Historical Exhibit Gets Technology Boost

The new exhibit kiosk for Historical Collections & Archives, showing the title slide for Queering OHSU.

OHSU’s Historical Collections & Archives (HC&A) curates three or more exhibits each year in our dedicated space inside the BICC Library. This summer, our exhibit, Queering OHSU: Honoring Our LGBTQ+ History, pulls heavily from records in OHSU’s long-running Oral History Program. But words on the page don’t always have the same meaning or the same effect as words spoken. And, so, it is with great pleasure that HC&A has added a multimedia component to our current exhibit.

The new iPad kiosk offers excerpts from interviews with four different OHSU faculty members. Drs. Christina Milano and Daniel Dugi, co-founders of OHSU’s Transgender Health Program, interview each other and discuss the evolution of the Transgender Health Program as well as the changing nature of transgender patient care over the past 10+ years. Dr. Ira Pauly, former Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, looks back at transgender patient care in a significantly different time, the 1970s, and discusses how gender dysphoria came to be in the DSM. And Dr. David Rosenstein, Professor Emeritus, Community Dentistry, talks about his work at the Russell Street Clinic, which in the 1980s and 90s, was one of the few places in the state that continued to provide dental care to HIV+ patients, and did so in a respectful and caring environment.

If you haven’t seen Queering OHSU yet, drop by the BICC and learn more about the queer history of OHSU. And you’ve already been, come back and check out the new video component. The exhibit runs through mid-September.