Ask Us

McGovern Historical Center

The John P. McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center at The TMC Library has notable historical collections on the foundations of the medical specialties, Texas medicine, rheumatology and North American public health. The archival collections focus on the development of the institutions and hospitals in the TMC in Houston, the careers of Houston physicians and biographical information on Texas physicians.

TMC History Showcase Video

TMC History Showcase Video

By Sandra Yates, Head of McGovern Historical Center We created a short, 5-minute video to give you a taste of the great audiovisual materials that we have at the McGovern Historical Center. The video contains clips from four films and one phonograph record preserved in the archives, dating from 1947-1969....
Read More
1950s Mental Health Services in HD

1950s Mental Health Services in HD

by Sandra Yates, Head of McGovern Historical Center The holidays came early to the archives! We sent the 16mm film, "Help Wanted" (1958), to the Texas Archive of the Moving Image (TAMI) for a fresh new high-definition scan. The film returned safely from Austin with a hard drive containing a...
Read More
Texas State Board of Medical Examiners Records

Texas State Board of Medical Examiners Records

By Matt Richardson, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian In a recent post, we shared the newly published finding aids for the archival collections of three prominent Houston doctors. Well, if three doctors aren’t enough for you—how about 6,000? Powered by a tremendous effort from Archives Assistant Gina Leonard, the McGovern...
Read More
Happy Archives Month!

Happy Archives Month!

by Matt Richardson, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian Did you know that October is American Archives Month? On top of that, it's also National Medical Librarians Month! On October 13, the McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center joined the larger archives community on Twitter in celebration of #AskAnArchivist Day. We...
Read More
Power Trio

Power Trio

By Matt Richardson, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian A trio of leading medical minds have recently had guides to their archival collections published online. The McGovern Historical Center is pleased to announce the arrival of detailed finding aids for the papers of Dr. George J. Ehni, Dr. Russell J. Blattner,...
Read More
Archival Relationships

Archival Relationships

by Matt Richardson, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian The McGovern Historical Center of the Texas Medical Center Library has been busy updating our collection records with information about related materials at neighboring archives. While different archives have different missions and collecting scopes, it’s not unusual for related or even overlapping...
Read More

About Us

 

 

Locations

 

 

Our Collections

 

 

Image of collection search website digital objects

Search Collections