Special Collections & University Archives


the Spino family
Documents the lives of Native Americans along the Columbia River as they secure rights afforded by an 1855 treaty provision.
SCUA is undergoing renovations. Plan ahead and contact us.
Special Collections and University Archives
Paulson Reading Room, Knight Library
SCUA access and services to resume following major renovations to the Paulson Reading Room
Knight Library
"Ethel and Albert" co-stars Alan Bunce and Peg Lynch
"Comedy of the Commonplace" exhibit draws from her papers in special collections to tell the story of the "Ethel and Albert" creator, who blazed trails for women in broadcast media
Map of the Americas printed in "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum" by Abraham Ortelius, published in 1570
The goal is to improve scholars' and students' access to the materials, which include the largest academic holding of medieval and renaissance manuscripts in the Pacific Northwest
A pair of shoes handmade by Bill Bowerman in 1963 for sprinter Dave Blunt
"Oregon Spirit" draws from 20 collections in the university archives and focuses on the first 100 years of the program
The Lesbian Oral History project in Special Collections and University Archives
The original "Men of Oregon" take a lap along memory lane
Gift from anonymous donors will significantly enrich UO's holdings of rare books
View and research her papers in Special Collections and University Archives
Government-issued ID (driver's license, passport, etc.) now required to access SCUA materials -- get all the details here
Exhibit of rare books from UO Libraries’ special collections marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, one of modern history’s formative events
Artifacts and badges
Check out some of our newest collections to the repository highlighted in the Unbound Blog. This includes rare books, manuscripts, university archives, photographs, and films.
Nosatsu (Japanese votive slip) image from UO Libraries' Gertrude Bass Warner collection
Read the article in the latest Oregon Quarterly
University of Oregon distance runner Steve Prefontaine (right) with Texas Southern sprinter Robert Taylor, watching action on the track at the 1972 Olympic Trials.
European documentary features extensive footage from the UO Libraries' archives
Illustration by Jun Cen from "My Fill-In Father" (NY Times, June 17, 2016)
Nike co-founder was "floored" by a discovery in Special Collections
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Special Collections and University Archives
Black is Best cover
UO Special Collections & University Archives holds Jack Olsen’s Papers, Ali's first biographer.
Special Collections and University Archives
Luther Cressman at Fort Rock Cave, Oregon, 1966
Federal funding to support preservation of Luther Cressman Field Work Films (1938–54)
A window into the birth of sitcoms
manuscript page
New gift from the Giustina Forest Foundation will secure outstanding leader and enhance vital library resources
Knight Library
Peg Lynch in 2013
1916 - 2015
Knight Library
photo from Ed's Coed (1929)
Now Showing on Our YouTube Channel: Ed's Coed (1929), a feature film shot on campus by UO students
Andy Warhol at UO, 1968
Andy Warhol was invited to the University of Oregon campus in October 1967 to give a talk and show some of his films.