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|Collection:||Making Cancer History Voices Oral History Collection|
|Interviewee:||Anderson, Thomas Dunaway|
|Interviewer:||Marchiafava, Louis J.|
|Title:||Thomas Dunaway Anderson Oral History Interview 1|
|Dates:||May 4, 2000|
|Abstract:||The interview begins with Thomas Dunaway Anderson’s recollections of his uncle, Monroe Dunaway Anderson, the founder of the M.D. Anderson foundation and namesake of the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. The interview continues with a description of the establishment and purpose of the M.D. Anderson Foundation and the growth and development of several recipients of M.D. Anderson’s philanthropy, including the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and the Texas Medical Center. Thomas Anderson’s memories and interactions regarding Dr. Randolph Lee Clark, the first full-time president of what is known today as the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, are recounted as well. A discussion concerning Thomas Anderson’s family contributions associated with the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and the Texas Medical Center ends the interview.|
|Format:||1 streaming video file and 1 interview transcript|
|Interview Length:||1 hour, 7 minutes|
|Language:||Materials are in English|
|Repository:||Historical Resources Center, Research Medical Library, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center|
Thomas Dunaway Anderson is the nephew of Monroe Dunaway Anderson, the philanthropist whose foundation helped fund numerous institutions in the Houston area including the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Born in Oklahoma City, March 6, 1912 to Frank Ervin Anderson and Burdine Clayton Anderson, Thomas D. Anderson moved to the Houston area in 1928 where he attended Rice University. He completed his degree at Washington and Lee University and then returned to Houston to practice law at the Andrews and Kurth law firm. He dedicated 63 years to practicing law and retired in 1993. He passed away at his home in Houston at the age of 95 in 2007.
|Restrictions on Access:||This interview contains no restrictions|
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Anderson, Thomas Dunaway
|Subjects (Organizations):||University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center -- history
Texas Medical Center
Academic Medical Centers -- Texas -- Houston
|Provenance:||Interview with Thomas Dunaway Anderson conducted by Louis J. Marchiafava|
|Preferred Citation:||Thomas Dunaway Anderson Oral History Interview 1, May 04, 2000, Research Medical Library, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center.|
|Processing Information:||Oral history was edited by Michele Wilson, HRC Intern, Spring 2011.|