the spectacular City by the Bay. This year’s meeting includes a full program of over 30 sessions centered on the theme of Labor, Power, and Privilege; poster sessions; an opening reception on the hotel’s heated Pacific Terrace; a film night; and numerous opportunities to meet and mingle on local tours, vendor exhibits, Gourmet Night, and a Mission District Taco Tour.

    Three pre-conference workshops will also be offered: Protocols 101: A Case-study Intensive on How to Start the Conversation at Your Institution; What Can I Do With This?: Enabling Ethical Re-Use of your Content; and The Community Archiving Workshop: Audiovisual Collections Care and Management.

    Registrants will be treated to a plenary address on Thursday by Mark Matienzo, and Friday’s All-Attendee Luncheon will feature Wendy Giddens Teeter, Curator of Archaeology of the Fowler Museum at UCLA, in conversation with Liza Posas, Head, Research Services & Archives at the Autry Museum and L.A. as Subject.

    To view this year’s full schedule please visit https://wam2020.sched.com/    

    Registration: https://calarchivists.org/WAM2020Registration 

    Early bird registration is available until April 1, 2020. Discounted rates are available for students and for members of the Society of California Archivists (SCA), Northwest Archivists (NWA), Society of Rocky Mountain Archivists (SRMA), and Conference of Intermountain Archivists (CIMA).

    Question about registration? Please contact the WAM Local Arrangements Committee (localarrangements@calarchivists.org)

    WAM Hashtag: #WAM2020

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    WAM 2020 Local Arrangements Committee


  • 28 Jan 2020 2:33 PM | Rachael Woody

    Call for Nominations: 2020 SAA Waldo Gifford Leland Award 

    Please help us to recognize the best in our profession!

    Have you read a great new book about archives? Encountered a new documentary publication that is head and shoulders above the rest? Has a new web publication really stood out to you?

    If you have, please consider nominating it for the Society of American Archivists Waldo Gifford Leland Award. Nomination forms, a list of previous winners, and more information are at http://www2.archivists.org/governance/handbook/section12-leland. The deadline for nominations is February 28, 2020.  

    The annual Leland Award – a cash prize and certificate – recognizes “writing of superior excellence and usefulness in the field of archival history, theory, and practice.”  (Please note that periodicals are not eligible.)  

    Established in 1959, this award honors American archival pioneer Waldo Gifford Leland (1879-1966), president of the Society of American Archivists in the1940s and one of the driving forces behind the founding of the National Archives.


  • 22 Jan 2020 2:21 PM | Rachael Woody

    Announcing Guidelines for Developing and Supporting Grant-Funded Positions in LAM

    Members of the DLF Labor Working Group's subgroup on Contingency and Precarity are pleased to announce our recommendation document: "Do Better" - Love(,) Us: Guidelines for Developing and Supporting Grant-Funded Positions in Digital Libraries, Archives, and Museums

    You can read it on https://dobetterlabor.com/ 

    or download the PDF at https://dobetterlabor.com/download/Do-Better-Love-Us-Grant-Guidelines.pdf 

    We are grateful to the community members who provided feedback during our open comment period and those who joined the group for the final revisions.

    In solidarity,

    Ruth Tillman


  • 10 Jan 2020 5:01 PM | Rachael Woody

    As you might know, the Society of American Archivists runs a Mentoring Program for its members. Information about the program can be found here:
    http://www2.archivists.org/membership/mentoring 

    SAA's Mentoring Program is designed to bring together members with shared interest in different aspects of the archival profession. The goal is to cultivate career development and communication between members with areas of expertise and members who want to build their knowledge within those areas.

    In addition to seeking general career advice, we currently have someone waiting for a mentor in Seattle, specifically.

    If you feel you have something to offer our newest colleagues, please consider signing up to be a mentor. You can submit an application to the program here:
    http://www2.archivists.org/membership/mentoring/application (click on "Apply to be a mentor").

    For those of you who have been mentors or proteges, thank you for participating in the program!

    Thank you for your consideration,
    Alison Clemens
    SAA Mentoring Program
    alison.clemens@gmail.com 


  • 10 Jan 2020 2:57 PM | Rachael Woody
    Do you know students who are interested in archives or records management or want to know more about the work of government records professionals? Then tell them to check out and apply for the NAGARA Internship Program!

