UT Health Science Center San Antonio

Guide to the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District Records



Descriptive Summary and Abstract

Creator San Antonio Metropolitan Health District
Title: San Antonio Metropolitan Health District Records
Inclusive dates: 1957 - 1992
Abstract: The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District Records contain Bexar County and San Antonio vital statistics, public welfare and public health reports and surveys, annual reports of the San Antonio Health Department and the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District, and reports on tuberculosis control and testing in Bexar County and San Antonio.
Identification: AR 69
Extent: 3 boxes, 36 computer printout ledgers and 3-ring notebooks
Language: Materials are in English
Repository University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, UTHSC Libraries, University Archives, San Antonio, TX 78229-3900

Administrative History Note

The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District (Met Health) came into being on January 1, 1966, as a result of an agreement entered into by the Commissioners Court of Bexar County and the City Council of San Antonio, in accordance with provisions of Article 4447a of the 56th Texas Legislature. Prior to this time, there were separate City and County Health Departments. It is the public health agency charged by State law, City code, and County resolution with the responsibility for providing public health programs in San Antonio and unincorporated areas of Bexar County.

Although Metro Health is a City/County organization, administrative control is under the City of San Antonio and Metro Health is operated as a City department.

Services include health code enforcement, food inspections, immunizations, clinical services, environmental monitoring, disease control, health education, dental health, emergency preparedness and issuance of birth and death certificates to the public.

The Director of Public Health serves as the chief executive officer of Metro Health and is the Health Authority for Bexar County. As Health Authority, the director is charged with administering state and local laws pertaining to public health within Metro Health's area of authority. The director, in consultation with the City Manager, City Council members and the County Judge sets public health priorities and guides the overall activities of Metro Health.

Sources:

"About Us." San Antonio Metropolitan Health District webpage, http://www.sanantonio.gov/health/About-Us.html. October 10, 2013.


Scope and Contents

Materials in the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District Records span the years 1957-1992. Records include special reports and surveys on air pollution, consolidation of city and county health departments, history of public health nursing, public health organization in Bexar County, San Antonio public welfare, and tuberculosis. Vital statistics, both summary and on specific health topics, issued by the San Antonio Public Health Department and the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District are also included as well as birth and death statistics.


 

Arrangement of Collection

The records are organized in 4 series as follows:
Series 1: Miscellaneous Reports
Series 2: Tuberculosis
Series 3: Vital Statistics
Series 4: Birth & Death Statistics

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use. Materials may be viewed in the reading room of the P. I. Nixon Medical Historical Library, located on the 5th floor of the Briscoe Library at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

Use Restrictions

Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Physical Access

Some materials are very brittle or torn on the edges and may require an electronic copy or photocopy for use.


Index Terms

Organizations
San Anonio Health Department
San Antonio Metropolitan Health District (Tex.)
Subjects
Air Pollution - Texas
History of Medicine – Texas
Public Health – Texas - History - 20th Century
Public Health Nursing - History
Tuberculosis – prevention & control
Vital Statistics - Texas
Document Types
Reports

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], in the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District Records, AR 69, University Archives, UTHSC Libraries, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

Provenance

Records were created and published or printed by the San Antonio Health Department or the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District.

Collection History

There is no record of the source of the donation of these materials to the University Archives. Some of the older materials bear the label of the Bexar County Medical Society Library and were probably donated to the university in the 1970's along with many other archival materials and rare books received at that time.

Processing Information

Finding aid created by: Anne Comeaux, October 2013.


Detailed Description of Collection

 

Series 1. Miscellaneous Reports

Box Item
69AR*1 1 Air Pollution Project Report, 1968.
2 Air Pollution Project Report, 1969.
3 Air Pollution Project Report, 1977.
4 Feasibility of Consolidating City and County Health Department Report, 1965.
5 History of Public Health Nursing, 1950-79.
6 Public Health Organization in Bexar County Report, 1963.
7 Public Welfare Survey of San Antonio, 1940.
8 San Antonio Department of Health Annual Report, 1936.
9 San Antonio Department of Health Annual Report, 1940.
10 San Antonio Health Department Report, 1946-47.
11 San Antonio Metropolitan Health District Annual Report, 1976.
12 San Antonio Metropolitan Health District Triennial Report, 1977-79.



 

Series 2. Tuberculosis
These records are shelved in the same box as the 69AR*1 records (Series 1: Miscellaneous Reports).

