This section lists associations from Marion to Yamhill giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.
Marion County Historical Society merged
with Mission Hill Museum Association to become Willamette Heritage Centre, located in Salem.
The aim of the centre is to preserve and present the history of Willamette Valley region. They also have numerous exhibits, which include The Thomas Kay Woollen Mill and Early Settlement Homes.
They have a number of archives available in the Research Library and Archives, which include approximately 13000 objects, 200000 Photographic Images, 4500 Books and thousands of Records. In addition they have biographies of Pioneers and other Histories.
You have to book in advance of any visit to the centre.
A PDF version of Willamette Valley Voices, Winter 2014 Volume 3 No 1 is available on the site.
They have many publications for sale, which include Willamette Valley Voices: Connecting Generations, Marion County History, South Salem Past and a reprint of the Historical Atlas Map of Marion and Linn Counties 1878.
They also have numerous links to other sites you may find of use.Website:
A number of archives are
available at the Robert L. Benson Research Library located at Portland
Community College - Rock Creek Campus, 17677 NW Springville Road, Portland, OR
97229, which include Manuscripts, Images, Maps, Oral Histories and Books. State and Local Records and Newspapers are
available on Microfilm.
Some of the documents available include Scrapbook Histories of Albert Tozier, Washington Co. Agricultural Society Minutes, Washington Co. Schools Registers and various diaries.
They also have a vast collection of photographs and negatives. It is possible to view their collection of digital images through Washington Co. Heritage Online (WCHO).
For further information about their resources, please peruse their finding aids, which are all available in PDF Format.Website:
The association has a Library where a number of archives are available, which include:
A number of publications are available for sale, which incorporate: