Texas Medical Center-Women's History Project. 2013; MS 171
On October 20, 1945, the Texas Medical Center started as a dream to create a medical center, where people from all walks of life could access the best health care anywhere - whether they were rich, poor, famous, nameless, young, or old. Considered one of the largest medical center in the world, the member institutions are dedicated to the highest standards of patient care, research, and education. Either not-for-profit or government, these institutions include 21 hospitals with seven acute care, six pediatric care, and eight specialty care facilities; three public health organizations; two universities; three medical schools; six nursing programs; two pharmacy schools; a dental school; eight academic and research institutions; and 13 support organizations. http://texasmedicalcenter.org/about-tmc/
The Texas Medical Center-Women's History Project contains audio interviews and print transcriptions of the interviews with women who made contributions to the biomedical and health care fields at the Texas Medical Center. Support organizations at the nursing and medical schools of UTHealth, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, began the project in 2013 with five interviews.
The Texas Medical Center Women’s History Project documents the lives of women who made contributions to the biomedical and health care fields at the Texas Medical Center. The first five interviewees are: Dorothy Otto, MSN, EdD, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Nursing; Dianna Milewicz, MD, PhD, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School; Lu Ann Aday, PhD, The University of Texas School Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health; Anna Steinberger, PhD, UTHealth Medical School; Julane Hotchkiss Knobil, PhD, UTHealth Medical School. Sponsors of the first five interviews were the Faculty Wives and Women Faculty of the UTHealth Medical School, PARTNERS at the UTHealth School of Nursing and The TMC Library. Additional biographical material about women at the Texas Medical Center, such as curriculum vitae and historical documents, is icluded.
Additional biographical material about women at the Texas Medical Center, such as curriculum vitae and historical documents, is included. The formats include audio files and transcripts. This collection is 0.5 cubic feet (1 box).
The collection is open for research.
Copyright restrictions may apply.
Texas Medical Center-Women's History Project; MS 171; John P. McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center, Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library.
The first five interviews were conducted by Natalie Garza and transcribed by Michelle Kokes. An Oral History Interview Agreement was signed by the interviewee and Ms. Garza giving the material to the Archives of Texas Medical Center Library at the time of the interview.
Dr. Julane Hotchkiss Knobil donated a transcript of interviews with Presidents of the Faculty Wives and Women Faculty of the UTHealth Medical School, a support organization, made in 1999. Dr. Bryant Boutwell donated VHS copies of interviews he made with Anna Steinberger and Betty Murphy. These interviews were made in connection with the book, Conversation with a Medical School: the University of Texas-Houston Medical School, 1970-2000. The VHS copies were transferred to DVD in 2013 and the DVDs are housed in this collection.
The collection was processed in 2013. Copies of the transcripts, which were made in Microsoft Word document, were saved as PDFs and printed on archival paper. The original audio interviews were downloaded from a USB flash drive owned by Natalie Garza. Electronic audio copies and the PDFS were saved to the TMC Library's drives in 2013. The audio and PDFS are also saved as well as available to the public at the Library’s Digital Commons. http://digitalcommons.library.tmc.edu/tmc-whp/ (Copy and paste URL in browser to access.)
Annual accruals are expected for this collection.
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