Pacific Northwest Contours: Complicating and Questioning Notions about
Region and Regional History
A Symposium at the University of Washington, Smith Hall 304
November 23, 2002
Hosted by the Pacific Northwest Historians Guild and the Center for the
Study of the Pacific Northwest
7:30 / Coffee and Donuts
8:15 a.m. / Welcoming / Bruce Hevly, Associate Professor of History,
University of Washington, Director, the Center for the Study of the
8:30 to 9:45 a.m. / "Lived Environments"
Chair / Adam Sowards, Shoreline Community College
Judy Green, University of Washington / "Oregon's and Washington's Land
Grant Colleges: Orchestrating a Rural Renaissance in the Pacific
Northwest, late 19th early 20th centuries"
Elizabeth Carney Sowards, Arizona State University / "Suburbanizing
Nature: Popularizing Outdoor Living, 1920s to Present"
Junius Rochester / "Creating Neighborhoods: Transforming Seattle into
Communities (or is it the other way around?)"
10:00 to 11:15 a.m. / "Science, Technology, and Regional Context"
Chair: Bruce Hevly, University of Washington
Lorraine McConaghy, Museum of History and Industry / "The First
Steam-Powered Sawmill on Puget Sound: Framing Interpretation"
Brian Schefke, University of Washington / "Science and Imperialism:
Beginning with the HBC"
Matt Sneddon, University of Washington / "Technology Museums:
Commemorating Industrialization and Telling National Stories at the Same
11:30 to 11:45: Susan Karren, National Archives and Records Administration
(NARA) / "Come See What We're Saving For You: Federal Records at NARA's
11: 45 to 1:00 a.m. / "Off the reservation"
Chair: E. A. Schwartz, California State University, San Marcos
Andy Fisher, Arizona State University / "Columbia River Indians, 1855 to
1945: Persistence of Native People in Off Reservation Settings; and the
Emergence of New Ethnic Identities"
Melinda Marie Jette, University of British Columbia / "Intercultural
relations in Oregon's French Prairie, 1800 to 1850"
Coll Thrush, University of Washington / "Material Realities: The
Interconnection Between Indian History and Urban History and the
Discursive and Symbolic Role of Indians"
1:00 to 1:30/ Lunch
1:30 to 2:00/ Keynote Address:
John Findlay, Professor and Chairman, Department of History, University of
Washington / "Regional Writers and Northwest Identity: Transplanted and
2:15 to 3:30 / "Race and Ethnicity in the Pacific Northwest"
Chair / Susan Bragg, University of Washington
Veta Schlimgen, University of Oregon / "From Colonial Subject to
'Americans': Pacific Northwest Filipino Americans during the Interwar Period"
Turkiya Lowe, University of Washington / "Black Clubwomen: Social
Activism and Social Uplift at the Turn of the Century"
Shelley Lee, Stanford University / "Japanese Americans: Center of a Web
of Relationships, 20th century"
3:45 to 4:00 / Jerry Handfield, Washington State Archives / "Regional
Treasures: A Scholar's Search for Gold in the Archives"
4:00 to 5:30 p.m. / "Community Building: Different Notions of Diversity,
Problems, and Progress"
Chair / Mary Wright, University of Washington
Sherry Edmund-Flett, Simon Fraser University / "First Generation Women
to Vancouver Island,1858-1870"
Rachel Williams, University of Washington / "Prostitution and
Michael Reese, University of Washington / "'We Need to Watch Her
Carefully Because She Is Partly of Negro Blood': Race and the Creation
of Welfare in the Pacific Northwest."
Ed Diaz / "Refugees from Hostility and Poverty: Nineteenth Century
Black Strikebreakers in Washington's Coal Mining Industry"
5:30 to 6:00: Snack
6:00 to 7:15 / "Teaching the Pacific Northwest Survey: A Conversation
Between Geographers and Historians"
Chair / Shaun Huston, Department of Geography, Western Oregon University
Michael McGlade, Department of Geography, Western Oregon University
Max Geier, Department of History, and Chair of the Social Sciences
Division, Western Oregon University
Chris Friday, Department of History, Western Washington University
Register for the Pacific Northwest Contours Symposium
Number of people attending:
Status: Student, Faculty, Guild Member, Other (please specify)
Registration is free, but we encourage attendees to donate $5 to help
defray the cost of the event.
If you would like a box lunch (with a sandwich, fruit salad, and cookie),
please indicate your sandwich preference. Lunches are $11.00 and must be
purchased in advance.
Roma Tomato and Mozzarella
Make checks for lunches and donations payable to Pacific Northwest Contours Symposium.
And send to the address below.
If you have questions about registration, call the Center or e-mail us.
Please return registration forms by November 15.
Pacific Northwest Contours Symposium
Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest
University of Washington
P. O. Box 353857
Seattle, WA 98195-3587
(206)543-8656 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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