University of Texas Medical School records

Identity elements

Reference code

IC 008

Level of description

Collection

Title

University of Texas Medical School records

Date(s)

  • 1969-2006 (Creation)

Extent

12 cubic feet (29 boxes)

Name of creator

(1970-)

Administrative history

The University of Texas Medical School at Houston was approved by Governor Preston Smith in 1969. Cheves Smythe, M.D. was appointed the first dean. The first class enrolled in 1970 but was divided among three cities; the first class to complete all its studies in Houston enrolled in 1971. Its John J. Freeman Building was completed in 1972 and the School joined the UT Health Science Center consortium in 1973. The Medical School building sustained serious flood damage in both 1976 and 2001; the damage by Tropical Storm Allison took three years to rebuild. It was renamed the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School in 2015 following a gift from the McGovern Foundation.

Content and structure elements

Scope and content

University of Texas Medical School records primarily consists of newsletters like Scoop, IATRO year books, annual reports, directories for consultation referrals, and other types of ephemera. The collection roughly dates from 1979 to 2011. The collection is in good condition and consists of 12 cubic feet (29 boxes).

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Conditions of access and use elements

Conditions governing access

No access restrictions. Open for research.

Physical access

Materials are in good condition.

Technical access

Conditions governing reproduction

Copyright restrictions may apply.

Languages of the material

  • English

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Finding aids

Box-level inventory is available.

Uploaded finding aid

Acquisition and appraisal elements

Custodial history

Immediate source of acquisition

Source is unknown. Assumed to be creator.

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Accruals

Accruals may occur.

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Specialized notes

  • Citation: University of Texas Medical School records; IC 008; John P. McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center, Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library. Please cite the box and folder numbers where appropriate.

Alternative identifier(s)

TARO

00124

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Archivist's note

Inventory prepared by Alethea Drexler, 2017.

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