The Research Library charges a fee for research inquiries that require response by phone, e-mail, fax, or mail. Services that may incur a research fee include:
Research assistance is $60.00 per hour, with a minimum charge of $30.00.The fees may be waived for inquiries requiring only nominal assistance.
Requesting Distance Research
Please be as specific as you can about what you want to find. Include names, dates, and locations. If you need a particular kind of medium or format, such as maps, manuscripts, or photographs, be sure to note it. Also include a brief list of sources you’ve already consulted.
Staff members cannot undertake extensive research but will, within reasonable limits, provide information from or about research library holdings. Mail and email requests are generally answered in the order received, so it may take a few weeks before you receive a response.
Please consult the Online Catalog and "Using the Research Library" before sending your reference request.
Oregon Historical Society Research Library
1200 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205-2483
Reference Line Phone: (503) 306-5240
Research Library Fax: (503) 219-2040
Reference e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org