Category: Manuscripts

New Finding Aid | Ursula K. Le Guin papers

Special Collections and University Archives is pleased to announce a new finding aid published for the Ursula K. Le Guin papers (Coll 270). The finding aid is available on Archives West.

[Portrait of Ursula K. Le Guin by Marian Wood Kolisch]
The Ursula K. Le Guin papers document Le Guin’s career as a novelist, short story writer, children’s author, essayist, and poet best known for her world-building science fiction and fantasy works. Her papers not only capture her public persona as an author, a teacher and mentor of other writers, and an activist for various causes throughout her lifetime, but also as a private individual devoted to the welfare of her family, friends, and community. The papers include correspondence, literary works, legal and financial files, public appearances and publicity materials, personal papers, photographs and artwork, audiovisual material, website and social media, and writing of others.

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Exhibit Highlight | UO Women’s Track and Field

We proudly celebrate the recent accomplishments of the UO women’s track and field team winning third place, winning 1st place in the distance medley relay, and winning the 3,000m individual title at the 2019 NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships.

The current exhibit, “Oregon Spirit: The Legacy of Track and Field,” highlights some key moments in the history of women’s track and field. The Women’s Athletic Association was founded in 1913, which offered additional opportunities for women to engage in athletics beyond physical education courses. According to the 1914 edition of the Oregana:

The first athletic organization ever to be perfected in the University in the interests of women’s athletics is the Women’s Athletic Association, which was organized during the past year. The purpose of this association is to encourage athletics among the women of the University and to develop a physically more efficient Oregon woman. (p.261)

Women participated in intramural, interclass and intercollegiate contests.  The exhibit includes two field day programs featuring track contests held on the hockey field, and on cemetery ridge.

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New Finding Aid | William Henry Fluhrer papers

Special Collections and University Archives is pleased to announce a new finding aid published for the William Henry Fluhrer papers (Ax 035). The finding aid is available on Archives West.

Portrait
[Portrait, William Henry Fluhrer papers, Ax 035, Box 1 Folder 1, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.]
William H. Fluhrer, (1899-1948) known to friends and family as “Heinie,” was a prominent Medford, Oregon resident, and a veteran of both World War I and II. He was born on the Oregon Trail in 1899. His parents were German immigrants and established the Fluhrer Bakery in Medford Oregon, which William later ran. Fluhrer served in the Air Force in both World Wars. During his service in World War II he raised to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He was stationed in South America, Africa, Europe, and Asia during his service. Upon his return to the United States, Fluhrer ran for state office in Oregon in 1948. Fluhrer died in a plane crash before the election along with two state representatives and a representative nominee, whom Fluhrer was hosting at Lake of the Woods near Medford. Newspaper articles reporting on Fuhrer’s death included in the collection exemplify the significant presence he had in his community.

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New Finding Aids

New or updated finding aids are now available on Archives West for the following collections:

Eloise Hamilton papers (Ax 235)

Eloise Gladys Hamilton, poet and freelance writer, commercial photographer, public relations counsel, was born in Riverside, California on August 18, 1903, and passed away on August 6, 1984 at the age of 80 in Portland, Oregon. She wrote many poems, news articles, reports, published books, pursued commercial photography with her husband Robert F. Hamilton (married 1921) and consulted as a member of the State Furniture and Bedding Advisory Board from 1955-1963. She corresponded frequently with Ethel Romig Fuller and Alice Rush.

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New Finding Aid | Estes von Rhein Family papers

Special Collections and University Archives is pleased to announce a new finding aid published for the Estes von Rhein Family papers (Coll 236). The finding aid is available on Archives West.

Scrapbook of theater clippings
[Scrapbook, Estes von Rhein Family papers, Box 3, Coll 236, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.]
The Estes von Rhein Family papers include the personal papers and theater memorabilia collection assembled by Charles and Amy Estes von Rhein in late nineteenth to early twentieth century Portland, Oregon. Materials include personal papers, incoming correspondence, travel writings, clippings, playbills and programs, artifacts, sheet music, and photographs.

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