Thursday, January 11, 2007

Image avalanche!

We received another huge windfall from OHSU News & Publications today: eleven document boxes full of photographic prints, contact sheets, negatives, slides, and renderings of subjects from AHEC to Vollum came out of a closet and into our protection.

Among the items which will make totally new categories in our Historical Image Collection are photos from the OHSU Center for Ethics in Health Care (including pictures of the late Miles Edwards); photos of the groundbreaking and construction of the BICC, the School of Nursing, and Hatfield Research Center; photos of the neonatal and pediatric intensive care units (NICU/PICU); and photos of students engaged in social work activities.

There are two boxes of images related to the Dept. of Pediatrics and Doernbecher Children's Hospital, one whole box of images of students and faculty from the School of Dentistry, and huge folders of images from Emergency Medicine and Family Practice.

Of course, we won't know the complete scope of the donation until we go through the files one by one, removing clips and tape, sleeving, foldering, and boxing. If UNP's filing is anything like ours, I'm sure we'll find all sorts of unexpected surprises.

It's a good thing I just finished getting the Proof Collection processed and inventoried--and it's a good thing I hadn't developed any strong attachment to our clean counter yet!

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