Tuesday, February 14, 2012

New acquisition: Dr. Louis G. Terkla Papers

Last week we received a surprise donation of papers from our friend Louis G. Terkla, D.M.D. Dr. Terkla has a long history at the School of Dentistry, where he served as dean from 1967-1984. He led the school as it consolidated with other Marquam Hill facilities, forming the University of Oregon Health Sciences Center in 1974.

His papers include meeting materials, correspondence, publications and memorabilia from this important period of OHSU history. The collection will be processed for the university archives and will be available for research in HC&A.

Dr. Terkla is an avid outdoorsman, and also a dental historian - last year he visited us to research the history of the school, which resulted in his Oregon Encyclopedia article on the OHSU School of Dentistry.

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