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Howard T. Barkley, MD papers


Manuscript Collection No. 028


TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Collection Overview
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Contents Note
  • Restrictions
  • Index Terms
  • Related Material
  • Administrative Information
  • Detailed Description of the Collection
  • Series I: Education and Professional Accomplishments, 1930-1970
  • Series II: Spanish Language Medical Involvement, 1954-1974
  • Series III: correspondence, 1946-1972
  • Series IV: Personal, 1930-1977
  • Series V: Photographs, 1930-1980
  • Series VI: Awards and Plaques, 1935-1977
  • Collection Overview

    Repository: John P. McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center, Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library
    Creator: Barkley, Howard T.
    Title: Howard T. Barkley, MD papers
    Dates: 1930-1980
    Quantity: 2.25 cubic feet (3 boxes)
    Abstract: The Howard Barkley, MD papers (MS 028) contain degrees, licenses, newsletters, clippings, photographs, certificates, awards, and a book related to his career in thoracic surgery and his personal life. Dr. Barkley was an associate of professor of clinical surgery at Baylor College of Medicine, chief of thoracic surgery at MD Anderson Hospital. He also served on the staff of Hermann Hospital as chief of thoracic surgery, and he was chairman of the medical staff at Houston AntiTubercular Clinic. The collection spans from 1930 to 1980 and consists of 3 boxes (1 document and 2 oversized), equaling 2.25 cubic feet. The materials are in good condition.
    Identification: MS 028
    Language: English, Spanish

    Biographical Note

    Howard T. Barkley, Sr. was born in Tucson, AZ on November 30, 1901. He graduated from the University of Arizona in 1931 with his Bachelor’s degree and the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons with a MD in 1935. He first served as an intern at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York before going to the Presbyterian Hospital, also of New York, to serve as a surgical resident. He received further training at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor before moving permanetnly to Houston, TX in 1941.

    During World War II he served as a flight surgeon for the United States Army Air Corps, reaching the rank of lieutenant colonel. He was an associate of professor of clinical surgery at Baylor College of Medicine from 1943-1980 and chief of thoracic surgery at MD Anderson Hospital from 1944-1968. Barkley also served on the staff of Hermann Hospital in Houston from 1942 to 1972, and as chief of thoracic surgery there from 1944-1968. In 1948 he was appointed chairman of the medical staff at Houston AntiTubercular Clinic. Barkley served in a variety of capacities for different regional medical organizations. Barkley served as president of the Houston Surgical Society in 1952, the Texas Tuberculosis Association from 1956-1958, the Harris County Medical Society in 1967, and the Houston chapter of the American Tuberculosis Association. He served as vice president of the National Tuberculosis Association in 1963-1964. He was a founding member of the American Association of Thoracic Surgery in 1948 and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons in 1964.

    Howard T. Barkley died on January 26, 1981.

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    Scope and Contents Note

    The Howard T. Barkley, MD papers (MS 028) contains degrees, licenses, newsletters, clippings, photographs, certificates, awards, and a book that document the career of Dr. Howard T. Barkley in thoracic surgery. The collection primarily focuses on Dr. Barkley’s academic and professional achievements; however, there is a small series on his personal life as well as a collection of photographs. The collection consists of 3 boxes (1 document and 2 oversized) and equals 2.25 cubic feet. The materials are in good condition.

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    Access Restrictions

    Unrestricted. Material is open for research.

    Use Restrictions

    Permission to publish from this material must be facilitated through the repository, McGovern Historical Center.

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    IC 098 HAM-TMC Library Historical Photograph Collection; IC 034 San Jacinto Lung Association records; MS 017 Joe R. Gandy; MS 210 Judson L. Taylor, MD papers

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    Index Terms

    Subjects (Persons)

    Barkley, Howard T.

    Subjects (Organizations)

    Baylor College of Medicine
    Hermann Hospital
    Houston-Harris County TB Association
    MD Anderson Hospital

    Subjects

    Thoracic Surgery
    Tuberculosis

    Places

    Houston (Texas)
    Texas Medical Center

    Document Types

    Certificates
    Correspondence
    Paper
    Photographs

    Occupation

    Physician

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    Preferred Citation

    Howard T. Barkley, MD papers; MS 028; 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.

    Acquisition Information

    Gifted from Mrs. Howard T. Barkley in 1982.

    Processing Information

    Photographs reincorporated into collection from IC 098 TMC Library Historical Photograph Collection. Photographs were originally donated by Dr. Barkley in 1982.

    Additions

    No accurals are expected for this collection.

