Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library, John P. McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center

Ruth Hartgraves, MD papers; 1901-1995; MS 032

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Hartgraves, Ruth
Title: Ruth Hartgraves, MD papers
Dates: 1901-1995
Abstract: The Papers of Ruth Hartgraves, MD document the life, family, career, and travels of Dr. Ruth Hartgraves who was an Obstetrician-Gynecologist in Houston, Texas from 1935-1985. During her 50 years in private practice, she delivered more than 3000 babies, held appointments at the major hospitals in Houston and was a faculty member at the Baylor College of Medicine. She was active in medical organizations, such as the American Women's Medical Association, of which she served as President and from which she received the Elizabeth Blackwell Award. She and her sister, Hallie Hartgraves, attended the University of Texas - Austin in the 1920's and were among the first women graduates of the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.The collection includes information about her Texas heritage, family history and life as a professional woman in the mid-20th century. Resources document her cultural interests, especially in opera, her religious affiliations at St. Luke's United Methodist Church, and her extensive world travel. The collection is 20 cubic feet and consists of 27 document boxes, 3 oversize boxes, audiovisual materials, and artifacts. The materials are in good condition.
Identification: MS 032
Quantity: 20 linear feet (32 boxes)
Language: English
Repository: John P. McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center, Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library

Biographical Note

Ruth Hartgraves, MD, a Houston obstetrician and gynecologist who delivered more than 3,000 Houstonians and pioneered the trail for women in medicine during the span of her 50 year career, died October 17, 1995, at the age of 93. A native Texan, Dr. Hartgraves was born October 24, 1901 and moved to the Houston area during the 1930s to attend the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston. She graduated from UTMB's School of Medicine in 1932, and thereafter completed an internship at the New England Hospital for Women and Children in Boston, and a residency at the New York Infirmary for Women and Children.

Dr. Hartgraves begain her career in Houston in 1935 and held appointments at Methodist, Hermann, Memorial, St. Luke's and Jefferson Davis Hospitals before retiring from practice in 1987. She was also a faculty member of Baylor College of Medicine for almost 30 years.

Dr. Hartgraves was the recipient of the 1992 Distinguished Professional Women's Award which is presented by the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. This award was presented in recognition of Dr. Hartgraves' outstanding achievements in Texas and the nation, for the significant contributions she made to her professional discipline, and for her pioneering spirit to mentor women and to provide a positive role model.

In 1985, she was awarded the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Hartgraves was also the recipient of the 1980 Ashbel Smith Distinguished Alumnus Award granted by the UTMB School of Medicine alumni to graduates who have made significant contributions to the medical profession and to mankind.

She served as an organizer and the first President of the Houston branch of the American Medical Women's Association (AMWA), as well as President of the national AMWA organization. In 1975, her efforts earned her the AMWA's highest honor, the Elizabeth Blackwell Award, presented annually to a person making an outstanding contribution to the cause of women in medicine. Dr. Hartgraves was the first Texas physician to be so recognized.

She was a charter member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church and had a life-long record of involvement in community affairs, including the Houston Grand Opera, the Houston Ballet Society, and the Blue Bird Circle Clinic for Pediatric Neurology.

Houston Chronicle, Thursday, October 19, 1995.

Scope and Contents

The Ruth Hartgraves, MD papers (MS032) consists of biographical information, correspondence, professional records, certificates, professional organizaiton records, notebooks, travel books, scrapbooks, photographs audiovisual materials, ephemera, and artifacts that document the life, family, and career of Dr. Ruth Hartgraves. Genealogical information about her family includes materials about her sister, Hallie Hartgraves, who was a physician before she became a religious nun.

Information about Dr. Hartgraves' medical practice includes notebooks she made and reference books she used in the care of her patients. There is information about her hospital appointments and medical associations to which she belonged. Significant information is available about the American Medical Women's Association, especially during her presidency in 1963.

Several scrapbooks, folders and photographs document her life as a professional woman in Houston from the 1930s through the 1980s.

