Special Collections & University Archives

Exhibits

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
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.
5/1/19
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.
1/11/19
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
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On display during the Fall 2018 term in the Special Collection and University Archives Paulson Reading Room
10/26/18
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An exhibit in Special Collections & University Archives, April 23-June 15
4/18/18
Special Collections and University Archives
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
A selection of SCUA commonplace books, diaries, and scrapbooks curated by students in HC421: Book Love
1/18/18
Special Collections and University Archives
Exhibit in honor of Native American Heritage Month
11/28/17
Knight Library
10/30/17
Special Collections and University Archives
Exhibit in Knight Library
5/10/17
Knight Library
An Artists' Books Selection Inspired by "Between the World and Me" on view April-June, 2017
5/1/17
Special Collections and University Archives
Highlights from the UO Libraries' collection on exhibit in Knight Library
5/1/17
Knight Library
Exhibit in the Special Collections and University Archives
12/2/16
Special Collections and University Archives
Digital exhibit highlighting work by Oregon and Pacific Northwest photographers
11/28/16
Special Collections and University Archives
Exhibit in Special Collections and University Archives, Summer 2016
7/14/16
Knight Library
With support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, a new digital exhibition from UO Libraries and JSMA illuminates the making of landmark Civil Rights documentary "The March"
Collection highlights on exhibit
Special Collections and University Archives
Digital Exhibit featuring the author's correspondence, photographs, manuscripts, and memorabilia
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This exhibit celebrates the life and writings of Oregon author Ernest Haycox, consummate writer of Western fiction. "Haycox," said writer D.B. Newton, "very nearly succeeded, single-handed, in doing for the standard Western what Hammett and Chandler did for the private eye detective story--made it respectable."
Special Collections and University Archives
We hold some 175 collections devoted to American children's literature, among the best institutional collections in the nation. The collections range from large archival holdings documenting the activities of an individual publisher to editorial files and personal libraries and on to original drawings and manuscripts by writers and artists such as Louis Slobodkin, Elizabeth Orton Jones, Maud and Miska Petersham and Hardie Gramatky.
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This is a portal for researchers to access the documentary history of labor in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. Collections of documents, photographs, personnel papers, and ephemera provide a window on the lives of workers as well as the politics of labor in the region.
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The Feminist and Lesbian Periodical Collection contains 482 lesbian and feminist periodical titles including 36 Oregon titles and 31 international titles. The entire collection spans from 1932 to 1997 and 80 percent with titles covering the 1970s. There are 81 titles in this collection which include the first issue published. The majority of periodicals in this collection were collected and donated by Ruth and Jean Mountaingrove of Wolf Creek, Oregon.
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The Burgess Manuscript Collection is comprised of 34 western European manuscripts (nearly all in Latin) and 25 Near-Eastern manuscripts. Of these 59 manuscripts, 29 date from the Middle Ages or Renaissance. This resource provides catalog data and selected images from the collection, with biographical information about the collectors.
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Jane Grant played a critical role in development of the New Yorker magazine, but this is only one of her contributions to American culture. Grant's papers reveal she lived her life as a dedicated feminist and individual.
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This exhibit highlights two collections from our Women in Society group: the papers of Oregon activist and author Abigail Scott Duniway, and records of Calyx Press, the first West Coast literary journal with women editors publishing women's works. In its 22 years of existence, assisted by many knowledgeable and committed volunteers, it has provided an opportunity for almost 2,000 women's voices to bloom in its poetry, prose, art, and book reviews.
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Although best known for his vigorous defense of unpopular positions-his stance against the Vietnam War, for example-perhaps Wayne Morse's most important contribution was his ardent and meticulous work in the arena of labor relations. His expertise and his great facility for bridging and resolving issues between labor and management made him an influential and successful arbitrator.
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The Cayuse-Nez Perce Sketchbook is an important illustration of Native American art and history at a time when traditional native means of communication were discouraged by the policies of the government of the United States. This sketchbook, thirty-two drawings in a school composition book, is believed to be the last of these records, having been discovered in the early part of the 20th century, a time when this form of record-keeping had come to an end.
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In the early years workers in Oregon-as throughout the United States-were men and women from a wide range of racial and ethnic groups. Work-force diversity in the state of Oregon is a historical fact that must be acknowledged, embraced, and integrated as a fundamental tenet of our thinking. Through the exhibit we seek to show some of these lives, these stories, and these accomplishments. Some are the small achievements of daily life; some are notable and extraordinary.
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