Tuesday, August 05, 2008

More on Morningside: the hospital in pictures

Well, the history and fate of Morningside Hospital and the patients remanded there continue to spur interest among researchers and genealogists. After two more recent requests for information, it seems prudent to post the complete scan of the one news clipping we have in the Subject Files, which was published in The Oregonian contemporary with the sale of the hospital buildings to a developer (June 20, 1968):



A search of the Oregonian News Index uncovers a number of other articles published about the hospital back to 1920.

Additional information is held at the Oregon Historical Society. A check of their online collections catalog reveals information on Morningside in the Arthur Robert Smith Papers (Mss 1074) and in two scrapbooks compiled by George Himes (D12100 and D18068).

The Multnomah County Library has two published items pertaining to Morningside, including:

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Operations.
Morningside Hospital. Twenty-fourth report.
Washington, 1958.
Central Closed Stacks B, O-362.2 U53mo, LIB USE ONLY

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Operations.
Morningside Hospital. Hearing before a subcommittee of the Committee on Government Operations, House of Representatives, Eighty-fifth Congress, first session ...
Washington, U.S. Govt. Print. Off., 1958.
Central Closed Stacks B, O-362.2 U53m, LIB USE ONLY

As mentioned previously, University of Washington Special Collections holds a short history of the hospital, written in 1920:

Morningside Hospital.
The insane of Alaska : for sixteen years administered under the Department of the Interior at Morningside Hospital, Portland, Oregon
Portland, Or. : The Hospital, [1920]
SpecColl Pacific NW, WM 28 A07 M866i 1920, LOCAL USE ONLY

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