DrumsThis display on National Drum Month recognizes percussionists’ unique sounds, which have provided rhythm and beats throughout music history. A collision of styles is found in this display, located on the third floor in the Taylor Mezzanine, exhibiting everything from jazz drumming, to the history of drumming. The display case is rhythmic and colorful, containing CD’s, books, and ­­­doumbek drum modeled after the drum styles used in 1100 BCE Babylonia and Sumer. Saxophone

Saxophone fans will appreciate the National Saxophone Month display case located in the
Bailey Collection on the second floor. Filled with books and CD’s about saxophones, this display case gives examples on works that can be easily accessed through the library’s music collections.

By Donica Burdette


As Southern Oregon’s football team battles out the remainder of the season, Raider fans will appreciate the display at the Special Collections Reading Room, located on the second floor of the library, reminding everyone of SOU’s football history.


Reminiscences of Southern Oregon College in the 1990s can be found documented and mounted, presenting memorable games and players from the past.

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Hannon Library honors Native American Heritage Month with several displays exploring the histories and traditions of Native American cultures.

A display of literature about Native American heritage and narratives can be found on the first floor of the Multicultural Display section of Hannon Library. A trail of corn kernels weaves its way around literature about Native American narratives, providing personal accounts of stories and events. The display encourages education about the perspectives and stories of Native Americans through an inviting presentation.

NativeAmer2Native American art can be viewed on the second floor at the Special Collections Reading Room. Information is provided about Native American art through pictures and drawings of traditional patterns and symbolisms. The display provides a depiction of basket making, music, and other life styles to the public.

Also available to view in Special Collections is a history on Native Americans, displaying numerous books and other literature about Indian legends.NativeAmer3

By Donica Burdette

We are currently celebrating the United States Constitution in the Hannon Library. Constitution Day is usually celebrated each year on September 17th.  The Constitution Day display and drawing is located in the Learning Commons next to the front entrance stairs. Come see the Constitution Day display and test your luck by entering a drawing for a $50 gift certificate to the SOU Bookstore. Anyone with an SOU campus email can enter the contest. The winner will be the first name drawn with correct answers to two Constitution Day quiz questions. The Contest will be concluded October 16th!

As part of the Constitution day celebration we have educational materials on the Constitution including a historical DVD series and copies of the Bill of Rights and Constitution located behind the Reference Desk.

Constitution Day


By Dylan Keenan

Come see Hannon Library’s newest art exhibit, a collection of original paintings by Kate Burrow.KBurrowPainting1

KBurrowPainting2Kate Burrow is an Ashland artist that has a distinct style within her painting techniques as well as the canvases she chooses to use. She primarily works with either oil or acrylic paint on scraps of uniquely aged wood, which she usually finds around town. The paintings themselves are portraits of either people she has known, seen, or observed, or of people she envisions one day meeting. Burrow compliments these portraits with bright, vibrant colors that draw the viewer in to understand the character that is being portrayed.

KBurrowPainting3KBurrowPainting5Kate Burrow’s paintings will be on display in the third floor gallery through the July. Visitors can view the exhibit anytime during library business hours.

Photography by F. W. McWhorter