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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

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

University of Texas-Houston Health Science Center Internal Medicine Grand Rounds videos.

  • IC 092
  • Collection
  • 1990-2002

University of Texas-Houston Health Science Center Internal Medicine Grand Rounds videos consists of videos of Grand Rounds and the Clinicopathologic Conference (CPC) from the Department of Internal Medicine in the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

The department provides for the education of students, physicians, and the public in the field of biomedical knowledge. The department provides clinical education, fosters research, and through its clinical services provides patient care ranging from primary to subspeciality care. The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston was created by the UT System Board of Regents and supported by the Texas Legislature in 1972. Located in the world-renowned Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas, the school is primarily a graduate education university focusing on the health sciences. The Department of Internal Medicine offers clinical education programs in the following areas: cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, general internal medicine, hematology, infectious diseases, medical genetics, oncology, pulmonary and critical care medicine,renal diseases and hypertension, rheumatology and clinical immunogenetics.

Traditionally, Grand Rounds consist of presenting the medical problems and treatment of a particular patient to an audience consisting of doctors, residents, and medical students. The Grand Rounds in this collection are like a lecture series with a range of medical-related topics from the history of medicine to current treatments and knowledge about specific diseases.

Also included in this collection are tapes of the Clinicopathologic Conference (CPC) series. CPC is the well established abbreviation for Clinicopathological Conference. However, it also can stand for the process of clinicopathological correlation. The CPC conference is a time-honored interdepartmental and interdisciplinary approach in which a patient’s clinical findings and course are presented, followed by a discussion usually focused on the differential diagnosis by a knowledgeable clinician, followed by the presentation of the pathological findings by a pathologist, culminating in a general discussion. The goal is to provide increased understanding of diseases by correlation of clinical and pathological findings.

These videos are in good condition. The collection covers the years 1990-2002. This is a box level inventory. Only a date range is given for the videos. There is no other descriptive information. The videos are in VHS format. There are 6.5 cubic feet (13 boxes).

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

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

TMC Library Historical Photograph Collection

  • IC 098
  • Collection
  • 1543-2004

The TMC Library Historical Photograph Collection contains photographs, negatives, slides, published prints, printed materials, postcards, framed images, audiovisual materials, and a plaque. The collection consists of roughly 5300 items, which includes individual 35mm slides, 35mm negatives, 120 format negatives, photographic prints, and other printed materials. This is an artificial collection of several types of images collected by or donated to the McGovern Historical Center (MHC) through the years. The bulk of the materials date from 1940 to 1990. The entire collection depicts images from 1543 to 2004. The earliest date is related to copy photographs of pages from the 1543 edition of the Fabrica by Andreas Vesalius. Other early dates are framed prints of well-known medical pioneers from the 17th, 18th, and 19th Centuries. Some dates describe the date of the copy photograph others describe the date of the original image. The collection illustrates the history of medicine around the world and more acutely the Texas Medical Center and Texas Medical Center Library. Majority of the materials have been removed from this collection and incorporated into the original collections or new collections based on the donor records.

The collection is arranged into three series: Cataloged Photographs, Subject Photographs, and Oversize and Audiovisual Materials. Subject Photographs are arranged in files according to subject and then in alphabetical order. Subject terms used are as follows (in order): Attractions Photos, Building Photos, Event Photos, Individual Photos, Institutions and Organizations, Medical Equipment and Apparatus, and Surgical, Anatomical, and Medical Photos.

The collection was created to consolidate various photographs and images collected by the archive staff. Many were cataloged and assigned identification numbers (P-### for prints or N-### for negatives). These photographs were originally donated. The donor information in the card catalog was used to either create new photograph collections or incorporate into existing collections. This collection is comprised of the remaining items. Information about donors, if known, is available in the inventory. Uncataloged photographs were organized into general subjects and kept in alphabetical order. Oversize materials maintain the same identification number system and subjects. To increase discoverability of all archival materials, the collection was expanded to include materials with no known provenance. This includes framed items stored in the Garment Artifacts and Framed (GAF) section as well as audiovisual materials.

