Shaw Historical Library at Oregon Institute of Technology

Shaw Historical Library Lectures & Events Calendar

Upcoming Events

Saturday, February 4 at 1:00 pm

Shaw Historical Library and Klamath County Museum -- Storytelling Event


Klamath area lumber millThe Shaw Historical Library and the Klamath County Museum will host a storytelling event — reminiscing the history and events of the mills around Upper Klamath Lake — at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4 at the Klamath County Museum Main Hall, 1451 Main St, Klamath Falls.

Those who want to listen, as well as those who want to share a story, are invited to attend.

Ron Loveness will lead the discussion and give a brief introduction to lumber mills around Upper Klamath Lake. Coffee, lemonade and cookies will be furnished.

Lumber production in Klamath County evolved from a few scattered small mills to several larger mills located on the shores of Upper Klamath Lake. Advancements in transporting logs led to mills to being centralized closer to Klamath Falls

Klamath County was the largest producer of pine lumber in the nation. Local box factories and other re-manufacturing plants used the lumber to produce wood products ranging from ABC blocks, mouse trap stock, door and window sash, to molding.

Individual annual memberships are available for the Shaw Historical Library for $ 50. Membership includes a Shaw Historical Library Journal and invitations to all library events. Memberships will be available at the event.

Any questions? Please contact Josh Wetzler at 541-885-0222 or by email at josh.wetzler@oit.edu. Let Josh know if you would like to become a member of the Shaw Historical Library.

Ongoing at the Library

​Shaw Historical Library Art Collection

Selected works of art from the Library's collection are regularly on view at the Library during open hours. Please stop by and see some of the interesting paintings, prints and sculptures. Some works from the Three Migrations Exhibit are also still on view

Oral History Interviews

Please call the library to set up an appointment at 541.885.1686.

Learn more about Oral History Project


The Shaw Historical Library is located on the Oregon Tech campus on the second floor of the Learning Resources Center.  For more information please call the Shaw Library at 541-885-1686.
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