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Herman Detering History of Photography and Psychiatry collection

  • MS 203
  • Collection
  • 1601-1980

Herman E. Detering, III (1938-2015) created this collection because of his interest in 19th century photography and psychiatry. Mr. Detering was the longtime owner of the Detering Book Gallery, a rare bookstore in the Houston area. The collection consists of original photographic material such as 19th century carte de visites, postcards, and glass plate negatives. The collection also includes ephemera and some realia, such as a magic lantern and a camera and stand, all of which are probably from the late 19th century. The collection also includes material related to Mr. Detering’s collecting activities, such as correspondence and invoices, and exhibit materials.

A closely related collection is the Detering book collection on psychiatry and photography. The book collection has not yet been cataloged. The book collection consists of books dating from 1601 to the late 20th century. The core of the book collection is from the 19th century.

Geographically, the materials include 19th century photography and psychiatry in the United States, France, England and other places in Europe. The primary focus of the collection is on the treatment and study of people suffering from various forms of mental illness. Publications of numerous hospitals, asylums, and other organizations are included. Photographs include various early formats. The original collection consisted of 25 cubic feet (22 boxes of manuscript material and books, a camera and stand, and a magic lantern.) The collection was separated into a manuscript collection and a book collection.

Physical Description: For the most part, this collection is in excellent condition. Some carte de visites show fading, but for the most part the degradation is appropriate for the ages of the items. The collection consists of 8 roughly cubic feet (7 boxes, plus a camera and stand, and a magic lantern.)

Subjects: 19th century Psychiatry, 19th century photography, early 20th century

Detering, Herman E., III

A.M. Autrey, Sr., MD, and family papers

  • MS 130
  • Collection
  • 1880-1911

The A. M. Autrey, Sr., MD, and family papers contains papers, artifacts, medicines, optometry devices, a human skull, an account book with information about clients, treatments and charges to patients. 8 cubic feet (17 boxes).

Subjects: Family Practice

Autrey, A.M., Sr.

D. H. Rankin Medical Artifacts Collection

  • MS 160
  • Collection
  • 1800-2000

The D.H. Rankin Medical Artifacts Collection was donated by Dr. Rankin, a family physician in Austin, Texas. Dr. Rankin had a personal interest in hearing related devices and early twentieth century quack medical devices. Dr. Rankin acquired artifacts from online auction sites, auction houses, and catalogs. Receipts and sale information for some items are included in the control folder.

Highlights of the collection include bloodletting tools, vibratory quack medical devices, drug bottles with original medicines, and alcohol prescriptions during the United States prohibition era.

The collections of materials are dated from 1700 through 1950. The bulk of materials are from the late nineteenth to early twentieth century. The materials are predominantly from the United States with a few outliers from Great Britain, China, Mexico, and Denmark.

The collection totals 36 cubic feet and 20 boxes. Many objects are oversized and thus not stored in any box. The majorities of artifacts are stored in their original boxes and complete with promotional material where applicable. The condition of objects are, on average, very good. Damage is usually only present on the original boxes. Drugs and liquids have been saved and are stored separately in water tight bags. Care should be taken when unpacking boxes and unwrapping items as some items are sharp and/or have mechanical blades.

Subjects: medical quackery, early medicine, medical realia, rare books

Rankin, Douglas H.

Teresa Hayes, MD, PhD papers

  • MS 213
  • Collection
  • 1994-2002

The Teresa Hayes, MD, PhD papers contains photographs, artifacts, documents, speeches, and books related to Dr. Hayes’ work with Dr. Armin Weinberg radiation effects and events projects and the United Methodist Health Initiative. in Kazakhstan and Russia. The collection equals about .5 cubic foot (1 box) and includes 286 photographs.

Subjects: Radiation Effects and Events, Baylor College of Medicine

Hayes, Teresa

Ruth Hartgraves, MD papers

  • MS 032
  • Collection
  • 1901-1995

The Ruth Hartgraves, MD papers (MS032) consists of biographical information, correspondence, professional records, certificates, professional organizaiton records, notebooks, travel books, scrapbooks, photographs audiovisual materials, ephemera, and artifacts that document the life, family, and career of Dr. Ruth Hartgraves. Genealogical information about her family includes materials about her sister, Hallie Hartgraves, who was a physician before she became a religious nun.

Information about Dr. Hartgraves' medical practice includes notebooks she made and reference books she used in the care of her patients. There is information about her hospital appointments and medical associations to which she belonged. Significant information is available about the American Medical Women's Association, especially during her presidency in 1963.

Several scrapbooks, folders and photographs document her life as a professional woman in Houston from the 1930s through the 1980s.

