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Women's Fund for Health Education and Resiliency (HER), 1979-1997 | University of Houston Libraries

By Teresa Tomkins-Walsh, August 2002, Amanda R. Martinez, October 2005

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Collection Overview

Title: Women's Fund for Health Education and Resiliency (HER), 1979-1997

ID: 02/2000-002

Primary Creator: Women's Fund for Health Education and Resiliency

Extent: 37.0 Linear Feet

Subjects: Health education, Health education of women, Nonprofit organizations - Texas - Houston, Women's Fund for Health Education and Research, Women's Fund for Health Education and Resiliency

Forms of Material: Correspondence, Newsletters, Records (documents), Rosters

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Women's Fund for Health Education and Research (HER) donated twelve record cartons to the University of Houston Women's Archive and Research Center in July 2000. Another contribution of four record cartons arrived in March 2002. The Women's Fund records include documents on fundraising and educational outreach events, with fundraising the dominant activity. Correspondence, membership rosters, income tallies, research grant applications, and newsletters comprise the collection. The special events series is the largest, and includes annual benefit luncheons, McGovern fall seminars, spring seminars, and membership coffee/lectures. The collection is organized topically into ten series: Administration, Board of Trustees, Special Events, Granting Process, Gifts and Donations, Printing Samples, Publications, Guest Books, and Austin Office. A few artifacts such as the guest books and 5 1/4 inch floppy disks with newsletter files are also included.

Biographical Note

The Women's Fund for Health Education and Resiliency was founded in February 1979 by Jacqueline and Wayne Goettsche as the Women's Fund for Health Education and Research (HER) with a seed endowment. Concerned that women's health issues lacked appropriate funding and that research findings using only male subjects was applied indiscriminately to women, the Goettsches established the Women's Fund to support research on women's health issues and to disseminate women's health information through educational programs. The Goettsches organized a fundraising initiation barbeque in May 1979 that drew nearly 100 attendees from Houston's social and medical elite. With this event, the Women's Fund commemorated the signing of the By-laws and officially launched the new organization.

As a non-profit foundation, the Women's Fund for HER has been dedicated to understanding, improving, and promoting women's health by providing support for research and educational programs. Fundraising through membership solicitation, special events, and corporate support is a primary goal of the Women's Fund. In 1979, the Women's Fund began with about 200 charter members; by 2001 membership had increased to 605, 203 of which are lifetime members. Membership categories include individual annual members, lifetime members, medical members, and corporate members.

The Women's Fund for HER hosts a variety of events each year; central among them is the Annual Benefit Luncheon held each fall. In 1983 the Women's Fund held its First Annual Benefit Luncheon with Erma Bombeck as the guest speaker. Featured speakers have included David Eisenhower, John Bradshaw, Suzanne Somers, and Liz Carpenter. Since 1991, the Women's Fund has presented the John P. McGovern Fall Seminar, which offers specialized information on topics such as allergies, chemical dependency, depression, and over-the-counter medicines. An Annual Spring Seminar provides another venue for similar kinds of information. The Program Committee organizes smaller and more frequent lecture/seminars throughout the year, often in collaboration with volunteers representing local medical institutions, and so many of the seminars are free. Membership coffees, held three to four times a year in a member's home, feature presentations on women's health concerns such as heart disease or alcoholism. Both Michael DeBakey and Ann Richards have spoken to attendees at these membership coffees.

As part of their educational outreach, the Women's Fund publishes A Primer on Women's Health, which is circulated to groups, agencies, and corporations without charge. To reach a wider audience, the Women's Fund translated the Primer into Spanish. Local philanthropic foundations and individuals support publication of the Primer. Another publication, Health Notes, helps women track their medical histories and maintain records of tests and diagnoses.

In addition to special events and the Primer, the Women's Fund has supported basic and clinical research related to women's health concerns. Between 1980 and 1992 the Women's Fund awarded 73 grants for medical research and services geared toward women's needs.

Subject/Index Terms

Health education
Health education of women
Nonprofit organizations - Texas - Houston
Women's Fund for Health Education and Research
Women's Fund for Health Education and Resiliency

Administrative Information

Repository: University of Houston Libraries

Accruals: An additional 23 boxes arrived on November 11, 2015. These included a signficant collection of digital material on CDs and floppy discs.

Access Restrictions: Open for research.

Use Restrictions: Special Collections owns the physical items in our collections, but copyright normally belongs to the creator of the materials or their heirs. The researcher has full responsibility for determining copyright status, locating copyright holders, and abiding by current copyright laws when publishing or displaying copies of Special Collections material in print or electronic form. For more information, consult the appropriate librarian.

Acquisition Method: Donation from Women's Fund for Health, Education and Research (HER), 2000 and 2002.

Preferred Citation: Women's Fund for Health, Education and Research (HER) Records, Courtesy of Special Collections and Archives, University of Houston Libraries.

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Administration],
[Series 2: Board of Trustees],
[Series 3: Committee Records],
[Series 4: Special Events],
[Series 5: Granting Process],
[Series 6: Gifts and Donations],
[Series 7: Printing Samples],
[Series 8: Publications],
[Series 9: Guest Books],
[Series 10: Austin Office],
[Series 11: VHS Programs Library],
[Series 12: Unprocessed materials],

