Research Resources

Are you researching a person from or a topic in Marion County, Oregon?  In addition to materials you might find here at the Willamette Heritage Center, here is a list of online and community resources for researching community history in Marion County.  Also, don’t forget to check out our FAQ page here.

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Incorporated Communities

Aurora

Old Aurora Colony Museum

15018 Second Street NE, Aurora, Oregon

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Brooks

Brooks Historical Society

3995 Brooklake Rd NE Salem, Oregon

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Antique Powerland

3995 Brooklake Rd NE Salem, Oregon

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Donald

The materials from the former Donald Historical Society are now held by the Willamette Heritage Center.

Gates

North Santiam Historical Society

PO Box 574 Gates, Oregon

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See also the Canyon Life Museum in Mill City.

Hubbard

Pacific Northwest Mennonite Historical Society

6030 S Whiskey Hill Rd Hubbard, Oregon

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Jefferson

Jefferson Public Library

128 N Main St Jefferson, Oregon

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Keizer

Keizer Heritage Museum

980 Chemawa Rd NE Keizer, Oregon

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Mill City

Canyon Life Museum

143 Wall St Mill City, Oregon

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Mt. Angel

Mt. Angel Historical Society

PO Box 75 Mt. Angel, Oregon

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Salem Cemeteries

Lee Mission Cemetery

2104 D St NE Salem, Oregon

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Salem Pioneer Cemetery

Corner of Hoyt and Commercial Streets Salem, Oregon

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Scotts Mills

Scotts Mills Area Historical Society

210 Grandview Ave Scotts Mills, Oregon

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St. Paul

St. Paul Mission Historical Society

PO Box 158 St. Paul, Oregon

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Silverton

Silverton Country Museum

428 S Water St Silverton, Oregon

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Stayton

Santiam Historical Society & Museum

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Santiam Heritage Foundation – operates the Charles and Martha Brown House Museum

425 N First Ave Stayton, Oregon

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Sublimity

St. Boniface Community Archives and Museum

371 SE Main St Sublimity, Oregon

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Illustrated History of Sublimity by Henry Strobel

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Woodburn

Woodburn Museum

455 N Front St Woodburn, Oregon

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Unincorporated Areas

French Prairie

St. Paul Mission Historical Society

PO Box 158 St. Paul, Oregon

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Roberts

A.K.A. Livesley, A.K.A. Croston

This is a community located just southwest of Salem on the east side of the Willamette River along River Road South.  The area is approximately between Minto Brown’s Island Park and Halls Ferry along the Oregon Electric Railroad line that runs parallel to the river.

Resources:

Chambers, Doug.  Illustrated Memoirs & History of the Livesley-Roberts Community 1840s-1940s. Self Published, 1997.  Copy in library of the Willamette Heritage Center WHC 2006.040.0055.

Claude Edwards Oral History (1968) with David Duniway and John Davis.  WHC X2012.031.0037.  Listen below.

Other Historical Organizations

Archdiocese of Portland Archives

2838 E Burnside St Portland, Oregon

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Marion County Pioneer Cemeteries

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Oregon-Idaho United Methodist Church Archives

1st United Methodist Church

600 State St Salem, Oregon

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The Oregon Missions Collection (University of Puget Sound, Washington)

Collins Memorial Library

1500 N Water St Tacoma, Washington

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Polk County Historical Society

560 S Pacific HWY West Rickreall, Oregon

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Queen of Angels Monastary (Mt. Angel, Oregon) History

840 S Main St Mt. Angel, Oregon

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Religious Archives

Pacific Northwest Mennonite Historical Society

6030 S Whiskey Hill Rd Hubbard, Oregon

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