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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Organization

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Personal

Professional

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Joseph Alvin Chatman:

An Inventory of His Papers, 1911-1966 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Chatman, J. A. (Joseph Alvin), 1901-1967
Title: Joseph Alvin Chatman Papers,
Dates: 1911-1966 and undated
Abstract: The collection consists of the personal and professional papers of Joseph Alvin (J. A.) Chatman.
Collection # S175.1
Quantity: 3 boxes (2.3 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

A physician and civic leader, Joseph Alvin Chatman was born in 1901 in Navasota, Texas. He received his M.D. from Meharry Medical College in 1926 and practiced in Mexia, Teague, Groesbeck, and Wortham, Texas. In 1935, he opened Chatman Hospital for Negroes in Mexia, Texas, and, in 1939, moved to Lubbock, Texas, and opened the Chatman Hospital and Clinic (1945) and Jolyne Nursing Home (1952). He was active in the Lone Star State Medical, Dental, and Pharmaceutical Association, and the Southeast Lubbock Development Corporation. Chatman died in 1967 in Lubbock, Texas.

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Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence, financial and legal material, printed material, scrapbook material, photographs, and literary productions concerning Dr. J. A. Chatman's personal and professional activities as a physician in Lubbock, Texas. The collection bulks (1911- 1962) with materials on the Lone Star State Medical, Dental, and Pharmaceutical Association, which includes biographies of African-American doctors in Texas (1941-1962).

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Organization

The collection is organized into the following series: Personal and Professional.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research

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Index Terms

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.
Subjects (Persons)
Chatman, J. A. (Joseph Alvin), 1901-1967
Subjects (Organizations)
Lone Star State Medical, Dental and Pharmaceutical Association
Chatman Hospital (Lubbock, Tex.)
Subjects
African American physicians--Texas--History
African Americans--Texas--History
African Americans--Medical care--History
Physicians--Texas--History

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Related Material

For related materials located in the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, see the following collections:

  • John A. Buesseler Papers, 1963-1997 and undated
  • J. Elwood Brewer, Papers, 1903-1913
  • Harold Chatman oral history [sound recording], 1980

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Joseph Alvin Papers, 1911-1966 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Collection accession #(s):
None for the record.

Gifts, 1975

Processed by

Abel Ramirez, 2005

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Collection Inventory

 

Personal

box folder
1 1 Correspondence, 1947-1963
2 Correspondence, 1964-1966 and undated
3 Financial Material, 1945-1965 and undated
4 Investments, 1958-1965 and undated
5 Legal Documents, 1937-1966
6 Literary Production, undated
7 Miscellaneous, 1959 and undated
8 News clippings, 1957-1966 and undated
9 Photographs, 1951 and undated
10 Scrapbooks, undated

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Professional

box folder
1 11 Medical Practice, 1951-1958
12 Medical Practice, 1958-1966 and undated
13 Post Graduate Assembly of Negro Physicians in Texas, 1937-1938
14 Scrapbook Material, 1935-1944 and undated
15 White House Conference, 1959-1960 and undated
Lone Star State Medical, Dental and Pharmaceutical Association
box folder
1 16 Kerrville State Sanatorium, 1930-1938 and undated
17 Literary Production, 1958-1961 and undated
18 Literary Production, 1911-1959 and undated
19 Recognition by State Medical Association, 1939-1940 and undated
box folder
2 1 Biographical Sketches, A-C, 1941-1962 and undated
2 Biographical Sketches, D-G, 1941-1962 and undated
3 Biographical Sketches, H-Mc, 1941-1962 and undated
4 Biographical Sketches, M-R, 1941-1962 and undated
box folder
3 1 Biographical Sketches, S-W, 1941-1962 and undated
2 Biographical Sketches, W-Z, 1941-1962 and undated

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