Current Libraries Exhibits

Alan Turing- the Founder of Computer Science

An exhibit showcasing the accomplishments of Alan Turing is on display in the cases located at the east and west entryway corridors in the Knight Library.


The exhibit highlights Turing’s work successfully breaking Nazi Enigma codes during World War II, as well as his work developing mathematical models in biology in the area of morphogenesis at Manchester University. The exhibit includes photos of Turing, machines he worked with, and the shelter he worked in during WWII.

The exhibit was curated by Science Librarian Dean Walton.


Constructing Utopia: From Literary Works to Intentional Communities in Oregon

Constructing UtopiaAn exhibit entitled “Constructing Utopia: From Literary Works to Intentional Communities in Oregon,” which features many items from the Jim Kopp collection, is on display in Special Collections and University Archives beginning February 8. Kopp and his wife Sue have donated a large collection of important materials on intentional communities and utopias to the UO Libraries’ Special Collections and University Archives.

On Friday, February 22, Timothy Miller, a leading authority on communes in the United States, will speak on the phenomenon of intentional communities in Oregon and the critical role the researcher James J. Kopp played in tracing and preserving the history of these communities. The talk is at 3 p.m. in Knight Library’s Browsing Room on the UO campus.

Miller is a professor of religious studies at the University of Kansas and authored the newly released Encyclopedic Guide to American Intentional Communities. His talk, entitled “Intentional Communities in Oregon and the Legacy of Jim Kopp,” will examine several communes as they manifested themselves in Oregon, including lesbian land communities featured in an exhibit entitled “West of Center: Art and the Counterculture Experiment in America, 1965-1977” concurrently running at the UO’s Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art.

Miller will also explain how the research of the late Jim Kopp contributed to our knowledge and understanding of the forces behind these communities. Kopp authored Eden Within Eden: Oregon’s Utopian Heritage and conducted much of his research at the UO’s Special Collections and University Archives.The talk is sponsored by the University of Oregon Libraries’ Special Collections and University Archives, UO Folklore Program, and Center for the Study of Women in Society.

COLOR:  A MAGIC POWER featuring Interaction of Color from the Architecture & Allied Arts Library

An exhibit in the UO Architecture & Allied Arts Library prepared in conjunction with the course Color Theory and Application IARC 447/547, Spring 2013, Esther Hagenlocher, instructor.

The plates on display from March 5 through spring term 2013 are from the classic work Interaction of Color, by Josef Albers, first published in 1963 by Yale University Press, and housed in the Secure Collection of the Architecture & Allied Arts Library.