News from the Archive

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

Centennial Photo Display: 1950’s, Part II

The Heart Bulletin was published by the Medical Arts Publishing Foundation in Houston from 1952 to 1971. The back cover of every issue featured cartoons of red arteries and blue veins that playfully illustrate the principles of cardiovascular medicine. Each
Author: mcgovernhrc
Posted: June 8, 2015, 1:20 pm

Centennial Photo Display: 1950’s, Part I

by Alethea Drexler archives assistant Aficionados of midcentury modern architecture, hold onto your hats. . . . as was almost everything else in the Texas Medical Center during the 1950’s.  This somewhat tipsy 1954 aerial includes, from left, Texas Children’s
Author: mcgovernhrc
Posted: June 5, 2015, 6:53 pm

Centennial Photo Display: 1940’s, Part II

Alethea Drexler archives assistant Opening day of Baylor College of Hermann Hospital’s Corbin and Wilhelmina Robinson Pavilion, 1949.  This addition doubled the number of beds available at Hermann [McGovern Historical Collections P-882]. The new building, with the Hermann Professional Building
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Posted: May 5, 2015, 10:00 am

Centennial Photo Display: 1940’s, Part I

Alethea Drexler archives assistant The 1940’s were big years for the Texas Medical Center.  To begin with, there now was a Medical Center: The Texas Medical Center was planned in the early 1940’s by the trustees of the M.D. Anderson
Author: mcgovernhrc
Posted: May 4, 2015, 10:00 am

Centennial Photo Display: 1930’s

Alethea Drexler archives assistant Pendleton & Arto, Inc. medical supplies, January 1930 Houston’s Medical Arts Building (1926-1980’s) housed physicians’ and dentists’ offices, and related businesses such as this medical supplier. “Vivian Maddox, medical records librarian, and hospital ‘sweetheart’.” (undated, circa
Author: mcgovernhrc
Posted: March 27, 2015, 3:46 pm

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