OHSU: 125 Years of Healing, Teaching, and Discovery
Oregon History Museum, March 14-July 8, 2013
This exhibit began to examine the complex history of Oregon Health & Science University. What began as a small medical school in Northwest Portland has evolved into a multi-faceted institution: an academic health center, a nationally prominent research center and a resource for Oregonians’ health.
Through historic photographs and artifacts, the exhibit explored the histories of the schools, programs, hospitals, and centers that comprise OHSU. Visitors also discovered many of the inventions and innovations that have emerged from OHSU faculty, alumni, and staff that have shaped health care delivery in Oregon and beyond.
Oregon Political Leadership Archive: Expanding Access, Curated Exhibit of Notable Women Leaders
Portland State University, Center for Women, Politics & Policy, unveiled November 13, 2012
A partnership of the Center for Women, Politics & Policy, the Portland State University Library and History Department, and the Oregon Political Leadership includes the papers of Eleanor Davis, Avel Gordly, Gretchen Kafoury, Vera Katz, Barbara Roberts, and Betty Roberts. Expanding Access is the first of a series of interactive online exhibits that highlights selections from the archive, demonstrating how these women worked throughout their careers to promote equality, fight descrimination, and expand rights to all.
The History of Medicine in Oregon Project was established in 2001 by the Oregon Medical Education Foundation, with the goals of collecting, documenting, interpreting, and presenting stories of medicine in what is now the state of Oregon, to provide the medical community and the general public with a deeper understanding of what has been tried in the past and the challenges that lie ahead. Alder joined the project's steering committee in early 2012 to provide historical expertise. A website launched in October 2012, with content researched and written by Alder. The site will be continuously updated as the project works toward future publications and digital content.
FSA Photography of Japanese Internment Camps in the Pacific Northwest
This traveling exhibit will examine a series of images taken by Farm Security Administration photographer Russell Lee in the summer of 1942. Lee documented four Japanese American agricultural labor internment camps in Oregon and Idaho. Sponsored by the Oregon Cultural Heritage Commission, the exhibit will place the photographs within the larger historical framework of FSA documentary photography, the Oregon Plan, and Japanese American internment.
100 Years of Legacy Emanuel
Oregon History Museum, July 14-December 30, 2012
Legacy Emanuel Medical Center celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2012. This exhibit explored the history of the institution, from its origins as a Swedish Lutheran hospital to its role in setting national standards for trauma care in the late 20th Century. Through artifacts, uniforms and personal stories, the exhibit examined how Emanuel has shaped medicine in Oregon and beyond.
Acknowledging the Past, Embracing the Future: A Glimpse into the History of Albina's Eliot Neighborhood
Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, permanent exhibit, unveiled October 6, 2012
This permanent exhibit at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center examined the history of the Eliot Neighborhood, within the Albina District in Portland, Oregon. Beginning with the opening of a new hospital building in the neighborhood in 1915, the exhibit highlighted the diversity of Eliot, from immigrant communities in the early 20th Century to a growing African American presence both prior to and following World War II. Much of the exhibit dealt with the affects of urban renewal projects in the neighborhood, with particular emphasis on the Emanuel Hospital Urban Renewal Project and the role that played in forever altering the community in Eliot.
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Oregon Health & Science University Wall
Kohler Pavilion, permanent exhibit, unveiled June 29, 2011
Soccer City, USA: The Portland Timbers and the NASL Years, 1975‐1982