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Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) is pleased to host an ongoing series of lectures by traveling fellows whose research and expertise include feminist science fiction, Oregon lesbian intentional communities, the novelist Ken Kesey, conservative and libertarian political movements, as well as print and print culture. Talks are free, open to the public and held virtually on Zoom. More information, including applications for future fellowships, is available on SCUA’s website here.

March's discussion features Tp Coughlin, 2023 Le Guin Feminist Science Fiction Fellow.

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Special Collections and University Archives is proud to host this course from the Society of American Archivists (SAA). Arrangement and Description of Digital Records introduces you to foundational and advanced processing strategies that are applicable to born-digital and hybrid (i.e., mixed analog and digital) records, with an emphasis on basic concepts that archivists use to establish descriptive control over digital content and hands-on work. You’ll learn about standards and tools that can be used to implement an integrated processing strategy, as well as use a variety of software tools to establish descriptive control over digital archives.  


Knight Library, 1501 Kincaid St.

Special Collections and University Archives is proud to host this course from the Society of American Archivists (SAA). The field of digital forensics often evokes imagery of prime-time television crime dramas. But what is it, and how can archivists put digital forensics tools and processes to use in their home institutions? Archivists are more likely than ever to be confronted with collections containing removable storage media (e.g., floppy disks, hard drives, thumb drives, memory sticks, and CDs). These media provide limited accessibility and may endanger the electronic records housed within, due to obsolescence and loss over time. Caring for these records requires archivists to extract whatever useful information resides on the medium while avoiding the accidental alteration of data or metadata.

Knight Library, 1501 Kincaid St.

Special Collections & University Archives is pleased to announce quarterly viewings of the Edward Curtis photographs. Edward Curtis was an American photographer and ethnologist best known for his work, The North American Indian, consisting of twenty bound volumes of photographs and twenty volumes of text depicting Native Americans in the early part of the 20th century. Each viewing will feature five of the twenty photographic volumes, rotated quarterly. Sessions will be led by University of Oregon Curator of Visual Materials, Danielle Mericle, and Jan Smith of the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma. All are welcome. Each individual must register for this free event.

Ken Kesey Classroom, Room 201N, Knight Library

Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) is pleased to host an ongoing series of lectures by traveling fellows whose research and expertise include feminist science fiction, Oregon lesbian intentional communities, the novelist Ken Kesey, conservative and libertarian political movements, as well as print and print culture. Talks are free, open to the public and held virtually on Zoom. More information, including applications for future fellowships, is available on SCUA’s website here.

April’s discussion features Ariel Goldberg, 2023 Tee A. Corinne Memorial Travel Fellow.

Ariel Goldberg is a writer, curator, and photographer working with trans and queer lineages in photography. Goldberg’s books include The Estrangement Principle (Nightboat Books, 2016) and The Photographer (Roof Books, 2015), and their short-form writing has most recently appeared in Lucid Knowledge: On the Currency of the Photographic Image, Afterimage Journal, e-flux, Jewish Currents, Artforum, and Art in America. Goldberg is a 2023-2024 Diamonstein-Spielvogel Fellow at the New York Public Library. Their exhibition on photography’s relationship to spaces for learning, Images on which to build, 1970s-1990s was on view in 2023 at the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati as part of the FotoFocus Biennial and Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art in NYC.

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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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