[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2014-12-11

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Thu Dec 11 08:53:12 PST 2014


In this Issue
1. Ask Santa for Oregon Heritage MentorCorps emergency backpack items
2. Don’t forget to submit a nomination for Oregon Heritage Excellence
3. Oregon Heritage is celebrating its friends this holiday season
4. Cultural Trust marketing materials available for year-end campaigns
5. Deadline approaches for OTE Maynard C. Drawson Memorial Award
6. Digital Newspaper Project to add more titles


ASK SANTA FOR OREGON HERITAGE MENTORCORPS EMERGENCY BACKPACK ITEMS

Oregon Heritage MentorCorps members each have a red backpack filled with items heritage organizations should have on hand for emergencies. When you’re making your list for Santa, you should ask for pack filled with these items! In fact, Santa might want to add some of these items to his own bag in case of an emergency during his ‘round the world travels!

You will want to ask Santa for a handheld LED flashlight, a headlamp for hands-free observation, and batteries to operate both. You should add to that list a high visibility safety vest, a respirator mask, and a covered clipboard that holds paper, writing tools, and a “Field Guide to Emergency Response”, which includes an instructional DVD, produced by Heritage Preservation. You might also ask for a handy disaster response reference tool known as an Emergency Response and Salvage Wheel (Santa can find one for you by calling (888) 388-6789 or visiting www.heritageemergency.org<http://www.heritageemergency.org>). While you’re writing that list, add a first aid kit, latex or other protective gloves, safety glasses and hardhat. Don’t forget a hand-crank-powered radio, a brightly colored backpack to contain and carry all your gear and a carabineer to clip on the outside!

To learn more about the Oregon Heritage MentorCorps program, visit www.mindyourcollections.org<http://www.mindyourcollections.org>.


OREGON HERITAGE IS CELEBRATING ITS FRIENDS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

In January, Oregon Heritage set a goal to reach 500 friends for its Facebook page<https://www.facebook.com/OregonHeritage> and reached it this week, with an extra one for good measure.

We’re happy for those 501 and for the many other friends of Oregon Heritage programs. Thanks to you, Oregon is a great place to live and work.


DON’T FORGET TO SUBMIT A NOMINATION FOR OREGON HERITAGE EXCELLENCE

The Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards recognize individuals, businesses and organizations for outstanding efforts on behalf of Oregon heritage and raise the quality of heritage-oriented activities. Oregon Heritage encourages nominations of organizations and projects of all sizes and heritage purposes, as well as volunteers and professionals from all heritage sectors. The nomination deadline is Jan. 16. To access award information and to download an application, visit Oregon Heritage online<http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OHC/Pages/award_info.aspx>.


CULTURAL TRUST MARKETING MATERIALS AVAILABLE FOR YEAR-END CAMPAIGNS

Tis the season of festive holiday events and end-of-year donations and your organization can spread the word and double its efforts. Visit the Oregon Cultural Trust's tool kit page<http://www.culturaltrust.org/tool-kits>, where marketing materials await your discovery and use! You will find logos and advertising, fundraising tools and tips, avenues for requesting a guest speaker for that special upcoming event, short videos and more. For questions, email Aili Schreiner<mailto:Aili.Schreiner at Oregon.gov> or call (503) 986-0088.


DEADLINE APPROACHES FOR OTE MAYNARD C. DRAWSON MEMORIAL AWARD

Oregon Travel Experience (OTE) and the Oregon Heritage Tree Program recently established a new statewide award in Maynard “The Tree Man” Drawson’s name. The deadline for submitting nominations is Jan. 30. The annual award will honor individuals (or groups) who have championed Oregon’s trees with the same fervor and success as Drawson.

Considered the founder of Oregon’s official statewide heritage tree program, Drawson’s affection for trees resulted in many big tree nominations for acceptance to the National Big Tree Registry and the preservation of the “Valley of Giants”, a wonderful lasting reminder of the old growth timber that once graced the Oregon Coast Range.

For further information, visit Oregon Travel Experience online<http://ortravelexperience.com/news-press/new-oregon-heritage-award-2015/>.


DIGITAL NEWSPAPER PROJECT TO ADD MORE TITLES

The University of Oregon Libraries’ Oregon Digital Newspaper Program (ODNP) will add images of more than 16 historic Oregon newspapers during the final year of its grant funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities’ and Library of Congress’ National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

There are currently more than 650,000 pages of 65 historic Oregon newspapers (most published before 1923) on the website. Digitization is now underway on ten newspapers from locations in every corner of the state, with additional digitization of others, including Astoria’s Toveritar (a Finnish language paper edited by women), the Condon Globe, Dallas’ Oregon Republican / Liberal Republican, the Echo Register, the Junction City Bulletin and the Athena Press.

Keyword-searchable content from these newspapers is available at Historic Oregon Newspapers<http://oregonnews.uoregon.edu/> and at Library of Congress' Chronicling America website<http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/>.

In addition to the current NDNP grant project, staff is working with donations and other small grants to digitize additional Oregon newspapers. Email Sheila Rabun<mailto:srabun at uoregon.edu> or call (541) 346-1859 or for more information.


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Oregon Heritage, part of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, provides technical support and services to people and organizations documenting, preserving, interpreting and sharing Oregon's heritage. Keep up with the latest heritage issues and trends at Oregon Heritage Exchange<http://oregonheritage.wordpress.com/> and follow us on Facebook<https://www.facebook.com/OregonHeritage>.

Oregon Heritage News is a service of the Oregon Heritage Commission. Do you have an issue or item you would like to share? Email us<mailto:heritage.info at oregon.gov>.
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