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Houston (Charles) Papers
MSS 0716  
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Description
The papers of Charles Houston, high altitude researcher and mountaineer, document his medical and high altitude expedition career from 1945-2009. The materials include correspondence, research from the Operation Everest I and II, high altitude medical research investigations, Peace Corps materials, writings, photographs and audiovisual materials.
Background
Charles Snead Houston, born in 1913 in New York, was an American physician, mountaineer, high-altitude investigator, and former Peace Corps administrator. He was educated at Harvard University and earned a Doctor of Medicine from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Houston practiced internal medicine in Exeter, New Hampshire and Aspen, Colorado. Later, he joined the faculty at the University of Vermont as Professor of Medicine. He retired from the faculty in 1979.
Extent
37 Linear feet (72 archives boxes, 6 record cartons, 2 card file boxes, and 1 flat box)
Restrictions
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
Availability
Original audio and video recordings and digital media in this collection are restricted; user copies must be requested. Correspondence containing medical information in Boxes 19-20 and 71 is also restricted until 2095.