Harold Pruessner, MD papers

Identity elements

Reference code

MS 083

Level of description

Collection

Title

Harold Pruessner, MD papers

Date(s)

  • 1964-1998 (Creation)

Extent

2 cubic feet (4 boxes)

Name of creator

(1925-2007)

Biographical history

Harold Trebus Pruessner was born February 19, 1925, in San Antonio. He attended Texas A&M University and earned an MD from the University of Texas Medical Branch in 1948. He served in the Navy during the Korean war and then practiced in Corpus Christi for more than twenty years. He joined the University of Texas Medical School in Houston in 1972 as the second member of its department of family practice. Dr. Pruessner was an early advocate of preventive medicine. He retired in 1993 and died December 21, 2007 at his ranch in Caldwell.

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Scope and content

The Harold Pruessner, MD papers contains documents relating to his role at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, particularly in the Department of Family Practice. Contents include articles, curricula, training material, information about family practice, and other administrative materials. There is also an audio recording of an interview with Dr. Pruessner from 1998. Items date from 1964 to 1998, with most of them corresponding to his time in Houston, Texas.

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Conditions governing access

This collection is open for research.

Physical access

Materials are in good condition.

Technical access

Conditions governing reproduction

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

Languages of the material

  • English

Scripts of the material

  • Latin

Language and script notes

Finding aids

Yes

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Acquisition and appraisal elements

Custodial history

Deed-5

Immediate source of acquisition

Source is unknown. Assumed to be the creator.

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Accruals

No accruals are expected for this collection.

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Existence and location of copies

Related archival materials

There is an additional oral history interview with Dr. Pruessner in IC 086 Hermann Hospital Archive records https://archives.library.tmc.edu/gi203690475. It was conducted a few months before the interview located in his papers.

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Specialized notes

  • Citation: Harold Pruessner, MD papers; MS 083; McGovern Historical Center, Texas Medical Center Library. Please cite the box and folder numbers where appropriate.
  • Processing information: Inventory prepared by Gagina Leonard, 2013. Updated inventory by Gina Leonard, February 2023. Uploaded to AtoM and front matter updated by Matt Richardson, March 2023.

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TARO

00207

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Archivist's note

Inventory prepared by Gagina Leonard, 2013. Updated inventory by Gina Leonard, February 2023. Uploaded to AtoM and front matter updated by Matt Richardson, March 2023.

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