Orange Countiana, A Journal of Local History

In 1931, the Orange County Historical Society began its publication program with the first volume of the Orange County History Series, designed and printed by the famed Fine Arts Press of the Santa Ana High School and Junior College. Two more volumes of the History Series followed in 1932 and 1939.

In 1973, the Society launched a new journal of local history, Orange Countiana. During the next two decades, five issues were published, featuring articles on a wide variety of topics by many of Orange County’s best historians. (See Orange Countiana – List of Authors and Articles for a list of contents in each volume.)

In 2010 Orange Countiana returned as an annual publication, issued each autumn and included with all regular memberships. (See Orange Countiana 2010 to Current Year for a synopsis of contents in each volume and biographical information about the authors.) It is our hope that this journal will promote a growing interest in researching, writing, and learning more about the rich history of our county.

We are always seeking articles of up to 5,000 words about any aspect of the history of Orange County, its communities, and its people. Articles should be written with a general audience in mind. Footnotes and bibliographies are welcome, but not required. Illustrated articles are always preferred.

Contact the editor at with any questions or suggestions.

See Publications for Sale to purchase copies of past and current volumes of Orange Countiana.