Name and location of repository
Level of description
Doctors' Club records
- 1954-2005 (Creation)
8 cubic feet (4 boxes including 2 oversized boxes and 14 artifacts)
Name of creator
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 https://obittree.com/obituary/us/oregon/grants-pass/stephens-family-chapel/robert-portus/628923 [Accessed May 3, 2018]). The materials are in good condition. One sculpture has minor damage.
System of arrangement
Conditions of access and use elements
Conditions governing access
Unrestricted. Material is open for research.
Conditions governing reproduction
Permission to publish from this material must be facilitated through the repository, McGovern Historical Center.
Languages of the material
Scripts of the material
Language and script notes
Generated finding aid
Acquisition and appraisal elements
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.
Related materials elements
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
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
- 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.
Description control element
Rules or conventions
Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS)
Finding aid prepared by Chris Pallenik, 2018