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Special Collections & University Archives

SCUA Hours

10am - 3pm
Wed 12/19
10am - 3pm
Thu 12/20
10am - 3pm
Fri 12/21
10am - 3pm
Sat 12/22
Sun 12/23
Mon 12/24

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

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

Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) 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.


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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.
12/8-1/4, Tue-Fri 10am-3pm (Sat-Sun-Mon CLOSED)
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The Lesbian Oral History project in Special Collections and University Archives
Crowd of people in a busy transit station
Wed. Jan. 16, 2019 - 6:30pm - Knight Law Center Rm. 175 Featuring Mae Ngai, 2018-19 Wayne Morse Chair. Ngai is a professor of Asian American Studies and history at Columbia University.
Up to $11,000 available to help support teaching and research projects utilizing JSMA/UO Libraries assets
Open spread of an Ethiopian manuscript with an illustration on the verso and text on the recto.
Dr. Steve Delamarter (George Fox University) will discuss his efforts in quantitative codicology, looking at about 1,600 Ethiopian Psalters to identify chronological and geographic developments in book culture.
Special Collections and University Archives - Kesey Classroom
On display during the Fall 2018 term in the Special Collection and University Archives Paulson Reading Room
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An exhibit in Special Collections & University Archives, April 23-June 15
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An Exhibit in Knight Library, Fall 2018 and Winter 2019
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Curator Dr. Vera Keller discussing medieval music and manuscripts.
"Word Made Print: Reformation and the History of the Book" was an exhibit in the University of Oregon's Special Collections & University Archives that marked the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. This video provides an interpretive tour of the exhibit with curator Dr. Vera Keller, professor of history in the Robert C. Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon.
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This project aims to research, document, and disseminate major portions of the university's hidden history by engaging students and faculty in the documentation process, developing a variety of resources for dissemination, and conducting outreach with alumni and students for donations of records, documents, and ephemera to add to the collection. Read more about the project on the blog and contact us if you're interested in participating or have items to donate.
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Special Collections and University Archives curators discuss his legacy.
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