OHSU

Access Policies

The History of Medicine Archives Collections are housed in a secure and environmentally controlled room accessible only to staff. Therefore, access to the History of Medicine Archives is by appointment only and requires staff assistance. Guides, inventories and finding aids are available to assist in the research process. The History of Medicine reading room provides a comfortable, quiet and secure workspace. Researchers may contact the History of Medicine Room office for an appointment. The History of Medicine reading room is located in room 300 in the Old Library on the Oregon Health & Science University Campus.

  • Briefcases, coats and books and other printed materials must be checked in at the time of registration
  • All users must register and document requested materials
  • No smoking, drinking or eating
  • Laptop computers may be used for note taking; pencils may be used for note taking; the use of pens or other marking devices for note taking is prohibited
  • Marking on or erasing marks on documents is prohibited
  • Do not fold, tear or cut documents
  • Tracings and rubbings are prohibited
  • Do not rest or place objects on materials or apply clips or bands
  • Users may be asked to wear gloves to access certain materials
  • Maintain original order: to maintain original order, the staff will retrieve no more than two boxes of materials at any one time; one folder may be removed from a box at any one time
  • No materials will circulate
  • Reproduction: copyright laws apply to reproduction of materials; the archives reserves the right to deny reproduction for reasons of preservation and conservation concerns and donor restrictions
  • Restricted materials: the archives reserves the right to restrict access for reasons of preservation and conservation concerns and donor request
  • Publication: researchers must receive permission to publish unpublished materials
  • Citation: if permission is granted to publish unpublished materials, location of the materials must be cited. The name of the repository is OHSU Historical Collections & Archives. For additional citation information for specific items, consult with staff.