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Hilde Bruch, MD papers

  • MS 007
  • Collection
  • 1928-1984

The Hilde Bruch, MD papers contains reprints, books, office files, patient records. The early gift of books and reprints, and the posthumous donation of books and papers have been integrated into the larger group of office records, making the total size of the collection 56 cubic feet. The processor of the papers has for the most part left Dr. Bruch's own arrangement intact. The arrangement includes office files, patient records dating from the 1940's, correspondence from colleagues as well as hundreds of letters from lay persons acquainted with Dr. Bruch's work on eating disorders. There are reprints from colleagues, correspondence with publishers, family and friends. Also included is same correspondence from Dr. Bruch's family in Germany and the Netherlands, and memorabilia from her long career in America. Dr. Bruch's papers offer important insights into psychiatric trends in the second half of the twentieth century, particularly into the treatment of psycho-social illness. They also detail in the life history of an individual, the personal and cultural crises precipitated by exile from Nazi Germany, and the struggle of women for greater participation in science and medicine, both significant phenomena in the history of this century. The collection equals 56 cubic feet consisting of 84 boxes.

Bruch, Hilde

Matilda Benyesh-Melnick, MD papers

  • MS 019
  • Collection
  • 1956-1974

The Matilda Benyesh-Melnick, MD papers contain research journals, reprints, magazines, reports, symposia and an undated manuscript related to her career in virology. Materials focus on the research that she conducted and collected between 1956 and 1974.

Benyesh-Melnick, Matilda

Samuel Bloom, PhD papers

  • MS 025
  • Collection
  • 1935-2000

The Samuel Bloom, Ph.D., collection consists of materials related to his career as Assistant Professor of Sociology, Department of Psychiatry, Baylor College of Medicine.

Bloom, Samuel

Alex D. Pokorny, MD papers

  • MS 039
  • Collection
  • 1953-1983

The Alex D. Pokorny, MD papers contains reprints, publication, biographical information, interviews, research, photographs, awards, correspondence, administrative documents and reports, medical law handbooks, directories and curriculum and student files related to the career of Alex Pokorny in the field of psychiatry.

Subjects: Psychiatry.

Pokorny, Alex D.

Joanne Greenberg papers

  • MS 048
  • Collection

Joanne Greenberg Papers contains a cassette and correspondence reprints related to Joanne Greenberg’s relationship with Dr. Hilde Bruch.

Subjects: Correspondence with Hilde Bruch, MD

Greenberg, Joanne

Eugen Kahn, MD papers

  • MS 074
  • Collection
  • 1887-1973

The files contain curriclum vita and lists compiled by Dr. Kahn of his published and unpublished writings. Correspondence contains letters between Dr. Alex D. Pokorny, Mrs. Kahn and others following Dr. Kahn's death. Photographs of Dr. Kahn with other professors in 1960 and ca. 1930 (with some identification) are included.

Copies, most original reprints from the journals, of all published articles and copies of all unpublished writings, which were frequently given as lectures, are in the collection. Some of the published articles are in German. An unpublished manuscript for a longer work, The Eternal Psychopath, is included.

The files also contain copies of reports to the Dean at Yale, annual reports (Baylor 1957-58, 1959-60), correspondence with Dr. H. Schipperges, reprints of Dr. Kraepelin's writings, and reviews of Dr. Kahn's writing and miscellaneous writings by others.

Kahn, Eugen

Jane H. Preston, MD papers

  • MS 105
  • Collection
  • 1950-2000s

The Jane H. Preston, MD papers contains tapes, interview transcripts, questionnaires, correspondence, patient information, publications, and other various papers related to the work and research of Jane Preston in psychiatry and telemedicine.

Preston, Jane H.

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

Alan B. Cooper, MD papers

  • MS 153
  • Collection
  • 1976-1992

The Alan Cooper collection includes a bound finding aid for the Hilde Bruch papers; some administrative publications from the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, and research and notes relating to various classes and seminars. The materials date from the mid-1970s to the early 1990s.

Subjects: psychiatry, psychoanalysis, Baylor College of Medicine, mental health.

Cooper, Alan B.

