Exhibits University of Oregon Libraries

Exhibits at the University of Oregon Libraries

The exhibits program of the University of Oregon Libraries is a valuable means of promoting the educational mission of the libraries and its relationship with the academic community.

The goals of the exhibit program are

  • to highlight the strengths and diversity of the library's collections
  • to promote library programs and campus events
  • to acknowledge gifts and to encourage giving
  • to celebrate library and university milestones and accomplishments

Current Exhibits:

Senator Wayne Morse, Fierce Independent: Political Cartoons, 1941-1966

“Senator Wayne Morse, Fierce Independent: Political Cartoons, 1941-1966,” on display in Knight Library’s east and west entryways, recounts in graphic cartoon form the impact Morse had on the nation—in both the political and policy arenas--during his long stay in Washington, D.C. The hand-drawn, original cartoons signed by their creators and published by influential newspapers nationwide, are on display, along with historical background that puts the cartoons in context. The exhibit was made possible through an arrangement between the Wayne Morse Historical Park Corporation and the UO’s Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics and the library’s Special Collections and University Archives.

For exhibit viewing hours in Knight Library, visit http://library.uoregon.edu/hours/knight/month.

Wayne Morse: From Campus to Congress, 1929-1968

“Wayne Morse: From Campus to Congress, 1929-1968,” on display in the exhibit cases on the first floor of Knight Library near the Browsing Room, traces the development of Morse’s influence not only on national politics but on state and campus politics as well. The spotlight was trained on Morse early in his career; he became a member of the UO’s law school in 1929 and quickly rose through the ranks, becoming the youngest law school dean in the nation at age 30 in 1931. He helped the UO navigate through several notable administrative disruptions throughout throughout his time on campus while simultaneously serving as a presidentially appointed labor arbitrator for much of the Pacific Northwest.

Hooks, yarn and barsHooks, Yarns & Bars

An exhibit entitled “Hooks, Yarns & Bars” mounted by the Oregon Folklife Network (OFN) is now on display in Knight Library. The exhibit showcases items crocheted by a group of incarcerated men at the Oregon State Correctional Institute. The group formed a crochet club call Crocheting 4 Community and produces toys, hats, scarves, and blankets that are subsequently donated to nonprofit and charitable causes.

The display includes examples of the group’s handiwork, photographs, and quotes from some of its members. The exhibit can be viewed outside OFN’s office (Room 242) on the second floor of Knight Library near the South Reading Room. Viewing hours are at library.uoregon.edu/hours/knight/month.

For more information on OFN, visit ofn.uoregon.edu.

Reefer MadnessReefer Madness: The Legal History of the Loco Weed

The first cannabis-related law in America was enacted in 1619 by the Virginia Assembly, requiring all farmers to grow the plant. Nearly 400 years later, over half of all drug arrests are for marijuana. This weed has been hit by every type of law, including: international conventions; federal statutes, cases and regulations; state statutes, cases and regulations; and even county and municipal codes. As states begin to experiment with legalizing marijuana, this exhibit explores how marijuana became such a heavily controlled substance.  Learn more by visiting the exhibit in the Law Library, located inside the William W. Knight Law Center, 1515 Agate Street, Eugene. The exhibit runs through October 2014.

For Law Library hours, visit http://library.uoregon.edu/hours/law/month.


AAA Exhibit

Carl Heilborn: Design for Film

On exhibit in A&AA Library until fall term are original watercolors for movie sets by Carl Westdahl Heilborn. Heilborn was born in Astoria in 1906. He studied art and architecture at the University of Oregon, and one of his student works was featured in winter term exhibit, Drawn to Design, in Knight Library. In 1927-28, he moved to Los Angeles and attended the Chouinard Art Institute. Heilborn was widely acclaimed as an artist and his work can be found in museums and at auctions. Of special note, he worked from 1935 to 1949 as a set designer for Universal Studios and 20th Century Fox. The exhibit features designs for the films In Old Chicago, White Hunter, and One Way Street. In 1950, Heilborn designed and built a gallery in Los Angeles where he featured his own work and that of other artists He died in Los Angeles on April 26, 1954.


Questions? email exhibits@uoregon.edu

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Created by amandag on Jun 18, 2012 Last updated Nov 5, 2014