Special Collections and University Archives News

Gift from anonymous donors will significantly enrich UO's holdings of rare books
University of Oregon Special Collections & University Archives will now use ArchivesSpace as a new web-based collection management tool to increase visibility of collections.
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Special Collections and University Archives is thrilled to announce the recent acquisition of the Brian Lanker Collection, a large and compelling selection of his photography, interviews, and film work. Lanker (1947-2011) was a Pulitzer Prize–winning photojournalist and artist based in Eugene, Oregon, whose repertoire encompassed a wide range of subjects, from Steve Prefontaine to advertising for Nike and documentary photography for Life Magazine.
Follow the trials of Elizabeth Goltra's journal as it traverses the Oregon Trail, gets stolen, and is finally returned to UO Special Collections and University Archives more than a century after its original journey.
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.
The UO’s Hayward Field will be home to the U.S. Olympic Team Trials—Track & Field this summer. To mark the occasion, the UO Libraries is hosting “Chasing Gold at Hayward: The UO’s Olympic Trials Legacy,” an exhibit detailing the significant connection between the university and the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Track & Field.