Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education’s COVID-19 Oral History Project

This post was written by Alisha Babbstein, Archivist at the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education. The interview was conducted in March 2021 with questions by Megan Bruggeman. What is the project? Please describe the project and your role in it. This is an oral history project focused on documenting what it means … Continue reading Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education’s COVID-19 Oral History Project

Introducing NWA’s Second Resident for the Archivist-in-Residence Program: Valeria Dávila Gronros!

The following is a Q&A with NWA’s Second Resident for the Archivist-in-Residence program: Valeria Dávila Gronros. Northwest Archivists, Inc. is offering a $5,000 stipend for one graduate student (or recent graduate within two years) to receive an Archivist-in-Residence opportunity. The purpose of this residency is two-fold:  1. To offer upcoming and new professionals with paid career development opportunities to … Continue reading Introducing NWA’s Second Resident for the Archivist-in-Residence Program: Valeria Dávila Gronros!

Two Northwest Archivists have Authored Volumes for the Society of American Archivist’s Fundamental III Series

This post was written by Elizabeth Joffrion and Cheryl Oestreicher. As longtime members of NWA, Cheryl Oestreicher and Elizabeth Joffrion share their experiences in authoring two books for SAA’s Archival Fundamentals Series III.  They discuss their interest in the project and how they tackled the topics of archival preservation, reference and access. Their work builds … Continue reading Two Northwest Archivists have Authored Volumes for the Society of American Archivist’s Fundamental III Series

There’s still time to register–NWA Annual Meeting is one week away!

There is one more week until the 2021 Northwest Archivists conference begins! There’s still time to register--registration will remain open throughout the annual meeting, May 10-14. The conference is free to NWA members and membership is inexpensive. If you’re a new member, membership is prorated at this time of year to about $10.  We hope … Continue reading There’s still time to register–NWA Annual Meeting is one week away!

Don’t miss NWA’s Annual Meeting keynote address by Tracy Drake

This year’s Northwest Archivists’ Annual Meeting is honored to have Tracy Drake, Reed College Archivist and co-founder of The Blackivists, as the keynote speaker. Her keynote address, titled “We Are Each Other’s Business: Archiving with Intention in Ever Changing Times,” will highlight the ways archivists, librarians, and curators can contribute to social justice in archival … Continue reading Don’t miss NWA’s Annual Meeting keynote address by Tracy Drake

Pre-Conference Workshop: Liberated Archives for Black Lives

This year’s virtual Northwest Archivists Annual Meeting will begin with a pre-conference workshop titled, “Liberated Archives for Black Lives.” This event is hosted by Don’t Shoot Portland and will take place on Monday, May 10th, between 9:00-11:15am PST. The event is free for conference registrants and $10 for the general public.  “Liberated Archives for Black … Continue reading Pre-Conference Workshop: Liberated Archives for Black Lives

Register Now: NWA’s Annual Meeting is less than one month away!

Have you heard that the 2021 Northwest Archivists conference is going to be online from May 10-14? It’s free to NWA members and membership is inexpensive. If you’re a new member, membership is prorated at this time of year to about $15. We hope you join us!  The program is published online, so you can preview … Continue reading Register Now: NWA’s Annual Meeting is less than one month away!

Creating the Rural Organizing Project’s Archives Program

This post was written by Kate Orazem, Archivist at the Rural Organizing Project. In November 2020, I joined the Rural Organizing Project as the organization’s first-ever archivist, in a combined role that also encompasses administrative support work. Having moved to Oregon from Texas for this position, I’m grateful to be able to plug into the … Continue reading Creating the Rural Organizing Project’s Archives Program