New in the Archives: February 2018

At first glance, February does not appear as busy as January, but all three of us are currently in the middle of various projects, and both Gwen and Veronica have been busy writing grants. We also interviewed and hired two …

New in the Archives: January 2018

Welcome to the first installment of “New in the Archives,” a series of monthly updates about what’s going on in Archives and Special Collections. “New in the Archives” will feature newly described collections, items recently uploaded to Alaska’s Digital Archives, …

Primary or secondary? the Odlin letter

When I teach class sessions on archival research and I’ve been asked to discuss primary sources, this letter is one of the standard ones I use. I pass copies out to the students, give them a few minutes to read …

Did you miss it?

We had an Open House on Wednesday afternoon to celebrate Archives Month and because we love just hanging out with our researchers, donors, colleagues, supporters: they’re friends! And we’re very thankful for them.  We’re also thankful for Northwest Archivists, …

Research at the Archives

Tips if you’re planning to do some research in our collections or in the Rare Books collection. This turned out longer than I intended, so here’s a list of topics at a glance. If your question isn’t listed here, please …

Scenes in the archives

We frequently get asked: “what’s your favorite [collection/photo/document/etc]?”

That’s a hard question to answer! And it’s usually dependent on what we’ve had our hands on recently. By turns funny, sad, poignant, thoughtful, it can vary. This week, though, we’ve been …