Collections

Our Collections

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Special Collections holds more than 3,000 processed archival collections, including manuscripts, architectural drawings, broadsides, photographs, art and realia. The most authoritative information is available at Northwest Digital Archives, which has current finding aids (inventory lists) for several hundred or our collections, with more being added weekly.

 

Finding Stuff:

More help:

New to archival research or want a refresher? Download the Society of American Archivist's Using Archives: A Guide to Effective Research.

Our primary collecting areas:

  • Children's literature
  • Fantasy & speculative fiction (particularly by women)
  • Missionaries
  • Oregon and the Pacific Northwest:
    • Architects
    • Documentary photography
    • History
    • Intentional communities
    • Labor
    • Landscape and environment
    • Minorities
    • Politics
    • Writers
    • University of Oregon