The University Archives is the official repository of the University of Oregon's permanent historical records dating from 1872 to present. The collection was created to collect, describe, preserve, and provide access to permanent records created or received in connection with the transaction of university affairs, as well as regarding documenting student life on campus. The archives includes administrative records, university publications, theses and dissertations, photographic prints and negatives, audio tapes, film, and memorabilia reflecting history and events connected to the history of the University.
The history of sports at the University of Oregon spans more than a century of events influenced by leading coaches and defined by student-athletes. In 1877, Oregon competed in its first intercollegiate competition-a baseball game against Monmouth College.