JOPA Books and Periodicals

Book by DeSmet


Fr. DeSmet's Oregon Missions and Travels over the Rocky Mountains, 1847

The JOPA secondary source materials are intended to supplement the manuscript collections, and so reflect the broad theme of Northwest/Alaskan religious history. There are approximately 2000 titles in the collection. Many are hard-to-find items, particularly the early Native languages grammars and dictionaries.

A card catalog system provides in-house access to the entire collection. A retrospective conversion project is in progress, and so access to about one-third of the titles is currently available through the on-line catalog .

General collecting areas include:

  • Alaska Local Histories, Biographies and Autobiographies
  • Alaska Catholic Mission Histories and Bibliographies
  • Bibliographic Resources and Guides
  • California Catholic Mission Histories and Bibliographies
  • Catholic Biographies and Autobiographies
  • DeSmet Published Correspondence and biographies
  • Jesuit General Histories
  • Jesuit Oregon Province Authors' Works
  • Jesuit Provinces Annual Catalogs
  • Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents (R. Thwaites; Vols. 1-73, Index)
  • Jesuit Woodstock Letters
  • Jesuitica
  • Lewis and Clark Journals (Thwaites; Moulton)
  • Native American Grammars, Dictionaries, and Text Translations
  • Native American Tribal Histories and Ethnologies
  • Northwest Catholic Church and Mission Histories and Bibliographies
  • Northwest Non-Catholic Church and Mission Histories
  • Northwest Radical Groups (I.W.W.; Doukhobors)
  • Northwest State and Regional Histories
  • Periodicals and Serials (Northwest History, Northwest Catholic Diocesan and Mission History)
  • Theses and Dissertations
  • U.S. Catholic Histories