Series 1: Administration
This series includes documents related to the organizational and financial maintenance of the Women's Fund dating from its inauguration in 1979 through 1997. Twenty folders constitute the Administration series with materials including mission statement and organizational history, financial records and investments, non-profit status and management, correspondence, office management, and personnel and staff meeting minutes. Only moderate reorganization of the materials was necessary to establish cohesion among the documents incorporated into the Administration series.
Box 1
Folder 1: Mission Statement/Organization History, 1980-1996
Folder 2: Articles of Incorporation and By-laws, 1989-1997
Folder 3: Financial Records, 1979-1994
Folder 4: Financial Records, 1996-1999
Folder 5: Financial Records - Advertising, 1990-1992
Folder 6: Financial Records - Investments, 1989-1991
Folder 7: Non-Profit Status and Management, 1989-1996
Folder 8: General Correspondence, 1977-1979
Folder 9: General Correspondence, 1980
Folder 10: General Correspondence, 1981
Folder 11: General Correspondence, 1982
Folder 12: General Correspondence, 1983
Folder 13: General Correspondence, 1984
Folder 14: General Correspondence, 1985
Folder 15: General Correspondence, 1992-1999
Folder 16: Letters of Endorsement, 1981-1983
Folder 17: Philanthropic Status, 1991-1995
Folder 18: Office Management and Equipment, 1967-1996
Folder 19: Personnel, 1979-1996
Item 1: Saint Martin's Endowment, 1997
Folder 20: Staff Meetings Minutes, 1995-1997
Series 2: Board of Trustees
All records of the activities of the Board of Trustees from 1979 through 1999 are collected in this series, which includes meeting minutes, correspondence, manual, and retreats. This series includes twenty-six folders.
Box 1
Folder 21: Advisory Board Committee, 1979-1994
Folder 22: Advisory Board Committee, 1996-1998
Folder 23: Advisory Board Member Profiles, 1993
Item 1: Corporate Advisory Board Committee, 1998
Item 2: Endowment Committee, 1997-1998
Folder 24: Executive Committee Meetings, 1979-1985
Folder 25: Executive Committee Meetings, 1986-1990
Folder 26: Executive Committee Meetings, 1991-1993
Folder 27: Executive Committee Meetings, 1994
Folder 28: Executive Committee Meetings, 1995
Folder 29: Executive Committee Meetings, 1996
Folder 30: Executive Committee Meetings, 1998
Folder 31: Executive Committee Meetings, 1999
Box 2
Folder 1: Correspondence/Minutes, 1981-1989
Folder 2: Correspondence/Minutes, 1990
Folder 3: Correspondence/Minutes, 1991
Folder 4: Correspondence/Minutes, 1992
Folder 5: Correspondence/Minutes, 1993
Folder 6: Correspondence/Minutes, 1996
Folder 7: Correspondence/Minutes, 1997
Item 1: Correspondence/Minutes, 1998
Folder 8: Board of Trustees Manual - Part 1 of 2, 1992
Folder 9: Board of Trustees Manual - Part 2 of 2, 1992
Folder 10: Board of Trustees - Retreat, 1992-1994
Item 1: President's Report, 1999
Item 2: Foundation Development, 1996-1998
Series 3: Committee Records
All the committee records and activities are contained in this series, including committees with a short life span and committees that have endured since the organization's inception in 1979. Ninety folders include lists of standing committees plus minutes and correspondence for development, long range planning, membership, newsletter, nominating, program, public relations, volunteer, and ways and means committees. Documents relating to committees as well as the committees' products, such as newsletters, are included in this series. folder arrangement begins with a folder of documents on the formation and maintenance of various committees and continues with specific committees in alphabetical order. folders within a particular committee are arranged chronologically.
Box 2
Folder 11: Standing Committees, 1984-1999
Folder 12: Community Focus Committee, 1989
Folder 13: Development Committee, 1991-1994
Folder 14: Development Committee, 1995
Folder 15: Development Committee, 1996
Folder 16: Development Committee, January-October 1997
Folder 17: Development Committee, November-December 1997
Item 1: Development Committee, 1998
Item 2: Development Committee, 1999
Folder 18: Long Range Planning Committee, 1987-1988
Folder 19: Long Range Planning Committee, 1993-1994
Folder 20: Membership Committee, 1980-1993
Folder 21: Membership Committee, 1994
Folder 22: Membership Committee, 1995
Folder 23: Membership Committee, 1996
Folder 24: Membership Committee, 1997
Box 3
Folder 1: Corporate Sponsors and Memberships, 1990-1994
Folder 2: Lifetime Memberships, 1989-1997
Folder 3: Medical Memberships, 1991-1993
Folder 4: Membership Address Labels, 1985-1994
Folder 5: Membership Contributions, 1980-1984
Folder 6: Membership Deleted/Non-Renewal List, undated
Folder 7: Membership Directory, 1989-1990
Folder 8: Membership Directory, 1992
Folder 9: Membership Directory, 1993
Folder 10: Membership Directory, 1994-95
Folder 11: Membership Directory, 1996
Folder 12: Membership Directory, 1997-1998
Folder 13: Membership History, 1979-1998
Folder 14: Membership Rosters, 1980
Folder 15: Membership Rosters, 1983
Folder 16: Membership Rosters, 1986
Folder 17: Membership Rosters, 1989
Folder 18: Membership Rosters, 1990
Folder 19: Membership Rosters, 1991
Folder 20: Membership Rosters, 1993
Item 1: Membership Rosters, 1999
Folder 21: Membership Solicitations, 1991-1999
Folder 22: Newsletters, 1980
Folder 23: Newsletters, 1981
Folder 24: Newsletters, 1982
Folder 25: Newsletters, 1983
Folder 26: Newsletters, 1984
Folder 27: Newsletters, 1985
Folder 28: Newsletters, 1986
Folder 29: Newsletters, 1987
Folder 30: Newsletters, 1988
Folder 31: Newsletters, 1989
Folder 32: Newsletters, 1990
Box 4
Folder 1: Newsletters, 1991
Folder 2: Newsletters, 1992
Folder 3: Newsletters, 1993
Folder 4: Newsletters, 1994
Folder 5: Newsletters, 1995
Folder 6: Newsletters, 1996
Folder 7: Newsletters, 1997
Folder 8: Newsletters, 1998
Folder 9: Newsletters, 1999
Folder 10: Newsletter Committee Correspondence, 1986-1995
Folder 11: Newsletter Committee Correspondence, January-May 1996
Folder 12: Newsletter Committee Correspondence, June-December 1996
Folder 13: Newsletter Committee Correspondence, 1997
Item 1: Newsletter Committee Correspondence, 1998-1999
Folder 14: Newsletter 5 1/4" Floppy Disks, 1991-1993
Folder 15: Nominating Committee, 1991-1993
Folder 16: Nominating Committee, 1995
Folder 17: Nominating Committee, 1996
Folder 18: Nominating Committee, 1997-1998
Folder 19: Program Committee - Correspondence, 1981-2000
Folder 20: Program Committee, 1994
Folder 21: Program Committee, 1995
Folder 22: Program Committee, January-April 1996
Folder 23: Program Committee, May-December 1996
Folder 24: Program Committee, 1997
Folder 25: Program Committee - Event Management, 1988
Folder 26: Program Committee Program Feedback Analysis, 1985-1994
Box 5
Folder 1: Program Committee - Programs, 1979-1994
Folder 2: Program Committee - Potential Speakers/Topics, 1987-1994
Folder 3: Program Committee - Potential Sites, 1990-1993
Folder 4: Program Committee - Meetings and Minutes, 1987-1995
Item 1: Program Committee, 1998
Folder 5: Public Relations Committee, 1990-1999
Folder 6: Public Relations Committee - Media Relations, 1990-1992
Folder 7: Public Relations Committee - News Clippings, undated
Folder 8: Public Relations Committee - Proofs, undated
Folder 9: Public Relations Committee - Tale of Tiger, 1994
Folder 10: Volunteer Committee, 1992-1994
Folder 11: Ways and Means Committee, 1979-1993
Series 4: Special Events
The Special Events series includes records of all events produced by the Women's Fund. This series has been divided into seven sub-series based on the different groups of events: Annual Benefit Luncheons, John P. McGovern Fall Seminars, Spring Seminars, Lectures and Seminars, Membership Coffees, Professional Women's Luncheons, and Outreach Events.
Sub-Series 1: Annual Benefit Luncheons

To raise the funds needed to support the goals of the Women's Fund, organizers established an Annual Benefit Luncheon in 1983, with humorist Erma Bombeck as the first featured speaker. Bombeck's charisma and the labors of Women's Fund volunteers drew 1,046 attendees and netted the organization nearly $25,000. Every year since, the Annual Benefit Luncheons and celebrities such as David Eisenhower, John Bradshaw, Ann Richards, and Liz Carpenter help raise money for the Women's Fund's education and outreach programs. Demonstrating remarkable fundraising skill, the Women's Fund invited Florence Henderson as the featured speaker in 2001, resulting in $150,000 net profit.

Annual benefit materials were in good chronological order when received by the archives, but considerations for easy access and the volume of documents required imposing parallel subdivisions for each benefit year to create consistency among the events. The amount of material in some categories required splitting the materials chronologically into more than one folder.

Box 5
Folder 12: Annual Benefit History, undated
Sub-Series 1: BBQ (Initiation Fundraiser)
Folder 13: Attendance, 1979
Folder 14: Expenses/Income, 1979
Folder 15: Publicity, 1979
Sub-Series 2: 1st Annual Benefit Luncheon - Erma Bombeck
Folder 16: Attendance, 1983
Folder 17: Celebrity/Event Arrangements, 1983
Folder 18: Expenses/Income, 1983
Folder 19: Publicity, 1983
Sub-Series 3: 2nd Annual Benefit Luncheon - Cherry Boone O'Neill
Folder 21: Attendance, 1984
Folder 22: Celebrity/Event Arrangements, 1984
Folder 23: Expenses/Income, 1984
Folder 24: Publicity, 1984
Folder 25: Volunteer Organization, 1984
Sub-Series 4: 3rd Annual Benefit Luncheon - Norman Cousins
Folder 26: Attendance, 1985
Folder 27: Celebrity/Event Arrangements, 1985
Folder 28: Expenses/Income, 1985
Folder 29: Publicity, 1985
Folder 30: Volunteer Organization, 1985
Sub-Series 5: 4th Annual Benefit Luncheon - David Eisenhower
Folder 31: Attendance, 1986
Folder 32: Celebrity/Event Arrangements, 1986
Folder 33: Expenses/Income, 1986
Folder 34: Publicity, 1986
Folder 35: Volunteer Organization, 1986
Sub-Series 6: 5th Annual Benefit Luncheon - Liz Carpenter
Folder 36: Attendance, 1987
Folder 37: Celebrity/Event Arrangements, 1987
Folder 38: Expenses/Income, 1987
Folder 39: Publicity, 1987
Folder 40: Volunteer Organization, 1987
Box 6
Sub-Series 7: 6th Annual Benefit Luncheon - Suzanne Somers
Folder 1: Attendance, 1988
Folder 2: Celebrity/Event Arrangements, 1988
Folder 3: Expenses/Income, 1988
Folder 4: Publicity, 1988
Folder 5: Volunteer Organization, 1988
Sub-Series 8: 7th Annual Benefit Luncheon - John Bradshaw
Folder 6: Attendance, 1989
Folder 7: Celebrity/Event Arrangements, 1989
Folder 8: Expenses/Income, 1989
Folder 9: Publicity, 1989
Folder 10: Volunteer Organization, 1989
Sub-Series 9: 8th Annual Benefit Luncheon - Robert Fulghum
Folder 11: Attendance, 1990
Folder 12: Celebrity/Event Arrangements, 1990
Folder 13: Expenses/Income, 1990
Folder 14: Publicity, 1990
Folder 15: Volunteer Organization, 1990
Sub-Series 10: 9th Annual Benefit Luncheon - Ann Richards
Folder 16: Attendance, 1991
Folder 17: Celebrity/Event Arrangements, 1991
Folder 18: Expenses/Income, 1991
Folder 19: Publicity, 1991
Folder 20: Volunteer Organization, 1991
Sub-Series 11: 10th Annual Benefit Luncheon - Marry Higgins Clark
Folder 21: Attendance, 1992
Folder 22: Celebrity/Event Arrangements, 1992
Folder 23: Expenses/Income, 1992
Folder 24: Publicity, 1992
Folder 25: Volunteer Organization, 1992
Sub-Series 12: 11th Annual Benefit Luncheon - Moya Olsen Lear
Folder 26: Attendance, 1993
Folder 27: Celebrity/Event Arrangements, 1993
Folder 28: Expenses/Income, 1993
Folder 29: Publicity, 1993
Folder 30: Volunteer Organization, 1993
Box 7
Sub-Series 13: 12th Annual Benefit Luncheon - Richard Lederer
Folder 1: Attendance, 1994
Folder 2: Celebrity/Event Arrangements, 1994
Folder 3: Expenses/Income, 1994
Folder 4: Publicity, 1994
Folder 5: Volunteer Organization, 1994
Sub-Series 14: 13th Annual Benefit Luncheon - Janice Woods Windle
Folder 6: Attendance, 1995
Folder 7: Celebrity/Event Arrangements, 1995
Folder 8: Expenses/Income, January-August 1995
Folder 9: Expenses/Income, September-December 1995
Folder 10: Publicity, 1995
Folder 11: Volunteer Organization, 1995
Sub-Series 15: 14th Annual Benefit Luncheon - Carol Saline
Folder 12: Attendance, 1996
Folder 13: Celebrity/Event Arrangements, 1996
Folder 14: Expenses/Income, 1996
Folder 15: Publicity, 1996
Folder 16: Volunteer Organization, 1996
Sub-Series 16: 15th Annual Benefit Luncheon - Jayne Meadows
Folder 17: Attendance, 1997
Folder 18: Celebrity/Event Arrangements, 1997
Folder 19: Expenses/Income, February-August 1997
Folder 20: Expenses/Income, September-October 1997
Folder 21: Expenses/Income, November-December 1997
Folder 22: Publicity, 1997
Folder 23: Volunteer Organization, 1997
Box 12
Sub-Series 17: 16th Annual Benefit Luncheon -Rita Moreno
Folder 1: Attendance, 1998
Folder 2: Celebrity/Event Arrangements, November 1997 - May 1998
Folder 3: Celebrity/Event Arrangements, June 1998 - October 1998
Folder 4: Corporate Sponsors, 1998
Folder 5: Expenses/Income, April 1998 - September 1998
Folder 6: Expenses/Income, October 1998 - Decemeber 1998
Folder 7: Publicity, 1998
Sub-Series 18: 17th Annual Benefit Luncheon - Emily Crosswell
Folder 8: Attendance, January 1999 - May 1999
Folder 9: Attendance, June 1999 - October 1999
Folder 10: Celebrity/Event Arrangements, 1999
Folder 11: Corporate Sponsors, 1999
Folder 12: Expenses/Income, April 1999 - May 1999
Folder 13: Expenses/Income, June 1999 - July 1999
Folder 14: Expenses/Income, August 1999
Folder 15: Expenses/Income, September 1999
Folder 16: Expenses/Income, October 1999
Folder 17: Expenses/Income, November 1999 - January 2000
Folder 18: Sponsor Ticket Purchases, April 1999 - August 1999
Folder 19: Sponsor Ticket Purchases, September 1999 - December 1999
Sub-Series 2: John P. McGovern Fall Seminars
