Our Library and Research Resources
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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.
Oregon Historical Society
Davies Family Research Library
1200 SW Park Ave, 4th Floor
Portland, OR 97205
The library will be closed February 13 – 17 for collections maintenance.
1pm – 5pm
Wednesday – Saturday:
10am – 5pm
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...