Friday, March 18, 2011
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Karen thinks we have copies already in our archival collections, but I'll be adding one to the PNW Collection, where it will complement the Collected Papers of Robert Calvin Coffey, a set of reprints of articles published by the hospitals founder.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
In this scene are men carrying large poles or sticks, in a courtyard with two bears. One of them is on all fours near the man on the right, and one is standing on hind legs next to the man on the left (who is holding a chain that goes around the animal’s neck). The standing bear looks like a person in a (very realistic) bear suit or some kind of stuffed animal. There is also a monkey hanging off of the man in the background.
Esther Pohl Lovejoy (center) was dedicated to alleviating suffering and served with the Red Cross during World War I. In 1919 she became the president of the American Women's Hospital Service and in her role organized relief missions to the Near East and especially Greece. Her book Certain Samaritans documents the work of the AWHS including her trips to Greece and Turkey.
Also pictured is Dr. Angenette Parry, who was President of the Medical Women’s National Association from 1918-1919.
The photograph was printed as a “Carte Postale” or postcard.
--Max Johnson, HC&A Student Assistant
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
The tour began at the Walk of the Heroines, a park space honoring women's contributions to society:
For the next hour, our student guides led us to downtown sites that represent significant in Portland women's history. Below, the group learns about the First Congregational Church, site of the 1905 National American Woman Suffrage Association Convention.
Other stops on the tour included the former Martha Washington Hotel for Women; the Portland Art Museum; the home of journalist and radical activist Louise Bryant; and the former site of the Portland Women's Club.
We then headed back to the Walk of the Heroines, where I snapped a photo of one of the stones honoring Portland's many heroines:
Right in the middle of this picture is the name of Bethenia Owens-Adair, frontier doctor, social reformer, and popular subject in HC&A.
The students' excellent research and hard work resulted in a very engaging event. It was wonderful to be reminded of how familiar buildings and sites in the city connect us to history.