John P. McGovern, M.D. is president of the boards of the John P. McGovern Foundation and the McGovern Fund for Behavioral Sciences. He is founder of the McGovern Allergy Clinic, the world's largest private allergy clinic. In 1991, Dr. McGovern endowed the Annual John P. McGovern Seminar for the Women's Fund. Each Fall Seminar covers a topic of interest to the Women's Fund membership. In this collection seven annual events dating from 1991 through 1999 are housed in seven folders.
Box 8
Folder 1: 1st Annual - Carl Anderson Addiction: Feeding a Hungry Heart, 1991
Folder 2: 2nd Annual - Stuart Yudofsky: Challenge Inner Space, 1992
Folder 3: 3rd Annual - Frank Smith: Interaction and Overmedication, 1993
Folder 4: 4th Annual - Shearer: Allergies-The Immune System, 1994
Folder 5: 5th Annual - Kathy Cronkite: Depression, 1995
Item 1: 8th Annual - William H. Boylstein, MD & Alice M. Gates, EdD "Everyday Depression: Recognizing and Taking Care of The Blues and The Blahs", 1998
Item 2: 9th Annual - Linda Boerger Andrews, MD "Can Your Mind Ease Your Pain?", 1999
Sub-Series 3: Spring seminars
Spring seminars began two years after the initiation of the Women's Fund, and became the spring counterpart of the Fall Benefit Luncheon. In 1992 friends of Wendy Haskell Meyer offered an endowment to support the annual spring seminar in her honor. Wendy Haskell Meyer had been an active member of the Women's Fund and wrote the first English edition of the The Primer on Women's Health. She died in 1987, and her obituaries are included in this sub-series.
Box 8
Folder 6: 3rd Annual - Combined Program Ronald L. Young: "Questions Women Most Often Ask Their Gynecologist," Jaime Cochran and Jean Burkham: "Rape Awareness: Prevention and Psychological Effects," Thomas Biggs: "Who Should Have Plastic Surgery", 1981
Folder 7: 4th Annual - Joseph Goldzieher; Jaimie Cochran, 1982
Folder 8: 5th Annual - Combined Program Joseph Goldzieher: "Update on Osteoperosis," John Stehlin, Jr: "Cancer Prevention Do's, Don'ts, and Myths", 1983
Folder 9: 6th Annual - Lawrence Wharton: "Chemical Abuse in Women" Workshops: Jane Taylor: "What Every Woman Should Know About Breast Cancer," and Lisa Balick: "Burn-out: Are You a Candidate?", 1984
Folder 10: 7th Annual - Jeane Hester: "Advances in Cancer and Leukapheresis," Margaret Kripke: "Ultra-violet Induced Skin Cancer Including the Role of Immunology in Cancer and Aging," Louise Strong: "Family Heredity and Genetic Risk Factors in Cancer Occurrence", 1985
Folder 11: 8th Annual - Tom Blocher: "Five Steps to a Stronger Self," Dena Kindred: "The Fitness Fix", 1986
Folder 12: 9th Annual - Successful Aging Rebecca Elon: Attendance, 1987
"Health Aging: Myths and Facts," R. Rodney Howell: "The Child is Father to the Man: Aging and Genetics," Noranna Warner: "Aches and Pains, Creaks and Cracks: The Musculoskeletal System as It Gets Older," James Grotta: "Our Brain Drain: How Our Perceptions Change as We Age"
Folder 13: 9th Annual - Successful Aging Rebecca Elon: Arrangements, 1987
"Health Aging: Myths and Facts," R. Rodney Howell: "The Child is Father to the Man: Aging and Genetics," Noranna Warner: "Aches and Pains, Creaks and Cracks: The Musculoskeletal System as It Gets Older," James Grotta: "Our Brain Drain: How Our Perceptions Change as We Age"
Folder 14: 9th Annual - Successful Aging Rebecca Elon: Income/Expense, 1987
"Health Aging: Myths and Facts," R. Rodney Howell: "The Child is Father to the Man: Aging and Genetics," Noranna Warner: "Aches and Pains, Creaks and Cracks: The Musculoskeletal System as It Gets Older," James Grotta: "Our Brain Drain: How Our Perceptions Change as We Age"
Folder 15: 10th Annual - Superwoman Panel: Margaret Maxey: "Women in a Technological Society: Confronting Faust and Frankenstein," Wayne Holtzman: "Body Image and Self Esteem", 1988
Folder 16: 11th Annual - Parenting a Parent: Attendance, 1989
Folder 17: 11th Annual - Parenting a Parent: Arrangements, 1989
Folder 18: 11th Annual - Parenting a Parent: Income/Expenses, 1989
Folder 19: 11th Annual - Parenting a Parent: Publicity, 1989
Folder 20: 12th Annual - Jane Porcino "The Sensuous Older Woman", 1990
Folder 21: 13th Annual - Kathryn Cramer "Staying on Top in the Upside Down World of the 90's", 1991
Folder 22: 14th Annual (Wendy Haskell Meyer) - Decision for Healthy Living in the 90s. Panel: Carolyn Moore: "Nutritional Controversies," John Foreyt: "Living without Dieting," Peter Jones: "Women & Heart Disease," Molly Gee: "Positive Eating", 1992
Folder 23: 15th Annual (Wendy Haskell Meyer) - Prime Time Women. B. J. Frye, Elsa Rosborough, and Eleanor Tinsley, 1993
Folder 24: 16th Annual (Wendy Haskell Meyer) - Alternative Health Care. Kris Rogers: "Acupuncture," Jerry Martin: "Chiropractic," Gilbert Manso: "Vitamin Therapy", 1994
Folder 25: 17th Annual (Wendy Haskell Meyer) - Elizabeth Vliet: "Women's Health: Those Marvelous and Maddening Hormones", 1995
Folder 26: Wendy Haskell Meyer Obituaries, 1987
Item 1: Wendy Haskell Meyer Spring Seminar "The Biology of Attachment," Speakers: Dr. Pat Love, Dr. Ruth Burgos-Sasscer, 1998
Item 2: Wendy Haskell Meyers Spring Seminar "Life Preservers," Speaker: Harriet Lerner, PhD, 1999
Sub-Series 3: Lectures/Seminars
Toward fulfilling its mission, the Women's Fund offered lectures and seminars on women's health problems, new technologies, and advances in disease treatment and management. Offered to the public as well as Women's Fund members, many of these lectures and seminars were free. Seminars are organized chronologically from 1987 through 1995.
