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 on February 14th – 18th for collections maintenance.
Tuesdays: 1pm – 5pm
Wednesday – Saturday:
10am – 5pm
|Multnomah Co. Residents
(with proof of residency*)
|Veterans & Active Duty Military
|Students (with ID)||$9|
|Youth (6 - 18)||$5|
|Children (5 & under)||FREE|
(Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult when using the library)
*Proof of Multnomah County residency can include a State Issued Identification Card, Driver's License, or Utility Bill. Library cards and TriMet passes are not valid forms of ID.
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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...