Collections Care

Caring about collections requires more information than what one average person knows. This page helps you, whether you are average or above average, find that information. We’ve found some locations with  information provided by professionals.Image result for oregon map

And, since we’re from Oregon, we’re listing the informational sites in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest first. The only exception to our Oregon-first rule is the Connecting to Collections Care website that has hundreds of annotated resources presented by professionals.(That website was created using a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services, just as this site was.)

Just remember as you look at these resources that the tips may not work in all circumstances or be the best for your specific issue.

So let’s continue with collections care resources in Oregon.


“Preferred Practices for Historical Repositories: Manual and Self-Assessment.”  (Salem: Oregon State Historic Records Advisory Board, 2013.

“Simple Steps for Collections Care.” Oregon Heritage Bulletin 29.


“Audio Preservation.” Oregon Heritage Bulletin 19.


“Planning for a Digitization Project.” Oregon Heritage Bulletin 21.

“Implementing a Digitization Project.” Oregon Heritage Bulletin 22.

“Digital Stewardship and Curation.” Oregon Heritage Bulletin 23.

“Using Your Scanner,” Washington Rural Heritage Project.


“Simple Steps for Paper Preservation.” Oregon Heritage Bulletin 15.My Home in Oregon

“Copyright and Historic Newspapers.” Historic Oregon Newspapers Online.


“Caring for Textiles: Cleaning and Garment Hanging.” Oregon Heritage Bulletin 20.

Collection Plans and Policies

Collections Policy.” Marion County Historical Society.

Collections Policy.” Klamath County Museums.

Collections Management Policy.” Columbia Gorge Discovery Center.

Oregon State Statutes

Oregon State Statutes that pertain to museums and their operations can be found here.


If there are other topics you want to know about, please let us know at If we don’t know that information, we may know where that information can be found.

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