Friday, June 23, 2017

2018 Oregon Women's History Consortium Fellowship Announced

The Oregon Women’s History Consortium, in which OHSU is a collaborator, offers two research fellowships to support scholarship that will lead to a significant contribution in the field of Oregon women’s history.

Now is the time to plan for your application, or one of your students, to the 2018 Oregon Women's History Consortium Research Fellowship.

Junior Fellowship - $1,000
Senior Fellowship - $1,000

Application deadline is November 1, 2017

Fellowship application details

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Introduction: Rachel Fellman, Student Assistant

The author, about to admire a HIPAA-compliant page of a 1930s obstetrics ledger.
Hi, everybody – I’m Rachel Fellman, the archives student assistant who’s replacing Rachel Blume. (New year, new Rachel.) I’ve actually been here since September, digitizing public health records on our LSTA grant project, but now I’ve moved across the room to processing and various other activities.

I’m a Master’s of Library Science student at Emporia State University. This is a hybrid distance program; the school’s in Kansas, but we take our classes in Portland and online. In addition to my work here at OHSU, I’m a reference intern at Clark College in Vancouver and do access services at the University of Oregon campus downtown. There aren’t many types of librarianship that I’m not interested in, but I especially enjoy academic work and archives.

Before I started my MLS, I earned my master’s degree in English from UO and my bachelor’s from Scripps College. Outside of work, I volunteer at a suicide hotline and write science fiction and fantasy. I’m looking forward to sharing the bizarre, intriguing, and inspiring contents of the OHSU archives here on the blog.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Now on display: "For the Greater Good?"

Now on view in the BICC Main Library entrance, our new exhibit on public health:

Summer 2017 Exhibit:
OHSU Main Library, BICC Building 3rd floor

OHSU Historical Collections & Archives’ recent digital project, Public Health in Oregon: Discovering Historical Data, digitized and transcribed vital statistics on public health in Oregon. Improved access to and use of this data will inform current and future studies relating to public health in the state and around the globe. This exhibit examines the primary sources of the project, highlighting public health regulation of such concerns as communicable disease, food safety and sanitation, and eugenics at the turn of the twentieth century in Oregon.

The exhibit will be on display Summer 2017  in the OHSU Main Library, on the third floor of the Biomedical Information Communication Center (BICC) on OHSU’s Marquam Hill campus. For a campus map, as well as customized driving, biking, and transit directions, please visit the interactive OHSU map: