[Heritage] Heritage Fellows to make presentations at conference

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Thu Apr 12 15:48:22 PDT 2012

Three Oregon university students will present research findings April 27
at the joint Oregon Heritage Conference/Northwest Archivists Annual
Meeting in Salem. The presentations will begin at 3:30 p.m. at the Salem
Conference Center.

The three students have been named Oregon Heritage Fellows by Oregon
Heritage, a division of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department,
based on the strength of both their scholastic achievement and their
research topics. The fellowships encourage the thoughtful inquiry of
Oregon’s heritage by emerging scholars.

“The presentations by Fellows in previous years have increased public
interest in the diverse history and heritage of Oregon and generated new
scholarship,” said Roger Roper, assistant director for heritage and
community programs of OPRD.

The 2012 students, their schools and topics are:

-- Laura Cray, Oregon State University, “High Desert Dreams: Arid
Land Management Policy and Visions of the Western Landscape.”
-- Kimberly Hursh, Willamette University, “A Social History of the
Colegio Cesar Chavez, 1973-1983.” 
-- Gareth Stacke, Lewis & Clark College, “The Relationship Between
Black Power and Welfare Relief Programs in Portland, 1964-1975.” 

Kimberly Jensen, a professor of history and gender studies at Western
Oregon University, will chair the session. She also serves on the Oregon
Heritage Commission.

The joint Oregon Heritage Conference/Northwest Archivists Annual
Meeting April 26-28 brings together staff and volunteers from historical
societies, historic landmark commissions, schools and universities,
humanities groups, local and state agencies, museums, tourism and
economic development organizations, federal agencies and tribal

Additional conference information is available at
www.oregonheritage.org.  Register now for the conference at

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