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.
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.
Dr. Edward J. Cooksey, Part 1 of 2. Interviewed by Don Macon. Dr. Cooksey describes his early years growing up in Houston and of his first career as a pharmacist, before entering the Texas Dental College, where he taught pharmacology while studying for his DDS; he continued to teach there for many years. He tells how the school became part of the University of Texas System. He recounts his personal interest in the Houston Dental Society and his role in planning the Doctors Club. (Continued in Part 2). 5/2/1974, 25:30, (MDAH Master #96-1-74)
Dr. Edward J. Cooksey, Part 2 of 2. Interviewed by Don Macon. Dr. Cooksey continues his discussion about the Doctors Club and its planning, rules and management style. Having served as the president, he recalls the care, attention to service, and pride in the end product that are characteristic of the club. He talks about the various managers and the uneven financial stability of the club before the arrival of the current manager, Eddie Marks. He tells of the days before the TMC was formed when Hermann Hospital and Rice Institute were in the country and land could be purchased for $5.00 an acre. 5/2/1974, 26min (MDAH Master #96-2-74)