Thomas O. Ballinger (1911 - 1998) was a professor in Art Education at the University of Oregon beginning in 1952, and during the 1950's he undertook research projects regarding the people and art of Nepal. The collection (1952-1971) contains his faculty papers, and they include correspondence and committee files as well as research files and reports from Ballinger's work in Nepal.
The University of Oregon School of Architecture and Design was founded in 1914 by Ellis Lawrence; it has gone through many name changes and department additions and eliminations. The collection (1905-2007) contains records from multiple departments and the school depending on how it was organized at the time when the records were created.
The School of Architecture and Allied Arts was founded in 1914. The collection contains fifty-seven scrapbooks that include articles, correspondence, photographs and memorabilia relating to the school, its faculty, staff and students, 1916-1968.