[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2010-05-07

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Fri May 7 14:21:55 PDT 2010

In this issue:
1.  Steam locomotive to power up on Saturday
2.  Century Farm cookbook wins publishing award
3.  Monroe Sweetland topic of Portland talk
4.  Job opening at OSU Archives
5.  Heritage organizations may have nonprofit status in jeopardy
6.  NEH offering preservation access grant


The historic steam locomotive SP 4449, the SP&S 600 sleeper/lounge, and
a UP caboose will be on display from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. May 8 at the
historic Union Station, 800 NW Sixth St., in Portland during National
Train Day celebrations. 

Displays will be presented by the Pacific Northwest chapter of the
National Railway Historical Society, the Friends of SP 4449, the SP&S
Railway Historical Society, the 
Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation, the Pacific Railroad Preservation
Association, and others. For more information, visit


"Eating It Up in Eden: The Oregon Century Farm & Ranch Cookbook," a
cookbook that features recipes by longtime Oregon farm families, has
been given a gold award by the Publishers Association of the West for
book design. The book was developed by Richard Engeman and published by
White House Grocery Press.  Susan Bard was the designer of the book that
includes historic photographs and illustrations. The cookbook and other
entries were judged on typography, jacket/cover design, interior design,
format, selection of materials used, and printing and binding production

Publishers Association of the West is a not-for-profit trade
organization created to serve the needs of its members and as a forum
for the discussion of publishing issues. The Association’s membership
ranges from small independent presses to publishers with worldwide
operations. Affiliate members include printers, designers, binderies,
and publishing freelancers. 

The Oregon Century Farm & Century Ranch Program is a statewide
recognition program honoring farmers and ranchers who have worked the
same land for at least 100 years. The program is administered through
the Oregon Agricultural Education Foundation. For more information,
visit http://www.oregonfb.org/programs/century_farm_ranch.shtml


The Portland State University Friends of History is sponsoring "In
Search of Monroe Sweetland," a free talk by historian William Robbins at
7 p.m. May 11 in Room 238 of the Smith Union, 1825 SW Broadway. 
Sweetland guided the legislation that turned Portland State College into
an urban university. For more information, contact (503) 725-5473.


OSU Libraries invites applications  for the position of Oregon
multicultural librarian. The librarian will play the lead role in
collaborative collection development of the Oregon Multicultural
Archives, one of the Libraries' key initiatives. Visit
http://oregonstate.edu/jobs to read the full position description.
The application deadline is May 28.  For questions about this position,
contact Jane Nichols, Search Committee Chair, at 541-737-7269 or
jane.nichols at oregonstate.edu


In 2006, federal legislation began requiring that most nonprofit
organizations file an annual 990 notice with the Internal Revenue
Service in order to retain their tax exempt status, including
organizations with annual revenue under $25,000. Depending on an
organization's structure and annual revenue, the form may be a 990,
990-EZ, 990-N, or 990-PF. Over the last two years the Nonprofit
Association of Oregon  and TACS have provided training and Helpline
resources to prepare organizations for these expanded requirements.
On May 15, a provision of the Pension Protection Act of 2006 goes into
effect that requires the revocation of federal tax-exempt status for
nonprofit organizations that have not filed the required form 990 for
three consecutive years. The National Center for Charitable Statistics
has created a searchable list of Oregon nonprofits that may be in
jeopardy: http://nccs.urban.org/.

Now is a good time for nonprofits to review their 990-series and other
IRS-related filings. The IRS has a number of resources at
http://www.irs.gov/charities/article/0,,id=217087,00.html  to help
you ensure that your nonprofit is compliant with all of your federal
reporting requirements. Be sure to check Oregon's Department of Justice
website at http://www.doj.state.or.us/charigroup/howto.shtml  for
information on the state filings necessary to maintain your tax


The Division of Preservation and Access of the National Endowment for
the Humanities is accepting applications for grants in its research and
development program. The 2010 guidelines, which include sample proposal
narratives, can be found at: http://neh.gov/grants/guidelines/PARD.html.
Grants in this program support projects that address major challenges in
preserving or providing access to humanities collections and resources.
These challenges include the need to find better ways to
preserve materials of critical importance to the nation’s cultural
heritage-from fragile artifacts and manuscripts to analog recordings and
digital assets subject to technological obsolescence-and to develop
advanced modes of searching, discovering, and using such materials.
Maximum awards are $350,000 for up to three years.

Prospective applicants seeking further information are encouraged to
contact the Division at 202-606-8570 or preservation at neh.gov.
Oregon Heritage News is a service of the Oregon Heritage Commission,
which can be contacted at heritage.info at state.or.us 

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