Jeremy Skinner works in the Archives and Special Collections at Lewis & Clark College, where he has collaborated on two books and multiple articles relating to the history of publishing, including The Literature of the Lewis and Clark Expedition (2003) and Jefferson's Western Explorations (2004). He has an M.A. in history from Portland State University.
Binfords and Mort
Oregon's first major book publisher, Binfords & Mort, was established in 1930 to publish fiction and non-fiction works about the Pacific Northwest. During its heyday, from 1930 to 1960, the firm was an integral part of regional study and the promotion of regional literature. Binfords & Mort published several important …
Oregon's first book was Nez-Perce's First Book, an octavo-sized pamphlet published in 1839 by the mission at Lapwai in present-day Idaho (then a part of Oregon territory). The book was a lexicon and grammar issued to teach Nez Perce children to read and speak English. Newspaper-publishing ventures soon followed, …
The Untide Press (1943-1951) was a small poetry press founded at Camp Angel, a Civilian Public Service (CPS) site near Waldport. It was one of many camps across the United States where conscientious objectors (COs) were assigned unpaid jobs of "national importance" as a substitute for World War II military …