Folder 27: Teenage Sexualtiy in the 80's: What Every Parent Should Know. Panel: Peggy Smith: "Teenage Sexuality," Sebastian Faro: "Sexually Transmitted Diseases," Susan Pokorny: "Teenage Pregnancy", 1987
Folder 28: The Evolution of Women's Self Care. Panel: Bruce Shephard, Sebastian Faro, and Marian Wulf, 1991
Folder 29: How You Can Plan for Unexpected Financial and Emotional Responsibilities. Panel: R.H. Stevens and Guy Bond, 1991
Folder 30: Estrogen: Miracle or Myth? Baylor College of Medicine, 1991
Folder 31: Parenting an Aging Parent. Panel: Linda Kaeser: "Aging Well," Dudley Pate: "Health Insurance," Robert Luchi: "Medical Issues," Nancy Wilson: "Community Resources," Anita Woods: "Social/Mental Well-Being", 1991
Folder 32: Endometriosis. Panel: Ronald Young, Vicki Schnell, and Dorothy Roach, 1992
Folder 33: Beauty and the Beast: Fighting on the Front Lines of the Battle Against Breast Cancer. Speaker: Dixie Melillo, 1992
Folder 34: Woman to Woman-As Our Lives Unfold. Panel: Jaimie Cochran, Keith Smith, Catherine Maxwell Hees, and Susan Cohen, 1992
Folder 35: Woman to Woman-Breaking the Silence. Seminar on Violence in the Home. Panel: Judith McFarline, Carol Gee, Jeffry Basen-Engquist, 1993
Folder 36: Women and Heart Disease. Panel: Karlene Kerfoot, Gary Binder, and Susan Wilansky, 1993
Folder 37: The Latest and Greatest in New Technology. Panel: Susan Pinero, John Walsh, Caroline Fife, Richard Ruiz, 1993
Folder 38: "Financial Management." Panel Jeanne Lynch, Mary Bird Bowman, 1993
Folder 39: Fundraising Seminar Correspondence, 1994
Folder 40: Hot Zones in Infectious Diseases Today, 1995
Sub-Series 4: Membership Coffees
Contained within the Membership Coffees sub-series are event arrangements, hosts, and speakers for the coffees that the Women's Fund established to solicit, reward, and inform members about salient issues in women's health and medicine. Held at a member's home, these coffees offered information on women's health not generally discussed in public at the time that the Women's Fund was established. These events were an opportunity for women who volunteered in many organizations around Houston to treat themselves to some time dedicated to women's concerns. Membership coffees were the site of announcements for annual grant awards that supported research and education projects. Documents related to the coffees are arranged chronologically.
Box 9
Folder 1: Call for Hosts, 1984-1989
Folder 2: Host: Joanne Wilson Presentation of Research Grants, 1983
Folder 3: Host: Janice McCrory, Speaker: George Blumenschein "Breast Cancer - Who is High Risk?", 1984
Folder 4: Host: Marilyn Noll, Speaker: Jaimie Cochran "Coping with Orwell's 1984", 1984
Folder 5: Host: Laura Lee Blanton, Speaker: Michael DeBakey "Heart Disease", 1985
Folder 6: Host: Sally Emde, Speakers: Jeff Sherman, Stella Garvan, and Peter Mansell "Straight Talk on AIDS", 1985
Folder 7: Host: Rocky Franzen, Speakers: Joanie Moncrief and Ann Hoy "Alcoholism", 1985
Folder 8: Host: Irene Weaver, Speaker: Antonio Gotto "Heart Disease", 1986
Folder 9: Host: Doris Buttram, Speaker: Eugene Carlton "Common Bladder Problems in Women", 1986
Folder 10: Silver Tea - Host: Jeanette Jaworski "Debut of Women's Primer", 1986
Folder 11: Host: Linda Finger, Speaker: Sandra Sessoms "Systemic Lupus Erythematosus", 1987
Folder 12: Host: Emily Crosswell, Speaker: Raymond Kaufman "Questions to Ask Your Gynecologist", 1987
Folder 13: Host: Jacqueline Goettsche, Speaker: Benjy Brooks "Successful Aging", 1987
Folder 14: Host: Laura Lee Blanton, Speaker: Ann Richards "Alcoholism", 1988
Folder 15: Host: Andy Delery, Speaker: John Wolf "Retin A", 1988
Folder 16: Host: Jane Cizik, Speaker: J. P. McGehee "Even Cowgirls Get Holiday Blues", 1989
Folder 17: Host: Jean Chernosky, Speaker: Ben Cooper "Headaches", 1989
Folder 18: Host: Fay Burke, Speaker: Stephen Slade "Advances in Eye Care", 1990
Folder 19: Host: Laura Blanton, Speaker: James Clarke "Dental Implants", 1990
Folder 20: Host: Roberta Howell, Speaker: Joseph Feste "Endometriosis", 1990
Folder 21: Host: Katsy Mecom, Speaker: Jackalyn Rainosek "Stress and How it Relates to the Total Woman", 1991
Folder 22: Host: Mary Jo Hunt, Speaker: Karen Ritchie "Biofeedback and Relaxation", 1991
Folder 23: Host: Sharon Lorenzo, Speaker: Elizabeth Watson "Houston Safety Alert: What You Can Do about Crime", 1992
Folder 24: Host: Jane Cizik, Speaker: Chris C. Steele "A Celebration of Hope in the Season of 'Bright Sadness'", 1992
Folder 25: Host: Pat Breen, Speaker: Jan Carson Presentation of 1992 Grants, 1992
Folder 26: Host: Odessa Wexler, Speaker: "Reversing Heart Disease: Is it Possible?", 1995
Item 1: Host: Ginny Mithoff, 1997
Item 2: Host: Janice McNair, 1997
Item 3: Host: The Forum Speaker: Cheryl Alston "What's Up, Doc", 1998
Item 4: Speaker: Raymond Kaufman, MD, 1999
Sub-Series 5: Professional Women's Luncheons
The Professional Women's Luncheons were organized to appeal to working women who might not be able to participate in other Women's Fund events because of career obligations. Women's Fund members and women at a number of Houston corporations and law firms were invited to these luncheons.
Box 9
Folder 27: 1st Annual - Speaker Melvyn Schreiber "Diagnostic Techniques for Self-preservation", 1988
Folder 28: 2nd Annual - Speaker Ron Carson "Medical Ethics", 1989
Folder 29: 3rd Annual - Speaker June Levy "Remarriage and Step Families", 1990
Folder 30: 4th Annual - Speaker Travis Peterson "Holiday Stress", 1991
Sub-Series 6: Outreach Events

