University of Oregon

Special Collections & University Archives

SCUA Hours

Today 10am-3pm
Thu 8/24 10am-3pm
Fri 8/25 10am-3pm
Sat 8/26 CLOSED
Sun 8/27 CLOSED
Mon 8/28 CLOSED
Tue 8/29 10am-3pm

Knight Library, 2nd floor North, 15th & Kincaid Street, University of Oregon

Second floor by main entrance.

Stairs to SCUA

Stairs to SCUA

Paulson Reading Room

Ask an Archivist

Mailing address:
UO Libraries--SCUA, 1299 University of Oregon, Eugene OR 97403-1299

Paulson Reading Room

541-346-3485 attn SCUA

Reference & use requests:

Special Collections and University Archives holds over 3,000 collections; more than a million items ranging from medieval codices and rare books to literary and historical manuscripts, university archives, original art, photographs, film, architectural drawings, and ephemera. We preserve regional history, provide curriculum support, and assist researchers in many fields.

Special Collections and University Archives offers scanning only of complete folders. We will scan at a high resolution all items in a folder.  Charges are prorated according to the size of the folder.  See our page on rates. This process improves our ability to preserve our materials as well as our ability to provide more comprehensive public services.  Once the contents of a folder have been scanned, we are able to provide access to the file for subsequent requests without having to scan the materials again.  We can also start linking digitized content to folders in our online finding aids.  Researchers are welcome to use their own cameras to take reference shots at no charge; see our camera policy.  We also have a list of freelance researcher whom remote researchers can hire.  Please email here if you are interested in this option.

NOTICE: SCUA is undergoing renovations through fall 2017.
View our current public services hours.
Item retrieval will take longer and there may be periods of loud noise (we will supply earplugs).
Architectural drawings, a few manuscript collections, photograph collections, and other select materials may be inaccessible, so please contact us well in advance. Follow our Renovation Updates.

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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
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6/26-9/15, Tues-Fri 10am-3pm (Sat-Sun-Mon CLOSED)
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Create and update Wiki articles with Asian and Asian Pacific American content - Friday, May 26
Knight Library - Edmiston Classroom
Calling all comics fans! Eugene Comic Con attendees and the UO community are welcome to attend a special viewing of our comics collections.
Special Collections and University Archives
ORBI poster image: historic engraving, The Icebergs of Kotrebue Sound (1821)
Lecture by Evan Gottlieb (Dept. of English, OSU), Jan. 18
Knight Library - Knight Library Browsing Room (106)

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Page from "Colored People: A Collaborative Book Project" by Adrian Piper (1991)
An Artists' Books Selection Inspired by "Between the World and Me" on view April-June, 2017
Special Collections and University Archives
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Highlights from the UO Libraries' collection on exhibit in Knight Library
Knight Library - Knight Library Browsing Room (106)
LGBT students march
Digital Exhibit featuring essays, photos, timeline, and historical documents
Special Collections and University Archives

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Special Collections – letters, diaries, photographs, and newsletters – tell the story of one of Oregon's preeminent intentional communities.
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Special Collections and University Archives curators discuss his legacy.
UO athlete jumping hurdles
University Archives – documents, photographs, physical objects, and audiovisual materials – tell the story of athletics at the University of Oregon.
University of Oregon Libraries
1501 Kincaid Street Eugene, OR
T: (541) 346-3053
F: (541) 346-3485
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