Oregon Archives Crawl

October 1, 2014

Everyone is invited to join us for the Fourth Oregon Archives Crawl this October 18th, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., in celebration of Oregon Archives Month. Travel between the Portland Archives and Records Center (PARC), the Multnomah County Central Library and the Oregon Historical Society. At each location there are a variety of activities to choose from so you might want to start early!

 

At PARC, get a behind the scenes look at a sample of the many collections found in the City’s archives; listen to speakers discuss fascinating archival resources; and meet the archivists who manage some of the most exciting historical collections in Oregon. Several archives and heritage organizations will be represented at PARC, including Oregon Health & Science University Historical Collection & Archives, Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center, Willamette University Archives, Oregon Jewish Museum, Lewis & Clark College Archives & Special Collections, Oregon Black Pioneers, Pacific University Archives, Portland State University Special Collections & University Archives, Portland State University Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Archives and OSU’s Oregon Multicultural Archives and Oregon Hops & Brewing Archives.

 

Child eating cake at Martin wedding, Oct. 20, 1951 : A2005-005.1128.4

Child eating cake at Martin wedding, Oct. 20, 1951 : A2005-005.1128.4

 

W Burnside Street, 1967

September 30, 2014

This photo provides an excellent view of W Burnside Street looking east from SW 18th Ave. The building on the left side of the image is still standing. There are several business that are visible, including Derby Cleaners and Ace Hotel.

 

 W Burnside St looking east from SW 18th Ave, April 6, 1967 : A2001-007.636

W Burnside St looking east from SW 18th Ave, April 6, 1967 : A2001-007.636

 

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Marquam Bridge, 1966

September 29, 2014

This 1966 photograph shows City Council members standing on the lower deck of the Marquam Bridge. From the left is Mark Grayson, Terry Doyle Schrunk, Ormond Bean, and William Bowes. Can anyone name the Commissioner missing on this occasion?

 

Council on new Marquam Bridge, Sept. 29, 1966 : A2001-09.389

Council on new Marquam Bridge, Sept. 29, 1966 : A2001-09.389

 

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The Whitwood Court Hotel, 1938

September 26, 2014

The Whitwood Court Hotel was located near the St. Johns Bridge on St. Helens Road, now Highway 30. This image was taken on November 10, 1938.

 

Whitwood Court Hotel, 1938 : A2009-009.564

Whitwood Court Hotel, 1938 : A2009-009.564

 

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Powell Park, 1935

September 25, 2014

On August 23, 1935, these children performed at Powell Park as a part of the Parks Bureau’s recreational programming. The park is located at SE 26th Ave. and Powell Blvd.

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Outdoor performance at Powell Park, Aug. 22, 1935 : A2000-025.1030

Outdoor performance at Powell Park, Aug. 22, 1935 : A2000-025.1030

 

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City Park, circa 1902

September 24, 2014

At the time this photo was taken (circa 1902), Washington Park was still called City Park. This image can be found in the book, Oregon Scenic Beauties.

 

View of facilities in City Park (Washington Park), circa 1902 : A2004-002.93

View of facilities in City Park (Washington Park), circa 1902 : A2004-002.93

 

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Front and Morrison, 1894

September 23, 2014

Downtown Portland routinely experienced high water and this photograph from 1894 captures the challenges and adventures of flooded streets. This image was taken on Front and Morrison St. and comes from the book, Portland: Its History and Builders, Volume 1, by Joseph Gaston.

 

Flood scene at Front and Morrison, 1894 : A2004-002.7772

Flood scene at Front and Morrison, 1894 : A2004-002.7772

 

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