Doctors' Club records

Identity elements

Reference code

IC 031

Level of description



Doctors' Club records


  • 1954-2005 (Creation)


8 cubic feet (4 boxes including 2 oversized boxes and 14 artifacts)

Name of creator


Biographical history

The Doctors' Club began in 1954 as a social club for doctors and dentists and their families at The Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas. The Doctor's Club also hosted medical lectures and various medical groups. The Doctor's Club closed in 2005.

Content and structure elements

Scope and content

The Doctor's Club records (IC 031) is 8 cubic feet and consists of 2 documents boxes and 2 oversize boxes and 14 artifacts. It contains a club profile, brochures, correspondence, programs and newsletters (Memos) from the years 1954 to 2002. In addition, the collection includes several past presidents' and club members' photographs, a photograph scrapboook and several scuptures by Robert Portus, a metal fabricator and artist from Grants Pass, OR (ObitTree. Found at [Accessed May 3, 2018]). The materials are in good condition. One sculpture has minor damage.

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Conditions of access and use elements

Conditions governing access

Unrestricted. Material is open for research.

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Technical access

Conditions governing reproduction

Permission to publish from this material must be facilitated through the repository, McGovern Historical Center.

Languages of the material

  • English

Scripts of the material

  • Latin

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Finding aids

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Acquisition and appraisal elements

Custodial history


Immediate source of acquisition

The Doctor's Club began donating its papers in 1984 and continued donating materials through its closure in 2005.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information


No accruals are expected for this collection.

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Related archival materials

MS 036 John Roberts Phillips, MD and Rebecca Jane Hall Phillips, RN papers

MS 098 John T. Armstrong, MD papers

MS 103 Don W. Chapman, MD papers

MS 055 Claude Cody III, MD papers

MS 082 Elwin L. Sheton Jr., MD papers

Notes element

Specialized notes

  • Citation: The Doctor's Club records; IC 031; 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.
  • Processing information: The collection was arranged in four groups, primarily according to type of materials: Newsletters, Organizaitonal records, Oversize Materials, and Sculptures by Robert Portus. Oversize materials were housed in appropriate sized boxes. Oversize box numbers were assigned and placed in Oversize Section. Portraits of past Doctor's Club presidents were removed from frames and placed in an oversize box. Sculputres by Robert Portus were wrapped in Tyvek, placed in boxes, and inventoried into the Garments Artifacts and Framed (GAF) Section.

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Description control element

Rules or conventions

Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS)

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Archivist's note

Finding aid prepared by Chris Pallenik, 2018

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