University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Texas Society of Hospital Pharmacists Records, 1949-1958



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Texas Society of Hospital Pharmacists
Title: Texas Society of Hospital Pharmacists Records
Dates: 1949-1958
Abstract: Correspondence, constitution and by-laws, financial records, photographs, and membership records comprise the Texas Society of Hospital Pharmacists Records, 1949-1958, and describe the society’s early history, finances, and activities.
Accession No.: 68-149
Extent: 10 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

The Texas Society of Hospital Pharmacists (TSHP) was founded in 1949, although Houston and Galveston hospital pharmacists held informal meetings three years earlier. The organization formed following the success of the First Seminar for Hospital Pharmacists, held on May 9 and 10, 1949, at the University of Texas at Austin. Lewis Smith was the first chairman and Adela Schneider the first secretary as well as the driving force behind the society’s formation. By the 1980s, TSHP had changed its name to the Texas Society of Health System Pharmacists. Their goals include the education of hospital pharmacists, uniting hospital pharmacists providing them with opportunities for meeting and mutual support, and cooperating with state and national hospital and pharmaceutical associations.

Source: Texas Society of Health System Pharmacists. “History.” Texas Society of Health System Pharmacists. http://www.tshp.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=73 (accessed June 29, 2010).


Scope and Contents

Correspondence, constitution and by-laws, financial records, photographs, and membership records comprise the Texas Society of Hospital Pharmacists Records, 1949-1958, and describe the society’s early history, finances, and activities. The records include correspondence and accompanying records detailing the first ten seminars sponsored by the society as well as general business correspondence. Additionally, the records document the society’s special projects, membership, and relationship with A. H. A. Institute on Hospital Pharmacy. The small amount of photographs in the collection depicts the Seventh Hospital Pharmacy Seminar, 1955. Furthermore, the records contain a survey and census of hospital pharmacies from 1953, narratives describing the early history of the organization, and society bulletins from 1950 to 1954.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Schneider, Adela.
Subjects (Organizations)
Texas Society of Hospital Pharmacists--Archives.
Texas Society of Health System Pharmacists--Archives.
University of Texas at Austin. College of Pharmacy
Subjects
Hospital pharmacies--Congresses--Texas.
Pharmacists--Texas--History.
Places
Austin (Tex.)
Galveston (Tex.)
Dallas (Tex.)
San Antonio (Tex.)
Houston (Tex.)
Texas--History--20th Century--Sources.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Texas Society of Hospital Pharmacies Records, 1949-1958, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

box
3H191 History, 1949-1954
Constitution and by-laws, new and revised
All bulletins, 1950-1954
Financial statements, 1951-
Relations with The Texas Druggist, 1949-1956
Organization and early correspondence, 1949
Correspondence about First Hospital Pharmacy Seminar, 1949
Activities, 1950
Membership, 1950
Correspondence about Second Hospital Pharmacy Seminar, 1950
Membership and activities, 1951
Correspondence about Third Hospital Pharmacy Seminar, 1951
Membership and activities, 1952
Correspondence about Fourth Hospital Pharmacy Seminar, 1952
Membership and activities, 1953
Survey and census of hospital pharmacists, 1953
Special programs, 1953:
Galveston
Dallas
Austin
San Antonio
Correspondence about Fifth Hospital Pharmacy Seminar, 1953
Membership and activities, 1954
Special programs, 1954
San Antonio
Houston
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3H192 Sixth Seminar, 1954
Business and correspondence, 1954
Seminar pictures, 1955
Seventh Seminar, 1955
Activities, business, correspondence, 1955
Constitution and by-laws revision, 1955
History:
1949-1955
Project [stencils and manuscript] 1955
Eighth Seminar, 1956
Activities, business, correspondence, 1956
A. H. A. Institute on Hospital Pharmacy, 1956
History of Hospital Seminars at The University of Texas:
1949-1956
Projects, 1956-1957
Ninth Seminar, 1957
Activities, business, correspondence, 1957
Tenth Seminar, 1958
Activities, business, correspondence, 1958