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Texas Research Institute of Mental Sciences (TRIMS) records

  • IC 015
  • Collection
  • 1957-1985

The TRIMs collection contains annual reports, annual financial reports, audit reports, highlights, news clippings and articles, constitution, bylaws, rules and regulations, dedication, publicity, linkages, correspondence, administration, organization of clinical services and committees, library information, audio visual, public information, communications, volunteer services, donations, program change proposals and approvals, evaluations, research advisory council, medical advisory committee, commissioners annual review, legislature visit to medical center, statistical information, comprehensive health planning, medical records, contracts, agreements, memos, manuals, salary increases, equal employment opportunity information and complaints, active medical staff, personnel, incidents, grievances, client abuse reports, travel reports, construction projects, minutes, reports of grants and donations, and other printed material related to the Texas Research institute of Mental Sciences. The collection also contains a DSM III training guide, Graduate Medical Education announcements, animal facility annual reports, animal colony reports, and other bound materials that have sustained water damage.

Subjects: Mental Sciences, Psychiatry

Texas Research Institute of Mental Sciences

St. Joseph's Infirmary, Houston, Texas

Recto side of color postcard shows a corner view of red brick building with balconies. An unidentifiable figure stands on the sidewalk. Street shows trolley tracks. On the verso side are the printed words "The Leighton & Valentine Co., N.Y. City Printed in the United States." There is no message, address or stamp.

Leighton & Valentine Co.

Fonville's Prescription Pharmacy, Houston, Texas, 1950

Recto side of black and white postcard shows two men standing in a room with chairs and health supplies on shelves. In lower right in a highlighted area are the words "Fonville's Prescription Pharmacy 3710 Fannin Street Houston, Texas Lehigh 9105." On the verso side the words are printed "For all your needs... in Drugs, Cosmetics, and Toilet Goods - Shop At -The Prescription Pharmacy Prescriptions Accurately and Promptly Filled." There is no message, address or stamp.

Interstate Printing Service

R. Lee Clark, MD papers

  • MS 070
  • Collection
  • 1929-1985

Lee Clark’s personal papers, Series I, contain financial documents, family correspondence from relatives throughout Texas, lists of purchases including various cars, information on houses and repairs, ideas for his ranch and considerations about other land purchases.

Lee Clark received his M.D. from the Medical School of Virginia. He served as Chief Resident at the American Hospital in Paris, France and was a Fellow at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Before coming to M.D. Anderson, Dr. Clark was Director of Surgical Research within the United States Air Force at Randolph Field, San Antonio, Texas. Drafts of Clark’s Surgical History of the Army Air Forces are located in Series II.

Dr. R. Lee Clark collected papers from many sources, envisioning the historical importance, not only of his personal papers, but of items related to University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, the Texas Medical Center, various University of Texas medical schools, and many national and international cancer organizations. A series of historical papers, in addition to folders labeled “Inactive”, “to 1956”, or “to 1959”, provide witness to the early growth of M.D. Anderson Hospital and Houston’s medical community. Dr. Clark also kept the minutes of many meetings of the University of Texas Board of Regents, as he was dependent on funding from the state to furnish resources necessary for M.D. Anderson Hospital. Newspaper clippings document Clark’s leadership at M.D. Anderson and the growth of cancer treatment and care, both within the state of Texas and throughout the world. He was Directing Medical Editor of the Medical Arts Publishing Foundation that published The Heart Bulletin, The Cancer Bulletin, The Psychiatric Bulletin, and Medical Record and Annals, as well as co-editor of The Book of Health and The Year Book of Cancer.

Dr. Clark held positions of authority in a number of national and international organizations. Correspondence and meeting minutes show that he was a dynamic force in the formation of several branches of the Union International Contre le Cancer, notably the Committee for International Collaborative Activities and the Association of American Cancer Institutes. UICC was a world-wide effort to more successfully track and treat the causes of cancer. The American Cancer Society also benefited from Clark’s vision and energy, as did the Cancer Committee of the American College of Surgeons. Meeting minutes from several committees document activities within those organizations. He served on the boards of directors of the Damon Runyon/Walter Winchell and Hogg Foundations. After retirement from M.D. Anderson, he served as a consultant for Robert Douglass Associates, assisting with site visits and forward planning for cancer hospitals.

Photographs of M.D. Anderson Hospital buildings, colleagues, and many organizational meetings are held in Series XIII, as well as in other parts of the collection.

Memorabilia and realia, as well as a series on professional travel, attest to the scope of Dr. Clark’s career.

Clark, Randolph Lee, 1906-

Episcopal Church and Dr. Perl's Office, Houston, Texas

Recto side of black and white postcard shows a tree, church with spire and buildings. The words "Episcopal church and Dr Perl's Office, Houston, Texas" are printed under the picture. On the verso side are the printed words "Private Mailing Card Authorized by Act of Congress, May 19, 1898." There is no message, address or stamp.

C. T. Art Colortone

Texas Medical Center aerial

Aerial view of the Texas Medical Center looking south. Hermann Hospital and the Hermann Professional Building are in the foreground, with Baylor College of Medicine, M. D. Anderson Hospital, and Methodist Hospital visible further back. The area behind the hospitals remains wooded.

Dorsey, Paul

Prudential Building

The Prudential Building, which the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Hospital acquired in 1974. The University of Texas School of Nursing and other University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston departments also utilized the facility.

Mrs. Anna Johnson

Black and white photograph of Mrs. Anna Johnson used in Dr. James Greenwood Jr.'s contribution to the textbook The Clinical Neurosciences; Dr. Greenwood successfully removed a 300 g meningioma from Mrs. Johnson

James Greenwood Sr. and Jr., MDs papers

  • MS 029
  • Collection
  • 1910-1983

The James Greenwood Sr. and Jr., MDs papers consists of article drafts and reprints, professional correspondence, patient notes, journals, and photographs that document the careers of James Greenwood Sr. and James Greenwood Jr. in the fields of neuropsychiatry and neurosurgery, respectively.

Greenwood, James Sr.

Phillip D. Robinson, FACHE papers

  • MS 233
  • Collection
  • 1993-1994

This collection consist of materials primarily relating to Phillip Robinson's professional relationships and travels in Ukraine and Russia. The collection contains one binder of papers and several groups of photographs. There are materials pertaining to International Consortium for Research on the Health Effect of Radiation (ICRHER), Methodist Hospital, and other organizations. The materials date from 1993-1994.

An inventory provided by the donor is available.

Robinson, Phillip D.

Texas Medical Center Historical Resources Project records

  • IC 084
  • Collection
  • 1973-1991

The Texas Medical Center (TMC) Historical Resources Project records contain video oral histories of notable personalities associated with or visiting the TMC. Beginning in 1973, the initial group of interviews focuses on individuals involved in the founding or early days of the TMC. Later “video profiles” also include significant visitors to the TMC. Several of these feature national and international figures in cancer research on their visits to Houston. In total the collection features forty-seven unique recordings of interviews with thirty-eight different individuals. All forty-seven unique recordings have been digitized.

Don Macon, Director of the TMC Historical Resources Project, serves as interviewer in all but one of the recordings. The interviews are all staged as one-on-one conversations, with the exception of Macon's interview of Isaac Berenblum and Philippe Shubik. A typical interview begins with some biographical information about the interviewee, followed by accounts of their careers and, where appropriate, their involvement with the Texas Medical Center. Recordings each tend to be approximately 30-60 minutes long; the shortest interview is about 18 minutes, with the longest (Dr. Frederick Elliott's) being 2 hours and 18 minutes.

The bulk of the interviews took place from 1973-1978. There are also interviews from 1982, 1988, and 1991. Most if not all of the interviews were recorded in the studio at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. Most are attributed to MDA-TV, Department of Medical Communications. Some later interviews are attributed to UT-TV.

While there are forty-seven unique recordings, the collection includes many duplications and totals nearly one hundred tapes. The videotapes are primarily 3/4" U-Matic, though there are also some VHS tapes. There are many original master recordings, as well as duplications on a variety of media--including a dozen interviews transferred to DVDs. Most interviews correspond to a single tape, but some speakers continue on to a second tape, typically labeled "part 2." Dr. Elliott's interview spans five tapes.

The level of detail in the descriptions varies across recordings. The collection includes contemporary typed transcripts for the first ten interviews from 1973. The MHC has created computer-generated transcripts for a handful of other interviews. Thirteen interviews have detailed descriptions with timecodes and summaries of content being discussed. The remaining interviews have paragraph-length descriptions transcribed from the original tapes or their cases.

Texas Medical Center Historical Resources Project

Joyce E. Yost, PhD papers

  • MS 208
  • Collection
  • 1983-1997

The Joyce E. Yost, PhD papers consist of 7 boxes and contains newspaper clippings, correspondence, printed material, speeches, magazines, newsletters, manuals, books, studies, reports, reprints, prophylactic material, financial documents, and meeting minutes and materials that document Yost’s doctoral dissertation research. Materials are mostly in good condition with some water damage. Collection includes information related to the Montrose Clinic and AIDS Foundation Houston (AFH), and other AIDS organizations, activist groups and programs

Yost, Joyce E.

Thomas R. Cole, PhD papers

  • MS 225
  • Collection
  • 1973-2019, undated

The Thomas R. Cole, PhD papers consists of scholarly projects and history of the McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics in the University of Texas' McGovern Medical School. The papers include articles, journals, monographs, correspondence, notes, transcripts, books, syllabi, DVDs/CDs, Betacam tapes, cassettes, realia, and research primarily chronicling Dr. Cole’s professional career.

The collection contains materials documenting Dr. Cole’s research in gerontology. Dr. Cole’s articles and drafts of these articles are found within the papers and include reviews of his publications. Some of the books Dr. Cole published are also in the collection. There is a significant amount of correspondence between Dr. Cole and his colleagues, publishers, and contributors. There are materials relating to his projects, teaching, and presentations and events. In addition to his role at the University of Texas and in the Texas Medical enter, the collection reflects his involvement in professional organizations, conferences, and events. Small portions of the collection concerns postdocs as well as expenses and contracts. The AV materials and digital media are products of Dr. Cole’s numerous lectures, university courses, talks, and publications.

The subject scope of the collection includes: Gerontology, Aging, Social gerontology, Science and the humanities, Humanities, Civil Rights, and Medical ethics.

Cole, Thomas R.

University of Texas School of Nursing PARTNERS records

  • IC 089
  • Collection
  • 1992-2017

PARTNERS (Providing Advancement Resources to Nursing Education, Research, and Students) records contain materials documenting the organization's efforts in support of the Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth Houston.

A significant portion of the collection concerns events such as luncheons, coffees, and other events held by PARTNERS. In many cases there is extensive documentation relating to the planning of these events.

Other materials in the collection include financials (budgets, deposit records, invoices); board records (chair's notebooks, meeting minutes); membership records (lists, invitations); scholarships and research grants (reports, scholarship information, grant proposals); public relations and print material (media, annual reports, brochures); and correspondence (development, thank you letters).

The records date back to 1992, just prior to the formal beginning of the organization. The latest records in the collection date from 2017. Most of the records are from the Houston area.

University of Texas School of Nursing PARTNERS

Elvin L. Shelton, Jr., MD papers

  • MS 082
  • Collection
  • 1948-1990

The Elwin L. Shelton, Jr., MD papers consists largely of materials related to his professional life, such as presentations and publications, published and unpublished papers, and accreditations. There are copies of Medical Director's Notebook from 1957-1960. There are also materials on topics such as philosophy, hypnosis, intestinal by-pass, GI, breast, and peritoneal dialysis research. Some items pertain to the Texas Surgical Society, Southern Society of Clinical Surgeons, and Houston Gastroenterological Society. Finally, there are some personal items, such as biographical data, photos and "treasured letters." The collection ranges in dates from 1948-1990.

Shelton, Elvin L.

Friends of the Texas Medical Center Library records

  • IC 090
  • Collection
  • 1960-2017

This collection consists of the records of the Friends of the Texas Medical Center Library, beginning with the organization's incorporation in 1960. There are materials relating to the Friends Board and administration, fundraising and gifts, events, and publications.

Materials include meeting minutes, financial records, correspondence, invitations, photographs, newsletters, and other administrative records relating to the organization and its operations.

The collection also features an Oral History Project, launched in 2023.

Friends of the Texas Medical Center Library

George H. Hermann: The Man, His Gift, His Concern, His Legacy

This 16mm color film with sound is titled, “George H. Hermann, The Man, His Gift, His Concern, His Legacy.” It is a biography of George H. Hermann, benefactor of Hermann Park, Hermann Hospital, and the Hermann Hospital Estate. The film primarily features narration over color drawings (still images, not animation). The opening and closing segments feature live moving images of contemporary Houston, notably Hermann Park and Hermann Hospital. It has a runtime of 23:30 minutes.

The film was produced by Hill Audio-Visual Productions Houston. The film states its copyright as 1983 by the Hermann Hospital Estate.

(0:27) Film opens on shots of Hermann Park as the narrator introduces George Hermann and his “concern.”

(1:20) Title card with text “George H. Hermann, The Man, His Gift, His Concern, His Legacy. Copyright 1983 Hermann Hospital Estate.”

(1:28) The biography of Hermann starts, beginning with his father John Hermann, who was born Switzerland and eventually moved to Houston.

(3:22) George Henry Hermann’s birth

(3:40) Account of the Hermann family’s life and work in Houston

(4:50) George Hermann’s service in Company A of the 26th Texas Calvary during the Civil War.

(5:30) Hermann’s return to Houston after the war, his work in a general store, and his initial work with cattle: “His holdings grew rapidly.”

(7:10) His courtship with Elizabeth Broussard, rejection, and bachelorhood.

(8:15) Hermann’s lifestyle, frugality, and business dealings

(10:40) His friendships and attendance to the sick

(11:19) His acquisition of land in Humble that would eventually yield oil and form the basis of the Humble Oil and Refining Company.

(12:24) Hermann’s vision for a charity hospital.

(13:18) A yearlong vacation through the South and East Coast, then Europe.

(14:22) His return to Houston and the creation of a city park on the site of his first home.

(17:14) His declining health and deeding over 285 acres for Hermann Park to the City of Houston.

(18:41) In August 1914 he traveled to Baltimore where he spent weeks in a hospital, then to Battle Creek, Michigan for mineral baths. Upon returning to Baltimore, a doctor found stomach cancer. Hermann died on October 21, 1914.

(20:04) Hermann’s funeral in Houston

(21:44) As the film cuts to contemporary images of Houston, the narrator concludes by reflecting on Hermann and his relationship to the city of Houston.

Campaign for Life Internal Fundraising Video

This 16mm film is a color projection print with sound running 11:28 minutes. The film is targeted at Hermann Hospital employees, encouraging the to donate to the Hospital's fundraising campaign for the construction of a new pavilion.

