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October 2017

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 [...]

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 [...]

April 2017

March 2017

February 2017

James Carlton Nelson Papers

2017-11-30T12:38:45+00:00 February 16th, 2017|Categories: Archives Spotlight, Collections Guide, Digital Collections, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

A recently acquired collection of papers belonging to longtime Salem educator James Carlton Nelson have yielded a few unexpected surprises.  The papers consisting of [...]

November 2016

Why is Salem Oregon’s Capital?

2016-11-03T10:49:50+00:00 November 12th, 2016|Categories: History Tidbits, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Why is the city of Salem Oregon’s Capital? By Kylie Pine Why is Salem Oregon’s Capital?  I was asked this question twice this week [...]

September 2016