OCTOBER IS ARCHIVES MONTH:
Come celebrate with Western Libraries Heritage Resources!
Archival institutions are essential to preserving and making available the records documenting our history, rights, laws, and governance. Archives, libraries, and museums throughout the state are celebrating this rich documentary heritage by offering a range of events throughout the month. Bellingham-area events include:
Heritage Resources Tumblr postings, Oct. 1st-31st. Are you interested in viewing engaging, online examples from Heritage Resources’ collections? Then be sure to follow our Tumblr page for a new post (photo, movie, audio recording, etc.) every day throughout the month of October.
Elwha: A River Reborn, October 6th-December 30th, Special Collections (6th Floor Wilson Library). Based on a book of the same name, this traveling exhibit takes viewers to the Northwest’s legendary Elwha River Valley to discover the history behind a remarkable regional story and the largest dam removal project ever undertaken. Western Libraries and Huxley College of the Environment are co-hosting the exhibit, which is on loan from the University of Washington’s Burke Museum. For more information please contact Western Libraries Communication Coordinator Clarissa Mansfield at Clarissa.Mansfield@wwu.edu or (360) 650-3052.
Teachers’ Workshop: Common Core and the History Day Connection – Saturday, October 18th, 9:00 a.m.- noon, Goltz-Murray Archives Building. Designed to teach educators about a project-focused, inquiry-based learning program that fosters reading, research, and analysis skills which meet the Common Core State Language Arts Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies. The workshop will cover the History Day program, specific Common Core skills that History Day projects help strengthen, and strategies for critically analyzing research sources. It will also include a short hands-on project related to the 2015 History Day theme “Leadership and Legacy in History.” This program is being co-hosted by Western Libraries Heritage Resources, the Washington State Archives, and the Washington Historical Society. *Registration is required.* Contact Mark Vessey at Mark.Vessey@wshs.wa.gov or (360) 586-0219 to sign up.
Archives Month Open House – Saturday, October 25th, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. (the Archives Building Open House will end at 1:00 p.m. and Special Collections will be open until 2:00 p.m.), Goltz-Murray Archives Building and 6th floor Wilson Library. Learn about the archival resources and other unique treasures housed at the Center for Pacific Northwest Studies, University Archives, and Special Collections. Contact Heritage.Resources@wwu.edu or call 360-650-6621 for more information.
Basics of Personal Digital Archiving brown bag presentation – Tuesday, October 28th, 4:00-5:30, Goltz- Murray Archives Building. Learn basic tips for managing and preserving your digital files at home including photographs, email, and other important documents. Presenters will draw upon professional archiving experience and resources offered by the Library of Congress to suggest strategies for taking care of your digital memories. *Space is limited and registration is required.* Contact Heritage.Resources@wwu.edu or call 360-650-6621 to sign up.