(0:11) Film opens, “For More Than 100,000 Life Began at Hermann Hospital. For Countless Others, Life Was Given A Fresh, New Start.” Montage of Hermann Hospital scenes.

(0:45) Introduction by Steve Smith, reflecting on George Hemann’s dream and a list of “firsts” at Hermann Hospital.

(2:24) Ruth Anderson, 26 years of service – retired, reflects on changes and contributions

(3:18) Smith speaks in front of the Roberton Pavilion

(3:37) Pappy Selph, Cardiac Patient interview, fiddle playing

(4:03) Smith introduces the proposed new pavilion

(5:08) Bill McDonald, Vice-President & Chief Operating Officer highlights Hermann’s tradition and the value of the new facility

(5:27) Lynn Walts, Vice-President of Operations, highlights the need for the new facility

(5:55) Smith shares the plan for a renovated Roberts Pavilion

(6:19) Walts continues discussing the vision for the new facility

(6:33) Smith, standing beside the Life Flight Helicopter, shares the fundraising goal: $100 million dollars

(6:50) A request for funds is targeted to Hermann employees, as images of employees working at Hermann are shown. The Employee Participation Plan is touted. Smith appears in the lobby/courtyard discussing the plan.

(8:13) Robert Creasy, MD, Chief of OB/GYN Services talks about the Employee Participation Plan.

(8:50) A new donor wall is highlighted.

(9:16) Smith appears by the statue of George Hermann in Hermann Park, extoling the importance of Hermann employees

(9:30) Walter Mischer, Chairman of the Board/CEO, speaks about the value of employees

(9:55) Pam MacFarland, 5 years of service, also speaks about Hermann employees

(10:09) Freddie Knockless, 5 years of service, speaks about giving and about Hermann employees

(10:22) Joe Escalante, 15 years of service, speaks about a premature baby’s birth at Hermann

(10:36) Smith concludes the program from the Hermann courtyard. He reports that Hermann patients say “thank you,” as images of patients and staff are shown.

South Central Academic Medical Libraries Consortium records

  • IC 106
  • Collection
  • 1981-1999

This collection contains the records of the South Central Academic Medical Libraries Consortium (SCAMeL) from 1981-2013, with the bulk dating 1981-2004. Many of the records relate to or appear to have been gathered in preparation for the semi-annual SCAMeL Board of Directors meetings. Examples of documents included are bylaws, agendas, meeting minutes, budgets, member surveys, correspondence, and reports from various groups. Also present are data and discussion on various library programs such as interlibrary loan supported by the organization or otherwise of interest to members.

In the early portions of the collection, there is discussion of the rationale for creating the organization, as well as its role relative to other entities. The TALON (Texas Arkansas Louisiana Oklahoma New Mexico) Regional Medical Library Program is frequently referenced.

Coordination of collections and services across libraries is a theme throughout the collection. There are materials regarding topics such as Interlibrary Loan, the Union List of Serials, the Cooperative Acquisitions Program, and the Nonprint Media Catalog. Similarly, a group of records in the second series focuses on the work of the Serials Advisory Committee, Information Resources Committee, and Collection Development Group.

South Central Academic Medical Libraries Consortium

Harold Pruessner, MD papers

  • MS 083
  • Collection
  • 1964-1998

The Harold Pruessner, MD papers contains documents relating to his role at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, particularly in the Department of Family Practice. Contents include articles, curricula, training material, information about family practice, and other administrative materials. There is also an audio recording of an interview with Dr. Pruessner from 1998. Items date from 1964 to 1998, with most of them corresponding to his time in Houston, Texas.

Pruessner, Harold

Live Oak Friends Meeting on Community Health

  • MS 193
  • Collection
  • 1992

Collection contains a digital copy of a 1992 video recording of author/activist Jan de Hartog (1914 April 22 – 2002 September 22) speaking about the Jefferson Davis Hospital scandal of the 1960’s. De Hartog was a longtime resident of Houston and member of Live Oak Friends Meeting, and personal friend of the donors. The original video was recorded by Warren, Ph.D., and Marsha Holleman, M.D., also members of Live Oak and faculty at Baylor College of Medicine.

Subjects: Live Oak Friends Meeting, community health, Jefferson Davis Hospital, oral history, Healthcare for the Homeless.

Live Oak Friends Meeting

Jan De Hartog's "Compassion and the Art of Medicine"

  • MS 168
  • Collection
  • 1993

“The Mystery of Compassion” is #4 of a series of six autobiographical lectures entitled “Compassion and the Art of Medicine” given between 1991 and 1995 by Dutch author and longtime Houston resident Jan de Hartog. Mr. de Hartog and his wife, Marjorie, were involved in the expose of the poor conditions at Jefferson Davis Hospital in the early 1960’s, that led to the creation of the Harris County Hospital District. Mr. de Hartog’s professional papers are housed at the University of Houston M.D. Anderson Library Special Collections, ID 1967-002. A single VHS tape produced in 1993 by Baylor College of Medicine Media Productions. It measures 1.5 x 4.75 x 8 inches, has a black-and-white label, and is in good condition.

