Introducing NWA’s Third Resident for the Archivist-in-Residence Program: Sara Pettinger

The following is a Q&A with NWA’s Third Resident for the Archivist-in-Residence program: Sara Pettinger. Northwest Archivists, Inc. is offering a $6,000 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 … Continue reading Introducing NWA’s Third Resident for the Archivist-in-Residence Program: Sara Pettinger

(Re)Discovering Astoria at the Astoria Public Library

This post was written by Rachael Cristine Woody, owner of Rachael Cristine Consulting. Our world and our collections are becoming increasing digital and providing a way to remotely access collections online is now an undeniable necessity, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. I work with collections of all sizes, and while there are some shared challenges … Continue reading (Re)Discovering Astoria at the Astoria Public Library

Annual Meeting Next Week!

Starting this Monday, May 2nd, the Northwest Archivists is hosting their annual meeting. This year's theme is Not to be Forgotten: the resiliency and sustainability of archives to preserve untold stories. It's not too late to register. We hope to see you there! This post was written by Courtney E. Berge, NWA Blog Editor.

Using Your Campus Resources and Learning Lessons

This post was written by Rich Schmidt, Director of Archives and Resource Sharing at Linfield University You never know where you’ll find the next interesting item that comes into your archival collection. It helps to have the University’s maintenance staff on the case. Here at Linfield, our eagle-eyed maintenance workers have found a number of … Continue reading Using Your Campus Resources and Learning Lessons

50 Years of Promise: the Beginning of ANCSA

This post was written by Jolene Kennah, Head Archivist at the Ted Stevens Foundation. Alaska celebrated a landmark legislative milestone this past year- December 18, 2021 marked the 50th anniversary of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA). This legislation addressed and legally settled Indigenous land claims in the state of Alaska. Alaska’s relationship with … Continue reading 50 Years of Promise: the Beginning of ANCSA

Member Spotlight: Jodi Allison-Bunnell

This post was written by Jodi Allison-Bunnell, Head of Special Collections at Montana State University. Where do you work? I’m the Head of Archives and Special Collections at the Montana State University Library in Bozeman, MT, a position I started in June 2020. Before this, I was an independent consultant for archives, museums, and libraries; a … Continue reading Member Spotlight: Jodi Allison-Bunnell

New Book: Archival Virtue by Scott Cline

Archival Virtue: Relationship, Obligation, and the Just Archives, a new book by Scott Cline published by the Society of American Archivists, explores ideas of moral commitment, truth, difference, and just behavior in the pursuit of archival ideals. Drawing from the writings of philosophers, religious scholars, progressive activists, historians, poets, and archivists, Cline makes a compelling … Continue reading New Book: Archival Virtue by Scott Cline