Name and location of repository
Level of description
Howard Hughes Medical Institute records
- 1976-2007 (Creation)
3 cubic feet (9 boxes)
Name of creator
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute was started in 1953 by industrialist and aviator Howard Hughes and the scientists and physicians he consulted as advisors. The Institute funded its own laboratories and research through the Hughes Aircraft Company. After Hughes’ death in 1976, management of the Institute passed to a board of trustees. In 1985, the Aircraft Company was sold to supplement the endowment. Although it originally intended to be a research institution and not a funding source, by this time, HHMI typically employed scientists to conduct biomedical research through laboratories at host institutions, which now number more than 60 nationwide. Since 1987, HHMI has supported graduate students, select professors, and education institutions through its science education program. The Institute began in Miami, Florida but is now located in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Hughes was born in Humble, Texas, and died on a plane en route the Houston’s Methodist Hospital. He is buried in Glenwood Cemetery.
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Scope and content
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute collection contains annual reports, research in progress reports, grants for science education, and annual scientific reports.
Subjects: directories, annual reports, grants
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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.
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Accruals not expected for this collection.
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- Citation: Howard Hughes Medical Institute records; IC 033; 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.