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Hermann Hospital A/V Inventory Published

[Screenshot from Hermann Hospital "Campaign for Life": Internal Fundraising Video, aerial view showing the hospital and proposed expansion, 1980s. AVF-IC086-013, IC 086 Hermann Hospital Historical Archive records, McGovern Historical Center, Texas Medical Center Library]

By Matt Richardson, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian. Archivists recently published our guide to the audiovisual items found in the Hermann Hospital Historical Archive. Nearly 200 audio recordings, approximately 250 videos, and 46 reels of film are now described item-by-item and can be searched or browsed by title online. Filling 644 boxes, the records of… Continue Reading Hermann Hospital A/V Inventory Published […]

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James “Red” Duke, Jr., MD Papers 

[James "Red" Duke, Jr., MD portrait on a promotional folder, Box 13, MS 250 James "Red" Duke, Jr., MD papers, McGovern Historical Center, Texas Medical Center Library]

By Tara Carron, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian.  Newly acquired! The papers of James “Red” Duke, Jr., MD were recently donated to the McGovern Historical Center. A box-level guide to the collection is now available online, and the materials are open for research. More information regarding Dr. Duke’s biographical history and his papers can be… Continue Reading James “Red” Duke, Jr., MD Papers  […]

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Newly Digitized: Vinyls!

The Heartbeats Again, 1972

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 Dr. Cooley plays the (very… Continue Reading Newly Digitized: Vinyls! […]

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TMC Library Historical A/V Watch Party

Neon 1980s-style banner advertising the TMC Library Historical A/V Watch Party

By Matt Richardson, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian. Continuing our exploration of the films, videos, and sound recordings newly available because of our recent TMC History A/V Digitization Project, we’ve put together a highlight reel featuring some of the most memorable content about the TMC Library itself. Following an in-person premiere for library staff, the… Continue Reading TMC Library Historical A/V Watch Party […]

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Texas Medical Center A/V History Video on YouTube

Screenshot from Texas Medical Center A/V History, 2023, 2-minute video about AV technology through history at the TMC Library.

by Matt Richardson, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian. One of the things about digitizing old videotapes is that you never quite know what you’ll find until you’re able to watch them. One of the themes that emerged from our recent A/V digitization project was the importance of audio, video, and network technologies in the evolution… Continue Reading Texas Medical Center A/V History Video on YouTube […]

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TMC A/V Resources Go Online

by Matt Richardson, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian. Time for an update on the TMC Historical Audiovisual Resources Digitization Project: it’s online! Thanks to funds from the South Central Academic Medical Libraries Consortium (SCAMeL), we were able to digitize more than fifty items from a variety of archival collections. In selecting materials, we prioritized recordings… Continue Reading TMC A/V Resources Go Online […]

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Thanks to SCAMeL, TMC Library’s A/V History is Getting New Life

by Matt Richardson, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian October is Archives Month! The TMC Library is celebrating with a special opportunity to support the McGovern Historical Center. Help us secure the history of the Texas Medical Center. https://library.tmc.edu/mcgovern/2022/09/28/give-2-history-secure-the-past/ For those of you who’ve been following the McGovern Historical Center for a while, you know our… Continue Reading Thanks to SCAMeL, TMC Library’s A/V History is Getting New Life […]

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1970s Video Interviews from the TMC Historical Resources Project

by Matt Richardson, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian October is Archives Month! The TMC Library is celebrating with a special opportunity to support the McGovern Historical Center. Help us secure the history of the Texas Medical Center. https://library.tmc.edu/mcgovern/2022/09/28/give-2-history-secure-the-past/ In the early 1970s, TMC leaders such as Frederick Elliott, William Seybold, and Grant Taylor recognized the… Continue Reading 1970s Video Interviews from the TMC Historical Resources Project […]

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Listen to the Voice of a Nobel Winner

Philip Hench and family waving from a balcony

by Matt Richardson, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian The McGovern Historical Center is proud to announce that audio recordings featuring Nobel Prize winners Philip S. Hench and Edward C. Kendall are now available on our collections site. In 1950 the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine recognized Philip S. Hench, Edward C. Kendall, and Tadeus… Continue Reading Listen to the Voice of a Nobel Winner […]

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