University of Texas Medical Branch

Aynesworth, Dr. Kenneth Hazen,

University of Texas Board of Regents Papers, (1933-1944)



Title: Dr. Kenneth Hazen Aynesworth, University of Texas Board of Regents Papers, (1933-1944)
Identification: MS 13
Repository: Truman G. Blocker, Jr. History of Medicine Collections, Moody Medical Library,  University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555-1035, phone (409) 772-2397

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

1873 Born in Florence, Texas.
1892-94 Attended Baylor University; Waco, Texas.
1899 Graduated from University of Texas Medical Branch; Galveston, Texas.
1900 House Surgeon, John Sealy Hospital; Galveston, Texas.
1901 Demonstrator in Anatomy, University of Texas Medical Branch; Galveston, Texas.
1902 Post-graduate work at Friederik Wilhelm University; Berlin, Germany.
1903 Began practice in Waco, Texas.
1906 Became consulting surgeon for the M.K. & T. Railroad.
1906-16 Member of the Waco School Board and Board of Health.
1909 Post-graduate work at Johns Hopkins; Baltimore, Maryland.
1910 Became consulting surgeon for the Texas Electric Railroad.
1933 Received honorary LL.D. from Baylor University.
1933-44 Member of the Board of Regents of the University of Texas.
1944 Died in Waco, Texas.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

The Dr. Kenneth Hazen Aynesworth University of Texas Board of Regents Papers, (1933-1944), consist mainly of correspondence relating to Aynesworth's membership on the Board of Regents of the University of Texas. Little information concerning his career as a physician, private family life and social activities is found in these papers.

As a regent, Dr. Aynesworth served on the Complaints and Grievances Committee, the Medical Branch Committee, the Library Committee, the College of Mines Committee and the Board for Lease of University Lands. As a member of these committees, Aynesworth faced such problems as the administration of the library and acquisition of important new collections on the subjects of Latin America and Texas History, administration of the College of Mines (now the University of Texas at El Paso), charges of communist influence at the University of Texas and so-called unpatriotic behavior that eventually led to the dismissal of three faculty members in 1942, selection of a new president for the University and a new dean for the Medical Branch and the lease of University owned lands to oil and gas companies for exploration.

The activities and controversy at the Medical Branch are very well documented in the papers. Aynesworth believed that this correspondence was so very important that he separated most of it for the 1937-1944 periods from his general correspondence. This separation has been retained in the arrangement of the papers and forms Series 3 of the Aynesworth Papers.


 

SERIES DESCRIPTION

Series 1 General Regents Correspondence, 1933-1944. Correspondence with fellow regents, faculty, administrators, and interested private citizens concerning the University of Texas.
Series 2 Board for Lease of University Lands, 1935-1943. Correspondence dealing with the lease of university owned lands to oil and gas companies for exploration.
Series 3 Medical Branch, 1937-1943. Correspondence, reports, minutes, budgets, dealing with the University of Texas Medical Branch.

INDEX TERMS

MEMBERSHIPS:
McLennan County Medical Society
Texas State Medical Association
American Medical Association
Southern Surgical Society
Texas Surgical Society
West Texas Archaeological and Palenotological Society
Texas State Historical Association

Administrative Information

The papers of Dr. Kenneth Hazen Aynesworth (1873-1944), physician, were donated to the History of Medicine and Archives Department of the Moody Medical Library by Mrs. M. Brian Aynesworth, Sr. and Mrs. R. Wilson Crosthwait, Sr. The papers were received on May 20, 1977.

The collection occupies 6.25 linear feet of shelf space and is contained in 15 manuscript boxes.

Control Number: 770609

Inventoried June, 1994


Detailed Description

 
Box
1-9 Series 1. GENERAL REGENTS CORRESPONDENCE, 1933-1944.
Box Folder
1 1 A-B 1933
2 C-G
3 H-J
4 K-Q
5 R-S
6 T-Z
Box Folder
2 7 A-B 1934
8 C-F
9 G-I
10 J-M
11 N-R
12 S-Z
Box Folder
3 13 A-B 1935
14 C-G
15 H-I
16 J-M
17 N-Q
18 R-S
19 T-Z
Box Folder
4 20 A-B 1936
21 C-F
22 G-I
23 J-M
24 P-R
25 S-Z
Box Folder
5 26 A-B 1937
27 C-F
28 G-L
29 M-P
32 Photograph of first regent meeting, new administration building
30 R-S
31 T-Z
Box Folder
6 33 A-B 1938
34 D-G
35 H-J
36 K-O
37 P-V
38 W-Z
39 A-D 1939
40 E-I
41 J-P
Box Folder
7 42 Q-R
43 S-Z
44 A-C 1940
45 D-L
46 M-R
47 S-Z
48 A-C 1941
49 D-G
Box Folder
8 50 H-O
51 P-S 1941
52 T-Z
53 A-D 1942
54 E-L
55 M-R
56 S-Z
Box Folder
9 57 A-B 1943
58 C-D
59 E-J
60 K-R
61 S
62 T-Z
63 A-Z 1944



 
Box Folder
10 64-74 Series 2. BOARD FOR LEASE OF UNIVERSITY LANDS, 1935-1943.
64 A-Z 1935
65 A-L 1936
66 M-O
67 P-Z
68 A-B 1937
69 C-O
70 P-Z
71 A-Z 1938
72 A-Z 1941
73 A-Z 1942
74 A-Z 1943



 
Box
11-15 Series 3. MEDICAL BRANCH, 1937-1943.
Box Folder
13 85 A-B 1942
Box Folder
14 93 A-Z 1943
Box Folder
13 86 C-G 1942
Box Folder
12 83 Correspondence--A-J 1941
79 Correspondence--A-Q 1940
84 Correspondence--K-Z 1941
80 Correspondence--R-Z 1940
Box Folder
13 87 H-L 1942
Box Folder
12 81 John W. Spies Correspondence 1940 (1)
82 John W. Spies Correspondence 1940 (2)
Box Folder
13 91 John W. Spies Correspondence 1942
Box Folder
11 76 Letters and Documents Relating to the Deanship of Dr. John W. Spies 1938-42
75 Letters, Documents, Discussions, Etc. 1937-39
Box Folder
13 88 M 1942
Box Folder
15 98 Medical Branch Newspaper Clippings
Box Folder
14 94 Minutes and Reports of Medical Branch Faculty and Executive Committee Meetings 1939-41
95 Minutes and Reports of Medical Branch Faculty and Executive Committee Meetings 1942
96 Minutes and Reports of Medical Branch Faculty and Executive Committee Meetings 1943
Box Folder
13 89 N-R 1942
Box Folder
12 78 Reports Concerning the Medical Branch
Box Folder
13 90 S 1942
Box Folder
12 77 ???bject Files 1938-41
Box Folder
13 92 T-Z 1942
Box Folder
14 97 Volume One of Testimony before Board of Regents 1942