Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas State Board of Vocational Nurse Examiners:

An Inventory of Board Member Files at the Texas State Archives, 1951-1994


Creator: Texas. State Board of Vocational Nurse Examiners.
Title: Board member files
Dates: 1951-1994
Abstract: Records include correspondence, affidavits, newsclippings, biographical sheets, and press releases ranging in date from 1951 to 1994. These are files of board members of the Texas State Board of Vocational Nurse Examiners.
Quantity: 1.1 cubic ft.
Language English.

Agency History

The Texas State Board of Vocational Nurse Examiners, established in 1951 after the passage of the Vocational Nurse Act (House Bill 47, 52nd Legislature, Regular Session), examines and issues licenses to vocational nurses, establishes minimum educational standards for such nurses, issues licenses by endorsement and examination, renews licenses, and approves vocational nursing programs in hospitals and institutions. A nurse consultant surveys programs biennially to ensure that curricula are educationally sound and that appropriate clinical experiences are being provided to the students. The board also consults with those individuals and institutions initiating new programs for approval, examines qualifications of applicants seeking licensing by examination and by endorsement, and distributes information regarding vocational nurse education.

The policy-making body of the agency is a fifteen-member board, appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate for overlapping six-year terms. Seven members must be licensed vocational nurses who have been practicing in Texas for at least five years before appointment. Three others must be health professionals with the following credentials: one, a registered nurse actively teaching, administrating, or supervising in a state-approved vocational nursing program; one, a licensed physician who has practiced medicine in Texas for at least five years but is not a hospital administrator; and one, a hospital administrator who has at least five years' experience at a general hospital but who is neither a licensed nurse nor a physician. Five members must represent the general public.

Scope and Contents of the Records

Records present include correspondence, affidavits, newsclippings, biographical sheets, and press releases ranging in date from 1951 to 1994. These are files of board members of the Texas State Board of Vocational Nurse Examiners. Records reflect the work of the board in the testing and licensing of vocational nurses. Also in evidence are considerations behind board appointments as well as the various arrangements necessary for board meetings.

To prepare this inventory, the described materials were cursorily reviewed to delineate series, to confirm the accuracy of contents lists, to provide an estimate of dates covered, and to determine record types.


Arrangement of the Records

Records do not appear to be in any particular order and remain in the order received. The dates for the files in the 2001/111 accession reflect the individual's term of service, the actual file contents generally date from only the first year of that term.


Restrictions on Access

In accordance with Section 552.117 of the Texas Government Code, Vocational Nurse Examiner Board members have signed waivers stating that their personal information is to remain confidential. The law applies to current or former officials or employees of a governmental body and excepts from disclosure the employee's or official's home address, home telephone number, social security number, and information that reveals whether the individual has family members. Additionally, according to Section 51.251 of the Texas Occupations Code, the social security numbers of licensees, such as registered nurses, etc., are restricted. Finally, Section 552.130 of the Texas Government Code provides that Texas driver's license numbers shall be restricted from the public. The records listed below, therefore, will be reviewed and redacted on demand by Archives staff before the public will be given access to the files.

Restrictions on Use


Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Practical nurses--Texas.
Administrative agencies--Texas--Records and correspondence.
Document Types:
Correspondence--Practical nurses--Texas--1951-1994.
Affidavits--Practical nurses--Texas--1951-1994.
Clippings--Practical nurses--Texas--1951-1994.
Biography files--Practical nurses--Texas--1951-1994.
Press releases--Practical nurses--Texas--1951-1994.
Regulating practical nurses.

Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Texas State Archives
Texas, State Board of Vocational Nurse Examiners, Minutes and agenda, 1968, 1975, 1977, 1987-2001 [unprocessed]

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item), Board member files, Texas State Board of Vocational Nurse Examiners. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession numbers: 1997/041, 2001/111

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Board of Vocational Nurse Examiners on November 15, 1996 and March 23, 2001.

Processing Information

Lisa M. Hendricks, November 1996

Nancy Enneking, August 2001

Detailed Description of the Records


Board member files, 1951-1994,
1.1 cubic ft.

