2012: Oregon Suffrage Centennial is a project of the Northwest History Network, a volunteer, 501(c)3 consortium of history professionals. The 2012 Committee is comprised of colleagues in the history and archival community who focus on women's history and public history in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest.
Janice Dilg, Project Director, earned her MA in history Portland State University, where her research centered on women and labor in the Pacific Northwest during the early 20th century. She currently coordinates the oral history project for the US District Court of Oregon Historical Society and teaches a Senior Capstone course at Portland State University, "Monumental Women." Her article in the spring issue of the Oregon Historical Quarterly: "For Working Women in Oregon": Caroline Gleason/Sister Miriam Theresa and Oregon's Minimum wage law," is part of that publication's Statehood Sesquicentennial Series.
Eliza E. Canty-Jones is Editor of the Oregon Historical Quarterly. She earned an MA in Pacific Northwest and public history from Portland State University and a BA in English literature from St. Mary's College of Maryland, where she was a founding co-editor of the journal SlackWater: Oral Folk History of Southern Maryland. Ms. Canty-Jones has researched and written about World War II conscientious objectors who formed an art school at a Civilian Public Service camp on the Oregon Coast, and she conducted extensive oral history interviews with one woman who chose to live and work with the conscripted men.
Kimberly Jensen received her Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in women's and U.S. history and teaches history and gender studies at Western Oregon University. Dr. Jensen is the author of Mobilizing Minerva: American Women in the First World War (University of Illinois Press, 2008), "'Neither Head Nor Tail to the Campaign': Esther Pohl Lovejoy and the Oregon Woman Suffrage Victory of 1912" in the Fall 2007 issue of the Oregon Historical Quarterly, and "Revolutions in the Machinery: Oregon Women and Citizenship in Sesquicentennial Perspective" in the Fall 2009 issue of the Oregon Historical Quarterly. She is writing a biography of Esther Lovejoy, M.D., Oregon suffragist and public health activist, organizer and first president of the Medical Women's International Association, pioneer in transnational medical relief, and historian of women in medicine. Jensen is a member of the editorial boards of the Oregon Historical Quarterly and the Oregon Encyclopedia Project and serves as a commissioner on the statewide Oregon Heritage Commission.
Linda Long is a Manuscripts Librarian at the University of Oregon Special Collections. She has worked extensively with the Oregon Women's Political History collections at University of Oregon (all unprocessed!), and to develop UO's manuscript collections relating to the lesbian land community in Oregon, until now underrepresented (or not represented at all) in manuscripts repositories in the state.
Aili Schreiner holds a BA in history from Lewis and Clark College where she wrote her honor's thesis on Field Matrons employed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs in the late 19th century. Most recently Ms. Schreiner was the Senior Project Manager for Oregon 150, Governor Kulongoski's nonprofit planning group for Oregon's 150th commemoration of statehood. Previously she worked at the Oregon Historical Society to finalize the publication of selections from the Mark O. Hatfield Distinguished Historians Forum entitled "Reflections on the Presidency," and also in Visitor's Services.
Mary Wheeler is Executive Director of the Northwest History Network. Ms. Wheeler achieved her Ph.D. Candidacy at the University of Michigan, where her research focused on 20th century U.S. political culture, oral history, education, and gender studies. She has conducted research to inform public policy, curriculum development, and interpretative media including exhibits, interactives, and film. She has performed evaluations for a variety of non-profit and government agencies and developed and directed professional development programs for K-12 history educators.