University Archives and Museum
Hello, Sherlock Holmes fans! It’s Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s birthday today. Did you know the Portland & Vancouver Sherlock Holmes Society originated at UP under the direction of Dr. James Covert (“The Grande Olde Honker”)? Here’s the scoop! Follow the link for more.
Congratulations to our retiring faculty! The University Archives and Museum have a new blog post recognizing these nine members of the University faculty for their many years of service. Visit this site for a slideshow of the honored retirees and see how they’ve changed over the years.
Click here for photos and a description of the Blanchet Gold Medal award.
In the century plus since our founding, the University has been through a lot of ups and downs. Working from the Archives in the deep basements of the Bluff, we have had a chance to look back, reflect, and be inspired by those who have led the way before us. Today’s offering from the University Archives and Museum uses the pages of the December 12, 1941 issue of The Beacon as the basis for our post. Follow this link to our blog post.
For more information, contact Carolyn Connolly, museum coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the century plus since our founding, the University has seen a lot, and been through a lot of ups and downs. Triumphs (yeah, like this year’s women’s basketball WCC championship!!!) as well as times of scarcity and disruption have marked our journey from then to now. Working from the archives in the deep basements of The Bluff, we have had a chance to look back and perchance reflect. Today’s offering from the University Archives and Museum uses the pages of The Beacon to look at a five-month period in 1945. Follow this link to our blog post and, as Dr. Jim Covert liked to say, “Keep your chins up!”
Students rubbing elbows, colliding (too much screen-watching), telling stories, and sharing their unique experiences often results in full scale student-sponsored campus programs. Suddenly cultural diversity is manifested and the array of human experience is proudly celebrated. This week, campus members are invited to participate in Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). See the Museum and Archives blog for more information and photos of past celebrations.
For more information contact Carolyn Connolly, museum coordinator, email@example.com or x8038.
Robert Franz and his sister Elsie Franz Finley advanced the University mission in 1995 when their generosity helped make construction of Franz Hall possible. The new Franz Campus will bring expanded sporting fields for both varsity and intramural sports, which complements the Franzs’ earlier gift, as from the beginning of UP’s time on the bluff, its mission has embraced not only clean living and clean air, hands, and hearts, but also assisting to shape our students as whole persons through leadership, learning, and formation. See the latest Archives and Museum blog post at this link.
For more information contact Carolyn Connolly, museum coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 8038.
To complement our blog entry “Welcome to College” https://sites.up.edu/museum/welcome-to-college/ the Museum has a “New Beginnings for Pilots Past and Present” photograph and artifacts display in the display case on the first floor of Buckley Center near the studies abroad office.
Contact Carolyn Connolly, museum coordinator, at x8038, or email@example.com for more information