2009 Events

"The Origins of Multnomah County Library: Primary Sources Celebrating Oregon & National Archives Month"

Location, time
Collins Gallery, 3rd Floor, Central Library, 801 S.W. 10th Avenue, Portland, OR
October 1–November 23, 2009: Monday: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Tuesday & Wednesday: 10 a.m.–8 p.m.; Thursday–Saturday: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sunday: noon–5 p.m.

About the exhibit
To celebrate Oregon Archive Month and National Archives Month, the Collins Gallery is exhibiting a selection of primary sources on the origins of Multnomah County Library. Using the combined resources of the Multnomah County Archives, the John Wilson Special Collections and Multnomah County Library, this exhibition features photographs, documents, plans and other materials that describe the beginnings and early history of what is now known as Multnomah County Library, which first opened in 1864. The physical features of the library's numerous buildings, including Central Library (which opened in 1913) and the branches, and the library's administrative history will be the major focus of this unique exhibition.

Opening Reception:
Tuesday, October 6, 5:30–7 p.m. Please join us for opening remarks by exhibition co-curators Jim Carmin and Terry Baxter.

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Oregon State University Archives Offers Several Archives Months Events

This upcoming October marks the observance of Oregon Archives Month in this special year of the 150 year anniversary of Oregon's statehood. The OSU Archives is offering four opportunities to educate and stimulate your visual senses, tastebuds, and ear for the spoken word.

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Movie Day in Portland - October 18th

Whether it is footage of grandma blowing out candles at her 80th birthday party or a cops-and-robbers movie made by grade-school kids, the Home Movie Day in Portland is an opportunity to share, preserve and celebrate old films.

Screenings and education will take place on Sunday, Oct. 18, from noon to 5 p.m. at the UO Portland's White Stag Block, 70 NW Couch St. Admission to the event is free, but donations will be accepted.

Community members are encouraged to bring their 8 mm and 16 mm home movies for inspection and potential exhibition. Local film experts, along with archivists from the University of Oregon Libraries, will assess the physical condition of the film before projecting movies for viewing. They will also offer advice on how to best preserve and protect these film formats from damage.

Individuals will have the opportunity to exhibit their films on one of four continuously running projectors and share the stories behind the images.

Sunday, October 18th
Noon to 5 p.m.

Please click on the link for more information: http://tinyurl.com/kmsyow


Tenth Annual City of Portland Archives Open House - October 2nd

Don't miss out on your last chance to tour SPARC out at Chimney Park!

The Archives and Records Center will be moving to our new location the beginning of 2010. Please joins us as we celebrate nearly 30 years at our current location. To say farewell, we will be hosting tours of the building and serving up root beer floats, while they last.

Friday, October 2nd
1PM - 4PM with tours at 1:30 and 3:00

Please click on the link for more information: http://www.portlandonline.com/auditor/index.cfm?&c=26978&a=262820


Participating institutions, please send information about your 2009 activities. They will be listed on this page and the calendar page. Send to daniel.e.cantrall@state.or.us

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