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​Book Collections in Special Collections & University Archives

This guide featires the Rare Books collection and Oregon Collection held by the University of Oregon Libraries Special Collections & University Archives

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Teaching with Primary Source Materials

Our collections exist to be used. When students work directly with primary source materials, historic photographs, and documents that are old or unique, they discover an excitement and passion not generated by textbooks.

Primary source documents can inspire, but they also teach about learning to verify sources, tracking down connections, finding evidence from content and from physical clues.

For specific questions, contact our Instruction Program Coordinator Jennifer O'Neal, University Historian and Archivist.

About SCUA Book Collections

Special Collections includes a large, general collection of rare books and several smaller, named collections. The collections concern a range of subjects and include a variety of materials, such as:

  • medieval manuscripts
  • early printed books
  • fine press imprints
  • modern first editions
  • pulp fiction
  • pulp magazines
  • children's books
  • zines
  • Oregon Collection

Selected collections have been fully cataloged in the UO Libraries catalog, LibrarySearch, and may be searched by keyword for collection title. Materials in uncataloged collections may be accessed by guides in Special Collections & University Archives.

UO LibrarySearch - Find articles, books, and more

LibrarySearch offers a streamlined interface for finding books and other media that combines the collections of UO Libraries and Summit libraries.

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Curator for Rare Books & Public Services Librarian

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Bruce Tabb
Special Collection and University Archives
211 Knight Library
University of Oregon Libraries
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T: (541) 346-3053
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