Joyce E. Yost, PhD papers

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Reference code

MS 208

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Joyce E. Yost, PhD papers


  • 1983-1997 (Creation)


3.5 cubic feet (7 boxes)

Name of creator

Biographical history

Joyce Elizabeth Elder Yost, while a doctoral student at University of Texas Health Science Center - School of Public Health, completed her dissertation titled “AIDS Talk” in December 1996.

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Scope and content

The Joyce E. Yost, PhD papers consist of 7 boxes and contains newspaper clippings, correspondence, printed material, speeches, magazines, newsletters, manuals, books, studies, reports, reprints, prophylactic material, financial documents, and meeting minutes and materials that document Yost’s doctoral dissertation research. Materials are mostly in good condition with some water damage. Collection includes information related to the Montrose Clinic and AIDS Foundation Houston (AFH), and other AIDS organizations, activist groups and programs

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Conditions governing access

Unrestricted. Material is open for research.

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Conditions governing reproduction

Permission to publish from this material must be facilitated through the repository, McGovern Historical Center.

Languages of the material

  • English

Scripts of the material

  • Latin

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Custodial history


Immediate source of acquisition

Joyce Yost donated her papers to the McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center in 1997. The collection was received and organized by Elizabeth White. The material underwent minimal in-house conservation by the archivists. The collection was processed by Traci Patterson under the direction of the McGovern Archivist in May 2018.

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No accruals are expected for this collection.

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Publication notes

Yost, Joyce Elizabeth Elder, "AIDS talk" (1996). Texas Medical Center Dissertations (via ProQuest). AAI9736148.

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  • Citation: Joyce E. Yost, PhD papers; MS 208; 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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Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS)

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Archivist's note

Joyce Yost donated her papers to the McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center. the collection was initially grouped within IC 072. Materials associated with Dr. Yost's research were separated to create a new collection. The collection was processed using MPLP standards, and original order of the collection was maintained. The folders are arranged as they were received from Yost. The folder headings are those she assigned.

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Physical storage

  • Shelf: 11.28