News from the Archive

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

Rice Students Tour the Archive

Sandra Yates Archivist and Special Collections Librarian On Thursday, September 1, 2016, a class from Rice University toured the McGovern Historical Center. The students were from Sophia Hsu’s class, “Literature and Public Health,” which is part of the new medical
Author: mcgovernhrc
Posted: September 7, 2016, 4:48 pm

The TMC Flatiron that was not to be.

1966: “Bonanza” was in color[1], the shift dress was coming into vogue[2], the Beatles were singing improbably about being paperback writers[3], and international outer space law was well on its way to becoming reality[1]. The Library was considering an addition.
Author: mcgovernhrc
Posted: July 11, 2016, 8:47 pm

To Space! Soviet Space Poster

Sandra Yates Archivist & Special Collections Librarian Keeping with the theme of the 1960s (see previous post), I made a very interesting find in the archive this week. It is a 1960 Soviet propaganda poster by the artist Nikolai Litvinov.
Author: mcgovernhrc
Posted: June 17, 2016, 6:19 pm

The TMC Library in 1961

Sandra Yates Archivist and Special Collections Librarian The TMC Library has been located in the Jesse H. Jones Library Building since the building opened in 1954. Below are promotional images of the library’s interior and facilities from 1961. It is
Author: mcgovernhrc
Posted: June 3, 2016, 9:15 pm

Next time, just give it one star on Goodreads

Alethea Drexler archives assistant Gina and I have been numbering the rare books so that they will be easier to reshelve when they’re moved to the new space on the first floor. Yesterday afternoon, I pulled a volume of Wood’s
Author: mcgovernhrc
Posted: January 8, 2016, 4:30 pm

Dr. Jared E. Clarke & the Library

Sandra Yates Archivist and Special Collections Librarian As the centennial year of the Texas Medical Center Library comes to a close, we at the McGovern Historical Center have found a fitting send off. In February 1974, Don Macon interviewed Dr.
Author: mcgovernhrc
Posted: December 17, 2015, 10:01 pm

Voice of Bertner

Sandra YatesArchivist and Special Collections Librarian Bertner Avenue runs north and south through the heart of the Texas Medical Center. And at 1.4 miles long, it is one of the longer streets in the TMC. It starts in the north
Author: mcgovernhrc
Posted: October 22, 2015, 6:06 pm

Centennial Photo Display: 1970’s, Part III

Alethea Drexler archives assistant Everybody sing!  “Don’t know why there’s no sun up in the sky . . . stormy weather . . . ” Life in the Medical Center wasn’t all macramé room dividers and bright green armchairs in
Author: mcgovernhrc
Posted: August 18, 2015, 4:22 pm

Centennial Photo Display: 1970’s, Part II

Alethea Drexler archives assistant The Library built a major addition to the original 1954 building in 1974. P-2952, the addition behind the preexisting Library, soon after it opened. P-2592 the unfinished first floor.  The stairway at right leads down to
Author: mcgovernhrc
Posted: August 17, 2015, 7:22 pm

Centennial Photo Display: 1970’s, Part I

Alethea Drexler Archives assistant Aerial view, 1973.  The Library, center, is preparing to receive its addition.   The forward-facing “wings” were added to Hermann Hospital (lower left) a year or so earlier. P-815 San Jacinto Lung Association mobile respiratory disease screening
Author: mcgovernhrc
Posted: August 14, 2015, 8:01 pm