Dr. Hartgraves received several prestigious honors. The awards and background material on each of the ceremonies is preserved.

Dr. Hartgraves involvement in the cultural life of Houston is documented with notes she took on operas and ephemera from several events she attended. Her main hobby of world travel is covered through travel notebooks, passports and itineraries. Some mementoes acquired during her travels are also available.

Materials include notebooks and calendars that Dr. Hartgraves kept near the end of her life as she lived with dementia. She left notes to herself to remember.

The collection equals 20 cubic feet and consists of 32 boxes. The materials are in good condition.


The Papers of Ruth Hartgraves, MD were donated several years during Dr. Hartgraves' life and following her death. Unfortunately some of her papers were damaged or destroyed in a flood in 2001. Some of the material, particularly in connection with her travels, were unprocessed at the time of that flood. The order of both the 1983 and 2007 processing was maintained as far as possible in this processing. In 2016, unprocessed materials were incorporated in the collection, relocating oversize materials into more appropriate housing for preservation. This Guide replaces all prior finding aids.
Series I-Family Memorabilia
Series II-Personal Papers and Correspondence
Series III-Career and Professional Activities and Interests
Series IV-Awards
Series V-Patient Records [RESTRICTED]
Series VI-Cultural Activities and Travel
Series VII-Audiovisual and Oversize Materials


Restrictions on Access

Some documents may have restricted use. Please contact the Archivist for further information.

Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Hartgraves, Ruth
Hartgraves, Frank
Hartgraves, Hallie (Sister Lucia, CSM)
Hartgraves, Mary Adeline
Hartgraves, Perry
Muir, Bob
Nilson, Judith Ahlem
Wygant, Larry J.
Subjects (Organizations)
Baylor College of Medicine
American Medical Women's Association (AMWA)
Ashbel Smith Distinguished Alumnus Award (UTMB)
Foundation for the Children (Houston, Texas)
Blue Bird Circle (Houston, Texas)
Houston Ballet Society
Houston Grand Opera
Lakeside County Club (Houston, Texas)
Medical Women's International Association
New England Hospital for Women and Children (Boston, Mass.)
New York Infirmary for Women and Children
Philosophical Society of Texas
St. Luke's United Methodist Church (Houston, Texas)
University of Texas at Austin
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Women's Fund for Research and Education (Houston, Texas)
Blanton Family (Houston, Texas)
Scurlock Family (Houston, Texas)
Distinguished Professional Women's Award
Elizabeth Blackwell Award
Houston (Texas)
Menard, Menard County, Texas
Document Types

Related Material

Some photographs were removed to the Graphic Works Collection in 1985. A rack of medical bottles used in the late 1800s, a glass breast milk collector, and a pair of late 19th century eye glasses were removed to the Historical Medical Apparatus Collection in 2006. Ten aperitif glasses were removed to the Historical Research Center's kitchen for use at fund raising functions. The following note written by Dr. Hartgraves was attached to the glasses: "The ten tall glasses belong to Mrs. Jesse Jones, who enjoyed sherry. Audry Beck, her granddaughter did not and gave the glasses to Dr. Hartgraves, December 25, 1987."

Administrative Information

Custodial History

These papers were a gift from Dr. Hartgraves from 1983 to 1992 and items from her estate following her death.

Preferred Citation

Ruth Hartgraves, MD Papers, Manuscript Collection No. 32, John P. McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center, Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library

Processing Information

The collection was reviewed for duplicate materials and to establish or re-establish the order. Duplicate reprints were discarded. Paperclips and most other binding material were removed. When necessary, materials were interleaved with archival bond or put into mylar envelopes. Some articles and reports on acidic paper were copied onto archival bond and then discarded. Legal documents folded and housed in letter-sized folders were unfolded and the letter-sized folders replaced with legal-sized folders. Audiovisual materials are stored in the audiovisual (AV) section. Oversize realia and framed items are stored in oversize (OV) and artifact (GAF) sections. Some items were removed from frames for preservation and stored in oversize box.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Family Memorabilia, 1864-1990

