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About Historic Oregon Newspapers

Historic Oregon Newspapers

Welcome to Historic Oregon Newspapers. 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). You can also read historic essays about each of the featured newspapers on the History page and view sample lesson plans and other resources to help K-12 Educators integrate historic newspapers into their classroom strategies on the K-12 Resources page. We hope to keep adding new titles and more pages, so please check back periodically for content updates.

The ODNP was also created to help facilitate the digitization of Oregon newspapers by outside organizations/individuals to be included in this open state-wide resource for Historic Oregon Newspapers online. If you are interested in participating, please see Become a Partner or Contact Us.

ODNP is a program of the University of Oregon Libraries with the help of major grants and external funding.

Selected Newspaper Pages

Titles are selected by the Oregon Digital Newspaper Program Advisory Board.

Titles are digitized primarily from microfilm holdings for reasons of efficiency and cost, encouraging selection of technically-suitable film, bibliographic completeness, diversity and "orphaned" newspapers (newspapers that have ceased publication and lack active ownership) in order to decrease the likelihood of duplicative digitization by other organizations.

These newspaper materials were digitized to technical specifications designed by the Library of Congress. These specifications include the following basic elements (profiles describing the full set of specifications can be found at http://www.loc.gov/ndnp/techspecs.html).

Program Staff

Carolina Hernandez, Journalism and Communication Librarian, cahernan@uoregon.edu

Sarah Seymore, Digital Collections Metadata Librarian, sseymore@uoregon.edu

Please see our ODNP blog site for additional staff information.

Web Application

The public website is built using the LC Newspaper Viewer application developed by the Library of Congress for Chronicling America. For more information, see http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/loc-ndnp/wiki.

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Rights and Reproductions

Rights for newspaper content on this site varies depending on publication date and in some cases varies by title. Newspapers published on or before December 31, 1922 are in the public domain. Newspaper content on this site published between January 1, 1923 and Dec. 31, 2014 is available to the public through a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial 3.0 United States License. Newspapers published in 2015 and beyond vary by title. Rights information for newspapers published in 2015 and beyond can be found at the bottom of the screen when viewing a newspaper page.

Acknowledgement of the Historic Oregon Newsapapers site is requested. For more information about copyright and historic newspapers, please see our blog