This week we have a guest post from our AAOF grant-funded project student assistants, Lacey Legel and Ashley Ehmig.
Finally, after a year and a half of hunting through randomly placed boxes, we (student assistants Ashley Ehmig and Lacey Legel) reorganized the Child Study Clinic Records, housed in the Old Library. Hurray! The Child Growth Clinic Records is a set of mixed longitudinal radiograph records, teeth casts, medical, dental & miscellaneous patient data, with doctor’s notes and records collected by the OHSU Child Clinic from the early 1950s through the late 1970s. The collection includes 357 subjects, aged 2-28 (with 20 sets of twins or triplets), most of whom reported to the clinic biannually until at least the age of 18. The records, which have a history of heavy use by the dental students, were originally kept in a dusty area of the basement at the old OHSU School of Dentistry building - disorganized, unlabeled and with no formal access policy for this unique historical collection. After much labor from HC&A staff in 2013, the collection was archivally boxed, labeled, and transferred to its new home…a room we ominously call “The Tower.” Just getting the 300+ boxes labeled and moved was a monumental task & prior to the recent reorganization boxes containing models, radiographs, and miscellaneous records were all mixed in with one another in no particular order, making it a time-consuming chore to locate records. Now it is a beautiful masterpiece of order and logic.
|Entrance to the Tower|
|Hello, from Lacey!|