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The Gilbert H. Fletcher Society Records provide an overview of the history of the Society from 1977-2011, including its purpose of offering continuing medical education and presenting emerging radiation oncology research, its management throughout the ten

Finding Aid

Finding Aid

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

Descriptive Summary

Administrative History

Scope and Content Note

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Detailed Description of the Records

Radiation Oncology Gilbert Fletcher Society Bank Statements/Financial 2000 and Prior 1977-2011 [Restricted]

Radiation Oncology Gilbert Fletcher Society Records/Meeting Planning 1990s 1987-2001

Radiation Oncology Gilbert Fletcher Society 2005 and Previous Meeting Planning 1977-2009

Gilbert H. Fletcher Society Records, 1977-2011

 

 
   

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Historical Resources Center, Research Medical Library,The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
Creator: Gilbert H. Fletcher Society
Title: Gilbert H. Fletcher Society Records,
Dates: 1977-2011
Extent: 3 linear feet (3 boxes)
Abstract The Gilbert H. Fletcher Society Records provide an overview of the history of the Society from 1977-2011, including its purpose of offering continuing medical education and presenting emerging radiation oncology research, its management throughout the tenures of various administrators, and the locations of many of its annual meetings. The collection comprises three boxes of documents: one of primarily financial documents and two of mostly annual meeting planning documents.
Collection ID: HRC 002
Language: Materials are written in English.

Administrative History

Dr. Gilbert H. Fletcher was the chairman of the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Division of Radiotherapy from 1948-1981, as well as a professor of radiotherapy at the University of Texas Medical School and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Fletcher made pioneering contributions to the field of radiation oncology, including participating in the design of the first cobalt-60 radiotherapy unit, and determining for the first time the doses of radiation necessary to treat tumors. Prior to his death in 1992, Dr. Fletcher received two of the American Cancer Society’s highest honors: the Distinguished Service Award (1979) and the Medal of Honor (1990).

The Gilbert H. Fletcher Society was established in 1976 by a group of Dr. Fletcher’s former students as an expression of their gratitude for his contributions to radiotherapy, as well as to offer continuing medical education in radiation oncology. Membership totals have exceeded 300 oncologists in various years since the Society’s founding. The Fletcher Society members meet annually in different international locations, including past meeting sites in Croatia, Spain, and Indonesia. The annual meetings host presentations of the latest radiation oncology research, provide an opportunity to grant the annual Resident Essay Awards to researchers who are prospective members of the Society, to vote in new members, and to amend the Society’s bylaws.

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Scope and Content Note

The Gilbert H. Fletcher Society Records provide an overview of the history of the Society from 1977-2011, including its purpose of offering continuing medical education and presenting emerging radiation oncology research, its management throughout the tenures of various administrators, and the locations of many of its annual meetings. The collection comprises three boxes of documents: one of primarily financial documents and two of mostly annual meeting planning documents. There are a few financial documents interspersed among the meeting planning documents, which are not ordered chronologically. The individual authors of the documents are mainly people who have held positions of leadership in the Fletcher Society at different times, such as president or committee chairman. These include Dr. Kie Kian Ang, Dr. Lillian M. Fuller, Dr. Tyvin A. Rich, Dr. Eleanor Montague, Dr. Marsha D. McNeese, Dr. Luis Delclos, and many others.

The financial documents consist of expense reports, deposit and bank account statements, records of paid and unpaid membership dues, the Treasurer’s report, and the society’s checking account information from various years. The documents related to planning the annual meetings consist of correspondence among society administrators and members, continuing medical education accreditation forms and submissions, meeting agendas and minutes, Resident Essay Award abstract submissions and winners, catering requests and menus for annual meetings, and membership application and update information from various years. There are also several floppy discs and digital video cassettes with unknown contents included in the Fletcher Society Records.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Some materials are confidential, containing financial documents and personal information. Please see archivist for details.

Restrictions on Use

All requests for copying of materials must be submitted to the Historical Resources Center in writing for approval. All reproductions will be handled by HRC staff

Authorization to publish, quote, or reproduce must be obtained in writing by the Historical Resources Center

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)

Eleanor Montague, M.D.
Gilbert H. Fletcher, M.D.
Kie Kian Ang, M.D., Ph.D.
Lillian M. Fuller, M.D.
Luis Delclos, M.D.
Marsha D. McNeese, M.D.
Tyvin A. Rich, M.D.

Subjects (Organizations)

Division of Radiation Oncology
Gilbert H. Fletcher Society
The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Subjects

Education, Medical, Continuing
Radiation Oncology
Radiotherapy

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Gilbert H. Fletcher Society Records, 1977-2011, Research Medical Library, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center.

