Author Biographical Info

Dorothy Otto, EdD, MSN, RN, ANEF was an Associate Professor of Nursing Systems at the Cizik School of Nursing at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Interested in the history of nursing, Otto amassed a collection of nursing-related stamps from the U.S. and other countries.
Otto parlayed her collections, travels, and long history at the University of Texas in Houston into lectures and presentations about the history of nursing, as well as its development in Houston and Texas. See more at


MS 173

Publication Date(s)

January 31, 2024




Nursing, Nursing--Study and teaching, Nursing schools--Faculty, Nursing school administration, Nursing--History, Houston (TX), University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. School of Nursing, Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (U.S.), National League for Nursing, Texas League for Nursing, Marianne T. Marcus, Florence Nightingale (1820-1910), professional papers, itineraries, speeches (documents), correspondence, curricula, stamps (exchange media), articles, minutes (administrative records)


This collection consists of Dorothy Otto's personal and professional papers related to her long career on the faculty of the Cizik School of Nursing at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in Houston. Much of the collection documents Otto’s work at the Cizik School of Nursing, as well as the history of the School itself. There are faculty meeting minutes, handbooks, and other records from the School’s early development in the 1970s. See more at MS 173.


Donation initiated by Dorothy Otto, 2013. Papers were picked up from the UT School of Nursing and delivered to the McGovern Historical Center on April 26, 2022, by TMC Library Operations staff.



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