August, 2012

  1. Columbus Day Storm, 1962: Oral Histories being collected.

    August 31, 2012 by TRogerWilliams

    OHS Collects Columbus Day Storm Oral Histories, Sept 1, 2012, at Oregon State Fair

    The Oregon Historical Society (OHS) will collect oral histories for its upcoming exhibit on the Columbus Day Storm at the Oregon State Fair from 1 – 5:30 p.m., Sept. 1, 2012, in the Hart of the Garden. A special program will begin at 11:30. An opportunity to sign up for a videotaped interview will take place from noon – 1 p.m.  Do you have an interesting memory from the 1962 Columbus Day Storm? Share it during a 15 minute interview at the Fair. Arrive early and reserve your space. If you can’t make it to the Fair, visit  to submit your story online. All interviews will become a part of the Oregon Historical Society oral history collection.

  2. Springfield Museum job posting

    August 21, 2012 by TRogerWilliams

    The Springfield Museum has a job opening for an Executive Director with leadership experience in fundraising, grant writing, marketing, financial management, operations, and an ability to work cooperatively with community leaders, Board of Directors, staff and volunteers.

    For a complete job description, visit (

    Email resumes to .

  3. Humanities grants available

    August 20, 2012 by TRogerWilliams

    Digital Humanities Projects Supported by NEH

    Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants, offered by the National Endowment for the Humanities, support the planning or initial stages of digital initiatives in any area of the humanities. The application deadline is Sept. 25.  For more information on eligibility and types of activities,  visit for further information.

  4. Oregon History Job Postings

    August 19, 2012 by TRogerWilliams

    Here are a few recent job postings that have drifted through the NOHA grapevine:

    University of Oregon Seeks Archivist of Collection Management

    The University of Oregon Libraries seeks a knowledgeable, creative, and user-oriented colleague for the position of Archivist for Collections Management to be part of the Special Collections and University Archives Department. The deadline for receipt of applications is Aug. 15. The position will remain open until filled. For further information, visit,, and

    Albany Regional Museum Seeks Collections/Exhibits Coordinator

    The Albany Regional Museum is seeking a dynamic and knowledgeable critical thinker, and manager, to fill the position of Collections and Exhibits Coordinator. For a complete job description and application in PDF format, visit To apply, send hand written cover letter and résumé to Chairman, P.O. Box 1463, Albany, OR 97321.

    Oregon Historical Society Seeks Education & School Services Manager 

    The Oregon Historical Society seeks a full-time Education and School Services Manager to join its Education department. For a complete job description please visit . Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, résumé and salary history to .

  5. Upcoming events: Oregon Archives Crawl, Women Historians Conference, Celilo Falls Stories

    August 19, 2012 by TRogerWilliams

    NOHA is excited about some upcoming history events in the Portland area!

    Third Annual Oregon Archives Crawl

    Saturday, October 6, 2012

    10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

    Free and Open to the Public

    Starting at any of the following locations: Portland Archives &

    Records Center, Portland State University Library, Multnomah

    County Central Library or the Oregon Historical Society.

    The After Party at the McMenamins, Al’s Den

    Saturday, October 6, 2012

    3:30 PM to 6:00 PM

    Open to the Public/No Host Bar

    Enjoy fun, music, and prizes!

    For a complete list of participants check out our Participants page:

    Western Association of Women Historians Annual Conference

    Call for Papers – Portland, OR – May 16-18, 2013 at Portland State University.  Submission forms and guidelines at:, Deadline September 14, 2012.  All fields and periods of history are welcome, as are roundtables on issues of interest to the historical profession. In order to foster discussions across national boundaries, we particularly encourage the submission of panels organized along thematic rather than national lines.  The Program Committee also invites self-nominations from scholars willing to serve as commentators or panel chairs. If you plan to attend the 2013 meeting and would like to apply to serve as a chair or commentator, please submit a brief statement outlining your fields of research, areas of expertise, and topics of special interest and your short vitae. Specify the role(s) you are willing to play.

    Celilo Falls Stories Subject of August 28 History Nights Talk

    Donna Sinclair and Aili Schreiner will present “Weaving The (Digital) Stories of Celilo Falls: An Introduction To Confluence Project’s Interactive Website” as part of The Oregon Encyclopedia (The OE), History Night series at 6:30 p.m., Aug. 28, at McMenamins Edgefield Power Station Theater, 2126 SW Halsey St., Troutdale.  For more information, visit .