News from the Archive

The following headlines are from our blog The Black Bag: Foundations of Medicine.

Metadata Team in Japan

By Philip Montgomery Head of the McGovern Historical Center In the last week of January, Owen Ellard, the Chief Operating Officer of the TMC Library, Sandra Yates, the archivist and special collections librarian, and I traveled to Gakushuin University in
Author: mcgovernhrc
Posted: February 20, 2015, 10:53 pm

Centennial: Photo Display, Part II

Grand Central Railroad Station, circa 1900-1915 [1] – 431 Franklin Street (near I-45 and Washington Avenue). Built in 1887, replaced in the 1934 by the Art Deco station that is now incorporated into Minute Maid Park, and demolished in 1960[3].
Author: mcgovernhrc
Posted: January 14, 2015, 11:00 am

Centennial: Photo Display, Part I

Alethea Drexler archives assistant Let the Centennial celebration begin! We have a new display in the Library lobby of photographs of Houston in the early twentieth century.  Most of them are not directly related to medicine; there are a few
Author: mcgovernhrc
Posted: January 9, 2015, 5:00 pm

Winter morning glory

By Philip Montgomery Head of the McGovern Historical Collections The Christmas season is here along with damp, grey skies. My to-do list is longer than usual, and my cure for holiday despair is eating sweets or spending money. First of all I
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Posted: December 19, 2014, 10:08 pm

Helen Holt, Houston Academy of Medicine Librarian

Sandra Yates Archivist and Special Collections Librarian In the course of my research for the Library Centennial, I met the first full-time librarian of the Houston Academy of Medicine today, and I have to say that it has been one
Author: mcgovernhrc
Posted: December 5, 2014, 10:52 pm

Hermann Hospital Radiology Department

by Sandra Yates, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian The TMC Library will be celebrating its centennial next year, and I’ve been searching high and low for images to adorn the website. These may or may not help the website, but
Author: mcgovernhrc
Posted: November 26, 2014, 5:45 pm

Medical World News: Contact Sheets and Photo Shoots

by Sandra YatesArchivist and Special Collections Librarian I’ve been working with a media firm to find archival materials for a documentary about the history of cancer. They are specifically looking for images within our Medical World News Collection. This project
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Posted: November 14, 2014, 10:40 pm

Cortisone

by Sandra Yates Archivist and Special Collections Librarian As you may or may not know, the McGovern Historical Center houses the personal and professional papers of Philip S. Hench, MD. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1950 as co-developer
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Posted: October 31, 2014, 8:09 pm

Product News: Shopping Hints from 1967

by Sandra Yates, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian Archives Assistant, Gina, started a much-needed inventory of the Medical World News Collection this week. To our surprise, it isn’t just medical news! The archive staff had a great time looking at
Author: mcgovernhrc
Posted: October 17, 2014, 9:24 pm

Mystery church: Solved!

Alethea Drexler archives assistant We got a pile of emails about this one, from architectural detectives from who knows how many institutions and organizations. After a lot of wrangling, Lauren at the University of Houston suggested that it might be
Author: mcgovernhrc
Posted: October 1, 2014, 9:36 pm