Name and location of repository
Level of description
Griff Ross, MD papers
- 1984 (Creation)
0.25 cubic feet (1 box)
Name of creator
Griff Terry Ross was born 17, 1920 at Mount Enterprise, Rusk County Texas. Ross graduated from Stephen F. Austin State Teachers’ College in 1939, attended graduated school at the University of Texas at Austin briefly, then graduated from UTMB in 1945. He began his career as a “country doctor”. Ross spent 1955 to 1957 in the Air Force and then earned a Ph.D. from the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine. He began working for the National Institute of Health in 1960 as a medical officer and senior investigator and stayed twenty-one years before returning to Texas to take a position at the University of Texas Medical School. His specialty was endocrinology. He died of cancer in Houston on July 1, 1985.
For the record, his father was Griff [no middle name] Ross, MD (29 December 1880 - 15 December 1948) and his son is Griff Terry Ross, Jr., (28 December 1968 - ), not a doctor.
Content and structure elements
Scope and content
The Griff Ross, MD papers contains two bound volumes of the 1984 oral interview transcript with Dr. Ross. The first volume contains Dr. Ross's interview; the second contains interviews with four of his colleagues. In the interview, Dr. Ross discusses both his personal and professional life.The collection consists on one box equaling 0.25 cubic feet. Materials are in good condition.
System of arrangement
This collection is arranged into one series, Oral History Transcript.
Conditions of access and use elements
Conditions governing access
No restrictions to access.
Materials are in good condition.
Conditions governing reproduction
This material is unrestricted.
Languages of the material
Scripts of the material
Language and script notes
Finding aid is available.
Generated finding aid
Acquisition and appraisal elements
Immediate source of acquisition
On July 30, 1986, the audiotapes were sent to Dr. John Ribble, Dean, UT Medical School-Houston, from the office of Mr. J. Hickox, Executive Director of the Harris County Medical Society. This copy of the interview was presented to HAM-TMC Historical Research Center in March 1987.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information
No accruals are expected for this collection.
Related materials elements
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related archival materials
- Citation: Griff Ross, MD papers; MS 077; 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.
Description control element
Rules or conventions
Finding aid based on DACS ( Describing Archives: A Content Standard).
Finding aid prepared by Shannon Kipphut, October 7, 2010