John P. McGovern Historical Collections & Research Center

Texas Medical Center (TMC) Photograph Collection

  • IC 104
  • Collection
  • 1938-1982

The Texas Medical Center (TMC) Photograph Collection contains photographic materials that document the growth and development of the TMC from the 1930s to 1980s. The collection consists of 2525 items and includes photographic prints, aerial photographs, negatives, transparencies and printed materials. The materials depict the institutions of the TMC, their staff, facilities, services, and patient care. Images show buildings and their construction as well as some photographic copies of architectural renderings. Aerial photographs from the 1940s to 1980s show the TMC grow from marshland to an urban center. The collection provides images of the leaders and historical figures that shaped the TMC from concept to reality. The collection totals 7 boxes, equaling 3.5 cubic feet. The materials are in good condition.

Texas Medical Center

Felix Haas, PhD papers

  • MS 027
  • Collection
  • 1941-1981

The Felix L. Haas, PhD papers contains biographical information, professional records, correspondence, certificates, reprints, publications, dissertation, experiment notebooks, lectures, speeches, grant materials, wellness programs, committee reports and minutes, minutes, course outlines, and audio recordings that document the life and career of Dr. Haas at MD Anderson Cancer Center and the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. The collection includes documents concerning the University of Texas Health Science Center, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (UTGSBS) in Houston. Unique to the collection are the audiotapes (reel and cassette) that detail the beginnings of the UTGSBS. The collection is 51 cubic feet (102 boxes). Materials are in good condition.

Subjects: University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston.

Haas, Felix

Ruth Hartgraves, MD papers

  • MS 032
  • Collection
  • 1901-1995

The Ruth Hartgraves, MD papers (MS032) consists of biographical information, correspondence, professional records, certificates, professional organizaiton records, notebooks, travel books, scrapbooks, photographs audiovisual materials, ephemera, and artifacts that document the life, family, and career of Dr. Ruth Hartgraves. Genealogical information about her family includes materials about her sister, Hallie Hartgraves, who was a physician before she became a religious nun.

Information about Dr. Hartgraves' medical practice includes notebooks she made and reference books she used in the care of her patients. There is information about her hospital appointments and medical associations to which she belonged. Significant information is available about the American Medical Women's Association, especially during her presidency in 1963.

Several scrapbooks, folders and photographs document her life as a professional woman in Houston from the 1930s through the 1980s.

Dr. Hartgraves received several prestigious honors. The awards and background material on each of the ceremonies is preserved.

Dr. Hartgraves involvement in the cultural life of Houston is documented with notes she took on operas and ephemera from several events she attended. Her main hobby of world travel is covered through travel notebooks, passports and itineraries. Some mementoes acquired during her travels are also available.

Materials include notebooks and calendars that Dr. Hartgraves kept near the end of her life as she lived with dementia. She left notes to herself to remember.

The collection equals 20 cubic feet and consists of 32 boxes. The materials are in good condition.

Hartgraves, Ruth

Wataru W. Sutow, MD papers

  • MS 035
  • Collection
  • 1929-1996

Watauru W. Sutow, MD papers, MS 035, primarily cover the professional life of Dr. Sutow. The collection contains correspondence and memorandum, committee minutes and reports, drafts, manuscripts, and published professional papers; journal article reprints, personal correspondence and memorabilia; and a collection of slides and audio cassette tapes. The collection is in good condition. The papers span the years 1929-1996 with the bulk of material ranging from 1948 to 1981. The collection consists of 43 cubic feet (86 boxes, including 1 oversize box).

Sutow, Wataru W.

H. Grant Taylor, MD papers

  • MS 044
  • Collection
  • 1925-1992

Papers consist primarily of personal and professional correspondence; board meeting and committee meeting minutes and reports; drafts, manuscripts, and published professional papers (including several first drafts handwritten by Dr. Taylor); documentation chronicling his role with the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission (ABCC) in Japan, his role in the organization and development of a regional medical plan centered in Houston, of the University of Texas (UT) Postgraduate School of Medicine and its Division of Continuing Education, and of M. D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute (MDAH), currently known as UT M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, and its renowned Department of Pediatrics; applications and correspondence regarding funding for a wide range of research, continuing education, and community projects. The collection consists of 45 boxes equaling 23 cubic feet contain personal and biographical papers, documentation of appointments, meetings, boards and committees, continuing education, and other paper materials.

