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Willamette Valley Project, 1999, 1999

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Scope and Contents note

The Willamette Valley Project collection includes color slides and B&W photographs. The project consisted of a board survey of traditional arts in the Willamette Valley, folk arts presentations and performances at various Valley venues and two mticles on Willamette Valley folklife published in the Oregon Historical Society's quarterly. The project's aim was to contribute a folklife component to a permanent exhibit at the Oregon History Center examining the Willamette Valley, and to bring traditional artists to different venues around the Valley. Beginning in 1996, folk artists presented at various sites including a two-day celebration of folk arts at the Oregon State Fair in Salem, at da Vinci Days celebration in Corvallis, and at Oregon Historical Society's Wintering In celebration.

Slides and negatives feature folk artists, crafts demonstrations and performances at the various festivals. Some of the cultural groups presented at the festivals were Mexican, Greek, Native American, Puerto Rican, Anglo-American, African, Japanese, and ranching and logging communities.

This project was funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and Portland General Electric.


  • 1999


Conditions Governing Access

From the Collection:

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

General Physical Description note

259 slides, 11 photographic prints, 23 sound recordings, 6 folders

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA