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Level of description
Howard T. Barkley, MD papers
- 1930-1980 (Creation)
2.25 cubic feet (3 boxes)
Name of creator
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.
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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.
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Conditions governing access
Unrestricted. Material is open for research.
Conditions governing reproduction
Permission to publish from this material must be facilitated through the repository, McGovern Historical Center.
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Acquisition and appraisal elements
Immediate source of acquisition
Gifted from Mrs. Howard T. Barkley in 1982.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information
No accurals are expected for this collection.
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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
- 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.
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Rules or conventions
Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS)
Photographs reincorporated into collection from IC 098 TMC Library Historical Photograph Collection. Photographs were originally donated by Dr. Barkley in 1982.