Friday, February 17, 2012

Adolph Weinzirl's two-tone shoes

Last year I helped a researcher who was interested in Dr. Adolph Weinzirl, formerly chair of the university's public health program. She remarked that on a previous visit, she'd seen a photograph of Dr. Weinzirl "wearing two-tone shoes." I found many images of Dr. Weinzirl, but none showing particularly distinctive footwear. Fortunately we had plenty of other suitable images for her project.

Just the other day, while I was researching the history of the library, I found this, hiding in plain sight in the DRL:


That's Dr. Weinzirl at far right, of course. He and his colleagues are relaxing in what was once the Physicians' Reading Room (note the smoke stand), and is now a meeting room in the Old Library. I got back in touch with our researcher, who was delighted to see it again.

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.