Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children records

Identity elements

Reference code

IC 028

Level of description

Collection

Title

Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children records

Date(s)

  • 1989-2006 (Creation)

Extent

1.5 cubic feet (3 boxes)

Name of creator

(1920-2021)

Administrative history

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.

Physical access

Materials are 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

    None.

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    Custodial history

    Deed-5

    Immediate source of acquisition

    Source is unknown. Assumed to be the creator.

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    No accruals are expected for this collection.

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    • 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.

    Alternative identifier(s)

    TARO

    00092

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