Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Winter Exhibit - Impressions in Time: The Growth of the OHSU School of Dentistry

OHSU Historical Collections & Archives proudly presents our Winter Exhibit.  Curated by the University Archivist, this exhibit contains a unique gathering of artifacts, records and documentation related to the growth, development and student life of the School of Dentistry beginning in the 1950's with the construction of the school on Marquam Hill.  In addition, this exhibit displays a rare collection of unusual teeth carefully preserved by the School of Dentistry for over 50 years.

The recent move of the School of Dentistry from Marquam Hill down to the South Waterfront involved the uncovering of many artifacts in the school, as well as the transfer of records and scientific research data over to the archives.  During this transition faculty and staff from both the school and the archives worked to ensure that nothing was lost during the shuffle.  This collaboration ensured that these materials would be preserved for the long term and available to researchers, faculty and the public in support of the growth of the health sciences.

A special thanks goes out to Dr. J Henry Clarke, DMD, M.S. for advice in selecting truly interesting and unique artifacts as well assisting with text, historical accuracy and dental terminology.

The physical exhibit is open to the public and will be on display in the Library, BICC 3rd Floor, from January through April.