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
Oregon Aerial Photography
An exhibit entitled “Oregon Aerial Photography” is now on display in Knight Library. Curated by Nik Ligett, map and aerial photography technician at the UO Libraries, the exhibit showcases the Aerial Photograph Collection, one of gems in the library’s holdings, and provides dozens of examples of how aerial photography serves as a critical resource for researchers and others in science, business, environmental studies, and many other disciplines.
With more than 700,000 individual images, the collection represents one of the five largest academic aerial photograph collections in the nation and the most complete one for Oregon coverage. Images in the collection document the changing landscape of Oregon and other locations from the 1930s through the present day.
The exhibit in the east and west entryway corridors of Knight Library continues through September 2014. Visit http://library.uoregon.edu/hours/knight/month for viewing hours.
Russian Literature through the Lens of James Rice
An exhibit honoring Jim Rice, a world-renowned philologist-Slavicist who worked at the University of Oregon as a professor of Russian language and literature from 1976 to 2001, is on display in Knight Library through June.
Located in display cases near the Browsing Room, the exhibit entitled “Russian Literature through the Lens of James Rice” traces the influence Rice had on the study of Russian literature at all levels: locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.
Materials in the exhibit include testimonials about Rice's influence on academic studies at the UO, books and documents that influenced Rice, and Rice's own publication in his field.
For viewing hours in Knight Library, visit http://library.uoregon.edu/hours/knight/month.
Reefer 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.
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.