Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Hot off the presses

Literally, I think, although the package wasn't physically warm when I opened it (it's a chilly day here in the Rose City).

I just received a copy of the latest issue of the Oregon Historical Quarterly (Fall 2007). The first two articles explain my excitement:

"Neither head nor tail to the campaign": Esther Pohl Lovejoy and the Oregon Woman Suffrage Victory of 1912 / by Kimberly Jensen

Portland to the rescue: the Rose City's response to the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire / by Michael Helquist

Devoted fans of our lecture series will recognize both of these authors as past speakers. Both of them also conducted some of the research for their papers here in Historical Collections & Archives, and you'll see images from our collections accompanying the texts. Both of those earlier lecture presentations (on the same topics being discussed in this issue) can be viewed via the streaming video links on our lecture series page (where you will also, incidentally, see the information about our upcoming season opener being given by renowned pathologist Dr. J. Bruce Beckwith).

One of the most gratifying aspects of this job is being able to see the publication of original research that was conducted in our collections, using the unique assemblage of materials located here. These researchers are the ones who bring the past to life for so many outside our walls.

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