Strategic Communications Collection on Institutional History, 1867-2012  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Ruch, Caryn, Institutional communications manager, OHSU, 1980-
Strategic Communications Collection on Institutional History
1867-2012 (inclusive)
5.0 linear feet
Collection Number
The Office of Strategic Communications has collected a wide variety of materials regarding the institutional history of the Oregon Health & Science University.
Oregon Health & Science University, Historical Collections & Archives
OHSU Historical Collections & Archives
Oregon Health & Science University
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd. MC:LIB
Portland, OR
Telephone: 503-494-5587
Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public.

Caryn Ruch is depositor

Historical NoteReturn to Top

This collection attempts to trace the many permutations of the education of health professionals in Oregon from its inception at Willamette University's Medical Department (WUMD,1867). It chronicles the beginnings of the University of Oregon Medical School (UOMS,1887); of dental education with the merger of the North Pacific Dental College (NPDC) and the UO College of Dentistry (1900, keeping name NPDC); and of nursing education (1919). It also follows the physical evolution from isolated buildings in town to the purchase of property on Marquam Hill in Portland and the gradual movement of offices and personnel there. The continuing construction programs are noted as well, such as the Multnomah County Hospital (1921); Outpatient Clinic (1925); Doernbecher Children's Clinic (1926); and the Nursing Residence Hall (1927). This is continued through the creation of the University of Oregon Health Sciences Center (UOHSC,1974-1981); the Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU, 1981-2001); and Oregon Health & Science University (OH&SU, 2001-). At present the institution has three schools (medical, dental, nursing). There are (2013) five major research units: Biomedical Information & Communication Center (BICC), the Center for Research in Occupational Medicine and Environmental Toxicology (CROET), the Oregon Clinical and Translational Institute (OCTRI), the Neurological Sciences Institute (NSI), and the Vollum Institute for Advanced Biomedical Research (VIABR) ). There are also four clinical units (University Hospitals & Clinics; Doernbecher's Childrens' Hospital (DCH); the Child Development and Rehabilitation Center (CDRC); and the Dental clinics.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collections contains correspondence, reprints, timelines, newsclippings, articles, special reports, commencement lists (and extensive media notices on Commencements fron 1989-2005), manuscripts, and ephemera on a vast array of historically-related topics.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Strategic Communications Collection on Institutional History, Accession # 2012-011, Oregon Health & Science University, Historical Collections & Archives

Restrictions on Use

The OHSU Historical Collections & Archives is the owner of the materials and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the OHSU HC&A before any reproduction use. The OHSU HC&A does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Box 1 Institutional History materials, 1947-2000Return to Top

Description Dates
F1 Historical materials
F2 "Growing Pains"-History of University of Oregon Medical School (UOMS)
F3 University of Oregon Medical School (UOMS)
F4 Medical history sources
F5 OHSU Medical Milestones
F6 Reprints
F7 Holman Manuscript
F8 OHSU School of Medicine
F9 OHSU-General
F10 School of Medicine Centennial
F11 Chronology Biological Sciences
F12 Oral History Project Final Report Summary
F13 Timeline (1867-2000)
F14 History Pediatrics UOMS (1870-1956)

Box 2 Historical material, manuscripts and correspondence, 1945-2006Return to Top

Description Dates
F1 University of Oregon Medical School (UOMS) centennial
F2 School of Medicine Multnomah Hospital
F3 Finished Sections
F4 Correspondence

Box 3 Ephemera,Institutional reports,correspondenceReturn to Top

Description Dates
F1 Ephemera (Single issue)
F2 Vollum Institute Biennial Reports
F3 Dotter Interventional Institute
F4 Correspondence-Milestones
F5 History Database Background
F6 OHSU Construction
F7 Oregon Graduate Center (OGC)

Box 4 Commencement Media, 1989-2006Return to Top

5.0 linear feet
Description Dates
F1 1989
F2 1990
F3 1991
F4 1992
F5 1993
F6 1994
F7 1995
F8 1996
F9 1997
F10 1998
F11 1999
F12 2000
F13 2001
F14 2002
F15 2003
F16 2004
F17 Fall-Spring 2004-2005
F18 2005
F19 2006

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Administration in Education
  • History of Medicine
  • Medicine and Health
  • Oregon Health & Science University
  • University of Oregon Health Sciences Center
  • University of Oregon.Medical School
  • Geographical Names :
  • Oregon
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Articles and Reprints
  • Correspondence
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Baird , David W. E., M.D., 1898-1974--Administration (actor)
    • Bluemle, Lewis W., M.D.--Administration (actor)
    • Dillehunt, Richard B., Dean, University of Oregon Medical School, 1920-1943--Administration (actor)
    • Holman, Charles N., M.D.--Administration (actor)
    • Josephi , Simeon E. , MD--Administration (actor)
    • Kohler, Peter, M.D., Dr.--Administration (actor)
    • Laster, Leonard, MD--Administration (actor)
    • Mackenzie, Kenneth A. J., MD--Administration (actor)