The History of Medicine in Oregon Project just completed a site redesign that emphasizes its core content: Oral history interviews with health practitioners who shaped medical history in the state.
Video is now front and center on the home page. The site also includes a video index with links to interview highlights.
These video clips represent just a fraction of the content generated by this project. Transcripts and videos of interviews are preserved in OHSU Historical Collections & Archives, and the project's steering committee is now developing fundraising strategies for online access to more video content.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
It's been a crazy morning in HC&A - we have not one but two facilities projects underway in our stacks areas. Coordinating with project managers and contractors definitely falls under the category of "things they don't teach you in library school." However, it's necessary to ensure that both collections and people stay safe during facilities projects.
The good news is that one of the projects will put the finishing touches on a year-long project to renovate a room in the Old Library that was once notoriously dark and damp. It's becoming a bright, secure, and environmentally stable stacks space.suitable for housing archival collections, which are sorely overcrowded in our current stacks.
Posted by Maija at 11:23 AM
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Our colleagues at the Oregon State Hospital Museum of Mental Health will be hosting a book launch for One Glorious Ambition, Jane Kirkpatrick's historical novel about Dorothea Dix.
Posted by Maija at 9:14 AM
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Between fall 2012 and spring 2013, we recorded three new interviews for the OHSU Oral History Program:
Donald E. Girard, M.D. is Associate Dean for Graduate and Continuing Medical Education at the School of Medicine. He was interviewed by David Nardone, M.D. on his work in patient care, teaching, academic administration, and service to the medical profession.
Dolores Judkins, M.L.S., is Associate University Librarian and Head, Information & Research Services at OHSU Library. Interviewed by Judith Norton, M.L.I.S., she discussed changes in technology, services, and administration in her over 30 years of service as a librarian at OHSU.
David A. Nardone, M.D. is Professor Emeritus in the School of Medicine. He was interviewed by Donald E. Girard, M.D. on his service in the Vietnam War, administrative work in the VA Hospital, teaching experiences and public service.
All three interviews are now in the post-production stage. Since 1997, the OHSU Oral History Program has produced over 100 interviews with individuals who have shaped the history of the uinversity. Completed transcripts and recordings of interviews are available for checkout from the Main Library. Transcripts are also available by request from HC&A.
Posted by Maija at 10:28 AM
Thursday, May 02, 2013
I posted last week about Marion Krippaehne, M.D.'s passing on April 15. Our Historical Images Collection includes many images of Dr. Krippaehne during her long career at OHSU:
Above: At work in the hospital, circa 1970s-1980s
Above: Portrait, circa 1960s
Above: Another portrait, probably an outtake circa 1950s, reveals lots of personality!
Higher-resolution scans of these photographs will be available soon in the Digital Resources Library, which contains two other photos of Dr. Krippaehne.
Posted by Maija at 10:09 AM