Upcoming Virtual Curator’s Talks on May 20 and June 5 (free, registration required)

A black-and-white photograph depicts Rose Wong, Ph.D., Research Assistant, working in Biochemistry lab, 1958. She stands facing chemistry lab equipment to the right and smiling in a white lab coat and glasses. In her hand is a pipette.

The Library would like to invite you to join us for something new: two upcoming virtual curator’s talks by Pamela Pierce, Digital Scholarship and Repository Librarian and curator of the digital exhibit, There’s a Place for You: Oregon Women in the Health Sciences. These bite-sized, highly visual tours through selected themes in the exhibit aim to share some background and perspective on unique items from OHSU’s permanent collections.

See below for the more details on each talk, and be sure to register for each one that you’re interested in (registration is free, but required for attendance). Recordings will be made available via our Events page following the live web events.

Text bubble from pink laptop is surrounded by five colorful promotional brochures. Text reads: “Virtual Curator's Talk: Selling Health Professions to Women: Illustrations, Photographs and Text. Wednesday, May 20, 2020, 5:00 p.m. Free, online, open to all.” At bottom right, a photograph of Pamela Pierce, Digital Scholarship and Repository Librarian, OHSU Library. URL to register listed.Virtual Curator’s Talk
Selling Health Professions to Women: Illustrations, Photographs and Text
Wednesday, May 20, 2020, 5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. PST

In this digital “show and tell,” Pamela Pierce will share items from OHSU’s historical collections that offer a window into the ways that health sciences careers were marketed to women in the twentieth century.

Register for this free online event (registration is required for attendance)

 

 


Virtual Curator’s Talk
Exploring the Lucy Davis Phillips Digital Collection: Surveys of Women Graduates of Oregon Medical Schools
Friday, June 5, 2020, 12:00 p.m. PST – 12:30 p.m. PST

In this digital event, Pamela Pierce will delve into our newly-digitized collection of surveys conducted by our former University Registrar, Lucy Davis Phillips, in the 1930s. Covering professional practice as well as personal advice to women entering the field, these surveys and accompanying documents show part of the journey women took to finding fulfillment in their careers.

Register for this free online event (registration is required for attendance)

About the presenter: Pamela Pierce is the Digital Scholarship and Repository Librarian at OHSU Library. In addition to her Master of Library Science, Pamela holds an undergraduate degree in Women’s Studies and a graduate degree in American Studies. Read how her own research interests and background informed her curatorial perspective.

Questions? Contact Meg Langford, langform@ohsu.edu

Featured image: Research assistant Rose Wong, Ph.D., works in the laboratory of the Biochemistry department, 1958. Historical Collections & Archives, OHSU Library.