Ashley Toutain joins the Archives’ team full-time as the Processing Archivist and Records Manager. Since September 2012, Ashley has been employed part-time as Willamette’s Assistant Records Manager. In that role, Ashley has contributed significantly by helping to process a backlog of university records that have been accumulating for decades. In addition to processing university records, Ashley curated an exhibit on Willamette’s behalf for the annual Heritage Invitational Exhibition at the Willamette Heritage Center. The exhibit highlighted the many components that comprise a successful archives program. A native of Eastern Oregon, Ashley graduated from Willamette University in 2008 with a B.A. in history. She then attended the University of Kansas where she received her M.A. in Museum Studies.
Ashley brings to the position a collaborative and innovative working-style as well as a keen appreciation for the history of Willamette University and the surrounding region. Please join us in welcoming Ashley!
The Kathleen Gemberling Adkison papers include photographs, newspaper articles, and correspondence about Adkison’s work. Correspondence includes letters of congratulations and appreciation, logistics of setting up gallery shows, individuals purchasing her artwork, as well as critiques of her work. Also included in the collection are awards she received for her painting, and programs for the gallery shows and museum exhibits in which her paintings were featured.
The news here at the WU Archives is that a new exhibit is being prepared for viewing beginning Monday, 12 August. We thought it would be interesting to show you some behind-the-scenes views of what it looks like to put an exhibit together. Our Exhibit Creator is Shanel Parette who is the Circulation and Stacks Supervisor at the Mark O. Hatfield Library.
The Willamette University Archives is excited to announce that the Travis Cross papers are now open for used by researchers. These papers contain a variety of materials related to the work Cross did for Mark Hatfield as well as personal materials that cover the years 1950-2004. Because Cross filled a variety of roles in his work with Secretary of State and Governor Hatfield, the materials in the collection are wide ranging in scope. Correspondence and memos covering the years 1950-1968 detail campaign strategy, office procedures for the governor’s staff, detailed analysis of contributor approaches and personal reflections.
Additionally there are copies of speeches given by Hatfield, campaign materials for the different campaigns Cross worked on for Hatfield, transcripts of talk programs and audio and visual recordings of interviews and speeches given by Travis Cross.
Materials covering the years 1968-1975 include correspondence with clients Cross worked for as a public relations consultant, his work as a volunteer on the 1972 campaign for President Richard Nixon and for various Republican fund raising campaigns. Correspondence from this time contains letters from Governor George Romney, Nelson Rockefeller, John Lindsay and Gerry Frank.
Our hours are 9-12 and 1-4 Monday through Friday. We are located on the 2nd floor of the Hatfield Library, directly to your right after coming in the glass doors. Drop by, see our renovated space and learn more about our research materials. We look forward to meeting you.
Great news! Renovations are complete. The remodeled and expanded University Archives will open its doors to the public on Monday, September 17th. Consult the library calendar for regular business hours.
The renovation continues at Willamette University Archives and Special Collections. The University Archivist Mary McRobinson and Archivist and Records Manager Rose Marie Walter have returned to their offices on the second floor. However, the archives is still closed to researchers until the renovations are complete. Please direct questions to Mary McRobinson at email@example.com or 503-370-6764. Information will be provided when the archives is open again.
The renovation continues at Willamette University Archives and Special Collections. The offices of University Archivist Mary McRobinson; Archivist and Records Manager Rose Marie Walter and Administrative Assistant Veronica Ramos are on the first floor of the library during this time. Please direct questions to Mary McRobinson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-370-6764. Information will be provided when the archives is open again.
Willamette University Archives and Special Collections will be closed for renovations during the month of June. If you know that you will need access to specific records/collections during the month of June please let Mary McRobinson know before June 4th so that the materials can be pulled and made accessible before renovations begin.
The offices of University Archivist Mary McRobinson; Archivist and Records Manager Rose Marie Walter and Administrative Assistant Veronica Ramos will be relocated on the first floor of the library during this time. Please direct questions to Mary McRobinson at email@example.com or 503-370-6764. Information will be provided when the archives is open again.