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Current Exhibit:

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Oregon Voices

February 1 - March 3, 2024

The Oregon Voices traveling exhibit explores some of the important people, industries, organizations, and laws that have shaped the state from the end of World War II to 2020. Visitors will learn about the evolution and expansion of Oregon industries, social justice movements, migration and immigration, environment and energy, and Indigenous nations in Oregon.


Upcoming Exhibit:

Pictures of Nursing: The Zwerdling Postcard Collection


The National Library of Medicine produced Pictures of Nursing: The Zwerdling Postcard Collection, guest curated by historian and educator Julia Hallam, PhD (University of Liverpool). The traveling exhibition and companion website present a selection of postcards that span a century of images of nursing and nurses and investigates the hold these images exert on the public imagination—then and now. The nursing imagery is informed by cultural values; ideas about women, men, and work; and by attitudes toward class, race, and national differences.

Pictures of Nursing includes an education component with a K-12 lesson plans and two university modules. A digital gallery features a curated selection of fully digitized items from the historical collections of the NLM, which are also available in their entirety in NLM Digital Collections.

The National Library of Medicine produced this exhibition and companion website.

March 5 - April 13, 2024

A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin, and culture is like a tree without roots.

- Marcus Garvey

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