Mary Catherine Bussey Boice McGready, Oral History Interview, 2016

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Mary Catherine Bussey Boice McGready, Oral History Interview, 2016

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Description

Major Topics Covered in the Interview:

  • Personal background
  • Memories of Ernst Bertner, MD and early employees of MD Anderson
  • Memories of the Baker Estate, first site of MD Anderson
  • Perspectives on Houston in the 1940s
  • The role of medical librarian

Publication Date

2016

Publisher

The Historical Resources Center, The Research Medical Library, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

City

Houston, Texas

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.

Disciplines

History of Science, Technology, and Medicine | Oncology | Oral History

About the Interview

Mary Catherine “Katie” Bussey Boice McGready (b. 7 February 1921, Timpson, Texas) came to MD Anderson in 1943 to fill the position of medical librarian. She was the fourth employee hired for MD Anderson. She left the institution after nine months, returning to Houston and the Texas Medical Center after several years to pass the remainder of her career. She retired in 1980.

This interview takes place at Mrs. McGready’s home today, in Houston, Texas. During the first session, Mrs. Cathy Bacon, Mrs. McGready’s daughter, is also present and participates in the conversation.

Note on handling of this interview:

Mrs. McGready was 95 at the time of this interview. She was mentally alert, but had some memory issues. The raw interview files for these sessions were edited to eliminate repetition of stories.

Mary Catherine Bussey Boice McGready, Oral History Interview, 2016

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