Oregon Index Online

The Oregon Index was compiled by State Library staff and volunteers starting in the early 20th century and continuing to the mid-1980s. It contains over 700,000 cards with citations to articles published in Oregon newspapers, magazines, book chapters, and more. Topics cover events and issues important to Oregon history and state government.

In some cases, the cards use archaic language that may have been considered appropriate in the context of the time when the citations were created, but may be jarring to library users today. The cards have been digitized and posted without altering the content.

See the Oregon Index Online Guide for more searching and background information The resources that are indexed may be, but are not necessarily, found in the State Library collections. Try searching the State Library Catalog or WorldCat for book, magazine, or newspaper titles, or contact us for assistance.

The organization of the digitized cards reflects the physical drawers in the State Library building. Drawers 001 through 196 contain biographical cards, and drawers 200 through 660 contain subject cards. You can browse by drawer or search by using the “Search this Collection” box.

A continuation of this index that is a searchable online database covering up to 2004 is available at http://library.state.or.us/home/orind/