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Archives West

External Resource
Website provides access to descriptions of primary sources in the western United States (Oregon, Washington, Montana, Idaho, Alaska and Utah), including correspondence, diaries or photographs. Digital reproductions of the materials are available in some cases.

Building Research guide

External Resource
The materials found within this virtual box were either used in the creation of or informed the guide in some manner. Scans of photos, flyers, and documents have been brought together from several City collections for ease of use and access.
The City's historical records date back to 1851 and are maintained by the City Archives. Records include documents, photos, maps, plans, and reports.
The materials found within this virtual box were either used in the creation of or informed the guide in some manner. Scans of photos, flyers, and documents have been brought together from several City collections for ease of use and access. There are many more records available via Efiles.

Historic Oregon Newspapers

External Resource
On this site you can search and access complete content for historic Oregon newspapers that have been digitized as part of the Oregon Digital Newspaper Program (ODNP). This full-text searchable database contains almost1,400,000 pages from Oregon newspapers dated1846 - 2020.
How to Order Record Center Boxes
Public Records Requests vs. Archival Research

Records Center

Information
Information and procedures for the City of Portland Archives and Records Center
Learn more about how to manage City records (paper and electronic), how long to keep records (records retention), and how to store and access records held at the Records Center or in TRIM.
Training and guidance documents related to records management
This guide from the Multnomah County Library provides suggestions of reference books and links to local, state and federal resources. Use the links on the right hand side to navigate through the guide.
This guide is sponsored by the Bureau of Planning and will help you get started on your house research.
Resources available online and through Multnomah County
Resources to help researchers find local records and information outside of the City's collections.

Retention Schedules

Information

Search City Records

Information
Efiles is the City Archive's online database for searching for City records
State and City Rules Related to Public Recordkeeping Requirements
Records Management Terms and Definitions
TRIM (Content Manager) Functionality Grid
The City of Portland's Electronic Records Management System
TRIM (Content Manager) Rollout Process
TRIM (Content Manager) Support page

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