Junior League of Houston Children's Clinic Collections

Identity elements

Reference code

IC 035

Level of description

Collection

Title

Junior League of Houston Children's Clinic Collections

Date(s)

  • 1930-1967 (Creation)

Extent

1.25 cubic feet (2 boxes)

Name of creator

(1925-)

Administrative history

The Junior League of Houston was founded in 1925 with the purpose of establishing a well-baby clinic for the city’s underserved. By 1927, the clinic was operating out of the First National Bank Building. It would later partner with Hermann Hospital. The clinic moved into Hermann’s outpatient department in 1944, where it served as a training institution for Baylor College of Medicine, and was renamed the Junior League Children’s Health Clinic of Hermann Hospital Outpatient Department. Around this time, the Junior League started a second program to assist patients, not only children, during their hospital stays. The Junior League opened its Diagnostic Clinic associated with Texas Children’s Hospital even before TCH was officially opened in 1954. They began working with new young mothers through the Baylor Teen Clinic in 1974, and donated the SuperKids Pediatric Mobile clinic in 2000 to help improve immunization rates and provide health checks to children whose families have a hard time traveling to a doctor. The Junior League continues to fund-raise and provide volunteer support for dozens of Houston health institutions.

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Scope and content

The Junior League of Houston Children’s Clinic collection contains articles, brochures, pamphlets, issues of Watch Magazine from 1955-1966, and newspaper clippings.

Subjects: pediatrics, medical rehabilitation

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Conditions governing access

This collection is unrestricted.

Physical access

Materials are in good condition. Some warping of photographs in scrapbooks.

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Conditions governing reproduction

Copyright restrictions may apply.

Languages of the material

  • English

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Finding aids

None.

Acquisition and appraisal elements

Custodial history

Deed-1

Immediate source of acquisition

Deed of gift signed by members of the Junior League of Houston, Jan L. Soriero, Anne P. Tucker (Public relation chairman on January 17, 1981.

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Accruals

Accruals are not expected for this collection.

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  • Citation: Junior League of Houston Children's Clinic Collection; IC 035; 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

00072

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