Ask a Librarian

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.
25 years later: we still care about innocent Palestinians

25 years later: we still care about innocent Palestinians

By Armin Weinberg, PhD, Guest Contributor I’ve had the pleasure of working with the staff at the McGovern Historical Center for several years. The opportunity to place articles, notes, correspondence, photos, equipment, and books related to the academic and research initiatives that my colleagues and I at Baylor College of Medicine conducted...
Read More
#ColorOurCollections

#ColorOurCollections

By Matt Richardson, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian. The McGovern Historical Center invites you to #ColorOurCollections! This week the MHC joins other libraries, archives, and cultural heritage institutions sharing coloring pages created from our historical materials. This is the MHC’s first time joining this annual celebration, which is hosted by...
Read More
Remembering the Benevolent Benefactor, Kathrine G. McGovern: A Quiet Force in Houston’s Transformation

Remembering the Benevolent Benefactor, Kathrine G. McGovern: A Quiet Force in Houston’s Transformation

By Tara Carron, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian. The name “McGovern” is etched across major establishments and institutions all over the sprawling city of Houston, ranging from medical schools and art colleges, the zoo, a beautiful lake, as well as the cherished Centennial Gardens in Hermann Park. Kathrine G. McGovern...
Read More
The Christmas Bonus

The Christmas Bonus

By Matt Richardson, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian. After processing the Lucille Baird papers, we noticed the handful of letters that had been saved weren’t just any old correspondence—they were actually Christmas greetings. The cards and letters came from Robert and Lillie Jolly, who served as Superintendent and Director of...
Read More
The 153 Marmoset and the Mystery of the Handwritten Book: Stories from an Addendum to the UT Dental Branch Collection

The 153 Marmoset and the Mystery of the Handwritten Book: Stories from an Addendum to the UT Dental Branch Collection

By Johana Canales, Archives Intern. The University of Texas Dental Branch records arrived at the McGovern Historical Center in 2010. Sometime after those records were processed and made available for research, a few more boxes made their way to the archives. I had the pleasure of processing those boxes, now...
Read More
Newly Digitized: Vinyls!

Newly Digitized: Vinyls!

By Tara Carron, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian. Recently, the McGovern Historical Collection acquired several items that, as an archivist, I consider to be exciting acquisitions, as they are quite unique in the context of a medical archives: Dr. Denton A. Cooley’s string bass instrument, and two vinyl records wherein...
Read More

About Us

 

 

Locations

 

 

Our Collections

 

 

Image of collection search website digital objects

Search Collections