From the Register-Guardian (Eugene, OR):
Professional historians and amateur history buffs — or folks simply wanting to research their family tree — now can search digitally more than 75 years worth of archived Oregon newspapers through a new University of Oregon website.
With the Historic Oregon Newspapers archive, researchers no longer have to head for a library and wade through long reels of microfilm or pages of microfiche images to look through ancient editions of 18 Oregon newspapers. At the UO project website, the original newspaper page images can be looked up on a computer and scanned through by using standard keyword searches.
The archive currently includes pages published between 1846 and 1922. The 18 titles include some large newspapers that are still publishing, such as The Oregonian in Portland and The Capital Journal in Salem — now called the Salem Statesman-Journal — and many small community and specialized papers no longer in existence.
The UO newspaper website was developed using software from the Library of Congress, and the Oregon project is the first to use the programming outside of the federal library.
Direct to Historic Oregon Newspapers Database