Unique Collections

The UO Libraries holds specialized, primary source collections on various topics and in various formats

Includes medieval manuscripts, early printed books, fine press imprints, unique publications, limited editions, first editions, artist books, and books on Oregon.

Includes the university department records, faculty papers, student group records, university event recordings, and university photographs.

Includes personal papers, business records, architectural drawings, book illustrations, broadsides, historical sound recordings, correspondence, ephemera.

Includes historic and contemporary photographs from Oregon and the Pacific Northwest, including amateur photographs, commercial photography, and fine art photography.

Includes primary sources in digital form, such as photos, articles, sheet music, manuscripts, newspapers, and ephemera. Scholars' Bank is the institutional repository for work by university faculty, students, and staff.

Includes historic and current Oregon newspapers in print, on microfilm, and in digital collections.

Includes maps, aerial photographs, and GIS data layers. Includes contemporary and historic maps of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest.

Includes facsimile editions of important works in print, microfilm, or digital formats from the Eighteenth and Nineteenth centuries. Many are housed in Microforms. Print editions are located in general collections in all branches.

The Design Library includes a large collection of rare architectural books and periodicals, acquired in part from the Marion Dean Ross Endowment as well as a collection of artist's books created primarily by Northwest artists.