Lewis & Clark, Watzek Library Special Collections Repository Tour

Repository Name: Lewis & Clark, Watzek Library Special Collections
Contact Name: Dr. Hannah Crummé
Contact Phone: 1.503.768.7259
Contact email: hcrumme@lclark.edu
Capacity: 20
Description: Please join us to explore some of the literary archives of Lewis & Clark College. We’ll consider the recently opened papers of Katherine Dunn, the extensive daily writings of William Stafford, and the poignant journals of Karl Marlantes, alongside many others.
Directions: We can be found on Lewis & Clark Campus, 0615 SW Palatine Hill Rd, Portland, OR 97219. During the summer (mid-May through August), parking is free on the undergraduate campus. Reserved parking for disabled visitors is distributed throughout lots. Bicycle parking is also available at the library. Lewis & Clark can also be reached via TriMet, bus line 39. For schedule information, visit www.trimet.org or call 503-238-7433.
Date and time: Wednesday, 26 July, 10:00am-12:00 noon
Website: http://specialcollections.lclark.edu


Reed College Special Collections & Archives Repository Tour

Repository Name: Reed College Special Collections & Archives
Contact Name: Laura Buchholz
Contact Phone: 503-517-7629
Contact Email: laura.buchholz@reed.edu
Capacity: 15 people

Description: Come see treasures from Reed’s Special Collections & Archives. Highlights include letters from beat poets, antiquarian maps, calligraphy, and Simeon Reed’s fishing pole! Meet in the library lobby, just inside the north entrance of the library.
Directions: Reed is located in SE Portland, about a mile from the MAX Orange line. Go east up Bybee Blvd and then Woodstock Blvd, and turn left into the main entrance of Reed College. Or, take the 19 bus from the MAX station and get off on Woodstock and 34th. The library entrance is on the north side of the building.
Date: Wednesday 7/26
Time: The tour starts at 10 and will last about an hour. Visitors are welcome to stay after the tour to visit the rest of the library and the beautiful Reed canyon.

Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education Repository Tour

Repository Name:  Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education

724 NW Davis Street. Portland, OR 97209

Contact Name:       Anne LeVant Prahl

Contact Phone:      (503) 226-3600 #102

Contact Email:        curator@ojmche.org

Capacity:                 several hundred

Description:            Explore our museum with six inaugural exhibitions including art exhibits: Grisha Bruskin: Alefbet, Herman Brookman: Visualizing the Sacred, and history exhibits: Discrimination and Resistance; an Oregon Primer, Oregon Jewish Stories, and The Holocaust; and Oregon Perspective. Tour our community repository, containing the collective documentary history of the Jews of Oregon.

Directions:                 GREEN line MAX from Convention Center to NW 5th and Couch. Walk 2 blocks west on Davis Street to 724 (corner of the Park Blocks)

Date and Time:     Open house Tuesday, July 25, 3:00-5:00

Website:                 www. ojmche.org

City of Portland Archives & Records Center

Repository tour information below!

Repository Name: City of Portland Archives & Records Center (PARC).

Contact Name: Diana Banning

Contact Phone: 503-865-4100

Contact Email: diana.banning@portlandoregon.gov

Capacity:  30

Description: The City of Portland Archives & Records Center is the official repository for records created by City agencies and dates back to 1851.  Due to Portland’s innovative approach to issues like urban planning, parks, alternative transportation, and neighborhood involvement, the collections draw researchers from around the world.   PARC’s new facility opened in 2010 and the 5th floor Research Room provides a stunning view of the city.  Come tour the stacks, view a selection of materials highlighting the City’s history, and check out the view!  For those with an interest, we will provide a demonstration of our electronic records management system, HP Records Manager

Directions: PARC is located in the Portland State University’s Academic and Student Recreation Center (ASRC) building.  The address is 1800 SW 6th Avenue, suite 550.  The building is between SW 5th and SW 6th Avenues, which serve as the Transit Mall in the downtown core. The front of the building faces the bricked Urban Center Plaza.  Enter the doors and take the elevator to the 5th floor; take a right off of the elevator and you’ve arrived!

If traveling via MAX, take either the Green, Orange, or Yellow lines heading to the City Center/PSU and get off at the PSU Urban Center/SW 5th & Mill Street stop (Stop ID 7618).   Once you exit the MAX, look to your left and you’ll see the ASRC.

If traveling via the Streetcar, you can take the NS Line, B Loop, S Line.  Depending on the direction you are coming from you’ll get off at SW 5th & Montgomery (Stop ID 10763), or at the PSU Urban Center (Stop ID 10764).

Date: Tuesday, July 25th

Time: 2:30-4

Website: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/archives/26978

Genealogical Forum of Oregon Repository Tour

Repository Name: Genealogical Forum of Oregon

Contact Name: Judith Leppert and LauraDenise White

Contact Phone: 503-962-9405

Contact Email: tours@gfo.org / manuscripts@gfo.org

Capacity: 70

Description: “Discover your family history at the Genealogical Forum of Oregon! Whether you are from Oregon, Virginia, Canada, or Ireland, our research library offers over 43,000 holdings with records from around the globe. As the largest genealogical library between Seattle and San Francisco, visitors have access to many popular genealogy websites. Check our website at gfo.org for online resources, our library catalog, and the GFO calendar for upcoming free classes and workshops. Open seven days a week, the Library is located on the lower level of the historic Ford Building in southeast Portland.”

Directions: http://gfo.org/who-we-are/visit-us/ (address: 2505 SE 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97202, accessible via TriMet bus #4 or #70, and Max’s Orange Line at the Clinton/SE 12th Ave stop)

Date: Tuesday, July 25th

Time: Tour at 2:00pm. The library is open from 9:30am until 5pm.

