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Special Collections in the Design Library

This guide identifies the rare books, artists books, archival slides, art, drawings, and other special materials held by the Design Library.

exclamation alert symbolFor questions about the Design Library art and architecture slide collection, contact Design Librarian Morning Star Padilla -

Office Bridge, Westfir

Photo: Marion Dean Ross, 1976

35mm slide


The Design Library holds approximately 170,000 slides which have been retained because they represent original photography of leading historians associated with the University of Oregon's College of Design. The library does not actively collect slides. Some of these collections, or parts of them, have been digitized. With sufficient support, more collections will be digitized and made more widely accessible for research and instruction.

Art & Architecture Images (Oregon Digital)

This collection holds approximately160,000 digital images, many of which were scanned from original slides held by the Visual Resources Collection.

Building Oregon: Architecture of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest (Oregon Digital)

This collection includes digitized slides of Oregon architecture from Design Library collections, principally the images by Marion Dean Ross, Michael Shellenbarger, and C. Gilman Davis. The collection includes 26,000 images.

Slide Collections

C. Gilman Davis

Marian Donelly

Jeff Hurwitt

Lord & Schryver

Marion Dean Ross

Michael Shellenbarger


Visit the Design Library

The Design Library is located in 200 Lawrence Hall at the University of Oregon. In the library you can:

  • get research assistance
  • check out books & more
  • study in sunlit spaces
  • use the computers, scanners, printers
  • see an exhibition
  • reserve a collaboration room

Library hours available here