The University of Oregon Knight Library
The main collection of Knight Library contains more than 130,000 volumes in Russian and other Slavic and East European languages, as well as more than 35,000 volumes on Russia and Eastern Europe in Western languages. The UO Library also subscribes to more than 100 serial titles related to the region. The bulk of the collection is in the humanities and social sciences. UO now has direct link to the Russian Academy of Sciences Bibliography. UO is a member of the Center for Research Libraries [CRL].
Knight Library recently acquired the Drenikov Collection, a 445-volume private collection of books dealing principally with Bulgaria. The collection includes books on Bulgarian anthropology, archaeology, art, ethnography, folklore, history, medieval texts, literature, and political science. Highlights of the collection include a large number of early twentieth-century books on the Balkan War, and a complete set of the rare early twentieth-century serial “Bulgarski Starini,” which contains the only published editions of some of the major medieval Bulgarian manuscripts. In part as a result of this collection, the Pacific Coast Slavic and East European Library Consortium designates the University of Oregon as the primary repository on the West Coast for Bulgarian literature, linguistics, philology, language, ethnology, and folklore.
Knight Library is a repository for U.S. government documents, and has governmental materials from other countries as well. Holdings in the Government Documents Department include numerous materials relating to foreign relations and domestic politics in Russia, Eastern Europe, and former Soviet Eurasia.
Knight Library also has a large collection of Russian and East European films, as well as sound recordings.
Other UO Libraries
The Geography Department’s Map Library houses a complete collection of maps, atlases, and other geographic and demographic materials relating to our region.
The A&AA Library contains a full library of illustrated histories of Russian and East European art and architecture. The Visual Resources Collection there contains hundreds of slides of contemporary and historical East European architecture, construction, design, painting, sculpture and other forms of artistic creation.
The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, located on the UO campus, has significant holdings in Russian art. On display in the McKenzie Icon Gallery is the exhibit “Holy Icons of Russia,” with icons from the Novgorod and Moscow schools of the 15th through 18th centuries. The icons in the exhibition are part of a collection donated to the museum in 1921 by Gertrude Bass Warner, one of the original donors.