Outreach Events were organized to fill niches of need in the Women's Fund programming. Women's and Girls' Health Day offered a day-long venue of health and wellness programming, including presentations, posters, free consultations with health care educators. Additionally, it offered opportunities for hundreds of Houston area students to compete for cash prizes and college scholarships. A Denim Affair honored a previous benefit luncheon presenter: Janice Woods Windle on the occasion of the televising of her novel, True Women.

The event also served as a fundraiser for the Women's Fund. A celebration luncheon to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the organization was held in 1999. Corporate members and sponsors, individual members and other health-affiliated organizations joined to celebrate 20 years of contribution, education, and progress toward women's issues.

Box 9
Folder 31: Women's and Girls' Health Day, 1995
Sub-Series 1: Women's and Girls' Health Day, 1997
Box 12
Folder 20: Correspondence
Folder 21: Scholarship Essay Contest
Folder 22: Publicity/Follow-ups
Folder 23: Sponsors
Folder 24: Arrangements
Folder 25: Health Tips/Printing Samples
Sub-Series 2: Women's and Girls' Health Day, 1998
Box 13
Folder 1: Scholarship Essay Contest
Folder 2: Publicity/Follow-ups
Folder 3: Sponsors
Folder 4: Arrangements
Folder 5: Health Tips/Printing Samples
Sub-Series 3: Women's and Girls' Health Day, 1999
Box 13
Folder 6: Scholarship Essay Contest
Folder 7: Publicity/Follow-ups
Folder 8: Sponsors
Folder 9: Arrangements
Folder 10: Health Tips/Printing Samples
Sub-Series 4: Denim Affair, 1997
Box 9
Folder 32: Attendance, 1997
Folder 33: Event/Celebrity Arrangements, 1997
Folder 34: Income/Expenses, 1997
Folder 35: Publicity, 1997
Item 1: Press Kit folders, undated
Sub-Series 5: 20th Anniversary Celebration Luncheon, 1999
Box 13
Folder 11: Committee Minutes/Planning, 1997
Folder 12: Arrangements
Folder 13: Attendance, 1997
Folder 14: Sponsors, 1997
Folder 15: Publicity/Follow-ups, 1999
Folder 16: Printing Samples
Series 5: Granting Process
The Granting Process Series includes all the documents related to the process of announcing, reviewing, and awarding grants for medical and educational research. In 1980, the Women's Fund began funding research grants. Funding for those early grants was modest, but over the past 18 years, the Women's Fund has approved and funded 147 grant applications. Total expended funds to date top $1,000,000. Besides formal medical research, the organization funded several outreach service programs with far reaching effects. This series includes two sub-series: Grant Administration and Grant Applications.
Sub-Series 1: Grant Administration
There are four folders in this sub-series, which are arranged alphabetically with folder contents arranged chronologically.
Box 9
Folder 37: Grant Applications - Correspondence, 1980-1998
Folder 38: Grant Review Board, 1980-1996
Folder 39: Grant Review Committee, 1993-1999
Folder 40: Granting History, undated
Sub-Series 2: Grant Applications and Processing
There are sixty-two folders in this sub-series, which are arranged chronologically.
Box 9
Folder 41: Giovanella, B.C. "Tissue Culture of Human Breast Carcinoma", 1980
Folder 42: Fritsche, H. "Immune Complex Detection in Breast Cancer", 1980
Folder 43: Taylor, J. "Computer Requirements for the Breast Research Program", 1980-86
Folder 44: Smith, P.S. "Prevention of Adolescent Pregnancy: Administrative and Clinical Issues", 1980-81
Folder 45: Kaufman, R. H. "Herpes Relationship to Carcinoma of the Cervix and Vulva" and "DES Exposure in Utero and in Cancer", 1980 and 1982
Folder 46: Hays, B. "Baylor Lactation Clinic and 24-hour Hotline for Breast-feeding Mothers", 1981
Folder 47: Hays, B. "Baylor Lactation Clinic and 24-hour Hotline for Breast-feeding Mothers", 1983
Folder 48: Sadowski, B.R. "The Relationship of Testosterone Concentration, Spatial Ability, and Sex Role Identification in Women in Determining Preference for Mathematics as a Teaching Field", 1981
Folder 49: Gordon, C. "Depression and Satisfaction in Varying Combinations of Age and Family Composition among American Women", 1981
Folder 50: Mayor, N. "Defective Parvoviruses Protect against Virally-Induced Tumors", 1981-84
Folder 51: Baylor College of Medicine. Endocrine Fund, 1981-85
Folder 52: Younes, M. "Development of an Animal Model for Human Endometriosis Using the Nude Mouse", 1981
Folder 53: Gibbons, W. E. "Progestin Effects on Human Endometrium in Post Menopausal Estrogen Replacement", 1982
Folder 54: Malinak, R. "Endometriosis in Relation to Fertility", 1982
Folder 55: Goldzieher, J. "Comparison of Drugs to Induce Ovulation", 1982
Folder 56: Besch, P.K. and Zamah, N. M. "Transplantation of Normal and Ectopic Human Endometrial Tissue into Athymic Nude Mice", 1982
Folder 57: Moore, L. "Bilingual Health Educator", 1982-84
Folder 58: Hays, B. "Breast Feeding Mothers' Hotline", 1982
Folder 59: Hays, B. "Breast Feeding Mothers' Hotline", 1984-1985
Folder 60: Lovick, S. R. "'Young Moms' Parent Education Program", 1983
Folder 61: Meyer, J.S. "Neurology Research", 1983-84
Folder 62: Lockshin, A. "Rapid Screening of Drugs as a Predictive Mechanism for Treating Cancer Patients", 1983
Folder 63: Zamah, N. M. "A Comparison of the Tissue Effects of the CO2 Laser and Electrosurgery in Infertility Surgery", 1984
Folder 64: Elkind-Hirsch, K. "Treatment of Infertility with Pulsatile LHRH Administration: Intravenous vs. Subcutaneous Route", 1984
Folder 65: Elkind-Hirsch, K and Reynolds, Mary "Characterization and Immunoreactive GnRH and hCG Levels in Normal and Diabetic Pregnancy", 1985
Folder 66: Nader, Shala "Characteristics of Patients with and without Gonadotropin Surges during Follicular Recruitment in an in vitro Fertilization/Embryo Transfer Program", 1985-87
Folder 67: Sugarman, Barrett "Estrogens and Chlamydia Infections in Women", 1985
Folder 68: Doody, Michael "Investigation of Atrial Natriuetic Factor in Female Reproduction", 1985-87
Folder 69: Hickox, Peter G. "Characterization of the Optimum Estrogen/Progesterone Combination for Hormonal Replacement Therapy in the Postmenopausal Female", 1985-1987
Box 10
Folder 1: Goldzieher, Joseph W. "Use of Megestrol Acetate for the Destruction of Uterine Fibromyomas", 1985-89
Folder 2: Jones, Lovell A. and McCamant, Susan "Evaluation of Progesterone-Induced Increase in Estradiol Dehydronenase as a Practical Test for Prediction of Hormonal Responsiveness", 1986
Folder 3: Chocko, Mariam "Ethnic and Age Differences in Prevalence Rates of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Among Adolescent Females", 1986
