Web Exhibits and Projects

Experience Oregon History

Historic Columbia River Highway: One Hundred Years of the Poem in Stone​

A look back at the shaping of the historic Columbia River Highway which began construction in 1913.

Crafting the Oregon Constitution: Framework for a New State​

Learn about the making of the 1857 constitution. Explore issues before, during and after the convention.

Oregon at War: World War I and the Oregon Experience

Experience life on the battlefront and home front. Over one hundred pages with hundreds of images and documents.​

Life on the Home Front: Oregon Responds to World War II​​

Explore the experiences of Oregonians before, during and after the war. Includes hundreds pages of text and images.​

A 1940 Journey Across Oregon

Travel across time with this exhibit matching state tourism photographs with colorful descriptions of an adventure from Ontario to Astoria.​

A 1940 Oregon Coast Tour​

Journey through historic Oregon with this exhibit blending tourism photographs and vintage WPA tour text about Oregon's striking coastline.

Sold in Oregon: Historical Oregon Trademarks​​

Wander through this colorful exhibit of Oregon's most interesting trademarks from the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Echoes of Oregon

Educational resource featuring documents from the Oregon territorial period.

Historical Travel Photographs

View over one hundred photographs of scenes along the Columbia River from ca. 1935 to 1984.

Highlights of the Archives​​

Colorful Oregon history about Prohibition, the Whitman Massacre, a prison breakout and more.​

Cooperative Projects and Events

Oregon Archives Month

Celebrate a month of special events at archives and special collections across the state of Oregon.

Historic Photograph Collections

Search thousands of Oregon images in this cooperative project of the Oregon State Archives, Salem Public Library and Marion County Historical Society.


Historical Trademark Labels

Browse colorful and historic artwork images.​

Woman floating through air dressedin white flowing cloth, carrying a book and wearing a star on her forehead. Men & horses below
This 1872 painting extolling "progress" is one of hundreds of images in the Crafting the Oregon Constitution web exhibit.