Rally Today for OHS

Photo courtesy of facebook- I invite you to Rally in support of the Oregon Historical Society Research Library, a state historical and cultural treasure threatened with closure! Today Friday, March 13 @4:00 pm, South Park Blocks, 1200 SW Park Ave.

Some of Oregon’s most well-known authors and historians are scheduled to speak on behalf of the library and its staff. Presenters include Portland writer Martha Gies, author of Up all Night, Michael Munk, historian and author of The Portland Red Guide, Harry Stein, author of Gus J Solomon: Liberal Politics, Jews, and the Federal Courts and co-author of Merchants, Money, and Power, and Sandy Polishuk, historian and author of Sticking to the Union: An Oral History of the Life and Times of Julia Ruuttila, and Good Work, Sister! Women Shipyard Workers of World War II (DVD).

“On the 150th anniversary of our state, we cannot quietly sit by while the Oregon Historical Society closes its research library,” says Kathy Tucker, the president of the Northwest History Network. “The library is the core of the Oregon Historical Society. For more than a hundred years, Oregonians have donated their diaries, letters, photographs, and other archival materials to the Society for preservation and sharing.”

To learn more about the Northwest History Network, visit: http://www.northwesthistory.org To view the petition in support of the library, go to: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/Save-the-OHSRL-and-staff To see the Facebook page in support of the library, go to: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=66575438392

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