Jane H. Preston, MD papers

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Reference code

MS 105

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Collection

Title

Jane H. Preston, MD papers

Date(s)

  • 1950-2000s (Creation)

Extent

5.5 cubic feet (9 boxes)

Name of creator

(1920-2001)

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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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.

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Conditions governing access

No restrictions to access.

Physical access

Materials are in good condition.

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Conditions governing reproduction

Copyright restrictions may apply

Languages of the material

  • English

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Folder-level inventory is available.

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Immediate source of acquisition

Source is unknown. Assumed to be the creator.

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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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00222

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