Subjects: Jefferson Davis Hospital

de Hartog, Jan

Lee D. Cady, MD papers

  • MS 026
  • Collection
  • 1921-1985

The collection deals primarily with Dr. Cady's tenure in the Veterans Administration from 1946-1963. Most of the materials concern his role as Director of the Veterans Hospital in Houston, Texas. Some of the earlier materials relate to his work with the VA in Dallas.

In addition to various administrative records, the VA Hospital materials in this collection include significant groups of Public Relations Files, Reading Files, and Telephone Conversation Transcriptions. There are also some sound recordings relating to the VA Hospital.

The collection also includes some of Dr. Cady's personal and professional materials such as correspondence, scholarly works and reprints, and materials from his retirement.

While the bulk of the records correspond to his work from 1946-1963, some of the personal materials and scholarly works date as early as 1921, and some of the artifacts and retirement-era materials come from as late as 1985.

Cady, Lee D.

William Spencer, MD papers

  • MS 099
  • Collection
  • 1954-2009

The William Spencer, MD papers contains correspondence, financial records, grant records, building schematics, tour schedules, newspaper clippings, telegrams, financial records, academic publications, government testimony, congressional records, research, lectures, and legal records documenting the life of Dr. William Spencer.

William Spencer born on February 16, 1922 in Oklahoma City. He went to John Hopkins University for medical school and was first in his graduating class. Beginning in 1951 Dr. Spencer would lead staff at Baylor College of Medicine to address the polio epidemic. Consequently, ground-breaking research was conducted paving the way for the facility to become one of the most prominent rehabilitation facilities in the country. He would become founder of The Institute of Rehabilitation and Research, or TIRR, and the facility opened its doors on May 30, 1959. Today the hospital is officially part of the Memorial Hermann hospital system. Throughout his life Dr. Spencer would treat patients and conduct research regarding traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injuries, many of his patients being children or youth. Dr. Spencer in his twenty-eight years serving as TIRR’s president became known as the “Father of Modern Rehabilitation” as hospitals around the globe modeled their rehabilitation programs after TIRR (Wendler, 2009, p.16). The TIRR was a facility ahead of its time under Dr.Spencer’s leadership. After the development of personal computers, Dr.Spencer petitioned IBM to link the computers (now known as networking) at TIRR and Baylor College of Medicine.

In his nonmedical life, Dr. Spencer would tinker with a number of inventions or other projects. These engineering projects would lead him to develop the physiography, which ended up being an early version of its predecessor the EKG. Dr. Spencer was married twice, his first wife being Helen Spencer and his second wife being Jean Spencer, who had passed away before him in 2005.

Subjects: Pediatrics. The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research.

Spencer, William A. (William Albert), 1922-2009

Texas Children's Hospital Historical Archives

  • IC 042
  • Collection
  • 1953-2003

Texas Children's Hospital Historical Archives contains 10 cubic feet of processed material and 79 boxes of unprocessed material. The later is labeled as the TCH Historical Archives and arrived in the HRC in 2008.

Subjects: Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children's Hospital

Dorothy Otto, EdD, MSN, RN, ANEF papers

  • MS 173
  • Collection
  • approximately 1972-2009

This collection consists of Dorothy Otto's personal and professional papers related to her career as a faculty member and one-time acting dean of the Cizik School of Nursing at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in Houston.

Dating back to the founding of the UT School of Nursing in 1972, Dr. Otto's papers include 13 boxes of her office files, 3 boxes labeled "personal." In addition to paper records, there are also a small number of VHS tapes and optical media. There are also four large foam presentation boards.

Otto, Dorothy

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Nursing, Center on Aging records

  • IC 088
  • Collection
  • 1987-2011

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Nursing, Center on Aging records consists of four processed boxes and eighteen unprocessed boxes. The processed portion of the collection contains papers relating to the Joseph C. Sr. and Selenia E. Valley Conference. There are photos, papers, memos, and ephemera related to the Valley Conference. The Valley conference was an annual event in September to improve the quality of care for older adults by providing access to elder care innovations to community caregivers. The Valley family history is also included in this collection.

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Center on Aging

Felix Haas, PhD papers

  • MS 027
  • Collection
  • 1937-1986

The Felix L. Haas, PhD papers document his life and career with the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. The bulk of the collection pertains to his work at the University of Texas Health Science Center, the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, and the University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (UTGSBS) in Houston.

The collection reflects both his research interests and his administrative roles. The collection includes biographical information, professional records, correspondence, certificates, reprints, typescripts, publications, theses and dissertations, experiment notebooks, lectures, speeches, grant materials, committee reports and meeting minutes, course outlines, and audio recordings.

Unique to the collection are the audiotapes (reel-to-reel and compact cassette) that detail the beginnings of the UTGSBS. The recordings include meetings of Committee on Graduate Studies (1963-1965)--which he chaired--and lectures from courses given by UTGSBS faculty (1971-1978).

While most of the collection is based in Houston, there is a notable series of materials from the Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois.

Materials ranges in date from 1937-1986.

The collection is 36 cubic feet (70 boxes).

Haas, Felix L.

