Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Tech Medical Spouse Association:

An Inventory of Its Records, 1927-1983 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library

Descriptive Summary

Creator Texas Tech University. Tech Medical Spouse Association
Title: Tech Medical Spouse Association, Records,
Dates: 1972-1983 and undated
Abstract: Records pertaining to the Tech Medical Spouse Association from1972-1983 and undated.
Collection # U 203.1
Quantity: 1 box (1.0 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

The Texas Tech School of Medicine chapter of WA-SAMA (Women's Auxiliary of the Student American Medical Association) was formed in 1972. The chapter was not only the first medical student spouses' organization at Texas Tech, but also the first WA-SAMA chapter in the state of Texas. A group of doctors' wives from the Lubbock-Crosby-Garza medical auxiliary assisted in the formation of the Tech chapter of WA-SAMA.

The organization desired to create channels through which wives of medical students, interns, and residents could serve the medical professional and the community and to create a system of communication whereby local members could be informed of national medical issues. Also, the organization hoped to bring medical students, interns, and residents, and their wives together to promote fellowship and understanding among medical families, and to encourage a closer relationship with the local medical profession and their families for mutual benefits.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of organization records and news clippings pertaining to the Tech Medical Spouse Association.


Access Restrictions

Open for research

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 (Organizations)
American Medical Student Association
Student American Medical Association
Tech Medical Spouse Association (Lubbock, Tex.)
Texas Tech University School of Medicine
Texas Tech University School of Medicine--History
Medicine--Texas--Societies, etc.
Physicians--Societies, etc.
Physicians' spouses
Physicians' spouses--Societies, etc.

Related Material

School of Medicine Records, 1954-1992 and undated

Mrs. Hurley Carpenter Papers, 1949-1986

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Tech Medical Spouse Association Records, 1972-1983 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas


Gift, 1986

Processed by

Lynn Whitfield, May 1998

Collection Inventory

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1 1 Advisor's Handbook, undated

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1 2 Bank Statements, 1975-1977

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1 3 By-Laws Masters, undated

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1 4 Certificates, 1973 and undated

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1 5 Financial Materials and Bank Statements, 1973-1975

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1 6 Fund Raising, 1975

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1 7 Med- Comments Newsletter

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1 8 National Newsletter- Spectrum, 1973-1974

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1 9 National Organization, 1972-1975

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1 10 News Releases, 1972-1974

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1 11 President, 1975

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1 12 Program, 1973-1979

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1 13 Regional Newsletters, 1974-1975

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1 14 TSMA Newsletters, 1981-1983

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1 15 Women's Auxiliary, 1972-1975