Special Collections & University Archives


Documents the lives of Native Americans along the Columbia River as they secure rights afforded by an 1855 treaty provision.
University of Oregon Special Collections & University Archives will now use ArchivesSpace as a new web-based collection management tool to increase visibility of collections.
Two $500 prizes will be awarded and winning poems will be published in the Oregon Poetry Association's journal, "Verseweavers." Submit up to five poems written during your undergrad years at the UO.
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Special Collections and University Archives
SCUA access and services to resume following major renovations to the Paulson Reading Room
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"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
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
"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
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.
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. Free to Run: The Story of a Race for Liberty
European documentary features extensive footage from the UO Libraries' archives
Illustration by Jun Cen from "My Fill-In Father" (NY Times, June 17, 2016) UO Libraries Featured in Phil Knight's NY Times Essay
Nike co-founder was "floored" by a discovery in Special Collections
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Special Collections and University Archives
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 UO Libraries Awarded 2016 Preservation Grant from National Film Preservation Foundation
Federal funding to support preservation of Luther Cressman Field Work Films (1938–54)
A window into the birth of sitcoms
manuscript page $1M Gift Endows Director of Special Collections and University Archives
New gift from the Giustina Forest Foundation will secure outstanding leader and enhance vital library resources
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Peg Lynch in 2013 Remembering Peg Lynch
1916 - 2015
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Now Showing on Our YouTube Channel: Ed's Coed (1929), a feature film shot on campus by UO students
Andy Warhol was invited to the University of Oregon campus in October 1967 to give a talk and show some of his films.
James Blue James Blue Archive to Permanently Reside at UO Libraries
SCUA receives papers, photographs, and films of award-winning documentary filmmaker
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Ken Babbs, Bill Walton, and Leah Braunstein throwing the "O" in Special Collections and University Archives Basketball Legend Bill Walton and Kesey's Merry Pranksters Visit UO Libraries SCUA
image from Tribal Papers Added to Historic Oregon Newspapers New Tribal Papers Added to Historic Oregon Newspapers Online