Beta Beta Houston records

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Reference code

IC 087

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Collection

Title

Beta Beta Houston records

Date(s)

  • 1969-2011 (Creation)

Extent

16 cubic feet (16 boxes)

Name of creator

(1969-)

Administrative history

Texas Woman's University (TWU), College of Nursing began in the fall of 1954, received accreditation from the National League of Nursing in May 1958. Beta Beta Chapter was officially recognized as a chapter, by TWU, in October 1969. The inaugural inductions were held the spring of 1970. The mission of the organization is to support the learning knowledge, and professional development of nurses committed to making a difference in health worldwide. The society vision is to create a global community of nurses who lead in using knowledge, scholarship, service and learning to improve the health of the world’s people. [Source: Beta Beta Houston, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. (2010). Retrieved from http://www.betabetahouston.org/ on November 5, 2011.]

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Scope and content

The Beta Beta Houston records contains correspondence, ephemera, photos, scrapbooks and some realia that document the history of the Beta Beta Houston Chapter #648 at Texas Women's University (TWU), Region 6 of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. The date range of the materials range is 1969-2011. The collection consists of 17 boxes equaling 17 cubic feet.

Texas Woman's University (TWU), College of Nursing began in the fall of 1954, received accreditation from the National League of Nursing in May 1958. Beta Beta Chapter was officially recognized as a chapter, by TWU, in October 1969. The inaugural inductions were held the spring of 1970. The mission of the organization is to support the learning knowledge, and professional development of nurses committed to making a difference in health worldwide. The society vision is to create a global community of nurses who lead in using knowledge, scholarship, service and learning to improve the health of the world’s people. [Source: Beta Beta Houston, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. (2010). Retrieved from http://www.betabetahouston.org/ on November 5, 2011.]

Copyright restrictions may apply. Additional restrictions also apply, including the following: the archivist shall use discretion when open this material up for research. Some materials may be sensitive and may be restricted.

Subjects: Texas Woman's University, TWU School of Nursing, nursing, medical organization

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Conditions governing access

Some materials may be sensitive and may be restricted. The archivist shall use discretion when open this material up for research.

Physical access

Materials are in good condition.

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Copyright restrictions may apply.

Languages of the material

  • English

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Immediate source of acquisition

The records were donated by the Beta Beta Houston chapter along with a deed of gift in 2011.

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  • Citation: Beta Beta Houston records; IC 087; 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

00044

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Archivist's note

Inventory prepared by Alethea Drexler, 2016. Revised by Alethea Drexler, 2018

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