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Please contact the Reference Desk at or 503.306.5240 (voicemail) for questions relating to specific collections or materials not found on OHS Digital Collections, to request collections retrieval from storage, or if you have any questions regarding using our library.
Note that some materials are stored off-site and may require a week's notice prior to use.

Notice and Takedown Policy

As part of its educational mission, the Oregon Historical Society has placed reproductions of certain items from our collections online. In each instance, we have tried to ensure that we have secured all necessary rights. If you believe that we have made a mistake, please contact us so that we can correct the oversight.

It is our policy to respond to notices of alleged infringement that comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act in an appropriate manner under such Act and other applicable intellectual property laws, including the removal or disabling of access to material claimed to be subject of infringing activity. Pursuant to title 17 United States Code 512(c)(2) (Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998), The Oregon Historical Society has designated an agent for notice of alleged copyright infringement appearing on the OHS Digital Collections site.

Direct any notices of infringement to:
Mathieu Deschaine
Digital Archivist
The Oregon Historical Society Research Library
1200 SW Park Ave.
Portland, OR 97205

To file a notice of infringement, you must fulfill the requirements specified in Title II of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998. All infringement claims must be in writing and must include the following information:

  • A physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner or the person authorized to act on its behalf;

  • description of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed;

  • description of the infringing material and information reasonably sufficient to permit OHS to locate the material;

  • Your contact information, including your address, telephone number, and email;

  • statement by you that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and

  • A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and, under the pains and penalties of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.

The text of this statute can be found at the U.S. Copyright Office Web Site,