University of Oregon


Humanities Librarian and Curator of Moving Images

Senior Librarian

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Preferred name: Elizabeth

Knight Library

Research & Instructional Services


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Mailing address:
1299 University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, OR 97403-1299

Professional Expertise:
reference, instruction, archival film, fair use in media

Subject Areas:
Archives, Cinema Studies, Comparative Literature

French (Basic Written)
Spanish (Basic Written)

My research guides


2016  M.A., English with a Structured Emphasis in Film Studies, University of Oregon

2002  Masters in Library and Information Science, San Jose State University

1990  Bachelor of Arts, Comparative Literature, University of California Santa Cruz


Areas of Interest:

Archival film, non-theatrical film, popular culture collections in academic libraries, reference services


Teaching/Service/Selected Publications:

"Hometown Show: Early Movie Theaters in Eugene and Springfield." Oregon Historical Quarterly, Fall 2016.

Peterson, Elizabeth, and Michael Aronson. “No Birds, No Bees, No Moralizing: Lester F. Beck, Progressive Educational Filmmaker.”The Moving Image 13.1 (2014): 49-70.

Tribal Libraries in the United States: A Directory of American Indian and Alaska Native Facilities. McFarland & Company, Inc., 2007

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