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New Exhibit featuring Dr. Bertner on Display at the TMC Library

Bertner Exhibit at TMC Library

By Matt Richardson, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian The McGovern Historical Center is proud to announce the opening of a new exhibit at the TMC Library. This exhibit celebrates the life and work of one of the Texas Medical Center’s founders and strongest champions, Dr. Ernst Bertner. Presented in two sections, the exhibit uses materials… Continue Reading New Exhibit featuring Dr. Bertner on Display at the TMC Library […]

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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 Historical Center has published a… Continue Reading Texas State Board of Medical Examiners Records […]

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Happy Archives Month!

American 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 also took to the streets–ok,… Continue Reading Happy Archives Month! […]

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Archival Relationships

Three Reading Rooms

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 collections to end up in… Continue Reading Archival Relationships […]

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Explore Our Collections in Detail

Image of The TMC Library, McGovern Historical Center’s collection search website.

Finding historical information about the people and institutions in the Texas Medical Center just got easier! We’re excited to launch a web-based tool that simplifies online research of our collections. Researchers can search across all 323 collections and over 53,000 individual item descriptions. The site provides access to more than 1,200 digital images and documents… Continue Reading Explore Our Collections in Detail […]

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Houston Archives Bazaar!

The McGovern Historical Center will be at the Houston Archives Bazaar at the White Oak Music Hall on Sunday, September 10th from 2pm – 6pm. We’ll have some collection materials, and we’re looking forward to sharing them with the community. For more details you can go to https://houstonarchivists.org/bazaar/. Hope to see you there! […]

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E-Vesalius comes to TMC Library

  By Philip Montgomery Head of the McGovern Historical Center The Electronic Vesalius project has come to the TMC Library. The e-Vesalius is a digital facsimile of Andreas Vesalius’ De Humani Corporis Fabrica, a landmark text of Renaissance anatomy that has been credited with inaugurating Western internal medicine. The e-Vesalius is touch sensitive. Touching the… Continue Reading E-Vesalius comes to TMC Library […]

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Rice Students Tour the Archive

Sandra Yates Archivist and Special Collections Librarian On Thursday, September 1, 2016, a class from Rice University toured the McGovern Historical Center. The students were from Sophia Hsu’s class, “Literature and Public Health,” which is part of the new medical humanities curriculum out of Rice’s Humanities Research Center. During their visit, the class was introduced… Continue Reading Rice Students Tour the Archive […]

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