Archives Week 2006


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General Information updated

[pdf] Welcome Message
[pdf] FAQ - What is an Archive / What is an Archivist
[pdf] Chronology: Archives in Oregon
[pdf] Activities

Press Releases

[pdf] Oregon Secretary of State
[pdf] General Press Release
[pdf] Professional Press Release


[pdf] 2006 Governor's Proclamation [proclamation text]
[pdf] 2006 Multnomah County
[pdf] 2005 City of Portland


10/6City of Portland Archives
10/8Benton County Historical Museum [opening event]
10/9,11,13Oregon State University Archives
10/10Oregon Historical Society
10/11Multnomah County Records Management Program
10/10-31Portland State University
10/14Southern Oregon University, Hannon Library
10/15Oregon Shakespeare Festival Archives [closing event]


City of Portland Auditor's Office

Portland's history up close, 1-5p

The City of Portland Auditor's Office invites you to experience "Portland's history up close" at the Archives & Record Center's Seventh Annual Open House.

Come for a tour, enjoy the exhibits and see a demonstration of Efiles, a new internet tool which provides access to some of the most widely requested City produced records. This information includes historical images, documents and City Council records. Refreshments will be provided.

The event will take place at the City's Stanley Parr Archives Records Center (SPARC) on Friday, October 6th, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m., 9360 North Columbia Boulevard, four miles west of Interstate 5 [directions].

For more information, call 503.823.4631 or visit

10/8 SUNDAY [opening event]

Benton County Historical Museum

Ask An Archivist, 1-3p

Bring your diaries, photographs, home movies, scrapbooks, or other documentary materials to the Benton County Historical Museum on Sunday afternoon, October 8th between 1 and 3 pm to “Ask an Archivist.”

Archivists from repositories throughout the Willamette Valley, including the Oregon State Archives, Lane Community College, the Marion County Historical Society, the Oregon Historical Society, Portland State University, and the OSU Libraries will be available to help you identify items and/or advise about storage and preservation of the materials.

You are invited to bring bound materials such as diaries or scrapbooks; individual items like letters, certificates, diplomas, or maps; sound recordings; or visual materials such as photographs, motion picture films, or videotapes to the event. No monetary appraisals will be made.

Utopian Communities of Oregon, 3:15p

A lecture by James J. Kopp, Director of the Watzek Library at Lewis and Clark College.
Tel: 541.929.6230
Address: 1101 Main St, Philomath, OR 97370 [directions]


Oregon State University Archives

OSU Archives Film Festival, 12p (program repeats Wednesday & Friday)

Bring your lunch and enjoy a variety of films from the Archives' collections. The playlist will include:

  • The New Oregon Trail, circa 1940: Oregon State Highway Department film to promote tourism in Oregon; photographed by Ralph I Gifford.
  • Heart of the Valley, 1976: History of Corvallis and local area produced at time of the nation's bicentennial.
  • Wild Animal Outposts, 1926: Salmon fishing and cannery operations in Alaska; filmed by conservationist and filmmaker William L. Finley.
  • OSC Football Team in Hawaii, 1939
  • OSU vs UofO Baseball, 1975
  • The Old Grad Comes Back, 1925
Willamette Rooms -- Valley Library
Address: 121 The Valley Library, Corvallis OR 97331-3411 [directions]
Phone: 541.737.3331


Oregon Historical Society

Preserve Your Family’s Archives, 9:30-11:30a

Presented as part of the Fall 2006 OHS Research Library Workshop Series, this program provides instruction in the preservation of many types of paper-based materials common in family archives. To register, or for more information, call 503.306.5296.
Tel: 503.306.5296
Address: 1200 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR 97205 [directions]

Portland State University

Oregon Archives Week Exhibit, through 10/31

Resources and materials from the PSU Archives collection are on display at the PSU Millar Library's new books area throughout the week.
Contact: Cathy Croghan Alzner at alznerc--AT--pdx dot edu.
Tel: 503.725.5874
Address: Branford P. Millar Library, 1875 SW Park, Portland, Oregon 97201 [directions]


Multnomah County Records Management Program

Tours at the Yeon Complex

Many of you may not be aware that the Multnomah County Records Management Program maintains a growing collection of historic records accessible to both county employees and the public. To acquaint people with our program and its holdings, we will be hosting Archives Week tours at the Yeon Complex at 1620 SE 190th Avenue. Tours will be conducted on October 11th at 10am, 11am, 1pm and 2pm.

We hope you can make it out to the Records Center and Archives and join us in our Archives Week celebration. You will see how the program operates, tour our facility, view historical records, and meet the Records Management Program staff. Refreshments will be available. If you have family or friends who might be interested in seeing the archives, please let them know they are very welcome to join any of the tours.
Contact: Terry Baxter,
Tel: (503)988-3741
Address: 1620 SE 190th Avenue, Portland, OR 97233 [directions]


Southern Oregon University, Hannon Library

3:00 - 3:15: Reception

Coffee & refreshments

3:15: Opening Remarks & Welcome

Welcome to Hannon Library and what will be happening.
Welcome on behalf of Oregon Heritage Commission

3:25 - 3:50: 100 Years of Forest History: The Historical Records Collection of the Rogue River National Forest, Jeff LaLande

Jeff LaLande's slide presentation will focus on the Historical Records Collection of the Rogue River National Forest and forest history.

3:50 - 4:10: Reception, coffee, refreshments.

Attendees can view exhibits on 2nd floor, including the 2nd folio.

4:15 - 4:50: Staging Shakespeare's King John, Alan Armstrong

Alan Armstrong, guest Dramaturg for this year's OSF production of King John, will discuss the play, drawing on his research in the Margery Bailey Collection. This lecture will prepare attendees for the OSF performance of King John that evening.
Contact: Mary Jane Cedarface, cedarface--AT--sou dot edu
Tel: 541.552.6860
Address: 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland, Oregon 97520 [directions]

10/15 SUNDAY [closing event]

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Archives

Shakespeare's First Folio, 11:30-2p

11:30-12:30, New Theatre: A reception/open house for a copy of the First Folio (Shakespeare's plays) which is on loan from the Paul Allen Family Collection. In addition to the Folio you can visit the OSF Archives.

1-2 pm, Carpenter Hall: Paul Merchant, a Shakespeare scholar and professor at Lewis and Clark College, will speak about the Folio and his research in England and at the Folger Library in Washington, D.C.

Your RSVP is appreciated.
Contact: Kit Leary, kitl--AT--osfashland dot org
Tel: 541.482.2111, ext. 266
Address: 15 S. Pioneer Street, Ashland, OR 97520 [directions]