07 July 30, 2012

Cataloging Update

07, 30, 12|Inventory, Museum|0 Comments

The Oregon State Hospital Museum received a matching grant from the Oregon Heritage Commission for materials to aid in cataloging and rehousing artifacts at the Oregon State Hospital.  We turned in our interim grant report today with the results of the cataloging efforts.  To date we have cataloged over 4423 individual items representing 522 different types of materials.  These include everything from chairs (44) to alarms (3) to theracycles (2). The grant has allowed the museum to purchase PastPerfect museum software, an electronic database which will allow us to track individual items.  The database now has records* for: 1508 Objects 93 Photos 219 Archival Collections 162 Library Materials Each record has space for us to attach a photo of the material and fields to track size, medium, type, creator, place of origin, etc.  The great part about this database is that we can also tag records with different categories and names, which will make finding materials for exhibits and research much easier. The second half of the grant project includes purchasing archival quality storage materials to help us rehouse the collections and preserve them for future generations.  This will mean replacing the wadded newspaper used to quickly pack materials before the building was torn down. […]

05 May 5, 2010

Outstanding Volunteers!

05, 05, 10|Announcements, Inventory|1 Comment

April was National Volunteer Month and, true to form, we're a little bit late in recognizing five Willamette University student interns who have accomplished some outstanding things in the last few months: Dakota Coleman, Chelsea Greenberg, [...]

01 January 6, 2010

Bits and Pieces

01, 06, 10|Artifacts, Inventory|1 Comment

These miscellaneous parts were found during the inventory process.  While they may look like junk (and many of them may turn out to be just that), the innocuous looking metal piece T2009.002.053 proved to be much [...]

01 January 2, 2010

We Need Your Help!

01, 02, 10|Announcements, Inventory|1 Comment

OSH has collected a lot of objects over the years.  Some are easily recognizable, others are not.  We need your help identifying these objects!  Starting this week we will periodically post an image [...]

12 December 28, 2009

MHP Mystery

12, 28, 09|Artifacts, Inventory|6 Comments

Several items inventoried have tags on them, like those in the picture above,  that read "MHP Collection."  Does anyone know anything about these tags or what "MHP" stands for?  Three items have been [...]