USD med school’s photograph exhibit is traveling

USD med school's photograph exhibit is traveling
The Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota is exhibiting 40 black and white photographs, selected from the archives of the USD libraries and Medical Creative Services.

The School of Medicine is celebrating its centennial in 2007 titled "A Century of Medical Education." As part of the year long celebration, a photograph exhibit is traveling to locations in South Dakota where centennial events will take place.

More than one year ago, Lommen Health Sciences Library began locating and identifying negatives and photographs from the 100-year history of the medical school. From that search, 40 images have been selected for an exhibit titled "Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota; Centennial Photograph Collection."

The exhibit displays several rare and fragile records which call attention to the importance of preserving the medical school's history. The images will be on display March 18 through April 19 at the W.H. Over Museum, Sletwold Hall. The Vermillion campus event for the centennial celebration will be held April 19, at the new Lee Medicine and Science Building. For more information regarding upcoming centennial events, please contact Carmen Hammond at 605-357-1309 or Carmen.Ham

As part of the centennial celebration, a commemorative book written by Ann Grauvogl has been published about the history of the School: Committed to Care: A Century of Medical Education in South Dakota. All 40 photographs are reproduced in the book, as well as an additional 120 images from the history of the School of Medicine. Contact Lommen Health Sciences Library, Wegner Health Sciences Information Center or the School of Medicine for information or to purchase the book.

The Centennial Photo Exhibit will travel to the Health Science Center in Sioux Falls for display April 23 through June 22. The exhibit will then travel to Rapid City in July, and is scheduled to be on display at the Avera Sacred Heart Education Center in Yankton, August 1-31.

Call Danielle De Jager-Loftus, Lommen Health Sciences Library at 605-677-5123 or email for more information.

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