Box Item
69AT*1 1 Facts Supporting San Antonio's Bid for a State Tuberculosis Sanatorium
2 Study of Tuberculosis Control in San Antonio and Bexar County, 1952.
3 Tuberculin Testing Final Summary, 1969-70.
4 Tuberculin Testing Final Summary, 1970-71.
5 Tuberculin Testing Final Summary, 1971-72.
6 Tuberculin Testing Final Summary, 1972-73.
7 Tuberculin Testing Final Summary, 1973-74.



 

Series 3. Vital Statistics

Box Item
69AV*1 1 Ten Years of Vital Statistics, 1949-1958.
2 Ten Years of Vital Statistics, 1952-1961.
3 Vital Statistics in San Antonio, 1954-1963.
4 Vital Statistics in San Antonio, 1956-1965.
5 Vital Statistics in San Antonio, 1957.
6 Vital Statistics in San Antonio, 1960-64.
7 Vital Statistics, Bexar County and San Antonio, 1960-1969.
8 Vital Statistics, Bexar County and San Antonio, 1962-1966.
9 Vital Statistics, Bexar County and San Antonio, 1963-1967.
10 Vital Statistics, Bexar County and San Antonio, 1964-1968.
11 Vital Statistics, Bexar County and San Antonio, 1966-1970.
12 Vital Statistics, Bexar County and San Antonio, 1967-1971.
13 Vital Statistics, Bexar County and San Antonio, 1968-1972.
14 Vital Statistics, Bexar County and San Antonio, 1969-1973.
15 Vital Statistics, Bexar County and San Antonio, 1970-1974.
16 Vital Statistics, Bexar County and San Antonio, 1971-1975.
17 Vital Statistics, Bexar County and San Antonio, 1972-1976.
18 Vital Statistics, Bexar County and San Antonio, 1973-1977.
19 Vital Statistics, Bexar County and San Antonio, 1974-1978.
20 Vital Statistics, Bexar County and San Antonio, 1975-1979.
21 Vital Statistics, Bexar County and San Antonio, 1976-1980.
22 Vital Statistics, Bexar County and San Antonio, 1977-1981.
23 Vital Statistics, Bexar County and San Antonio, 1978-1982.
24 Vital Statistics, Bexar County and San Antonio, 1979-1983.
25 Vital Statistics, Bexar County and San Antonio, 1980-1984..
26 Vital Statistics, Bexar County and San Antonio, 1981-1985.
Box Item
69AV*2 1 Vital Statistics, Bexar County and San Antonio, 1982-1986.
2 Vital Statistics, Bexar County and San Antonio, 1982-1986.
3 Vital Statistics, Bexar County and San Antonio, 1983-1987.
4 Vital Statistics, Bexar County and San Antonio, 1985-1989.
5 Vital Statistics, Bexar County and San Antonio, 1986-1990.
6 Vital Statistics Annual Report, Bexar County and San Antonio, 1991.
7 Vital Statistics Annual Report, Bexar County and San Antonio, 1992.
8 Vital Statistics Annual Report, Bexar County and San Antonio, 1993.
9 Vital Statistics Annual Report, Bexar County and San Antonio, 1994.
10 Vital Statistics Annual Report, Bexar County and San Antonio, 1997.
11 Vital Statistics Annual Report, Bexar County and San Antonio, 1998.
12 Vital Statistics Annual Report, Bexar County and San Antonio, 1999.
13 Vital Statistics Annual Report, Bexar County and San Antonio, 1999 Appendix.
13 Health Profiles, San Antonio Metropolitan Health District, 2000 Executive Summary.
13 Health Profiles, San Antonio Metropolitan Health District, 2000.



 

Series 4. Birth and Death Statistics
These records are located in the cage in the 2nd floor archival storage area.

