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Special Collections & University Archives

SCUA Hours

10am - 4pm
Sat 5/25
Sun 5/26
Mon 5/27
Tue 5/28
10am - 4pm
Wed 5/29
10am - 4pm
Thu 5/30
10am - 4pm

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

PLEASE NOTE:  The Paulson Reading Room will undergo renovations this summer and will be closed to the public between August 17 and September 30.

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

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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.
4/1-6/14, Mon-Fri 10am-4pm (Sat-Sun CLOSED)
Special Collections and University Archives
A pair of shoes handmade by Bill Bowerman in 1963 for sprinter Dave Blunt
"Oregon Spirit" draws from 20 collections in the university archives and focuses on the first 100 years of the program
Join us to celebrate the launch of the digital exhibition Red Thread.
Knight Library - Dream Lab
Samantha Irby portrait
Keynote address by Samantha Irby, comedian, blogger, and author of "Meaty" and "We Are Never Meeting in Real Life"
Knight Library - Knight Library Browsing Room (106)
Join us for a presentation by Danica Alexander (Rice), Deaf librarian, Temporary Processing Archivist in the University of Oregon's Special Collections and University Archives. An Introduction to Deaf culture and awareness, tips on how to interact with a Deaf person, what not to do, what is it like being Deaf? How to get started in understanding Deaf culture, meeting Deaf people, and more. This is a springboard event to a series of presentations about Deaf culture, the De'VIA art movement, history, and how best to serve the Deaf community.
Knight Library - Knight Library Browsing Room (106)
Peg Lynch
An exhibition celebrating the life and legacy of a media pioneer
Knight Library
An exhibit in Special Collections and University Archives, Winter 2019. The University of Oregon proudly celebrates over 100 years of track and field.
Special Collections and University Archives
A digital exhibit celebrating Public Domain Day. For the first time in over twenty years, new work will be entering the public domain: books, movies, music, and art from 1923.
Still from James Blue's "The March" (1964)
With support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, a new digital exhibition from UO Libraries and JSMA illuminates the making of landmark Civil Rights documentary "The March"
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.
Special Collections and University Archives
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.
screenshot of YouTube video
Special Collections and University Archives curators discuss his legacy.
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