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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Content

Arrangement of Collection

Restrictions

Organizations

Administrative Information

University of Texas Medical Branch

UTMB Hospitals' Auxiliary



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Auxiliary
Title: UTMB Hospitals' Auxiliary
Dates: (1960-1986)
Identification: BV 19
Extent: 1 Scrapbook, 18.75" x 13"
Language: Materials are written in English
Repository: University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Texas. Moody Medical Library, Truman G. Blocker, Jr. History of Medicine Collections, Galveston, TX 77555-1035. Phone: 409.772.2397.

Historical Note

The UTMB Hospitals’ Auxiliary was founded in 1960. Original services of the auxiliary were ward hostess, escort service, Randall Pavilion Hospitality Shop, Southwest blood service, Identi Foto, sewing group, Christmas Bazaar, and hospitality carts. According to the Galveston newspaper in 1960, the purpose of the Hospitals Auxiliary was essential to aid professional workers from non-medical time-consuming and routing tasks, and to provide extra services to the patient. Within its first year, the auxiliary’s membership was over 100 volunteers. Every year, the auxiliary awards grants to various patient units and programs. Today, the Hospitals Auxiliary includes "Caring Clowns" who are charged with lifting spirits and providing a temporary distraction to patients, allowing them to focus, briefly, on something other than their health challenges.

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Scope and Content

This collection consists of one bound scrapbook dating from 1960-1986. The scrapbook contains photographs, newspaper clippings, invitations, newsletters, and other items relating to UTMB Hospital’s Auxiliary.

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Arrangement of Collection

The collection consists of 1 bound scrapbook, containing the following materials:
Invitations
Newsletters
Newspaper Clippings
Photographs

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use. Materials may be viewed in the Truman G. Blocker, Jr. History of Medicine Collections of the Moody Medical Library, located on the 3rd floor.

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Organizations

University of Texas Medical Branch

Subjects

Auxiliary
"Caring Clowns"
Galveston, Texas
Health
Hospital
Patients
Programs
University of Texas Medical Branch

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of Item], in the UTMB Hospitals' Auxiliary, BV 19, Truman G. Blocker, Jr. History of Medicine Collections, Moody Medical Library, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Texas.

Processing Information

These records were organized and processed by staff of the Truman G. Blocker, Jr. History of Medicine Collections. Finding aid prepared by Robert Marlin and Kelly Caldwell; encoded by Lisa A. Reyna in EAD, version 2002 in June of 2014.

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