Ledger Item
69AS*1 1 Total Deaths by Census Tract for Bexar County, 1981
2 Total Deaths by Census Tract for Out of Bexar County, 1981.
Ledger Item
69AS*2 1 Total Deaths by Census Tract for San Antonio, 1981.
Ledger Item
69AS*3 1 Illegitimate Births by Place of Residence, 1981.
2 Infant Deaths by Cause by Place of Residence, 1981.
3 Infant Deaths by Cause for Bexar County, 1981.
4 Place of Birth by Place of Residence and Delivered By, 1981.
5 Place of Death, M.E. and Autopsy by Place of Residence, 1981.
6 Total Death Summary and Rate by Place of Residence, 1981.
7 Total Deaths by Cause by Place of Residence, 1981.
8 Total Deaths by Cause for Bexar County, 1981.
9 Birth Statistics by Place of Residence, 1981.
10 Births by Census Tract by Place of Residence and Hospital, 1981.
Ledger Item
69AS*4 1 Age of Mother and Order of Births by Census Tract, 1981.
2 Age of Mother and Order of Births by Place of Residence, 1981.
Ledger Item
69AS*5 1 Total Deaths by Census Tract for Bexar County, 1982.
2 Total Deaths by Census Tract for Out of Bexar County, 1982.
Ledger Item
69AS*6 1 Total Deaths by Census Tract for San Antonio, 1982.
Ledger Item
69AS*7 1 Infant Deaths by Cause by Place of Residence, 1982.
2 Total Deaths by Cause by Place of Residence, 1982.
Ledger Item
69AS*8 1 Infant Deaths by Cause for Bexar County, 1982.
2 Infant Deaths by Cause for Bexar County, 1982.
Ledger Item
69AS*9 1 Illegitimate Births by Place of Residence, 1982.
2 Illegitimate Births by Place of Residence, 1982.
Ledger Item
69AS*10 1 Age of Mother and Order of Births by Census Tract, 1982.
2 Age of Mother and Order of Births by Place of Residence, 1982.
Ledger Item
69AS*11 1 Place of Birth by Place of Residence and Delivered By, 1982.
2 Place of Death, M.E. and Autopsy by Place of Residence, 1982.
3 Total Death Summary and Rate by Place of Residence, 1982.
4 Birth Statistics by Place of Residence, 1982.
Ledger Item
69AS*12 1 Births by Census Tract by Place of Residence and Hospital, 1982.
Ledger Item
69AS*13 1 Total Deaths by Census Tract for Bexar County, 1983.
2 Total Deaths by Census Tract for Out of Bexar County, 1983.
Ledger Item
69AS*14 1 Total Deaths by Census Tract for San Antonio, 1983.
Ledger Item
69AS*15 1 Age of Mother and Order of Births by Census Tract, 1983.
2 Age of Mother and Order of Births by Place of Residence, 1983.
Ledger Item
69AS*16 1 Illegitimate Births by Place of Residence, 1983.
2 Infant Deaths by Cause by Place of Residence, 1983.
3 Infant Deaths by Cause for Bexar County, 1983.
4 Place of Birth by Place of Residence and Delivered By, 1983.
5 Place of Death, M.E. and Autopsy by Place of Residence, 1983.
6 Total Death Summary and Rate by Place of Residence, 1983.
7 Total Deaths by Cause by Place of Residence, 1983.
8 Total Deaths by Cause for Bexar County, 1983.
9 Birth Statistics by Place of Residence, 1983.
10 Births by Census Tract by Place of Residence and Hospital, 1983.
Ledger Item
69AS*17 1 Total Deaths by Census Tract for Bexar County, 1984.
2 Total Deaths by Census Tract for Out of Bexar County, 1984.
3 Total Deaths by Census Tract for San Antonio, 1984.
Ledger Item
69AS*18 1 Age of Mother and Order of Births by Census Tract, 1984.
2 Age of Mother and Order of Births by Place of Residence, 1984.
Ledger Item
69AS*19 1 Illegitimate Births by Place of Residence, 1984.
2 Infant Deaths by Cause and Place of Residence, 1984.
3 Infant Deaths by Cause for Bexar County, 1984.
4 Place of Birth by Place of Residence and Delivered By, 1984.
5 Place of Death, M.E. and Autopsy by Place of Residence, 1984.
6 Total Death Summary and Rate by Place of Residence, 1984.
7 Total Deaths by Cause and Place of Residence, 1984.
8 Total Deaths by Cause for Bexar County, 1984.
9 Birth Statistics by Place of Residence, 1984.
10 Births by Place of Census Tract by Residence and Hospital, 1984.
Ledger Item
69AS*20 1 Total Deaths by Census Tract for Bexar County, 1985.
2 Total Deaths by Census Tract for Out of Bexar County, 1985.
Ledger Item
69AS*21 1 Total Deaths by Census Tract for San Antonio, 1985.
Ledger Item
69AS*22 1 Age of Mother and Order of Births by Census Tract, 1985.
2 Age of Mother and Order of Births by Place of Residence, 1985.
Ledger Item
