Name and location of repository
Level of description
Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children records
- 1989-2006 (Creation)
1.5 cubic feet (3 boxes)
Name of creator
The Shriners Hospital for Children (Houston) is one of 22 hospitals in the non-profit Shriners network and is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Baylor College of Medicine, the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, and Scott and White Hospital (based in Temple, Texas). The Houston branch had its origins in the Arabia Temple Crippled Children’s Clinic, which was located at Baptist Sanitarium between 1920 and 1932. The Clinic moved to Methodist Hospital in 1932, occupying its own “Blue Bird Cottage” from 1934 to 1949; the facility was named for its sponsors, Methodist’s Blue Bird Ladies Auxiliary. Between 1949 and 1952 it borrowed space in Hermann Hospital, before reopening in its own building in 1952. It was renamed Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children in 1966. The last building was completed in 1996. In January 2020, Shriners Houston announced that it would close in 2021 and consolidate with the Shriners burn hospital in Galveston.
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Scope and content
The Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children collection contains issues of "Between Us" form dates 1989 to 2006, and Memorandum of Agreement Stipulation September 2003.
Subjects: pediatrics, hospital
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Conditions governing access
This collection is unrestricted.
Materials are in good condition.
Conditions governing reproduction
Copyright restrictions may apply.
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Immediate source of acquisition
Source is unknown. Assumed to be the creator.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information
No accruals are expected for this collection.
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Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related archival materials
- Citation: Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children records; IC 028; 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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Name access points
- Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children (Subject)