[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2012-07-31

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Tue Jul 31 08:14:48 PDT 2012

1. Archaeologists to Report on Fort George Dig
2. WHC Publishes First Issue of “Willamette Valley Voices”
3. Native American Cultural Property Law Seminar Offered, September
4. Park Ranger Position Open in Baker City
5. UO Seeks Archivist of Collection Management
Archaeologists from the National Park Service will report on the first
archaeological investigations of Fort Astoria / Fort George at 7 p.m.,
Aug. 2 at the Fort George Brewery, 1483 Duane St., Astoria. Doug Wilson
will talk about the bicentennial of the War of 1812, the significance of
the Fort to the struggle for control of the Pacific Northwest and the
cultural connection with the Native Americans of the area. 
Established in 1811, Fort Astoria is a National Historic Landmark. It
served as a regional hub for the fur trade and as the first permanent
American settlement west of the Rocky Mountains. The War of 1812
resulted in the American’s relinquishing the Fort to the British-owned
North West Company. America assumed ownership again in 1818, but the
Fort continued operating under the North West Company with later
operations by the Hudson Bay Company.
The Fort George investigation is part of the 11th Archaeological Field
School project, which spent five weeks conducting explorations in Fort
Vancouver’s “Kanaka Village”, the largest colonial settlement in the
Pacific Northwest during the 1830s and 1840s.
The Willamette Heritage Center (WHC) has published its first issue
(Volume 1, Number 1) of “Willamette Valley Voices: Connecting
Generations”. The issue centers on public places, including an article
written by John Scott, titled “The Big Green: Historical Perspectives on
the Willamette National Forest, 1893-1993”. Those interested can obtain
a copy at the Heritage Center.
Editor Keni Sturgeon worked with an editorial board of graduate
students from Western Oregon University and the Center’s Amy Vandegrift
to pull the issue together. The bi-annual publication’s mission is to
provide a showcase for scholarly writing pertaining to History and
Heritage in the Mid-Valley. Its purpose is to promote historical
scholarship focused on the communities of the area. 
The Willamette Heritage Center invites the submission of manuscripts
for the second issue of “Willamette Valley Voices”, with a focus on
community celebrations and publication scheduled for December 2012 /
January 2013. Examples of celebrations include, but are not limited to
parades, festivals, rodeos, Powwows and annual memorial services.
Celebrations must pertain to the Mid-Willamette Valley. Articles should
be both scholarly and understandable to a broad readership, and based on
original research of a documentary, analytical or interpretive nature.
WHC will accept abstracts, with a maximum of 200 words, through Sept.
21. If accepted for publication, the deadline for final papers is Nov.
16. Articles should run between 3,000 and 9,000 words in length, with
Chicago Style footnotes. All articles must be an original work and not
previously published. 
WHC will offer two awards annually for the best Graduate Student
contributions to Willamette Valley Voices, and will announce the winners
at its Annual Meeting each February. The award includes $100.
Eligibility requirements include enrollment as a graduate student at the
time of article submission to “Willamette Valley Voices”.
For further information about submissions, contact Keni Sturgeon,
Curator, Willamette Heritage Center at The Mill, 1313 Mill St. SE,
Salem, OR 97301, kenis at willametteheritage.org, (503) 585-7012 ext. 257.

The National Preservation Institute is offering a Native American
Cultural Property Law seminar Sept. 19 and 20 in cooperation with the
Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture at the University of
Washington in Seattle. Advance registration is available through Aug.
Students will review the use of federal, state, and tribal law to
manage and protect Native American cultural property under NAGPRA, ARPA,
the Antiquities Act, NHPA, NEPA, AIRFA, The Indian Arts and Crafts Act,
Sacred Sites, and selected state and tribal codes, with special emphasis
on the collections aspects of NAGPRA. Discussion will cover the
government-to-government obligations of federal and state agencies, the
fiduciary responsibility to tribes, and applications related to cultural
property through human rights law (sec. 1983), contract and tort
applications, and intellectual/intangible property law. To view an
agenda, visit www.npi.org.
A National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grant for scholarships covers
the cost of tuition for qualified applicants in targeted cultural
resource management areas. For more information and the application
form, go to www.npi.org/scholarships. For other questions, email
info at npi.org or call (703) 765-0100. 
The National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center in Baker City
seeks to fill a vacancy for an interpretive Park Ranger. This is an
entry level, permanent position. For position details and an
application, visit http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/322525200
The University of Oregon Libraries seeks a knowledgeable, creative, and
user-oriented colleague for the position of Archivist for Collections
Management to be part of the Special Collections and University Archives
This position provides the opportunity to participate in a wide range
of services and professional responsibilities in a dynamic environment.
Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) staff members are
active partners in improving access to scholarly resources.  The
Archivist is responsible for managing and supervising collection
management activities for all formats in SCUA and managing and directing
a current NHPRC grant funded project to create collection level EAD
finding aids and MARC records for university archives and manuscript
The deadline for receipt of applications is Aug. 15. The position will
remain open until filled. For further information, visit
http://www.uoregon.edu ( http://www.uoregon.edu/ ),
http://libweb.uoregon.edu ( http://libweb.uoregon.edu/ ), and
http://libweb.uoregon.edu/speccoll. To apply, send attachment in PDF
format via email and include the following: cover letter, résumé, and
names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of four references
(one of whom must be indicated as your most current supervisor). Address
the application to Ms. Laine Stambaugh, Library Human Resources, 1299
University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, OR 97403-1299 at
libapps at uoregon.edu. 


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