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Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library records

  • IC 001
  • Collection
  • 1915-2016

Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library records consist of about 135 boxes and contains photographs, scrapbooks, VHS tapes, reports, printed material, financial documents, correspondence, architectural drawings, and surveys that document the history of HAM-TMC Library. [Subjects: HAM-TMC Library]

Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library

Postgraduate Medical Assembly of South Texas records

  • IC 005
  • Collection
  • 1932-1970

Postgraduate Medical Assembly of South Texas records consists of about 27 boxes and contains correspondence, financial records, issues of Medical Records and Annals, printed material, meeting minutes, memberships, Medical Assembly of South Texas, ink stamps, and registration logs that document the history of the Postgraduate Medical Assembly of South Texas.

Postgraduate Medical Assembly of South Texas

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston records

  • IC 007
  • Collection
  • 1943-2007

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston records consists of about 89 boxes and contains financial documents, printed material, reports, VHS tapes, correspondence, meeting minutes, issues of Monday Morning and The Leader, presentation, t-shirts, NRC Newsletter and Bevo Bulletin that document the history of University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences records

  • IC 010
  • Collection

The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences records contain strategic plans, directories, policies manual, news, pictorial rosters, laboratory descriptions, Metabolism the Process of Life, catalogs, correspondence, What Goes On, annual reports. Quarterly progress reports, and dissertations.

University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston

Texas Research Institute of Mental Sciences (TRIMS) records

  • IC 015
  • Collection
  • 1957-1985

The TRIMs collection contains annual reports, annual financial reports, audit reports, highlights, news clippings and articles, constitution, bylaws, rules and regulations, dedication, publicity, linkages, correspondence, administration, organization of clinical services and committees, library information, audio visual, public information, communications, volunteer services, donations, program change proposals and approvals, evaluations, research advisory council, medical advisory committee, commissioners annual review, legislature visit to medical center, statistical information, comprehensive health planning, medical records, contracts, agreements, memos, manuals, salary increases, equal employment opportunity information and complaints, active medical staff, personnel, incidents, grievances, client abuse reports, travel reports, construction projects, minutes, reports of grants and donations, and other printed material related to the Texas Research institute of Mental Sciences. The collection also contains a DSM III training guide, Graduate Medical Education announcements, animal facility annual reports, animal colony reports, and other bound materials that have sustained water damage.

Subjects: Mental Sciences, Psychiatry

Texas Research Institute of Mental Sciences

Institute of Religion records

  • IC 016
  • Collection
  • 1954-2000

The Institute of Religion records (IC 016) is .5 cubic foot and consists of 1 document box. It contains formation and scope documents, newsletters, correspondence, pamphlets and news clippings related to the early years of the Institue of Religion, now the Institute of Spirituality and Health. The materials are in good condition.

Institute of Religion (Houston, Tex.)

Hermann Hospital records

  • IC 019
  • Collection
  • 1949-1993

The collection contains records from the George Hermann estate and from Hermann Hospital covering the years from circa 1900 to 2004. The condition of the materials range from endangered to good condition. Materials include correspondence, ledgers, memos, photographs, 35 mm slides, realia, and ephemera.

Subjects: hospitals, Hermann Hospital, Memorial/Hermann Hospital.

Hermann Hospital (Houston, Tex.)

Methodist Hospital records

  • IC 020
  • Collection
  • 1925-1996

The Methodist Hospital records contains materials from the Methodist Hospital and the Bluebird Circle covering the years from the 1940s into the 1990s. The materials are generally in good condition. Materials include newsletters, news clippings, minutes, press releases, article drafts, scrapbooks, general historical information, photographs, sound recordings, and brochures. The Methodist Hospital History Project is included in this collection but was donated complete and has its own inventory.

Subjects: Methodist Hospital, hospitals.

Methodist Hospital (Houston, Tex.)

Doctors' Club records

  • IC 031
  • Collection
  • 1954-2005

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.

The Doctors' Club

San Jacinto Lung Association records

  • IC 034
  • Collection
  • 1911-1993

The San Jacinto Lung Association records include correspondence, legal documents, budgets, tuberculosis statistics, committee reports and minutes, printed materials, scrapbooks, articles, christmas seals, and photographs that document the history, community services, staff and administration of the San Jacinto Lung Association. Most notably, the collection highlights the organization’s public health programs to prevent and control tuberculosis as well as its Christmas Seal fundraising campaigns.

The materials are arranged in three series: Organization Records (1911-1993), Photographs (1895-1969), and Scrapbooks (1924-1974). The collection equals 13 cubic feet (12 document and oversize boxes).The materials are in fair condition. Some items were damaged or lost during the flood caused by Tropical Storm Allison in 2001.

