Thursday, October 16, 2008

Presidential candidates; Playing doctor

Presidential candidates square off! No, not last night's debate, but a new batch of records we have just received from the OHSU Office of the President and Community Relations. In 1977, the departure of the university's first president, Lewis Bluemle, MD, set off a nationwide search for a replacement. Over 170 people responded to the job ad, and files were kept on each applicant. Those records, plus a host of other key documents (Executive Staff minutes, UOHSC Advisory Council documents, Board of Overseers minutes) arrived at Historical Collections & Archives in twelve unassuming boxes.

A bonus thirteenth box contained a mix of photographs of campus personalities and events from the 1950s to the 1990s, including more shots of Ronald Reagan during his 1951 tour of campus, snaps from faculty parties over the years, and a batch of photos of the Rose Festival Junior Court during their visit to Doernbecher Children's Hospital in 1994. Adorable!

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