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Menninger Collection on Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis

  • RB 006
  • Collection
  • 1494-2012

In June, 2003, the Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library became the owner of the Menninger Foundation’s Library of Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis. This fine gift included their clinical library of books and journals, the historical and rare book collections, and complete runs of the Menninger publications. This is a wide-ranging rare book collection of more than 3000 titles pertaining to psychology, psychiatry, and psychoanalysis in both adults and children. The publications by and commentaries about Sigmund Freud are extensive. There are also a number of titles devoted to community mental health, nursing, and work in prisons. The collection includes a large number of early journals on psychoanalysis, hundreds of German psychiatric texts, and annual reports from American asylums. In addition to psychiatric materials, there are many fine texts related to the broader field of medicine. One of these volumes is a 1783 German edition of Andreas Vesalius’s anatomy with reproductions of the illustrations from the original Vesalius.

Houston Psychological Association records

  • IC 075
  • Collection
  • 1991-1997

The Houston Psychological Association records comprises HPA newsletter Highlights from 1990-1991, 1992-1993, 1994-1997.

Subjects: Medical Organization.

Houston Psychological Association

Help Wanted

This video by the Junior League of Houston presents the findings of the League’s Mental Health Study Group convened in January 1957 to look at mental health services in Houston, Texas. The group points out problems including understaffing, lack of training opportunities, and limited facilities. At the time only Baylor University College of Medicine and the University of Houston had programs to train mental health professionals. In addition there were long wait times for mental health patients to be seen at hospitals. The Study Group suggests that the university programs need to be expanded to attract more mental health students and facilities need more funding. The video covers mental health services for both adults and children in Houston. The video also mentions the shifting idea that mental illness is a disease and talks about the emerging research that is being done.

"Help Wanted" was produced in the mid 1950's by The Junior League of Houston. League members Julia Schnapp, Sadie Cowin Blackbusn and Evelyn Houston were instrumental in the creation of them film. This documentary, along with its sister documentary, "In Their Shoes" examine the need for creating and maintaining mental health services in Houston, Texas.

Irvin A. Kraft papers

  • MS 179
  • Collection
  • 1939-2010

Printed paper is the predominant format in the collection though there are numerous black and white and color photographic prints, some objects and other ephemera and an 8mm sound film.

A large portion of the collection is comprised of various scrapbooks. The scrapbooks contain printed material, ephemera, and photographic prints, either taped or pasted on acidic paper that has browned and is brittle. The pages were removed from the scrapbooks, original order maintained, and stored in acid-free folders. In addition to the scrapbooks, the collection contained a large number of newspaper clipping. The clippings have not been arranged and are extremely brittle.

Highlights of the collection include the photo scrapbook, “The Army Life of Irvin Alan Kraft” and the complete records of Dr. Kraft’s military service.

The collection is approximately four cubic feet and contains seven boxes (three cubic foot, four various sizes) and one oversize folder. The materials are in fair to good condition and there are no preservation concerns at this time. The scrapbook pages are stored flat in boxes 4, 5, and 6; take care when removing the folders to preserve original order.

Subjects: Psychology, children

Kraft, Irvin A.

Carlos Vallbona, MD papers

  • MS 184
  • Collection
  • 1968-2014

The Carlos Vallbona, MD papers contains correspondence, course materials, slides; files from his 3701 Kirby office; and other material detailing the career of Dr. Vallbona as a pediatrician, educator, advocate, physical therapy and post-polio syndrome specialist. He held positions at Baylor College of Medicine and TIRR. The materials date from between 1968 and 2014. Materials were donated in three stages in 2014 and 2015. Collection consists of 54 boxes equaling 54 cubic feet.

Subjects: Physical Theraby, Post-Polio, Baylor College of Medicine.

Vallbona, Carlos

Interview with Dr. Louis Faillace

This Digital Audio Tape (DAT) contains an interview with Louis A. Faillace, MD, founding Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and onetime Acting Dean at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston. The interview took place on September 29, 1995. The interviewer is unnamed, and the recording runs 1:24:37.
(0:01) Louis A. Faillace, MD recounts being recruited to the faculty of the University of Texas Medical School in Houston by Dr. Cheves Smythe. He relays his emphasis on biological psychology. He highlights the opportunity he saw in building a new school of medicine, contrasted with the challenges he encountered. He discusses Hermann Hospital, Dr. Smythe, the recruitment of faculty—some of whom he deemed “tigers”—and local and state political structures impacting the school. He laments the passing of Frank Erwin, who he claims “protected” school and its interests.
(14:40) He discusses Cheves Smythe, Bob Tuttle and Roger Bulger. He also traces with the development of Psychiatry at UT Houston, including the acquisition of more beds and funding.
(17:09) He recounts Cheves Smythe’s removal.
(22:35) He discusses Bob Tuttle, the improved relationships across departments, and Truman Blocker’s tenure.
(24:45) He discusses teaching and students. He notes that teaching was emphasized in the Psychiatry Department and argues it should have been more central in the rest of the School. He also discusses funding, “power brokers,” Baylor, and UT’s place as the “new kid on the block.”
(28:27) He discusses Hermann Hospital and the scandal there. He mentions Bill Smith, the trustees, the private doctors there. He also returns to the topic of power structures in the city and disparities between UT and Baylor.
(31:53) He mentions Bob Tuttle’s departure. He discusses Ernst Knobil and Knobil’s recruitment by Roger Bulger.
(35:26) He recounts his role in establishing UT’s affiliations with Harris County Psychiatric Center and the Texas Research Institute of Mental Sciences (TRIMS). He states, “I got ‘em both. Nobody else…. They’re there because of one person, that’s me.” He describes political maneuverings with Governor Hobby, Roger Bulger, and the State Legislature.
(42:04 He goes into more detail relating his pursuit of TRIMS, later the UT Mental Sciences Institute. He references Gary Miller, Charlie Mullins, and Stella Mullins.
(52:10) He recounts his appointment and service as Acting Dean of the Medical School.
(1:04:00) He gives his account of the Hermann Hospital story. He details conflict among John Ribble and the Department Chairmen, and ultimately his own firing.
(1:12:32) He returns to his time as Acting Dean to detail efforts to establish an affiliation with Lyndon Banes Johnson Hospital.
(1:18:40) He offers his thoughts on the state of medical care, particularly with regards to psychiatry, including the influence of managed care.
(1:22:00) He reflects on the state of UT Medical School in Houston. He emphasizes his focus on being a teacher and clinician.

Faillace, Louis

Texas Research Institute of Mental Sciences (TRIMS) records

  • IC 015
  • Collection
  • 1957-1985

The TRIMs collection contains annual reports, annual financial reports, audit reports, highlights, news clippings and articles, constitution, bylaws, rules and regulations, dedication, publicity, linkages, correspondence, administration, organization of clinical services and committees, library information, audio visual, public information, communications, volunteer services, donations, program change proposals and approvals, evaluations, research advisory council, medical advisory committee, commissioners annual review, legislature visit to medical center, statistical information, comprehensive health planning, medical records, contracts, agreements, memos, manuals, salary increases, equal employment opportunity information and complaints, active medical staff, personnel, incidents, grievances, client abuse reports, travel reports, construction projects, minutes, reports of grants and donations, and other printed material related to the Texas Research institute of Mental Sciences. The collection also contains a DSM III training guide, Graduate Medical Education announcements, animal facility annual reports, animal colony reports, and other bound materials that have sustained water damage.

Subjects: Mental Sciences, Psychiatry

Texas Research Institute of Mental Sciences