San Jacinto Lung Association

South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association records

  • IC 036
  • Collection
  • 1966-2018

The South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association records (SCC/MLA) contain organizational history, photographs, bylaws, reports, policies, annual meeting records, executive board records, meeting minutes, committee documents, local arrangements materials, membership directories, procedure manuals, newsletters, oral histories, and digital media. The collection documents the activities, people, membership, leaders, and committee work of the SCC/MLA, a professional organization of medical librarians and libraries. Materials also include records related to the Hospital Library Interest Section, Texas Council of Health Libraries, and South Central Academic Medical Libraries (SCAMeL) Consortium. The collection consists of 39 boxes and equals 20 cubic feet with more materials added annually. Materials are in good condition.

Medical Library Association. South Central Regional Group

The Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center records

  • IC 039
  • Collection
  • 1975-1993

The Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center collection contains publicity, an update for board members, activities reports, board folder materials, correspondence, financial statements, and other related paper materials.

Subjects: Blood Center

Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center

Harris County Academy of General Practice records

  • IC 052
  • Collection
  • 1949-1966

The Harris County Association of General Practice is a component branch of the American Academy of General Practice and the Texas Chapter of the American Academy of General Practice. Through the diligent efforts of Dr. Lyman C. Blair and others a charter was issued on July 23rd, 1948, thereby establishing the Harris County Chapter.

The collection documents the history of a local medical association and to some extent the attitudes with the field of general practice.

Harris County Academy of General Practice

Texas Society for Child Psychiatry records

  • IC 064
  • Collection
  • 1966-1984

The Texas Society for Child Psychiatry records contains correspondence, minutes for years 1966-1984, roster of mailing list from 1972 to 1982, and other papers and printed materials relating to the Texas Society for Child Psychiatry.

Subjects: Psychiatry

Texas Society for Child Psychiatry

Harris County Psychiatric Center records

  • IC 067
  • Collection
  • 1950-2005

The Harris County Psychiatric Center records contains a total of 2 boxes that consist of newsletters for the Harris County Psychiatric Center. 1989 – 2003. Total of 10 boxes that consist of faculty reprints, correspondence, newsletters, scrapbooks, annual reports, and administrative records that document the history, operations, and development of the University of Texas Health Science Center Houston (UTHSCH), Department of Psychiatry and Behavior Sciences (UT Psych), Mental Health Institute (MSI), Harris County Psychiatric Center (HCPC), Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation (TDMHMR). 1950 – 2005. Newsletters include: Progress 1989-1994, Progress 1995, News January through September 1989.

Subjects: Psychiatry

Harris County Psychiatric Center

Ronald McDonald House, Houston records

  • IC 073
  • Collection

The Ronald McDonald House, Houston records contains correspondence, invitations, benefits, Herald Oncology Services of Texas, Inc., friends of the Ronald McDonald House, and love notes.

Subjects: Support Services

Ronald McDonald House, Houston

The Women's Fund for Health, Education, and Research records

  • IC 074
  • Collection
  • 1979-1997

The Women’s Fund for Health, Education, and Research records contains Impressions, invitations, correspondence, H.E.R, and newsletters.

Subjects: Psychology

Women's Fund for Health, Education, and Research

Sigma Xi records

  • IC 076
  • Collection
  • 1958-1999

The Sigma Xi collection comprises correspondence, newsletters, booklets, reports, manuals, directories, annual reports, meeting notes, bylaws, agendas, mailing list, applications for grants, science fair, awards, and other papers and printed materials from or related to Sigma Xi. (boxes 9 and 10 have some water damaged material)

Subjects: Medical Organization.

Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society of North America

Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education (SACME) records

  • IC 081
  • Collection
  • 1976-2010

The Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education (SACME) records contains newsletters, publications, and correspondence related to the organization and activities of SACME. Papers in Series I: print-outs of information from the SACME website (www.sacme.org); information from members about the Society's history; copies of incorporation papers, bylaws, non-profit determination; tax information; miscellaneous brochures and blank letterhead; artifacts; copies of INTERCOM; and information about the origin of the Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions.

Papers in Series II: correspondence; meeting materials including minutes, committee reports; membership information; and reports or surveys.

Series III contains publications produced by SACME from 1983-2010 as well as some books donated by Dr. Dennis Wentz.

The collection is 18 cubic feet and consists of 21 boxes and one oversize docuement. The materials are in good condition.

Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education

Hermann Hospital Archive records

  • IC 086
  • Collection
  • 1869-1998

The Hermann Hospital Archive records consists of administrative records, founding documents, legal papers, maps, photographs, films, videos, oral histories, nursing school records, yearbooks, and artifacts ranging from the late 1800s to 1998 that document the creation, development, and history of Hermann Hospital, the first institution in what is now known as the Texas Medical Center. The materials document the long history of the hospital from its inception to the merger with Memorial Hospital System in 1997. Hermann Hospital Archives contains the institutional records of Hermann Hospital (1925-1997) as well as the Hermann Estate (1914-1985).

Real estate-related material from the Hermann Estate business offices, some of it predating the hospital, including professional correspondence, property deeds, copies of letters to tenants and lessees, maps, photographs of construction sites, and a salesman sample or miniature real estate sign (silk-screened metal, circa 1935) (1918-1950’s). Materials related to the construction of the hospital building including work orders, construction progress reports, and order forms and receipts for building materials (1920’s). There are some advertisements and information sheets from companies that supplied hospital and cafeteria equipment to the new hospital (x-ray machines, milk coolers, lighting, surgical implements, etc.) (1920’s). Copies of orders for medical supplies and alcohol permits from the Prohibition years. A small amount of material is related to the lawsuit filed by Hermann’s Swiss relatives over his bequest to the city. There are items dealing with daily operations in the earlier part of the century, including staff newsletters, letters of application for “cards” (permitted local doctors to see patients at the hospital even if they did not practice there full-time), administrative memos. Some material about the financial situation of the Estate and funding of the hospital, including accounting records, ledgers from the pre-hospital Estate, and legal papers (1910’s-1950’s). Staff publications, meeting minutes for various committees, board of trustees items (1940’s-1980’s). Oral History Project transcripts, 1992-1998.

There are photographs (originals or copies) of Houston in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries; of Mr. Hermann in his last years; of the hospital interior and exterior when it was new; of early nursing school graduation classes (ca. 1850-1930’s). Nursing school yearbooks, records, and a uniform (1940’s-1970’s). VHS tapes of relevant television specials, news reports, and educational programs for staff (1980’s). A sizable collection of patient registers and logbooks from various departments (1920’s-1980’s) including the register with the hospital’s first patients in 1925. Scrapbooks of staff photos and news clippings (1960’s-1980’s). There are large numbers of slides and photographs that document the history of LifeFlight and the work of Dr. James "Red" Duke (1970’s-1980’s). There is a small amount of realia including decorative plaques, awards, small commemorative items, and a mailbox from the old hospital building. A few boxes contain administrative papers (1980’s). One contains working papers of the Rice University Oral History Project.

A group of photographs equaling 12.5 cubic feet (25 boxes) were compiled for hospital publications by media relations staff in the mid to late 1980s. Most of the items are undated.

The collection is 481.5 cubic feet in size which includes 644 boxes. Materials are in good condition.

Hermann Hospital (Houston, Tex.)

Beta Beta Houston records

  • IC 087
  • Collection
  • 1969-2011

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

Beta Beta Houston

Friends of the Texas Medical Center Library records

  • IC 090
  • Collection
  • 1960-2017

The Friends of the Texas Medical Center Library records contains the records of the Friends of the Texas Medical Center Library, including information about fundraising, business, and special events.

Subjects: HAM-TMC Library, Friends of the TMC Library.

Friends of the Texas Medical Center Library

Medical Arts Publishing Foundation records

  • IC 094
  • Collection
  • 1949-1987

The Medical Arts Publishing Foundation records equal 86 cubic feet and contain roughly 1100 items of artwork plus administrative records. Items are housed in 17 document boxes, 49 oversize boxes, map drawer, and framed items. It consists of drawings, paintings, sketches, printed images, and artist notes depicting historical and 20th century figures in the history of cardiology, cancer research, psychiatry, and Texas medicine. The records and artwork demonstrate the artistry, planning, production, and evolution of an art department for a magazine publishing company from 1948 - 1980.

Medical Arts Publishing Foundation

University of Texas Faculty Wives records

  • IC 097
  • Collection
  • 1973-2013

The University of Texas Faculty Wives collection comprises artwork, photographs, bylaws, meeting minutes, financial records, material related to event organization, some digital media, brochures, newsletters, financial records, and correspondence from the ladies' organization associated with the UT Medical School (Health Science Center at Houston), from the 1970s into the 2010s.

University of Texas Faculty Wives

Texas Nurses Association District 9 records

  • IC 101
  • Collection
  • 1917-2014

The Texas Nurses' Association District 9 collection includes financial records and receipts, meeting minutes, planning material for conferences and workshops, newsletters, correspondence, reports, surveys, and historical material from the early years of the Texas Nurses' Association.

Texas Nurses Association District 9