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.
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.
37 Linear feet
(72 archives boxes, 6 record cartons, 2 card file boxes, and 1 flat box)
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
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.