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Akio AWA Cartoons Exhibit

by Matt Richardson, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian. There’s a new exhibit from the archives of the McGovern Historical Center on display in the main TMC Library. The exhibit, located on the Jones Library Street Level, features cartoons drawn by Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission researcher Akio AWA, Sc.D. AWA joined the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission […]

Read More… Video: Hiroshima survivor explains why 75 years of radiation research is so important

Screen shot of video

by Sandra Yates Archivist and Special Collections Librarian August 6, 2020 marks the 75th Anniversary since the United States dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. Science (, an AAAS publication, has produced an excellent video about the survivors and the Life Span Study of the Radiation Effects Research Foundation (RERF), successor to the Atomic […]

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Radiation Effects and Events

Image of flyer that provides an overview and images fro the Radiation Effects & Events Archive Project of the Texas Medical Center Library, McGovern Historical Center.

by Philip Montgomery Archivist and Head of the McGovern Historical Center The “Chernobyl” miniseries on HBO has struck a chord with me, because the effects of radiation on large populations has long been one focus of collecting at the McGovern Historical Center. Since the mid-1980s, the McGovern Historical Center has collected material related to the […]

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Tribute to Dr. Schull

Jack Schull in the Special Projects Building mid 1960s [MS 170 Schull Photo Collection, McGovern Historical Center, Texas Medical Center Library]

McGovern Historical Center Staff The McGovern Historical Center has lost a dear friend and staunchest advocate this week, Dr. William “Jack” Schull. He died Tuesday morning at his home. Dr. Schull was the guiding force behind our extensive Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission (ABCC) collection. Using the many contacts that he cultivated during his work in […]

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Metadata Team in Japan

By Philip Montgomery Head of the McGovern Historical Center In the last week of January, Owen Ellard, the Chief Operating Officer of the TMC Library, Sandra Yates, the archivist and special collections librarian, and I traveled to Gakushuin University in Tokyo as guests of the university as part of an ongoing project to digitize the […]

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A hematologist in Hiroshima

While in Japan in the early 1950s, William C. Moloney, a hematologist, came face to face with the effects of nuclear weapon radiation on the civilian population. In his journal from that time, he talks about a 9-year-old boy who reminds him of his own son. The boy is scarred by radiation, dying from leukemia […]

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