In this Issue:


1. One Final Favor to Do for Oregon Heritage In 2011

2. NPS Seeks Archivist for Crater Lake National Park

3. PSU Seeks Assistant Prof. of North American History





Oregon’s heritage is a legacy for the future, preserved among prehistoric and historic archaeological sites, and in historic buildings and landscapes. It is contained in the collective wealth of our museums and heritage institutions, and embodied in our public celebrations and anniversaries.


Hundreds of organizations, small and large, every year make valiant efforts to preserve and develop Oregon's heritage.  With a donation to the Oregon Cultural Trust, you can support them and take an important step toward a tax credit for yourself.


In order to qualify for a tax credit for 2011, you must act now. Here's how:


1.  If you haven't already made a donation to an Oregon heritage, arts or humanities organization, make one now.


2. Make a matching gift to the Oregon Cultural Trust by making a donation at . You can also make a donation by phoning 503-986-0088 (8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays) or sending a check to the Oregon Cultural Trust at 775 Summer St. NE, Suite 200. Salem, OR 97301.


3. Claim your entire contribution to the Trust as a tax credit (up to certain limits), reducing your Oregon tax bill during the next few months.


The time to act is now, as 2011 is nearing the end. By acting now, you will enable the Oregon Cultural Trust to support cultural heritage organizations across the state in preserving and developing Oregon's cultural heritage.





The National Park Service is seeking an Archivist to implement the arrangement and description components of the archival program within the museum program at Crater Lake National Park.  The incumbent will apply professional knowledge and skill to processing archival and/or manuscript collections including appraisal, planning, organization, arrangement, preservation and description.  The collections may be complex and include special formats such as photographs, maps, audio-visual materials, or electronic records.


The Archivist will complete archival surveys and write collection-level survey descriptions.  Duties also include the evaluation of all records, archival, and manuscript collections with the records management guideline, archival appraisal criteria, and park's scope of collection statement as appropriate; recommending specific non-official records for inclusion in museum collection; and in conjunction with museum staff, identifying historical records, determining which materials are active and inactive, and disposing of inactive official records as described in the records management guideline.


Qualifications include professional experience in archival science, or in a directly related field of work such as history that involved the collection, appraisal, or synthesis of information having historical or archival values. The application deadline is Dec. 28. For a complete job description and application criteria, visit .





The History Department of Portland State University is accepting applications for the position of tenure-track assistant professor of North American history, with expertise in both public history and environmental history. This position will commence Sept. 16, 2012.


Job duties include teaching courses and conducting research in U.S. public and environmental history, and serving on department / university committees.

Applicants should possess a PhD in a relevant field of study by the hire date. Screening of applications will begin Jan. 23, 2012, and continue until finalists are identified. For further information, visit HST Assistant Professor D98279_0.pdf .


To apply, Send letter of application detailing teaching and research, CV, examples of research, and three letters of reference (electronic submission of all materials preferred) to Dr. Katrine E. Barber, Department of History, Portland State University, Box 751, Portland OR 97207-0751; or email to . For questions, call (503) 725-3979.

Save the dates for the 2012 Oregon Heritage Conference: April 26 -28!

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