"Lypemaniaque" reproduction prints

  • MS 158
  • Collection
  • 1963

According to the document, this collections consists of reproductions of engravings which first appeared as "illustrations to Maladies Mentales,an early 19th century work on mental patients and their care...." Jean Étienne Esquirol published this work after observing mental patients at the hospital in Charenton, France. Wyeth Laboratories in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, produced the prints in 1963. The collection is contained in the Small Manuscript Collection (SMS) within one folder measures about 0.05 cubic feet.

Subjects: Reproduction prints of 1838 of the work of Jean Etienne Esquirol.

John P. McGovern Historical Collections & Research Center

Irvin A. Kraft papers

  • MS 179
  • Collection
  • 1939-2010

Printed paper is the predominant format in the collection though there are numerous black and white and color photographic prints, some objects and other ephemera and an 8mm sound film.

A large portion of the collection is comprised of various scrapbooks. The scrapbooks contain printed material, ephemera, and photographic prints, either taped or pasted on acidic paper that has browned and is brittle. The pages were removed from the scrapbooks, original order maintained, and stored in acid-free folders. In addition to the scrapbooks, the collection contained a large number of newspaper clipping. The clippings have not been arranged and are extremely brittle.

Highlights of the collection include the photo scrapbook, “The Army Life of Irvin Alan Kraft” and the complete records of Dr. Kraft’s military service.

The collection is approximately four cubic feet and contains seven boxes (three cubic foot, four various sizes) and one oversize folder. The materials are in fair to good condition and there are no preservation concerns at this time. The scrapbook pages are stored flat in boxes 4, 5, and 6; take care when removing the folders to preserve original order.

Subjects: Psychology, children

Kraft, Irvin A.

Curtis C. Mooney papers

  • MS 192
  • Collection
  • 2015

Oral histories on community mental health in Texas created during Curtis Mooney’s dissertation research.

Subjects: Community Mental Health in Texas, Psychiatry

Mooney, Curtis C.

Herman Detering History of Photography and Psychiatry collection

  • MS 203
  • Collection
  • 1601-1980

Herman E. Detering, III (1938-2015) created this collection because of his interest in 19th century photography and psychiatry. Mr. Detering was the longtime owner of the Detering Book Gallery, a rare bookstore in the Houston area. The collection consists of original photographic material such as 19th century carte de visites, postcards, and glass plate negatives. The collection also includes ephemera and some realia, such as a magic lantern and a camera and stand, all of which are probably from the late 19th century. The collection also includes material related to Mr. Detering’s collecting activities, such as correspondence and invoices, and exhibit materials.

A closely related collection is the Detering book collection on psychiatry and photography. The book collection has not yet been cataloged. The book collection consists of books dating from 1601 to the late 20th century. The core of the book collection is from the 19th century.

Geographically, the materials include 19th century photography and psychiatry in the United States, France, England and other places in Europe. The primary focus of the collection is on the treatment and study of people suffering from various forms of mental illness. Publications of numerous hospitals, asylums, and other organizations are included. Photographs include various early formats. The original collection consisted of 25 cubic feet (22 boxes of manuscript material and books, a camera and stand, and a magic lantern.) The collection was separated into a manuscript collection and a book collection.

Physical Description: For the most part, this collection is in excellent condition. Some carte de visites show fading, but for the most part the degradation is appropriate for the ages of the items. The collection consists of 8 roughly cubic feet (7 boxes, plus a camera and stand, and a magic lantern.)

Subjects: 19th century Psychiatry, 19th century photography, early 20th century

Detering, Herman E., III

Films on Mental Health provided by Bill Schnapp

  • MS 238
  • Collection
  • 1998

Collection contains two media programs on mental health created by Julia Arnold Schnapp and Bill Schnapp. Program on VHS video cassette, "In Their Shoes" (1998) produced by the Mental Needs Council of Harris County. Program on 16mm film, "Help Wanted" (1958) produced by Mental Health Study Group of the Junior League of Houston. A paper script is available for the 1958 film.

“Help Wanted”, produced in the mid-1950s by the Junior League of Houston. League members Julia Schnapp, Sadie Cowin Blackburn, and Evelyn Houston were instrumental in the creation of this film. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTa-ZBUKc4M&authuser=0

“In Their Shoes”, produced in 1997 by the Mental Health Needs Council. Bill Schnapp, PhD and Spencer Bayles, MD were instrumental in the creation of this film. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwrYwgvjSL4&authuser=0

Mental Health Council of Harris County