Patricia Starck, DSN, RN, FAAN papers

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Reference code

MS 189

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Patricia Starck, DSN, RN, FAAN papers


  • 1984-2015 (Creation)


26 cubic feet (26 boxes)

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Biographical history

Dean Starck was born in Georgia. She earned a masters’ of nursing from Emory University and a doctorate of nursing in 1979 from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. She is also a graduate of the Institute of Educational Management at Harvard University and a licensed nurse practitioner and clinical nurse specialist in mental health and psychiatry. She served as dean of the UT Health Science Center from 1984 to 2014 and continues to serve the UTHSCH as Vice President of Interprofessional Education.

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Scope and content

The Patricia Starck, DSN, RN, FAAN papers covers the career of Dean Patricia Starck as the head of the UTHealth Science Center Houston’s School of Nursing (SON). The papers include administrative records, SON history, annual reports, strategic plans, nursing profession organizations, publications and awards. The collection roughly encompasses the years of Starck’s tenure as dean from 1984 to 2015.

Subjects: University of Texas, School of Nursing (UT SON), pain and suffering, nursing

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Conditions governing access

No access restrictions. Open for research. Collection has been minimally processed.

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Materials in good condition.

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Copyright and other restrictions may apply.

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  • English

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A box-level inventory is available.

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Immediate source of acquisition

Patricia Starck, Dean of the University of Texas Health Science Center Houston, School of Nursing in 2015.

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  • Citation: Patricia Starck, DSN, RN, FAAN papers; MS 189; 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: The collection was processed at tier one level by Philip Montgomery. Most boxes were shelved as they arrived. The contents of some boxes were shifted to archival boxes to better fit the shelving in the HRC. Several framed objects were deframed to better preserve and store the objects. A box level inventory was created.

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Process by Philip Montgomery, 2015.

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