Special Collections includes a general collection of rare books and printed ephemera, containing approximately 200,000 titles, covering a variety of subjects written or produced in America, Europe and Asia. The collections concern a range of subjects and include a variety of materials, such as:
Collections have been fully cataloged in the UO Libraries catalog, LibrarySearch, and may be searched by keyword for collection title. Some collections, due to their size, donor requests and context relationships, have been treated as archival collections. For example, the book collection of Dwight Bennett Newton, an American writer of western novels, was retained in his personal papers and are listed in the Finding Aid. When this occurs, a listing of the titles are published in Archives West. You will find catalog records in LibrarySearch, with links to Archives West where finding aids are published, and you should always start your searches there. Also, some titles out of copyright may have been digitized and can be found in Oregon Digital. To assist in your discovery, you will find more detailed information in this LibGuide.