University of Texas Medical Branch

Singleton Surgical Society

Records, (1953-1986)

Title: Singleton Surgical Society Records, (1953-1986)
Identification: MS 41
Repository: Truman G. Blocker, Jr. History of Medicine Collections, Moody Medical Library,  University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555-1035, phone (409) 772-2397


The initial steps toward the formation of the Singleton Surgical Society took place in April 1952 at the Texas Surgical Society meeting. In order to maintain ties with their old department and to keep the exchange of new ideas going, all the former residents of Dr. Albert O. Singleton were invited to join this new organization. The constitution was prepared and accepted as a special meeting in 1953, with the first regular meeting taking place in Galveston the following year. The Singleton Surgical Society aimed to enhance the reputation of the Department of Surgery of the University of Texas Medical Branch by encouraging its members to take an active part in furthering the progress of surgery.


The archives of the Singleton Surgical Society contain various documents pertaining to the Society's history and to the man for which it is named. Among these documents are the constitution, bylaws, membership rosters, correspondence, meeting minutes, programs, committee reports and financial statements. The collection, contained in three archival boxes measuring 15 linear inches, was given to the Moody Medical Library by Dr. E. B. Rowe on January 27, 1987.

Detailed Description

1-3 Archives of the Singleton Surgical Society
Box Folder
1 1 Annual Meetings--Correspondence 1958-84
2 Annual Meetings--Minutes 1953-67
3 Annual Meetings--Minutes 1968-89
4 Annual Meetings--Programs 1954-85
5 Board of Directors--Minutes 1975-83
6 Bylaws 1968-79
7 Bylaws 1980
8 Correspondence 1953-77
9 Correspondence 1978-82
Box Folder
2 10 Financial Statements 1954-84
11 Financial--Tax Exempt Status 1968-78
12 History
13 Membership--Committee Reports, Etc. 1978-85
14 Membership Rosters 1971-86
15 Newsletters 1956-85
16 Planning Committee--Minutes 1977-80
17 Procedure Manual
Box Folder
3 1 Photographs