Oregon Quarterly

The aged and often dingy Salem hospital (shown here) was replaced in 2011 by a new 620-bed hospital offering modern treatment and recovery facilities. Photograph by Audrey Lawson
October 1

Dark Response to Our 'Fecund Mental Derelicts'

A recollection of the history of forced sterilization at Oregon State Hospital
Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov book cover
October 1

That Book by Nabokov

A reflection and a look back at the value of an unread book 
Oregon State Capitol. Photograph by Jeff Baxter
October 1

New Board to Govern the UO

State legislature approves S.B. 270, establishing board of trustees
October 1

Letters to the Editor Autumn 2013

Letters criticize last issue's letters; discuss the politics of climate change; appreciate past and present campus police officers
October 1

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The Depression coincided with the Dust Bowl, leaving many farmers destitute. In this image, people trudge through the blowing dust that covers everything but the windmill, visible in the upper right corner.
July 1

Stories Carved in Cedar

Depression-era murals depict Oregon's landscape, the spirit of its people, and a rare side of the era's government-sponsored art
The Hull-Oakes lumber mill, about which the author wrote in the early 1990s, as it looks today.
July 1

Logging Days

Winner of the 14th Annual Oregon Quarterly Northwest Perspectives Essay Contest
Protesters march along 13th Avenue in Eugene on February 17, 2013, following the student-organized Social Justice, Real Justice conference. Photograph illustration by Tim Jordan
July 1

Sidewalk or Street?

Compelled to step up her activism by the urgency of climate change, a mother wrestles with a moral dilemma
Nancy King performing at the 2012 Portland Jazz Festival in February. Photograph by John Rudoff
July 1

Oregon Jazz

Three musical luminaries, who were pioneers on the jazz scene, first met at the UO
DesignBridge is a multidisciplinary student organization linking the UO with the surrounding community by offering design and design-build services to local organizations that could most benefit from the help. Photograph courtesy Huerto de la Familia
July 1

Fruits of Their Labor

Local Latino farmers benefit from close ties with UO graduates, faculty members, and students