This series contains information about Ruth Hartgraves' family genealogy; clippings, photographs and documents which relate to her parents, Mary Adeline and Frank Hartgraves; information about her brother, Perry Hartgraves, and her sister, Hallie Hartgraves who took the name of Sister Lucia C.S.M when she became a professed nun. Family letters, postcards, valentines and ephemera relating to the family are included. Jewelry that belonged to various members of Dr. Hartgraves family is identified. Two plates that belonged to family members are stored in Series IV.
Box Folder
1 1 Hartgraves' family genealogy; marriage certificate of Mary Adeline and Frank Hartgraves; letters; photographs, 1864-1980.
2 Mary Adeline and Frank Hartgraves: Obituaries, funeral service, letters relating to death.
3 Frank Hartgraves: Letters to Ruth Hartgraves.
4 Perry Hartgraves: Postcards, photographs, magazine article.
5 Hallie Hartgraves: Postcards.
6 Hallie Hartgraves: Valentines, Graduation programs.
7 Hallie Hartgraves: Letters, photographs, will, funeral service.
8 Menard Ranch: Photographs, deed. Mission San Saba: Articles
9 Book. Menard County History - An Anthology, by Menard County Historical Society, 1982. Section on Hartgraves, pages 316-319.
Box Folder
2 Elizabeth Browning (book of poems); Burns Poems (book of poems); Family Bible; The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, vol. XVII, no.4, April, 1914; Elizabeth Blackwell stamp.
Box Box
3 1 Handkerchiefs, mittens, child's silverware, Italian wooden crucifix with lacquered icon, small pen, Elgin woman's wristwatch, pocket watches (2 belonging to Mary Hartgraves, 1 belonging to Frank Hartgraves), small Mason symbolic trowel, binoculars and receipts, small salt cellar and pepper pot.
2 Glass cup from 1904 World's Fair; small jewelry box, hair comb; wooden Italian crucifix; ivory pin with five elephants.
3 Two carved ivory boxes with lids, elephant motif.
4 2 crystal necklaces and blue stone earrings and sweater clasp in jeweler's box; 1 rhinestone bracelet; 1 green stone and pearl necklace; 3 charms for bracelet in one box; 1 charm for bracelet in one box; 1 gold tone necklace; 1 small box contains - 1 gold ring, 1 gold ring with inscription Frank, 1 high school ring (1919 BHS), 1 UT class ring (1926 inscribed Hallie Hartgraves), 1 pair brass earrings, 1 yellow stone pin, 1 snap cufflink with yellow settings, 1 sterling cross, 4 Masonic pins, 1 Masonic charm for bracelet, 1 ALTRUSA pin, 1 pin marked HH 1924; 1 small box contains - 1 Masonic pin inscribed M Hartgraves, 1 Scorpio (astrology) medallion, 1 St. Luke medallion, 1 gold cufflink, 4 charms for bracelet; 1 tie clasp inscribed F.H.; 1 pearl necklace.
5 Pair of riding spurs and leather straps; set of cotton carding wires.

