Dr. Benjamin F. Byrd, Jr. Interviewed by Don Macon. Video tape recorded 1/23/1976. Approximately 25min, Color-sound, MDAHH Master #473-1-76. Produced for the University of Texas - Texas Medical Center Historical Resources Project. Summary: Dr. Byrd, current President of the American Cancer Society, discussed his educational training at Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tennessee where he was born and raised. He spoke of his own studies in cancer and those of the American Cancer Society and the American College of Surgeons Cancer Commission. Emphasis was lent to environmental and nutritional factors in breast cancer.
The Texas Medical Center records include TMC charter material, correspondence, committee minutes, interviews and transcripts, photographs and slides, budgetary information, newspapers and clippings, research material for books, surveys, materials related to TMC events and visitors, films and audiocassettes, brochures, architectural renderings, guidebooks and directories, and maps. The materials date from the 1900s to the present. The collection also includes the papers of Mary Schiflett who held leadership positions in the TMC from 1970-2009. The collection has been processed at box and folder level. The material is generally in good condition and consists of 39 cubic feet totaling 93 boxes.
Houston Academy of Medicine records consists of about 18 boxes and contains reports, financial and legal documents, correspondence, and printed material that document the history of the Houston Academy of Medicine.
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.
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.