Name and location of repository
Level of description
University of Texas Medical School records
- 1969-2006 (Creation)
12 cubic feet (29 boxes)
Name of creator
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).
System of arrangement
Conditions of access and use elements
Conditions governing access
No access restrictions. Open for research.
Materials are in good condition.
Conditions governing reproduction
Copyright restrictions may apply.
Languages of the material
Scripts of the material
Language and script notes
Box-level inventory is available.
Uploaded finding aid
Acquisition and appraisal elements
Immediate source of acquisition
Source is unknown. Assumed to be creator.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information
Accruals may occur.
Related materials elements
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related archival materials
- 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.
Description control element
Rules or conventions
Inventory prepared by Alethea Drexler, 2017.
Subject access points
Place access points
Name access points
- University of Texas. School of Medicine (Subject)