Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Ask an Archivist - October 30th during Research Hours

Bertha Hallam, 1st Librarian of the University of Oregon Medical School

To continue with the Archives Month celebrations, the Society of American Archivists is employing a strategy from the curatorial world to engage members of the public and our own communities in understanding more about the role of archivists.  This #AskAnArchivist event is largely taking place on Twitter as a means of engaging audiences far and wide.

Maija Anderson, Head of Historical Collections & Archives and Max Johnson, University Archivist will take to Twitter during the day and provide answers to common questions related to what archivists really do, what we talk about during breaks or anything related to your own historical preservation needs (family archiving, personal electronic records, email).

In addition, as part of our regular research room hours, Max will be available in the Old Library on Campus between Noon and 3 pm for drop-in questions about archives at OHSU, maintaining electronic files or any needs or concerns related to the preservation of history and cultural heritage.

So, if you have a general question for archivists and cannot make it over to the Old Library, feel free to send a Tweet with the hashtag #AskAnArchivist

This is a great opportunity to hear from a variety of practitioners in the world of archives and cultural heritage preservation, however as a reminder, the OHSU Historical Collections & Archives Staff is always available Monday through Friday by phone, appointment and email to assist with OHSU Community needs related to archiving papers, records groups, digital materials, medical artifacts and campus history.  Just drop us a line at

Happy Archives Month !