2007 Events

10/20Home Movie Day
10/24Oregon State Univeristy Archives - Taste of the "Chives" Recipe Cook-off
10/26City of Portland Archives - 8th Annual Open House

10/20 Saturday, 12-5p

Oregon Archives Month Event

Home Movie Day - Portland, Multnomah County Building.

Home Movie Event will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2007, from noon to 5PM at the Multnomah County Building, at 501 SE Hawthorne, at the corner of Grand Ave., in Portland. Home Movie Event provides the opportunity for individuals and families to view and share their own home movies with an audience of their community, and to see their neighbors' home movies in turn. It's a chance to discover why and how to care for home movie films.

The public is invited to bring their old home movie films to the event, which is free and open to everyone. There will be four theaters where families' films will be screened throughout the afternoon. Professional archivists will be on hand to examine film and advise people about the best methods for showing, caring for and storing the movies they own. The event is equipped to show 16mm, 8mm and Super 8 movie film. No VHS, DVD, or other mediums will be shown, as the event is focused solely on actual film and its care.

The purpose of Home Movie Event is to educate people about the importance of preserving their home movies, proper preservation techniques, how to obtain digital copies of home movies, and why digital copies are not the most preferable method of preservation. While home movies may be easier to watch in a digital or video copy, the original films, with proper care and storage, can last decades longer than new media formats. The original films are higher resolution and have a greater range of colors that can't be duplicated by modern digital means.

Home Movie Event is staffed with the region's most knowledgeable and experienced film technicians and a team of professional archivists from the sponsoring institutions. Home Movie Event is part of Oregon Archives Month, and is sponsored by the City of Portland Archives, Oregon State University Archives, Oregon State Archives, Multnomah County Archives and Records, University of Oregon Special Collections, Willamette University Archives and Lewis & Clark College Archives and Special Collections. All participants are volunteering their time and equipment.

The visual history of twentieth century Oregon, and the families that inhabited it, is contained in countless reels of home movie film shot by amateur photographers over the last century. Every home movie is a unique and irreplaceable historic document because it captures daily life in a way unlike any other medium. Home movies are the only authentic moving picture record of real people from the past. The eras portrayed so vividly on home movies are gone forever. By attending Home Movie Event, anyone can learn how to view and preserve their films so that they can best pass them along, and connect their families past with their future generations.

If you have home movies on film that you've never seen, or haven't watched since you inherited them from your grandparents, bring them to Home Movie Event. For those who have no home movies, this is a rare opportunity for you to see Portland as it will never be seen again.

Address: 501 SE Hawthorne [directions]
Contact: brian dot johnson A|T ci dot portland dot or dot us / tel: 503.823.4563

10/24 Wednesday, 2-3p

Oregon State University Archives - Willamette Room East

Taste of the "Chives” Recipe Cook-off

Experience the tastes of yesteryear through recipes drawn from Extension publications and cooking class notes in the Archives. We are seeking volunteers to help with this event! If you are interested in selecting a historical recipe to prepare and share (or helping us with the set up for this event), please stop by the Archives reference desk and ask for the historical recipes folder.

For those who choose a recipe, please e-mail karl.mcreary A|T oregonstate.edu by the 19th with the name of the bygone dish you want to bring into the modern world.

Address: 121 Valley Library, Corvallis OR 97331-4501 [directions] [parking]
Contact: karl.mcreary A|T oregonstate.edu / tel. 541.737.2165

10/26 Friday, 1-5p

City of Portland Archives

Eight Annual Open House

Tour the City of Portland Archives & Records Center at 1:30 or 3:30 and discover the wonders of Portland history. Test your knowledge of Portland trivia for a chance to win one of three framed, historic images. And, back by popular demand: Root Beer Floats.

Address: 9360 N Columbia Blvd Portland, OR 97203 [directions]
Contact: sparc@ci.portland.or.us / tel. 503.823.4631