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Special Collections & University Archives

SCUA Hours

Sun 3/25
Mon 3/26
10am - 3pm
Tue 3/27
10am - 3pm
Wed 3/28
10am - 3pm
Thu 3/29
10am - 3pm
Fri 3/30
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

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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 (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.


In January 2018, SCUA began using the UO Libraries’ online integrated library system to register our patrons and to request materials.

News about collections, discoveries, exhibitions, and public programs of the University of Oregon Special Collections & University Archives


Photo from Malheur standoff portfolio by Shawn Records, PH365.
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.
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1/8-3/23, Mon-Fri 10am-4pm (Sat-Sun CLOSED)
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Gift from Gordon and Sherry Paine will significantly enrich UO's holdings of rare books.
Morris Graves
JSMA - 4/11/18 - 5:30 p.m. Lawrence Fong, the JSMA’s former curator of American and regional art, and a member of the Morris Graves Foundation, discusses The Lake's evolution from dense forested acres into Morris Graves's requisite designs for seclusion, gardening, and painting, and the significance of the Foundation’s artist-in-residence program at that site.
Panel discussion with Jody Gray and James LaRue (American Library Association) and Emily Knox (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Knight Library - Knight Library Browsing Room (106)
Bruce Tabb and Nathalie Fortin will present a recital of flute and piano music. The program includes works by Gaubert, Fauré, Hüe, Bach, Debussy, and Martinů.
Knight Library - Knight Library Browsing Room (106)
An Exhibit Celebrating Black History Month
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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
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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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