Reference room

The David C. Duniway Reference Room is named in honor of Oregon's first state archivist. The room can comfortably accommodate over thirty researchers at a time. It features self-service photocopiers, microfilm reader/printers, audio tape players, and a Web computer.

Reference room architectural detail views

The Reference Room

Most lost or stolen library books can be replaced because many copies were published. In contrast, nearly all of the records in an archives are unique and irreplaceable. For this security reason, researchers do not have access to the records storage areas. Instead, they must rely on the reference archivists, finding aids, and related resources to find what they need. This part of the tour will acquaint you with the resources and services at your disposal.

Interactive map and images of reference room


Delta On to reference archivists

State Archives • 800 Summer St. NE • Salem, OR 97310

Phone: 503-373-0701 • Fax: 503-378-4118 • reference.archives@state.or.us