Frederick C. Elliott, DDS papers

Manuscripts Collection No. 071


TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Biographical Notes
  • Scope and Content Note
  • Arrangement of Collection
  • Restrictions
  • Index terms
  • Administrative Information
  • Detailed Description of the Collection
  • Series I: Biographical and Personal;
  • Series II. Professional Career Folders
  • Series III:University of Texas;
  • Series IV:Texas Medical Center.
  • Series V:Texas Lutheran College.
  • Series VI:Manuscripts and Transcripts
  • Series VII:Graduation Apparel
  • Series VIII:Awards, Certificates, and Oversize
  • Series IX:Photographs and Audiovisual
  • Repository: John P. McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center, Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library
    Creator: Elliott, Frederick C.
    Title: Frederick C. Elliott, DDS papers
    Dates: 1930- 1980.
    Quantity: 14.5 linear feet. (25 boxes)
    Abstract: The Frederick C. Elliott, DDS papers consists of manuscripts, reports, policies as well as correspondence, scrapbooks, and graduation apparel that document Dr. Elliott’s life and career at the University of Texas School of Dentistry. Dr. Elliott came to Houston in 1932 when he accepted a Professorship of Dental Prosthesis and Deanship at the Texas Dental College. He was instrumental in getting the Texas Dental College to become part of the University of Texas System. From 1943 to 1952 he served in both academic and administrative posts in the University’s School of Dentistry. The size of the collection is 14.5 linear feet (25 boxes). Materials are in good condition.
    Identification: MS 071
    Location: Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library, Houston, Texas.
    Language: English.

    Biographical Notes

    Dr. Frederick C. Elliott was born in Pittsburgh, Kansas on October 26, 1893. He worked for a short time as a pharmacist.

    In 1918, he received his doctorate in dentistry from Kansas City Dental College. The following year he taught at the same institution as an instructor of Histology and Clinical Dentistry. For the next four years, 1919-1923 he served as Professor of General and Dental Pathology and eventually Superintendent of Clinics at Kansas City-Western Dental College. Dr. Elliott accepted the position of Superintendent of Clinics in 1928 at the University of Tennessee, College of Dentistry. In that same year on April 28 he married Ann Orr.

    Houston became Dr. Elliott’s home in 1932 when he accepted a Professorship of Dental Prosthesis and Deanship at the Texas Dental College. He was instrumental in getting the Texas Dental College to become part of the University of Texas System. From 1943 to 1952 he served in both academic and administrative posts in the University’s School of Dentistry.

    Dr. Elliott’s vision, dedication and perserverance were instrumental in the growth and development of the Texas Medical Center. He campaigned tirelessly on behalf of the Dental Branch and the Texas Medical Center. Under his leadership as Executive Director and Secretary of the Board of Directors, 1952-1963 over $120 million dollars of capital improvements were planned and completed. Even after his retirement Dr. Elliott continued to lend support and encouragement to the Texas Medical Center.

    Dr. Elliott wrote and spoke extensively on the University of Texas System and the Texas Medical Center. In the 1950s and 60s Dr. Elliott, Dr. James P. Hollers and others were active participants in the structuring of the South Texas Medical Center in San Antonio.

    In addition to his administrative and teaching responsibilities Dr. Elliott was an active member in many professional associations and organizations, including : American Dental Association, Tennessee State Dental Association, Houston District Dental Society – Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science – Fellow, Texas Academy of Science, Texas State Dental Society, Federation Dentaire Internationale, International Association for Dental Research. He also lent his energies and expertise to government service, civic and business organizations and hospitals.

    Dr. Elliott has received numerous awards, honors and citations. The William John Gies Award (1973) from the American College of Dentists, the Gold Medal Award from the Pierre Fauchard Academy (1960), Dentist of the Century in commemoration of the Houston District Dental Society Centennial on May 16, 1959 are just a few of his earned distinctions.

    Dr. Elliott was a deeply religious and patriotic individual. His concern for humanity fueled his efforts for excellence in teaching and health care systems. On December 31, 1986 the Texas Medical Center lost one of its most industrious founders

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    Scope and Content Note

    Dr. Frederick C. Elliott Collection contains committee and administrative reports, correspondence, legal papers,and legislative material. Also included are scrap books, personal memos, manuscripts, and graduation apparel. The size of the collection is 14.5 linear feet (25 boxes). Materials are in good condition.

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    Arrangement of Collection

    This collection is arranged into the following series.

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    Access restrictions

    Access to this material is not restricted.

    User restrictions

    Some restriction may apply, including copyright restrictions. Consult an archivist.

