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Permanent Exhibitions

Permanent Exhibitions

The Petko Collection of Printing Presses

Printing Presses

This exhibition features the UCR's collection of antique, fully operational printing presses and type, the largest such collection in any American university, a gift of Dr. Edward C. Petko.

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Printing and Bookbinding Tools

Printing Tools

Featured in this exhibition are items selected from the working press room as well as items from other collections housed in Special Collections & Archives including antique wood blocks, a sign from a local Riverside press shop, items and tools used in printing, binding, along with Chinese wooden type, a Korean wood block, and a palm leaf book.

Rupert and Jeannette Costo Library of the American Indian

Native American BasketsThis library features the personal research collection of Native American scholars and activists, Rupert and Jeannette Costo, along with Native art and artifacts they collected. This rotating exhibition features Native American basketry and artifacts.

Tuskegee Airmen Archive

Tuskegee Airmen

The Tuskegee Airmen is the name given to African Americans who trained for service in World War II at the United States Army Air Force facilities in Tuskegee, Alabama. This exhibition features photographs of members of the early pilot training classes at Tuskegee as well as those of the surviving Airmen taking part in the annual Tuskegee Airmen Celebration at UCR. 

Private Oatman Comes Home

Earl Oatman

This exhibition features books, photographs, papers, and other memorabilia from the collection of Dr. Earl Oatman, Emeritus Professor of Entomology, documenting his experience in World War II as an escapee from the Bataan Death March and a prisoner of war working as a forced laborer in a smelter in the mountains of Japan.

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