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Robert L. Benson Research Library

The Robert L. Benson Research Library contains an extensive collection of Washington County historic source materials, which includes hundreds of manuscripts, images, maps, oral histories, and rare books.

 

Archives
We are currently in the middle of a major organization and description project, which will allow for much better access for our researchers both in-house and online.

 

Archival Materials

While we work on this project, please use this rough PDF inventory to see what we have in our archival collection. Use CTRL+F to search the document:
Washington County Museum Archive Inventory

 

Finding Aids

We are currently working on creating finding aids for the collection. As they are finished, they will be added to the page linked below:
Click here to see the Finding Aids page

 

Photograph Collection

The Museum holds an extensive collection of photographs and negatives. To view digital images from our collection, please visit Washington County Heritage Online (WCHO).

 

While we work on the WCHO project, please use this PDF inventory to see rough descriptions of all of the photographic prints in our collection. Use CTRL+F to search the document:
Washington County Museum Photographic Prints Inventory

 

Reference Library

The Library also holds a small collections of books on local history, genealogy, and other related topics. We are working on creating a catalog of these items, so stay tuned!

 

While we work on the cataloging project, please use this PDF inventory to see rough descriptions of all of the books in our library collection. Use CTRL+F to search the document:
Washington County Museum Library Inventory

 

The research library and archive is located at:

Portland Community College – Rock Creek Campus
17677 NW Springville Road, Portland, OR 97229
Click here for a map. 

 

Email the archivist if you have questions or need additional information. librarian@washingtoncountymuseum.org