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    Index terms

    This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

    Barnett, Susan
    Bates, William B.
    Bertner, Ernst William
    Clark, Randolph Lee
    Elliott, Frederick –Archives
    Elliott, Frederick Chelsey
    Elliott, Frederick Chelsey, Mrs. (Ann Orr)
    Goldwag, Elliott
    Holler, James P.
    Kamrath, Karl
    Leake, Chauncey Depew
    Romero, Diane
    Rotary, Ann
    Seybold, William Dempsey

    American Association of University Professors
    American Board of Prosthodontics
    American College of Dentists
    American Dental Association
    Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, Texas)
    Harris County Medical Society
    Historical Resources Project
    Houston Academy of Medicine – Texas Medical Center Library
    Houston District Dental Society
    Houston Speech and Hearing Center (Houston, Texas)
    Institute for Rehabilitation and Research (Houston, Texas)
    Institute of Religion (Houston, Texas)
    M.G. and Lillie A. Johnson Foundation (Houston, Texas)
    Max Krost Charitable Trust (Houston, Texas)
    Nutritional Science Institute (Houston, Texas)
    Ophtalmic Institute of the Texas Medical Center (Houston, Texas)
    Pierre Fauchard Academy
    Positron Diagnostic and Research Center (Houston, Texas)
    Renilda Hilkemeyer Day Care Center (Houston, Texas)
    Texas Dental College (Houston, Texas)
    Texas Luteran College
    Texas Medical Center
    Texas State Dental Association
    University of Tennesee (Memphis, Tenn.)
    University of Texas
    University of Texas (San Antonio, Texas)
    University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dental Branch
    University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston, Texas)
    University of Texas. M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute
    University of Texas. Postgraduate School of Medicine, Houston
    University of Texas. School of Dentistry
    Welch Foundation (Houston, Texas)

    Houston, Texas.

    Manuscripts
    Correspondence.

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    Preferred Citation

    Frederick C. Elliott, DDS papers, MS 071; John P. McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center, Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library.

    Please cite the box and folder numbers where appropriate.

    This material was donated by Mrs. Elliott in 1988.

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    Detailed Description of the Collection

