Salem Public Library sponsored the creation of the
Salem History Project which is funded by a two year grant
provided by the Library Services and Technology Act by the
Oregon State Library, State administered Program, P. L. 104-208.
Grant funding was awarded to the Salem Public Library of the
City of Salem.
The Salem History Project takes an encyclopedia approach
to providing access to Salem's history of culture, events,
institutions and people which has led our community into the
21st Century. While the web site is focused on
historical information, there is the possibility that factual
information may be modified or corrected over time and the
City of Salem nor Salem Public Library can not attest to the
continuing accuracy of information over the test of time.
Bibliographic information on the sources of the historic
information were gathered and displayed on the web site to
support other researchers who are interested in pursuing more
information on Salem's history.
Products to be produced through grant funding: 1. An Internet web site for general public access.
Grant funding provided wages for a part-time Project Coordinator
and computer equipment necessary to design and maintain the
grant products. A team of volunteer researchers is providing
the research talent and focus to the development of the project.
Salem History Project Coordinator
Salem Public Library
P.O. Box 14810
585 Liberty St. SE
Salem, Or 97309
The grant funds purchased a HP Net Server 60, Pentium III
600, 256 Megs of RAM. Operating software is Windows
2000 Server IIS 5. A Dell lap top computer.
Additional equipment included a digital audio recorder, Microteck
ScanMaker 9600 XL scanner, Dell OptiPlex GX 100 computer work
station with 254 MB RAM.
Credits: Salem Public Library - Staff Gail Warner, Library Director
George Happ, retired Library Director
Bob Miller, Executive Project Coordinator
Salem 2000 Encyclopedia Grant
Janice Weide, Library Reference Supervisor
Jane Kirby, Reference Librarian and Historian
Judy Jacobson, Reference Librarian
Abigail Elder, Reference Librarian
B. J. Quinlan, Youth Services Librarian
Marcia Poehler, Technical Support
Ann Scheppke, Reference Librarian
Salem History Project Coordinator Monica Mersinger, Grant Project Coordinator
Grant Partner Marion County Historical Society
Executive Director, Kyle Jansson
Project Steering Committee Darlene and George Strozut
Joan "Toni" Meyering
Kathleen Clements Carlson
Project Artists Eric Wuest
Technical Team Eric White
J. Reyes Juárez Ramirez
Contributors Rod Stubbs
Hugh "Tip" and Mary Ann Hennessey
Rosanne Gostovich Royer
Richard L. Lutz
With special thanks to: Statesman Journal Newspaper
Oregon State Library
Oregon State Archives
A.C. Gilbert Discovery Village