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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).

Vertical Files
The vertical files collection consists of 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. 

In addition to the library's wealth of local history materials, below you'll find a list of other organizations working to preserve local history.

American Association for State and Local History
AASLH is the only comprehensive national organization dedicated to the field of state and local history.

Historic Resources Advisory Board
Eight member citizen advisory board appointed by City Council.

Lake Oswego Preservation Society
The Lake Oswego Preservation Society mission is to support Lake Oswego’s historic fabric through advocacy and education.

The Oregon Encyclopedia
The Oregon Encyclopedia is a comprehensive and authoritative compendium of information about Oregon's history and culture.

Oregon Northwest Black Pioneers
Oregon Northwest Black Pioneers aims to conduct research and educate Oregonians about African-Americans’ contributions to Oregon’s history.

Oswego Heritage Council
The Oswego Heritage Council promotes and increases public awareness to preserve the community's legacy of historically significant buildings, sites, culture, natural charm, and recorded materials.