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Archives & Research Center

The Clatsop County Historical Society maintains an Archive and Research Library in the Heritage Museum which offers researchers a unique resource documenting the evolution of Clatsop County History. The CCHS Archives and Research Center is open to the public Tuesday thru Friday  from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (other times by prior arrangement with the CCHS Archivist, Liisa Penner ).  A fee of $4.00 for Adults, $3.00 for AAA/Seniors/Students and $2.00 for Youths age 6-17 provides entrance to the Museum and the Archives and Research Center.  A Research Pass, good for two weeks, is available for $5.00.   For more information call 503-338-4849 or email: archivist@cumtux.org

Strengths of the Archive currently include:

  • 30,000 Photographic images. Collections of special significance include:
    Frank Woodfield collection (ca. 1902 - 1944)
    Daily Astorian negatives (1973 - 1989)
    Wilson Studio collection (ca. 1911 - 1939)
    Ralph Horton collection (ca. 1909 - 1964)
    Reuben Jensen collection (ca. 1920 - 1940)
  • Registrarial records containing the provenance of accessioned artifacts at all three CCHS Museums
  • Port of Astoria records
  • Personal scrapbooks and business ledgers
  • Personal and occupational ephemera
  • Vertical file of biographies and regional developments
  • Records from private service organizations

The "Goddess of Liberty" Float in a parade in downtown Astoria. 1904.   

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