Category Archives: Historical Collections

Artifacts from Historical Collections: Memories of the 8th Evacuation Hospital

Authored by Emily Bowden, Historical Collections Assistant at the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library Earlier this summer, Historical Collections made the news when two brothers visited the library to see the wedding dress worn by their mother, Lt. Hilda “Frankie” … Continue reading

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“Frank L. Lowther: Enlisted Man, Fledgling Archivist” Now On Display in the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library

Frank L. Lowther: Enlisted Man, Fledgling Archivist will be on display from June 18 to September 1 in the lobby of the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library. The exhibit features items from the library’s collections that were owned by Frank L. … Continue reading

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Frank L. Lowther: Enlisted Man, Fledgling Archivist

This post was written by Historical Collections Assistant Janet Pearson. It will be published in the Virginia Heritage blog on June 11, 2014. Frank L. Lowther was an enlisted man with the United States 8th Evacuation Hospital sponsored and organized by … Continue reading

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Artifacts from Historical Collections: Forgotten Views of the University of Virginia Hospital

A few months ago, the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library scanned a collection of around 30 glass plate negatives dating from the 1920s and 1930s. Many of them show subjects that are very recognizable to the library’s historical collections staff. … Continue reading

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Medicine’s Michelangelo: The Life and Art of Frank H. Netter, M.D.

On March 25, 2014, the University of Virginia will host “Medicine’s Michelangelo: The Life and Art of Frank H. Netter, M.D.”, a presentation by Francine Mary Netter. The artwork of Frank H. Netter has been featured in countless medical publications … Continue reading

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Artifacts from Historical Collections: The Yellow Fever Comic

Move over Avengers. Move over X-Men. There is a new team of superheroes in town and they are gearing up to save the world. They are the U.S. Army Yellow Fever Commission! Most people associate comic books with the exploits … Continue reading

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Artifacts from Historical Collections: World War I Photograph

  The Claude Moore Health Sciences Library is fortunate to have in its collections a number of photographs that document the experiences of University of Virginia students, alumni, and faculty during World War I. The image here is a part … Continue reading

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Artifacts from Historical Collections: Ruth Beery’s Uniform Jacket

  This uniform jacket was worn by Ruth Beery, who served as the chief nurse of the U.S. Army’s 8th Evacuation Hospital Unit during World War II. The 8th Evacuation Hospital was sponsored by the University of Virginia and, between … Continue reading

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Artifacts from Historical Collections: Wooden Surgical Doll

We don’t have a confirmed date for her, but are guessing she was made in the 1890s to early 1900s.  She is made of wood with metal “joints,” stands about 12 inches tall, and is a highlight of the many … Continue reading

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Harry Potter’s World Comes to CMHSL

In 1997, British author J. K. Rowling introduced the world to Harry Potter. Millions of readers have followed Harry to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry where he discovers his heritage, encounters new plants and animals, and perfects his … Continue reading

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