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Statement Regarding Objectionable Content

Effective mid-June - end of September: Due to facility upgrades, patrons who are unable to climb the stairs to the Paulson Reading Room will need to provide written notice 3 business days in advance to ensure adequate staffing for an alternate location in Knight Library.

Effective mid-May - end of September: Restoration work on the exterior portion of Knight Library may cause noise disturbances and moving researchers into a temporary reading room space within Knight Library. 

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This lovely story shows how Curator of Manuscripts Linda Long found a special way to recognize her late partner by creating an endowment. See how Long, along with Anne Laskaya, a colleague in the English department, are honoring their deceased spouses' legacies in history and education.

Each year, the Special Collections and University Archives' fellowship program attracts researchers from around the globe, spanning various disciplines and fields of study. This year is no exception, as we welcome a fantastic group of individuals whose research promises to enrich our understanding of history, culture, and our very own collections.

We are open 10am-4pm, Monday-Friday. Check hours for any exceptions.

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Join us for a celebration of our student fellows!

Each year, Special Collections and University Archives is honored to offer a series of student fellowships that give UO Ducks a chance to work in our special collections repository. Join us to celebrate our current fellows as they share their incredible work in the archive.

Virtual, on Zoom

Join the University of Oregon (UO) Libraries to celebrate "Chasing Gold at Hayward: The UO’s Olympic Trials Legacy," an exhibit celebrating the entwined histories of UO’s Hayward Field and the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Track & Field. This immersive, archival exhibit details the significant connection between the UO, the U.S. Olympic Team Trials, and the University’s beloved Hayward Field. Positioned at the heart of a bustling university campus, the iconic stadium stands as a testament to Eugene’s fervent local athletic community and its enduring passion for track and field.  It is the site of stories of victories, heartaches, and record-breaking moments.  

Join us in the Knight Library Browsing Room (Knight 106) to enjoy short program featuring Vice Provost and University Librarian Dr. Alicia Salaz and Athletics Archivist and exhibit curator Lauren Goss. Beverages and small bites will be served.

Browsing Room (Knight 106), Knight Library

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Special Collections & University Archives is pleased to announce the opening of "Reclamation," an exhibition featuring two contemporary Native photographers, Zig Jackson and Pamela Peters.

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Presenting a new exhibition in Special Collections and University Archives. David Call's artwork underlies a desire to reveal the truth about the oppressive experiences in his own life as a Deaf person and the truth about how Deaf people experience the world. His art promotes a reframing of how Deaf people are viewed by the dominant culture.

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"Word Made Print: Reformation and the History of the Book" was a 2018 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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