The Oregon Archives Crawl is back!

Join us Saturday, October 20th to explore Changing Attitudes. Archives document how communities, beliefs, practices, and preferences have changed over the years.  Historical records and photos can shed new light on common beliefs or explain how things have come to pass.  With more than 30 organizations participating, you are guaranteed to discover something new!

Start the Crawl at any of these locations: City of Portland Archives & Records Center, the Oregon Historical Society or the Multnomah County Library. At each site you’ll find representatives from archives, special collections, and heritage organizations. “Passports” are available at each site to help guide you and provide a list of organizations. From young, old, and in-between to vintage photo lover to history buff to scholar to student to genealogist to building researcher to those who are just curious to learn something new: everyone is welcome.

Saturday, October 20th
11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Start at any of the following locations:
City of Portland Archives & Records Center,
the Oregon Historical Society or the Multnomah County Library
Free and open to the public
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Participating organizations:
Architectural Heritage Center
Clackamas County Historical Society
Clark County Historical Museum
Friends of Historic Forest Grove
Genealogical Forum of Oregon
George Fox University/NWYM Archives
GLAPN – Northwest LGBTQ History
Hellenic-American Cultural Center & Museum
John Wilson Special Collections, Multnomah County Library
Labor Archives of Washington, UW Libraries Special Collections
Lewis & Clark College
Mazama Library and Historical Collections
Metro
Multnomah County Archives
National Archives at Seattle
Northwest History Network
OHSU Historical Collections & Archives
Oregon Country Fair Archives
Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education
Oregon Nikkei Endowment
Oregon State Archives
Oregon State Hospital Museum of Mental Health
OSU Special Collections and Archives Research Center
PSU Architecture, Engineering & Construction Archives
PSU Library Special Collections & University Archives
Reed College Special Collections and Archives
Silverton Country Historical Society
The Vanport Mosaic
University of Washington Special Collections
Washington County Museum
Willamette University Archives and Special Collections
World of Speed
 

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SAVE THE DATE: October 20, 2018

The Oregon Archives Crawl is returning October 20th and we want to make sure you keep your calendar clear so you can join us!

October is National Archives Month and we would love for you to join us at the Archives Crawl to help us celebrate archives, history, and the people and organizations who work hard to collect, preserve, and make these historical records available to you.

The host sites for this year’s Crawl are: the City of Portland Archives & Records Center, the Oregon Historical Society, and the Multnomah County Library (Central Branch). Participating organizations will be announced at a later date.

Keep an eye on this page for updates and information.

2017 Update

The Oregon Archives Crawl is organized and run by volunteers with the goal of hosting the event every other year. While the Crawl is not happening for 2017, archives throughout the region are celebrating Archives Month in a variety of ways. Listed on this page are activities for you to enjoy, or check out these local organizations to see what they are up to.

Remember: any day is a great day to dive into local history!

Oregon Archives Crawl Posters!

This year we worked with two graphic design students to create the 2016 Oregon Archives Crawl poster. Both Lauren and Kylie created such unique and appealing designs that we couldn’t choose between the two. So this year we have two posters for the crawl and we couldn’t be happier.  You can learn more about both graphic designers by visiting their websites.

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Kylie Thalhofer kyliethalhofer.com

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Lauren Hurrle laurenhurrle.com

 

 

We want YOU to join us for the 2016 Oregon Archives Crawl!

The Oregon Archives Crawl is back and we want YOU to “crawl” between the City of Portland Archives & Records Center, the Oregon Historical Society and the Multnomah County Library where you can explore our region’s history with 28 local archives, special collections and heritage organizations. Celebrate National Archives Month while discovering the wealth of information that can be found in your local archives. Whether your interests include the history of Japanese internment, the impacts of urban renewal on Portland, or resources for finding your family’s history, the Oregon Archives Crawl has something for everyone.

We call upon young and old, history buff and scholar, vintage photo lover, genealogist, building researcher and those who are just curious to stand up and be counted on Saturday, October 8th between 11 and 3. Archives are for everyone, so show your support by attending the 2016 Oregon Archives Crawl!

Participating organizations:
Architectural Heritage Center
Friends of Historic Forest Grove
Genealogical Forum of Oregon
George Fox University/NWYM Archives
GLAPN – Northwest LGBTQ History
Lewis & Clark College
Mazamas
Metro
Multnomah County Archives
John Wilson Special Collections, Multnomah County Library
Northwest History Network
Oregon Black Pioneers
OHSU Historical Collections & Archives
Oregon Nikkei Endowment
Oregon State Archives
OSU Special Collections & Archives Research Center
Pacific U. Archives
PSU Library Special Collections & University Archives
PSU Architecture, Engineering & Construction Archives
Silverton Country Historical Society
Troutdale Historical Society
Vanport Mosaic
Washington County Museum
Willamette University Archives and Special Collections
World of Speed Motorsports Museum

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Saturday, October 8th
11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Start at any of the following locations: City of Portland Archives & Records Center, the Oregon Historical Society or the Multnomah County Library

Free and open to the public

Oregon Archives Crawl – Frequently Asked Questions

Who can attend the Oregon Archives Crawl?
Anyone. Everyone. Bring your kids. Bring your parents. Bring your neighbors. This event is free and open to the public.

Can I bring my pet?
No. We love animals too, but animals and archives are not great companions.

I’ve been meaning to do research on my family/house/neighborhood/etc. Can you help me?
Sure! Take some time to chat with any one of the representatives from 30 different Oregon archives that will be on-hand to discuss your research and help you decide where to start.

Will I be able to research during the event?
No, this event is about celebrating archives, raising awareness about local resources and talking to local archivists about your interests and questions about research. You can get a taste of what is possible so you can plan future research visits.

Where can I park?
There is street parking, surface lots and several parking garages in the area. There is no designated parking area. Each of the host locations is also easily accessible by Tri-Met bus or train (http://trimet.org/#/planner).

Will the Oregon Archives Crawl happen again next year?
The Oregon Archives Crawl is organized and run by volunteers with the goal of hosting it every other year.