University of Texas, Division of Continuing Education records

  • IC 061
  • Collection
  • 1950-1981

The University of Texas, Division of Continuing Education records contains budgets, grant requests, residency programs, faculty and staff, and other materials pertaining to the Post Graduate School of Medicine, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and Division of Continuing Education from 1950-1981.

Subjects: medical education, financial information, biology

University of Texas Division of Continuing Education

Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library records

  • IC 001
  • Collection
  • 1915-2016

Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library records consist of about 135 boxes and contains photographs, scrapbooks, VHS tapes, reports, printed material, financial documents, correspondence, architectural drawings, and surveys that document the history of HAM-TMC Library. [Subjects: HAM-TMC Library]

Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library

Judson L. Taylor, MD papers

  • MS 210
  • Collection
  • 1940-1951

The Judson L. Taylor, MD papers consists of one oversize photograph portrait, two full sheet newspapers, and other newspapers clippings related to Judson Taylor and his brother, Dr. Martin Junius Taylor. The collection is in good condition, and all materials are stored in one oversize box.

Taylor, Judson L.

Earl J. Brewer, MD papers

  • MS 053
  • Collection
  • 1960-1996

Earl J. Brewer, MD papers consist primarily of professional correspondence; organization and protocols for national and international cooperative medical studies; grant applications and correspondence regarding a wide range of local, state and national research and coordinated care/case management projects concerning chronic illnesses in children; various organizations' board meeting and committee meeting minutes and reports; drafts, manuscripts, and reprints of published professional papers and books; documentation of Dr. Brewer's founding and chairing the Texas Children's Hospital's Pediatric Rheumatology Center, Baylor College of Medicine's Rheumatology Section of the Pediatric Department, Kelsey-Seybold's Pediatric Department, and the Pediatric Rheumatology Study Group; records of Dr. Brewer's oxygen tent patent, of his organization and participation in Houston's Family-to-Family Network, the 1987 Surgeon General's Conference which was held in Houston, the American Rheumatism Association Conferences of Rheumatic Diseases in Park City, UT, American Juvenile Arthritis Organization, American Academy of Pediatrics Rheumatology Section, and the American Board of Pediatrics Pediatric Sub-specialty; certificates, awards, and honors bestowed upon Dr. Brewer in recognition of his professional achievements; video and audio cassettes and films, photographs, slides, and scrapbook and other oversize memorabilia. Earl Brewer died on March 19, 2015 in Houston, Texas at the age of 86.

The collection consists of 106 boxes equaling 60 cubic feet contain publications, scrapbooks, correspondence, grant applications, other printed material, audiovisual materials (audio cassettes, video cassettes, and 16mm films), photographs and slides. Materials are in good condition.

Brewer, Earl J.

Denton A. Cooley, MD papers

  • MS 043
  • Collection
  • 1944-2016

The Denton A. Cooley, MD papers consists of the personal and professional correspondence, administrative records, patient information, publications, artifacts, scrapbooks, photographs and ephemera of Denton Cooley, MD. Dr. Cooley was born August 22, 1920 and died November 18, 2016. He was known as an American heart and cardio-thoracic surgeon famous for performing the first implantation of a total artificial heart.

The collection is unprocessed, although a box level inventory created by Dr. Cooley’s staff is available. The bulk of the material is in good shape. Some newspaper clippings are degrading due to acidic newsprint. The collection consists of 184.5 cubic feet or about 185 boxes.

Subjects: Cardiology, Surgery

Cooley, Denton A., 1920-2016

Houston Infirmary

Houston Infirmary building exterior. The Infirmary is identified by a sign on the roof. The long, two-story building features a balcony and has a fence separating it from the road. A few people stand outside. The Infirmary, located at Washington Avenue and 10th Street, operated from 1876-1913.

Methodist Hospital

Original Methodist Hospital building exterior. The four story building features a dormer, fire escape, and stairs up to the elevated first floor entrance. Three early automobiles are parked out front.

University of Texas School of Public Health records

  • IC 013
  • Collection
  • 1967-2008

The University of Texas School of Public Health (SPH) records contains records from the School, as well as related programs and topics. The majority of the collection is made up of copies of the SPH Calendar from 1978-1983 and the SPH Catalog from 1971-1995. Also included are photographic rosters, announcements, and other printed materials. There are several reports connected to programs, seminars, or research. There is also one VHS Tape containing the 2000 James H. Steele Lecture on the topic of "Bioterrorism."

Materials in the collection date from approximately 1967 to 2008. The bulk of the materials were created between 1970 and 1995.

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. School of Public Health

Harris County Medical Society records

  • IC 004
  • Collection
  • 1903-2008

Harris County Medical Society records consists of about 14 boxes and contains financial, newspaper clippings, audio discs, digital roster CD, photographs, bound copies of Physicians Newsletter, pictorial rosters that document the history of the Harris County Medical Society.

Harris County Medical Society (Tex.)

