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October 2017

Processing Flax at the Miles Linen Company (L2002-041)

2017-10-17T16:20:55+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Categories: Digital Collections|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A copy of this type-written document was found in the Willamette Heritage Center Collections (L2002-041).  Notations on the first page indicate it was originally [...]

Fire: Celebrating 160 Years of the Salem Fire Department

2017-10-10T18:13:43+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Categories: Announcements, Upcoming Exhibits|Tags: , |

An exhibit held in partnership with the Salem Fire Department and the Salem Fire Foundation November 7 - December 23, 2017 In 1857, Salem’s [...]

September 2017

Annual Labor Day Hike from Salem to Portland

2017-08-29T16:40:33+00:00 September 29th, 2017|Categories: Archives Spotlight|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Clipping from the Renska Swart Collection reveals a Labor Day Hike tradition from the late 1920s. Labor Day First Officially Celebrated in Oregon Through [...]

A Sketch of the Life of Joseph Yates

2017-09-28T16:16:59+00:00 September 28th, 2017|Categories: Archives Spotlight, Biographies, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This hand-typed document bound with metal brads and missing large chunks of pages was recently donated to the Willamette Heritage Center (2015.036.0005).  It was [...]

Heritage Center Photos help New Online Asahel Bush Letters Archive Initiative

2017-09-18T12:43:18+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Categories: Announcements, Heritage News|Tags: , , , , , |

Governor Stephen Fowler Chadwick portrait. Chadwick Collection. Willamette Heritage Center, 2011.060.0167. This portrait of Oregon’s 5th governor is one of three photographs [...]

Mystery Man E.O. Norton and the Oregon Vidette

2017-10-06T09:56:58+00:00 September 17th, 2017|Categories: History Tidbits, People|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Ad from the 1884-85 Oregon, Washington, and Idaho Gazeteer and Business Directory The worlds of collection and research collided this past month [...]

1909 AYP Essays from Salem 7th Graders

2017-09-15T16:43:16+00:00 September 15th, 2017|Categories: Digital Collections|Tags: , , , , , , , |

In 1909, all eyes turned to Seattle for the Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition.  Oregon school children took part by submitting examples of coursework for [...]