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Oregon Historical Society. Research Library

1200 SW Park Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97205

Email: orhist@ohs.org

Fax: 503-221-2035

Phone: 503-222-1741

Repository URL: http://www.ohs.org/research/library/ External Link

Repository code: orhi

Repository description (extant): Through the generosity of Oregon's citizens and friends, the Oregon Historical Society Research Library has gathered one of the most comprehensive collections of local, state, and regional history in the country, with holdings that chronicle the history of the Oregon Country from early exploration to the present day. Although the Oregon Historical Society is a private, non-profit institution, its resources are held in trust for the State of Oregon, and it functions as the state historical society.

Collection strengths include: European discovery, exploration, and settlement; Native Americans; local history, family history, and genealogy; the fur trade; agriculture, timber, mining, and fisheries; performing arts; business; architecture and building history; politics and government; religion; and transportation.

The Research Library houses more than 32,000 books, 25,000 maps, 12,500 linear feet of manuscripts, 4,000 serials titles, 6,000 vertical files, 18,000 reels of newspaper microfilm, 8.5 million feet of film and videotape, 10,000 oral history tapes, and more than 2.5 million photographs.

Repository Notes (CRHP): A number of photographs and documents held by the Oregon Historical Society that pertain to African American history in Oregon have been digitized as part of the Columbia River Basin Ethnic History Archive. Browse them at http://van-ezproxy.vancouver.wsu.edu/crbeha/home.htm.

Repository type: State Historical Society

Collections:

The civil rights legacy: foundation of a changing nation
Center for Columbia River History oral histories
United States District Court oral history project
Oral history interviews with Kathryn Hall Bogle
[Ronald Herndon oral histories]
Albina Ministerial Alliance series
Oregon black history project

 

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