Series II: Personal Papers and Correspondence, 1901-1993

This series includes curriculum vitae of Dr. Hartgraves from several dates; death certificate; obituary and funeral service information; interviews; list of travels; documents such as a copy of her birth certificate; educational and professional certificates; photographs; miscellaneous items about her life.
Box Folder
4 1 Curriculum Vitae; Birth certificate (copy).
2 Death Certificate [RESTRICTED]; Obiturary; Funeral Arrangements, 1995 and undated.
3 Newspaper obituary (10/19/1995); Newspaper Articles (07/1993, 10/1993); Funeral arrangements; Driver's license (1984 expiration date).
4 List of travels.
5 Interviews: 1977, 1988; notes on interviews.
6 An Interview with Ruth Hartgraves, M.D. conducted by Larry J. Wygant, 1997. Bound volume.
7 UT Commencement Programs, 1932 (3), 1925 (3); T. S. Painter Professorship comment; Texas Pre-Med Society, 1921.
8 UT certification of medical school graduation; Texas Teacher Certification, 1922, 1928; Texas State Board of Medical Examiner certification to attend medical school.
9 Accident, 1970; River Oaks lease; Insurance policy - property.
10 Photographs.
11 Photographs.
12 Cultural events ephemera.
13 Origin of Lakeside Country Club.
14 Miscellaneous donations; Life stock sale program.
Box Folder
5 1 Correspondence with HAM-TMC Library.
2 Correspondence and postcards from Ruth Hartgraves.
3 Postcards to Ruth Hartgraves.
4 Correspondence to Ruth Hartgraves.
5 Correspondence to Ruth Hartgraves.
6 Correspondence with Dr. Judith Ahlem Nilson.
7 Invitation list 1971.
8 Christmas card records 1970-1981.
9 Addresses ca. 1982.
10 Cards from Bob Muir and photographs.
11 Scurlock/Blanton: Photographs, speeches, programs.
12 Stationary, Inspirational cards, and calling card.
13 ID Cards.
14 Calendar and articles.
Box Folder
6 1 List for Change of Address, 1985.
2 Address Books/Notebooks, c. 1930, 1954-1964.
3 Address Books/Notebooks, 1964-1968, c. 1974.
4 Address Books/Notebooks, c. 1981-1991.
5 Monthly Planner/Notebook, includes documents regarding estate of Hallie (Sister Lucia) Hartgraves, 1984.
Box Folder
7 Social Clubs and Organizations: Philosophical Society of Texas - 1980 Photograph; membership information.
Social Clubs and Organizations: Philosophical Society of Texas Proceedings -1979-1982, 1984-1989; History 1937-1987.
Social Clubs and Organizations: Blue Bird Circle - Bylaws, 1987, Program, 1987, Yearbooks - 1970-1971, 1985-1990.
Box Folder
8 1 Social Clubs and Organizations: ALTRUSA - Yearbooks, Installation ceremony, articles.
2 Social Clubs and Organizations: Business and professional women's clubs - correspondence, awards.
3 Social Clubs and Organizations: The Woman's Building of Houston - Membership, yearbooks.
4 Social Clubs and Organizations: Chi Omega - Membership, by-laws, yearbook.
5 Social Clubs and Organizations: The Foundation for Children, Inc. - 1978 "Houstonian of the Year" award.
6 Social Clubs and Organizations: Foundation for Children - 1971 Dedication ceremony and correspondence.
7 Social Clubs and Organizations: The Women's Fund for Research and Education - 1985 Honor, photographs, 1986-1987 yearbook.
8 Social Clubs and Organizations: Miscellaneous membership certificates.
9 Speeches: 1962 radio speech (2) University of Houston.
10 Speeches: Various topics.
Box Folder
9 1 St. Luke's United Methodist Church: Correspondence, articles.
2 St. Luke's United Methodist Church: Administrative Board.
3 St. Luke's United Methodist Church: Speech to Youth Group.
4 St. Luke's United Methodist Church: Bible Study notes.
5 St. Luke's United Methodist Church: Bible Study notes.
6 St. Luke's United Methodist Church: Bible Study notes and articles.
7 Religious communities.
8 Inspirational writings collection.
Box Folder
10 1 Opera: Programs, brochures.
2 Opera: Notebooks, program, A Story of A Hundred Operas by Felix Mendelssohn, 1913, annodated by Ruth Hartgraves.
3 Opera: Librettos, postcards.
4 Opera: The Nibelung's Ring: English words to Richard Wagner's Ring Des Nibelungen, by Alfred Forman, 1877; Manon, 1899.
5 Women: Articles.
6 Female Physicians: articles.
7 Scrapbook, part 1.
8 Scrapbook, part 2.
Box Folder
11 Holy Bible Revised Standard Version with notes and taped clippings; The Book of Common Prayer (2 with inscriptions); Ten Decades of Praise; Religious Communities in the Episcopal Church with letter and notes; The Pattern Pray with notes; A Manual of Catholic Worship with inscription; My Way of Life with inscription and notes; The New Covenant with notes; New Testament and Psalms (2 with notes); Forward Day by Day (3 with notes).
Box Folder
OV 088 Scrapbook, 1935-1939.
Scrapbook. Voyage into Antiquity, 1966.
Box Folder
OV 089 Scrapbook. Fifty-Seven Days, Around the World Tour, 1967.

