Oregon History Guide

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Good first steps
For the next steps, contact a librarian or use the following tools.
Historic documents
  • Archives West
    Use this site to search the holdings from several dozen archives throughout the region. Use the "Digital Objects Only" checkbox to find historic documents that you can view online.
  • Local and Regional Documents Archive
    The University of Oregon collects and digitized documents from all over Oregon.
Secondary and tertiary sources
Books in the Library

The Library has several books about the history of Oregon, Linn, and Benton counties.  You can find many of these books at the following call numbers:

  •  F871-F885 are Oregon History
  •  LD6501.L45  is the history of Linn-Benton Community College
Indigenous histories

All nine federally recognized tribes in Oregon, as well as the federally unrecognized Chinook Indian Nation, have History sections on their Web sites.  Additionally, the resources below may be useful: