Dietitians were one of the earliest health professions trained at the University of Oregon Medical School located on Marquam Hill in Portland, Oregon. The student dietitian training program began in 1930-31. Under the auspices of the Oregon Dietetic Association, the program was sponsored by Portland area hospitals, including Multnomah County Hospital and Doernbecher Memorial Hospital for Children. The program is the oldest on the West Coast and has graduated some 725 dietitians in its 75 year history. The program remains the primary supplier of Registered Dietitians for Oregon and the Northwest. The collection contains photographs, documents, and other ephemera highlighting the activities of the Oregon Dietetics Internship Program's graduating classes of 1955-56 and 1965-66.
The National Parents and Friends of Gays and Lesbians (PFLAG) organization was founded in 1972 by a mother of a gay son, and there are local chapters in every state. The collection contains the records of the Ashland, Oregon chapter.