Friday, November 09, 2012

New images in the Digital Resources Library

We've just added some great "slice of life" images to the Digital Resources Library:

Above: Joseph A. Beeman, M.D. lectures to a medical school class, circa 1954

Above: The School of Dentistry class of 1992 on a beach retreat, 1988

Above: Herbert Griswold, M.D. and Albert Starr, M.D. (second and third from right, respectively) relax with colleagues, circa 1960s

Above: A cartoon of H.C. Fixott, M.D. reveals the hazards of careless use of x-ray technology

Monday, November 05, 2012

OPB documentary on Oregon woman suffrage

On November 5, 1912, Oregon women won the right to vote. Tonight, Oregon Public Broadcasting is premiering The Suffragists, part of the Oregon Experience documentary series.

Women physicians - many of them alumnae of our medical school - were among the leaders in Oregon's suffrage movement. Notable among them is Dr. Esther Pohl Lovejoy, who will be represented in the documentary. Lovejoy's biographer, Kim Jensen, narrates two video extras on the documentary's Website.

This morning, OPB radio also ran the story Oregon Suffrage Movement Coalesced around Milk Safety Issue, illustrated with a beautiful photograph from the Esther Pohl Lovejoy collection.

Many congratulations to Century of Action, the public history project dedicated to celebrating the centennial, and advancing public understanding of women's citizenship.