Methodist Hospital records

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Reference code

IC 020

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Methodist Hospital records


  • 1925-1996 (Creation)


42 cubic feet (61 box)

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Administrative history

Methodist Hospital was established near downtown Houston in 1924. It is currently located on Fannin Street in the Medical Center and serves as the teaching hospital for Baylor College of Medicine.

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Scope and content

The Methodist Hospital records contains materials from the Methodist Hospital and the Bluebird Circle covering the years from the 1940s into the 1990s. The materials are generally in good condition. Materials include newsletters, news clippings, minutes, press releases, article drafts, scrapbooks, general historical information, photographs, sound recordings, and brochures. The Methodist Hospital History Project is included in this collection but was donated complete and has its own inventory.

Subjects: Methodist Hospital, hospitals.

System of arrangement

The Methodist Hospital collection consists of two parts: The Methodist Hospital History Project, which was donated intact by the Hospital and has its own inventory, and additional boxes of material donated outside of the History Project.

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Conditions governing access

No restrictions to access.

Physical access

The collection is in good condition.

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Conditions governing reproduction

Copyright restrictions may apply.

Languages of the material

  • English

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Finding aids

Two inventories: A History Project inventory and a general inventory, 2017.

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Immediate source of acquisition

Donated by Methodist Hospital.

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No accruals are expected for this collection.

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  • Citation: Methodist Hospital records; IC 020; 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.

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