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Oregon Daily Emerald records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 076

Scope and Contents

The collection contains photographs, negatives, and slides, assignment ledger, ODE issues, minutes, reports, correspondence, computer tape (HP 3000 system tape) and computer printouts, and office files.

The collection is organized by accession:

Accession 11.2007.A: Sports (1995 -2002) and slides (1998-2002).

Accession 1996.794.A: Photographs, negatives, and slides including track and football images, 1950-1990.

Accession 11.186.A: Negatives, 1994-2004.

Accession 1996.178.A: Oregon Daily Emerald issues, 1940-1950.

Accession 10749: correspondence, Emerald working space re-organization, Emerald "independence" - files on reorganization of advising board and control of the Emerald, demand for retractions, income and expense reports, welfare committee, employment and non-salary compensation information, Student Publications Board minutes and policies, 1967-1972.

Accession 10863.A: Minutes and reports of the Oregon Daily Emerald Board of Directors, 1974-1976.

Accession 2002s.283.A: Negatives, 1986-1990.

Accession 2002.11.A: Office files, photographs, and negatives, 1984-1998.

Accession 2003.20.A: Slides, 1992-1994.


  • Creation: 1920-2004


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

Conditions Governing Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

The Oregon Daily Emerald (ODE) is a student-run independent daily campus newspaper at the University of Oregon. Founded in 1899, the paper is published five days a week during the school year and weekly during the summer; and is distributed throughout campus and the surrounding community and online.

Publishing a campus newspaper since 1900, the ODE was incorporated in 1971, at which time it became independent of the University. The Oregon Daily Emerald Publishing Company, Inc. (ODE) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, public benefit corporation operating on the campus of the University of Oregon.

[Source: ODE website:]

[Source: Holden Leadership center website:]


43.5 linear feet (35 containers) : 23 record storage boxes, 11 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize flat box

Language of Materials



Founded in 1899, the Oregon Daily Emerald (ODE) is a student-run independent daily campus newspaper at the University of Oregon. The collection (1920-2004) contains photographs, negatives, and slides, assignment ledger, ODE issues, minutes, reports, correspondence, and office files.


Material within this collection has been organized by accession. This organization reflects the fact that the collection has been acquired in increments over time. This organization is also based on the decision not to merge the various accessions and organize them as a whole at this point in time, give the fact that future accruals are anticipated and/or that this organization is deemed sufficient for access.

Researchers should note that materials within a series or accession may overlap and/or relate to materials found in other accessions or initially processed materials. For example, correspondence may be found in all or only some groupings. In order to locate all relevant material within this collection, researchers may need to consult each accession.

Researchers should also note that similar materials can be arranged differently in each accession, depending on how the material is organized upon receipt or during initial processing. For instance, correspondence is one accession may be arranged alphabetically, while correspondence in another accession is arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The records have been acquired through occasional transfers from the Oregon Daily Emerald.


Continued transfers of records from the Oregon Daily Emerald are expected indefinitely.

Related Materials

Other collections relating to Oregon Daily Emerald records at Special Collections and University Archives include: University Archives alphabetical subject files, UA Ref 1; University Archives publications, UA Ref 4; University Archives sports information and media guides, UA Ref 5; Annette Buchanan Conard, UA 229.

Related Materials

Oregon Daily Emerald issues are available online in the Oregon Daily Emerald Archives in Oregon Digital

Processing Information

Collection processed by Tanya Parlet, May 2012.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal organization and rehousing. Multiple accession(s) for the collection have not been merged or organized as a whole. Each accession is described separately.

Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents. Folder titles are based on those created by the creators or previous custodians. Titles have not all been verified against the contents of the folders. In some cases, staff supplied folder titles during initial processing.

Guide to the Oregon Daily Emerald Records
Complete Description
Tanya Parlet; updated by processing staff
2012; updated 2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English
Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA