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Native American Day

Friday, September 28th, 2012

Lacy Luton and Ruth Coyote (Cayuse), Moorehouse Collection, PH036, University of Oregon Special Collections and University Archives

Did you know that today is Native American Day? Although we nationally celebrate Native American   Heritage  month during November each year, the fourth Friday in September is observed by various states and specific tribal communities as Native American Day. This is historically traced back to 1968, when California Governor Ronald Reagan signed a resolution designating the fourth Friday in September as American Indian Day. In 1998, the California State Assembly enacted legislation creating Native American Day as an official state holiday. In turn, numerous other state and tribal governments followed suit to observe Native American Day on the fourth Friday in September.

In honor of this very important day, we would like to highlight our various Native American collections that represent the breadth and scope of the tribal communities across Oregon and the greater Northwest. We honor their history and beauty that resonates in the past, present, and future generations.

For a comprehensive list of our Native American collections, see our Tribal Legacies project. The database presents a first step in providing extended access to materials pertaining to Native American ethnography and history in the University of Oregon Libraries. The digital collection brings together information from UO Libraries’ documents, maps, photographs, and manuscript collections.  Focusing on the Pacific Northwest, the collections feature archival materials that contain either brief references to indigenous people or are completely dedicated to their coverage.  In the spirit of document accessibility, Tribal Legacies highlights relevant collections, from nineteenth century Alaska Native ethnography to Klamath Restoration, to provide a comprehensive source for academic research and Native American documentation. Researchers can browse the collection by culture/group, organization, subject, time period, collection, or material type. In addition, you can also do specific searches within the collection. The site also has related resources including specific digital collections, resources at the UO Libraries, and links to external websites. Numerous individuals across the campus worked on this project and their efforts have been acknowledged here–thank you for all your hard work and dedication.

Chief No Shirt and Wife, Moorehouse Collection, University of Oregon Special Collections and University Archives, PH036

For questions related to any of these collections, please contact us directly.

Jennifer R. O’Neal (Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde)
Corrigan Solari University Historian and Archivist

 

Newly available collection: Pi Mu Epsilon. Oregon Alpha Chapter records

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Pi Mu Epsilon dedicates itself to the promotion of mathematics and recognition of students who successfully pursue mathematical understanding. The University of Oregon Chapter, Oregon Alpha, was established in 1931 but is now inactive. Collection includes correspondence, initiation material, and artifacts from this fraternity, 1925-1930′s.

Call number: UA 118

Guide to Pi Mu Epsilon. Oregon Alpha Chapter Records

Newly available collection: University of Oregon Archives negatives

Friday, September 21st, 2012

The collection contains over 4800 photographic negative of University of Oregon faculty, students, buildings, organizations, and events, circa 1929 to 1973.

Call number: UA 149

Guide to UO Archives Negatives

Newly available collection: Foreign Students Friendship Foundation records

Friday, September 21st, 2012

The Foreign Student Friendship Foundation was founded in 1950 by University of Oregon professor Dr. David M. Dougherty. The collection includes financial records, correspondence, reports, meeting minutes, and program files,1961-1971.

Call number: UA 158

Guide to the Foreign Students Friendship Foundation Records

Newly available collection: Department of Women’s and Gender Studies records

Friday, September 21st, 2012

The UO Department of Women’s & Gender Studies offers students an interdisciplinary curriculum that focuses on the diverse experiences of women in both national and international contexts. The collection contains program records and also files received from Barbara Pope, Professor Emeritus and founder of the Women’s Studies Program.

Call number: UA 121

Guide to Department of Women’s and Gender Studies Records

Newly available collection: The Institute of Cognitive and Decision Sciences records

Friday, September 21st, 2012

The Institute of Cognitive and Decision Sciences (ICDS) at the University of Oregon was founded in the mid-1980s.

The collection contains correspondence, book and article length manuscripts, files on/of  Harold H. Hawkins,  R. Daniel Ketchum, and Nelson Cowan, and files on the Case Against Secondary Task Analysis manuscript.

Call number: UA 045

Guide to The Institute of Cognitive and Decision Sciences Records

Newly available collection: Department of Public Safety records

Friday, September 21st, 2012

The University of Oregon Department of Public Safety (UODPS) is the organization that provides policing services for the University of Oregon campus. The collection contains annual reports, safety guides, rule and regulation guide, facility improvement projects, and incident reports.

Call number: UA 070

Guide to Department of Public Safety Records

Newly available collection: Pine Mt. Observatory records

Monday, September 17th, 2012

The Pine Mountain observatory operates under the University of Oregon’s Department of Physics and under a special use permit from the Deschutes National Forest. The collection consists of construction and dedication records, committee and staff minutes, correspondence and reports, office files, guest registries, and a 2-volume history from 1963-1997.

Call number: UA 093

Guide to Pine Mt. Observatory Records

Newly available collection: Department of American Studies records

Friday, September 14th, 2012

The University of Oregon offered a major and minor in American Studies from 1984 until 1991. The collection contains records that document the functions, activities, and people of the department.

Call number: UA 031

Department of American Studies Records

Newly available collection: Sigma Chi. Beta Iota Chapter records

Friday, September 14th, 2012

The Beta Iota chapter of Sigma Chi at the University of Oregon was chartered in 1910 and although their charter was pulled in 1996, with the help of Sigma Chi members from Oregon State University, the Beta Iota chapter was re-chartered in 2000. The collection contains correspondence, meeting minutes, programs, financial records, Greek life materials, office files, a publication of the history of Beta Iota, membership and nomination information including academic data, semi-centennial celebration and convention information.

Call number: UA 136

Sigma Chi. Beta Iota Chapter Records