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Oregon, Pacific NW History

A Place Called Oregon

Oregon history, photos, documents, links, etc.

Center for Columbia River History

University consortium that conducts interdisciplinary research, publishes material in text and electronic formats, sponsors public programs, and collaborates with other organizations to promote the study Columbia River Basin history.

Clackamas Heritage Partners

Collaborating to preserve the heritage, educate the public, and interpret the history of the Oregon Territory, Clackamas County, and Oregon City

Columbia River Basin Ethnic History Archive

Online database of documents, reports, records, maps, photographs, newspapers, artifacts, and oral history interviews.

Genealogical Forum of Oregon

Membership organization with extensive resources for historical & family research. Maintains a library with over 30,000 items. Sponsors special interest groups, classes, seminars, and events. Publications & online research tools.

Northwest Digital Archives

Union database of finding aids to archival and manuscript materials in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.

Northwest History Network

Promoting the understanding and appreciation of history and supporting those committed to public history.

Oregon Heritage Commission

Working to secure, sustain, & enhance Oregon's heritage through: coordination of heritage initiatives; advocacy; education; promotion & celebration.

Oregon Historical Society

Statewide historical organization: museum & repository for over 85,000 cultural artifacts; research library with extensive collections of state history materials; the journal Oregon Historical Quarterly; and a variety of education programs and projects.

Oregon History Project

Resource for learning about Oregon’s past. A collaboration of the Oregon Heritage Commission, Oregon Historical Society, and State Historic Preservation Office. Includes "Oregon's Built Environment."

Oregon Jewish Museum

Exhibits, archive, library.

Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center

Museum, venue for cultural and research activities and focal point for the preservation and sharing of the history and culture of the Japanese American community in Oregon.

Oregon State Archives

Preserving the records of Oregon government, including records of the provisional and territorial governments. Research guides and online exhibits.


Oregon geneology and history resource. Links, databases, digitized documents, indexes, etc.

University of Washington Digital Collections

Collections are primarily pictorial, although some have accompanying essays and text. Other media are presented, such as newspapers, reports, pamphlets, posters and maps.

Washington County Historical Society & Museum

Preserving and interpreting the history of the county, creating knowledge of the past, linking it to an enhanced understanding of the present, and presenting it in diverse formats.

WPA Life Histories from Oregon

Life histories compiled by the Folklore Project of the Federal Writers' Project for the WPA, 1936-1940