Series III: Career and Professional Activities and Interests

This series contains information about Dr. Hartgraves' medical internship and residency, her private practice, and hospital appointments. A significant amount of information about her participation in, including her presidency of, the Amedican Medical Women's Association is provided.
Box Folder
12 1 Diplomas: New York Infirmary, New England Hospital for Women and Children.
2 Professional Correspondence.
3 Office Records: Dedication Announcement, Supply record, first dollar bill, 2 coins, photographs.
4 Texas Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: Certificate (1941), correspondence, bylaws, rosters.
5 Houston Gynecologicial and Obstetrical Society: Certificate (1971), directory, bylaws.
6 American Medical Association and Texas Medical Association certificates.
7 Post Graduate Medical Assembly of South Texas: correspondence, program. Harris County Medical Association installation. Doctor's Club of Houston.
8 Baylor College of Medicine.
9 Hermann Hospital. Jefferson Davis Hospital.
10 Memorial Hospital. Lilly Jolley School of Nursing Methodist Hospital.
11 St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital.
12 University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston.
13 University of Texas - Medical Branch, 1991-2007.
14 Diagnostic Books.
15 "The Responsibility of the Physician to the Family in the Space Age" 1963.
16 Presidential Commission, 1963. "American Women," articles, telegram, invitation.
Box Folder
13 1 Handwritten medical notebook and clippings.
2 American Medical Women's Association, 1975: Elizabeth Blackwell award, letters, photographs, program.
3 American Medical Women's Association, Presidency: Photographs, speech, brochures, program.
4 American Medical Women's Association, Presidency: Speeches, correspondence, articles.
5 American Medical Women's Association, Presidency: Speeches, diary.
6 American Medical Women's Association, Presidency: Clippings.
7 American Medical Women's Association: Correspondence, brochures, photograph.
8 American Medical Women's Association, 1962 Medical Woman of the Year certificate.
9 Medical Women's International Association IXth Congress: Letters, program, brochures, clippings.
10 Medical Women's International Journal: December, 1958 and 1960, July 1963.
Box Folder
14 Dr. Hartgraves Black Bag.

Series IV: Awards

This series details the many awards that Dr. Hartgraves received from organizations and educational institutions. Information about those awards and about Ruth Hartgraves's relationship with the universities are included in this series. Information about awards from the American Medical Women's Association are included in the Series III.
Box Folder
15 1 Southwestern University Honorary Doctor of Science Degree, 1976: Letters, photographs, program, articles.
2 Southwestern University: Letters, brochures, articles.
3 University of Texas Medical Branch Ashbel Smith Distinguished Alumni Award, 1980: Phtographs, programs, letters.
4 University of Texas Medical Branch: correspondence.
5 University of Texas - Austin Distinguished Alumni Award, 1985: Photographs, letters.
6 University of Texas - Austin Distinguished Alumni Award, 1985: Program, ephemera, speech, articles.
7 University of Texas - Austin Distinguished Alumni Award, 1985 medallion.
8 University of Texas - Austin Ex-Students Association, Programs and Certificates.
9 University of Texas - Health Science Center Houston Distinguished Professional Woman Award, 1992.
Box Folder
16 The Methodist Hospital, 1961: plaque; American Medical Women's Association, Houston Chapter 42, 1964-65: plaque; Memorial Hospital System, 1973: plaque; American Medical Women's Association Elizabeth Blackwell Award, 1975: medallion; University of Texas Medical Branch Ashbel Smith Distinguished Alumni Award, 1980: medallion; St. Luke's Hospital, 1982: lucite cube; The University of Texas System Chancellor's Council, 1989: plaque; University of Texas Medical Branch Old Red Centennial, 1990: medallion; University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Distinguished Professional Woman's Award, 1992: plaque.
Box Folder
17 St. Luke's Methodist Church Distinguished Life Award: Crystal statue; Medical Arts Building Co. in Appreciation of Twenty Years Tenancy, 1955: Sterling Revere bowl; Bowl which belonged to Ruth Hartgraves's grandmother and Hartgraves' plate (see Series I)
Box Folder
18 University of Texas - Austin Ex-Students Association Distinguished Alumna, 1985: Medallion in wooden box with medal plaque, blazer emblem, orange silk, medallion on orange/white ribbon, key ring medallion.
Friends of the Texas Medical Center Library, 1989, glass paperweight.

