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Richard H. Engeman

Travels from:

Portland, Oregon

Other speakers from Oregon

Speaking topics:

  • Land of the Empire Builders
  • Oregon History 101
  • The Useful, the Curious, and the Arcane: Looking for Oregon History

Richard H. Engeman

Richard H. Engeman is a historian and archivist with wide research and writing experience in Pacific Northwest history. A graduate of Reed College, he also holds graduate degrees in librarianship from the University of Oregon and in history from the University of Washington.

Richard has specialized in working with historic photographs, maps, architectural plans and drawings, and paper ephemera, and his writing has appeared in a variety of publications from Pacific Northwest Quarterly and the Oregon Historical Quarterly, to the architectural publication Arcade and Portland Monthly.

Most recently the public historian of the Oregon Historical Society, Richard has also worked at the University of Washington Libraries, the Southern Oregon Historical Society, and the National Maritime Museum in San Francisco.

He currently serves on the Portland Landmarks Commission, and is on the board of the Oregon Museums Association and the Oregon Century Farm and Ranch Program. He is the principal of Oregon Rediviva, which does historical research and writing, and museum and archives consulting.

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