[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2017-05-25

INFO Heritage * OPRD Heritage.Info at oregon.gov
Thu May 25 15:54:51 PDT 2017

In this issue:
1. One week left to apply for scholarship for preservation related conference, workshop, or training
2. Two job opportunities
3. City of Redmond successfully rehabilitates a local historic landmark
4. 2017 Archaeology Roadshow in Portland June 3 and in Burns June 10
5. Oregon Historical Society launches digital collections website
6. Vanport Mosaic requests memories and photos for on-going oral history project


The Elisabeth Walton Potter Oregon Heritage Preservation Scholarship provides financial assistance for Oregon residents to attend a preservation-related conference, workshop, or training in the United States. Eligible travel expenses include registration fees, transportation, lodging, and meals.

It is a competitive application process and scholarships will be offered to those actively involved in local preservation efforts and who demonstrate how attendance at a preservation-related conference, workshop, or training will help meet the preservation needs of their local community. Awards range from $500-$1,500, depending on applicant eligibility, priorities, criteria and the number of applicants. Applications that include some match are more competitive.

Some examples of upcoming opportunities this scholarship can be used for:

2017 Digital Directions: Fundamentals of Creating and Managing Digital Collections<https://www.nedcc.org/preservation-training/digital-directions/dd-17>
2017 American Association of State and Local History Annual Meeting<http://about.aaslh.org/conference/>
2017 Association for Preservation Technology Conference<http://www.heritageconference2017.com/>
2017 PastForward Conference<https://pastforwardconference.org/pastforward2017/>
2017 Western Museums Association Annual Meeting<http://www.westmuse.org/annual-meeting>
2017 Society of American Archives<http://www2.archivists.org/am2017/program>
2017 Pacific Northwest Preservation Field School<https://hp.uoregon.edu/2017-pacific-northwest-preservation-field-school>

To learn more or to apply visit http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/FINASST/Pages/Scholarships.aspx. Contact Katie Henry at (503) 986-0671 or katie.henry at oregon.gov<mailto:katie.henry at oregon.gov> if you have questions.


Executive Director, Springfield Museum

The Springfield Museum, a non-profit organization in Springfield, Oregon, is seeking a qualified candidate for Executive Director. The successful candidate will bring leadership experience in fundraising, grant writing, marketing, financial management, operations; a background in museum or collections management; and an ability to work cooperatively with community leaders, Board of Directors, staff and volunteers.

The Executive Director of the Springfield Museum, working closely with the Board of Directors is a strong and dynamic leader who understands, supports, and promotes the mission of the organization. The Executive Director is responsible for implementing the plans and policies authorized by the board, developing organizational and financial plans, and programs. The Executive Director oversees and maintains the day-to- day operations of the organization. The Executive Director reports directly to and communicates fully and frequently with the Board of Director. The Executive Director will present written reports regarding the status of the museum at monthly board meetings. The Executive Director has the operational authority to carry out the duties and responsibilities assigned by the Board of Directors within the framework of policies, plans, and budget as specified in the Museum's bylaws. The Executive Director will serve as an ex officio member of the board (no vote). The Executive Director is expected to attend exhibit openings, board meetings, fundraising and public relations activities.

View full job description here: http://www.springfield-museum.com/wp-content/uploads/Springfield-Museum-ED-position-description-2017.pdf

Apply by 5pm PST on June 30, 2017.
Send resume and cover letter to springfield.or.museum at gmail.com.

Receptionist, Lane County Historical Museum

Wanted:  Receptionist, part time. Tues, Thurs-Sat, 9:45a-4:15p, Lane County Historical Museum. $11.50/hr. Cash register/POS  experience required. Interest in history.  Resume and cover letter. Contact: Adrienne @ (541) 682-6766 or officemanager at lchm.org<mailto:officemanager at lchm.org> .


The City of Redmond embarked on a massive project to rehabilitate the former high school and reuse it as the new city hall. Learn more about the project by visiting the Oregon Heritage Exchange<https://oregonheritage.wordpress.com/2017/05/22/2653/> blog.


