Oregon Country Fair in the Local News

Ever since the annual Oregon Country Fair commenced in 1969, it has remained a communal space for self-expression, environmentalism, food, music, art and all other forms of creativity imaginable. SCUA’s KEZI-TV/Chambers Communication collection is home to outtakes, B-roll, and news segments of the fair dating back to the 1970’s. Held in Veneta, Oregon just outside of Eugene, this is an event which strongly embodies the spirit of the region. Examining this collection has taught me how unique and deeply-rooted western Oregon’s multifaceted brand of forward-thinking truly is.

-Michael O’Ryan, Curatorial Assistant

Angelus Studio Photographs in Oregon Digital

Oregon Digital has recently added 740 new photographs from the University of Oregon Libraries’ Angelus Studio Photographs collection (PH037). These photographs are now available to browse in our digital collections.

The Angelus Studio was a professional photographic company located in Portland, Oregon that operated between 1880s-1940s. The collection provides documentation of Oregon including the city of Portland, events and landmarks, construction projects such as the Columbia River Highway, and commercial operations and industry.

Early automobile with large sail wings attached to it labeled 'Moon Car'
Moon Car, PH037_b142_MC00186, Angelus Studio Photographs, University of Oregon Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, OR.

New Digital Collection: John Yeon Drawings

Special Collections and University Archives and Oregon Digital have recently published the John Yeon architectural drawing digital collection featuring the work of Oregon architect John Yeon (1910-1994).

Residential house plan.
Series LIX: Watzek House, Portland, OR, 1937, Coll 333, University of Oregon Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, OR.

Yeon was an Oregon architect, landscape architect, and conservationist best known for his role in developing the Northwest regional architectural style. The collection consists of architectural drawings for projects, both built and unrealized, including plans, sections, elevations, details, tracings, and blueprints.

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New Acquisition: The Revelers Vocal Arrangement Collection

Special Collections and University Archives has recently acquired a collection of handwritten musical scores for The Revelers, an American quintet composed of four male vocalists and a pianist popular on record and radio between 1925-1940.

This collection includes approximately 500 original vocal arrangements from The Revelers’ catalog of works performed in 1921-1939, including individual charts for each vocalist and master vocal scores. The arrangements are the work of two pianist-arrangers that worked with The Revelers: Ed Smalle (1887-1968) and Frank Black (1898-1969), with the latter forming the bulk of the collection. The scores include hand-written lyrics added by each vocalist for their part, as well as additional notes and annotations made by the arranger. Continue reading

New Finding Aid | Dan Powell Photographs

Special Collections and University Archives is pleased to announce a newly updated finding aid for the Dan Powell photograph collection (PH297) now published on Archives West. This collection consists of constructed imagery and large format photographic prints taken by Powell between 1978 and 2012. Many of his works are also available to view online in the Dan Powell digital collection in Oregon Digital.

Dan Powell, “North of Alvord Desert,” 1989. PH297 Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, OR.

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