[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2016-12-09

INFO Heritage * OPRD Heritage.Info at oregon.gov
Fri Dec 9 15:45:29 PST 2016


In this issue:
1. Cemetery transformation featured in newest Oregon Heritage Exchange Blog post
2. Nominations open for 2017 Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards
3. Public meeting notice for Oregon Commission on Hispanic Affairs
4. Call for nominations for the Hamer-Kegan Award of the Society of American Archivists


CEMETERY TRANSFORMATION FEATURED IN NEWEST OREGON HERITAGE EXCHANGE BLOG POST

The Dora Cemetery in Dora, Oregon was incorporated in 1886. The community has worked hard to transform it from a quaint local cemetery to a thriving panoramic area. Read more about its transformation and watch a video by visiting the most recent Oregon Heritage Exchange Blog post<https://oregonheritage.wordpress.com/2016/12/09/transformation-of-dora-cemetery/>.


NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR 2017 OREGON HERITAGE EXCELLENCE AWARDS

Nominations for the 2017 Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards Program are now being accepted. Applications can be found online through the Oregon Heritage website www.oregonheritage.org<www.oregonheritage.org%20> or by contacting Oregon Heritage Coordinator Todd Mayberry at Todd.Mayberry at oregon.gov<mailto:Todd.Mayberry at oregon.gov> or (503) 986-0696. The postmark deadline for submitting nominations is January 27, 2017.

The Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards recognize individuals, businesses, and organizations for outstanding efforts on behalf of Oregon heritage, drawing public attention to these efforts, and raising the quality of heritage-oriented activities.

Nominations are encouraged for organizations and projects of all sizes and heritage purposes and for volunteers and professionals from all heritage sectors.

"The award recipients represent the extraordinary efforts to preserve Oregon's heritage," said Todd Mayberry, coordinator for the Oregon Heritage Commission. "They also serve as models for others on how to develop new ideas, approaches, and innovations."

Last year's recipients included:
-- University of Oregon Libraries Oregon Digital Newspaper project, for its cooperative ground-breaking efforts to create the project and increase public access to important historic documents.
-- Oregon Archaeology Society, in recognition of its decades of work education the public about archaeology, preserving cultural resources, and advancing archaeological knowledge.
-- Sally Donovan, for her dedication and outstanding work on behalf of Oregon's heritage resources which included Oregon Coast lighthouses, historic districts, public buildings, residences, irrigation canals, wooden flumes, and pioneer cemeteries.

Awards will be presented on April 26 at the Oregon Heritage Summit in Newberg by Oregon Heritage, part of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.

The announcement for 2017 awardees will be made in early April 2017. Tickets for the awards presentation will be made available this coming spring.


PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE FOR OREGON COMMISSION ON HISPANIC AFFAIRS

Oregon Commission on Hispanic Affairs (OCHA)
Monday, December 12, 2016
11:00AM - 1:00PM

Agenda items will include a legislative discussion and other topics of interest to the Commission. This is also a notice of intent to amend the OCHA Bylaws.

The public can attend this meeting at:
The Lincoln Building
421 SW Oak Street
Ste 770 Conference Room
Portland, OR 97204

Guest speakers: Rebecca Arce and Max Brown, DHS' Aging and Disabilities Unit

The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. Requests for accommodations for people with disabilities should be made at least 48 hours in advance. Contact Nancy Kramer at nancy.kramer at oregon.gov<mailto:nancy.kramer at oregon.gov> or 503-302-9725 to request accommodations for people with disabilities.

Contact Nancy Kramer at nancy.kramer at oregon.gov<mailto:nancy.kramer at oregon.gov> or 503-302-9725 with questions.


CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE HAMER-KEGAN AWARD OF THE SOCIETY OF AMERICAN ARCHIVISTS

The Philip M. Hamer and Elizabeth Hamer Kegan Award Subcommittee of the Society of American Archivists seeks nominations (including self-nominations) for the 2017 award.

This award recognizes an archivist, editor, group of individuals, or institution that has increased public awareness of a specific body of documents through compilation, transcription, exhibition, or public presentation of archives or manuscript materials for educational, instructional, or other public purpose. Archives may include photographs, films, and visual archives. Publication may be in hard copy, microfilm, digital, or other circulating medium.

Recent winners include:

  *   2016: South Asian American Digital Archive<http://www.saada.org/>
  *   2015: The Legacy Center, Drexel University College of Medicine, for Doctor or Doctress?<http://doctordoctress.org/>
  *   2014: Emma Goldman Papers Project<http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/Goldman/>
  *   2013: Densho, The Japanese American Legacy Project<http://www.densho.org/>
  *   2012: Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota<http://www.ihrc.umn.edu/>
  *   2011: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries March On Milwaukee Civil Rights History<http://collections.lib.uwm.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/march> Project Team

Eligibility:
Individual archivists and editors, groups of individuals, and organizations are eligible.

Prize:
A certificate and a cash prize of $500.

Application Deadline:
All nominations shall be submitted to SAA by February 28 of each year.  CLICK HERE<http://www2.archivists.org/sites/all/files/Hamer-Kegan-Award-Form-093015.docx> to download the application form, which includes instructions for submission.

For more information on this award, please go to http://www2.archivists.org/governance/handbook/section12-hamer.
For more information on SAA awards and the nominations process, please go to http://www2.archivists.org/recognition.


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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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