Oregon Museums Association records, 1973-2012  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Oregon Museums Association.
Title
Oregon Museums Association records
Dates
1973-2012 (inclusive)
Quantity
6.9 cubic feet, (19 document cases)
Collection Number
Coll 596
Summary
Administrative records of the Oregon Museums Association.
Repository
Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Davies Family Research Library
Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR
97205
Telephone: 503-306-5240
Fax: 503-219-2040
libreference@ohs.org
Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Oregon Museums Association (OMA) was founded as a non-profit organization in 1978, its mission being to support museums in the state of Oregon. As of 2017, it represented more than 200 museums and industry professionals.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The bulk of the collection consists of the Oregon Museums Association's administrative records and correspondence, including financial records, membership records, and meeting agendas and minutes. The collection additionally includes issues of the association's newsletter, "Dispatch," grant proposals and documentation, and publicity materials. Materials related to other museum and cultural associations are also present in the collection.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The Oregon Historical Society is the owner of the materials in the Research Library and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the Research Library prior to any use of reproductions. The Society does not necessarily hold copyright to all the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use of reproductions may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright holders.

Preferred Citation

Oregon Museums Association records, Coll 596, Oregon Historical Society Research Library.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series A :   Preceding and related organizations ,  1973-2017 Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries 1 : Willamette Museums Association
Box/Folder
Meeting notes, correspondence, and financial records
1976-1979
Workshops, museum guides, and publicity materials
1976-1977
Artwork, photos and drawings of museums
circa 1976-1979
Joint meetings with Oregon Museums Association
1983-1990
Box/Folder
Nonprofit Association of Oregon handout re need and benefits
undated
Oregon Heritage Commission
1997-1999
Oregon Heritage Commission
1999-2002
Oregon Heritage Commission museum statistics
2004
Subseries 2 : Oregon Museum Directors Association
Box/Folder
Correspondence
1977-1982
Newsletters
1973-1978
Box/Folder
Oregon State Historic Preservation Office (SHIPO) - 1996 Oregon Historic Preservation Plan
1996
Subseries 3 : Western Museums Association
Box/Folder
Annual meeting delegates
2007
Conference rosters
1988-1995
Conference correspondence
1991-1993
Oregon Museums Association reports for Western Museums Association newsletter
1989-1996
Box/Folder
Other Museum associations
undated

Series B :   Incorporation, administative records, and organizational status ,  1978-2012 Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2/5
Bylaws
1980-2004
2/6
Certificate of Incorporation
1978
2/7
Initial 501(c)3 application
1982-1994
2/8
501(c)3 status
1994; 2001-2003
Subseries 1 : Committee records
Box/Folder
2/9
Government relations committee
1988-2008
2/10
Membership committee records
2002
3/1
Program committee
1995-2000
3/2
Program committee agendas
1996-1998
3/3
Program committee - Meeting Planners Guide
1997-2001
Subseries 2 : Correspondence
Box/Folder
3/4
General correspondence
1984-1985
3/5
General correspondence
circa 1985
3/6
General correspondence
1986
3/7
General correspondence
2001-2002
3/8
Presidential correspondence
1978-1979
3/9
Presidential correspondence
1979-1982
3/10
Presidential correspondence
1982-1984
4/1
Presidential correspondence
1984-1986
4/2
Presidential correspondence
1985-1987 September
4/3
Presidential correspondence
1987 September-1988
4/4
Presidential correspondence
1988-1996
4/5
Presidential correspondence
1996-2007
Box/Folder
4/6
Director's handbook
2007 January
4/7
D-U-N-S number
2008-2009
Subseries 3 : Evaluations
Box/Folder
5/1
Evaluations
1980-1985
5/2
Evaluation policy
1986-1987
5/3-5/4
Evaulation team reports
1986-2000
5/5
Evaluation materials, Albany Regional Museum
1992
5/6
Evaluation, Brownsville Museum
1984
5/7
Evaluation, Crook County Historical Society
1985
5/8
Evaluation, Deschutes Historical Center
1991
5/9
Evaluation, Dufur Historical Society
1991
5/10
Evaluation, Gresham Historical Society and Seaside Museum
1985
5/11
Evaluation, Hood River Museum
1986
5/12
Evaluation, Morrow County Museum
1988
5/13
Evaluation, Pine Valley Museum
1989
5/14
Evaluation, The Dalles and Columbia River Gorge proposal
1986
Subseries 4 : Financial records
Some chronological overlap between folders.
Box/Folder
16/1
General financial records
1980-1986
16/2
General financial records
1985-1988
16/3
General financial records
1986-1989
16/4, 17/1
General financial records
1990-1993
17/2
General financial records
1992-1994
17/3
General financial records
1994-1995
17/4
General financial records
1996-1997 February
17/5
General financial records
1997 February-August
17/6
General financial records
2000-2006
18/1
General financial records
2002-2004
18/2
General financial records
2004-2005
18/3
General financial records
2006
18/4
General financial records
2007
18/5
Accounts paid
2004-2005
18/6
Accounts paid
2005-2006
18/7
Accounts paid
2006-2007
18/8
Accounts paid
2007-2008
19/1
Accounts paid
2008-2009
19/2
Accounts paid
2009-2010
19/3
Bills
2001-2004
19/4
Budget
2003-2004
19/5
Budget
2011-2012
19/6
Budget statements
1993-2009
19/7
Notes on finances
1984-1986
19/8
Financial reports
1981-2008
19/9
Financial reports
2000-2009
19/10
Financial reports
Reports printed from floppy disk files.
2004-2006
Box/Folder
5/15
IRS form 990
2004-2008
Subseries 5 : Meetings and retreats
Box/Folder
6/1
Agendas for annual membership meetings
1999-2008
6/2
Annual meeting at Gold Beach, Oregon
2005 October
6/3
Meeting agendas
1980-1997
6/4
Meeting agendas
1998-2007
6/5-6/6
Meeting agendas and minutes
1995-2008
6/7
Meetings calendars
1978-2000
6/8
Correspondence re meetings
1996-2001
6/9
General meeting minutes
1978-1988
6/10
General meeting minutes
1989-2008
7/1
Board meeting agendas
1984-2009
7/2
Board meeting minutes
1985
7/3
Board meeting minutes
1986-1990
7/4
Board meeting minutes
1988-2009
7/5
Board meeting minutes
2008
7/6
Board meeting in Coos Bay
2004 March
7/7
Board meeting in McMinnville, Oregon
2004 October
7/8
Board and general meetings in Portland, Oregon
2005 March
7/9
Board meeting in Pendleton, Oregon
2005 June
7/10
Board meeting in Salem, Oregon
2006 January
7/11
Board meeting in Eugene, Oregon
2006 March
7/12
Board meeting in Ashland, Oregon
2006 June
7/13
Board meeting in Hood River, Oregon
2006 October
7/14
Board meeting in Pendleton, Oregon
2007 May
7/15
Board meeting in Portland, Oregon
2007 August
7/16
Board meeting in Astoria, Oregon
2007 October
7/17
Board and general meetings in Roseburg, Oregon
2008 March
8/1
Board meeting in Lafayette, Oregon
2008 June
8/2
Board meeting in Portland, Oregon
2008 October
8/3
Board retreat in Philomath, Oregon
2005 February
8/4
Board retreat in Eugene, Oregon
2007 January
8/5
Board retreat
2008 February
Subseries 6 : Membership records
Box/Folder
8/6
Address labels for members
1986
8/7-8/8
Institutional data forms
circa 1981
8/9
Membership booklet
2000
8/10
Membership database
2002
8/11
Membership database - individuals
2002
8/12
Membership database - institutions
2002
8/13-8/15
Museum membership forms
2008
9/1-9/3
Museum membership forms
2009
9/4-9/5
Museum membership forms
2010
9/6, 10/1-10/2
Museum membership forms
2011
10/3-10/4
Museum membership forms
2012
10/5-10/7
Membership lists
1983-2008
10/8
Membership pamphlet
2000
10/0-10/10
Membership rosters and forms
1978-2000
11/1
Membership roster
1993
Box/Folder
11/2
Post Office Box
1997-1998
11/3
State corportatiom CT-12 forms
2001-2006
11/4-11/5
Reorganization to 501(c) 3
1999-2005
11/6
Training and needs assessment survey
2008

