OHSU History of Medicine Society Lecture, October 18th: “Venereal Girls”, The Cedars Detention Home, and the Portland Free Dispensary

Kimberly Jensen, Ph.D. Friday, October 18, 2013 Public lecture: 12:15pm Refreshments served at noon Location: OHSU Old Library Auditorium Kimberly Jensen received her Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in women’s and U.S. history and is professor of history and gender studies at Western Oregon University. She is the author of Mobilizing Minerva: American Women in the First World War (University of Illinois Press, 2008) and Oregon’s Doctor to the World: Esther Pohl Lovejoy and … Read More

Nurses Found in the Archives

For years we’ve lamented the fact that there is a relative lack of nursing materials in the OHSU Historical Collections & Archives (HC&A) collections and have sometimes struggled to answer reference questions regarding the school and nurses. To our benefit, Barbara Gaines, R.N., Ed.D., OHSU School of Nursing emerita and author of the history of the school, has seen to it that a steady stream of School of Nursing records and some personal papers have … Read More

Last week (and then some) at the School of Dentistry

On March 25th, HC&A began the process of boxing up the records of Oregon Child Growth Study and the papers of Dr. Bhim Sen Savara, which had been stored in the basement of the School of Dentistry, between the generators and the bomb shelter.                     The materials in the Child Growth Study Collection document part of a study that was conducted from the 50’s through the … Read More

The M. Lowell Edwards Public History Project

With the support of the Edwards Lifesciences Fund, OHSU Library has improved access to archival material documenting the life and achievements of M. Lowell Edwards, co-inventor of the Starr-Edwards heart valve. OHSU Historical Collections & Archives, a department of the library, holds archival materials documenting Starr and Edwards’ achievement. These unique resources include photographs, manuscripts, publications, and artifacts. OHSU Library also holds oral history interviews and research publications relating to the development of the Starr-Edwards … Read More