John S. Ferrell

Professional Credentials:
M.A. in History, Portland State University
Certificate in Archives and Records Management Administration, Western Washington University

Areas of Specialization:
Writing, editing, historical research, archives.

Personal Statement: 
I am retired and available for part-time and short-term assignments in my areas of specialization.
I spent 19 years as an archivist, first at the National Archives in Washington, D.C., then at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, also in Washington, D.C., and finally at the National Archives regional branch in Seattle. But none of that was as fun as serving as a costumed historical interpreter at the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center in Oregon City!
I have also worked as an editor for the Utne Reader, RAIN: Journal of Appropriate Technology, the California Office of Appropriate Technology, Willamette Week, CH2M Hill, and Education Northwest.
I am co-author of Knowing Home: Studies for a Possible Portland (1981); author of Fruits of Creation: A Look at Global Sustainability as Seen Through the Eyes of George Washington Carver (1995); author of a chapter in Land and Power: Sustainable Agriculture and African Americans (2009); and author of Finding Eden: Visions of a Sustainable America, 1901-1980 (in progress).

Contact Information:
2325 NE 44th Avenue, Portland, OR 97213