Dr. Hartgraves received several prestigious honors. The awards and background material on each of the ceremonies is preserved.

Dr. Hartgraves involvement in the cultural life of Houston is documented with notes she took on operas and ephemera from several events she attended. Her main hobby of world travel is covered through travel notebooks, passports and itineraries. Some mementoes acquired during her travels are also available.

Materials include notebooks and calendars that Dr. Hartgraves kept near the end of her life as she lived with dementia. She left notes to herself to remember.

The collection equals 20 cubic feet and consists of 32 boxes. The materials are in good condition.

Hartgraves, Ruth

Vernie Stembridge, MD papers

  • MS 143
  • Collection
  • 1945-2000

The Vernie A. Stembridge, MD papers contains professional papers, military records, reprints, administrative records, correspondence, awards, photographs, realia, oversized materials, personal papers, artifacts, yearbooks, textbooks, monographs, printed materials, memorabilia, ceritifactes, artwork, and audiovisual materials. The collection documents the life and career of Dr. Vernie Stembridge who was a leader in the field of pathology. The collection chronicles his medical education and training at University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, U.S. Public Health Service Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia, the Oak Ridge Institute of Nuclear Studies, Oak Ridge, Tennessee as well as his leadership positions and consulting work at Parkland Memorial Hospital of Dallas, Southwestern Medical School, Southwestern Allied Health Sciences School, the Dallas Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Baylor University Medical Center, Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, and the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Notable personal materials within the collection include Dr. Stembridge’s projector, plague, gavel, and Tiffany sterling silver bowl. The collection equals of 28 cubic feet and contains 26 boxes, including 3 oversized boxes. The materials date from 1945 to 2000. The materials are in good condition.

Stembridge, Vernie A.

Lee D. Cady, MD papers

  • MS 026
  • Collection
  • 1949-1970

The collection begins with Dr. Cady's transfer from Dallas to Houston upon the establishment of Houston's Veterans Administration Hospital in 1949, and follows through his resignation in 1963, and some post-resignation consulting. Subjects: Veterans Hospital and Methodist Hospital

Cady, Lee D.

Marvin A. Kastenbaum, Ph.D., papers.

  • MS 093
  • Collection
  • 1950-1997

The Marvin A. Kastenbaum, PhD, papers, MS 93, 1950-1997, contains materials related to the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission (ABCC), including audio-visual materials, photographs, artifacts, personal cards, clippings, and statistical analyses compilied by the ABCC. Kastenbaum worked for 17 months as a statistician with the ABCC.

Kastenbaum's first contribution to the archive in March 1994 was a set of photographs of ABCC employees. Later, he made additional donations of artifacts, audio-visual materials and more photographs.

Kastenbaum was born in New York City on January 16, 1926. During World War II, he served with the the 124th Cavalry Regiment and later in the 613th Field Artillery Battalion. Kastenbaum was stationed in Burma, and the units he was stationed with participated in the reopening the Burma Road, a vital supply route from Burma to China.

After the war, Kastenbaum returned to his studies and graduated from the City College of New York with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics in 1948. He received his Master's degree in statistics from North Carolina State College in 1950 and his PhD from the same institution in 1956.

In January 1953, during a hiatus from his studies, Kastenbaum took a post as statistician in the Biostatistics Department of the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission in Hiroshima, Japan. While with ABCC he had occasion to review much of the medical data which had been collected by the commission between 1947 and 1954. He and Dr. William C. Moloney wrote a study of A-bomb radiation on humans. Upon completion of the final report, Marvin A. Kastenbaum decided he would make a career of medical statistics. In September of 1954 he returned to Chapel Hill to complete the requirements for his doctorate in statistics at the University of North Carolina. While there Marvin A. Kastenbaum worked as a statistician for the University's Department of Public Health.

During his 17-month affiliation with the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission, Kastenbaum recorded some of his experiences on film. He donated three reels of 8 mm film to the archive in 1995. This film is a unique visual history. He filmed ABCC events in Japan, highlights from festivals, and scenes of daily life. Approximately one-third of the footage is devoted to ABCC personnel, activities and sites. The latter part of the film includes scenes of Hong Kong, Bangkok, India, Pakistan, Israel and Greece that Dr. Kastenbaum filmed after leaving Tokyo, Japan in May 1954. The collection is 1.75 cubic feet (3 boxes).

Dr. Kastenbaum's photographs have been rehoused and cataloged as single items and in sets. The bibliographic records and holdings are in machine readable format and can be found in the online catalog of the Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library. The finding aids for the photographs are as follows: traditional card files and computerized bibliographic records in the online catalogs. All the photographs are black and white in a variety of sizes.