This year the PSU Archaeology Roadshow<https://www.pdx.edu/anthropology/archaeology-roadshow> will take place on the PSU campus on June 3 from 10am-3pm and expands to include an additional satellite show in Burns on June 10. Activities include hands-on children's activities, exhibit on local archaeology and history, panel of experts identifying artifacts, sampling of historic beer, and more! To learn more about the show visit the latest post on the Oregon Heritage Exchange<https://oregonheritage.wordpress.com/2017/05/25/psus-archaeology-roadshow-hits-the-road/>.


The Oregon Historical Society is excited to announce the official launch of the OHS Digital Collections website<https://digitalcollections.ohs.org/>, a ground-breaking step forward in providing broad access to the myriad collections held in our Research Library.

This new website allows online public access to a rich variety of materials from the OHS Research Library, including items from our manuscript, photograph, film, and oral history collections. Behind the scenes, these files are safeguarded using a series of digital preservation workflows, systems, and storage processes called the OHS Digital Vault.

While collections will continue to be added to the site on an ongoing basis, featured collections at launch include:

  *   Photographs from Oregon conservation pioneers William L. Finley, Irene Finley, and Herman Bohlman, part of the Reuniting Finley and Bohlman<https://digitalcollections.ohs.org/reuniting-finley-and-bohlman> project, a current year-long collaboration with Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center. This project is supported in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Oregon State Library.
  *   Newspaper photographs from the Oregon Journal<https://digitalcollections.ohs.org/us-ohy-org-lot-1368> nitrate negative collection, consisting of images from the Portland paper taken during the 1920s and 1930s. This digitization project-in-progress is funded by a grant from the Jackson Foundation.
  *   Papers of Joel Palmer<https://digitalcollections.ohs.org/us-ohy-mss-114>, 1848-1880, Superintendent of Indian Affairs for the Oregon Territory and an Oregon State Legislator. Digitization was done in collaboration with the University of Oregon Special Collections.
  *   Landscape photographs by the renowned San Francisco photographer Carleton E. Watkins<https://digitalcollections.ohs.org/us-ohy-org-lot-93> taken during his visits to Oregon and the Columbia River in the 1860s and 1880s.
  *   Early twentieth century photographs from Portland's Kiser Photo Co.,<https://digitalcollections.ohs.org/us-ohy-org-lot-140> one of the most successful and widely known commercial studios in the American West.
  *   Selected oral histories, including interviews from the Gay and Lesbian Archives of the Pacific Northwest (GLAPN)<https://digitalcollections.ohs.org/gay-and-lesbian-archives-of-the-pacific-northwest-oral-histories>.
  *   Over 1100 portraits from the OHS Cartes de Visite Collection<https://digitalcollections.ohs.org/cartes-de-visite-collection>, 1861-1893.

"We're proud to announce the availability of this platform, which we view as a cornerstone of our organizational mission to make Oregon's history open and accessible to all," said OHS Digital Archivist Mathieu Deschaine. "We look forward to continued additions that will illustrate the breadth and diversity of our holdings and encourage their use for teaching, learning, and research."

OHS Digital Collections and the OHS Digital Vault are funded by a generous grant from The Collins Foundation, with additional support from a bequest from the estate of William Bilyeu. Ongoing digitization is supported by private and public funders. Support for the expansion of the OHS Digital Vault to build further capacity to digitize rare and unique items can be made through donations to the Oregon Historical Society's FORWARD! capital campaign<http://ohs.org/support/forward-campaign.cfm>.

Begin exploring OHS Digital Collections at digitalcollections.ohs.org<https://digitalcollections.ohs.org/>.


Did you live in the Albina Neighborhood between 1940 and 1980? The Vanport Mosaic would love to record your memories and digitize your photos for the new chapter of our on-going oral history project.  During the VANPORT MOSAIC FESTIVAL 2017, our volunteers will conduct interviews inside Stream PDX, a mobile recording studio in a '67 Airstream trailer:

May 26, 2-6 pm - near Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center
May 27, 2-6 pm - near Vancouver Ave First Baptist Church
May 28, 1-6 pm -  near Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center

To set a time slot to record, please call 510-717.2441, or email laura at vanportmosaic.org<mailto:info at vanportmosaic.org>.

Share your photos of Oregon's heritage on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using #oregonheritage.

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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