Texas Medical Center records

  • IC 002
  • Collection
  • 1907-2019

The Texas Medical Center records include TMC charter material, correspondence, committee minutes, interviews and transcripts, photographs and slides, budgetary information, newspapers and clippings, research material for books, surveys, materials related to TMC events and visitors, films and audiocassettes, brochures, architectural renderings, guidebooks and directories, and maps. The materials date from the 1900s to the present. The collection also includes the papers of Mary Schiflett who held leadership positions in the TMC from 1970-2009. The collection has been processed at box and folder level. The material is generally in good condition and consists of 39 cubic feet totaling 93 boxes.

Texas Medical Center

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston records

  • IC 007
  • Collection
  • 1943-2007

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston records consists of about 89 boxes and contains financial documents, printed material, reports, VHS tapes, correspondence, meeting minutes, issues of Monday Morning and The Leader, presentation, t-shirts, NRC Newsletter and Bevo Bulletin that document the history of University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Conversations with the Past: "Development of the Texas Medical Center" by Dr. William Seybold

This 3/4” U-Matic tape contains a lecture titled "Development of the Texas Medical Center " by Dr. William Seybold. The lecture took place April 30, 1980, and it was a part of the series “Conversations with the Past.” The recording runs 31:31 with about 30 minutes of lecture content. According to the credits, it was a Medical Community Television System Production. The recording is a duplication, in color.
(0:01) The recording begins with color bars.
(0:16) Program begins with TMC Librarian Beth White at a podium introducing Dr. William Seybold, recently retired.
(0:58) Dr. Seybold comes to the podium and begins his talk.
(2:53) Beginnings of the TMC. “In the beginning there was a dream.” Almost 40 years ago. Monroe D. Anderson, Colonel W. B Bates, John H. Freeman, Arthur Cato, Dean John W. Spies, Dr. E. W. Bertner, Dr. Frederick C. Elliott.
(5:04) Monroe D. Anderson of Anderson Clayton Company. William Bates and John Freeman helped establish the Anderson Foundation.
(7:32) Anderson died, and the Foundation was chief beneficiary. Horace Wilkins was a new trustee.
(8:55) Texas Legislature authorized a state cancer hospital in 1941. Cato, Bertner, and Spies had all been interested in a cancer hospital. Various organizations supported.
(12:18) Trustees of the Anderson Foundation met with University of Texas officials. Agreement to locate the cancer hospital in Houston. Foundation offered temporary facilities and matching funds.
(13:03) Dr. Bertner was appointed Acting Director. Land was acquired from the City of Houston, but construction had to wait until after the war. Drs. Bertner and Elliot articulated plans for a medical center.
(15:20) In 1943 the private Dental College in Houston becomes part of the University of Texas and got a site in the medical center. Bertner and Elliott envisioned Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health, as well as hospitals.
(15:55) Hermann Hospital, Methodist Hospital, a children’s hospital, a tuberculosis hospital, and perhaps others.
(16:23) Baylor College of Medicine decided to leave Dallas. Trustees of Baylor and Trustees of the Anderson Foundation made arrangements to bring the school to Houston.
(18:44) Advancement of the Medical Center after World War II. Texas Medical Center, Inc. chartered and Dr. Bertner elected President. The Anderson Foundation provided land and funds to TMC entities. Support also came from the Cullens and the Chamber of Commerce.
(21:30) Dr. Bertner’s vision for the Medical Center, including his speech to the Kiwanis.
(23:07) Dr. Seybold contends the war had established public support for medical research.
(24:18) Dr. R. Lee Clark, Jr.’s appointment as Director of M. D. Anderson Hospital for Cancer Research in 1946. The opening of Baylor’s new building in 1948. The appointment of Dr. Michael DeBakey as Head of Department of Surgery. In 1950, the construction of the new Methodist Hospital. The appointment of Leland Anderson to lead the Medical Center Board. In 1952, Dr. Elliot named Vice-President and Executive Director of the Medical Center.
(26:37) Dr. Seybold offers information from the Texas Medical Center’s 1979 Annual Report. In conclusion, he reflects on its future.

