RAPS currently has two published books that detail the history of PSU. Read about them below! Orders can be made through the linked forms or by calling the RAPS office at 503-725-3447.

Additionally, RAPS puts out an informative newsletter called the RAPS Sheet.  Find the current and past issues here

Portland State: A History in Pictures

Three years in the making, this project of the Retirement Association of Portland State contains more than 300 color and black‐and‐white photos that document PSU’s History, events, and people. At 180 pages and in a big, 8‐1/2 x 11 format, Portland State: A History in Pictures is a great addition to your personal library and makes a terrific gift.

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Richard Sanders: Author

Brent J. Schauer: Photo Editor

Charles M. White: Lead Editor

Clarence Hein: Co-Editor








Copies of the book can also be found at:

  • PSU Bookstore

    1715 SW 5th Avenue

    Portland, OR 97201

    (503) 226-2631



Creating Portland State 1946-1955

Our newest book describes the tumultuous first 10 years of Portland State's existence.  For newcomers to Portland State it's a fascinating story of the early years of PSU.  For longtime faculty and staff, Creating Portland State puts in context the phenomenal growth of the university.  This book is edited by Steve Brannan and Doug Swanson.  Look for this publication in the Portland State University Bookstore. This book costs $9.50. 

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