The Oregon Archives Crawl is back after a year's hiatus. On October 18th, from 10am until 3pm, people will have the opportunity to visit over thirty archives and heritage organizations. Sited in the Central Library, Oregon Historical Society, and Portland Archives and Records Center, these organizations will connect crawlers with archivists and other experts. The Archives Crawl blog is posting about the crawl and its activities regularly until the 18th, so you can find out all sorts of information about what's going on and who's going to be there.
The Multnomah County Archives will be located at the Central Library site. Drop by and say hi. The Archives Crawl is one of the best opportunities you'll have to dispel the notion that archives are just for scholars. The diversity of the archives held by these organizations will amaze you. Archivists document the range of human activity -- if it's important to you, it's likely an archivist somewhere is preserving records about it. And we archivists want to connect you to the archives that matter to you. The true value and power of archives emerges as they are used, often in new and innovative ways.
So grab your crawl passport (available at any of the three sites), visit the venues, and chat up some archivists. See you on the 18th!