Thursday, June 14, 2012

New acquisition: Katie Riley political campaign papers

Beginning in 2010, Historical Collections & Archives has worked with Katie Riley, Ed.D and emerita Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, to document the history of her department and preserve her personal papers. Like many of our faculty, Katie's interests extend far beyond the boundaries of her profession: In 2010 and 2012, Katie ran for Oregon State Representative.

I was delighted when Katie told me she had saved all her campaign records and planned to donate them to the archives. We received them this morning, along with more records of her work with the Oregon Public Health Association. While Katie didn't win her bids for state office, her campaign records are a slice of Oregon's political life and are part of a rich history of OHSU faculty engagement with Oregon's communities.

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