[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2015-11-30

INFO Heritage * OPRD Heritage.Info at oregon.gov
Mon Nov 30 11:24:38 PST 2015

In this issue:
1.  Johnson promoted to SHPO programs manager
2.  Electronic archives workshop offered in Corvallis
3.  Chinese Oregon series seeks speakers
4.  Historic Columbia River highway group meets Dec. 4
5.  Oregon census data pictured back to 1800s


Ian Johnson has been promoted to manager of the State Historic Preservation Office, which is part of the Heritage Division at the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.

Ian has been with the SHPO since 2007, serving as National Register coordinator and team lead for several related programs. His new role as SHPO Programs Manager includes management duties for the National Register, tax programs, survey and inventory, and compliance programs. Ian has been serving as an interim manager since January.

Ian will also serve as Associate Deputy SHPO, providing back-up to Heritage Division Manager and Deputy SHPO Chrissy Curran.


Increasingly, archival records are created in electronic formats. As a result, archives of all types need to be responsible for the preservation of electronic records. A Society of American Archivists workshop Jan. 15 in Corvallis will review the fundamental principles of archival appraisal, appraisal policies and the unique issues that need to be addressed when appraising electronic records. Case studies will highlight the practical aspects of appraisal when dealing with electronic records.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to develop an appraisal policy for their archives, include electronic records on records retention and disposal schedules, address technical issues (such as metadata, software dependence, etc.) that arise when appraising electronic records, and appraise electronic records for archives.

For more information and registration, visit the SAA's workshop website<http://saa.archivists.org/events/appraisal-of-electronic-records-1650/651/>.


Oregon's Chinese history is deeply tied to local communities across the state and has been explored by a wide range of scholars, elders, and researchers. The Oregon Historical Society (OHS) would like to share that knowledge through a "Chinese Oregon" public program series that will explore the local histories of Chinese Americans across Oregon. It is accepting applications until Dec. 15 from speakers who wish to be listed on the bureau.

This program is offered in partnership with two spring 2016 exhibitions at OHS that showcase the history of Chinese exclusion and inclusion throughout our nation's history as well as a history of Portland's historic Chinatowns. The exhibits are partially supported by a grant from the Oregon Heritage Commission.

For more information and the application form, visit the speakers series website<http://www.ohs.org/events/chinese-oregon-speakers-proposals.cfm>.


The Historic Columbia River Highway<http://www.oregon.gov/odot/hwy/hcrh/Pages/index.aspx> Advisory Committee will meet at 10 a.m. Dec. 4 at the Columbia River Gorge Discovery Center in The Dalles.

The meeting will include presentations on the Mitchell Point Alternatives Study, Chenoweth Creek and Dry Creek Canyon Bridge Restoration overview, Centennial 2016 update, and a discussion of how the committee plans on implementing the final five miles of Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail.  The highway's centennial has been declared a statewide celebration by the Oregon Heritage Commission.

For more information, contact committee coordinator Kristen Stallman at Kristen.stallman at odot.state.or.us<mailto:Kristen.stallman at odot.state.or.us>


The 2015 population estimates for Oregon were just released by Portland State University and we have now surpassed 4 million residents. 4,013,845 to be exact. PSUs Population Research Center has created a really cool new site<http://roadto4million.research.pdx.edu/> to show how we got here, with data going back to the 1800s. They detail some race/ethnicity, age, gender, place of birth and the like.

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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