Exhibit in Special Collections and University Archives, Summer 2016
Special Collections & University Archives
Digital Exhibit featuring essays, photos, timeline, historical documents, and more
Exhibit in SCUA (Knight Library, second floor North)
Exhibit in Knight Library, Nov. 2015-Mar. 2016
Exhibit in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room
This exhibit celebrates the life and writings of Oregon author Ernest Haycox, consummate writer of Western fiction. "Haycox," said writer D.B. Newton, "very nearly succeeded, single-handed, in doing for the standard Western what Hammett and Chandler did for the private eye detective story--made it respectable."
We hold some 175 collections devoted to American children's literature, among the best institutional collections in the nation. The collections range from large archival holdings documenting the activities of an individual publisher to editorial files and personal libraries and on to original drawings and manuscripts by writers and artists such as Louis Slobodkin, Elizabeth Orton Jones, Maud and Miska Petersham and Hardie Gramatky.
This is a portal for researchers to access the documentary history of labor in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. Collections of documents, photographs, personnel papers, and ephemera provide a window on the lives of workers as well as the politics of labor in the region.
The Feminist and Lesbian Periodical Collection contains 482 lesbian and feminist periodical titles including 36 Oregon titles and 31 international titles. The entire collection spans from 1932 to 1997 and 80 percent with titles covering the 1970s. There are 81 titles in this collection which include the first issue published. The majority of periodicals in this collection were collected and donated by Ruth and Jean Mountaingrove of Wolf Creek, Oregon.
The Burgess Manuscript Collection is comprised of 34 western European manuscripts (nearly all in Latin) and 25 Near-Eastern manuscripts. Of these 59 manuscripts, 29 date from the Middle Ages or Renaissance. This resource provides catalog data and selected images from the collection, with biographical information about the collectors.
Jane Grant played a critical role in development of the New Yorker magazine, but this is only one of her contributions to American culture. Grant's papers reveal she lived her life as a dedicated feminist and individual.
This exhibit highlights two collections from our Women in Society group: the papers of Oregon activist and author Abigail Scott Duniway, and records of Calyx Press, the first West Coast literary journal with women editors publishing women's works. In its 22 years of existence, assisted by many knowledgeable and committed volunteers, it has provided an opportunity for almost 2,000 women's voices to bloom in its poetry, prose, art, and book reviews.
Although best known for his vigorous defense of unpopular positions-his stance against the Vietnam War, for example-perhaps Wayne Morse's most important contribution was his ardent and meticulous work in the arena of labor relations. His expertise and his great facility for bridging and resolving issues between labor and management made him an influential and successful arbitrator.
The Cayuse-Nez Perce Sketchbook is an important illustration of Native American art and history at a time when traditional native means of communication were discouraged by the policies of the government of the United States. This sketchbook, thirty-two drawings in a school composition book, is believed to be the last of these records, having been discovered in the early part of the 20th century, a time when this form of record-keeping had come to an end.
In the early years workers in Oregon-as throughout the United States-were men and women from a wide range of racial and ethnic groups. Work-force diversity in the state of Oregon is a historical fact that must be acknowledged, embraced, and integrated as a fundamental tenet of our thinking. Through the exhibit we seek to show some of these lives, these stories, and these accomplishments. Some are the small achievements of daily life; some are notable and extraordinary.
Selections from the Historical Photograph Collections
Images drawn from the collections of Angelus Studio, Gertrude Bass Warner, C.L. Andrews, James Cloutier, Roy Andrews, and Timothy Davenport, as well as the Pendleton group including Walter S. Bowman, O.G. Allen's Electric Studio, Lee Drake, and C.W. Furlong.
Major Lee Moorhouse of Pendleton, Oregon was a prolific photographer. The Moorhouse images document life in the Columbia Basin from 1888-1916, and form one of the preeminent social history collections for Oregon. Staff of the Tamastslikt Cultural Institute (TCI) of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation selected and described these images from the UO's negatives.
Since the founding of the University of Oregon in 1876, its presidents have exercised a huge influence on the direction of education in the state and nation. This project highlights this rich history through selected documents from the Office of the President records and the personal papers of presidents.
This project uses the historical archives of the University to tell the story of people and events that changed athletics at the University of Oregon over the past 110 years. It is also the story of athletics in higher education: the relationship and the issues involved between athletics and the academy over time.
Tee Corinne (1943-2006) was an outspoken advocate and activist for lesbian sexual, literary, and artistic expression. The exhibit celebrates the many facets of her life and her work, and was produced to accompany a University of Oregon symposium. (The exhibit web site is under construction).