School of Pharmacy Exhibit and Collection

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The School of Pharmacy exhibit in the main entryway.

 

You may have noticed in the main entryway the new School of Pharmacy exhibit. This exhibit features items from the new School of Pharmacy archives collection at HSL.

HSL has been working with the School of Pharmacy to digitize their archive. The School of Pharmacy has deposited physical items into the archive at HSL, and HSL has added digital-only items to the digital repository.

The Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences archive collection includes the School of Pharmacy newsletters (Pharmacy Perspectives, e-Scripts, Materia Medica, and School of Pharmacy News), the class photos, commencement programs, historical meeting minutes, historical prescription sheets, and the theses and dissertations, which have been housed in the digital repository prior to the project.

The exhibit in the main entryway has two examples of the Pharmacy Perspectives and School of Pharmacy News newsletters each, and printouts of other items in the collection. The yellowish printouts in the center are examples of the historical prescription sheets, with printouts of the commencement programs on the left in black and pink, and in between smaller versions of the class photos. On the right, there are printouts of the historical meeting minutes.

HSL is still working on digitizing the School of Pharmacy News newspapers and the class photos. Please check out the exhibit in the main entryway, and go to the repository to see the digitized materials. There will be more materials in the future!

 

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The main web page for the School of Pharmacy collection in the digital repository.

Goodbye to Tech Services

Today was the last day of my internship in Tech Services which means this will be my last post. Since late September I have spent 120 hours learning everything I could about Tech services and how books are organized and cataloged at Anschutz Health Sciences Library two and a half hours at a time and I’ve shared some of what I’ve learned with you.  Most of my time was spent going through boxes of books donated when the Denver Medical Library (DML) closed. Any book that was donated but we already had a copy of was not added to the collection, but any books not already part of Anschutz collection I cataloged and processed. Weather it was cataloged or weeded I removed a cataloging card from every book I worked with. This picture is every cataloging card I removed.

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Some of the books I cataloged during my internship are now on display in the second floor rotunda. Three of the items on display in the rotunda are pamphlets that I digitized in addition to cataloging. The Health Science Library is part of Mountain Scholar which is the home site where a collection of Universities keep their digital archives. The whole of Anschutz digital collection can be accessed here.  The three items I digitized are Colorado Some Pictures and a Few Facts which is the program for the 51st American Medical Association meeting which happened in Denver in 1898, and includes a picture of the CU Boulder campus in 1898. Division of Venereal Disease published by the Colorado State Board of Health in 1923 and contains the laws of the state on the treatment, quarantine, and required reporting practices of Colorado. And Standardization of Blood Pressure Readings which was published in 1939 by the American Heart Association and the Cardiac Association of Great Britain and Ireland. In addition to acting as a digital archives for special collections Mountain Scholar also has Thesis and Dissertations from past Anschutz students.

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Display of DML Donations

I have learned a lot during my time in Tech Services, and hopefully these blog posts have taught you a bit more about how the library functions and maybe even about the resources available to you through the library.

Art from CU 2019

Visit the Strauss Health Sciences Library Gallery on the 3rd floor to view the wonderful art created by our Faculty, Staff, and Students.

The Exhibit is on display November 2, 2018 to January 31, 2019

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Confronting Violence, Improving Women’s Lives

The exhibit is on the 1st floor of the Strauss Health Sciences Library and is on display November 19, 2018 to January 5, 2019.

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Activists and reformers in the United States have long recognized the harm of domestic violence and sought to improve the lives of women who were battered. During the late 20th century, nurses took up the call. With passion and persistence, they worked to reform a medical profession that largely dismissed or completely failed to acknowledge violence against women as a serious health issue. Beginning in the late 1970s, nurses were in the vanguard as they pushed the larger medical community to identify victims, adequately respond to their needs, and work towards the prevention of domestic violence. This is their story.

Credit line: The National Library of Medicine produced this exhibition.
Curated by Catherine Jacquet, PhD

 

Fulginiti: Showing Our Community Photography Competition

The Center for Bioethics and Humanities will be opening a multi-screen photography installation, Showing (work x family) on January 11th in the Art Gallery at the Fulginiti Pavilion.  The show includes images from 135 American photographers focusing on the daily push and pull of work and family.

 

In connection with that exhibit, the Fulginiti is sponsoring a Community Photography Competition & Exhibition (flyers attached) that is open to everyone!  They will select 40 images, which will be framed and exhibited in the foyer of the Fulginiti, and open that exhibit in late January.

 

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Traditional Chinese Medicine Exhibit

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An exhibit of a  box of items used in traditional Chinese medicine is now available for view in the Health Sciences Library’s Special Collections room, on the third floor.  All the individual boxes are from a single pharmacy.  The boxes contain dried items, used for a variety of ailments.  Inside the cover of the boxes is the Chinese name, spelled out in the Latin alphabet, with a description of what the item is and what it is for.  The majority of the remedies in this box are for minor injuries and discomfort.

The exhibit was curated by Paul Andrews, who works with the medical artifacts at HSL. He also wrote this information post about the exhibit.

Ulrich Anatomical Charts on 3rd Floor

HSL recently received an unusual donation, a set of anatomical charts.  After some discussion, Paul Andrews and Debra Miller have worked to display these charts on the 3rd floor, in the hallway near the study rooms, as you walk towards the gallery.

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This collection of nine American Frohse Anatomical Charts were donated to the Health Sciences Library by Dr. George Ulrich.  Before the charts were mounted, the donation was kept in the original wooden chart holder.

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Dr. George Ulrich graduated from the University of Colorado with a BA in Biology in 1978.  He received his MD from the University Of Colorado School Of Medicine in 1985.  He spent much of his career as a Submarine and Diving medical specialist in the US Navy and worked in ophthalmology and glaucoma.

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The charts were originally created by Franz Frohse at the University of Berlin in 1910.  Due to the First World War, the charts could no longer be obtained from Germany.  Max Brodel, a German anatomist trained in Leipzig, was at Johns Hopkins University at the time, and was able to edit the Frohse charts for U.S. distribution.  They were published by the A.J. Nystrom Company, based in Chicago.  The copyright date on this collection is 1918.  The charts were in constant production until 1948.

 

 

The charts have been removed from the holder, and hung individually on the third floor.

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Article by Paul Andrews, Collection Development Technician.