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The City of Portland, Oregon

Archives & Records Management

Office of the City Auditor

phone: 503-865-4100


1800 SW 6th Ave, Suite 550, Portland, OR 97201

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Welcome to the Portland Archives and Records Center's new blog!


We are very excited to have our blog finally up and running along with our redesigned website which is still in progress. We decided that moving forward with the blog an important part of keeping people updated about our move. In general our goal is to keep members of the public, city employees, and colleagues in the archiving profession informed on what is happening in our world from moving to the PSU campus in 2010 to additions to the collection, to how to best use Efiles to find and view records.  And of course we will highlight pictures of the city (see our new slide show) and cool historical documents from the collection.  We want this blog to be interesting and informative so please feel free to pass your comments, suggestions and questions onto us at

I will be the primary writer/coordinator/promoter of this blog but I will definitely solicit and include guest bloggers, experts, artists and researchers – really anyone who has something useful to say about using the PARC collection and making it more accessible for everyone. If you have ideas or suggestions please send them my way at

We are exploring the best ways to use other forms of social media and have started a Twitter feed (@PDXArchives) to coincide with our new blog. So here we go…let the communication and fun begin!


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