The Oregon State Library offers highlights from our
historical collections selected for digitization.
collects, preserves, and provides access to online publications of Oregon state government.
"A Poem in Stone" - Celebrating the Historic Columbia River Highway
A Poem in Stone tells the story of transportation through the Columbia River
Gorge, focusing on the construction, early history and restoration of
the Columbia River Highway. Includes books and reports on the Highway,
early travel brochures, photographs, postcards and maps.
Oregon state highway maps
View the official Oregon state highway maps from 1919 to the present. With thanks to the Oregon Department of Transportation's Geographic Information Services.
Oregon Statehood Day
Oregon officially became part of the United States on February 14, 1859 .
Since then, Oregonians have celebrated Oregon’s birthday in a number of
ways. Visit this page for programs, reports, and other publications from
statehood celebrations old and new.
State Capitol 75th Anniversary
This is an exhibit that celebrates the 75th
anniversary of the Oregon State Capitol Building. The images and
digitized documents are all from the collections of the Oregon
Oregon National Guard Historical
This collection includes activity and deployment news, budgetary
and statistical information, promotions, and photographs. You can
browse each issue, or search the entire collection by keyword.
This collection includes the full text of all measures voted on
by the people, candidate information, and more. You can browse
each pamphlet, or search the entire collection by
These fascinating examples of local currency issued in Oregon
during the Great Depression include scrip issued on sheepskin and
Governor Tom McCall
OSL digitized these documents in commemoration of the 100th
anniversary of McCall’s birth. Some of the key issues for
Oregon’s 30th governor were land use planning and environmental
protection, which are reflected in these documents.
Oregon Governors' Addresses
The texts of speeches by Oregon governors.
These documents cover various issues about the Hanford nuclear
site, including geology, environmental concerns, and histories of
Hanford Site photo by tobo
These documents reflect the numerous times Oregon has considered
a sales tax, and include summaries of legislative bills, studies,
speeches, and recent blog posts.
Oregon State Library Photograph Collection
This collection includes images covering a wide range of