Howard T. Barkley, MD papers

Identity elements

Reference code

MS 028

Level of description

Collection

Title

Howard T. Barkley, MD papers

Date(s)

  • 1930-1980 (Creation)

Extent

2.25 cubic feet (3 boxes)

Name of creator

(1901-1981)

Biographical history

Howard T. Barkley, Sr. was born in Tucson, AZ on November 30, 1901. He graduated from the University of Arizona in 1931 with his Bachelor's degree and the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons with a MD in 1935. He first served as an intern at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York before going to the Presbyterian Hospital, also of New York, to serve as a surgical resident. He received further training at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor before moving permanetnly to Houston, TX in 1941.

During World War II he served as a flight surgeon for the United States Army Air Corps, reaching the rank of lieutenant colonel. He was an associate of professor of clinical surgery at Baylor College of Medicine from 1943-1980 and chief of thoracic surgery at MD Anderson Hospital from 1944-1968. Barkley also served on the staff of Hermann Hospital in Houston from 1942 to 1972, and as chief of thoracic surgery there from 1944-1968. In 1948 he was appointed chairman of the medical staff at Houston AntiTubercular Clinic. Barkley served in a variety of capacities for different regional medical organizations. Barkley served as president of the Houston Surgical Society in 1952, the Texas Tuberculosis Association from 1956-1958, the Harris County Medical Society in 1967, and the Houston chapter of the American Tuberculosis Association. He served as vice president of the National Tuberculosis Association in 1963-1964. He was a founding member of the American Association of Thoracic Surgery in 1948 and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons in 1964.

Howard T. Barkley died on January 26, 1981.

Content and structure elements

Scope and content

The Howard T. Barkley, MD papers (MS 028) contains degrees, licenses, newsletters, clippings, photographs, certificates, awards, and a book that document the career of Dr. Howard T. Barkley in thoracic surgery. The collection primarily focuses on Dr. Barkley's academic and professional achievements; however, there is a small series on his personal life as well as a collection of photographs. The collection consists of 3 boxes (1 document and 2 oversized) and equals 2.25 cubic feet. The materials are in good condition.

System of arrangement

Conditions of access and use elements

Conditions governing access

Unrestricted. Material is open for research.

Physical access

Technical access

Conditions governing reproduction

Permission to publish from this material must be facilitated through the repository, McGovern Historical Center.

Languages of the material

  • English
  • Spanish

Scripts of the material

  • Latin

Language and script notes

Finding aids

Generated finding aid

Acquisition and appraisal elements

Custodial history

Immediate source of acquisition

Gifted from Mrs. Howard T. Barkley in 1982.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information

Accruals

No accurals are expected for this collection.

Related materials elements

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related archival materials

IC 098 HAM-TMC Library Historical Photograph Collection; IC 034 San Jacinto Lung Association records; MS 017 Joe R. Gandy; MS 210 Judson L. Taylor, MD papers

Notes element

Specialized notes

  • Citation: Howard T. Barkley, MD papers; MS 028; John P. McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center, Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library. Please cite the box and folder numbers where appropriate.

Alternative identifier(s)

TARO

00163

Description control element

Rules or conventions

Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS)

Sources used

Archivist's note

Photographs reincorporated into collection from IC 098 TMC Library Historical Photograph Collection. Photographs were originally donated by Dr. Barkley in 1982.

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Accession area