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Artifact Research Using the Internet: Whiteaway, Laidlaw & Co.

February 17th, 2015|Categories: Artifact Spotlight, Behind the Scenes, History Tidbits, Research Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

by TeAnna, Exhibit Intern While researching clothing pieces, you find out some pretty cool things such as how far the clothing article potentially traveled or [...]

The Historical Value of Your Basketball Jersey from the 5th Grade

February 2nd, 2015|Categories: Artifact Spotlight, Research Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

by TeAnna, Exhibits Intern Back at my parent's house, you can find a grey, one gallon storage tub in the attic.  This tub is essentially [...]

January 2015

Women’s Undergarments: Corsets, Girdles, Brassieres, Oh My!

January 16th, 2015|Categories: History Tidbits, Research Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

by TeAnna, Exhibits Intern While some may feel a little uncomfortable discussing women’s undergarments, let’s face it, they've been around long enough to be openly [...]

December 2014

November 2014

Willamette Collegian Newspaper is now Searchable Online

November 25th, 2014|Categories: Heritage News, Research Tips|Tags: , , , , , , |

Willamette Collegian now available online! Photo Source: Willamette University Archives. Great news from Willamette University's Archives!  The Willamette Collegian Newspaper is now online [...]

June 2014

Karoline Alsgaard and the Power of the Internet

June 24th, 2014|Categories: Photo Highlights, Research Tips, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

Man in Graveyard c. 1917, WHC Collections, 0083.008.0005.111 The internet has opened up powerful avenues for researching and identifying museum collections that just didn’t exist a decade ago. Take for example this photo, which was identified today, thanks to the Find-A-Grave.com website. Find-A-Grave is an online database of burials all over the world. Volunteers catalog, photograph and research burial sites, and then post information on the searchable […]