OMHA Publications: Web Exhibits
History of the University of Massachusetts Worcester
Web Exhibit: The People's Medicine Comes to Massachusetts: Establishing a Family Medicine Residency at UMass Medical School – by Ellen More, Ph.D., Heather-Lyn Haley, Ph.D., and Robert Vander Hart, 2008.
Web Exhibit: Lamar Soutter, M.D. (1909-1996): Founding Dean of UMMS – by Gael Evans, Judy Nordberg, and Robert Vander Hart, 2005.
Video: "The University of Massachusetts Medical School: A History" – by Peter Castaldi, M.D., 2002. Funded by the Worcester District Medical Society.
American Archives Month
As a way to promote a broader understanding of, and interest in, the history of UMass-Worcester we celebrate American Archives Month each October. This annual celebration, "Look How Far We've Come (and How We Got Started)" focuses on the history of some aspect of the three schools that comprise UMass-Worcester: the School of Medicine, the Graduate School of Nursing, and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Not only do we showcase speakers who were significant contributors to our legacy—with great stories to tell—but we also prepare for the event by conducting oral history interviews and accessioning into the archives surviving documents from earlier years of the institution.
Worcester State Hospital
Worcester State Hospital's first superintendent, Dr. Samuel B. Woodward, was a leader in the burgeoning practice of American psychiatry, and one of the founders and first president of the organization that is today the American Psychiatric Association. A poster from 2005 by Len Levin, Lisa Palmer, and Janet Dadoly, "Dr. Samuel B. Woodward: A Nineteenth-Century Pioneer in American Psychiatric Care," has appeared at the annual meetings of the Medical Library Association and the North Atlantic Health Science Libraries, Inc.
Worcester State Hospital – Before and After the Fire of 1991 - (PowerPoint slideshow)
Women in Medicine
Web Exhibit: Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America's Women Physicians – Ellen More and Manon Parry, co-curators, National Library of Medicine exhibition, 2003-2005.
Web Exhibit: Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America's Women Physicians – Lamar Soutter Library Travelling Exhibit, May 5-June 15, 2006.