- MS 226
Ruth SoRelle was born in Port Arthur on October 9, 1948. She is known for her work in medical and science writing in Houston. The bulk of the papers cover the decades from 1980 to 2015. She worked at the Houston Chronicle where she covered the AIDS/HIV epidemic in Houston. She also worked at Baylor College of Medicine where her last position before retirement was as chief science editor in the Office of Vice President of Public Affairs. She retired December 31, 2015, although she continues to write. The collection includes photos, plaques, framed objects, clipping books, clipping files, reference and topic files, childhood writings, science and medical articles, reporter notebooks, and clippings from SoRelle's budding career as a journalist at the University of Texas. One notable area of interest are the articles related to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Houston. These article document the early evidence of the disease in Houston. The collection is in good condition, although some of the news clips are showing signs of degradation from the acid in the newspaper. There are 13 boxes (13 cubic feet).
SoRelle, Danielle Ruth Doyle