Pendleton blanket with tribal designs, gifted to the State Librarian
The State Library of Oregon does not normally collect objects. The State Library does not have Tribal artifacts in its collections. In reviewing objects that are in State Library collections, only one object had a significant relationship to the Indian tribes of Oregon: a Pendleton blanket with Indian motifs gifted to a State Librarian by the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation.
The books, newspapers, serials, maps, etc. contained in State Library collections are of vital research importance for Indian history and culture. Within the descriptions of the principle areas of library collections below, notable items for the research of tribal-related history and issues are noted.