University of Houston Libraries, Special Collections

Guide to the Texas Optometric Association Records



Overview of the Collection

Creator Texas Optometric Association
Collection Title Texas Optometric Association Records
Identification 09/2006-001
Physical Description 6.00 Linear Feet
Language of Materials English
Repository University of Houston Libraries M.D. Anderson Library 4333 University Drive Houston, TX, 77204-2000 URL: http://info.lib.uh.edu/ Email: rmrichardson@uh.edu Phone: 713-743-9229

Historical Note:

Founded in 1900, The Texas Optometric Association (TOA) represents more than 1200 doctors of optometry, optometry students, and optometric technicians across the State of Texas. Originally, the organization was named the Texas Optical Association, later named the Texas Optometric Association. The TOA began organizing local societies in 1943. In 1987, it had 972 members and 21 local societies. TOA offers a variety of services including job referral, continuing education courses, insurance, travel benefits, periodicals, and meeting and conference opportunities. The Texas Optometric Association has been an essential advocate for Texas optometrists and has maintained its headquarters in Austin since 1951.

With the promise of substantial financial assistance from TOA pledges, the University of Houston College of Optometry, became the tenth optometry school in the nation, in 1952. At that time, the university was a private school, but in 1963, it became a state-supported college. Today UHCO is one of only 17 optometry schools in the United States. The institution offers a four-year program of instruction and clinical experience for the Doctor of Optometry degree. It also offers M.S. and Ph.D. degree programs in physiological optics for those who plan careers in research or teaching. By 1987, it had awarded 23 Ph.D. degrees, 34 M.S. degrees, and more than 1,500 O.D. degrees.


Scope and Contents

This collection contains five series: The TOA President Correspondence, Executive Secretary Correspondence, TOA Committee Correspondence, TOA Administration, and Audio Tapes. Material includes correspondence, memoranda, meetings, newspaper clippings, reports, audio tapes and other administrative material. The collection is arranged chronologically within each series, adhering as much as possible to the original order.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access:

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

The material in this collection is in the public domain. However, Special Collections owns the physical items in our collections, and all reproduction restrictions apply. Copyright normally belongs to the creator of the materials, or their heirs. The researcher has full responsibility for determining copyright status, locating copyright holders, and abiding by current copyright laws when publishing or displaying copies of Special Collections material in print or electronic form. For more information, consult the appropriate librarian.


Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Corporate Name:
University of Houston
Genre/Form of Material:
Administrative records
Audiotapes
Bylaws (administrative records)
Correspondence
Publications (document genre)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation:

Texas Optometric Association Record. Courtesy of Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries


Detailed List of Contents

TOA President, Correspondence 1954-1989

Box Folder
1 1 Armistead, B.W. February 1955-August 1955
2 Armistead, B.W. September 1955-November 1955
3 Day, Bob August 1974-November 1989
4 Bridwell, Jack 1976
5 Bridwell, Jack 1977
6 Fruge, Phillip R. November 1986-April 1987
7 Kemp, William N. April 1969-February 1972
8 Kemp, William N. April 1972-August 1972
9 Lewis, Philip May 1973-March 1975
10 McCall, John A. July 1987-December 1988
11 McNeil, Jimmy W. June 1974-December 1975
12 Peterson, Robert H. June 1987-June 1988
13 Pettey, W.A. April 1950-December 1953
14 Pettey, W.A. January 1954-December 1957
15 Pettey, W.A. January 1960-December 1969
16 Thornton, Floyd February 1985-February 1986
17 Treadwell, W.C. Jr. March 1977-April 1978
18 Armistead, B.W. August 1954-April 1955
19 Armistead, B.W. May 1955
20-23 Armistead, B.W. June 1955
24 Armistead, B.W. July 1955
25 Armistead, B.W. August 1955-September 1955
26 Armistead, B.W. October 1955-November 1955
27 Armistead, B.W. December 1956-January 1957
28 Armistead, B.W. February 1957-March 1957
29 Armistead, B.W. April 1957
30 Armistead, B.W. May 1957
31 Armistead, B.W. June 1957-September 1957
32 Armistead, B.W. September 1957-January 1958
33 Day, Bob July 1974-January 1990
34 Bridwell, Jack January 1976-May 1976
35 Bridwell, Jack June 1976-October 1976
36 Bridwell, Jack June 1976-January 1977
37 Bridwell, Jack February 1977-August 1977
Box Folder
2 1 Fruge, Phillip R. December 1985-April 1987
2 Kemp, William N. April 1971-December 1971
3 Kemp, William N. January 1972-September 1972
4 Kemp, William N. October 1972-January 1974
5 Lewis, Philip March 1973-June 1973
6 Lewis, Philip July 1973-September 1973
7 Lewis, Philip October 1973-December 1973
8 Lewis, Philip January 1974-March 1974
9 Lewis, Philip April 1974-May 1974
10 Lewis, Philip June 1974-August 1974
11 Lewis, Philip September 1974-December 1974
12 Lewis, Philip January 1975
13 Lewis, Philip February 1975-September 1977
14 McCall, John A. March 1988-March 1989
15 McNeil, Jimmy W. January 1975-June 1975
16 McNeil, Jimmy W. July 1975-October 1975
17 McNeil, Jimmy W. November 1975-April 1976
18 Peterson, Robert H. July 1987-July 1988
19 Pettey, W.A. January 1958-December 1959
20 Thornton, Floyd L. September 1984-January 1986
21 Threadwell, W.C. Jr. January 1977-May 1977
22 Threadwell, W.C. Jr. June 1977-August 1977
Box Folder
3 1 Threadwell, W.C. Jr. September 1977-December 1977
2 Threadwell, W.C. Jr. January 1978
3 Threadwell, W.C. Jr. February 1978-May 1978



