New Interactive Emeritus Staff Kiosk in Mayo Archives
A new interactive display is available to staff, patients, and visitors on Plummer 3. Located in the W. Bruce Fye Center for the History of Medicine, the Emeritus Staff Biographies Interactive Kiosk contains short biographical sketches of all Emeritus Staff (physician and administrative), as well as those who died while in practice at Mayo.
The biographies collection was started decades ago by Mayo’s first archivist, Clark W. Nelson. Initially housed in binders, the collection eventually grew so large that the decision was made to transfer it to digital format for ease of accessibility. The clinic’s cabinetry shop designed and built a handsome cabinet matching the woodwork in the Historical Suite to house the kiosk. Over the course of a year and a half, all of the biographies were entered into a WordPress database, which now contains almost 1,500 entries.
We hope you will have an opportunity to come see the new display and read about some of the fascinating individuals who have contributed to Mayo’s rich history. You can also access the kiosk content online .
Submitted to LibLog by:
Historical Archives Specialist
W. Bruce Fye Center for the History of Medicine
Entry filed under: From the Archives.