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Announcing the 2016-17 Undergraduate Special Collections Internships

Announcing the 2016-17 Undergraduate Special Collections Internships

A Partnership between the UO Libraries and the Oregon Rare Books Initiative (ORBI)

 

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Sponsored by the University of Oregon Libraries and the Oregon Rare Books Initiative (ORBI), the Undergraduate Special Collections Internship focuses on providing unique learning and mentoring opportunities for highly motivated students who wish to use the Libraries’ special collections in their research and scholarship. One or two internships will be offered during the 2016-2017 academic year.

Internships may focus on one or more of the following areas:

Jim Thorpe exhibit

Jim Thorpe exhibit

Come See Olympic History!

Jim Thorpe exhibit
Jim Thorpe exhibit

The Jim Thorpe exhibit is now on display at the Many Nations Longhouse! A cross-campus collaboration between the Many Nations Longhouse, the Museum of Natural and Cultural History, UO Libraries, and the Native Strategies group, the Thorpe exhibit was designed as part of the 2012 Olympic Trials “Olympic History” celebration marking the 100th anniversary of Thorpe’s historic achievements in the 1912 Stockholm Olympics, winning both the pentathlon and the decathlon. Thorpe, widely considered one of the greatest athletes of all time, is still the only athlete ever to achieve this feat.


This event is free and open to the public. Accommodations for people with disabilities will be provided if requested in advance by calling 541-346-3056, or email libadmin@uoregon.edu.

History of Western Oregon Tribes

History of Western Oregon Tribes

A lecture by Dr. David G. Lewis, Tribal Historian and Manager of the Cultural Exhibits and Archives Program, Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community

The History of Western Oregon Tribes
The History of Western Oregon Tribes

Native societies in Oregon have seen monumental changes in the last two hundred years. Throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Oregon’s tribes and bands have witnessed great losses of land to federal government allotment programs; death from European diseases; and the loss of culture and language from assimilation programs at Indian boarding schools. Through all these changes, Native cultures in Oregon have adapted, and now are thriving.


This event is free and open to the public. Accommodations for people with disabilities will be provided if requested in advance by calling 541-346-3056, or email libadmin@uoregon.edu.

Your Top 10 Library Resources

Your Top 10 Library Resources

Your Top 10 Library Resources

 

1. UO Libraries Website — library.uoregon.edu
Start here for all your research and study needs. You’ll find the best resources and expert help for any topic you’re tackling.

Census Data Users Workshop

Census Data Users Workshop

Tuesday, September 27, 1 - 5 p.m.

FREE to the public.  Seating is limited and topics will be repeated, so please register for ONE half-day sessions using this Google form.

This event is free and open to the public. Accommodations for people with disabilities will be provided if requested in advance by calling 541-346-3056, or email libadmin@uoregon.edu.

UO Libraries Student Jobs: Not Just off the Shelf

UO Libraries Student Jobs: Not Just off the Shelf

Library offers a variety of the best student jobs on campus

Film reels from the UO Athletics collection at UO Libraries

Brazil: Order and Progress

Brazil: Order and Progress

An exhibit in the Knight Library

Winter Term 2017

Brazil: Order and Progress exhibit poster

 

The University of Oregon offers a wide range of courses, events, and materials from and about Brazil -- the largest economy in South America, a growing force on the world stage, and host to major international gatherings like the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics. This exhibit will acquaint patrons with the UO Libraries’ Brazilian materials, courses about Brazil offered at the UO, and the country’s culture and history.


This event is free and open to the public. Accommodations for people with disabilities will be provided if requested in advance by calling 541-346-3056, or email libadmin@uoregon.edu.

2017 Northwest Women Writers Symposium: “Women and Work"

2017 Northwest Women Writers Symposium: “Women and Work"

With keynote speaker Ayana Mathis

Save the Date! March 3, 2017

Photo of author Ayana Mathis

 

2017 Northwest Women Writers Symposium: “Women and Work,” with keynote speaker Ayana Mathis, “a gifted young writer who chronicles the Great Migration of African Americans to the North in her novel, The Twelve Tribes of Hattie. The book was selected as an Oprah’s Book Club read in 2013. Mathis is a graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop, and is currently an Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Iowa.

Stuck on Collecting: The Art of Japanese Votive Slips, 1860 to 1930

Stuck on Collecting: The Art of Japanese Votive Slips, 1860 to 1930

Highlights from the UO Libraries' collection on exhibit in Knight Library

March - April, 2017

From The Gertrude Bass Warner Collection of Japanese Votive Slips (nōsatsu), 1850s to 1930s, UO Libraries Special Collections.
Votive Slips Folio 8 Recto, artist unknown. From The Gertrude Bass Warner Collection of Japanese Votive Slips (nōsatsu), 1850s to 1930s, UO Libraries Special Collections.
 
The University of Oregon Libraries holds the only known collection of Japanese shrine and temple votive slips (nōsatsu) in North America. The Gertrude Bass Warner Collection of Japanese Votive Slips comprises nōsatsu dating from the 1850s to 1930s.

Free to Run: The Story of a Race for Liberty

Free to Run: The Story of a Race for Liberty

European documentary features extensive footage from the UO Libraries' archives

Steve Prefontaine, 1972
University of Oregon distance runner Steve Prefontaine (right) with Texas Southern sprinter Robert Taylor, watching action on the track at the 1972 Olympic Trials held at Hayward Field. From Digital Collections, UO Libraries.
Film canisters in the UO Libraries archive.
Free to Run Movie Poster
From Digital Collections, UO Libraries.

A new movie from Europe offers fresh perspective on a subject that often grabs headlines here in Eugene. It also brings to light some of the best historical footage of Oregon’s most legendary runner.

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