Ruth SoRelle papers

Zone d'identification

Cote

MS 226

Niveau de description

Collection

Titre

Ruth SoRelle papers

Date(s)

  • 1950s-2019 (Accumulation)

Importance matérielle

13 cubic feet (13 boxes)

Nom du producteur

(1948-)

Notice biographique

Ruth SoRelle was born in Port Arthur on October 9, 1948. She earned a bachelor’s in journalism from the University of Texas as Austin and a Master’s from the UT School of Public Health in Houston. Her writing on science and medicine earned her more than 60 awards. She worked at the Houston Chronicle, where she covered the AIDS/HIV epidemic in Houston, for twenty years. She also worked at Baylor College of Medicine where her last position before retirement was as chief science editor in the Office of Vice President of Public Affairs. She retired December 31, 2015, although she continues to write.

Zone du contenu et de la structure

Portée et contenu

Ruth SoRelle was born in Port Arthur on October 9, 1948. She is known for her work in medical and science writing in Houston. The bulk of the papers cover the decades from 1980 to 2015. She worked at the Houston Chronicle where she covered the AIDS/HIV epidemic in Houston. She also worked at Baylor College of Medicine where her last position before retirement was as chief science editor in the Office of Vice President of Public Affairs. She retired December 31, 2015, although she continues to write. The collection includes photos, plaques, framed objects, clipping books, clipping files, reference and topic files, childhood writings, science and medical articles, reporter notebooks, and clippings from SoRelle's budding career as a journalist at the University of Texas. One notable area of interest are the articles related to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Houston. These article document the early evidence of the disease in Houston. The collection is in good condition, although some of the news clips are showing signs of degradation from the acid in the newspaper. There are 13 boxes (13 cubic feet).

Mode de classement

Zone des conditions d'accès et d'utilisation

Conditions d’accès

Open for research. Collection is unprocessed.

Accès physique

The overall condition of the collection is good, although some news clippings are showing sign of acidic degradation. An appraisal of the collection has yet to be completed. The consists of 13 boxes (13 cubic feet).

Accès technique

Conditions de reproduction

Copyright restrictions apply.

Langue des documents

  • anglais

Écriture des documents

Notes de langue et graphie

Instruments de recherche

Yes. Box-level inventory is available in digital control folder.

Instrument de recherche téléversé

Éléments d'acquisition et d'évaluation

Historique de la conservation

Deed-1

Source immédiate d'acquisition

Ruth SoRelle delivered materials to archive on 2019-10-10.

Évaluation, élimination et calendrier de conservation

Accroissements

Accruals may occur for this collection.

Sources complémentaires

Existence et lieu de conservation des originaux

Existence et lieu de conservation des copies

Sources complémentaires

Descriptions associées

Élément de notes

Notes spécialisées

  • Citation: Ruth Sorelle papers; MS 226; 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.

Identifiant(s) alternatif(s)

TARO

00331

Zone du contrôle de la description

Règles ou conventions

Sources utilisées

Note de l'archiviste

Inventory prepared by Alethea Drexler, 2019.

Mots-clés

Mots-clés - Sujets

Mots-clés - Lieux

Zone des entrées