[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2012-03-16

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Fri Mar 16 08:47:41 PDT 2012

In this Issue:
1. Slab Town Reunion Set in Northwest Portland
2. Participants Sought for Curating Oral Histories Survey
Local historians Mike Ryerson and Tim Hills, along with several former
residents will celebrate the heritage of Old Slabtown during a reunion
gathering from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., March 19 at  1624 N.W. Glisan,
Portland. The 1905 World's Fair, Vaughn Street Baseball Park, Marshall
Street Ice Arena, Portland Brewing Company, Savier Street Streetcar
Terminal, St. Patrick's Church, and Chapman School all had addresses in
Slabtown, a blue collar, ethnic Northwest Portland neighborhood. 
Learn about the history of the neighborhood during a one-hour walking
tour beginning at 2 and 3 p.m. Come to the event and share your stories.
Bring photos of neighborhood people and places for scanning and sharing
at future Slabtown gatherings. For more information visit
mission at mcmenamins.com or call (503) 223-4527
A California university is seeking participants to take part in a short
survey to support research on oral histories in repositories. The goal
is to capture a snapshot of the current state of oral histories in
repositories in order to identify the greatest curating needs and create
a baseline for further research. 
The survey’s success is dependent on the broadest possible
participation. Answers are important, regardless of the repository size,
the size of a collection within a repository, or the location of your
The survey should take 15-20 minutes and consists of mostly multiple
choice questions. Surveyors ask that you complete it before March 30. To
access the survey, visit http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/WEB22EY7NEM3EW
. For further information, visit
or email curatingoralhistories at gmail.com . 
Visit www.oregon.gov/OPRD/HCD/OHC/Conference.shtml to learn more about
the joint Oregon Heritage Conference / Northwest Archivists Annual
Meeting April 26-28. 

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