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The McGovern Historical Center will be closed to the public May 19-20, 2022. Staff can provided limited services during this time. Please contact us if you need assistance. The Center will be open again with full services on Monday, May 23. Sorry for the inconvenience.

McGovern Historical Center

The McGovern Historical Center (MHC) at the Texas Medical Center Library (The TMC Library) preserves and provides access to the historical collections and rare materials of the Texas Medical Center’s (TMC) institutions, faculty, and staff. The MHC has notable rare book and archival collections on the history of the TMC, foundations of medicine, rheumatology, public health, psychiatry, and the effects of radiation. Our most prominent collections include Texas Medical Center, Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission, and Medical World News Photograph Collection.

McGovern Medical Medallions Ready for Research

McGovern Medical Medallions Ready for Research

by Matt Richardson, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian. Attention numismatists, exonumists, historians of medicine, and lovers of all things McGovern! Your friendly neighborhood archivists are proud to announce the availability of the MS 200 John P. McGovern Medical Medallions Collection. This collection consists of medallions commemorating people, conferences, and other...
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ABCC Photographs and Texas Healthcare Postcards Online

ABCC Photographs and Texas Healthcare Postcards Online

by Matt Richardson, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian Recently, we wrote about efforts here at the MHC to get more historical photographs online. In February, we posted more than 100 images from the IC 104 Texas Medical Center (TMC) Photograph Collection. Since then, our digital collections have continued to grow....
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Digitized TMC Photographs Now Online

Digitized TMC Photographs Now Online

By Matt Richardson, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian Did you set a New Year’s Resolution to finally organize your closet or garage? Well, that’s pretty much what your friendly neighborhood MHC archivists have been up to with our digitized images. The McGovern Historical Center has accumulated a pretty good assortment of...
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Doctora Petra Bonilla Toral de Colunga

Doctora Petra Bonilla Toral de Colunga

by Shannon Wood, Archives Intern Today we would like to highlight another woman of color physician from early Texas medicine. Parts of her story, like many others, can be found in IC 058 Texas State Board of Medical Examiners records at the McGovern Historical Center. Petra Bonilla Toral was born...
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Marianne Marcus, Ed.D., R.N., F.A.A.N. (1932-2022) 

Marianne Marcus, Ed.D., R.N., F.A.A.N. (1932-2022) 

by Matt Richardson, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian, with thanks to Adrian Melissinos, Ph.D., R.N. Professor Emerita Marianne Taft Marcus, Ed.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., of the University of Texas at Houston School of Nursing passed away January 16, 2022.   Dr. Marcus served as the John P. McGovern Distinguished Professor of...
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Carrie Jane Sutton, MD

Carrie Jane Sutton, MD

by Shannon Wood, Archives Intern February 8 is National Black Women Physicians Day! This day was chosen because it is also the birthday of Dr. Rebecca Lee Crumpler, the first Black woman physician in the United States. To celebrate, we wanted to highlight one of many (many) amazing Black women...
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