The artifacts collection includes some 85,000 objects preserving the broadest and most in-depth material culture representation of Oregon history
Research Library
The Research Library's collections encompass library and archival materials, including books, serials, newspapers, oral histories, manuscripts, government documents, genealogical and biographical material, photographs, film, and maps.
Collections Online Catalog
Search the Research Library and Artifacts with the Collections Online Catalog.
With a circulation of around 7,000, OHQ is one of the largest state historical society journals in the United States and is a recognized and respected source for the history of the Pacific Northwest region.
The Sterling Fellowships in Pacific Northwest History at the Oregon Historical Society in Portland have been established through an endowment, made possible by the family of Donald J. Sterling, Jr., to encourage original, scholarly, interpretive research in the Oregon Historical Society Research Library.
The purpose of the OGNB is to supervise the naming of geographic features within the state of Oregon.


The Oregon History Project

The Oregon History Project is a digital resource of the Oregon Historical Society Museum and Research Library. The OHP provides historical Narratives written by Pacific Northwest historians and an online Learning Center for teachers and students.


The Oregon TimeWeb

The Oregon TimeWeb is an interactive timeline using the historical material on the Oregon History Project. This one-of-a-kind website allows users to sort through hundreds of images and documents to create meaningful timelines of the import and events, people, and places in the state and region.