Board members:
1997/041-1 Rojas, Miss Petra, L.V.N., 1967-1970
Roberts, Mrs. Josie, L.V.N., 1951-1953
Robichaux, Mrs. Willie B., L.V.N., 1960-1967
Russell, Mr. Gordon H., 1976-1982
Sanders, Jeff D., 1983
Seagler, Mrs. Mowdell, L.V.N., 1955-1971
McCrary, Carroll H., 1953-1962
McKinney, Mrs. Katherine, L.V.N., 1967-1970
Meier, Mr. Mark J., 1979-1980
Miller, Harry H., Administrator, 1969-1976
Morrison, Mrs. Jimmie L., 1965-1971
McCoulskey, Mrs. Frances I., L.V.N., 1951-1972
Holt Jr. M.D., R.D., 1951-1968
Land R.N., Mrs. Lena Mae, 1960-1967
Luedecke, Mr. Benton, 1982-1983
Sister Eugenia, R.N., 1951-1960
Douglas, M.D., Dr. R.D., 1979-1981
French, Mrs. Marie S., L.V.N., 1958-1970
Gaddy, Dr. Howell, Jr., 1975
Graham, Mrs. Verlie, L.V.N., 1958-1966
Halbert, Dr. Bill, 1976-1980
Harris, Mrs. Bernice, L.V.N., 1967-1973
Higginbotham, Fred R., 1955-1964
Hilliard, George M., M.D., 1955-1967
Hollingsworth, C.J., 1951-1966
Anderson, Patsie, L.V.N., 1976-1982
Bohls, Evelyn, 1954-1962
Brereton, G.E., M.D., 1951-1971
Brice, Maggie, L.V.N., 1955-1970
Cardwell, Horace M., 1961-1970
Cherry, Mrs. Adelle, L.V.N., 1958-1967
Chillders, Mrs. Wynelle, 1976-1982
Parker, Mrs. Annie Mae, L.V.N., 1979-1983
Cole, Anna Laura, R.N., 1951-1962
Miller, Adelia, R.N., 1986
Franklin, Mrs. E. Kathleen, L.V.N., 1982-1988
Harris, Mrs. Dorothy S., L.V.M., 1982-1988
Wilkinson, Suzanne, L.V.N., 1986
Adriance, Mr. Edward, L.V.N., 1979-1983
Savannah, Linda, 1983-1988
Brindley, G.V., M.D., 1961-1967
Currey, Palmore, D.O., 1955-1968
Davenport, Mrs. Bess, L.V.N, 1970-1979
Dillon, Marie A., L.V.N, 1954-1969
McKibbens, Ben, 1981-1986
Acosta, Rafael, 1982-1986
Gambill, Linda, 1983-1986
Kenley, Glenn, 1985-1986
Ortiz, Salvador, M.D., 1986
Rhoads, Victor, 1986-1987
Mills, Mrs. Lola Marie, L.V.N, 1982-1989
Otto, Mrs. Minnie B., L.V.N., 1969-1976
Pustejovsky, Miss Hedwig A., 1962-1964
Queen, Mrs. Martha, L.V.N, 1967-1970
Rachel, Mrs. Patricia, R.N., 1970-1979
Shepperd, Dr. Ray L., 1967-1970
Shirey, Robert W., M.D., 1969-1975
Spence, Mrs. Arnice F., L.V.N., 1969-1976
Thormann, Mrs. Mildred, 1976-1982
Sinclair, Mrs. Doris G., R.N., 1979-1980
Woodall, Mrs. Billie Jo, L.V.N., 1969-1976
Thomas, Mrs. Melba Jo. L.V.N., 1969-1975
Warhol, Mrs. Willie O , L.V.N., 1965-1979
Weber, Mrs. Lena, L.V.N., 1954-1958
Younger, Mrs. Naomi L., 1965-1970
Patton, Mrs. Loy, L.V.N., 1973-1985
Haney, Mrs. Bobbie Jo., L.V.N., 1982-1986
Johnson, Dr. Max E., 1981-1985
Behar, Lucille, 1983-1986
Cooper, Mrs. Elizabeth, 1979-1988
Goodall, Donetta, 1981-1984
2001/111 R. Robert Willman, Jr., 1994-1995
Betty Fox McLemore, 1990-1995
Norma Jean Clark, LVN, 1988-1993
Virginia M. Bauman, public member, 1987-1993
Annie Mae Parker, LVN, 1985-1991
Charlotte Jane Sifford, LVN, 1988-1993
Wayne L. Ogburn, hospital administrator, 1987-1991
Sharon Johnson, LVN, 1985-1991
Lee C. Detenbeck, M.D., 1989-1991
Knight, Sandra Jane, [1988]
Connie M. Davis, 1990-1995
Ruth Leopard, 1990-1995
Doris Alyne Parker, 1990-1995
Stephen H. Levin, 1994-1999
Albert H. Fairweather, 1984-1987