University of Oregon

Specialized Collections

The UO Libraries holds specialized, primary source collections on various topics and in various formats.

To learn about primary sources, see this research guide.

Digital Collections

Digital collections: Oregon Digital Collections | Scholars’ Bank

Includes primary sources in digital form, such as photos, articles, sheet music, manuscripts, newspapers, and ephemera. Scholars' Bank is the institutional repository for work by university faculty, students, and staff.

Oregon Newspapers

Digital collections: Historic Oregon Newspapers
Research help: Newspaper Resources at UO

Includes historic and current Oregon newspapers in print, on microfilm, and in digital collections.

Government Publications

Digital collections: Data for Local Communities
Research help: Government Information

Includes government publications of the United States, European Union, Canada, Great Britain. Includes publications of the State of Oregon and Oregon cities and counties.

Maps & Aerial Photography

Research help: Map & Aerial Photography Library

Includes maps, aerial photographs, and GIS data layers. Includes contemporary and historic maps of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest.

Manuscripts Collections

Research help: Manuscripts Collections
Special Collections and University Archives (Main Page)

Includes personal papers, business records, architectural drawings, book illustrations, broadsides, historical sound recordings, correspondence, ephemera.

Historical & Contemporary Photographs

Research help: Historical & Contemporary Photographs
Special Collections and University Archives (Main Page)

Includes historic and contemporary photographs from Oregon and the Pacific Northwest, including  amateur photographs, commercial phtography, and fine art photography.

Specialized Book Collections

Research help: Rare Books | Oregon Collection 
Special Collections and University Archives (Main Page)

Includes medieval manuscripts, early printed books, fine press imprints, unique publications, limited editions, first editions, artist books, and books on Oregon.

The Architecture & Allied Arts Library includes a large collection of rare architectural books and periodicals, acquired in part from the Marion Dean Ross Endowment. It also houses a collection of artist's books created primarily by Northwest artists. 

University Archives

Research help: University Archives
Special Collections and University Archives (Main Page)

Includes the university department records, faculty papers, student group records, university event recordings, and university photographs.

Facsimile Editions

Digital collections: Early English Books Online | Eighteenth Century Collections Online

Includes facsimile editions of important works in print, microfilm, or digital formats. Many are housed in Microforms. Print editions are located in general collections in all branches.



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