Oregon Historical Photo Archive List
The following is a listing of all the online photo archives that contain historical Oregon items that I know of. Please feel free to email me any corrections, additions, or dead links.
Alameda Old House History Blog – Focuses on the history of old houses in the Alameda District of Portland, Oregon
Baker County Library – Ghost Towns, Gold Mining, Baker County Scenery, People.
Beaverton – Historical Photo Gallery – Maintained by the City of Beaverton, Oregon
Beaverton Historical Society Flickr Stream – maintained by the Beaverton Historical Society
Center for Columbia River History – Centers around the Columbia River Basin
Family Old Photos – most genealogy and people related photos, but still has nice collection. Scrapes from Ancestry.com
Historic Photo Archive – Commercial Site, but has an extensive collection of photos.
Klamath County Museums – Concentrates on Klamath County and surroundings
Library of Congress – Very unique content not found anywhere else.
Lost Oregon Blog – An Oregon blog with present day and historical photos
Northwest Digital Archives – Can’t browse, must search. Results not limited to Oregon
Offbeat Oregon History – Oregon historian who combs the newspaper archives. Has lots of good pictures from the newspapers.
Old Oregon Photos – Commercial Site, but has some unique photos.
Oregon Genealogy – Geared more towards genealogy, but lots of great photos.
Oregon Historic Photograph Collection – Maintained by the Salem Public Library, and concentrates on Salem and the Willamette Valley
Oregon State Library – All over Oregon
Oregon State University Digital Library – some overlap with the OSU Special Collections & Archives Flickr stream
OSU Archives Flickr – maintained by Oregon State University.
OSU Special Collections & Archives Flickr – maintained by Oregon State University.
Oregon.gov – Mostly transportation related
Portland City Auditor’s Office – Hard to search, but lots of unique Portland related items
PBase.com Photo Website, contains many collections of Oregon Photos
Postcard Photos of Coos County (1909-1914) – Limited to Coos County Oregon. All media is postcards instead of photos
Shorpy Historical Photo Archive Not limited to Oregon, but has a very large collection
Southern Oregon Historical Society – Maintained by Southern Oregon University. Concentrates on Southern Oregon.
Talent Historical Society – Focuses on the area around Talent, Oregon
University of Oregon – Many separate collection
Vintage Portland – Historic Photos of Portland Oregon, with background on each photo
Woodburn Oregon, City of – Limited to Woodburn Oregon
One thought on “Oregon Historical Photo Archive List”
I have about 800 historic Northwest photos on oldoregonphotos.com – mostly from Oregon. Many are from my own collection and some come from other private collections.
I feel my website would be appropriate for adding to your list.