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    Detailed Description of the Collection

    Series I: Education and Professional Accomplishments, 1930-1970
    This series includes certificates accrued throughout Dr. Barkley’s education and career.
    Box Folder
    1 1 University of Arizona Certificate, 1930-1931
    2 University of Arizona Bachelor’s Degree, 1931
    3 Letters of Recommendation, 1934
    4 Alpha Omega Alpha membership, 1935
    5 Columbia University Commencement Program, 1935
    6 Copy of Columbia Diploma and Hippocratic Oath, 1935
    7 New York Registration and Medical License, 1935
    8 Columbia University Appointment, 1937
    9 Michigan Medical License, 1939
    10 University of Michigan Certificates, 1939-1941
    11 Letter signed by A.O. Singleton, 1941
    12 American Trudeau Society, 1941
    13 Professional Card, 1942
    14 Army Certificates, 1943-1945
    15 Association with Baylor College of Medicine, 1943-1979
    16 American Association of Thoracic Surgery, 1944
    17 Board of Thoracic Surgery, 1948
    18 Houston Surgical Society Certificates, 1949
    19 Thoracic Surgery Associations Various Certificates, 1950-1954
    20 Houston/Harris County Tuberculosis Association, 1961-1963
    21 Museum of Medical Science, 1969
    22 Tuberculosis Plaque, 1969-1970
    Series II: Spanish Language Medical Involvement, 1954-1974
    This series includes papers related to Dr. Barkley’s relationship with medical professionals in Mexico and Spanish-language accommodation in Houston.
    Box Folder
    1 23 Instituto Nacional de Neumologia, 1954
    24 Congresso Mexicano de Medicina Naval (Program), 1963
    25 Hermann Hospital – Spanish Language Guide, 1974
    Series III: correspondence, 1946-1972
    This series includes papers related to Dr. Barkley’s relationship with medical professionals in Mexico and Spanish-language accommodation in Houston.
    Box Folder
    1 26 Letter from John Alexander, MD, 1946
    27 correspondence with Dr. Manuel Velasco Suarez, 1970
    28 Hospital correspondence, 1972
    Series IV: Personal, 1930-1977
    This series includes correspondence, news clippings and certificates related to Dr. Barkley’s personal life.
    Box Folder
    1 29 Personal correspondence, 1930s
    30 Notes from Patients and Friends, 1941-1946
    31 News Clippings, 1943-1968
    32 Extracts from Newsletters, 1959-1969
    33 Boating and Duck Calling Certificates, 1970-1975
    34 Cameron Haight Library Dedication, 1977
    35 Cameron Haight – Personal Recollections, book, 1977
    Series V: Photographs, 1930-1980
    This series includes photographs that span Dr. Barkley’s life and career.
    Box Folder
    1 P-2874 Lt. Col. H.T. Barkley and Pvt. H.T. Barkley, Jr., 1945
    P-2876 Judson Taylor in his Naval Uniform, 1940s
    P-2877 Dr. and Mrs. Howard T. Barkley, Sr., Dr. amd Mrs. C.F. Jorns, and Dr. Fred Aves, 1980
    P-2878 Joe R. Gandy, 1950s
    P-2882 Miguel Bayoria, Howard T. Barkley and Gen. Torres de Auda at the Instituto Nacional de Neumologia, 1954
    P-2884 Mayor Louie Welch, Howard T. Barkley, Sr. and other men at the presentation of certificates for the “End Measles Campaign,” 1967
    P-2885 Howard T. Barkley and Herbert de Young, President of the National Tuberculosis Association, 1960s
    P-2886 Dr. Howard T. Barkley and two other men at the Tri-State Trudeau Meeting in Biloxi, Mississippi, 1956
    P-3019 Violet H. Keiller with a microscope, 1950s
    P-3020 Orville Witherbee and Howard T Barkley working in a Pathology lab at Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, 1935
    P-3021 Dr. Barkley speaking at a podium, 1956
    P-3022 Dr. Barkley at a dinner in Mexico City, 1961
    P-3023 Dr Barkley at a Thoracic Surgery Meeting in Miami, Florida, undated
    P-3024 John Alexander, 1930s
    P-3025 Dr. Whipple, Chief Surgeon at the College of Physicians at Columbia University, 1952
    P-3026 Dr. Barkley at the Thoracic Surgery Conference in Montreal, 1954
    P-3027 Dr. Barkley, 1964
    N-3027 Dr. Barkley, negatives, 1964
    P-3032 The house staff of Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, 1937
    P-3033 The house staff of Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, 1936
    Box Folder
    OV 271 P-2879 Judson Taylor, 1942
    P-3018 the Class of 1935 from the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University, 1935
    P-3028 Dr. Barkley, 1960s
    Series VI: Awards and Plaques, 1935-1977
    This series includes degrees, plaques and awards from Dr. Barkley’s career.
    Box
    OV 271 Columbia University Doctorate Degree, 1935
    Lenox Hill Hospital Certificate of Employment, 1935-1937
    Assistant Resident in Surgery at the Presbyterian Hospital Certificate, 1937-1939
    Texas Surgical Society Fellowship Certificate, 1946
    American Society of Clinical Hypnosis Membership Certificate, 1958
    President – Harris County Medical Society, 1967
    San Jacinto Tuberculosis and Respiratory Disease Association, 1971
    Texas Medical License, 1977
    Recognition of Service to MD Anderson, undated
    Texas Tuberculosis and Respiratory Disease Association Recognition, undated
    Box
    OV 272 Chief of the Department of Thoracic Surgery, 1946-1968
    Houston Surgical Society – President, 1952
    President of Medical Staff at Memorial Baptist Hospital, 1960