The library maintains a collection of original documents that preserve the history of Lake Oswego and its citizens. The collection has grown to over 100 files and includes such items as personal correspondence, scrapbooks, and the papers of prominent Lake Oswego families. For a complete list, click here.
Additionally, the library houses the Ann Fulton Archive, which includes research materials and notes associated with the book Iron, Wood and Water: An Illustrated History of Lake Oswego by Ann Fulton. The collection was organized and indexed by Librarian Claire Kellogg. For the index, click here.
Patrons are encouraged to visit the library archive. Librarians can assist patrons with viewing materials, which are stored in a closed room. For more information, call 503.675.2540, email, or visit a reference librarian on the second floor of the library.