Share Your Story
As the repository of Oregon’s history, we have a responsibility to record this moment for future generations. That is why the Oregon Historical Society is asking you to share your stories: your personal reflections on living through this pandemic. We will add a selection of the stories and reflections to the OHS Research Library collections, where future generations will go to understand what this unprecedented...Learn More
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The Oregon Historical Society Research Library is open to any researcher, professional or non-professional, who is working on a specific research project.
The Oregon Historical Society's Research Library maintains thousands of books, maps, manuscripts, serials, vertical files, newspaper microfilm,...Learn More
What’s Available Online
Since almost all of our collections are in closed stacks and are only available for use onsite in our Research Library, researchers use our...Learn More
Learn how to use the resources of the Oregon Historical Society Research Library to perform many different kinds of research.Learn More
Library Online Catalog
The Research Library’s online catalog provides researchers with expanded search capabilities to find a wide variety of materials held by the...Search the Catalog
OHS Digital Collections
High-resolution digital images, documents, and recordings of selected items and some entire collections are available for educational and research use on the OHS Digital Collections website. This is a new initiative of the OHS Research Library, intended to broaden public access to our extensive collections.Learn More
The Donald J. Sterling, Jr. Fellowships in Pacific Northwest History at the Oregon Historical Society in Portland have been established through an endowment, made possible by...