Name and location of repository
Level of description
Murray M. Copeland, PhD papers
- 1902-1982 (Creation)
1 cubic feet (2 boxes); digital-only material courtesy of Dr. Balch, November 2019.
Name of creator
Murray Marcus Copeland was born June 23, 1902, in Georgia, and died April 2, 1982, in Easton, Texas, although he lived in Houston at the time. Copeland was a professor of surgery at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center from 1960 to 1982. He had been chair of Georgetown University’s medical school from 1947 to 1960 and was president of the American Cancer Society from 1964 to 1965. Dr. Copeland graduated from Oglethorpe University in 1923 and earned his MD from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1927. He also trained in surgery at the Mayo Clinic Memorial Hospital for Cancer in New York City. He served in medical corps in the Pacific Theater during World War II and was awarded a Legion of Merit. Copeland has an entry in the Handbook of Texas Online.
Content and structure elements
Scope and content
The Murray M. Copeland papers contains reprints, illustrations, interview by Don Macon transcription, Roswell Park Memorial Institute memorial display, biographical information, publications, and Johns Hopkins background. Collection consists of 2 boxes totaling 1 cubic feet of reprints and other printed materials.
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Conditions of access and use elements
Conditions governing access
No access restrictions. Open for research.
Materials are in good condition. Some reprints incurred water damage during Tropical Storm Allison in 2001.
Conditions governing reproduction
Copyright restrictions may apply.
Languages of the material
Scripts of the material
Language and script notes
Inventory 2019 December by ASD.
Uploaded finding aid
Acquisition and appraisal elements
Immediate source of acquisition
Source is unknown. Assumed to be creator.
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: Murray M. Copeland, PhD papers; MS 114; 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.