Cultural Heritage: Orbis Cascade Alliance Contributes More than 50,000 New Items to Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)
From a DPLA Announcement:
Digital Public Library of America is pleased to announce that more than 50,000 new cultural heritage artifacts from the Orbis Cascade Alliance are now available at dp.la. The Orbis Cascade is a consortium of 37 academic libraries in the Pacific Northwest. The Alliance’s first hub submissions include cultural resources contributed by member institutions in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.
Highlights From the New Contributions Include:
George and Frank Hirahara Collection (Washington State University)
The George and Frank C. Hirahara Collection depicts life in the Japanese American incarceration camp at Heart Mountain, Wyoming.
Kooskia Internment Camp Scrapbook (University of Idaho)
The Kooskia Internment Camp Scrapbook documents the daily life of Japanese Americans interned at a U.S. government detention facility in north central Idaho, 30 miles from the town of Kooskia.
Nez Perce Photographs (Washington State University)
The collection contains images that document the lives of Nez Perce Indians throughout Washington and Idaho at the end of the 19th century.
Reed College Archives 1960s-1970s Student Protest Photographs (Reed College)
The social unrest of the 1960s and 1970s is documented in the archives of Reed College. Photographs show students protesting issues such as the Vietnam War and the lack of a Black studies program at the college.
Pear Packing – A Season of Women’s Work (Southern Oregon University)
Women’s contributions to the Pacific Northwest’s agriculture industry are highlighted in this collection. Pear Packing – A Season of Women’s Work consists of historic photographs of pear packing in Southern Oregon, and poems that Susan J. Reid authored about area women who provided labor for seasonal pear packing.
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