On May 3, 1937, a new library opened at the University of Oregon, and on October 23, 1937, the building was formally dedicated. The building is a monument to the Depression Era public works programs which financed its construction and remains one of Oregon's best examples of integrated art and architecture.
This guide provides a foundation of historical information for the additional study and contemplation of the historic building and its art.
"Altogether, the feeling is that the University received a good deal for the money invested; much pride and satisfaction is being taken in it."
-- Matthew Hale Douglass, Librarian, The University of Oregon Library Building, 1937