Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Oregon's health infrastructure in pictures

One of the ContentDM featured collections for September is the University of Oregon's "Building Oregon: Architecture of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest." The blurb reads: "Building Oregon: Architecture of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest provides over 14,000 images and documentation about the architectural heritage of the Pacific Northwest, with special emphasis on Oregon's built environment. In collaboration with the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office, many images in the collection represent works listed on the National Register of Historic Places. "

Since OHSU was long a part of the UO, and since campus architect Ellis F. Lawrence designed many of the early buildings on the Marquam Hill campus, one might expect that there would be some images of Lawrence's OHSU buildings. Alas, no. But, besides a wealth of photographs of Lawrence's other works, there are many images of health facilities in Oregon. A peak at the "object type" list reveals links to photos of Health and hygiene facilities, Health care facilities, Health resorts, Hospitals, and Sanatoriums. There are some very lovely shots of the Medical Arts Building in downtown Portland. The Vollum Institute, a building designed by Zimmer Gunsul Frasca, seems to be the only OHSU structure in the collection.

Luckily, we here have many, many photographs of Lawrence's campus structures. Check out these older posts, or search in the OHSU Library's ContentDM collections in the Digital Resources Library.

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