In addition to the catalogs, article databases, and newspapers described above, the following sources can be useful for researching the history of Salem. For further assistance, contact the History Librarian, David Woken, at email@example.com.
Index to the Oregon Historical Quarterly (REF KNIGHT F871 .O43)
Three volumes covering the Oregon Historical Quarterly from the 1900 through 1980. The fourth volume, covering 1981-2000, is available online.
GLO maps and survey notes.
General Land Office township plat maps for the Salem area were produced between 1852 and 1937. The Salem site lies in three townships and three ranges: T6S R2W - T6S R3W, T7S R2W - T7S R3W, and T8S R2W T8 R4W.
Salem Online History. Links to Heritage Institutions and the Salem Historic District.
Salem Historic Landmarks Commission. Links to Historic Preservation Projects.
Oregon Parks and Recreation: Heritage Programs: National Register. Site includes information on parks, state hospital district, State St. and Commercial St. District, and more on the National Register for Marion county.
Heritage in Salem. Site includes a map of historic districts and current news pertaining to historic districts and historic plans for Salem.
Oregon Historic Sites Database.
Beta version of a database of historic sites, which may be searched by city, building style or function.
Census reports. Census data published earlier than 1990 must be found in printed reports, which are maintained in the Document Center.