It's Archives Month

It's that time of year again! Archives Month is the time when archives institutions and archives collections and the people that care for them and make them available are celebrated across the Uni...

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Seeing is Believing

The County Archives received the County Sheriff's Office history files a couple years ago. While they...

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Why Good Records Keeping Matters

"A popular Government without popular information or the means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy or perhaps both." James Madison, 1822When James Madison wrote...

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Meeting to Stop Crime

Our earlier Dive into the Archives blog post took a light-hearted look at a poster claiming you could stop crime by attanding meetings. In this case,...

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Send in the Clowns

This week's Dive Into the Archives asked who these clowns were. There's a clue in the picture. Behind the legs of several of the clowns you'll see some letters....

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Dive into the Archives: Clowning Around

Once again, the archives yields up summer fun. What could this jaunty crew be up to? Whatever it is, they seem to be enjoying it. Let us know who these folks are and what they're up to. Comment wi...

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Don't Send the Pig!

This week's Dive into the Archives offering details the events surrounding the sale of a boar pig from The Multnomah County Poor Farm to a Mr. Ed Tapley...

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Locating Vital Records

One area of our website that's been getting considerable activity is Locating Records. Likely due to the nature of the name of our program and our ranking in web search...

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Dive into the Archives: Emergency Communications

In this weeks Dive into the Archives, we are confronted with a common issue in records. They can be awfully cryptic. The people at either end of this communication know what's going on -- but to a...

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Kelly Butte Shooting Range

The photograph in the last post is from the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office archives and shows a deputy showing two young fellows how to shoot at the Sheriff's...

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