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04 April 25, 2014

Barney the Bearcat and Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Circa 1985

04, 25, 14|Fairview|0 Comments

Willamette University's Barney the Bearcat visits Fairview, October 1985. I must share with you two of my favorite pictures. The first, on the left side of the page, is Willamette University's original mascot, [...]

04 April 15, 2014

Fariview Presentation To Be Given April 16th, 2014

04, 15, 14|Fairview|0 Comments

At  3:10 p.m. on April 16th, 2014, a presentation will be given on the Fairview Training Center at Willamette University. This presentation will be held in the Eaton academic building in Room 307 as a [...]

02 February 8, 2014

Tell Us Your Fairview Story!

02, 08, 14|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Have your own personal story of the Fairview Training Center? Maybe you worked there, or you, or a family member, were residents of Fairview? Tell us by clicking here or by clicking the link below. With [...]

01 January 3, 2014

State Hospital Patient Tell of Life on the Inside, 1962

01, 03, 14|In the News|0 Comments

The following is an excerpt from an article published in the Oregon Statesman newspaper on August 19, 1962.  In it a woman, identified as Mary is quoted describing her experiences at the Oregon State Hospital. Although Mary praised the doctor at the hospital and the later care she received, she considered her first two weeks in the hospital “a very degrading experience.” Her chief complaint involved the fact that “I was not respected as an adult.  I was treated as a raving maniac for the first two weeks.” […]

12 December 29, 2013

“Fairview Training Center” Pamphlet: “Commitment and Admission”, circa 1966

12, 29, 13|Fairview, History|0 Comments

Ever wonder how an individual was admitted to Fairview? Below is directly quoted from an informational pamphlet that appears to have been given to those considering placing their loved ones in Fairview, circa 1966. This [...]

12 December 13, 2013

Cupid Repaired, 1963

12, 13, 13|Artifacts, Buildings, History, News from the Past, People, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fifty years ago today, this news story appeared in the Oregon Statesman newspaper: After being knocked over twice by vandals, this statue-fountain of cupid was replaced on the Oregon State Hospital grounds Thursday by Donald [...]

12 December 9, 2013

Bowling at OSH, 1968

12, 09, 13|History|0 Comments

Photo Source: Oregon State Archives, 1968 Biennial Report Photos, Oregon Board of Control, Accession 88a-36/76/25 box 4 As we work on updating the exhibits talking about recreation and entertainment at OSH, we have [...]

12 December 2, 2013

“Camermen Invade to Present Fairview on Television”, The Fair View vol. III, No. 7. October 1958

12, 02, 13|Fairview, History|0 Comments

"Camermen Invade to Present Fairview on Television" The Fair View. Volume III, No. 7. October, 1958 Last Spring, when I was conducting my inaugural research on Fairview, I stumbled across this video called [...]

11 November 21, 2013

Letter to Jerry Brown, Department of Human Resources from Jerry McGee, Fairview Superintendent, Concerning Project Possible. 10/23/1981

11, 21, 13|Fairview, History|0 Comments

My recent archival adventures have consisted of exploring the Project Possible building (or what the friendly state archivist and I call "Box 15" as I have been working at it for about 2 weeks now). [...]

11 November 8, 2013

“Fairview Training Center Resource Manual: Trends and Philosophies” circa 1992

11, 08, 13|Fairview, History|0 Comments

"FTC Resource Manual: Trends and Philosophy" Cover Page. Courtesy of the Oregon State Archives. Here we have another exciting document I found while digging through the Oregon State Archive's collection Fairview's Histories and [...]