Notice: Research Requests were suspended while we were moving to our new facility so there is a considerable backlog. It will therefore be several months before a request can be attended to. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Contact the Assistant Collections Manager for more information or to submit a request.

The historical society maintains a research library that is available by appointment. Contact the Assistant Collections Manager in order to set up a day and time.  

To help you get started on learning more about South Coast history, please consult our link to a Guide to Historical and Genealogical Resources of the South Coast.  This guide gives you specific information on sources for photos, maps, internet sites, published material, and newspapers for our region.  You may also like to view our Timeline of South Coast History to get an overview of important events on the southern Oregon coast.

The Coos History Museum can sell reprints of most of the photographs in our collection. Our prices vary depending on the size of the reprint that is requested. Please contact a staff member for details.

Information about items not on exhibit is readily available through our computerized catalog and research requests. Our request for information form is here. The research fees are:

  • $5 for first hour of research (free for CHS members!)
  • $10 for each additional hour (when authorized by the requester)
  • 20 cents per page for photocopies.
1210 N. Front St.
Coos Bay, OR 97420
Phone: 541-756-6320

 The Coos County Historical Society is a registered
501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Tax ID 93-0446513

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