About the M. Lowell Edwards Public History Project



The M. Lowell Edwards Public History Project began with an exhibit at OHSU Library in Fall 2011. Staff of OHSU Historical Collections & Archives collaborated with Richard J. Mullins, MD to place Edwards’ contribution to cardiovascular technology in the context of his long career. The exhibition displayed materials from the library’s collections, as well as items loaned by the family of M. Lowell Edwards. As a result of the exhibit, the library received additional donations of archival material and funding for oral history interviews. In 2012, the Edwards Lifesciences Fund supported the development of a Website presentation that provides longevity for the exhibit; educates the public about M. Lowell Edwards; and facilitates public, online access to archival materials. The fund also supported publicity associated with the project, and preservation of the Jeri L. Dobbs Collection of artificial heart valves.