Oregon Historical Quarterly

The Journal of Record for Oregon History

The Oregon Historical Quarterly, a peer-reviewed, public history journal, has been published continuously since 1900 by the Oregon Historical Society. OHQ brings well-researched, well-written history about Oregon and the Pacific Northwest to both scholars and general readers. OHQ is one of the largest state historical society journals in the United States and is a recognized and respected source for the history of the Pacific Northwest region. 

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Summer 2016, 117:2

For the Summer 2016 OHQ we are excited to share a special issue on "Regulating Birth." From the regulation of midwifery and home birth, to the history of genetic counseling, to the

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Imagine a beautiful room with good lighting and comfortable chairs. People gather there to talk about the past. As they come and go, they bring in books and letters and...

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Oregon Migrations Symposium

The Oregon Migrations symposium in Eugene, Oregon, in November 2016 will bring together scholars and holders of community history to investigate the various ways that Oregon incumbents and newcomers have shaped each other through time, helping us better understand today’s discussions about belonging. The symposium is organized by the Oregon Historical Quarterly in partnership with Dr. Bob Bussel and Dr. Dan Tichenor,

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Contents and abstracts for recent back issues of Oregon Historical Quarterly.

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Joel Palmer Award

Each year, the Oregon Historical Quarterly presents the Joel Palmer Award to the author of the best article published in the journal during the previous year.

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Read and share a selection of Oregon Historical Quarterly articles. All OHS memberships include a subscription to the Quarterly as well as the opportunity to digitally access all back issues of the journal online via JSTOR.

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