Jane H. Preston, MD papers

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MS 105

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Jane H. Preston, MD papers


  • 1950-2000s (Creation)


5.5 cubic feet (9 boxes)

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Biographical history

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.

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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.

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No restrictions to access.

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Materials are in good condition.

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Copyright restrictions may apply

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  • English

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Control folder includes correspondence between Elizabeth Borst White and Sarah Kerrigan, Dr. Preston's daughter, about the donation, 2001.

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No accruals are expected for this collection.

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  • 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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