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
No Intent to Deceive: Creating a Science Fiction Writer's Identity as James Tiptree, Jr.
Knight Library, first floor
November 2015-February 2016
Who was James Tiptree, Jr.? For nearly a decade, this mystery intrigued the science fiction world. When the answer finally arrived, it would open up fascinating new vistas of critical insight; ideas that are still being discussed to this day.
Tiptree shot to fame in the late 1960s with a writing voice unlike any other. Winner of three Nebula Awards and two Hugo Awards between 1973 and 1977, he inspired impassioned debates among readers and critics, and struck up epistolary friendships with fellow writers Ursula K. Le Guin, Harlan Ellison, Robert Silverberg, and Joanna Russ. Tiptree’s frank, humorous, intimate letters dropped hints about a Chicago childhood, travels in colonial Africa, World War II service “in a Pentagon sub-basement,” and employment with the CIA. But none of his literary friends had ever seen Tiptree or spoken with the author in person.
Then in 1976 a few people received letters from Tiptree that told of his mother’s death. After checking the Chicago obituaries, his friends discovered that Tiptree could only be Alice Bradley Sheldon, surviving daughter.
Celebrating the acquisition by the UO Libraries’ Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) of the James Tiptree, Jr. literary papers, this exhibit accompanies the James Tiptree, Jr. Symposium that will bring luminaries of the science fiction field to the UO Campus in December. The symposium is free and open to the public.
Early Music Manuscripts: Works of Art and Historical Artifacts
Our Daily Bread: Women's Stories of Food and Resistance
In conjunction with the fourth annual CSWS Northwest Women Writers Symposium, the UO Libraries is exhibiting archival items documenting the career of keynote author Diana Abu-Jaber. This exhibit is located in the flat cases outside of the Browsing Room in Knight Library.
The theme "Our Daily Bread" opens conversations about the sensuality of food; food and culture; food shortages; hunger and poverty; health and eating disorders; climate change; misuse of natural resources; environmental racism; food distribution; genetic manipulation of seeds; and preparation and growing of food. Food is our daily bread, but in the practice of writing, what else feeds us? “Our Daily Bread” is a rich theme that will open the door to fruitful discussions of craft, creativity, humanity, gender, and community.
For more information: 2015 CSWS Northwest Women Writers Symposium
The Rights, Rules & Rides of Oregon
September 2015 - March 2016
A Teahouse, a Wigwam, and the Sex Lives of Vegetables
An exhibit in the Architecture & Allied Arts Library
The A&AA Library is itself an ongoing exhibit with art, models, and other artifacts filling its spaces.
On display in the Architecture & Allied Arts Library during Fall 2015.
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