    Series I: Biographical and Personal;
    Scope and Content Note:This series has the standard biographical sources his curriculum vitae, roster of lectures, directories and articles addressing him. There are also items revealing personal and professional participation such as membership cards (Houston Chamber of Commerce, Friends of Rice, Social Security card) and certificates (Annual Certificates for the American Board of Prosthodontics).
    Box Folder
    1 1 Curriculum vitae.
    2 Certificates.
    3 Consultant University Cancer Foundation University of Texas, M.D.Anderson Hospital and Tumor Research Institute.
    4 List of lectures given by F.C.E.
    5 Membership cards.
    6 American Bd. of Prosthodontics. Certificates Annual – 1948, 1950, 1951, 1953-1963. Life – 1964.
    7 “Episcopal Churches”. 4-4-1954
    8 Inauguration Booklet for Kenneth Sanborn Pitzer 3rd President of Rice. 10-29-1962
    9 “The Journal of the Houston Dental Society.” V. 7, n. 3, 21936.
    10 “The Journal of the Houston District Dental Society.” V. 24, n. 11, 11-1952. ; V. 27, n. 12. 12-1955
    11 Mrs. Frederick C. Elliott.
    12 Retirement as Executive Director of TMC. 1962
    13 U. of Tennesee, Memphis. Directory. 1931-1932
    14 Memoriam 1-14-1987
    15 Guest Book 11-1952
    16 Guest Book 11-30-1952.
    17 Guest Book 6-4-1962.
    Series II. Professional Career Folders
    Included are materials surrounding his numerous awards, clippings from the 1930s to the 1980s, correspondence with local foundations and copies of Dr Elliott’s speeches and writings.Scope and Content Note: Box 1 Slides placed in the order they appear in print. Plates printed in – Technical Report 25-59, “Leukemia …” first article and Journal of the Hiroshima Med. Assoc., Vol. XV, no. 5, 1962
    Box Folder
    2 1-18 Awards. Programs, brochures, invitations, clippings, correspondence for eleven separate awards. Dentist of the Century, Pierre Fauchard Award, Gies Award.
    19-25 Correspondence. Includes originals and copies of letters sent, received and the responses. ?-1980
    Box
    3 26-32 Clippings. Mostly newspapers articles on Dr. Elliott activities. ?-1980
    33-34 Three scrapebooks compiled by Dr. Elliott. Includes newspaper clippings on his career, friends and interests.
    Box
    5 35-39 Foundations and Organizations. Correspondence and minutes for foundations such as the Health League of Texas, M.G. and Lillie A. Johnson and Robert A. Welch.
    40-43 Speeches. Typed copies of speeches made by Dr. Elliott most from the 1950’s. ?-1962
    44-62 Speech cards and note cards. Typed and hand written cards many with annotations. Some of the speeches became published articles : “Why Should God Bless America?” and “The Goals of Dentistry”. ?-1962.
    Box
    6 63-72 Speech cards and note cards. Typed and hand written cards many with annotations. Some of the speeches became published articles : “Why Should God Bless America?” and “The Goals of Dentistry”. ?-1962.
    73-86 Writings. No date to 1961. Included are originals and reprints of writings by Dr. Elliott. Pages of his poems and some of his favorite quotes and poems are part of the contents. ?-1961.
    Box
    7 87-88 No date to 1961. Included are originals and reprints of writings by Dr. Elliott. Pages of his poems and some of his favorite quotes and poems are part of the contents.
    89-102 Writings by others. Dr. Elliott saved some articles by his colleagues. There are several pieces by Dr. Chauncey D. Leake.
    Series III:University of Texas;
    Documented in this series is the history of the Texas Dental College and the eventual union with the University of Texas at Houston. The legislative bill creating the Dental Branch, catalogues, administrative reports and commencement programs help make up this series.
    Box
    7 1-12 University of Texas. Regents and chancellors reports, minutes and correspondence fill these folders. Material for University of Texas Development Board is well represented here.
    13-14 University of Texas at San Antonio. This documentation offers a look at the University’s development. 1960s
    Box Folder
    8 15-30 Texas Dental College and University of Texas at Houston. Dental Branch. The minutes, reports and correspondence trace the eventual union of the Texas Dental College with the University of Texas System.
    Series IV:Texas Medical Center.
    Correspondence, bylaws, legal papers on incorporation, committee reports are a some of the materials communicating the growth and changes in the Texas Medical Center. Dr. Elliott kept some copies of minutes, institutional reports, memos and programs. The original conceptual drawing for the Texas Medical Center by Karl Kamrath is in this series. Early brochures, maps and press releases illustrate the Texas Medical Center’s transitions.
    Box Folder
    9 1-31 Administrative reports, minutes, correspondence and published materials form this series. Included are the charter, by-laws and restrictions governing the Texas Medical Center. There are also several public relations publications.
    Series V:Texas Lutheran College.
    Dr. Elliott’s involvement with the college is documented in this series. Notes, policies as well as correspondence, brochures and programs comprise it. Included are materials concerning the Max Krost Charitable Trust and Life Enrichment Center.
    Box Folder
    10 1-7 The clippings, brochures and correspondence reflect Dr. Elliott’s strong association with the college. The materials on the Max Krost Trust are a big part of this series.
    Series VI:Manuscripts and Transcripts
    Transcripts from tape recordings of Dr. Elliott, interviews with Drs. Seybold and Goldwag, notes and listings of materials in the collection are filed here. This series includes the original and revised manuscripts of Dr. Elliott’s history of the Texas Medical Center.
    Box Folder
    11 1-12 Typed and handwritten pages of notes, lists and manuscript pages recording Dr. Elliott’s work on the history of the Texas Medical Center. Included are lists of his collection.
    Box Folder
    12 13-35 Typed and handwritten pages of notes, lists and manuscript pages recording Dr. Elliott’s work on the history of the Texas Medical Center. Included are lists of his collection.
    Box Folder
    13 36-38 “Information Resouces Catalogue” and “Mock Up Dr. Elliott Biography Data Bank”. Two binders compiled by people working on the Historical Resources Project.
    Box Folder
    14 Manuscripts. Chapters 1-6
    Box Folder
    15 Rough drafts
    Box Folder
    16 Autobiography of Dr. Elliot.
    Series VII:Graduation Apparel
    This series consists of Dr Elliott’s graduation gown, two caps, and two shawls.
    Box Folder
    15 Dr. Elliott’s graduation gown, two caps, two shawls. NOTE: Series VII lost due to flooding 6/2001.
    Series VIII:Awards, Certificates, and Oversize
    Honor plagues given to Dr. Elliott.
    Box Folder
    17 Awards, Certificates, Plaques, and Glass Slides
    Box Folder
    OV 259 Awards and Certificates
    Box Folder
    MD 11 Frederick C. Elliott Oversize 1912, 1933, 1941, 1943, 1952, 1978
    Series IX:Photographs and Audiovisual
    Photographs of Dr. Elliott and a set of 19 cassette tapes on “Personal History”
    Box Folder
    18 Photographs
    Box Folder
    AVA 029 AVA.MS071 “Personal History,” set of 19 cassette tapes