Processing Information

Collection Processed by Janna Talbert, University of North Texas Intern, Spring 2013

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Detailed Description of the Records

                       
Radiation Oncology Gilbert Fletcher Society Bank Statements/Financial 2000 and Prior 1977-2011 [Restricted]
Box Folder
1 1 Gilbert H. Fletcher Society Expenses 1987-1993
  2 Gilbert H. Fletcher Society Bank - 2000 1992-2000
  3 Gilbert H. Fletcher Society Outstanding Certificates 1990-1995
  4 Gilbert H. Fletcher Society Bank Statements 1994 1994
  5 99 Expenses [floppy disc] 1999
  6 Gilbert H. Fletcher Society Checks 1977-1989
  7 [Digital video cassettes, floppy disc] 2004-2011
  8 Deposit records, bank statements 1986-1998
  9 Unsorted Financial Documents, 1 of 4 1996-1999
  10 Unsorted Financial Documents, 2 of 4 1996-1999
  11 Unsorted Financial Documents, 3 of 4 1996-1999
  12 Unsorted Financial Documents, 4 of 4 1996-1999
                       
Radiation Oncology Gilbert Fletcher Society Records/Meeting Planning 1990s 1987-2001
Box Folder
2   1996 Gilbert Fletcher Society Meeting 1993-1996
  1   CME Information Scientific Program Abstracts Corporate Support 1996
  2   Contracts 1993-1995
  3   Correspondence 1995-1996
  4   Program 1995-1996
  5   Sponsors 1995-1996
  6   Agenda Items 1995
  7 2003 Membership Applications 2000-2003
  8 1994 Gilbert Fletcher Society Annual Meeting Abstract Submissions 1993-1994
  9 1997 Gilbert Fletcher Society Annual Meeting Barcelona, Spain 1996-1997
  10 Gilbert H. Fletcher Attendees 1988-1989
  11 Barkley Mem. Lib. 1987-2000
  12 Abstract Forms 1996
  13 1994 Gilbert H. Fletcher Society, 21st Annual Meeting 1994-1996
    1993 Gilbert H. Fletcher Society Annual Meeting 1993-1994
  14   Abstracts 1993-1994
  15 1992 Gilbert H. Fletcher Society Annual Meeting Dominican Republic 1991-1992
  16 92 Meeting 1992
  17 1998 Change to By-Laws Annual Meeting Planning 1998
    1997 Gilbert H. Fletcher Society Annual Meeting Barcelona, Spain 1996-1997
  18   Continuing Medical Education Accred. 1996-1997
  19   Continuing Medical Education 1996-1997
  20 Change of Address 1996-2001
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Radiation Oncology Gilbert Fletcher Society 2005 and Previous Meeting Planning 1977-2009
Box Folder
3 1 2006 Meeting [CD], 1 of 2 2004-2006
  2 Pelloski Abstracts Fletcher Society Resident Essay Award [empty folder] [Undated]
  3 2006 Meeting, 2 of 2 2003-2004
    2005 2004-2007
      [Restricted]
  4   Gilbert H. Fletcher Society Dues Notices, Abstract Submissions 2004-2007
  5   Unsorted Financial Documents 2004-2005
  6 Correspondence 1989-1990
  7 Gilbert H. Fletcher Society Sample Forms 1983-1995
  8 Accreditation Documentation, List of Past Due Members, Preparing Objectives for CME Activities [floppy disc] 1986-1991
  9 Sponsors 1997-2002
  10 Pre-Registration Announcements, Catering Documents, Assessment of Resident Essays, Resident Essay Awards Abstract Submissions 1997-1998
    Unsorted Correspondence, 1 of 2 1997-1998
  11   Correspondence, Gilbert H. Fletcher Society Meeting 1998 Preliminary Program 1997-1998
  12   Mariott Executive Meetings, Conference Center at MD Anderson Cancer Center 1997
    Unsorted Correspondence, 2 of 2 1997-1998
  13   Assessment of Resident Essays, Gilbert H. Fletcher Society Meeting 1998, Announcement of Resident Essay Award, Correspondence 1997-1998
    CME Accreditation 1985-1994
  14   Gilbert H. Fletcher Society Minutes 1985-1994
  15   CME Documents 1984-1993
  16 Maps [Undated]
  17 Gilbert H. Fletcher Society Sponsors & Letters 1984-1994
  18 Treasurer's Report 1982-2001
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  19 CME Forms 1997-1998
  20 The Gilbert Fletcher Society 1998 Annual Meeting [photos] 1998
  21 Correspondence 1991-1993
      [Restricted]
  22 Gilbert H. Fletcher Society Checking 1977-1991
      [Restricted]
    Gilbert Fletcher Society Meeting 1991-2009
      [Restricted]
  23   Gilbert Fletcher Society Meeting Registration 2009
  24   Unsorted Financial Documents 1991-2002

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