Multnomah County Division of Public Health collection, 1938-1993  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Dnr
Mahoney, Elaine G.Multnomah County (Or.). Division of Public Health
Title
Multnomah County Division of Public Health collection
Dates
1938-1993 (inclusive)
1950-1980 (bulk)
Quantity
6 linear feet, (one 2x12 inch box and one 16x20 box; 2013-025 has been integrated with 7 doc boxes of records.)
Collection Number
2015-007
Summary
The Multnomah County Division of Public Health Collection showcases the broad scope of affairs and wide variety of activities with which a modern Public Health department is concerned.
Repository
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
97239
Telephone: 503-494-5587
hcaref@ohsu.edu
Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions on access. The collection is open to the public.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Multnomah County has been serving community health needs since 1854, but public health did not take on a concrete form by city officials until about 1890 with the treatment of illnesses with children, contaminated drinking water and food-borne sickness. Through the 20th century, the Division of Public Health grew in size to tackle issues such as cancer, smallpox, polio and venereal diseases. By 1955, there were more specified programs within the Division aimed towards child/school health, vital statistics and mental health. The Division of Public Health eventually transitioned into sub-programs and clinics with the Health Department of Multnomah County.

This collection is essentially the combination of two collections of records, publications and artifacts donated by long-time public health nurse Elaine G. Mahoney, R.N., M.S. M.P.H., in 2013 and 2015. In addition to many years sevice with the County, she also served as faculty at OHSU in the Center for Research in Occupational & Environmental Toxicology (CROET).

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection covers an overall span of time from 1938 to 1993; however the bulk of materials focus on the 1950s-1970s. The Records series consists of a multitude of program records, correspondence, articles, training materials and news clippings contained in seven document boxes.

The Publications series is contained in a single document box and continues a variety of materials. These include published articles, books, and manuals, as well as ephemera like brochures.

The Artifacts series contains two scrapbooks of newsclippings and some photographs. One album has been deconstructed, while the other is intact.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

OHSU Historical Collections & Archives (HC&A) is the owner of the original materials and digitized images in our collections, however, the collection may contain materials for which copyright is not held. Patrons are responsible for determining the appropriate use or reuse of materials. Consult with HC&A to determine if we can provide permission for use.

Preferred Citation

[Collection title], Collection Number [####-###], Oregon Health & Science University, Historical Collections & Archives.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Records, 1938-1979Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
County Health Programs
1938-1974
1 2
Tuberculosis (TB) Program
1939-1969
1 3
Sanitation-Charts and Forms
1947-1960
1 4
Forms and Procedures-Dental Health
1948-1956
1 5
Vital Health Statistics-Policies and Forms
1949-1959
1 6
Forms and Procedures-Cripple Children Special Ed
1952-1968
1 7
Forms and Procedures-Epidemiology
1953-1959
1 8
Local Health Services
1955
1 9
Forms and Procedures-Immunization
1955-1959
1 10
Invitations-Dedication Health & Ed Bldg
1956 June 8
1 11
Forms and Procedures-Reports
1956-1957
1 12
Public Schools Program I
1957-1970
1 13
Forms and Procedures-Family Service
1958-1959
1 14
Forms and Proceudres-Poison Control
1958-1959
1 15
Forms and Porocedures-Budget
1958-1961
1 16
Forms and Procedures-Lab Reports
1959-1960
1 17
Job Analysis
1959-1973
1 18
Photographs
circa 1960s
1 19
Forms and Procedures-Index Card
1960
1 20
Forms and Procedures-Medical Investigation
1960
1 21
Forms and Procedures-Drivre's License
1960-1962
2 1
Public Schools Programs II
1960-1973
2 2
School Health Agency Report
1961
2 3
Field Work Evaluation
1961-1974
2 4
Forms and Procedures-School Health
1962-1968
2 5
Memo: Transport of TB Patients
1963 July 26
2 6
Immunization Program notes
1964
2 7
Educational Programs
1964-1974
2 8
Multco Health Dept. Meetings and Surveys
1965-1974
2 9
Home Health Agency
1966-1970
2 10
Programs, Trends and Objectives
1967-1974
2 11
Nursing Supervisor's Meetings
1969
2 12
Procedure for Pan-Jet gun use
1969
2 13
Committee Meetings
1969-1971
2 14
Orientation Committee
1969-1973
2 15
Changes in Community Health Worker Requirements
1969-1974
2 16
Meeting Minutes
1969-1974
2 17
Eleanor Palmquist retirement
1970
2 18
Home Health Agency Advisory Committee
1970
2 19
New Projects
1970
2 20
Home Health Aide Workshops
1970-1973
2 21
Agenda Multco Home Health Agency Advisory Mtg
1971 September 28
3 1
Committee Meetings
1971
3 2
Multco Pub Hlth Div. Nurses Staff Council Bylaws
1971
3 3
Objectives for PCC and Other Training
1971
3 4
Parent-Child Health Program
1971
3 5
David Douglas Public Schools
1971-1972
3 6
Field Evaluations
1971-1972
3 7
P.N.P. Conferences-Attendance Lists and Syllabi
1971-1972
3 8
Supervisors' Meeting Minutes
1971-1972
3 9
Continuing Education for Nurses
1971-1973
3 10
Maternal-Infant Care Project (MIC)
1971-1973
3 11
Well Child Clinic
1971-1973
3 12
Community Health Programs
1971-1974
3 13
Correspondence
1971-1974
3 14
Early Child Development
1971-1974
3 15
New Hires and Orientation
1971-1974
3 16
Audiology
1972
3 17
Committee Meetings
1972
3 18
Correspondence-Continuing Education
1972
3 19
Home Health Agency Advisory Committee
1972
3 20
Latch-Key and Information Referral-E. Multco.
1972
4 1
Mary Hughes Leadership Conference USC I
1972
4 2
Mary Hughes Leadership Conference USC II
1972
4 3
Pediatric Health Nursing Programs & Problems
1972
4 4
Public Health Nursing Reporting Systems
1972
4 5
Nursing Personnel Policies-Multnomah Co.
1972-1973
4 6
Team Nursing Conferences
1972-1973
4 7
Clinic Procedures
1972-1974
4 8
In-Service Education and Orientation
1972-1974
4 9
Sanitation
1972-1977
4 10
Admin/Coordinator Meeting Minutes
1973
4 11
Area Implementation and Development (AID) Teams
1973
4 12
Area Supervisor Meetings
1973
4 13
Committee Meetings
1973
4 14
Community Healthcare Seminar
1973
4 15
Community Health Nurse Supervisor Conference
1973
4 16
Community Health Nurses Vacancies
1973
4 17
Education
1973
5 1
Job Descriptions
1973
5 2
Supervisory Program Coordination Grouup
1973
5 3
Administrative Program Committees
1973 August 14
5 4
Student Observers in TB Clinics-memo
1973 October 4
5 5
Committee Meetings and Reports
1973-1974
5 6
Mt. Hood Comm. College Nursing class
1973-1974
5 7
Community Health Workers Conference
1974
5 8
History-State Board of Health
1974
5 9
Inservice Design
1974
5 10
Inservice Staff Eduation Committee
1974
5 11
Mt Hood C.C. Basic Nursing Science Class
1974
5 12
Multco. Human Services Seniority Charts
1974
5 13
Multnomah Co. Organizational Chart
1974
5 14
Nursing Science Class AH16
1974
5 15
Proposal Reorganize and Revitalize County Govt.
1974
5 16
Supervisor's Meeting Minutes
1974
5 17
ABLE Project (Asian BiLingual Education)
1977
5 18
Nursing Home Staff Problems
1977
5 19
Fluoride Mouthrinse Program
1979 August 20
5 20
Audiology Program-Clerical Procedures
undated
5 21
Clinic Problems
undated
5 22
Edgefield Gardens & Winery History
undated
5 23
Forms and Procedures-Merit System
undated
5 24
Gift Contributors
undated
5 25
Job Description-Asst. Dir. Position #1
undated
5 26
Job Description-Community Health Aides
undated
5 27
Nursing Staff Personnel Policies
undated
5 28
Organization Chart-Nursing Section,Div. Med. Service
undated
5 29
PKU Blood Test example
undated
5 30
Telelecture notes-Child Health & Public Health Nurses
undated

