Early UTMB Document Collection
Founded in 1891, the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is the oldest state supported medical school in Texas.
Materials date between 1893 and 1903 and include letters of application for open positions including several from James Kennedy, M.D., the first professor of pharmacy and lecturer on botany; several student resolutions “To the Faculty” asking them to consider offering make-up examinations, changes of class time, and against the University granting “certain secret organizations better known as Greek-letter societies” from having a private room assigned to them.
Included in this collection are invoices dated between October 1900 and December 1900. Most of these invoices are for the replacement of materials lost in the September 8th, 1900 Storm. One document lists the expenses paid out by Mr. Brackenridge for repairs and supplies for the school.
The collection is open for research use. Materials may be viewed in the Truman G. Blocker, Jr. History of Medicine Collections of the Moody Medical Library.
[Identification of Item], in the Early UTMB Document collection, MS 137, Truman G. Blocker, Jr. History of Medicine Collections, Moody Medical Library, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Texas.
These records were organized and processed by staff of the Truman G. Blocker, Jr. History of Medicine Collections. Finding aid prepared by Robert Marlin and Kelly Caldwell; encoded by Richard L. Watts in EAD 2002 W3C in January of 2017.