About OHS Digital Collections

In 2015 Oregon Historical Society embarked on an ambitious two-year project to build a digital infrastructure to create, collect, preserve, and facilitate online access to materials from our vast historic collections. Behind the scenes, these digital files are safeguarded using a series of digital preservation workflows, systems, and storage we call the OHS Digital Vault.

OHS Digital Collections provides online public access to a rich variety of materials from the OHS Research Library collections, including items from our manuscript, photograph, film, and oral history collections. Through OHS Digital Collections, we aim to enhance and promote the use of our materials for teaching, learning, and research.

Content partners include:

Oregon State University University of Oregon
Gay and Lesbian Archives of the Pacific Northwest The Immigrant Story
U.S. District Court Historical Society Oregon Labor Oral History Program
Kaiser Permanente Heritage Resources

Help support OHS Digital Collections

As part of our ongoing efforts to advance knowledge and inspire curiosity about all the people, places, and events that have shaped Oregon, we are fundraising to enhance and expand our capacity to create access to new materials and improve the infrastructure capable of creating and preserving digital objects for the long term.

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OHS Digital Collections is made possible by

The Collins Foundation The Reser Family Foundation
The James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation Anne A. Berni Foundation
Keller Foundation Wheeler Foundation
George & Colleen Hoyt, Brian Hoyt, & Mark Hoyt Donations to the FORWARD! Campaign

Support for digitization provided by

The Institute of Museum and Library Services The Jackson Foundation
Portland General Electric The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation
The Wyss Foundation Bay Area Video Coalition Preservation Access Program
The William Bilyeu Estate Carl L. George
Robert S. Miller III & Geneva Miller