Monday, January 09, 2017

Now on display: "Oregon 'Over There': Base Hospital 46 during World War I"

Winter/Spring 2017 Exhibit:
Oregon “Over There”: Base Hospital 46 during World War I
OHSU Main Library, BICC Building 3rd floor

OHSU Historical Collections & Archives is pleased to announce the opening of our exhibit, Oregon “Over There”: Base Hospital 46 during World War I. One hundred years after the United States officially entered the First World War, this exhibit explores the trajectory of University of Oregon Medical School’s Base Hospital 46 from Camp Lewis (now Fort Lewis), Washington to a hospital center in Bazoilles-sur-Meuse, France – and back again.

The exhibit will be on display Winter-Spring 2017  in the OHSU Main Library, on the third floor of the Biomedical Information Communication Center (BICC) on OHSU’s Marquam Hill campus. For a campus map, as well as customized driving, biking, and transit directions, please visit the interactive OHSU map:

Monday, November 14, 2016

FRIDAY: Live and live stream, Dr. Michael Aminoff, “Brown-Séquard: The Man, His Syndrome, and Sensory Physiology”

Dr. Michael Aminoff
Director of the Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Clinic , University of California San Francisco
“Brown-Séquard: The Man, His Syndrome, and Sensory Physiology”
Sponsored by the Department of Neurology

November 18th, 2016, 12pm-1pm
Light refreshments served

Dr. Michael J. Aminoff, M.D., D.Sc., F.R.C.P., is an internationally recognized neurologist and expert in diagnosing and treating Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Aminoff is Director of the Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Clinic and Distinguished Professor of Neurology at University of California San Francisco. He is well known as a neurologist, clinical neurophysiologist, educator, author, journal editor, and medical historian.

Dr. Aminoff is the author of Brown-Séquard: An Improbable Genius Who Transformed Medicine (Oxford University Press, 2011). From the publisher: "[The book] traces the strange career of an eccentric, restless, widely admired, nineteenth-century physician-scientist who eventually came to be scorned by antivivisectionists for his work on animals, by churchgoers who believed that he encouraged licentious behavior, and by other scientists for his unorthodox views and for claims that, in fact, he never made. An improbable genius whose colorful life was characterized by dramatic reversals of fortune, he was a founder-physician of England's premier neurological hospital and held important professorships in America and France."

Can’t join us in person? A live stream of the event will also be available: View live stream

Friday, November 04, 2016

Live & live stream: Michael Helquist, "To Engage or Avoid: Matters of Sex for Oregon Physicians, 1900-1925" on Nov. 11th

We hope you'll be able to join us next Friday for the first History of Medicine Society Lecture of the 2016-2017. If you can't join us in person, tune in via live stream

"To Engage or Avoid: Matters of Sex for Oregon Physicians, 1900-1925"
Michael Helquist, historian and author

Friday, November 11th, 2016, 12pm-1pm
Light refreshments served

Public historian Michael Helquist argues that medical practitioners in Oregon struggled to serve their patients, avoid legal jeopardy, and adapt to changing social norms in the early 20th century when confronted with matters of sexual issues and reproductive services. He will consider how much sexuality was understood at the turn of the century and then focus on three areas at the intersection of sexual behavior and medical care: sexually transmitted diseases, abortion services, and birth control information. He will emphasize the role of women physicians in patient care, health services, and public health conflicts.

Helquist is the author of Marie Equi: Radical Politics and Outlaw Passions, published by Oregon State University Press in 2015. He is also the 2016 Joel Palmer Award winner for his article “Criminal Operations: The First Fifty Years of Abortion Trials in Portland, Oregon,” published in the Oregon Historical Quarterly.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Hello from your new University Archivist

Hello HC&A blog readers. I'm Steve Duckworth, OHSU's new University Archivist. While I've not exactly settled into the position just yet (it's only my 6th day), I wanted to share a bit about myself here to get the ball rolling.

So, I just moved to Portland from Gainesville, FL where I was working as the Processing Archivist at the University of Florida (UF). I'm excited to be back in the Pacific Northwest where the terrain is beautiful and the weather changes from time to time. Before working at UF, I spent about a year working as a Project Archivist for the National Park Service in Anchorage, AK. That was an amazing experience and I'll never forget the awesomeness of the land and the life there (nor will I ever get over my love for the National Park Service). 

Previous to that, I lived in Philadelphia for quite a while. I got my MSLIS degree there at Drexel University. I worked as an Archives Processor on a Hidden Collections project run by the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries (PACSCL). I worked as a Records Management Assistant at Drexel University. I processed records as a volunteer at the John J. Wilcox, Jr. LGBT Archives and also did cataloging for the Sigma Sound Studios Archives at Drexel University. (So, yeah, lots of stuff happened in Philadelphia.)

Before I got into the world of libraries and archives, I spent my days teaching and performing cello. I have two degrees in music performance and love playing music with others. I'm excited to get into the music and cultural scene of Portland and do some more performing. I, as you might imagine from the National Parks stuff above, also enjoy getting out and exploring the natural world around us. Again, Portland is a great home base for such adventures. And I'm also a baker and a knitter (note the mouse in my photo; he's on Instagram @henrypurlman). 

In my role here as the University Archivist, I look forward to continuing to expand collections and open them up to our users. I hope to add more diversity to our holdings and build upon the work that has been done in the past to highlight underrepresented communities. I am excited to oversee upcoming changes in how we manage and disseminate information to our users, including our finding aids. I'm also eager to work on creating more robust systems to curate and preserve electronic records, websites, social media, and more. 

There’s a lot to learn and get a handle on, so please bear with me over the coming months. Having said that, if you want to talk about records or university history or pretty much anything else related to the archives, please feel free to get in touch. I’m located in BICC 239 and can be reached at duckwors[at]ohsu[dot]edu or 503.494.0186.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Reminder: 2017 OWHC Research Fellowship applications due 11/1/16!

*Applications due 11/1/16*

The Oregon Women's History Consortium will be awarding two annual research fellowships for 2017: a Junior Research Fellowship and a Senior Research Fellowship. The expansion of our  research fellowship is based on the positive response to our initial fellowship award in 2016. Our research fellowship continues the consortium's long-standing goal of supporting scholarship that will lead to a significant contribution in the field of Oregon women's history.

The OWHC Research Fellowships are annual awards for $1,000 each.The application deadline is November 1, 2016.

  • Undergraduate,graduate students, and recent graduates should apply to the Junior Research Fellowship.
  • Academic and independent historians and scholars should apply to the Senior Research Fellowship.

Applications can be downloaded from the Oregon Women's History Consortium website's Fellowship page, or you can find a 2017 OWHC Research Fellowship Application form attached here along with our fellowship announcement flyer.