Remote Research

Reference requests submitted via mail, telephone (503-370-6764), or e-mail are welcome. Include your name, complete contact information and question; please be as specific as possible.

Staff will spend a maximum of 30 minutes on each inquiry. Patrons who submit requests requiring more than 30 minutes of staff time will be asked to do the additional work in person or to hire a proxy researcher outside the Archives and Special Collections department.

Questions are handled in the order received with an average turnaround time of five working days.