Hermann Hospital records

Identity elements

Reference code

IC 019

Level of description

Collection

Title

Hermann Hospital records

Date(s)

  • 1949-1993 (Creation)

Extent

16 cubic feet (22 boxes)

Name of creator

(1925-1999)

Administrative history

Hermann Hospital was a public hospital endowed by George Hermann (1843-1914) with a fortune accumulated through investments in oil and real estate. The hospital opened south of downtown Houston in the summer of 1925. It merged with Memorial Hospital in 1999 to create Memorial Hermann Health System. The original Spanish-style building is now part of Children's Memorial Hermann in the northwest corner of the Medical Center.

Content and structure elements

Scope and content

The collection contains records from the George Hermann estate and from Hermann Hospital covering the years from circa 1900 to 2004. The condition of the materials range from endangered to good condition. Materials include correspondence, ledgers, memos, photographs, 35 mm slides, realia, and ephemera.

Subjects: hospitals, Hermann Hospital, Memorial/Hermann Hospital.

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Conditions of access and use elements

Conditions governing access

No restrictions on access.

Physical access

This collection is in good condition.

Technical access

Conditions governing reproduction

Copyright restrictions may apply.

Languages of the material

  • English

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Finding aids

Inventory is available.

Uploaded finding aid

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Custodial history

Immediate source of acquisition

Source is unknown. Assumed to be the creator.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information

Accruals

No accruals are expected for this collection.

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Notes element

Specialized notes

  • Citation: Hermann Hospital records; IC 019; 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

00068

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Archivist's note

Inventory prepared by Alethea Drexler, May 2011.

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