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Mission of the University Archives

The University Archives collects, preserves and provides access to the historical records of Portland State from its beginnings as Vanport Extension Center to the present day.  The archives includes documents, correspondence, publications, program materials, photographs, moving images and ephemera from administrative departments, academic units, student organizations, and faculty and staff.    

The mission of the Portland State University Archives is to collect, organize, preserve, and provide access to the historical records of the University.  The Archives will work with administrative and academic units, staff, faculty, students, and University-affiliated organizations to identify records of enduring value and assure such records will be permanently maintained. The Archives will serve as a resource for scholarship and instruction by encouraging and facilitating the use of historical records by students, staff, faculty and the greater community. 

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