Research Guide For UNST 212 / Fall 2011
Find out more about Portland in the 1920s using primary sources and more.
You can do your research for this assignment at a number of locations in and around Portland State. We recommend trying at least one other library for your work -- go to one and find out what you can see! Have fun with this - if you get stuck, please ask your instructor or a librarian for assistance.
In the Portland State Library:
-- find Sanborn Maps microfilm at Circulation
-- find Census publications on 4th floor
-- see city directories on Course Reserve
-- ask for help at the Reference Desk (2nd floor)
Places to use and visit besides Portland State Library:
Find an internet terminal to access Ancestry.com (census data), Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps, and look for print Portland City Directories at 3rd floor reference. (Get a Multnomah County Library card and do much of this from home.)
Free to Multnomah County residents (present proof of residency) or $9 for students. Find out how a real archival collection works, while researching the 1920s with city directories, census on microfilm and more. (Read about how the library works before you visit. )
Located on campus in the ASCRC, 5th floor. Find: city directories, historic resource inventories, street number change indexes, photographs, maps and more. Hours vary: check website for details.
220C Millar Library
Farquar's Garden Annual (Back) Spring 1902 Courtesy of the NAL
More Chances to Learn - Oregon Archives Crawl and PBS
Want some inspiration, and have fun at the same time? Check out the Oregon Archives Crawl, October 15 and 16 here at Portland State Library.