We often get reference questions that have nothing to do with the health sciences or OHSU. Often, the connection to our collections is an interest or hobby that the researcher shares with someone in our history. Take, for example, Dr. Ella K. Dearborn. A prominent Portland doctor in the early twentieth century, she is best-known to many as the owner of what was once considered the largest spoon collection in the world:
We've received many requests over the years for photographs of Dr. Dearborn's spoon collection, and now have this donated image available to share in the Digital Resources Library.