Author Biographical Info

In the early 1970s, leaders within the Texas Medical Center recognized the importance of documenting the stories behind its formative years. In response, Dr. William Seybold, TMC President Richard Eastwood, historian Don Macon and others set in motion the Texas Medical Center Historical Resources Project. With the support of the M. D. Anderson Cancer Center—including use of its recording studio—Macon and others began creating a series of video interviews featuring early leaders and other influential figures in the TMC.


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Hospitals--Administration, Cancer, World War 1914-1918, World War 1939-1945, Research, Houston (TX), N. Don Macon, Texas Medical Center, MDA-TV (Television station : Houston, TX), University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, M.D. Anderson Foundation (Houston, TX), University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston, Methodist Hospital (Houston, TX), Baylor College of Medicine Ernst William Bertner, International Union Against Cancer, Randolph Lee Clark (1906- ), videotapes, audiovisual materials, oral histories (literary works), interviews, transcripts


The Texas Medical Center (TMC) Historical Resources Project records contain video oral histories of notable personalities associated with or visiting the TMC. Beginning in 1973, the initial group of interviews focuses on individuals involved in the founding or early days of the TMC. Later “video profiles” also include significant visitors to the TMC. Several of these feature national and international figures in cancer research on their visits to Houston. In total the collection features forty-seven unique recordings of interviews with thirty-eight different individuals. All forty-seven unique recordings have been digitized. See more at IC 084.


Beginning in at the TMC Historical Project Luncheon on December 14, 1973, some tapes were provided directly to the TMC Library by the Texas Medical Center Historical Resources Project. Many videos in the MHC collection have markings indicating they were indeed part of the Library's collection. No accruals are expected for this collection.



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