Publications, 1948-1993Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
6 1
Vision Conservation-Pamphlets and Reprints
1948-1973
6 2
Public Health Nursing Journal vol. 44(10)
1952 October
6 3
Program Guide for Future Nurses Club
1955
6 4
Oregon Public Health Laws
1956 February
6 5
Civil Defense Home Protection Exercises
1956 June
6 6
Home Care in Arthritis: A Handbook for Patients
1958
6 7
Public Health Nursing Services:How-What-Why
1958
6 8
InService Teacher Training Materials
1958-1973
6 9
Reprints of Regner Kullberg, M.D.
1959-1962
6 10
Guide for Public Health Nurses Working with Children
1961
6 11
Administrative Manual Revisions
1963
6 12
New Ideas in Public Health Nursing
1963
6 13
Proceedings Conference on Growth & Development
1963 December 5
6 14
Newsclippings-Portland Landmarks
1963-1974
6 15
Medical Clinics of North Americavol 48(3)
1964 May
6 16
Nursing Manual for Tuberculosis Control
1967 July 1
6 17
Multco Dept. Medical Services Annual Report '67-'68
1968
7 1
Maternal-Child Care Manual (copy)
1969
7 2
Maternal-Child Care Manual (original)
1969
7 3
Oregon Public Health Assoc.: A Quarter Century of Progress
1969
7 4
Newsclippings-Edgefield Manor & School Districts
1970-1975
7 5
Personnel Rules and Regulations
1972
7 6
Pinworm Pointers brochure
1972
7 7
Child Services Program, East Multnomah County
1972-1973
7 8
Article: "Philosophy, Purpose & Objectives" JONA
1973 July-August
7 9
Multco Human Services Reorganization
1973-1974
7 10
School Health Manual
1973-1974
7 11
Personnel Policy Manual
1974 May
7 12
Blurbs (departmental newsletter)
1974-1978
7 13
Gypsy King Funeral newsclipping
1975 March 4
7 14
Newsclippings-Mayor Terry Schrunk
1975
7 15
Sexual Developments Occuring During the Last Century Reviewed by a Commentator in 2080
circa 1980
8 1
The History of Nursing vol. 1 Index Microfiche Collection
1983
8 2
From Henry Street to Oregon: Celebrating 100 Years of Public Health Nursing
1993
8 3
An Ethical System For Now and the Future
undated
8 4
Background Information on Venereal Disease Epidemiology
undated
8 5
Home Health Agency brochure
undated
8 6
Home Visit Planning Reference for Nurses
undated
8 7
Leaflets and Pamphlets list
undated
8 8
Multnomah County: Good Government-Getting Better
undated

Artifacts, 1940-1968Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
9 1
Vanport Quarantine sign
1940s
Volume
9 1
Bound Scrapbook
1940-1953
9 2
Multnomah Co. Division of Public Health:Growth is Progress
1964-1968
Folder
9 2
County Board of Health "Smallpox" sign
undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Public Health
  • Geographical Names :
  • Oregon
  • Oregon--Multnomah County
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • clippings (information artifacts)
  • Occupations :
  • Nursing
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Mahoney, Elaine G. (dnr)