Finding primary source materials

Finding Primary Source Materials

Our collections offer extraordinary research opportunities. Particular strengths include Oregon heritage: history and politics, the University of Oregon, documentary photography, lives of women, intentional communities and alternative voices, pioneers and tribal peoples. With thousands of complex collections to choose from, finding just what you need can be hard. We offer the following resources:

NOTICE: The NWDA database will be down will be down Monday, April 20 – Friday, April 24. Researcher access will be intermittent during this time. Normal service will resume on Saturday, April 25.

  • Search the ArchiveGrid, a database of archive collections across the world, including those from the University of Oregon Special Collections and University Archives.
  • Search via Google: (searches subject guides, collection pages, digital collections, and finding aids for many regional repositories at Northwest Digital Archives); Use the box below.


Created by nhelmer on Jun 18, 2012 Last updated Apr 8, 2015