Author Biographical Info

Hermann Hospital was a public hospital endowed by George Hermann (1843-1914) with a fortune accumulated through investments in oil and real estate. The hospital opened south of downtown Houston in the summer of 1925. It merged with Memorial Hospital in 1999 to create Memorial Hermann Health System. The original Spanish-style building is now part of Children's Memorial Hermann in the northwest corner of the Medical Center.


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Medicine, Public Relations, Litigation, Hospitals--Administration, Hospitals » Public hospitals, Houston TX), Hermann Hospital School of Nursing, Hermann Hospital Estate George H. Herman, James H. Duke Jr. (James Henry) (1928-2015), Lesley W. Brunet, Louis J. Marchiafava, Hermann Hospital (Houston, TX), A. Louis Dippel, Memorial Hermann Life Flight, photographs, death registers, birth registers, logs (records), motion pictures (visual works), videotapes, scrapbooks, artifacts (object genre), memorabilia, maps (documents), estate records, correspondence, digital media, newsletters, audiovisual materials, textile materials, audiocassettes, sound recordings, uniforms, film (material by form)


The Hermann Hospital Archive records consists of administrative records, founding documents, legal papers, maps, photographs, films, videos, oral histories, nursing school records, yearbooks, and artifacts ranging from the late 1800s to 1998 that document the creation, development, and history of Hermann Hospital, the first institution in what is now known as the Texas Medical Center. The materials document the long history of the hospital from its inception to the merger with Memorial Hospital System in 1997. Hermann Hospital Archives contains the institutional records of Hermann Hospital (1925-1997) as well as the Hermann Estate (1914-1985). See more at IC 086.


Hermann Hospital donated the materials through a Deed of Trust in November 2004.



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