Debra, one of the staff members who works on exhibits, just finished updating the display case in the main entryway. The case features exhibits and events from the Fulginiti Pavilion.
The next exhibit at the Fulginiti is Showing (work x family). The exhibit features images of everyday life and explores the balance of work and family. For more information about the exhibit, you can read this essay about the exhibit.
The exhibit opened January 11th, and will be at the Fulginiti Pavilion from January 11 through April 12, 2019. You can see the exhibit for free during the regular hours at the Fulginiti, from 9 AM – 5 PM.
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 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!
The main web page for the School of Pharmacy collection in the digital repository.
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.
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.
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.
The exhibit is on the 1st floor of the Strauss Health Sciences Library and is on display November 19, 2018 to January 5, 2019.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Article by Paul Andrews, Collection Development Technician.
The Exhibits Committee of the Health Sciences Library will be curating an exhibit of artwork
created by faculty, staff and students of the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus.
There are many talented artists at our two locations! This juried exhibition is an opportunity for us to learn about our talented co-workers, faculty, and students.
This exhibit will be on display Friday, November 2, 2018 to Thursday, January 31, 2019 in the Gallery of the Health Sciences Library. An Opening Reception will be held in the Gallery on November 8, 2018 3:00-5:30 pm.
The Exhibits Committee is looking for submissions of all types of art created by members
of either CU Anschutz or CU Denver!
To submit artwork to be considered for inclusion in the show, please use the online form
The submission deadline is Monday, October 8, 2018.
For more information, contact Debra Miller at email@example.com or 303-724-2131.
HSL’s staff member Paul put together a new exhibit of Medical Photography on the second floor near the elevators.
From the advent of photography, photographic images have been used to teach. Medical students are able to see conditions that they might not to be able to experience in person. The professor can explain symptoms and procedures, while punctuating a lecture with images.
Visit the second floor alcove to explore some of the Health Science Library’s collection of medical photography and historic viewers. The library has an extensive collection of Stereoscope cards, Pixie Viewer pictures, and slides.
Our staff member Debra has put together a new exhibit on the third floor, a collection of Denison artifacts.
Included in the exhibit are many artifacts from the Denison collection, including a leather wallet, Colorado medal, Henry Denison’s first pair of leather shows, a doilie embroidered by Henry Denison, birthday candles and tie pins, as well as other items.
Debra worked to display the physician’s account books and the cowboy hat that will be preserved in its own special-ordered case.
The Colorado drugstore bottles were donated by Dr. Robert H. Shikes. M.D.
Gold was discovered in Colorado in 1859, and a huge influx of prospectors flooded the territory to strike it rich. Soon Denver, where some of the first traces of gold were found at the confluence of Cherry Creek and the Platte River, became the center of the much of the growth of what would become the state of Colorado. The new settlers required the services of many professions to help them in their new lives, including doctors and pharmacists. Soon, the local drugstore was an integral part of the community.
The local drugstore provided the medications locally compounded and placed in unique glass bottles that also served as advertisements. The local drugstore served the people Colorado up until large chain drugstores began to buy local stores in the early 20th Century.
Visit the South 2nd floor landing to explore some of the Health Sciences Library’s collection of Colorado Drugstore Bottles.