[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2010-10-22

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Fri Oct 22 14:09:39 PDT 2010

In this issue:
1.  Two books to be released online
2.  Archivists seek conference proposals
3.  Oregon folklife symposium set for Nov. 18-19
4.  Events scheduled in Florence, Portland
5.  Sigler appointed National Trust representative


Two ground-breaking works on relations between Native Americans and
early Pacific Northwest settlers will be released online this week by
Oregon State University in celebration of the fourth annual
International Open Access Week.

The OSU Press and the OSU Center for Digital Scholarship and Services
are making available Theodore Stern¹s two-volume works, "Chiefs and
Chief Traders: Indian Relations at Fort Nez Percés, 1818-1855," and
"Chiefs and Change in the Oregon Country." First published by OSU Press
in the 1990s,the books have been out of print for several years.

The books are free online as high-resolution, searchable PDF files in
the press's collection in the ScholarsArchive at OSU open access

In addition to these two open access monographs, the Center for Digital
Scholarship and Services and the OSU Press will soon announce the online
availability of other out-of-print and backlist OSU Press titles. These
also will be available in the open access repository as soon as they are
identified and scanned. The OSU Press and the Center for Digital
Scholarship and Services will monitor online usage of the volumes in
order to determine the sustainability of making books available without


"Tradition and Innovation: New Ideas for Old Stuff" will be the theme
of the Northwest Archivists conference April 20-23 in Helena, Mont.

The theme highlights the professional paradox of caring for archival
collections representing collective memory and actions, while navigating
and interacting with contemporary audiences, expectations and
technology. For more information about the conference and submitting
proposals, visit


The Oregon Folklife Network will host its inaugural symposium "Public
Sector Folklore in the 21st Century" Nov. 18-19 in Eugene. 

Bill Ivey, former National Endowment for the Arts chair and the current
director of the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy at
Vanderbilt University, will speak the opening evening. The symposium
will include artists, students, academics, cultural administrators, and
others passionate about Oregon’s diverse cultures. For more
information, visit http://aaablogs.uoregon.edu/ofn/


Florence: Delos Devine of the Oregon Department of Forestry will talk
at 7 p.m. Oct. 29 in Florence on major fires in the Oregon coastal
region. He had been scheduled to speak on the topic in August but was
called away to fight a fire. The talk will take place at the Siuslaw
Pioneer Museum, 2nd and Maple streets. Fore more information, phone

Portland: The Oregon Jewish Museum will host two Storytelling Circles
to coincide with the new exhibit, "Jews at Work: Law and Medicine."
Lawyers’ Stories will take place on at 7 p.m. Nov. 3 and Doctors’
Stories will be at 7 p.m. Nov. 8. The event is open to the public, which
is invited to bring artifacts, documents and photographs to illustrate
their stories. For information and registration, phone 503.226.3600


The Western Office of the National Trust for Historic Preservation has
selected Peggy Sigler as its on-the-ground field representative in
Oregon. Working part-time based in Canby, Sigler will support historic
preservation in Oregon by bringing National Trust programs and direct
preservation assistance to cities and communities outside the greater
Portland area. 

Sigler has more than 20 years of experience in advocacy, cultural
resource management, economic revitalization, museum administration,
architectural design and heritage tourism. The field representative
position was implemented in consultation with key Oregon preservation
partners. Sigler can be reached at 503-333-3900 or peggy_sigler at nthp.org

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