University Archives Mission
About the University Archives Collection
The Special Collections and University Archives is the official repository of the University of Oregon historical records dating from 1872 to present. The University Archives was established in 1948 to collect, describe, preserve, display and provide access to historical records created or received in connection with the transaction of university affairs.
The archives includes paper records, university publications, theses and dissertations, photographic prints and negatives, audio tapes, film, and memorabilia reflecting history and events connected to the history of the University.
Paper records include Minutes of the Board of Regents; annual reports; Office of the Presidents records; departmental records; records of student organizations; and the papers of individual faculty members. University publications include university catalogs and bulletins, yearbooks, sports schedules and media guides, and alumni directories.
Photographic prints and negatives reflect many different aspects of University of Oregon history and student life, including buildings and grounds, public art, faculty and staff, athletics, student theatrical productions, and other photos of scenes in student life. Film media includes footage of athletic events and some student film productions, such as Ed's Coed, the first student-produced film made at the university (1928). Memorabilia and ephemera includes university banners and flags, sports trophies and attire, and sweaters and other items bearing the university logo.