Subjects: ABCC, Oncology. Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission. University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston.

Taylor, H. Grant

Sam Nixon, MD papers

  • MS 075
  • Collection
  • circa 1977-2003

Sam Nixon, MD papers consists of about 396 boxes and contains correspondence, financial documents, and printed materials that document the life and career of Dr. Sam Nixon. Nixon was Director of University of Texas Health Science Center and president of the Texas Medical Association. Collection consists of 502 boxes equaling 303 cubic feet. Subjects: Family Practice.

Nixon, Sam

Ernst Knobil, PhD papers

  • MS 096
  • Collection
  • 1942-2000

The notebooks from Dr. Knobil's research laboratories comprise the largest series (X). General Files, Series IV, contains material including correspondence, lectures and speeches from the early 1980s to 2000. It was retained in the alphabetical order it was received. Material in Series II was labeled Harvard and deals primarily with Dr. Knobil's tenure at Harvard University in the 1950s. Material about his Deanship of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston can be found in Series III and IV.

Knobil, Ernst

Ferid Murad, MD papers

  • MS 106
  • Collection

The Ferid Murad, MD papers contains personal notebooks documenting the research of Dr. Ferid Murad as well as a National Academy of Sciences membership directory and a Stanford Institute of Biological and Clinical Investigation log. Collection consists of 6 boxes equally 3 cubic feet and contains 15 personal notebooks and other printed material. Materials are in good condition.

Subjects: Internal Medicine. University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston.

Murad, Ferid

Daniel L. Creson, MD, PhD papers

  • MS 108
  • Collection
  • 1960s-2005

The Daniel L. Creson, MD, PhD papers contains information about Dr. Creson's professional career primarily from the mid-1970s to the early 2000s. Personal correspondence and writings comprise the main portion of the first series. The second series contains information about the history of mental health facilities and providers in Texas, primarily from the early 1900s through the 1980s. Calendars in the third series document his professional meetings and some personal events. Series 4 contains material used in classes, lectures and seminars taught by Dr. Creson as well as information about programs he coordinated. Information about his membership in professional and other organizations is provided in Series 5. Series 6 contains manuscripts as well as reprints of some of his publications. Dr. Creson's humanitarian work is documented in some detail in Series 7 and includes photographs of many of his trips abroad for this purpose. Series 8 has documents about his consultancy work for legal purposes.

Creson, Daniel Lenard

Kanellos D. Charalampous, MD papers

  • MS 109
  • Collection
  • 1968-1981

Kanellos D. Charalampous, MD papers contains reel-to-reel audiotapes of lectures for a course in social and community psychiatry with presentations by Titus Harris, Jack Ewalt, John Spiegal, Harry Brickman, Samuel Braun, Betty Caldwell, Eli Bower, David Sanders, Phyllis Rolfe Silverman, and other pioneers in psychiatry. There is also a reel of participant discussions. The collection consists of 17 boxes equaling 8.5 cubic feet of labelled tapes.

These audiotapes record lectures given in Houston, Texas as part of the course in Social and Community Psychiatry that was headed by Gerald Kaplan of Harvard University in association with Baylor College of Medicine, Moody Bettis as local contact. The audiotapes comprise 3 1/2 years worth of lectures, given around the United States at different gathering points. Harvard University acquired a grant to support these lectures, which took place between 1968 and 1972. Each lecture series comprised two weeks of instruction. many of the lectures were pioneers in psychiatry. Titus Harris and Jack Ewalt are among the notable speakers. Some lectures, for instance Charles Jones, CEO of Exxon, spoke on executive and management issues.

Subjects: Psychiatry. University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston.

Charalampous, Kanellos D.

