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Oregon Hops and Brewing Archives

This guide provides a list of archival collections related to hops and brewing history, as well as tips and resources for doing research.

Content and collection databases

This page will continue to evolve as we make new discoveries, but here are some of our favorite research resource finds. 

Content databases

  • Historic Oregon Newspapers:
  • Historic Images of Oregon:
  • State Library of Oregon Digital Collections:
  • HathiTrust:​
    • HathiTrust is a partnership of academic and research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world.
  • Google Books:​
    • Google Books is a service from Google that searches the full text of books and magazines Google has scanned, converted to text using optical character recognition (OCR), and stored in its digital database.
  • Internet Archive:​ 
    • Internet Archive is a non-profit digital library offering free universal access to books, movies & music, as well as 286 billion archived web pages.
  • Digital Public Library:
    • The DPLA brings together the riches of America's libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world.

Collections databases: places to find guides

Other repositories and organizations with related content

  • Cornell for brewing and wine
  • UC Davis for Fermentation and food science research
  • Linfield for wine history research
  • State Archives for post-Prohibition OLCC, laws such as Brewpub bill, state business records database.
  • State Library for books and state publications
  • City of Portland Archives
  • Oregon Historical Society
  • Independence Heritage Museum
  • Lane County Historical Society
  • Benton County Historical Society
  • Scottish Brewing history archives
  • Brewers Association
  • American Hop Museum in Toppenish
  • Michael Jackson Beer Hunter online
  • Brewery History Online:

Blogs: there are many

But these address history and/or aggregate current happenings more than others.