Website: www.gfo.org

Other: We would love to showcase all aspects of our collection, although the SAA Members may find especially interesting our manuscripts collections and digitization project.

Bonneville Power Administration

Check out this awesome repository tour!

Repository Name:  Bonneville Power Administration Library & Visitor Center

Contact Name: Libby Burke

Contact Phone: 503-230-4027 direct OR Main Library Phone 503-230-7323

Contact Email: archives.library@bpa.gov

Capacity: Limited to 8 per tour. Please contact archives.library@bpa.gov to sign up in advance

Description: Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) started in 1937 as a public agency to transmit and market hydroelectric power generated from the Bonneville and Grand Coulee dams.  The Federal Columbia River Power System has since grown to 31 dams, as well as non-federal dams and one nuclear plant. These dams generate clean, renewable, carbon-free hydropower for the farms, businesses and residents of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. BPA is a vital part of the PNW economy, as well as a conservator of the fish and wildlife whose habitats have been impacted due to the dam system. The abundance of hydropower generation during World War II enabled BPA to supply electricity to aluminum plants, ship building, Boeing, and other manufacturers of war materiel on a 24/7 basis.

The BPA Archives consists of promotional films and brochures, hundreds of thousands of still images, and thousands of documents in its Library, written for, by or about BPA. The documents have all been scanned; the photos, negatives and slides are in process, and most of the films have been digitized and made available on DVD and YouTube.  All this content will soon be available to the public through a digital asset management system. The Archives also holds a number of research collections, such as the 400+ box Sam Moment Aluminum Collection, and receives donations from inside and outside the agency. The BPA Library recently opened a Visitor Center that gives a museum-quality experience in a small space, with exhibits on all phases of BPA history, geography and other aspects of the expanse of BPA in the Northwest. You are invited to visit for a tour and talk with the archivists. Space is limited!

Directions: BPA Headquarters is located at 905 NE 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 97232. It is between Lloyd and Holladay streets. One block south of the DoubleTree Inn, and a few blocks east of the Oregon Convention Center, within walking distance. Conveniently located kitty-corner from the Lloyd Center Max light rail stop for the Blue, Green and Red lines.

Special Note: The BPA Library & Visitor Center is located in a secure building, so visitors should prepare for a security screening similar to that of an airport. Visitors must present their government-issued picture ID and be ready to have their bags searched. They will then get a badge that allows entry to the Library, lobby and café. There are no public restrooms available.

Date: Wednesday, July 26

Time: 11 am, 1pm,  3pm (3 tours). The Visitor Center and exhibits are also open M-F 7:30-4:30

Website:  BPA Library & Visitor Center

OHSU Historical Collections & Archives Repository Tour

Repository Name: OHSU Historical Collections & Archives
Contact Name: Meg Langford
Contact Phone: 503-494-5587
Contact Email: langform@ohsu.edu
Capacity: Limited to 15 people; sign up via email is required

Description: Tour the fascinating repository of rare books, medical artifacts, and archival materials at Oregon’s largest academic health center, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). Meet OHSU Historical Collections & Archives staff at the Portland Aerial Tram lower terminal on Portland’s South Waterfront, and enjoy a beautiful, panoramic city view on a free tram ride. Once on OHSU’s main Marquam Hill campus, the tour will include our main library, our central exhibit space, and our research room in the historic Old Library building, featuring a pop-up display of highlights from our collections. The tour ends in a return trip on the aerial tram. Enjoy lunch or happy hour independently at nearby food trucks along the South Waterfront campus.

Accessibility notes: Lots of walking; Parts of tour are accessible via stairs only.

Directions:  The tour meeting location is highlighted on this map, which offers customized public transit, bicycle, and driving directions from any location:https://goo.gl/maps/8oiMVRntGL82. Travel via public transportation (streetcar, MAX light rail, or bus) or bike is strongly encouraged, as parking is very difficult.

Date: Tuesday

Time: 1:30-3:30

Website:   http://www.ohsu.edu/library/hca

Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center

7463742012_79021ebc32_nThe Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center is hosting a repository tour!  Details below!

Contact Name: James Rodgers, Project Coordinator or Lucy Capehart, Curator of Exhibits and Collection

Contact Phone: (503) 224-1458

Contact Email: james@oregonnikkei.org or lucy@oregonnikkei.org

Capacity: Capacity limited to 30. Please contact us to sign up in advance.

Description: The term “Nikkei” means Japanese emigrants and their descendants. Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center is the Japanese American history museum in Portland, charged with the preservation and sharing of the history and culture of the Japanese American community. The Legacy Center opened the doors to its current home in September of 2004. The museum now has a larger exhibit space, with exhibits that highlight Issei immigration and early life in Oregon, Nihonmachi (Japantown), and life after Executive Order 9066, including the Portland Assembly Center and contemporary Nikkei life. The Center has expanded storage for archives and historical artifacts, a community room for public meetings and programs, and an improved library. The current location has been made possible through the generosity of Naito Corporation, community contributors, corporate and business donors, and foundation grants.


121 NW 2nd Ave
Portland, OR  97209

Via Trimet:

Red/Blue Line to Old Town Chinatown stop and walk two blocks west to museum

Yellow/Green line to NW Couch and 5th and walk three blocks east to museum

From Downtown Portland: North on SW 2ND AVE

Date: Tuesday, July 25th

Time: 3:00 to 5:00 PM

Website: http://oregonnikkei.org/index.htm