Discover Watersheds of Southern Oregon with Special Collections

Are you working on your final research project of the year? Did you know that Hannon Library’s Special Collections and University Archives contain many sources that can elevate your research on a variety of different topics? Special Collections and University Archives is an area within the library that contains materials of significant historical and research value that are too valuable, rare, or fragile to place in the open stacks.

Special Collections Research Assistant, Julia Janson, has created a digital document that can provide you with information all about regional watersheds. The Scalar ‘book’ provides brief overviews of several watersheds and includes a list of select resources in Special Collections. Discover 50 years of research, photography, and maps produced by the federal government, local watershed councils, environmental scholars and alumni from Southern Oregon University. You can view the document, which provides a starting point for novice researchers curious about the watersheds in this area, at

Tincup Creek at Chetco River Confluence

Chetco River Watershed

The physical resources noted in the Scalar ‘book’ are located in Special Collections on the 2nd floor of Hannon Library, but many resources are included as links to the SODA digital version. Additionally, copies of some of the materials referenced may be available in Hannon Library’s circulating collection.


Fourmile Lake ltbut creek

Little Butte Creek Watershed

For more information or to schedule an appointment with Special Collections, email, call 541-552-6841 or visit To view Special Collections’ hours before visiting, go to

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