If you are curious about a historic building anywhere in Oregon, information is now as close as your fingertips!
Just step up to its curb, take out your cellphone (or tablet), click on buildingoregon.org, and see what comes up. You could discover historic photos, building and renovation dates, architects’ names, details about architectural style, and more.
Did you know . . . As a UO student, faculty member, or staff member, you have free, unlimited access to Docuseek2 under the UO Libraries' license!
Docuseek2 is the internet site where colleges, universities, and other educational institutions can discover, access, and stream the best documentary and social issues films and videos available. The collection numbers over 730 films! An A-Z list of titles is available.
New gift from the Giustina Forest Foundation will secure outstanding leader and enhance vital library resources
L-R: UO student Jeffrey Newmark, Nick Giustina, arts and administration instructor David Turner, student Indigo Vance Eyebright, Dan Giustina, student Esther Weng, Dean of Libraries Adriene Lim
The autographs of every U.S. President from Washington to Reagan. Oregon Trail diaries handwritten by nineteenth-century pioneers. Original glass-plate negatives of historic Native American portraits. Bill Bowerman’s letterman sweater and the game ball from the 1920 Rose Bowl. The manuscript of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, straight from Ken Kesey’s typewriter. A folio of Shakespeare’s plays published in 1632. A limited-edition artist’s book printed and bound only weeks ago.
What do these things have in common? They all share the same home.
Peg Lynch with her "Ethel and Albert" co-star Alan Bunce, 1953.
At the University of Oregon Libraries we were deeply saddened to learn about the recent death of Peg Lynch, a pioneer in broadcast entertainment whose papers are housed in our Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA). Lynch created, wrote, and starred in Ethel and Albert, a domestic comedy that debuted as a national radio program in 1944 and moved to television in 1950. She is widely acknowledged as one of the true originators of the American television sitcom.
During the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, the construction of a book of music was a laborious process which involved many steps and numerous skilled craftsmen. Each book was scribed by hand, resulting in a unique piece of work, characteristic of its purpose and its origin, and every region had its own distinctive styles of text script and musical notation.
Exhibit in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room
Mounted in conjunction with the University of Oregon's 3rd biennial Latino Roots Celebration, this exhibit presents original materials pulled from several SCUA manuscript collections, including the PCUN Records (Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste--Northwest Treeplanters and Farmworkers United--Oregon's farmworkers union and largest Latino organization in the state), the John Little Papers, the Jefferson Center for Education and Research Records, and the UO student records of MEChA, "Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztala