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Newly Available Collection: Ze’ev Soronowsky papers

Monday, September 9th, 2013

Ze’ev Saronowsky (1922-2012) was a Holocaust survivor, who was imprisoned at  Auschwitz-Birkenau, and other labor/death camps during World War II. The collection (1997-2012) contains his autobiography, photographs of Buchenwald, and a photograph of Saronowsky with his cousin, William Sarnoff.

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Guide to the Ze’ev Soronowsky Papers

Newly Available Collection: School of Music and Dance records

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

The University of Oregon’s Music department was founded in 1886, was reorganized as the School of Music in 1900, and merged with the Department of Dance in 1991, and in 2005 was formally designated as the School of Music and Dance. The collection contains records that document the functions and activities of the old School of Music, Department of Dance, and the new School of Music and Dance.

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Guide to the School of Music and Dance Records

Newly Available Collection: School of Journalism and Communication records

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

The School of Journalism and Communication (SOJC) at the University of Oregon was created in 1916 and offers undergraduate and graduate degrees. The collection includes faculty meeting minutes and correspondence, special lecture and symposium information, SOJC publications, accreditation reports, records of the Dean’s office, awards, scripts and audio tapes, and event information, 1915-2010.

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Guide to the School of Journalism and Communication Records

Newly Available Collection: Lundquist College of Business (LCB) records

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

The University of Oregon began offering a business curriculum in 1884. Originally called the School of Commerce, it was renamed the School of Business Administration in 1920, and was renamed Lundquist College of Business (LCB) in honor of alumnus and generous donor Charles H. Lundquist, in 1993.

The collection contains records from the Dean’s Office, from departments, and from work with local businesses. Material includes economic studies, correspondence, annual reports, surveys, questionnaires, and staff meeting minutes.

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Guide to the Lundquist College of Business (LCB) Records

Newly Available Collection: University of Oregon Faculty Assembly and University Senate records

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

According to the University of Oregon Constitution, “sole faculty governance authority at the University of Oregon resides in the Statutory Faculty,” and the “Statutory Faculty exercises its governance authority through the Faculty Assembly,” which “delegates its governance authority to the University Senate.” The collection includes records of the Faculty Assembly, the Senate, and the Faculty-Student Council and material includes minutes, correspondence, reports, plans, task force, caucus, and committee documents, audio recordings of meetings, and a gavel, 1933-2012.

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Guide to the University of Oregon Faculty Assembly and University Senate Records

Newly Available Collection: Office of Academic Affairs records

Friday, February 1st, 2013

The Office of Academic Affairs provides coordination and support at the University of Oregon for all academic personnel matters, programming, and other issues pertaining to the academic standards and mission of the institution. The collection contains records that document the functions and activities of this office.

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Guide to the Office of Academic Affairs Records

Newly Available Collection: Center on Diversity and Community records

Friday, February 1st, 2013

The UO Center on Diversity and Community (CoDaC) is committed to advancing inclusive excellence through critical thinking and an ethic of care. The collection contains reports and VHS tapes on CoDaC projects concerning diversity and affirmative action.

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Guide to the Center on Diversity and Community Records

Newly Available Collection: Department of Theatre Arts records

Friday, February 1st, 2013

The University of Oregon Department of Theatre Arts began within the Speech Department and the Theatre division was first headed by Horace Robinson who was also the Director of the University Theatre. The collection includes correspondence, meeting minutes, and office files, photographs, slides, contact sheets, and negatives, broadsides, articles, posters, exhibit panels and other publicity, audio cassette tapes, and Eugene performing arts festival information, 1890-2001.

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Guide to the Department of Theatre Arts Records

Student Worker Highlight: Matt Pelos

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

The Special Collections and University Archives could not function without the amazing student workers who assist the staff on a daily basis on numerous projects including paging materials for researchers, fulfilling scanning and photocopying requests, and processing collections, among numerous other requests. Throughout this school year we will be highlighting these students each week to showcase their interests and some of their favorite collections in our repository.

What is your Major/Minor? What is your career goal? : I have a goal to be a Sports Business Major with a career goal of one day working for a professional sports organization such as the NBA or MLB.

Why do you like working at Special Collections and University Archives?  I love working in SCUA because each day brings a new topic to research, and each day brings new surprises. It is never just a typical day in SCUA.

What is your Favorite item or collection in our repository?  My favorite item I have been asked to pull was the University of Oregon football records. Those were very intriguing to look up and they were of interest to me, as well as, the researcher.

What do you like to do in your spare time? I typically go to the gym or hang out with friends and my brothers of the Kappa Sigma fraternity.

Below is a historic image of some Kappa Sigma seniors (ca. 1930):

Kappa Sigma Seniors, ca. 1930. University Archive photographs; UA Ref 3.

Get to know other Student Workers here.


Newly Available Collection: Oregon Daily Emerald records

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Founded in 1899, the Oregon Daily Emerald (ODE) is a student-run independent daily campus newspaper at the University of Oregon. The collection contains photographs, negatives, and slides, assignment ledger, ODE issues, minutes, reports, correspondence, computer tape (HP 3000 system tape) and computer printouts, and office files.

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Guide to the Oregon Daily Emerald Records