[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2008-08-15

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Fri Aug 15 14:50:40 PDT 2008

In this issue:
1.  Sesquicentennial spotlighted at State Fair
2.  Home movies to have Aug. 16 event
3.  IMLS plans another bookshelf grant round
4.  1935 Capitol burning to be highlighted


The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department's sesquicentennial effort
will continue in a cabin Aug. 22 at the Oregon State Fair. A banner
showing a timeline of state park history dating from its origin in 1921
to Centennial Horizon, the department*s planning link to the future,
will encircle the inside wall of the cabin. Theme posters, including
ones featuring the department*s Heritage Programs and new state park
acquisitions, will add to the preview. A calendar with 2009 dates and
images of historic park scenes will be on the wall.

The cabin presentation on OPRD*s Natural Resources Area deck is
intended to build awareness of the Oregon 150 campaign during the 11-day
fair. Across the deck, visitors will find the usual array of park
information and rotating regional backdrops in the state fair yurt. The
department's other heritage presentations include Mike Niss of Champoeg
State Heritage Area talking Aug. 28 on "Gold Coins in their Pockets;"
historic cemeteries program coordinator Kuri Gill talking Aug 29 on
"Stories Grave Markers Tell: Art and Poetry on Oregon Headstones";
flintknappers Terry Ozbun and Dan Stueber presenting on Aug. 29; and
National Park Service supervisior John Salisbury and NPS staff doing
living history on Aug. 31.

The Oregon State Fair takes place Aug. 22-Sept. 1 in Salem. Complete
information is available at www.oregonstatefair.org 


Don't throw away your old 8mm, Super 8, and 16mm home movies. Instead,
bring your films from noon-4 p.m. Aug. 16 to the University of Oregon's
Knight Library to view them and learn more about their value as
historical and cultural documents. The event will be held at the UO
Libraries' Center for Media and Educational Technologies (formerly Media
Services) on the ground floor of Knight Library.

Local film experts and archivists will assess the 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. Sponsored
locally by the UO Libraries' Special Collections and University
Archives, Home Movie Day is an international event intended to help the
public learn about, enjoy and rescue films now considered obsolete
because of digital home video. At the previous Home Movie Day in Eugene,
hundreds of participants turned out to celebrate amateur filmmaking,
making it one of the most successful Home Movie Day events in the
nation. The national Home Movie Day website is at

For more information, visit the library's Home Movie Day website at
http://library.uoregon.edu/partners/homemovieday, or contact Elizabeth
Peterson at 541-346-3047, emp at uoregon.edu.


Anne-Imelda Radice, director of the Institute of Museum and Library
Services (IMLS), has announced that 776 museums, libraries, and
archives, representing every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto
Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam have been selected to receive
the IMLS Connecting to Collections Bookshelf. The
contents of the bookshelf were selected by a blue ribbon panel of
conservation experts; it includes an essential set of books, online
resources, and a user's guide.
The list of grantees includes 29 Oregon museums and libraries, a list
of which can be found at

The IMLS Bookshelf was made possible by a cooperative agreement with
the American Association for State and Local History with support from
the Getty Foundation, the Henry Luce Foundation, and the Samuel H. Kress
Foundation. It is part of Connecting to Collections: A Call to Action, a
strategic initiative by IMLS to address the challenges described in "A
Public Trust at Risk: The Heritage Health Index Report on the State of
America's Collections."

The IMLS Bookshelf focuses on collections typically found in art or
history museums and in libraries' special collections, with an added
selection of texts for living collections. It addresses topics including
the philosophy and ethics of collecting, collections management and
planning, emergency preparedness, and culturally specific conservation
issues. Among the publications selected were The National Trust Manual
of Housekeeping (published by the British National Trust in 2005), the
Field Guide to Emergency Response (published by Heritage Preservation in
2006), and Essentials of Conservation Biology (published by Primack in

Based on the response to the bookshelf requests so far, IMLS will offer
a third round of competition to distribute an additional 1,000
Applications can be submitted to AASLH between Jan. 5 and Mar. 9 at


Mission Mill Museum in Salem will present at 1 p.m. Aug. 23 a talk
"FIRE!  A Capitol Tale" by Kyle Jansson. The presentation describes the
fire that destroyed Oregon's capitol in 1935. Jansson, the coordinator
of the Oregon Heritage Commission, was executive director of the Marion
County Historical Society.  For more information call 503-585-7012 or
visit the Mission Mill website at http://www.missionmill.org
<http://www.missionmill.org/> .
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