Our first accession for 2015 is the Medical Research Foundation (MRF) Collection. Transferred to the Archives in the early days of January, this collection is currently being processed for public access in the next few weeks. The collection is composed of images, reports and newsletters related to the work of the Foundation and covers their activity from 1942 to 1992.
The MRF was founded in 1942 by a group of dedicated physicians looking to broaden the scope of, and increase support for, biomedical research at Oregon Institutions. The MRF’s accomplishments can be seen in the wide range of scientists and research projects they have funded. This includes the Starr-Edwards mitral valve, research at the Primate Center, and research into neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
In the photo above, I've provided some samples of what can be found in this collection including images of MRF Scholars and Trustees, MRF Discovery dinners and lunches as well reports from the Foundation on its activities, a comprehensive history of the Foundation from 1942 to 1992 and copies of the Foundation newsletter “Bulletin.”
Access to the collection may obtained by contacting: firstname.lastname@example.org