Robert Guynn MD papers

  • MS 125
  • Collection
  • 1978-1992

The Robert Guynn MD papers contains Psychiatric Clinics 1978-1986, Psychiatric Clinics 1987-1992, Psychiatric education for graduate and post graduate students, Binder titled Placebo, Epidemiology of AIDS, named scholarships and fellowships of Johns Hopkins University. Harris County Psychiatry Center medical staff bylaws, clinical procedures manual, and other binders, prints, and papers related to the work and research of Dr. Robert Guynn. Collection consists of 15 boxes totaling 15 cubic feet of various books, papers, binders, and other material of Dr. Robert Guynn.

Subjects: Psychiatry, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Guynn, Robert

Bryant Boutwell papers

  • MS 129
  • Collection
  • 1907-2010

The Bryant Boutwell papers contains certificates and plaques, Osler books Modern Medicine set 1907, JAMA special edition 1969 on Osler, set of two green Osler books, Conversation files, portfolio, yearbooks, and other papers related to Dr. Boutwell and his work.

Subjects: University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Boutwell, Bryant

Thomas Matney, PhD papers

  • MS 146
  • Collection
  • 1929-2011

The Thomas Matney papers, MS 146, includes materials from 1926 through 2011 relating to Dr. Matney’s research in genetics, Dr. Matney’s teaching materials, and his research as a community activist into the support and well being of at-risk children. Dr. Matney was the first associate dean of the newly formed UT Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences as well as a professor of genetics and environmental science and a student advisor. Professor Matney made important contributions to scientific understanding of cancer-causing agents and the genetic mechanisms that underlie the development of cancer.

This collection contains eleven series: I. Personal Papers; II. Administrative Papers III. Business Correspondence; IV. Publications; V. Research; VI. School and Community Research Projects; VII. Teaching Materials; VIII. Student Files; IX. Travel; X. Realia and Ephemera; and XI. Audiovisual Materials. This collection contains much of the research conducted by Dr. Matney as well as his teaching materials. One of the highlights of this collection is the research proposals and papers from Dr. Matney's time with the Atomic Energy Commission along with a letter from Dr. Schull of the RERF to Dr. Matney when he was ill. Another highlight of the collection is the Temperature Gradient Plate, a device invented by Dr. Matney.

The materials in this collection are in good condition with some minor tears and brittle paper. Mrs. Nancy Matney donated Dr. Matney’s collection of personal and business correspondence, photographs, newspaper articles, pamphlets, diplomas, awards, artwork, a scrapbook, yearbooks, journal articles, abstracts, contracts, applications, research notes and notebooks, lecture notes, audiovisual material, ephemera, and realia to the John P. McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center in January 2011. The collection is 10.5 cubic feet (thirteen boxes) and is collection 146.

Matney, Thomas

Herbert Fred, MD papers

  • MS 159
  • Collection
  • 1890-2013

Manuscript (MS) 159, The Herbert Fred, MD Papers, is a collection of papers related to Dr. Fred's medical career and personal life in five self-defined series: Medical, Running, Writing, Family, and Religious. Herbert Leonard Fred, MD was born in 1929 in Waco, Texas. He is known for his contribution to medical education. He is an award-winning clinician, diagnostician, and professor of internal medicine. In keeping with the beliefs of Sir William Osler, Dr. Fred, an emeritus American Osler Society member, centered his medical practice on the patient, championing the use of the mind and five senses to develop medical diagnoses.

Dr. Fred studied at Rice Institute from 1946 to 1950, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine from 1950 to 1954, and University of Utah Hospitals from 1954 to 1957. After service in the United States Air Force, he returned to Houston, Texas where he joined the faculty of Baylor University College of Medicine from 1962 to 1969. Ensuing academic appointments included: University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences from 1968 to the present; Director of Medical Education, St. Joseph Hospital from 1969 to 1988; The University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston from 1971 to the present; Rice University from 1979 to 2002; and HCA Center for Health Excellence from 1988 to 1993.