Folder 4: Weitzman, Glenn "Trans-Hysteroscopic Intra-Fallopian Gamete Transfer", 1986
Folder 5: Dunn, Randall C. "Study of Efficacy of Nafareline Acetate and Tissue Plasminogen Activator in the Prevention of Post-operative Adhesions in an Animal Model", 1986
Folder 6: Storthz, Karen "Viruses as Etiologic Agents of Genital Cancer", 1986-87
Folder 7: Nader, Shala "A Study of Female Fecundity", 1988
Folder 8: Krasnow, Joel "Investigation of the Hormonal Regulation of Aromatase in the Developing Follicle and Corpus Luteum", 1988
Folder 9: Winkel, Craig "Modulation of Vascular Endothelial Cell Cholesterol Metabolism by Sex Steroids", 1988
Folder 10: Pivarnik, James "Effect of Menstrual Cycle Phase on Serum Creatine Kinase Levels Following Endurance Exercise", 1988
Folder 11: Brody, Steven A. "The Study of Neuroendocrine Mechanisms in the Control of Hypothalamic GnRH Secretory Activity in Vivo and in Vitro", 1988
Folder 12: Snabes, Michael "The Safety and Efficacy of Aspirin in the Prevention of Pregnancy-Induced Hypertension", 1988-90
Folder 13: Hinkley, Clark "Loan Repayment Program for Nurse-midwifery Education", 1989-90
Folder 14: Newmark, Michael "Two Part Education and Research Project to Help Epileptic Women Manage Their Pregnancies", 1989-90
Folder 15: Valdes, Cecilia "Late Onset Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia: Hormonal and DNA Diagnosis in Women with Various Gynecologic Disorders", 1989
Folder 16: Whitworth, Tina "Evaluation to Determine if Endometrial Thickness, Endometrial Growth, and Dominant Follicular Growth are Predictors of Implantation", 1989
Folder 17: Brody, Steven A. "Pathophysiological Studies on Tissue Injury and Adhesion Formation Following Laser, Thermal, and Electrosurgical Cauterization", 1990
Folder 18: Nadar, Shala "Study of the Absorption and Bioavailability of Sublingually Administered Progesterone Lozenges", 1990
Folder 19: Hays, Bethany "A Request for Funds for A Women's Retreat for the Baylor OB-GYN Residents", 1990
Folder 20: Bakht, Fred R. "Prevalence of Toxoplasmosis in Young Women: A Cross Sectional Serologic Survey", 1990
Folder 21: Fisher, Jeanne "Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program", 1990
Folder 22: Snabes, Michael "The Use of Human Eggs as a Model for DNA Analysis: How Sex Steroid Hormones Regulate Carbohydrate Metabolism", 1990
Folder 23: Hergenroeder, Albert C. "The Effect of Estrogen Therapy on Osteopenia, Stress Fractures, and the Risk of Osteoporosis in Young Women with Hypothalamic Amenorrhea", 1990
Folder 24: Mann, Melinda S. "Diseases of the Vulva and Vagina: Slide Library Project", 1990
Folder 25: Chuong, C. James "Effects of Naloxone on Luteinizing Hormone Secretion in Premenstrual Syndrome", 1990-93
Folder 26: McFarlane, Judith "De Madres a Madres Program", 1990
Folder 27: Bynum, Diane "Expecting the Best Healthy Baby Kit", 1990
Folder 28: Sherman, Lori "How Sex Steroid Hormones Regulate Carbohydrate Metabolism", 1990
Folder 29: Dunn, Randall C. "An Experimental Model to Study the Etiology and Development of Endometriosis", 1990
Folder 30: Ritchie, Karen S" "A Mental Health Program for Breast Cancer Patients", 1990
Folder 31: Cowles, Tracy "Association of Placental Chromosomes Abnormalities with Abnormal Pregnancy Outcome", 1990-91
Folder 32: Cassin, Kristi Shipnes "Community Partners", 1991
Series 6: Gifts and Donations
Fundraising has been a major thrust of the Women's Fund mission because the organization needs money to implement the other objectives of the mission statement: public education and research support. Included in the Gifts and Donations series are detailed records of ticket sales, corporate contributions, and in-kind donations for administrative support and special events. folder divisions generally follow original order but were reorganized slightly to maintain chronological groupings.
Box 10
Folder 33: Donations, 1980-1996
Item 1: Donations, January - October 1998
Item 2: Donations, November 1998 - November 1999
Item 3: Donations, December 1999
Folder 34: Donations - Memorial for Martha G. Slaughter, 1995
Folder 35: Donations - In Kind, 1993-1997
Folder 36: Donors, 1987-1993
Folder 37: Contributions Reports, 1985-1986
Folder 38: Contributions Reports, 1987
Folder 39: Contributions, 1979-1996
Folder 40: Corporate Sponsors and Donations, 1980-1996
Folder 41: Donations from Women's Fund for HER, 1984-1993
Folder 42: Grant Solicitations for Support of Women's Fund, 1984-1989
Series 7: Printing Samples
The Printing Samples Series includes samples of the many invitations, announcements, and programs produced by the Women's Fund over the years. Samples were re-foldered and labeled in original order.
Box 10
Folder 43: Printing Samples, 1983
Folder 44: Printing Samples, 1984
Folder 45: Printing Samples, 1985
Folder 46: Printing Samples, 1986
Folder 47: Printing Samples, 1987
Folder 48: Printing Samples, 1988
Folder 49: Printing Samples, 1989
Folder 50: Printing Samples, 1990
Folder 51: Printing Samples, 1991
Folder 52: Printing Samples, 1992
Folder 53: Printing Samples, 1993
Folder 54: Printing Samples, 1994
Box 11
Folder 1: Printing Samples, 1995
Folder 2: Printing Samples, 1996
Folder 3: Printing Samples, 1997
Folder 4: Printing Samples, 1998
Folder 5: Printing Templates, undated
Series 8: Publications
This series consists of six folders relating to the Women's Fund's two publications, Primer on Women's Health and Health Notes.
Sub-Series 1: Primer on Women's Health
In 1985 the Women's Fund produced a Primer on Women's Health, a free brochure circulated to inform women throughout the Houston community on women's vital health issues. Revised every two years, the Primer promotes the latest in health maintenance information. To date, the Women's Fund, with the help of generous sponsors, has distributed 232,500 copies of the English edition to agencies, corporations, schools, churches, and hospitals. To reach a broader representation of the Houston community, the Women's Fund produced a Primer in Spanish in 1987 and since then the Women's Fund has distributed 106,700 copies of the Spanish edition.
Box 11
Folder 7: Primer on Women's Health - Correspondence, 1984-1994
Folder 8: Primer on Women's Health, 1985
Folder 9: Primer on Women's Health, 1992
Folder 10: Primer on Women's Health, 1993
Folder 11: Primer on Women's Health, 1997
Folder 12: Primer on Women's Health, 1998
Folder 13: Primer on Women's Health, 1999
Folder 14: Primer on Women's Health, 2001
Sub-Series 2: Health Notes
In 1995 the Women's Fund recognized that changes in the insurance industry meant that many women might change health care providers repeatedly over a lifetime. To help both patient and physician with this dilemma, Health Notes grew into a simple, practical strategy for a woman to collect and maintain a personal record of her medical history.
