It was a busy day for the OMA, but the best kind of busy since there were two opportunities to talk to community members about archives! Today the OMA participated in the Oregon Archives Crawl (both at the OSU and ATAP tables), and then headed off to an Obo Addy Legacy Project concert (OALP) to share the OALP’s history via the exhibit panels created for the Applause! exhibit. There are, of course, photos – check them out below:
First, the Oregon Archives Crawl 2014:
The Oregon Historical Society (OHS) was one of the three Crawl locations and ATAP (American Theatre Archive Project) was there to showcase the great theatre archives advocacy work done all over the country. The OMA shared its local story of working with Portland’s Milagro theatre, and as a excellent bonus, Katrina O’Brien, Milagro’s archival intern was there as well.
It was a bit of a back and forth between the ATAP table at the OHS location and the OMA at the OSU table over at the City of Portland Archives and Records Center, but over at city archives, the OMA had the opportunity to give a short presentation highlighting a few OMA collections and projects. One of which was the OALP collection…
On to the second event of the day, the Obo Addy Legacy Project “Cross Cultural Rhythms” concert:
The concert included a variety of performers including various singer and poets. Concert attendees, including many children danced all night. And, the OMA brought copies of the Applause! exhibit panels to share with concert attendees!
Needless to say, it was a fantastic day for the OMA!