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February 14

Oregon Collections

The Library invites YOU to share these Oregon resources with your constituents using social media.

Feel free to copy & paste the examples below onto your own accounts, or use these as inspiration to write your own.  Be sure to use the highlighted hashtags to connect with others talking about the same topics. Check out the links for more state-specific information, too!

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Maps of Oregon

Indexed map of Oregon showing the railroads

OTD: February 14, 1859, Oregon was the 33rd state admitted to the Union! Celebrate by exploring maps of the Beaver State online at . There are commercial maps, topographical maps, birds eye views and more – discover them online:

: became the 33rd state admitted to the union! Check out Oregon collection

YouTubeMaps at the Library of Congress

Check out the world’s largest map library with this video before checking out the resource yourself at the Library of Congress.

Songs of Oregon

Oregon Quick Step

Oregonns! Did you know that has a collection of songs pertaining to Oregon? Show some state pride by discovering more songs about the Beaver State:

: Explore w/ “Songs of America,” which is your favorite?

YouTubeSongs of America

“See and Hear American History Through Song” through the Library of Congress’s very own Songs of America collection!

Just for Teachers

Teacher with students

Teachers: did you know that offers free classroom materials and professional development to help you effectively use primary sources from its vast digital collections in your teaching? Search for Primary Sources from Oregon to incorporate into your classroom:

YouTubeLibrary of Congress 101 for Teachers

Watch and explore what the Library of Congress has for teachers, including lesson plans and primary sources sets, webinars and professional development opportunities, social media channels and more.

Share on Pinterest Teachers: Browse sets of selected primary sources from the Library’s online collections, together with historical background information and teaching ideas to form your lesson plans!

Oregon Newspapers

Chronicling America

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Did you know that Chronicling America Project has historic newspapers from Oregon? Partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities allows you to search thousands of historic newspaper pages from 1789 – 1922 from all over the United States! Find some great Oregon stories today:

: Check out historic digitized w/ Chronicling America project! Read all about it

YouTubeChronicling America

Visit with Digital Conservation Specialist, Tonijala Penn, and hear about historical newspapers and the Chronicling America digital archives project available through the Library of Congress!

Oregon Veterans

Hector Garcia Collection

Veterans! Now is the time to record your oral history and make sure it is archived and preserved in ! Search the collection of 1000+ stories of other Oregon veterans and add your story to the today!

– join the 1000+ and add your story to Veterans History Project!

YouTubeInterview a Veteran!

Do your part: interview a U.S. veteran in your community and submit their audio or video interview to the Library of Congress Veterans History Project.

Folklife Collections

Prize winning quilt by Oregon quilter

Did you know that contains rich and varied materials from Oregon that document our state’s diverse traditions? Among its recordings are the following tribal groups: Clackamas, Kalapuya, Shasta, Tututni, Umatilla, and Umpqua. In addition to collections of native folk traditions, there are large collections of Jewish folklife, Anglo-American fiddle tunes, and recordings of street- corner stories collected in Portland in the late 1940s. Discover more about the Oregon folklife collections:

Discover stories, , and oral histories!

Prints & Photographs

Tillamook Rock and lighthouse

Check out Prints & Photographs collection to see Oregon through the years with prints, photos, publications, cartoons, and more. Explore the full gallery of historic images:

: to these classic photos of from collections!