Images of archaeologically recovered and comparative specimens of material culture that document the Chinese presence in the American West from the late 19th Century through the early 20th Century. New!
Texts of field work from government agencies and scientists predominate in this IMLS-funded Southern Oregon Digital Archives collection about the Klamath-Siskiyou bioregion (Southern Oregon and Northern California).
Images and collection data for bumblebee specimens (Bombus sp.) collected within the Klamath-Siskiyou bioregion of Southern Oregon and Northern California and other sites in North America.
Images and collection data for butterfly specimens (Lepidoptera sp.) collected mostly in Oregon's Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument and the surrounding Klamath-Siskiyou bioregion of Southern Oregon and Northern California.
Images of material culture, art and craft objects collected by Dean and Mary Collins from travels in the American Southwest from their larger collection donated to SOU.
Ethnographic and government document texts predominate in this IMLS-funded Southern Oregon Digital Archives collection about the indigenous peoples, cultures and languages of Southwest Oregon and Northern California.
Images of symmetry in nature and in human-made objects from what was originally a teaching slide collection by SOU Mathematics Professor Emeritus John Englehart.
Images of historic "tin" cans assembled by U.S. Forest Service archaeologist Jim Rock (1942-2010) with documentation for using them to type and date cans in historical archaeology.
Images of natural areas and their use by people from retired United States Forest Service ranger Rene Casteran’s pictorial book Kalmiopsis Wilderness—: Taking Away Only Memories (2010).
Images of theaters, production stills, sets, and backstage teams for Shakespearean and other plays from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s 1935 origin through 2009 from their Archives (LSTA-funded).
Images and poetry about Southern Oregon women who provided the seasonal labor for pear packing, from Susan J. Reid’s 1988 SOU graduate thesis of the same title.
Images of photos by the famous historic Jacksonville (Oregon) photographer and his son Emil, including portraits, landscapes, homes, and socio-cultural life of Southern Oregon spanning the 1880’s-1930’s.
Images selected from the Historical Records Collection of Rogue River National Forest trace 100 years of forestry, landscapes, and recreation since its origins as Crater National Forest in 1908.
Images of wind, string, and percussion instruments from many countries collected and donated to SOU by Jack and Dorinda Schuman.
Images from the Southern Oregon Historical Society’s Research Library document towns, farms, forests, travel, commerce and family life in the Rogue Valley, since the late 1800’s (LSTA funded).
Texts including oral histories, booster brochures, correspondence, government documents and maps from Coos, Curry, Douglas, Jackson, and Josephine Counties. (LSTA funded).
A variety of materials documenting the Southern Oregon AVA wine industry including photos, interviews, labels, video, historic local wine industry documents, miscellanea. Funded by the Erath Family Foundation and the Rogue Valley Winegrowers Association.
We have two platforms for digital collections. Our original platform is Knowvation (formerly ArchivalWare) and includes the Bioregion, First Nations, Southern Oregon History collections as well as our Institutional Repository with SOU scholarship from faculty and students. These are primarily collections of texts.
Most of our other collections are image collections and are on our ContentDM platform.
Many collections have been created with grant funding from IMLS and LSTA.