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Finding Aid for the Beckett Howorth Collection (MUM00236)

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Finding Aid for the Beckett Howorth Collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: Beckett Howorth Collection
Dates: 1983 and undated
Creator: Howorth, Beckett, 1902-
Physical Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear feet)
Repository: University of Mississippi. Department of Archives and Special Collections. University, MS 38677, USA
Identification: MUM00236
Location: General Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Abstract: The collection contains writings by and information about orthopedist Beckett Howorth.

Administrative Information

Processing Information

Collection processed by Archives and Special Collections staff. Finding aid encoded by Kathryn Michaelis, March 2012.


No further additions are expected to this collection.

Subject Terms

Howorth, Beckett, 1902-
Orthopedics -- Bibliography



Biographical Note

Beckett Howorth grew up in West Point, Miss. Howorth attended the University of Mississippi, worked for three summers as an engineer on the Mississippi River, and earned his M.D. at Washington University in Saint Louis, Mo. After training as a surgeon and orthopedist in New York, Howorth taught and practiced at Columbia University until 1951, when he moved his practice to Connecticut. In 1981 he and his wife moved to Jackson, Miss., where he served as Clinical Professor at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Scope and Content Note

The collection chiefly contains writings by Beckett Howorth. Some are biographical; others are medical articles. Also included are bibliographies of Howorth's writings and various other materials.

User Information

Preferred Citation

Beckett Howorth Collection, Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

Access Restrictions

The Beckett Howorth Collection is open for research.

Copyright Restrictions

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

Separated Material

Two books were removed from this collection for cataloging:

Doctor's Answer To Tennis Elbow by Beckett Howorth (Japanese edition). Call number: RD558.H68164 1980

Low Backache by Beckett Howorth (Japanese edition). Call number: RD768.H598164 1982

Container List

1.1 Biographical sketch of Beckett Howorth, written by himself
1.2 Bibliography of books and articles written by Beckett Howorth
1.3 Xerox of composite photograph of Alpha Psi Epsilon from University of Mississippi yearbook, 1921, picturing Beckett Howorth
1.4 Typed letter from Beckett and Marjorie Howorth, December 1983
1.5 Xerox copy of article “The Move to Connecticut,” by Beckett Howorth, undated
1.6 “Orthopedics at Greenwich Hospital, 1949-1952,” by Beckett Howorth, undated
1.7 Orthopaedists of the Past,” by Beckett Howorth, undated
1.8 Broadsides re: cigarettes, alcohol, aerobics, and weight loss
1.9 Reprints of medical articles written by Beckett Howorth
1.10 Reprints of medical articles written by Beckett Howorth