Dr. James T. Covert had a long and influential career on the Bluff starting as an undergraduate from 1955 to 1959, then a history professor from 1961 to 1997, and as the founder and first director of the University Museum. Documenting and preserving the University's history was one of Dr. Covert's passions. He authored A Point of Pride: The University of Portland Story and was further inspired to collect and preserve University-related artifacts including mascot heads, student nurse uniforms, and letterman sweaters.

The Dr. James T. Covert Gallery digital collections extend the reach of exhibits put on in the Clark Library Gallery to showcase the creativity of the University of Portland students, faculty, and staff, the diversity of the scholarship and culture on our campus, and the history of the University to a wider audience.


Browse the Dr. James T. Covert Gallery Collections:

Down Around the Corner, Mark Ghyselinck, C.S.C.

Experience of a Student: Artwork by Thayne Covert

From Page to Production, Larry Larsen & Gregory Pulver

Perspectives, Library Faculty and Staff

Portraits of Everywoman

Running With Scissors…While Laughing All the Way to the Banksy, Mark Pitzer

Searching for Homunculus, Mark Pitzer

Student Perspectives on Sustainability: A PhotoVoice Research Exhibit

Through Kaleidoscope Eyes, Brad Franco