09 September 20, 2012

Library of Dust Documentary

09, 20, 12|Announcements, History|1 Comment

Preview Library of Dust, a new documentary by filmmaker Robert James. About the Documentary While touring the Oregon State Hospital a legislator and a team of journalists happen upon a shed-like structure. Inside, they [...]

01 January 31, 2011

Finding Family- Online list of unclaimed remains now available

01, 31, 11|Announcements|4 Comments

Last week,  the Oregon State Hospital published an online database of the names of approximately 3,500 people whose cremated remains are in its custody.  It is hoped that the database will help family members claim the remains of their love ones. Because the Oregon State Hospital had crematorium facilities, many unclaimed remains from other state institutions were sent there.  The newly published list includes people who lived at the Oregon State Tuberculosis Hospital, Mid-Columbia Hospital (The Dalles), Dammasch State Hospital (Wilsonville), Oregon State Penitentiary, and Fairview Training Center and Home, as well as the Oregon State Hospital, between 1914 and the 1970s.  All of these remains are stored at the hospital because they were unclaimed by family members at the time of the individual’s death. […]