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Student Worker Highlight: Stephen Chinn

Tuesday, September 24th, 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.

This week is Stephen's last week in SCUA and we wanted to highlight and thank him for his all his hard work!

What is your Major/Minor?

I recently graduated with a double major in history and political science.

What is your career goal? 

At this point in my life I am unsure about what exact career I will pursue. Still, I have some goals and interests that I hope will guide me to the career of my dreams. I enjoy the educational environment because it is mentally stimulating and provides a diverse range of subjects. I would also like social job where I have the oppurtunity to work with others on a daily basis. I get bored easily so a career that offers variety and new challenges would be ideal.

Why do you like working at Special Collections and University Archives?

I like working in special collections because of the material and people I interact with on a daily basis. The materials differ greatly but all are interesting in their own way. The people that come into special collections are here for all different reasons but they all are here to learn something new. Being part of an environment that promotes knowledge and new ideas is something to take pride in which I believe is important to have in any job.

What is your Favorite item or collection in our repository? 

Probably that hardest question. The Oregon collection is awesome because it contains lot’s of information on one of my greatest passions, the great outdoors. I also like the old handwritten books because of the effort that was put into writing and illustrating them.

What is your best memory of working in SCUA?

Don’t know. My whole time at SCUA will be a great memory.


Newly Available Collection: Myron Griffin papers

Friday, September 13th, 2013

Myron Griffin was an author who published stories in US magazines and who was a graduate of the University of Oregon. The collection contains drafts and revisions of manuscripts, notes, story ideas, photographs, and professional correspondence.

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Guide to the Myron Griffin Papers

Newly Available Collection: Rodney “Rod” Hughes manuscripts

Monday, September 9th, 2013

Rodney “Rod” Hughes was an author and a graduate of the University of Oregon who later lived with his wife Ellie for some time in Puerto Rico. The collection (1973) contains draft manuscript material and notes.

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Guide to the Rodney “Rod” Hughes manuscripts

Newly Available Collection: Student Cooperative Association records

Monday, August 19th, 2013

The Student’s Cooperative Association in Eugene, Oregon is a student-owned housing organization that offers cooperative living arrangements for members who live in the Campbell Club, Lorax Manner, and the Janet Smith cooperative. This collection includes scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, photographs, and membership applications, 1930-1960.

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Guide to the Student Cooperative Records

Newly Available Collection: The Student Insurgent records

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

The Student Insurgent is a democratically organized journalistic endeavor based at the University of Oregon in Eugene which provides a voice for under-represented students by maintaining a safe space in print and online for radical dissent, free expression and mutual encouragement. The collection includes correspondence, articles, meeting minutes, draft issues and mock-ups, financial records, bylaws, and subject files, Students for a Progressive agenda files, and submissions to the New Liberation News Services publication, 1991-1995.

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Guide to The Student Insurgent Records

Newly Available Collection: Orchesis

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Orchesis was a student athletic club of modern dance that was established in 1938. The collection includes a scrapbook.

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Guide to the Orchesis Records

Newly Available Collection: Mu Phi Epsilon. Nu Chapter

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Mu Phi Epsilon, Nu Chapter is a coeducational, professional music fraternity. The collection contains records that document the functions, activities, and people of this fraternity.

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Guide to Mu Phi Epsilon. Nu Chapter Records

Newly Available Collection: University Friars records

Friday, February 1st, 2013

University Friars is a University of Oregon campus organization that promotes campus leadership and volunteerism. The collection consists of Friars publications, directories, and rosters.

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Guide to the University Friars 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: Office of Greek Life records

Friday, February 1st, 2013

The Office of Greek Life at the University of Oregon handled administrative duties for sororities and fraternities on campus. The collection contains sorority and fraternity files, photographs, correspondence, minutes, and general school information.

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Guide to the Office of Greek Life records