69AS*23 1 Illegitimate Births by Age of Mother and Order of Births by Place of Residence, 1985.
2 Infant Deaths by Cause by Place of Residence, 1985.
3 Infant Deaths by Cause for Bexar County, 1985.
4 Place of Birth by Place of Residence and Delivered By, 1985.
5 Place of Death, M.E. and Autopsy by Place of Residence, 1985.
6 Total Death Summary and Rate by Place of Residence, 1985.
7 Total Deaths by Cause by Place of Residence, 1985.
8 Total Deaths by Cause for Bexar County, 1985.
9 Birth Statistics by Place of Residence, 1985.
10 Births by Census Tract by Place of Residence and Hospital, 1985.
Ledger Item
69AS*24 1 Illegitimate Births by Place of Residence, 1989.
2 Infant Deaths by Cause by Place of Residence, 1989.
3 Infant Deaths by Cause for Bexar County, 1989.
4 Place of Birth by Place of Residence and Delivered By, 1989.
5 Place of Death, M.E. and Autopsy by Place of Residence, 1989.
6 Total Death Summary and Rate by Place of Residence, 1989.
7 Total Deaths by Cause by Place of Residence, 1989.
8 Total Deaths by Cause for Bexar County, 1989.
9 Birth Statistics by Place of Residence, 1989.
10 Births by Census Tract by Place of Residence, 1989.
Ledger Item
69AS*25 1 Total Deaths by Census Tract for San Antonio, 1989.
Ledger Item
69AS*26 1 Age of Mother and Order of Births by Census Tract, 1989.
2 Age of Mother and Order of Births by Residence, 1989.
Ledger Item
69AS*27 1 Total Deaths by Census Tract for Bexar County, 1989.
2 Total Deaths by Census Tract for Out of Bexar County, 1989.
Ledger Item
69AS*28 1 Births by Residence/Age & Order/Non-White, 1987
2 Census: Age Mother/Order Birth/Spanish Surname/1987
3 Births by Residence/Age Mother.../Spanish Sur/1987
4 Births Census Tract/Age & Order, 1987
5 Births/Residence. Age Mother & Order Birth/Other White 1987
6 Total Deaths by Census Tract/Age in Years/1987
7 Total Deaths/Out of Bexar County/1987
Notebook Item
69AS*29 1 Total Deaths by Cause, Place of Residence, Age Group, Race & Sex. Out of Bexar County. 1990. (417)
Notebook Item
69AS*30 1 Total Deaths by Cause, Place of Residence, Age-Group, Race & Sex. San Antonio. 1990 (418)
2 Total Deaths by Cause, Place of Residence, Age-Group, Race & Sex. Outside of Bexar County. 1990 (418)
Notebook Item
69AS*31 2 Total Deaths by Cause, Place of Residence, Age-Group, Race & Sex. Total Bexar County. 1990 (421)
3 Infant Deaths by Cause, Place of Residence, Age-Group, Race & Sex. Total Bexar County. 1990 (423)
4 Place of Death by Residence 1990 (425)
5 Births to Unwed Mothers by Residence. Age of Mother and Order of Birth. San Antonio 1990 (426)
6 Births by Residence. Age of Mother and Order of Birth. San Antonio. 1990. (427)
Notebook Item
69AS*32 1 Births by Residence. Birth Weight & Length of Pregnancy. San Antonio 1990 (428)
2 Total Deaths by Residence. 1990 (429)
3 Place of Birth by Residence – Delivered by –Delivered at 1990 (430)
4 Place of Birth by Census Tract – Residence Report. San Antonio. Premature births. 1990 (440)
5 Live Births, Infant, Neonatal, and Total Deaths for 1990. Bexar County. (990)
Notebook Item
69AS*33 1 Total Deaths by Cause, Place of Residence, Age Group, Race & Sex. Out of Bexar County. 1992. (417)
Notebook Item
69AS*34 1 Total Deaths by Cause, Place of Residence, Age-Group, Race & Sex. Outside of Bexar County. 1992 (418)
2 Total Deaths by Cause, Place of Residence, Age-Group, Race & Sex. San Antonio. 1992 (418)
Notebook Item
69AS*35 1 Total Deaths by Cause, Place of Residence, Age-Group, Race & Sex. San Antonio. 1992 (418)
2 Total Deaths by Cause, Place of Residence, Age-Group, Race & Sex. Total Bexar County. 1992 (421)
3 Infant Deaths by Cause, Place of Residence, Age-Group, Race & Sex. Total Bexar County. 1992 (423)
4 Place of Death by Resident 1992 (425)
5 Births to Unwed Mothers by Residence. Age of Mother and Order of Birth. San Antonio 1992 (426)
6 Births by Residence. Age of Mother and Order of Birth. San Antonio. 1992 (427)
Notebook Item
69AS*36 1 Births by Residence. Birth Weight & Length of Pregnancy. San Antonio 1992 (428)
2 Place of Birth by Census Tract – Residence Report. San Antonio. Premature births. 1992 (440)
3 Live Births, Infant, Neonatal, and Total Deaths for 1992. Bexar County.(990)