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For some excellent companion reading to your Summer 2017 issue of OHQ, check our author Michael Helquist's blog with links relating to his article "Resistance, Dissent, and Punishment in WWI Oregon." http://www.michaelhelquist.com/wwi-sedition-project.htm

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This month The Oregon Encyclopedia is highlighting entries on LGBTQ history. Check out this entry on the Glapn: Northwest LGBTQ History, and explore more of their collection through oral histories featured on our new Digital Collections website (digitalcollections.ohs.org). http://bit.ly/2sBgh2m
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On June 19, 1971, Governor Tom McCall, with his usual flair for publicity, stood on the steps of the Oregon Capitol to sign a bill on the seat of a ten-speed Schwinn bicycle. McCall and Don Stathos, the chief sponsor in the Oregon House of what was known simply as the Bicycle Bill, praised the legislation for seeking to make the roads friendly for cyclists. More on the Bicycle Bill on The Oregon Encyclopedia: https://oregonencyclopedia.org/articles/oregon_bicycle_bill/#.WUfoJ-srKUm

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In the Summer 2017 issue of the Oregon Historical Quarterly, authors explore topics including the earliest map of the Northwest Coast, visible female citizenship during the First World War, and the Forest History Society’s Repeat Photography project. The issue also includes a special section with reflections on the centennial anniversary of World War I. Happy reading! www.ohs.org/ohq
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Get your ticket to Oregon's hottest summer jazz festival featuring top jazz artists Brian Culbertson, Boney James, Fourplay (Bob James, Nathan East, Chuck Loeb & Harvey Mason), Mike Phillips, Althea Rene, and Patrick Lamb. The Vanport Jazz Festival will include a food and beverage garden where you'll be able to order food from 15 of Portland's best food carts, get a glass or two of wine from exclusive festival Oregon wine vendor Sokol Blosser Winery, and drink microbrews or spirits made in Oregon. A portion of proceeds from ticket sales support the Oregon Historical Society! http://vanportjazzfestival.com/

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History Hub, the first exhibit designed for kids at OHS, was selected to win a 2017 Award of Merit, Leadership in History Award through the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH). The AASLH Leadership in History Award is the nation’s most prestigious competition for recognition of achievement in state and local history. OHS is one of 17 institutions nationally to receive an award in the exhibits category, and the only winner in the state of Oregon. The winners represent the best in the field and provide leadership for the future of state and local history.

AASLH bestows Leadership in History Awards to establish and encourage standards of excellence in the collection, preservation, and interpretation of state and local history in order to make the past more meaningful to all Americans. By publicly recognizing superior and innovative achievements, the Leadership in History Awards serve as an inspiration to others in the field. AASLH maintains the awards program to recognize Good History that changes people’s lives by helping them make connections with the past.

The winners will accept their awards at a special banquet during the 2017 AASLH Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas this fall. A big thank you to the advisory committee and our partner organizations for their hard work on this award-winning exhibit!

http://about.aaslh.org/awards/
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Have you visited our YouTube page recently? We are constantly making updates, adding film clips from our moving image archives, as well as adding recorded public programs including our recent talks on WWI and Kennedy's visits to Oregon! https://www.youtube.com/oregonhistory
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Tomorrow is the Portland Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade. Enjoy this photo from the first Rose Festival parade in 1907 on our new Digital Collections site! https://digitalcollections.ohs.org/portland-rose-festival
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While conducting research for her upcoming article in the Oregon Historical Quarterly on Oregon women, citizenship, and civil liberties from 1913 to 1924, Western Oregon University​ professor Dr. Kimberly Jensen came across references to the existence of The People’s Bulletin. The paper, published by Portland’s African American women’s organization the Colored Women’s Council, was adopted as the official mouthpiece for the Oregon State Federation of Colored Women.

Unfortunately, the only record Jensen has been able to access is through an online accession listing in the Portland [Oregon] African American Collection, Wyles Mss 179, Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California Santa Barbara. Read more about the publication in this week's issue of The Skanner News Group​, and contact Dr. Jensen at jenseki@wou.edu if you have any leads on other copies of this periodical.

http://www.theskanner.com/news/northwest/25509-professor-looking-for-details-on-historic-black-women-s-newspaper
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