Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Mystery Grave?

Just in time for Dia de Los Muertos-- the holiday celebrating friends, family, and loved ones who have passed-- we seem to be having a rash of questions regarding patients from the Oregon State Tuberculosis Hospital. "Where is my ancestor, who was a patient at the hospital, buried?"  and "Was my ancestor a patient at the hospital?" seem to be popular questions.
Image from Wikimedia Commons.

We have a collection of records from the Oregon State Tuberculosis Hospital, including the hospital's log books. These books contain records regarding patients' admittance, operations, and death. The records we own go back into the 1920s, and we have even more complete from the 1940s-1960s.

Anyone may come view these records, especially if doing research about a deceased relative or loved one.

If you're curious about the history of the Oregon State Tuberculosis Hospital, give the information from the exhibit we produced in 2005 a read.

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