Omaha Druggist, April 1900
By John Schleicher
The archives hold historic resources in all areas of the health professions, including pharmacy. These include various periodical materials such as pharmacists’ scientific and trade publications, from national, regional, state and local publishers and organizations.
The Omaha Druggist: a Monthly Journal of Pharmacy (see image), was published in the city from 1888-1927. The Nebraska collection holds issues from 1900-1927. This journal contains advertisements for various sideline products, such as candy, cigars, hair tonic and snuff, which might be featured in the traditional drug store setting. The publication also has news of the profession across Nebraska and the upper Midwest region, including drug stores for sale, and a section of news about individual pharmacists called “Personal Mention.”
Other titles in the library’s collection include: Nebraska Mortar & Pestle (from the Nebraska Pharmacists’ Association, still in publication, issues from 1938-2015) and the Midwestern Druggist (issues from 1925-1972), among others.
To visit the archives and the Nebraska collection, contact the Special Collections Department at 402-559-7094 to schedule an appointment or inquire at the AskUs desk on the 6th floor of Wittson Hall.
Three generations of Karrer family medical graduates in the Library of Medicine, 1979.
By John Schleicher
Or great-grandma? Or Uncle Charlie or Cousin Kate? A number of Nebraska families have several generations of graduates and/or faculty members of the various health sciences colleges at UNMC. Karrer, Gentry, Wigton, Cloyd — just to name a few of those families.
The archives has various research resources available if you are interested in finding out more about a relative or ancestor who graduated from UNMC, was a faculty member here, or a health professional in Nebraska, from the late 19th through the 20th century.
To visit the UNMC archives, contact the Special Collections Department at 402-559-7094 to schedule an appointment or inquire at the AskUs desk on the 6th floor of Wittson Hall.
By Dawn Wilson
It’s summer in the library. You might expect it to be quiet, a place filled with books and anatomical models but devoid of people. After all, large portions of the student population are traveling, visiting family, playing video games, and catching up on sleep before their next semester. Summer and libraries? What could be more opposite?
Well, everything, of course! The library staff is still here, all summer long, helping, searching, and training. When summer comes and students go, the researchers and faculty come out of the woodwork. Summer is The Season to work on publications, especially for faculty, who’ve been busy teaching the rest of the year.
Guess what: the librarians can even help you maximize the time you get to spend at the beach relaxing. The librarians at McGoogan can do a literature search for you, tailored to your needs. Need more articles to support your research? Missing a key citation? Attempting a complicated literature search, but keep coming up dry? Just Ask Us!
Summer is also a great time to brush up on skills you know you’ll soon need. Haven’t used RefWorks in a year or two, but your dissertation is coming due? Schedule a one-on-one appointment with a librarian now, and get the kinks worked out of RefWorks before you need your final draft. Let us help you lessen the stress of your upcoming deadlines.
So what’s the best way to maximize your summer with the library? Bring your lemonade, wear your straw hat and flip-flops, and spend some quality time face-to-face with a librarian.
The library will be closed on Sunday, May 24 and Monday May 25 in observance of Memorial Day.