New Digital Collection Commemorates 50 Years of SOU’s Relationship with Guanajuato

A new collection, Universidad de Guanajuato, in Hannon Library’s Southern Oregon Digital Archives (SODA) traces SOU’s relationship with the University of Guanajuato, as well as the City of Ashland’s relationship with the Ciudad de Guanajuato. The collection contains historic documents, including signed agreements and photographs. More photographs and other items will be added over time.

Delegates from the University of Guanajuato and the City of Guanajuato will be on campus in April to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of their relationship of our Mexican counterparts with SOU and the City of Ashland.  Display cases on the first floor of Hannon Library exhibit materials from Special Collections & University Archives focusing on the sister-city relationship (Amigo Club) and the Amistad university exchange program.


A slideshow playing in Hannon Library’s Digital Media Gallery features over 275 images from past cultural exchanges between SOU and the City of Ashland and the University of Guanajuato and City of Guanajuato.

If you need disability accommodations to visit and view the displays, please contact Disability Resources at (541) 552-6213 or