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Tuesday, July 25 • 9:00am - 5:00pm
Repository Tours

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Below you will find a list of repository tours that will be offered during the annual meeting on Tuesday, July 25th or Wednesday, July 26th.   For a complete list of tours, please visit the Host Committee Blog at https://archives2017portland.wordpress.com/ 

Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center
 - Tuesday, July 25th, 3:00 PM-5:00 PM
Contact Name: James Rodgers or Lucy Capehart | (503) 224-1458 | james@oregonnikkei.org or lucy@oregonnikkei.org

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

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.
City of Portland Archives & Records Center (PARC) - Tuesday, July 25th, 2:30-4:00 PM
Contact Name: Diana Banning | 503-865-4100 | diana.banning@portlandoregon.gov

Capacity 30. Please make reservations in advance

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

Genealogical Forum of Oregon - Tuesday, July 25th, Tour at 2 PM. The library is open from 9:30am - 5pm.
Contact Name: Judith Leppert and LauraDenise White | 503-962-9405 | tours@gfo.org / manuscripts@gfo.org

Please make reservations in advance

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.

Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education - Tuesday, July 25th, 3:00-5:00 PM
Anne LeVant Prahl | (503) 226-3600 #102 | curator@ojmche.org

Please make reservations in advance.

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.

Bonneville Power Administration Library & Visitor Center - Wednesday, July 26, 11 AM, 1 PM, and 3 PM (3 Tours) The Visitor Center and exhibits are also open M-F 7:30-4:30
Contact Name: Libby Burke| 503-230-4027 direct OR Main Library Phone 503-230-7323
Limited to 8 per tour. Please contact archives.library@bpa.gov to sign up in advance.
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!

Reed College Special Collections & Archives - Wednesday, July 26, 10 AM
Contact Name: Laura Buchholz | 503-517-7629 | laura.buchholz@reed.edu

Capacity 15. Please make reservations in advance

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.

Tuesday July 25, 2017 9:00am - 5:00pm PDT
Offsite TBA