Library Archives Collection
The Willamette Heritage Center, located in Salem, Oregon, was founded in 2010 by the merging of the Mission Mill Museum Association (est. 1964) and the Marion County Historical Society (est. 1950). Out of that merger, the Library, Archives and Collections division (or LArC) was established to oversee the combined collections.
Today the Willamette Heritage Center houses more than 13,000 objects and 200,000 photographic images. Our research library and archives contains more than 4,500 books and thousands of records.
Research Library and Archives Hours and Admission
The research library and archives are open to the public, Tuesday-Friday from Noon-4:00 pm, and by appointment. Access to the library and archives are part of admission to the museum.
To make an appointment please contact us.
Much of our holdings are viewable in the Willamette Heritage Center’s exhibits during regular museum hours. Collections in storage are available for research purposes on a limited basis and by appointment only. Please contact us for an appointment at least two weeks in advance of your visit.
For collections and research based inquiries:
503.585.7012 ext 256
Willamette Heritage Center LArC
1313 Mill St SE
Salem, OR 97301