Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Historical Collections & Archives is the repository of primary and secondary source materials pertaining to the history of the institution, the history of health sciences education and practice in the Pacific Northwest, and the history of the health sciences generally.The collection includes all pre-1901 imprints and other rare and valuable published works, as well as archival records and personal papers, images, and artifacts.
The History of Medicine Room, established in 1939, serves as the reading room for researchers seeking access to the collections. Located in the Old Library building on the OHSU Marquam Hill campus, the Room can be visited during regular open hours or by appointment. View the growth of campus through this slide show of aerial pictures taken over nine decades of the university's history.
Fees for Service
Access to the History of Medicine Room and its collections is free to all.
OHSU: $25.00/hour after the first 2 hours
In-depth research conducted by staff in the OHSU collections:
Non-OHSU: $50.00/hour after the first 30 minutes
Photocopies/Prints:$.10/page up to 100 pages
$10.00 surcharge for orders over 100 pages
$3.00 surcharge for fragile items
$10.00/image for ink-jet color prints of digitized images
Digitization/Scanning:Image scans: $15.00/image, up to 600 dpi
Digital photographs: $15.00/image
Digital photograph/scan sets (realia, object collections): $10.00 surcharge plus scan fee
DVD/CD copies of digital video material: $15.00/disc
For photograph restoration or touch-ups contact Photography & Graphic Design.
Mail/Delivery Options:Campus mail: no charge
Postal delivery: $5.00/order
Express mail delivery: $8.00/order
CD-ROM burning: $10.00/order
Loans:Contact repository staff.
Staff reserve the right to deny any loan requests for materials deemed too fragile to display.
Reproduction/Usage Rights:OHSU faculty, staff, and students: no charge
Commercial enterprises: $150.00/image
Payment by check, cash, or credit card only. We cannot accept aliases.