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New and Improved Research Guides Now Available

New and Improved Research Guides Now Available

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UO Libraries is pleased to announce that, as of Monday morning, August 24, 2015, our new and improved Research Guides are published and available online!

For any given research project or assignment, finding the right resources and references is the critical first step. With the proliferation of information sources, however, many students feel overwhelmed, intimidated, or completely lost before they even get started. Research Guides are here to help.

UO, OSU Libraries Introduce Building Oregon App

UO, OSU Libraries Introduce Building Oregon App

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Access the history of Oregon architecture with mobile-friendly, map-based website

buildingoregon.org

If you are curious about a historic building anywhere in Oregon, information is now as close as your fingertips!

Just step up to its curb, take out your cellphone (or tablet), click on buildingoregon.org, and see what comes up. You could discover historic photos, building and renovation dates, architects’ names, details about architectural style, and more.

Explore the World of Documentary and Social Issues Film/Video with Docuseek2

Explore the World of Documentary and Social Issues Film/Video with Docuseek2

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Free, unlimited access for the UO community

Did you know . . . As a UO student, faculty member, or staff member, you have free, unlimited access to Docuseek2 under the UO Libraries' license!

Docuseek2 is the internet site where colleges, universities, and other educational institutions can discover, access, and stream the best documentary and social issues films and videos available. The collection numbers over 730 films! An A-Z list of titles is available.

$1M Gift Endows Director of Special Collections and University Archives

$1M Gift Endows Director of Special Collections and University Archives

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L-R: UO student Jeffrey Newmark, Nick Giustina, arts and administration instructor David Turner, student Indigo Vance Eyebright, Dan Giustina, student Esther Weng, Dean of Libraries Adriene Lim

New gift from the Giustina Forest Foundation will secure outstanding leader and enhance vital library resources

The autographs of every U.S. President from Washington to Reagan. Oregon Trail diaries handwritten by nineteenth-century pioneers. Original glass-plate negatives of historic Native American portraits. Bill Bowerman’s letterman sweater and the game ball from the 1920 Rose Bowl. The manuscript of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, straight from Ken Kesey’s typewriter. A folio of Shakespeare’s plays published in 1632. A limited-edition artist’s book printed and bound only weeks ago.

What do these things have in common? They all share the same home.

Remembering Peg Lynch

Remembering Peg Lynch

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Peg Lynch with her "Ethel and Albert" co-star Alan Bunce, 1953.

1916 - 2015

Staff at the University of Oregon Libraries were deeply saddened to learn about the recent death of Peg Lynch, a pioneer in broadcast entertainment whose papers are housed in our Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA). Lynch created, wrote, and starred in Ethel and Albert, a domestic comedy that debuted as a national radio program in 1944 and moved to television in 1950. She is widely acknowledged as one of the true originators of the American television sitcom.

SCUA Staff Picks: Some of Our Favorites from Our Many Collections

SCUA Staff Picks: Some of Our Favorites from Our Many Collections

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July 23-Sept 20, 2015

Special Collections and University Archives

Top 5 Myths about Canvas . . .

Top 5 Myths about Canvas . . .

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Debunked!

Myth #5:
I'll lose all my content from past-term courses when Blackboard goes offline in fall 2015.
 
Fact:

Early Music Manuscripts: Works of Art and Historical Artifacts

Early Music Manuscripts: Works of Art and Historical Artifacts

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June 18-September 18, 2015
Knight Library, 3rd floor
Music Services area
 
During the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, the construction of a book of music was a laborious process which involved many steps and numerous skilled craftsmen. Each book was scribed by hand, resulting in a unique piece of work, characteristic of its purpose and its origin, and every region had its own distinctive styles of text script and musical notation.

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