About this collection

The Statesman Journal Collection consists of almost 1000 photographs of the Salem and the Willamette Valley areas selected from the files of the Statesman Journal Newspaper, including photographs from predecessor newspapers - the Oregon Statesman and the Statesman Publishing Company. The collection includes photographs of people, places, events, natural disasters, etc, primarily from the late 1930’s through the 1980’s but also rare photos from the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. Notable is a series of early 1900’s photos of the Statesman Newspaper offices and facilities for the preparation of a newspaper, a series of photos of damage from the infamous 1962 Columbus Day Storm and other natural disasters, and a large number of aerial views of the Salem area from 1949 through 1981.

 

 

 

 

 
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