Rare Books Collection

Most of the McGovern Center’s rare books, along with many of the photographs and manuscript collections, have been cataloged and may be searched in the Library’s Online Catalog. Books and other materials in the McGovern Center do NOT circulate.

Burbank-Fraser Collection

Burbank-Fraser Collection on Arthritis, Rheumatism and Gout The Burbank/Fraser Collection contains over 3,600 volumes, including books, pamphlets, bound reprints, and translations. With publications ranging from a sixteenth century manuscript to...

Cora and Webb Mading Collection

The Cora and Webb Mading Collection focuses on public health and contains over 1,500 books and pamphlets on urban sanitation in the United States and communicable diseases. Two important aspects of the collection are the large number of early twentieth...

Dow Collection

Thomas Dow, DDS was a dentist in Michigan who collected books on dentistry and records of dental society during the first half of the 20th century. His collection was international and, while focused on late 19th century and early 20th century works,...

McGovern Collection

The McGovern Collection contains over 5,500 titles focused on the development of the medical specialties in the late nineteenth century and early twentieth. There are significant sections on pediatrics, allergy and cardiology. The collection emphasis...

Menninger Collection

Menninger Collection on Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis In June, 2003, the Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library became the owner of the Menninger Foundation's Library of Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis. This fine gift included their...