Lee D. Cady V.A. Photograph Collection

Identity elements

Reference code

MS 217

Level of description

Collection

Title

Lee D. Cady V.A. Photograph Collection

Date(s)

  • 1946-1963 (Creation)

Extent

1.75 cubic feet (3 boxes)

Name of creator

(1896-1987)

Biographical history

Lee D. Cady, MD (1896-1987) graduated Washington School of Medicine in 1922. He served in both World War I and World War II. During World War II he served as the commanding officer of the 21st General Hospital in Northern Africa and Europe. Upon returning home after World War II, he assumed the role of director of the V.A. Hospitals in Dallas then Houston before his retirement from the Houston V.A. Hospital in 1963. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

Content and structure elements

Scope and content

The Lee D. Cady photograph collection (MS 217) is 1.75 cubic feet in size consisting of two boxes with one oversized box. The Lee D. Cady V.A. Photograph Collection documents the career of Lee D. Cady, MD as the first Manager (Director) of the Veterans Administration Hospital in Houston, Texas. The photos document physical changes in the V.A. facilites, medical staff and personnel at the hospital, and notable visitors during Dr. Cady's tenure.The photographs were generally taken during Dr, Cady's tenure as director of the V.A. Hospital in Houston and include pictures of the V.A. Hospital and surrounding medical center, doctors, staff, and visitors to the hospital and awards and celebrations. The collection is in good condition.

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Conditions of access and use elements

Conditions governing access

Unrestricted. Material is open for research.

Physical access

Materials are in good condition.

Technical access

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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Yes.

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Acquisition and appraisal elements

Custodial history

Immediate source of acquisition

Lee D. Cady M.D. donated the photographs in 1981.

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Accruals

No accurals are expected for this collection.

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Specialized notes

  • Citation: Lee D. Cady V.A. Photograph Collection; 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 reviewed and grouped the images into series based on subjects.
  • Processing information: The collection materials were pulled from IC 098 TMC Library Historical Photograph Collection to create this collection based on the donor, Lee D. Cady. The images were previously cataloged and housed in acid-free envelopes. At that time, a photo identification number (P-### for prints or N-### for negatives) was assigned to each photograph or group of photographs. In 2018-2019 the collection was processed as a new collection and inventoried. The items were kept in the acid-free envelops from the previous processing. The descriptions provided on the catalog cards were written on the envelope and inventoried. For items without catalog cards, descriptions were created from either annotations available on the item or summarizing visual content.

Alternative identifier(s)

TARO

00319

Description control element

Rules or conventions

Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS)

Sources used

Archivist's note

Processed and encoded by Chris Pallenik, 2018. Revision by Sandra Yates, 2019.

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