Richard E. Wainerdi, Ph.D papers

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MS 202

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Richard E. Wainerdi, Ph.D papers


  • 1984-2013 (Creation)


21 cubic feet (42 boxes)

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Biographical history

Born November 27, 1931, in New York City. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in petroleum engineering. He worked for many years at Texas A&M University and then at Gulf Oil, retiring in 1984 when Gulf Oil was acquired by Chevron. Then he spent 28 years as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer of the Texas Medical Center. Dr. Wainerdi died on March 17, 2021.

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Scope and content

This collection consists of the administrative records and other materials of Dr. Richard Wainerdi who was president of the Texas Medical Center, 1984-2012.

Subjects: Texas Medical Center

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No access restrictions. Open for research.

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Materials are in good condition.

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Copyright restrictions may apply.

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  • English

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Inventory of contents is in each box.
Folder-level inventory completed in May, 2021.

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Immediate source of acquisition

Dr. Wainerdi donated his papers to the archive. Materials were delivered by his office in November 2015 and March 2016.

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The University of Houston Libraries' Special Collections has a 2007 oral history with Richard Wainerdi, ID 2006-005, Box 11, HHA 00655 (

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  • Citation: Richard E. Wainerdi, Ph.D papers; MS 202; 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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