1. Workshop on family archive preservation

    September 1, 2012 by TRogerWilliams

    Preserving Family Photos & Archives, Sept 8, 2012

    Brina Bolanz will share techniques and materials for maintaining a family archives during “Preserving Your Family Photos and Archives” from 10 a.m. – noon, Sept. 8 at the Architectural Heritage Center, 701 SE Grand Ave., Portland.  What causes damage to old photographs, letters, books, and other papers? How can we avoid or fix these problems? How do we arrange our collections so they are meaningful for future generations?

    For further information, visit www.visitahc.org.

  2. Oregon Heritage Fellowships for Students

    September 1, 2012 by TRogerWilliams

    Oregon Heritage Fellowships for Students

    Oregon Heritage will award up to three $2,000 fellowships to full-time students of an Oregon university or college for researching, writing and presenting a topic related to Oregon history, geography, archaeology, cultural heritage, or historic preservation. The application deadline is Oct. 19, 2012. Visit http://cms.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/FINASST/pages/scholarships.aspx for details and an application form. For more information, contact Cara Kaser, Heritage Outreach Specialist, at (503) 986-0670 or .

  3. 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 www.ohs.org/exhibits/upcoming/columbus-day-storm.cfm  to submit your story online. All interviews will become a part of the Oregon Historical Society oral history collection.

  4. 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 www.Cardinal-Services.com (https://coos01.cardinal-services.com/jobboard/JobDetails.aspx?__appid__=3c41c3da-17c8-4198-9628-0bacf00a22fc&__job__=8785).

    Email resumes to .

  5. 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 www.neh.gov/grants/odh/digital-humanities-start-grants for further information.

  6. 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 http://www.uoregon.edu, http://libweb.uoregon.edu, and http://libweb.uoregon.edu/speccoll.

    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 www.armuseum.com. 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 www.ohs.org . Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, résumé and salary history to .

  7. 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: http://pdxarchivists.wordpress.com/participants-2012/

    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: www.wawh.org, 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 www.oregonencyclopedia.org .


  8. July 9: Portland-area meetup for those interested in oral history.

    June 26, 2012 by NOHA

    It’s time for our next Northwest Oral History Association Portland area meetup and you are invited!

    Date & Time: Monday, July 9th @ 6:30 – 8:30 PM
    Location: 2202 SE Clinton Street – Portland, OR (it’s a house)
    Contact number: (541) 306-3280 (In case you get lost )

    Details: NOHA will furnish some small bites. It will also be nice if you can bring a favorite food treat that you would enjoy sharing with others. However, don’t let it the lack of contribution keep you from attending. Since we don’t ask for folks to RSVP, we don’t always know how many folks will show up. So far the meetups have been well-attended and we hope this will be a repeat of past performances. We intend to create a casual affair that provides the maximum opportunity for you to circulate and share ideas and tell others about your current work.

    Several of our members are affiliated with organizations such as, Northwest History Network, Oregon Heritage Commission, Oregon Historical Society, Portland State University, Willamette Falls Heritage Foundation, etc. Please extend an invitation to your friends at these and any other organizations that you feel would be a good addition to the group.

    See you there!

  9. Call for newsletter submissions.

    June 5, 2012 by NOHA

    It’s that time again! The Northwest Oral History Association is preparing its summer newsletter and we are interested in hearing from you.

    Specifically, we are looking to publish information about upcoming, ongoing and newly completed oral history projects in the Northwest. We would like to know what are you are up to. Please consider submitting an article detailing your projects and goals. We are committed to serving your interests so feel free to include any and all aspects of your oral history experiences.

    As you are aware, oral history projects have faced recent and lasting impacts due to the recession. How you maintain organizational support, staffing, access to technology, funding and inspiration in these difficult times would be of great interest to your peers. It is because of these difficulties that networking and professional development are now, more than ever, of utmost importance.

    Please keep these articles to a maximum of 800 words, include the author’s name, your organization’s name, website and email contacts.

    Additionally, as part of NOHA’s effort to promote networking and professional development among regional oral historians we look forward to providing information on upcoming events as well as facilitating connections among NOHA members. If you have information on events or meet ups in your area and/or are looking to connect with individuals in other areas of the Northwest, please let us know so that we can be sure to include your information in the upcoming NOHA newsletter.

    We are also pleased to accept submissions for other relevant articles and announcements, interview excerpts (both at a maximum of 800 words) and book reviews (maximum 400 words).

    All submissions are due by July 1, 2012. Feel free to contact me with any questions.

    Thank you,

    Elizabeth Rudrud

    Editor, NOHA newsletter


  10. March NOHA Meetup in Portland

    February 27, 2012 by admin

    NOHA social night at the Blue Olive! Please join the Northwest Oral History Association for a Portland area oral history meetup at the Blue Olive Cafe, located at 2712 NE Alberta Street. We’ll get together on Monday, March 5 from 6-7:30 pm for good food and great conversations with your oral history peers. NOHA is pleased to provide appetizers for the event and all attendees are welcome to order food and drinks at their own expense. Please RSVP to Teresa Bergen at [email protected] so we can know how many to expect. We look forward to seeing you there!

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