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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 Additional biographical material about women at the Texas Medical Center, such as curriculum vitae and historical documents, is included.

Additional biographical material about women at the Texas Medical Center, such as curriculum vitae and historical documents, is included.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
MS 173 · Collection · 1972-2015

This collection consists of Dorothy Otto's personal and professional papers related to her long career on the faculty of the Cizik School of Nursing at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in Houston.

The bulk of the collection dates from the founding of the UT School of Nursing in 1972. Dr. Otto's papers include her office files, records of her professional involvement, and some materials reflecting her personal interests. In addition to paper records, there are also a small number of VHS tapes, floppy disks, optical media, and flash drives, as well as artifacts and four large foam presentation boards. The materials labeled "Personal" contain historical nursing stamps she collected, thank you cards and other correspondence, artifacts, and historical nursing quotes Otto made into bookmarks.

Much of the collection documents Otto’s work at the Cizik School of Nursing, as well as the history of the School itself. There are faculty meeting minutes, handbooks, and other records from the School’s early development in the 1970s. Later records include programs and presentation materials relating to Nursing School anniversaries, where Otto often spoke about history of the School.

There is also substantial coverage of Otto’s professional and personal endeavors in nursing beyond Houston. Multiple boxes document her role as Academic Leader for Nursing International Journeys educational trips. Her work on various nursing education committees and in other leadership roles is reflected in printed email correspondence, meeting agendas and minutes.

Otto’s interest in the history of nursing is apparent throughout the collection. There are photocopies of articles and other sources she shared with colleagues or used in preparation for her lectures and speeches. There are also artifacts such as historical nursing stamps and brochures she collected on her travels to places like London’s Florence Nightingale Museum.

There are also copies of Dr. Otto’s master’s thesis and doctoral dissertation.

Otto, Dorothy
MS 174 · Collection · 1998-2008

The Marianne Marcus, EdD, RN papers contain newsletters, publications, research project designs, and other materials related to her work at the University of Texas School of Nursing. Mostly dating from 1998-2008, her papers reflect Dr. Marcus’ interest in substance abuse research and helping prepare nurses to address addiction issues. Much of the collection material relates to her project “Stress reduction in therapeutic community treatment.”

Marcus, Marianne T.
MS 175 · Collection · 2005

Dr. Sharon K. Ostwald, PhD, RN, FGSA, donated these recordings of nurses experiences in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, which devastated New Orleans, and Hurricane Rita. Many of the accounts are from nurses who responded to the flood of refugees from New Orleans after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in August 2005. The City of Houston opened the George R. Brown convention center to the refugees. This collection consists of 5 CDs, 2 DVDs, 2 microcassettes audio tapes, three digital videocassettes, and release forms for some of the speakers. The material is in good condition.

Subjects: emergency care, University of Texas School of Nursing, Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Rita

John P. McGovern Historical Collections & Research Center
MS 189 · Collection · 1984-2015

The Patricia Starck, DSN, RN, FAAN papers covers the career of Dean Patricia Starck as the head of the UTHealth Science Center Houston’s School of Nursing (SON). The papers include administrative records, SON history, annual reports, strategic plans, nursing profession organizations, publications and awards. The collection roughly encompasses the years of Starck’s tenure as dean from 1984 to 2015.

Subjects: University of Texas, School of Nursing (UT SON), pain and suffering, nursing

Starck, Patricia L.
MS 201 · Collection

The papers of Mara M. Baun are concerned mainly with the creation of a doctoral program for the University of Texas School of Nursing in Houston. Other topics include Baun’s administration and teaching and research papers. The collection consists of 4 boxes and equals 4 cubic feet. The materials are in good condition.

Subjects: Nursing

Baun, Mara M.
MS 222 · Collection · 1960-2015

The Nancy Bergstrom, RN PhD papers contains awards, AHCPR guidelines, Academy Nominations, small grants, videos, early papers, references, NIH and ARSA applications, job offers following PhD, selected honors and awards, licensure documents form original state (MD) to current (1960-2015), Travel committees (2003-2015)—profession service, Joanna Briggs Institute, American Academy of Nursing—various presentations, reviews, NIH grant proposals, and data tapes & protocol books (1985-1995). Materials document the career of Dr. Bergstrom in nursing, her leadership at the UT School of Nursing and the Center on Aging, Dr. Bergstrom was the Associate Dean for Research at the University of Texas School of Nursing and the Director of the Center on Aging from 2000-2015. The collection consists of 14 boxes and equals 12.5 cubic feet.

Subjects: UT School of Nursing, Center for Aging

Bergstrom, Nancy