Seybold, William Dempsey

Conversations with the Past: "Dentistry" by Ernest Beerstecher, PhD

This 3/4” U-Matic tape contains a lecture titled "Dentistry" by Ernest Beerstecher, PhD. The lecture took place April 23, 1980, and it was a part of the series “Conversations with the Past.” The recording runs 50:55, with about 50 minutes of lecture content. According to the credits, it was a Medical Community Television System Production. Sally Webb is Producer/Director. Mark Adamcik, Linda A. Morales, and Marilyn Caplovitz were the Technical Staff. The recording is a duplication, in color.
(0:01) The recording begins with videotape leader and a countdown.
(0:20) Program begins with TMC Librarian Beth White at a podium introducing Dr. Ernest Beerstecher, Chairman of Department of Biochemistry at UT Dental Branch and Professor of Dental History.
(0:45) Dr. Beerstecher begins his talk by discussing the history of the TMC land, which he claims was owned by a physician in Spanish Texas in 1820.
(2:46) Dr. Beerstecher discusses his interest in history and its role in predicting the future.
(3:53) He discusses present challenges in dentistry and other medical professions, particularly in reference to advertising and the Federal Trade Commission.
(6:25) History of dentistry. Glossing over ancient history, starting with the Renaissance. He discusses the historical role of priests and barbers.
(8:39) Dentistry as a craft and dentistry as a branch of medicine. These two paths crossed in the U.S. around 1800.
(9:41) Dentistry’s patron saint, Saint Apollonia.
(11:15) Dentistry in art. Presentation slides show art depicting the craftsman dentist.
(14:33) Professional tradition of dentistry, emergent in France. Images and discussions of dental literature. In 1728 Pierre Fauchard published his book The Surgical Dentist. Some of his students came to America. Dr. Beerstecher notes that France had been an early leader in dentistry, but after the French Revolution and the revocation of professional licensing standards, French dentistry declined.
(18:26) American dentists. He mentions George Washington and his dental troubles. Paul Revere practiced dentistry. Revere can be considered the father of American forensic dentistry because he identified General Warren’s body from the Battle of Bunker Hill based on his teeth.
(23:33) Spanish Texas required a license to practice dentistry. Don Pedro Lartique, one of Fauchard's students, received his license in San Antonio in 1806. Dr. Beerstecher claims it’s the oldest dental license in America, and that it became a model for other licenses. After Independence in Texas, there were no more licensing requirements, so more dentists appeared.
(28:51) Texas dentists advertised in newspapers. Dr. Davis in Galveston, Dr. Evans in Houston, Dr. Marks in Houston, barber-surgeon Henry Doebelmann in Houston. Presentation slides show advertisements as well as statistics about dentists in Texas.
(33:22) Organization of dental societies, dental journals, dental schools, and licensing starting in Texas in the 1830s.
(35:18) Dr. Beerstecher uses Doc Holliday to illustrate the experience of dental students.
(41:00) Holliday was born in Georgia then attended the Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgery. It was in a medical center near medical schools, hospitals, and the like. Dr. Beerstecher describes what it was like to study dentistry there.
(45:00) After dental school, Holliday had a practice in Georgia, but moved west after learning he had tuberculosis. In Dallas he began making dentures and doing other behind-the-scenes dental work, even winning awards. He started playing cards and eventually left town. He later died of tuberculosis.
(47:15) Emphasis on dental education in Texas in 1870s and 1880s, although there was no school. Eventually a school was planned for Galveston, but did not come to pass. In Houston in 1905, a group of citizens including John Henry Kirby advocated and raised money for a dental school at Travis and Congress.
(49:01) Concluding his talk, Dr. Beerstecher emphasizes that an interest in education has been central to the history of Texas dentistry.

Beerstecher, Ernest, Jr

Interview with Jack R. Winston, DDS

Jack R. Winston, DDS. Interview by Gene Allen. A practicing dentist in Houston for 50 years, Dr. Winston has served in a leadership capacity in many dental societies through the years - on local, state, national and international levels. He describes his humble beginnings in Tyler, Texas, the encouragement he received from his parents to pursue an education and the struggle of starting a practice during the depression. He recalls his dynamic career, his great interest in education, nutrition and his pioneering efforts in cosmetic dentistry. 41:00 2/10/1982.

Winston, Jack R., 1908-1994

Interview with W. Leland Anderson

W. Leland Anderson. Interviewed by Don Macon. Mr. Anderson, President of the Board of TMC, Inc., discusses the Anderson Clayton Company and the family relationship with the founders. He talks about his uncle, Mr. M. D. Anderson, Dr. E. W. Bertner and the trustees of the M. D. Anderson Foundation. He discusses the evolution of the Texas Medical Center and the formation of the TMC, Inc., defining the function of its Board of Directors. (MDAH Master #64-1-73)

Anderson, W. Leland

Interview with Earl C. Hankamer

Earl C. Hankamer. Interview by Don Macon. Mr. Hankamer, member of the boards of Baylor College of Medicine and TMC, Inc., reviews his early life in Turtle Bayou, now Hankamer, Texas. He recalls his business endeavors in the mercantile and oil business and tells how material success has enabled him to serve his fellow man. He played a principle role in bringing Baylor College of medicine to the Texas Medical Center. He tells of this historical move and speaks with pride of his family, his church and his involvement through the years with Baylor University. 9/19/1973. MDAH Master #41-2-73. 27:30

Hankamer, Earl Curtis, 1892-1980

Interview with Dr. David A. Wood

Dr. David A. Wood. Interviewed by Don Macon. Video recorded 9/25/1975. Approx. 30min. Color-Sound. MDAH Master #401-1-75. Produced for The University of Texas - Texas Medical Center Historical Resources Project. Dr. Wood briefly discussed his early history from his birth near the River of Lost Souls, in New Mexico through events that led to his interest n Pathology. He spoke of his wife who is a RN and his five children, one of whom is a MD, another who is interested in academic medicine. Sketching his career, Dr. Woods provided information about the American Cancer Society. He also talked about Dr. E. W. Bertner, Dr. R. Lee Clark, Dr. Murray Copeland, Dr. Grant Taylor, and Senator Frank Church. Dr. Wood emphasizes that the cancer story is a message of hope.

Wood, David A.

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