The collection is named after Professor Gajdušek, who donated his collection to UiT in 2009. The collection contains publications relevant to indigenous peoples, with a focus on Native American culture. The collection was located in the Indigenous Collection at the Cultural and Social Sciences Library until 2021, when it was archived due to space constraints. Material from the collection can be ordered for loan and reading room loan. View a list of the Gajdušek Collection in Oria.