Some of the material in this collection appears to have been water damaged. This is especially apparent in box 2. Extra care should be taken when handling these materials. Notify an archivist if any of the material appears to be disintegrating.

This collection is 1.75 cubic feet (3 boxes.)

Kastenbaum, Marvin A., Ph.D.

Powell family medical bag

  • MS 198
  • Collection
  • circa 1927-1940

The collection consists of one medical bag with contents, totaling 1 cubic foot.

Subjects: General Medicine

Powell family

Hermann Hospital Archive records

  • IC 086
  • Collection
  • 1869-1998

The Hermann Hospital Archive records consists of administrative records, founding documents, legal papers, maps, photographs, films, videos, oral histories, nursing school records, yearbooks, and artifacts ranging from the late 1800s to 1998 that document the creation, development, and history of Hermann Hospital, the first institution in what is now known as the Texas Medical Center. The materials document the long history of the hospital from its inception to the merger with Memorial Hospital System in 1997. Hermann Hospital Archives contains the instituional records of Hermann Hospital (1925-1997) as well as the Hermann Estate (1914-1985).

Real estate-related material from the Hermann Estate business offices, some of it predating the hospital, including professional correspondence, property deeds, copies of letters to tenants and lessees, maps, photographs of construction sites, and a salesman sample or miniature real estate sign (silk-screened metal, circa 1935) (1918-1950’s). Materials related to the construction of the hospital building including work orders, construction progress reports, and order forms and receipts for building materials (1920’s). There are some advertisements and information sheets from companies that supplied hospital and cafeteria equipment to the new hospital (x-ray machines, milk coolers, lighting, surgical implements, etc.) (1920’s). Copies of orders for medical supplies and alcohol permits from the Prohibition years. A small amount of material is related to the lawsuit filed by Hermann’s Swiss relatives over his bequest to the city. There are items dealing with daily operations in the earlier part of the century, including staff newsletters, letters of application for “cards” (permitted local doctors to see patients at the hospital even if they did not practice there full-time), administrative memos. Some material about the financial situation of the Estate and funding of the hospital, including accounting records, ledgers from the pre-hospital Estate, and legal papers (1910’s-1950’s). Staff publications, meeting minutes for various committees, board of trustees items (1940’s-1980’s). Oral History Project transcripts, 1992-1998.

There are photographs (originals or copies) of Houston in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries; of Mr. Hermann in his last years; of the hospital interior and exterior when it was new; of early nursing school graduation classes (ca. 1850-1930’s). Nursing school yearbooks, records, and a uniform (1940’s-1970’s). VHS tapes of relevant television specials, news reports, and educational programs for staff (1980’s). A sizable collection of patient registers and logbooks from various departments (1920’s-1980’s) including the register with the hospital’s first patients in 1925. Scrapbooks of staff photos and news clippings (1960’s-1980’s). There are large numbers of slides and photographs that document the history of LifeFlight and the work of Dr. James "Red" Duke (1970’s-1980’s). There is a small amount of realia including decorative plaques, awards, small commemorative items, and a mailbox from the old hospital building. A few boxes contain administrative papers (1980’s). One contains working papers of the Rice University Oral History Project.

A group of photographs equaling 12.5 cubic feet (25 boxes) were compiled for hosptial publications by media relations staff in the mid to late 1980s. Most of the items are undated.

The collection is 480 cubic feet in size which includes 641 boxes. Materials are in good condition.

Hermann Hospital (Houston, Tex.)

Armin Weinberg, PhD papers

  • MS 211
  • Collection
  • 1990s-2020

The Armin Weinberg, PhD papers contains born-digital materials and ephemeral items related to his work in Russia, Kazakhstan, and Eastern Europe. The collection also includes two View Master projectors and “Stereoscopic Atlas of the Human Anatomy” by David L. Bassett, MD, complete set of 1-213 slides, T-shirt of "International Conference on the Health Effects of Low Dose Radiation", artifacts, books, business cards, dombra (instrument), glass hedgehog figurine, camel figurine, Kazakhstan canteen, 3 traditional Kazakhstan robes and hat, and colorimeter that belonged to his father.

The collection equals 3 cubic feet (4 boxes). Majority of collection will be submitted digitally. First ZIP file was emailed on 9/7/2016. Dr. Weinberg was issued a flash drive (HRC_32_01) to submit other ZIP files at one time. All files submitted to the collection are placed in the digital control folder in the Digital Submissions directory. A user survey describing the contents of the digital collection and formats used will be available in the control folders.

Subjects: Radiation Effects and Events, Baylor College of Medicine

Weinberg, Armin