Series V: Patient Records RESTRICTED

This library abides by all Texas and federal laws, rules, and regulations applying to medical records. To protect the patients' privacy, no list of their names is made available. These records are restricted. For further information contact the archivist.
Box Folder
19 Patient Records.

Series VI: Cultural Activities and Travel

This series consists of itineraries, notes, passports, artifacts and ephemera that document Dr. Hartgraves' travels around the world. She toured the world several times from the 1950s through the 1980s.
Box Folder
20 1 Brochures and notes: 1949, Canadian Rockies.
2 Itineraries, notes, photographs, ephemera: 1953, England.
The Illustrated London News Coronation Number Queen Elizabeth II, edited by Sir Bruce Ingram: 1953, England.
3 Itineraries, notes: 1959.
4 Itineraries, notes, photographs: 1961.
5 Itineraries, notes, photographs, ephemera: 1963.
6 Itineraries, notes, programs: 1964.
7 Itineraries, notes, photographs: 1965.
8 Itineraries, notes: 1965.
9 Itineraries, notes, photographs: 1966, 1967.
Box Folder
21 1 Itineraries, programs, photographs: 1968, XIth Congress-Medical Women's International Association.
2 Itineraries, notes, ephemera: 1968, 1969.
3 Itineraries, programs, notes, ephemera: 1970, XIIth Congress-Medical Women's International Association.
4 Itineraries, notes: 1973.
5 Itineraries, notes, brochures: 1974.
6 Itineraries, notes, ephemera: 1975, Arctic.
7 Programs, notes, postcards, notebooks: 1975, Arctic.
Box Folder
22 1 Itineraries, notes, photographs: 1977.
2 Itineraries, notes, brochures: 1978.
3 Itineraries, notes: 1979, China.
Book: American's Tourist Manual People's Republic of China: 1979, China.
4 Notes, articles, photographs, ephemera: 1979, China.
5 Itineraries, notes, postcards, photographs: 1979, 1980.
6 Itineraries, notes: 1984, 1985.
7 Postcards: Europe, Africa, Egypt.
8 Postcards: Hawaii, South Pacific, New Zealand, Australia, Antaractica, Asia, Japan.
9 Postcards: Caribbean, South America, United States.
Box Folder
23 1 Receipts for foreign purchases; passenger tickets.
2 Notes, ephemera, misc.
3 Photographs, postcards, ephemera.
4 Lindblat newsletters.
5 Travel certificates.
6 Travel Guides (3).
7 MD Medical News Magazine with article on Africa.
8 Description of charm bracelets.
9 Bracelet and earrings with coins from around the world.
10 Bracelets with objects from around the world .
Box Folder
24 1 Ephemera: Europe-England, Ireland.
2 Ephemera: Europe-Poland, Czech, Bulgaria.
3 Ephemera: Europe-Russia.
4 Ephemera: Europe-Spain, Portugal, Italy.
5 Ephemera: Europe-France, Switzerland, Belgium.
6 Ephemera: Europe-Austria, Germany.
7 Ephemera: Europe-Austria, Germany.
8 Ephemera: Europe-Norway, Finland.
Box Folder
25 1 Ephemera: Africa.
2 Ephemera: Alaska.
3 Ephemera: Asia.
4 Ephemera: Asia.
5 Ephemera: Asia.
6 Ephemera: Caribbean, South America.
7 Ephemera: Pacific Islands.
8 Maps.
9 Lindblat Brochures.
Box Folder
26 1 Travel notebooks: 1964, 1967, 1968, 1979, 1984.
2 Travel notebooks: 1970, 1977(3), 1980(?).
3 Travel notebooks: 1966, 1968(2), 1968-1969.
4 Travel notebooks: 1978, 1979.
5 Travel notebooks: 1972, 1973(2).
6 Travel notebooks: 1964(2), 1967, 1970(2).
7 Travel notebooks: Not dated (2).
8 Travel notebooks: Not dated (6).
9 Travel passports: 1953, 1960, 1962, 1967, 1972, 1976, 1981, 1986; Vaccination Records: 1967-1978, 1979-1981.
Box Folder
27 1953 Coronation commemorative brass bowl, England; Churchill coin in lucite, England; small bronze Buddha statue, India; 2 small porcelain plates, Bayreuth and Nefchwanstein; small porcelain bowl, Hungary; mosaic frame with picture, Persian; 2 stone eggs, Africa; small carved wood box, German; bone cup, Africa; small stone penguin, Antarctica; small stone plaque, Indai; brown leather box, France; 3 lacquered boxes with paintings on lid, Russia; small bamboo box, China; metal lipstick holder, France; metal dragon box, Cambodia; 2 coconut shell bowls, Philippines; shell pendant with painting, Iran.

