Sharon Ostwald, RN, papers

Identity elements

Reference code

MS 197

Level of description



Sharon Ostwald, RN, papers


  • 1941-2014 (Creation)


12 cubic feet (16 boxes)

Name of creator


Biographical history

Sharon K. Ostwald was born January 6, 1941 in Pearland, Texas.

Content and structure elements

Scope and content

The Sharon Ostwald, RN papers consists of 12 boxes equaling 12 cubic feet, and 3 plaques. The Sharon Ostwald, RN, collection includes photographs, school records from childhood through college, theses and dissertations, autobiographical information, awards, research and publications, procedural material, nursing garments and academic robes, media presentations on DVD, and interviews.

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Conditions governing access

Open for research.

Physical access

Materials are in good condition.

Technical access

Computer needs to access DVDs.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copyright restrictions may apply.

Languages of the material

  • English

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Finding aids

Box-level inventory is available.

Uploaded finding aid

Acquisition and appraisal elements

Custodial history

Level 1

Immediate source of acquisition

Donated by Sharon Ostwald in 2015.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information


No accruals are expected for this collection.

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Specialized notes

  • Citation: Sharon Ostwald, RN papers; MS 197; 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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Archivist's note

Inventory prepared by Alethea Drexler, January 2020.

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