This is shocking news that cannot wait, since the closure is due to begin this Saturday. Researchers needing to access OHS collections before then should make plans immediately.
Due to budget cuts, the Oregon Historical Society Research Library will be closing on February 28, 2009. After that date, collections will no longer be available to the public. At this point, photo and film reproduction orders will still be taken.
If you'd like to make your voice heard, you can send your questions or comments to George Vogt, Executive Director of OHS, at george.vogt[at]ohs.org or 503-306-5203. Check the website at for any future news about the status of the library.