Oscar E. Ranfranz papers on Lutheran Hospital, Houston

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MS 139

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Oscar E. Ranfranz papers on Lutheran Hospital, Houston


  • 1958-1963 (Creation)


0.25 cubic feet (1 box)

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Biographical history

Oscar Earnest Ranfranz was born 27 March 1898 in Rochester, Minnesota and died 2 April 1992 in Houston, and is buried at Forest Park Cemetery. He was a dentist and had an office in the Medical Arts Building. Dr. Ranfranz lived in Sherman, Texas, for awhile in the 1920s but had moved to Houston by 1934.

There was a Lutheran Hospital in Houston from the early 1960s to about 1990 but I was unable to find much else on it.

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Scope and content

The Lutheran Hospital, Houston, Texas records contains articles of incorporation, bylaws, correspondence and memos, and board and semi-annual meeting minutes. The materials are in good condition. The years range from 1958 to 1963. This collection consists of 0.25 cubic feet (1 box).

Subjects: Lutheran hospital

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No access restrictions. Open for research.

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Materials are in good condition. There is some evidence of acidic damage.

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Copyright restrictions may apply.

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  • English

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This material was donated by Oscar E. Ranfranz.

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No accruals are expected for this collection.

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  • Citation: Oscar E. Ranfranz papers on Lutheran Hospital, Houston; MS 139; 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.

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Processed by Philip Lee Montgomery, 2010.

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