Thursday, July 15, 2010

Local history on tap: OE in Linn and Benton Counties, July 28

Another opportunity to provide input to the Oregon Encyclopedia is coming, this time to the mid-Willamette Valley. Linn-Benton residents, take note! Now is your chance to brag about local notables, important events, and even your favorite local fauna and geographic features. Mary's Peak, anyone?

Of course, we hope that someone will take up the cause of medicine. Perhaps the history of Corvallis' Good Samaritan Hospital? Notable physicians from the area? Olof Larsell's The Doctor in Oregon contains 10 pages on the history of medicine in Linn County, but only three pages on Benton County. Looks like you have some catching up to do, Benton residents!

Text of the official announcement below:

Contribute Your Knowledge of Local History to the Oregon Encyclopedia.

Learn about the valuable historical resources available at the Albany Public Library, including an overview of on-line resources such as historic maps, photos, newspapers and biographies. Contribute your knowledge of local history and culture to The Oregon Encyclopedia (OE), an online resource about the state's significant people, places, events, and institutions.
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OE Editor-in-Chief, Linda Tamura, will lead a discussion on how to write an Encyclopedia entry and will work with participants to identify local topics that should be included in The Oregon Encyclopedia.

Date: Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Albany Public Library

2450 14th Avenue SE

Albany, OR 97321

This meeting is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

The Oregon Encyclopedia is a partnership between Portland State University, the Oregon Historical Society and the Oregon Council of Teachers of English. The meeting is supported in part by the Oregon Heritage Commission. This event is co-sponsored by the Albany Public Library.

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