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Kohl-lined elephant eyes and the malaria taxi

by Philip Montgomery, archivist I was flipping through our collection of Medical World News photos looking for vaccination shots when I ran across this photo from March of 1965. I found this photo in a folder titled “Immunization [small pox] Tonga.” I opened the folder expecting to see images of healthcare workers vaccinating inhabitants of… Continue Reading Kohl-lined elephant eyes and the malaria taxi […]

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"Hearing" at Finger Tips

by Philip Montgomery, archivist Archives require constant maintenance. We are for ever moving  boxes, finding homes for random items, making lists, checking them twice, shelving, reshelving and processing collections so we can highlight little hidden gems. Today’s picture is one of those little hidden gems. This is a photo of Vice President Hubert Humphrey and… Continue Reading "Hearing" at Finger Tips […]

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UT Dental School's toilet tissue issue.

By Kristin Smits University of North Texas graduate student in Library Science (Kristin is doing a practicum at the McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center. She processed the UT Dental Branch collection as part of her work here.) The images of correspondence at the bottom of this entry are about students getting out of sorts about toliet tissue and… Continue Reading UT Dental School's toilet tissue issue. […]

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Thingamajig: medication packaging

By Alethea Drexler Archives Assistant For this week’s Thingamajig, I dug out some of the more picturesque vintage medication packages.  Sometime, seemingly in the 1940’s or 1950’s, medication boxes and bottles started to look very much like modern boxes and bottles, but some of the older examples are pretty artistic. (These photographs have been spliced… Continue Reading Thingamajig: medication packaging […]

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