Theodore Austin Papers
Collection Number 2

Summary Information

Theodore Austin
Repository
EBL Manuscripts Collection
Creator
Austin, Theodore Roe
Title
Theodore Austin Papers
Date [inclusive]
1915 - 1964
Extent
1.0 Cubic feet
Abstract
Personal papers of Dr. Theodore Austin, including letters, memorabilia, and photographs. The collection also includes biographical information about Dr. Austin.

Preferred Citation

Theodore Austin Papers. Eskind Biomedical Library Special Collections, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN.

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Historical or Biographical Note

Theodore Roe Austin (1907-1964) grew up in Greenwood, Mississippi, the son of a general practitioner. He came to Vanderbilt University in 1925, received the BA in 1929, and his MD in 1932. From Vanderbilt he went to Rochester General Hospital (1932-1935) to serve a general surgery residency. Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Austin entered the Navy. After service in China prior to World War II, and service in the Mediterranean and Aleutians during the war, he was assigned to Walter Reed Hospital in 1947, and spent the remainder of his career there (1947-1961), rising to Assistant Chief, Division of Pathology, AFIP, under Dr. Ernest W. Goodpasture. Dr. Austin died in 1964 and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

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Collection Scope and Content Summary

Personal papers of Dr. Theodore Austin, including letters, memorabilia, and photographs. The collection also includes biographical information about Dr. Austin.

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Administrative Information

Notes about Access to this Collection

All collections are subject to applicable VUMC privacy and confidentiality policies. Collection specific restrictions: No Restrictions.

Reproduction Rights

Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

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Subject Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Austin, Theodore Roe

Other Keywords - Digital Library Subjects

  • Military Medicine
  • Vanderbilt Alumni

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Collection Inventory

Series 01: Memorabilia  

Box Folder

Leather Bound Book on China

1 1

Wallet Photo I.D.'s

1 2

1964 Directory of Pathologists

1 4

1932 Vanderbilt Yearbook

1 5

Navy Publication "On Island X"

1 6

U.S. Navy Uniform Regulations 1922

1 7

Doctors Group Photo

1 8

Best Wishes Plaque

1 9

2 photos of Dr. Austin and his Wife

1 10

Family Photograph (no date)

1 12

Service Stripe ( Walter Reed Army Medical Center)

1 13

Print of U.S.S. Constitution

1 14

Life Magazine articles about Attu (1943 - 1945)

1 16

Award, Recognition, License

1 22

Personal Memorabilia and Correspondence

1 23

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Series 02: Personal  

Box Folder

"Black Book" containing Chinese Pronunciations

1 3

Certification for Dr. Austin residency at Rochester Hospital, N.Y.

1 11

Letters and Memoirs 1915 - 1962

1 17

Death Notice, Cemetery map, Telegram re: Dr. Austin's death

1 19

Retirement papers, medical records

1 24

Sea Duty 1940 - 42

1 26

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Series 03: Photos  

Box Folder

X-Rays

1 15

various photos

1 25

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Series 04: Letters  

Box Folder

Bequest to VU

1 18

Dorothy Austin re: Dr. Austin's Death

1 20

RE: Training in Pathology 1947 - 48

1 21

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