UO Libraries presents a new exhibit that celebrates the diverse communities that contribute to and enrich the unique history of the campus. The majority of these images are from the Libraries’ Special Collections and University Archives, illustrating the lives of African American, Asian American, Native American, Arab American, LGBTQ, and Latinx communities. Sponsored by UO Libraries with generous support from UO Division of Equity and Inclusion, IDEAL Framework Diversity Action Plan Implementation Grants.
Our Impact Through Images
9/27/21 Knight Library
Presenting a new exhibition in Special Collections and University Archives. David Call's artwork underlies a desire to reveal the truth about the oppressive experiences in his own life as a Deaf person and the truth about how Deaf people experience the world. His art promotes a reframing of how Deaf people are viewed by the dominant culture.
9/15/21 Special Collections and University Archives
Discover books, original drawings and manuscripts in this digital exhibition drawn from approximately 175 collections devoted to American children's literature in the University of Oregon Libraries Special Collections & University Archives. The original exhibit was organized in 1998 by Dorothy Knaus, Manuscripts Assistant. It was recently recreated on this web page by John Gervais, student assistant.
Will H. Bradley is well known for his Art Nouveau style, adapted enthusiastically from the wave sweeping Europe. "The Chap-Book", published in Chicago in the late 19th century, exemplified the Art Nouveau flair endemic to his designs. Learn more about his life and explore his works and publications in this digital exhibition curated by University of Oregon Libraries Special Collections & University Archives Special Projects Archivist Alexandra Mueller and Giustina Director David de Lorenzo.
Madness Outside In: Morningside Hospital, American Psychiatry, and the Evolving Nation in the mid-20th Century
Madness Outside In is a digital project that helps tell the story of Morningside Hospital in Portland during the 1950s and 60s and how tensions over psychiatry and evolving treatment for mental distress overlap with tensions about statehood, governance, expansion, land use, and the meanings of citizenship. Led by Professor Mary Wood, Department of English, and Professor Kristin Yarris, Department of Global Studies, the Madness Outside In curriculum is the result of a collaboration between UO Libraries and the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, with generous support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
United Collections explores the similarities and differences between how museums and archives approach building, accessing, preserving, and digitizing collections using examples from the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art and Special Collections and University Archives. The United Collections curriculum is the result of a collaboration between UO Libraries and the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, with generous support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Tekagami and Kyōgire is a digital exhibition featuring the collection of fragmented calligraphy at the University of Oregon. Follow Japanese calligraphy from the 8th to the 17th century in the tekagami, or “mirror of hands,” and its stunning display of virtuosity. Examine and celebrate this album of cultural reflection and innovation and its history as one of the treasures in the UO collections. Tekagami and Kyōgire is the result of a collaboration between UO Libraries and the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, with generous support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Experience the story of the color red situated within global perspectives that tell stories about objects from UO Libraries, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, and UO Museum of Natural and Cultural History. Red Thread is a digital guide created by Vera Keller, associate professor of history, through the Digital Scholarship Center Faculty Grants Program.
The Eugene Lesbian History Project is a community-based, digital humanities project that preserves and shares the unique history of the lesbian community in Eugene, Oregon. The project includes filmed oral histories with 83 narrators, a digital exhibit, and a short documentary film.
UO Libraries Special Collections and University Archives presents a new Spotlight exhibit, Remarkable Works by Women Authors, of which trailblazing women are the key center point. Explore milestone works by women authors from the 17th century to the 20th century, exemplary of both literary genius and the steadfast commitment to social evolution.
The digital exhibition The March is the result of a collaborative project led by David A. Frank (Professor of Rhetoric and Mellon Faculty Fellow), the University of Oregon Libraries, and the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, with individual contributions by members of both institutions (see below). This exhibition received inspiration and support from The James Blue Project, a research interest group at the University of Oregon devoted to creating a “living archive” from materials relating to the James Blue papers in UO Libraries’ Special Collections and University Archives.
This exhibit celebrates the centennial of the passage of that federal amendment while also highlighting the history of woman suffrage in Oregon. It examines the contributions of Abigail Scott Duniway and her contemporaries, including many women of color in the suffrage movement.
From imperial robes and religious vestments to interior furnishings, this digital exhibition invites you to explore Chinese textiles from the collection of Gertrude Bass Warner, a unique treasure housed at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. The Artful Fabric of Collecting is led by Associate Professor Ina Asim and co-sponsored by the JSMA and UO Libraries, with generous support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
The UO Libraries and Eugene Public Library are pleased to announce a joint exhibition presenting original manuscripts, artifacts, illustrations, and rare books which explore the intersection of politics, space, and technology in children’s literature published during the height of the Cold War.
11/14/19 Special Collections and University Archives
The publication of a book is a major achievement, representing significant investments of research, creativity, time, and resources. In conjunction with the 2019-20 "UO Authors, Book Talks" series, this digital exhibition highlights the recently published work of 22 faculty authors.
Yōkai Senjafuda is a digital exhibition about ghosts and monsters in Japanese votive slips. Meet the ogres, demons, enchanted animals, and animated objects that haunt the UO’s world-class collection of senjafuda, little woodblock prints made to be collected and shared. Yōkai Senjafuda is led by Associate Professor Glynne Walley and co-sponsored by the JSMA and UO Libraries, with generous support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
A digital exhibit celebrating the life and legacy of a media pioneer. Peg Lynch was the first woman to create, write, star in, and solely own a sitcom series. Her show Ethel and Albert enjoyed a long and enormously successful run on radio and, beginning in 1944, television. Lynch developed her own brand of gentle, domestic comedy that won the hearts of viewers across the country and was applauded by critics as well.
A digital exhibit celebrating Public Domain Day. For the first time in over twenty years, new work will be entering the public domain: books, movies, music, and art from 1923.
An exhibit in the Design Library, Winter 2019. This exhibit explores artists' books as a delivery mechanism for poetry.
1/11/19 Design Library
An exhibit in Special Collections and University Archives, Winter 2019. The University of Oregon proudly celebrates over 100 years of track and field.
1/7/19 Special Collections and University Archives
A juried exhibition of student art showcasing creative expressions of the culture we aspire to have
10/26/18 Knight Library
On display during the Fall 2018 term in the Special Collection and University Archives Paulson Reading Room
10/26/18 Special Collections and University Archives
An exhibit in the Design Library, featuring items made in workshops at the DeArmond MakerSpace
10/7/18 Design Library
Exhibit in the Knight Library. Check out the NEW items on display for Winter 2019!
10/4/18 Knight Library
An exhibit in Special Collections & University Archives, April 23-June 15
4/18/18 Special Collections and University Archives
An exhibit profiling several international science award winners
4/10/18 Price Science Commons & Research Library
An Exhibit in Knight Library, Fall 2018 and Winter 2019
4/4/18 Knight Library
An Exhibit Celebrating Black History Month
2/5/18 Special Collections and University Archives
Introducing a Guide for Research
1/29/18 Knight Library
A selection of SCUA commonplace books, diaries, and scrapbooks curated by students in HC421: Book Love
1/18/18 Special Collections and University Archives