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
Kin-O: A History of Movie Culture on Campus
An exhibit highlighting the history of film culture at the University of Oregon is on display in the cases located at the east and west entryway corridors in the Knight Library. The exhibit, which will run through August 2013, is entitled “Kin-O: A History of Movie Culture on Campus.”
The exhibit illustrates the long interest in filmmaking and film studies on campus from early film clubs to the robust Cinema Studies program established in the last few years. The exhibit includes original posters from the University Film Society, photographs of films shot on location at UO, examples of the variety of moving images available in the UO Libraries, and digital video of several UO films.
The exhibit was curated by Lesli Larson, Images Services Coordinator; Elizabeth Peterson, Librarian for Literature and Cinema Studies; and David Baker, Classroom Technology Specialist.
Partners in Preservation: Caring for Our Collection
The University of Oregon's John E. Jacqua Law Library is celebrating National Preservation Week with a new exhibit, Partners in Preservation: Caring for Our Collection.
The exhibit highlights the law library’s preservation services, and photographs demonstrate preservation and processing techniques that provide continued access to library materials. Tips for preserving library materials and personal collections are included in the exhibit, along with information about preservation education and what not to do with library materials.
The exhibit coincides with National Preservation Week, April 21-27, 2013, and will be on display through July 2013.
Russia Inside Out: Voices and Faces
An exhibit titled “Russia Inside Out: Voices and Faces” is on display in front of the Knight Library Browsing Room.
The exhibit features books about the Russian language, as well as a cookbook “accordion” with various ethnic dishes that were popularized and discovered via the Russian language in the former Soviet Union.
A special map indicates the diversity of ethnicities in 21st-century Russia, where many ethnic peoples had settled long before the Slavs. Images of national costumes are featured for some of the representatives from 185 ethnic groups living in Russia.
The exhibit was curated by Heghine Hakobyan.
Constructing Utopia: From Literary Works to Intentional Communities in Oregon
An exhibit entitled “Constructing Utopia: From Literary Works to Intentional Communities in Oregon,” which features many items from the Jim Kopp collection, is on display in Special Collections and University Archives beginning February 8. Kopp and his wife Sue have donated a large collection of important materials on intentional communities and utopias to the UO Libraries’ Special Collections and University Archives.
On Friday, February 22, Timothy Miller, a leading authority on communes in the United States, will speak on the phenomenon of intentional communities in Oregon and the critical role the researcher James J. Kopp played in tracing and preserving the history of these communities. The talk is at 3 p.m. in Knight Library’s Browsing Room on the UO campus.
Miller is a professor of religious studies at the University of Kansas and authored the newly released Encyclopedic Guide to American Intentional Communities. His talk, entitled “Intentional Communities in Oregon and the Legacy of Jim Kopp,” will examine several communes as they manifested themselves in Oregon, including lesbian land communities featured in an exhibit entitled “West of Center: Art and the Counterculture Experiment in America, 1965-1977” concurrently running at the UO’s Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art.
Miller will also explain how the research of the late Jim Kopp contributed to our knowledge and understanding of the forces behind these communities. Kopp authored Eden Within Eden: Oregon's Utopian Heritage and conducted much of his research at the UO’s Special Collections and University Archives.The talk is sponsored by the University of Oregon Libraries’ Special Collections and University Archives, UO Folklore Program, and Center for the Study of Women in Society.
COLOR: A MAGIC POWER featuring Interaction of Color from the Architecture & Allied Arts Library
An exhibit in the UO Architecture & Allied Arts Library prepared in conjunction with the course Color Theory and Application IARC 447/547, Spring 2013, Esther Hagenlocher, instructor.
The plates on display from March 5 through spring term 2013 are from the classic work Interaction of Color, by Josef Albers, first published in 1963 by Yale University Press, and housed in the Secure Collection of the Architecture & Allied Arts Library.
Library Exhibits Liaison
- Marilyn Reaves
- Katie Moss
- Elizabeth Peterson