Featured Collections
View these selected collections from our online photo and artifact archives.
Library Brochures
These brochures will assist you in your search for information in the Research Library.
Materials in Collections
The Oregon Historical Society's Research Library maintains more than 32,000 books, 25,000 maps, 12,000 linear feet of manuscripts, 3,000 serials titles, 5,000 vertical files, 16,000 reels of newspaper microfilm, 8.5 million feet of film and videotape, 10,000 oral history tapes, and more than 2.5 million photographs.
Rights and Permissions
Important information on ownership and reproduction pertaining to OHS collections.
Subject Guides for Research
The Vertical File Index, Biography Index, Pioneer Index, D.A.R. Index, Donation Land Claims & Library Association of Portland Newspaper Index will help you with your research project.
Using The Library
We ask you to adhere to these use guidelines to ensure the survival of the library collections for future generations.