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Protocols for Native American Archival Materials

These protocols identify best professional practices for culturally responsive care and use of American Indian archival material held by non-tribal organizations. They were written by First Archivist Circle. The museum is not involved in writing the protocols in any way, but they inform our work and are Appendix C of the Collections Policy.

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County Agreement to Operate

In 1987, Washington County Historical Society (the legal name of Five Oaks Museum) entered into a contract with Washington County and Portland Community College which determined ongoing agreements around the museum’s land lease, building, collections, and funding. This contract is Appendix B of the Collections Policy.

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Museum Collections Management Policy

This policy addresses all issues related to the Museum’s object collections and archives, research library, its education collection, and items held temporarily. It was ratified in March 2022.

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June 2022 Newsletter

Inside this issue: Addressing the Historical Record with Our City, Our Stories: An Expanded History of Beaverton, Head of Integrated Learning departure announcement,and #StandUpFG teaching posters now available– and community events and updates.

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#StandUpFg Teaching Posters

Explore how Latinx youth activism led Oregon to become the first state to require Ethnic Studies, in these teaching posters for middle, high school and college students.

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Imagining into the Museum

Community Gallery, July – August 2022

Portland State University students imagine and draw toys in Five Oaks Museum’s collection based solely on the artifact label.

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