Executive Secretary, Correspondence 1965-1990

Box Folder
3 4 Boysen, Stanley February 1968-December 1975
5 Boysen, Stanley July 1976-June 1985
6 Boysen, Stanley July 1985-December 1988
7 Boysen, Stanley January 1989-December 1989
8 Boysen, Stanley December 1965-September 197
9 Boysen, Stanley October 1973-March 1974
10 Boysen, Stanley April 1974-October 1974
11 Boysen, Stanley November 1974-May 1975
12 Boysen, Stanley June 1975-February 1976
13 Boysen, Stanley March 1976-July 1976
14 Boysen, Stanley August 1976-May 1977
15 Boysen, Stanley June 1977-September 1977
16 Boysen, Stanley October 1977-December 1985
17 Boysen, Stanley January 1986-December 1987
18 Boysen, Stanley January 1988-June 1990



TOA Committees, Correspondence

Box Folder
3 19 October 1968-April 1974
20 May 1974-July 1975
21 August 1975-February 1976
22 March 1976-November 1977
23 January 1978-December 1985
24 1986
25 1987
26 1988-1989
27 January-August 1990
28 Postcards 1977-1989, undated
29 Texas State Board of Medical Examiners 1967



Texas Optometry Association Administration

Box Folder
4 1 Attorney's General's Opinion June 1934-November 1989
2 Benefits - Insurance
3 Benefits - Healthcare
4 Benefits - Medicaid
5-7 Brochures
8 Budgets
9 Budgets - Bob Day
10 Budgets - Purchasing
11 Budgets - Legislative Budget Board
12-14 By-Laws
15 Committees - Conferences and Meetings
16 Committees - Guidelines and Duties
17 Committees - Member Lists
18 Committees - Non-Member Lists
19 Committees - Membership
20 Committees - Questionnaires
21-22 Committees - Reports
23 Committees - Student Affairs
24-25 Committees - Survey
Box Folder
5 1 Erisa Cases - AOA Bulletins 1985-1992
2 Erisa Cases - Articles
3 Erisa Cases - Supreme Court and U.S. Court of Appeals
4 Ethnic Grievance Committee 1972-1985
5 Ethnic Grievance Committee undated
6-10 FTC - Proposed Ophthalmic Practice
11-14 FTC - Eyeglasses II Proposal
15 Newsletters 1973-1990
16 Newsletters - Texas Optometry Board
17 Newspaper Clippings
18 Organization Charts
19 Publication
20 Publication - Articles
21 Publication - "Moving Toward the Future"
Box Folder
6 1 Publication - Optometry's Plan for Legislative Action
2 Publication - Ophthalmic Practice Rules
3-6 Publication - Oral Argument
7 Publication - Publishing Agreement
8 Publication - The Report of the Pennsylvania OA
9 Publication - Southwestern Congress of Optometry
10 Publication - Texas Optometry Act 2005
11 Publication - Texas State Board of Medical Examiners
12 Publication - U.S. Court of Appeals
13-14 Publication - U.S. Federal Trade Commission
15 Publication - U.S. Federal Trade Commission Rule
16 Publication - Vision Therapy
17 Vision USA Workshop



Audio Tapes

Folder
18 House Committee on Public Health, 76th Legislature March 1999