Ken Lomax

Professional Credentials:
Apprentice to Harry Lichter (fine arts conservator), 3 years

Personal Statement:
I come from a pioneer family (Gilliam Wagon Train, 1844) and my grandfather (Prof. Alfred Lomax, 1892-1982) was a noted Oregon historian, so I guess my interest in history came naturally. I worked for several years in conservation, and joined the staff of the Oregon Historical Society in 1989 where I worked  for  18-plus years as a jack of all trades (library assistant, exhibit sound producer, recorded sound conservator, microfilm technician, lead visitor services representative). I also worked as a professional musician for more than 40 years. My personal recorded sound collection runs to about 9,000 items in all formats. I have about 400 cameras, specializing in the Argus brand. Co-curator of OHS Battleship Oregon Exhibit, "Bulldog of the Navy": Adviser/guest curator OHS Music Exhibit, "Oregon Rocks" Photographer, OHS Exhibit, "Quonset Huts in Oregon."

Areas of Specialization:
Recorded sound conservation, maritime history, firearms, Battleship Oregon, photography, broadcast history, music history

Professional Associations: 
Oregon Maritime Museum
Association for Recorded Sound Collection

"A Chronicle of the Battleship Oregon." Oregon Historical Quarterly, Spring 2005
"'Brought to You by Transcription': Portland's Radio History." Oregon Historical Quarterly, Fall 1999

Contact Information:
Ken Lomax
2414 NE 45th Avenue
Portland, OR 97213