Series C :   Newsletters ,  1978-2009 Return to Top

Series contains issues of the association's newsletter, "Dispatch."

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
11/7
"Dispatch" issues
1978-1984
11/8
"Dispatch" issues
1985-1988
11/9
"Dispatch" issues
1989-1994
12/1
"Dispatch" issues
1995-2002
12/2
"Dispatch" issues
2003-2007
12/3
"Dispatch" issues
2008-2009
12/4
"E-Dispatch"
Printouts of electronic newsletter.
2008-2009

Series D :   Activities, grants, and publicity ,  1978-2010 Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
12/5
20th Anniversary booklet
1998
12/6
American Association of Museums media kit
2007
12/7
Records re grants.gov website
2008
12/8-12/9, 13/1
Grants
1978-1999
13/2
Grant application, "Connecting to collections planning"
2008
13/3
Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) grant
2000
13/4
Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) grant
2010
13/5
IMLS grant coordination applicants
2010
13/6
Documents re IMLS contractor Ruth Metz
2010
13/7
State museums grants
1992-2003
13/8
Grants, Travel Oregon
2007-2008
13/9
Guidebook sponsorhip and funding
2008
13/10
Correspondence re guidebook
2008
13/11
Guidebook design
2008
14/1
Guidebook distrubition
2008
14/2
Financial documents re guidebook
2008
14/3-14/5
Legislative issues
1979-1991
14/6
Proposed marketing plan
2001
14/7
Miscellaneous museum brochures and information
undated
14/8
Museum development models
undated
14/9
Correspondence and records re Oregon Department of Transportation signage
1981-1986
14/10
Oregon Museums Association/Oregon Historical Society exhibit, "Oregon History A-Z"
2003
15/1
Copies of pocket guides
1990-2004
15/2
Correspondence and records re pocket guides
1988-1995
15/3
Financial records re pocket guides
2002-2005
15/4
Video production information
1998
15/5
Records re OMA website
2000-2009
15/6
Museum profiles for website
2007

Series E :   Other materials ,  circa 1985-2009 Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
15/7
Board member history
1997-2006
15/8
Board policies
2009
15/9
Board president's report
2009
15/10
Guide to records management
1998
15/11
Photographs, Oregon Museums Association presidents
1998
15/12
Sample forms
undated
15/13
Webmail contact list
2008
15/14
Miscellaneous papers
1989-2001

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Museums--Oregon.
  • Professional associations--Oregon.
  • Corporate Names :
  • Oregon Museums Association--Archives.
  • Geographical Names :
  • Oregon--Professional associations.
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Administrative records.
  • Correspondence.
  • Financial records.
  • Grant proposals.
  • Grants.
  • Newsletters.
  • Printed ephemera.
  • Titles within the Collection :
  • Dispatch.