[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2015-11-09

INFO Heritage * OPRD Heritage.Info at oregon.gov
Mon Nov 9 10:49:47 PST 2015

In this issue:
1.  New Cultural Trust marketing materials available
2.  OSU history book launched this week
3.  Portland puts African American history guide online
4.  Pacific University seeks collections assistant
5.  UO seeks preservation program director
6.  Deaccessioning webinar Nov. 19


The Oregon Cultural Trust recently introduced a new "brand." To support the change, the Trust has introduced new logos, advertising and marketing materials. The marketing materials include donation inserts for year-end fundraising appeals, bookmarks and varied formats of the new logo.

To find the new marketing materials and fundraising tips, visit the Cultural Trust's Tool Kit webpage<http://www.culturaltrust.org/tool-kits>.


A new pictorial history of Oregon State University has recently been published by the OSU Press and will be the focus of several events during the next month.

"A School for the People: A Photographic History of Oregon State University" tells the story of OSU's nearly 150 years as a land grant institution through more than 500 photographs, maps, documents, and extensive captions. In-depth chapters focus on themes such as campus development, the growth of academics, the evolution of research as a major focus of the university, campus life and organizations, and, of course, athletics. A capsule history includes iconic photographs associated with the university.

As one of the first colleges and universities to offer photography as part of its curriculum in the early 1890s, OSU is well documented visually. Most of those photographic treasures have made their way into the holdings of the Special Collections and Archives Research Center at OSU's Valley Library. Gleaned from hundreds of thousands of images at the Center, many of the photos included here have never before been seen by the general public.

The book was written by longtime OSU archivist Larry Landis, who is director of the OSU Libraries' Special Collections and Archives Research Center. Landis will be signing books at several upcoming events:
Nov. 12, 5-7pm at the Architectural Heritage Center, 701 SE Grand Ave., Portland.
Nov. 14, 1:30-2:30pm at the Benton County Historical Society, 1101 Main St., Philomath.
Nov. 20, 4-6pm at the Special Collections and Archives Research Center reading room, OSU Valley Library, Corvallis.
Dec. 6, noon-4pm at the Oregon Historical Society, 1200 SW Park Ave., Portland.


The City of Portland's Archives and Records Center has placed its guide to historical City records related to African Americans<http://efiles.portlandoregon.gov/Record/8122250> online!

The guide compiles the center's resources related to the African American community. The guide using can also be found using the center's online catalog, Efiles<http://efiles.portlandoregon.gov/Record/>; along with the photos<http://efiles.portlandoregon.gov/Record/8122241> and documents<http://efiles.portlandoregon.gov/Record/8160197> used to create the publication. There are also links to other archives and special collections<http://efiles.portlandoregon.gov/Record/8122242> in Oregon that house relevant historical materials.


Pacific University in Forest Grove is seeking a half-time art and special collections assistant. The position reports to the university archivist and involves improving the descriptions and physical care of items in the university's art and museum collections. A background in art history, museum studies or related fields is preferred. See the job description<http://www.pacificu.edu/about-us/offices/human-resources/employment/available-positions/1376-university-art-special-collections-assistant> for more information.


The University of Oregon's Historic Preservation Program invites applications for a full-time tenured position at the rank of associate professor or full professor, to begin in fall 2016.  This faculty member, an endowed chair position, will be based in Portland and will direct the Historic Preservation Program, located in Portland and Eugene.

The university seeks a leader in the fields of heritage conservation and preservation for its professional master's degree program. The successful candidate for this position will be an outstanding academic leader who conducts groundbreaking research and professional practice, will play a key role in shaping the future direction of the UO Historic Preservation Program, will maintain a commitment to innovative pedagogy and curriculum development, and will enjoy close mentoring of students. See the UO's Human Resources website<http://jobs.uoregon.edu/unclassified.php?id=5373> for more information.


The Connecting to Collections Online Community will offer a free webinar about "The Deaccessoning Dilemma: Laws, Ethics, and Actions" at 11 a.m. Nov. 19.

Museum collections specialist John Simmons will address the deaccessioning and disposal of objects in the context of good collection stewardship, including criteria for justifying these decisions and deciding how to dispose of deaccessioned objects. The legal and ethical considerations of deaccessioning and disposal of objects from museum collections will be discussed, as well as and how these procedures should be documented. Critical and contentious issues will be considered including how funds from deaccessioning should be used, whether or not donors should be notified, and how to deal with public misconceptions about the process. Guidelines will be provided for writing deaccessioning and disposal policies and procedures. For more information, visit the webinar website<http://www.connectingtocollections.org/the_deaccessioning_dilemma_laws_ethics_and_actions>.

Oregon Heritage News is a service of Oregon Heritage, a division of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. The news editor can be contacted at heritage.info at oregon.gov<mailto:heritage.info at oregon.gov>

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