Access historic periodicals, browse books on Oregon’s history, and learn about upcoming lectures and special events.
Recommended reading and more
A pictorial history of highway 99: the scenic routeCarole MacRobert Steele
Fire at my FeetClay Dickerson
Grants PassJoan Momsen
Josephine CountyMargaret LaPlante
Rogue RiverCheryl Martin Sund
Sundown towns: a hidden dimension of American racismJames W. Loewen
The streets of Grants Pass, Oregon 2014Joan Momsen
Josephine County Historical Society
Experience stories and artifacts from Josephine County’s past.Learn more
Southern Oregon Historical Society
Explore the stories and artifacts of our common heritage.learn more
Dive-in to a specific subject
- Eugenics in Oregon
- Oregon was one of 33 states to enact eugenics law in America. Learn more through the State Library of Oregon.
- Oregon Black Pioneers
- Explore digital exhibits on the rich history of Black pioneers throughout Oregon.
- The Takelma Tribe Today
- The Takelma are a Native American people who originally lived in the Rogue Valley until they were forced to relocate in the mid-1850s.
Archives and encyclopedias
- Chinese Americans in Oregon
- Explore everything from the Oregon Trail and Native Americans, to the arts and archeology of Oregon. Learn about the Cantonese-Chinese during the Pioneer Period in the 1850s.
- Historic Oregon Newspapers
- Search and access complete content for historic Oregon newspapers dating back to 1946.
- NDNHistory Research
- Browse a collection of essays on the history and anthropology of Oregon's indigenous tribes.
The Museum at Warm Springs
Experience the sounds, craftsmanship, and sights of the rich cultures that make up the Confederated Tribes of The Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon.
High Desert Museum
Discover the natural world and cultural history of the High Desert through artful exhibits, alluring animals, engaging programs and meaningful history.
Tamástslikt Cultural Institute
Immerse yourself in the history, culture and hospitality of the people who have lived on this land for more than 10,000 years.