The collection holds a multitude of handwritten notes on medical procedures and machines, plus many personal illustrations and colored-drawings of medical equipment. The majority of the collection is a large assortment of printed material from numerous medical equipment providers.
Betty Ann Potter was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and lived with her family in Northern Kentucky until they moved to Louisville. She graduated from Shawnee High School in 1938 and from the University of Kentucky in 1940 with a degree in Medical Technology. She earned her Master's in Biochemistry from University of Louisville. Betty Ann worked on medical research and surgical teams, operating a blood perfusion machine, she helped to invent and build. She was a part of the first pediatric open-heart surgery in Kentucky in 1958 at the Children's Hospital. Betty Ann retired from working with physicians Lansing, Girardet, Masri, Barbie, Attum and Yared, of the Humana Heart Institute International in January 1992, after 30 years of service.