    The NAGARA Internship Program provides a $1,500 stipend to each of two students enrolled in archival and/or records management graduate programs. The internships will occur during the Summer of 2020 at one of two locations:

    ~ Greene County Records Center and Archives (Ohio) ~
    ~ Seattle Municipal Archives (Washington) ~

    In addition to providing institutions and students opportunities for collaboration, the Internship Program seeks to create good will with institutions and students where both parties can learn from each other and from the experience. Descriptions of the internship projects, student requirements, and application forms can be found here on the NAGARA website.

    Applications are being accepted now through February 28, 2020 and winners will be announced April 1, 2020. We invite you to forward this e-mail, or share the attached flyer, with students you know who might be interested in such an opportunity!

  • 16 Dec 2019 1:08 PM | Rachael Woody

    Dear colleagues,

    We’re planning an edit-a-thon of SNAC records related to North American anthropology and archaeology for the spring of 2020. We welcome individuals working with archival material in these fields, and anyone else interested, to participate. You do not need to have any prior knowledge of SNAC.

    For more information, and to fill out a brief survey about participating, visit: https://forms.gle/m61N8CHBCJTpoLGn7 

    Goals of this edit-a-thon

    1. Facilitate access to archival material that has been dispersed to multiple repositories.

    2. Create more and fuller records for Indigenous people and any other historically unrecognized individuals in these fields.

    3. Facilitate knowledge sharing of related archival material through a community effort.

    What is SNAC?

    From the SNAC website: “SNAC is a free, online resource that helps users discover biographical and historical information about persons, families, and organizations that created or are documented in historical resources (primary source documents) and their connections to one another. Users can locate archival collections and related resources held at cultural heritage institutions around the world.”

    Project structure and participation options

    The edit-a-thon will be in Spring 2020 (exact dates TBD). Participants will have SNAC training sometime in January-March 2020. Both the training and edit-a-thon can be done remotely.

    For those not able or interested in doing SNAC training or the edit-a-thon, contributing to a list of records to be edited or enhanced by others would be equally valuable. Please fill out this brief survey if you are interested in participating at any level: https://forms.gle/m61N8CHBCJTpoLGn7

    Participating in any capacity is unpaid - if this represents a hardship for you, or makes it impossible for you to participate, let us know in the survey feedback section so we can address it in further planning stages.

    About us

    Katherine Meyers Satriano is the Associate Archivist at the Harvard Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. Irene Gates was formerly the Temporary Archivist at the Robert S. Peabody Institute of Archaeology, and is now a project archivist at the Harvard Law School Library.


  • 16 Dec 2019 11:37 AM | Rachael Woody

    Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship Applications Solicited

    MAC is soliciting applications for the 2020 Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship for Students of Color (http://www.midwestarchives.org/motley). The scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to students of color pursuing graduate education in archival administration and to encourage ethnic diversification of the MAC membership and of the archival profession as a whole. Two $750 scholarships, accompanied by one-year memberships to MAC, will be awarded. 

    In order to be eligible for a scholarship, the applicant must be of African, American Indian, Asian or Pacific Islander, or Latinx decent; must be a student currently enrolled in or accepted in a graduate, multicourse program in archival administration; and must have a grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in their academic program. If the program is not listed in the SAA Directory of Archival Education, http://www2.archivists.org/daethe applicant must provide proof of the multicourse standard by submitting copies of course descriptions from the institution’s current departmental catalog. The applicant must also be either a resident of the MAC region or registered in a qualified program, onsite or online, that is based in the MAC region.

    Applications are due March 1, 2020 and must include the following documents:


    Completed applications should be sent to:

    Lara Friedman-Shedlov

    Description and Access Archivist

    Kautz Family YMCA Archives

    University of Minnesota Libraries

    318 Elemer L. Andersen Library

    222 21st Ave S, Ste 318

    Minneapolis, MN 55405

    Telephone: 612-626-7972

    Email: Ldfs@umn.edu 


    Applications must be emailed or postmarked by March 1, 2020. 

    Awards will be announced no later than June 1, 2020.


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