Series VII: Audiovisual and Oversize Materials

This series consists on audiovisual materials and oversized photographs, illustrations, certificates, and textiles that detail Dr. Hartgraves family history, life, travels, and career. Audiovisual materials have been digitized and are available in the digital colleciton.
Box Folder
AVA 021 AVA.MS032.001 1985 Foundation Luncheon.
AVA.MS032.002 Interview for University of Texas Distinguished Alumnus Award, 05/20/1985.
Box Folder
AVV 001 AVV.MS032.001 University of Texas Distinguished Alumnus Award, 1985.
Box Folder
OV 090 Tablesclothes (2) with tatting by Maggie Hartgraves (1853-1936).
Photograph. University of Nashville Medical Department, Senior Class and Faculty (picturing John E. Armstrong), 1906-1907.
Certificate. Board of Medical Examiners, Texas, 1907.
Metal names plate from Dr. Hartgraves' office.
Portrait of Eddy and Elizabeth Scurlock by J. Anthony Wills.
Prints of Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX, 1986.
Print. Cartoon illustration of Houston and Texas Medical Center by Karl Hoefle, c. 1965.
Certificates of Frank Hartgraves, 1896-1917.
Certificates of Ruth Hartgraves, 1933-1989.
Certificates of Hallie Hartgraves, 1915-1938.
Riding Crop of Dr. Hartgraves.
Box Folder
GAF GAF-0015 Portrait of Brice and Frances Ann Hartgraves, 1835.
GAF-0026 Dr. Ruth Hartgraves Receives AMWA's Highest Award, 1975.
GAF-0029 Portrait of Ruth Hartgraves.
GAF-0030 Portrait of Frank Hartgraves.
GAF-0031 Portrait of Frank Hartgraves.
GAF-0098 Masonic sword
GAF-0099 Sculpture. Bust of Ruth Hartgraves by Eugene Kamrath Mygdal, 1993.
GAF-0100 Coat (nylon) from Antarctic Tourist Expedition, Lindblad Travel, Inc., 1977.
GAF-0101 Honorary degree regalia hoods