• Image of the reconstructed stockade at Fort Vancouver and Pearson Air Museum looking northeast from the Land Bridge.

    Fort Vancouver

    National Historic Site OR,WA

Historical Studies

Grant House
This historic postcard bearing the image of Officer's Row's Grant House is in the Fort Vancouver Museum Collection.  Contrary to what the caption on the card says, Ulysses S. Grant did not live in this house, but it was later named in his honor.
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Click the links below to learn more about the history of Fort Vancouver, Vancouver Barracks, and the Pacific Northwest! For additional historical studies, take a look at the documents on our Current Research page.

 

Beechert, Alice & Edward. Hawaiians at Fort Vancouver. Unpublished manuscript. Undated.

Donovan, Sally & Bruce Howard. Historic Paint Analysis for the Interior and Exterior Window Sash and Trim: Pearson Historic Airplane Hangar. Hood River, OR: Donovan & Associates, 2009

Grantham, Anjuli. The Expulsion of Chinese in Oregon City. Unpublished manuscript, 2011.

Hardesty, Von. Historical Overview of Pearson Airfield. Unpublished manuscript, 1992.

Hussey, John A. Historic Furnishings Study: Armament and Furnishings of the Fort Vancouver Bastion. Washington, D.C: National Park Service, 1973.

Hussey, John A. Historic Furnishings Study: Fort Vancouver Bakery Washington, D.C: National Park Service, 1973.

Hussey, John A. Historic Structures Report: Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Volume I. Washington, D.C.: National Park Service, 1972.

Hussey, John A. Historic Structures Report: Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Volume II. Washington, D.C.: National Park Service, 1976.

Hussey, John A. The History of Fort Vancouver and its Physical Structure. Portland, OR: National Park Service & Washington State Historical Society, 1957.

Hussey, John A. Hudson's Bay Company Fur Brigades in the Columbia Department. Unpublished manuscript. Undated.

Hussey, John A. The Fort Vancouver Farm. Unpublished manuscript. Undated.

Hussey, John A. The Women of Fort Vancouver. Unpublished manuscript, 1977.

Nelson, Peter A. Landscape in the Great Northwest: Investigations of Four Hudson's Bay Company Posts. Unpublished manuscript, 2010.

Leavengood Architects, Historic Structures Report for Vancouver Barracks, West Barracks (2002).

Merritt, Jane T. Administrative History: Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. Seattle, WA: National Park Service, 1993.

Shine, Gregory P. "'A Gallant Little Schooner': The U.S. Schooner Shark and the Oregon Country, 1846." Oregon Historical Quarterly 109, no. 4 (Winter 2008): 536-65.

Shine, Gregory P. "A General Time of Indulgence and Festivity": Early Winter Holiday Celebrations at the Vancouver National Historic Reserve. Part I: Christmas. Vancouver, WA: National Park Service, 2007.

Shine, Gregory P. "A General Time of Indulgence and Festivity": Early Winter Holiday Celebrations at the Vancouver National Historic Reserve. Part II: New Year's Day. Vancouver, WA: National Park Service, 2007.

Shine, Gregory P. "An Indispensable Point": A Historic Resourse Study of the Vancouver Ordnance Depot and Arsenal, 1849-1882. Vancouver, WA: National Park Service, 2008.

Shine, Gregory P. "Dr. John McLoughlin," in Encyclopedia of U.S. Indian Policy & Law, ed. Tim Garrison & Paul Finkelman. Washington, D.C.: CQ Press, 2008.

Shine, Gregory P. "Hudson's Bay Company," The Oregon Encyclopedia. Portland: Oregon Historical Society, 2013.

Shine, Gregory P. "Respite From War: Buffalo Soldiers at Vancouver Barracks, 1899-1900." Oregon Historical Quarterly 107, no. 2 (Summer 2006):196-227.

Shine, Gregory P. Sympathy and Prompt Attentions: Fort Vancouver's Relief of the US Schooner Shark, 1846. Vancouver, WA: National Park Service, 2006.

Shine, Gregory P. "The National Game is Decidedly 'On the Fly'": The Rise of Organized Base Ball in the Portland and Vancouver Area in 1867: A Historic Resource Study for Fort Vancouver National Historic Site and the Vancouver National Historic Reserve. Vancouver, WA: National Park Service, 2006.

Shine, Gregory P. "Ulysses S. Grant," The Oregon Encyclopedia. Portland: Oregon Historical Society & Portland State University, 2008

Shine, Gregory P. "Voyageurs," The Oregon Encyclopedia. Portland: Oregon Historical Society, 2013.

Shine, Gregory P. "War and the Westward Movement," The Civil War Remembered. Washington, D.C.: National Park Service & Eastern National, 2011.

Shine, Gregory P. and Marc J. Carpenter, Eds. Revealing Our Past: A History of Nineteenth Century Vancouver Barracks through 25 Objects. Vancouver, WA: National Park Service, 2013.

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Sinclair, Donna L. Part One, "Our Manifest Destiny Bids Fair for Fulfillment": An Historical Overview of Vancouver Barracks, 1846-1898. Vancouver, WA: National Park Service, 2003.

Sinclair, Donna L. Part Two, The Waking of a Military Town: Vancouver, Washington and the Vancouver National Historic Reserve, 1898-1920. Vancouver, WA: National Park Service, 2003.

Sinclair, Donna L. Part Three, Riptide on the Columbia: A Military Community Between the Wars, Vancouver, Washington and the Vancouver National Historic Reserve, 1920-1942. Vancouver, WA: National Park Service, 2003.

Tonsfeldt, Ward A. Historic Structures Report for Vancouver Barracks, West Barracks, Vancouver National Historic Reserve: Historical Background and Context. Vancouver, WA: National Park Service, 2003.

Tonsfeldt, Ward A. The U.S. Army Spruce Production Division at Vancouver Barracks, Washington, 1917-1919. Vancouver, WA: National Park Service, 2013.


Willis, John. From Pacific to Atlantic: The Last Voyageurs. Unpublished manuscript, 2011.

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Image of Spode ceramics from the park's collections

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