Portland Metro and Oregon Research: History

Support for research about local issues, places, laws, people, history, and more.

Check out our Oregon History Guide

For additional resources related to Oregon historical research, check out PCC's Oregon History Guide.

Oregonian Access

The oregonlive.com web site provides free full-text access to many Oregonian articles from the last few years, and supports fee-based article delivery of all Oregonian articles ($1.95 per article). The Multnomah County Public Library also provides online full text access to the Historical Oregonian (1861-1987) and current Oregonian (1987-present) to all cardholders.

Search the Oregon Newspaper Index which indexes (but does not provide full-text access to) over 845,000 articles in the Oregonian newspaper from 1851-1987. This index is maintained by the University of Oregon.

Online Primary Source Collections

Photographic Sources