Teaming up through Archives

Most stories we tell are complex. Consequently, the sources of those stories are rarely contained in a single archives. Archivists usually need to work with each other to identify and...

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Managing Personal Physical Archives

We’ve already posted about Managing Personal Electronic Records, focusing on backups and archiving, but what about your personal...

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Archives Hero: Robert Phillips

When Robert Phillips retired last week, it seemed half of the county was there to wish him well. Commissioners, employees, civic leaders -- even ...

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Courting History

One of the earliest manuscript documents in the county archives is the lease for the original courthouse. Multnomah County was formed by...

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Old-timey Cheap Eats

In a town with a million places to eat, it's always a...

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All grown up!

Look who just turned thirty! This groovy design documents the dedication party for the Yeon Complex (as the Solar Shops is now known). While the County Records Program has only been a...

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Research is Getting Easier

The County Records Program has been quietly putting information about its collections into an archives management system called...

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The Wild Ones

No, no, no. This is not the story of  the old-timey movie about Johnny Strabler and the Black Rebels Motorcycle Club. This is a...

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Locating Genealogical Records

On the Locating Records section of our website, we include helpful information on how to access various types of records that...

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Preservation Tips for Family Records

While reviewing our program's electronic records in preparation for an intranet upgrade, I've discovered a few pieces of content that didn't have a good home when our public website was updated ...

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