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History File, Newspapers, & Original Documents

City of Lake Oswego Oregon Official Website

The History File collection consists of assorted newspaper clippings, documents, and ephemera that relate to Lake Oswego and its residents. It's a great resource for learning more about local people, places, and events. 
VIEW HISTORY FILE SUBJECT LIST

Patrons are encouraged to visit the library to access the History File. Librarians can assist patrons with viewing materials, which are stored in locked file cabinets. For more information, call 503.675.2540, email, or visit a reference librarian on the second floor of the library.

 

VIEW LAKE OSWEGO NEWSPAPERS INDEX
The index was developed and is maintained by Lake Oswego Public Library staff and volunteers.  The index includes the Lake Oswego Review (11/3/1960 - present), Oswego Review (6/12/1929 - 11/3/1960), Oswego Times (3/30/1916 - 3/8/1918), Clackamas County Banner (3/15/1918 - 6/13/1919), Lake Oswego Daily Report (7/29/1968 - 4/21/1969), Oregon City Enterprise (Weekly) (10/27/1866 - 6/14/1929), Oregon City Spectator (2/5/1846 - 3/10/1855), Oswego Honk (9/29/1942 - 9/22/1945), Oswego Iron Worker (1893, 1894), and Western Clackamas Review (12/11/1925 - 4/25/1929).

 

The library maintains a collection of original documents that preserve the history of Lake Oswego and its citizens. The collection has grown to over 100 files and includes such items as personal correspondence, scrapbooks, and the papers of prominent Lake Oswego families. 
VIEW ORIGINAL DOCUMENT LIST

Additionally, the library houses the Ann Fulton Archive, which includes research materials and notes associated with the book Iron, Wood and Water: An Illustrated History of Lake Oswego by Ann Fulton. The collection was organized by Librarian Claire Kellogg. Click here for the list.

Patrons are encouraged to visit the library archive. Librarians can assist patrons with viewing materials, which are stored in a closed room. For more information, call 503.675.2540, email, or visit a reference librarian on the second floor of the library.