The papers are in excellent condition. Documentary forms consist of correspondence, certificates of fact, scholarly presentations, scholarly article reprints, school boy essays, real estate deeds and titles, judicial decrees, news clips, portrait and event records. Formats include text; visual works in photographic, slide, pastel chalk, and pencil; audio works in video and audio on compact disc and magnetic tape along with award and gift realia. Dr. Fred collected images of disease conditions and symptoms throughout his career to use for medical education. The collection contains an extensive color slide collection of medical images, many of rare conditions. These slides are in fragile condition and some have faded beyond recognition. Extensive papers relating to Dr. Fred’s parents and grandparents from the Fred and Marks families in Waco, Texas are in the Family Series and contain some information about Waco and or Texas history. Geographic locations to which the records pertain are Waco, Amarillo, and Houston, Texas; Baltimore, Maryland; Salt Lake City, Utah; Europe and China. While most of the collection is open to public use, some folders and the medical images have restricted access due to patient confidentiality. With a date range from 1890 to 2013, the collection consists of 112 cubic feet in 88 boxes plus several realia objects in the Oversize collection.

Fred, Herbert L.

Texas Medical Center-Women's History Project

  • MS 171
  • Collection
  • 2013-2016

The Texas Medical Center-Women's History Project contains audio interviews and print transcriptions of the interviews with women who made contributions to the biomedical and health care fields at the Texas Medical Center. Support organizations at the nursing and medical schools of UTHealth, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, began the project in 2013 with five interviews.

The Texas Medical Center Women’s History Project documents the lives of women who made contributions to the biomedical and health care fields at the Texas Medical Center. The first five interviewees are: Dorothy Otto, MSN, EdD, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Nursing; Dianna Milewicz, MD, PhD, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School; Lu Ann Aday, PhD, The University of Texas School Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health; Anna Steinberger, PhD, UTHealth Medical School; Julane Hotchkiss Knobil, PhD, UTHealth Medical School. Sponsors of the first five interviews were the Faculty Wives and Women Faculty of the UTHealth Medical School, PARTNERS at the UTHealth School of Nursing and The TMC Library. Additional biographical material about women at the Texas Medical Center, such as curriculum vitae and historical documents, is icluded.

Additional biographical material about women at the Texas Medical Center, such as curriculum vitae and historical documents, is included. The formats include audio files and transcripts. This collection is 0.5 cubic feet (1 box).

Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library

Cheves M. Smythe, MD papers

  • MS 176
  • Collection
  • 1924-2013

The Cheves M. Smythe MD papers, Ms 176, has been arranged chronologically according to titles held, and additional items were placed at the end of the collection. This collection consists of research documents, correspondence, and publications. Highlights of the collection include information from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. The Collection comprises of 10 boxes and is 9.5 cubic feet. All of the original boxes have been replaced, and the majority of the original folders have been replaced. Overall the collection is in good condition but should be handled with care as many papers are beginning to reflect their age.

Smythe, Cheves M.

Nursing Informatics Project papers

  • MS 186
  • Collection
  • 1962-2012

Nursing Informatics Project papers contains books, pamphlets, brochures, and manuals detailing nursing informatics from 1962-2012 totaling 267 items. One linear foot of vertical files containing articles, SCAME 1981 NIH Conference notes, and documents about the history of early software for nursing education. Materials collected, preserved, and create as part of the American Medical Informatics Association Nursing Informatics History Project.

Subjects: Nursing, informatics, bioinformatics, University of Texas

American Medical Informatics Association Nursing Informatics History Project

Sharon Ostwald, RN, papers

  • MS 197
  • Collection
  • 1941-2014

The Sharon Ostwald, RN papers consists of 12 boxes equaling 12 cubic feet, and 3 plaques. The Sharon Ostwald, RN, collection includes photographs, school records from childhood through college, theses and dissertations, autobiographical information, awards, research and publications, procedural material, nursing garments and academic robes, media presentations on DVD, and interviews.

Ostwald, Sharon

Louis Maximilian Buja papers

  • MS 235
  • Collection
  • 1945-2019

Files of professional activities to the TMC Library. Self-published a book with excerpts of various presentations from career. And also a personal family memoir. Photographs, annual reports, material related to his deanship at the UTHSCH, speeches, correspondence, ephemera, and mementos.

Buja, Louis Maximilian