Box 11
Folder 12: Health Notes - Correspondence and Examples, 1995-1999
Series 9: Guest Books
Two guest books accompanied the collection of materials donated to the UH Archives. Neither is identified and only one has entries.
Box 11
Folder 13: Guest Book, 1981-1987
Folder 14: Guest Book, undated
Series 10: Austin Office
In 1987 several directors of the Women's Fund transferred to Austin and decided to expand the services of the Women's Fund to the Austin community. Membership in the Austin branch was more diverse and included many career women. By 1991 it was clear that the Austin office could not sustain itself and the branch was closed. Records follow original order closely but were regrouped slightly to reflect the organizational pattern of the Houston office records.
Box 11
Folder 15: Correspondence, 1987
Folder 16: Executive Committee, 1987-1990
Folder 17: Executive Committee, 1990-1991
Folder 18: Financial Records, 1986-1991
Folder 19: Newsletters, 1987-1989
Folder 20: Programs, 1987
Folder 21: Publicity, 1989
Folder 22: Sales Tax Exemption, 1984-1990
Series 11: VHS Programs Library
A total of 44 VHS video tapes are listed in chronological order from 1991-1999. The tapes feature guest speakers at various John P. McGovern seminars, lectures, Membership Coffees, and Outreach Events. They are arranged in the box from bottom to top, in chronological order, with the most recent events on top.
Box 14
Item 1: "Tis' the Season to be Jolly: Managing Holiday Stress," Travis Peterson, MSW, Four Season Hotel, 1991
Item 2: "Preparing for Unexpected Financial & Emotional Loss," R. H. Stevens, Jr., CPA, The Forum, 1991
Item 3: "Addiction: Feeding a Hungry Heart," Carl M. Anderson, PhD., INNOVA - 20 Greenway Plaza, 1991
Item 4: "Beauty and the Beast, Battle Against Breast Cancer," Dixie Melillo, MD, HL&P Energy Info. Center Auditorium, 1992
Item 5: "The Challenge of Inner Space, Mental Illness," Stuart C. Yudofsky, MD, St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, 1992
Item 6: "A Celebration of Hope in the Season of "Bright Sadness," The Rev. Chris C. Steel, Host: Mrs. Jane Cizik, 1992
Item 7: "Prime Time Women," B. J. Frye, E. Rosborough, E. Tinsley, Junior League of Houston, 1993
Item 8: "Heart to Heart" Seminar, Karen Rose, K. Kerfoot, PhD., G. Binder, MD, S. Wilansky, MD, St. Luke's Medical Tower, 1993
Item 9: "Towering Panic," Jaimie Cochran, MD, Host: Mrs. Linda Gillman, 1993
Item 10: "The Latest & Greatest in New Technology," L. Watts, PhD., S. Pinero, MD, J. W. Walsh, MD, C. Fife, MD, R. Ruiz, MD, Hermann Hospital, 1993
Item 11: "Interaction & Overmedication of Prescription & Over-the-Counter Drugs," Frank E. Smith, MD, Host: Mrs. Joyce Goodman, 1993
Item 12: "Breaking the Silence," Judith McFarlane, RN, Carol Gee, B.A., Jeffry A. Basen-Enquist, M.A., Houston Area Women Center, 1993
Item 13: "Adv. Genetic Technologies to Diseases of Women," Joe Leigh Simpson, MD, Houston Marriott Medical Center, 1994
Item 14: "Oh, My Aching Feet," John O. Bishop, MD, Houston Civic Garden Center, 1994
Item 15: "My Life, My Body," Dr. Karlene M. Kerfoot, Dr. Esta Kronberg, Jewish Community Center Auditorium, 1994
Item 16: "Alternative Health Care," K. Rogers L.Ac., J. Martine D.C., G. Manso, MD, Omni Houston Hotel, 1994
Item 17: "Life Changes; The Changing Decades: Women's Health Issues," R. Fish, MD, Fae Garden, MD, J. Buster, MD, B. Barrett, MD, The Wyndham Warwick, 1994
Item 18: "Allergies: The Immune System Overreaction," William T. Shearer, MD, PhD., The Forum, 1994
Item 19: "Caring: The Knot at the End of the Rope," Sue Baier, Author of the book: "Bad Number Ten," The Forum, 1994
Item 20: "Third Annual Women's & Girl's Good Health Day", 1994
Item 21: "Hot Zones in Infectious Diseases Today," Irene Fuentez, MD, Herber Dupont, MD, Marcia Kielhofner, MD, St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, 1995
Item 22: "The Mind is at the Heart of the Body," Alice Domar, PhD., Memorial Health System, 1995
Item 23: "The Women's Fund 13th Annual Benefit Luncheon," Janice Woods Windle, Author of "True Women," Westin Galleria Hotel, 1995
Item 24: "Reversing Heart Disease: Is it Possible?" Antonio Grotto, Jr. MD, Host: Mrs. Odessa Wexler, 1995
Item 25: "Those Marvelous and Maddening Hormones," Elizabeth Lee Vliet, MD, Junior League of Houston, 1995
Item 26: "Self-Defense for Women," Holly and Kevin Bozant, The Forum, 1995
Item 27: "The New Renovated Clinical Nursing Skill Lab," Kathryn Stream, Ph.D, Assistant Vice President of TWA, Tour Guide: Joan Devilbiss, Texas Women University, 1995
Item 28: "Ovarian Cancer Screening: What You Need to Know," Joseph A. Lucci III, MD, St. Joseph Hospital, 1996
Item 29: "Embracing Change - You Only Have 'One Life to Live'," Elizabeth Gregory, Ph.D, Cynthia Freeland, Ph.D, Junior League of Houston, 1996
Item 30: "Good Grief, Charlie Brown," Karen Pennebaker, St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, 1996
Item 31: "Biochemistry of the Aging Process," James R. Gullett, MD, Sports Fitness Center Auditorium, One Fannin Bldg., 1996
Item 32: "Women's Health - Past, Present, and Future," Kathryn Peek, Ph.D, The University Club, 1996
Item 33: "Too Much of a Good Thing?," Eileen Starbranch, MD and Hope Nordmeyer, LMSW-ASCP, Houston Country Club, 1996
Item 34: "The Heart of the Matter," Philip Bentliff, MD, Patrick Hogan, MD, Stephanie Gross, MD, Ricer Oaks Country Club, 1997
Item 35: "Everyday Aches and Pain," Heidi Seifert Collins, MD, and Bill Case PT, SCS, The Briar Club, 1997
Item 36: "Entering and Leaving the Sandwich Generation," Anita Woods, Ph.D, Sharon K. Oswald, Ph.D, Nancy L. Wilson, M.A., Junior League of Houston, 1997
Item 37: "Learning From Your Body Teacher," Rita Justice, Ph.D, Host: Joyce Goodman, 1998
Item 38: "The Biology of Attachment," Patricia Love, Ed.D, Omni Houston Hotel, 1998
Item 39: "What's Up Doc?" Cheryl Alston, MD, The Forum, 1998
Item 40: "Everyday Depression," William H. Boytston, MD and Alice M. Gates, Ed.D, Junior League of Houston, 1998
Item 41: "Looking Backward and Looking Ahead," Raymond H. Kaufman, MD, The Forum, 1999
Item 42: "20th Anniversary Luncheon - Celebration of Leadership," Doris Kearns Goodwin, Westin Galleria Hotel, 1999
Item 43: Primer on Women's Health, Christi Myer's 5 p.m. Newcast
Item 44: Alternatives to Hysterectomy, KHOU - TV, Houston, Dr. Joseph Feste
Series 12: Unprocessed materials

Special Collections received an addition of 23 boxes on November 11, 2015.

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