Name and location of repository
Level of description
Jane H. Preston, MD papers
- 1950-2000s (Creation)
5.5 cubic feet (9 boxes)
Name of creator
Evelyn Jane Hawkins Preston was born in Houston on November 21, 1920; she was a third-generation Texan. She graduated from Baylor College of Medicine in 1953 and practiced in Houston until 1978, then in Austin between 1978 and 1995, when she retired and returned to her hometown. Dr. Preston was a pioneer of telemedicine. She died November 7, 2001, just shy of her 81st birthday.
Content and structure elements
Scope and content
The Jane H. Preston, MD papers contains tapes, interview transcripts, questionnaires, correspondence, patient information, publications, and other various papers related to the work and research of Jane Preston in psychiatry and telemedicine.
System of arrangement
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Conditions governing access
No restrictions to access.
Materials are in good condition.
Conditions governing reproduction
Copyright restrictions may apply
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Scripts of the material
Language and script notes
Folder-level inventory is available.
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Acquisition and appraisal elements
Immediate source of acquisition
Control folder includes correspondence between Elizabeth Borst White and Sarah Kerrigan, Dr. Preston's daughter, about the donation, 2001.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information
No accruals are expected for this collection.
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Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related archival materials
- Citation: Jane H. Preston, MD papers; MS 105; 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.
- Processing information: Maintained original order. Rehoused materials in archival folders and 0.5 cubic foot boxes. Folders titles reflect original labels of creator.
- Processing information: Digital media and audiovisual materials were separated from papers and stored in audiovisual (AV) and digital media (DM) sections in the archives and inventoried on the item-level.
- Processing information: Floppy disks processed and content copied when possible. Many disks were unreadable, mostly due to incompatible disk format.
- Processing information: Some videocassettes were digitized.
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Name access points
- Preston, Jane H. (Subject)