Access historic periodicals, browse books on Oregon’s history, and learn about our unique history in southern Oregon.
Recommended reading and more
A pictorial history of highway 99: the scenic routeCarole MacRobert Steele
Fire at my FeetClay Dickerson
Grants PassJoan Momsen
Grants Pass: The golden yearsPercy T. Booth
Josephine CountyMargaret LaPlante
Josephine County memories: a pictorial history from the 1800s through the 1960sGrants Pass Daily Courier
Rogue RiverCheryl Martin Sund
Sundown towns: a hidden dimension of American racismJames W. Loewen
The streets of Grants Pass, Oregon 2014Joan Momsen
Explore more local historic sites
Did you know that Josephine County is home to more than 400 historic buildings? Search the Oregon Historic Sites Database to learn more.
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
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.
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.