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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.

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...
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Films on Mental Health Services in Houston

Films on Mental Health Services in Houston

by Kelly Strickland, Archives Intern The Texas Medical Center Library, McGovern Historical Center recently processed and put on our website two historical films on the mental health services in Houston, Texas. The films which range from 1958 to 1998 were donated by Dr. William Schnapp. The first film, called “Help...
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Graphic works sub-inventory for R. Lee Clark, MD papers

Graphic works sub-inventory for R. Lee Clark, MD papers

R. Lee Clark (1906-1994) was a founder of the Medical Center and specifically of UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. His collection, MS 070, is filled with valuable information and is one of our most heavily-used assets. It is also one of our biggest–the record tells me it’s 420 cubic feet,...
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Paul Lensky, MD Photograph Collection

Paul Lensky, MD Photograph Collection

by Matt Richardson, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian The Texas Medical Center Library, McGovern Historical Center is excited to announce the availability of the MS 236 Paul Lensky, MD Photograph Collection. A complete guide to the collection has now been published, and all 27 black and white snapshots have been...
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Oral History of Mylie E. Durham, Jr.

Oral History of Mylie E. Durham, Jr.

by Yasmin Ali, Archives Intern The TMC Library, McGovern Historical Center is proud to announce that the of the Mylie E. Durham oral history audio and typescripts are available online. The interviews were conducted by Ellen Durckel and the Harris County Medical Society in 1985. Topics include Dr. Durham's childhood,...
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Dr. Richard Wainerdi, 1931-2021

Dr. Richard Wainerdi, 1931-2021

by Alethea Drexler, Archives Assistant Lead On March 17, 2021 the Texas Medical Center lost long-time leader Richard E. Wainerdi. Dr. Wainerdi had an interesting and diverse career. Following a stint in the Air Force, Dr. Wainerdi earned a Master’s and then a Ph.D. in engineering at Pennsylvania State University. ...
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