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Archives Month and Texas Archival Resources Online

by Matt Richardson, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian.  October is Archives Month! The celebration offers an occasion to raise awareness about archives, the work archivists do, and the amazing resources they steward. At the McGovern Historical Center, this provides the background for our annual Give2History campaign ( You can also catch us participating in #AskAnArchivist […]

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IC 058 Exhibit in the TMC Library


by Matt Richardson, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian If you find yourself in the TMC Library (and we hope you will!), you’ll notice a new exhibit showcasing materials from the McGovern Historical Center. This exhibit highlights our extensive Texas State Board of Medical Examiners records (IC 058). If that sounds familiar, it may be because […]

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The MHC & Me: Thinking about Archives and Legacies

MHC Box Label Your Name Here

by Matt Richardson, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian. Archivists from the McGovern Historical Center (MHC) will present a virtual brown-bag at noon on Tuesday, February 8. Faculty, researchers, and staff across the Texas Medical Center are making history every day. Archivists can help preserve that history by ensuring that these stories are documented and accessible […]

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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, […]

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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 Hope to see you there! […]

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By Philip Montgomery Head of the McGovern Historical Center Sophia Hsu, a doctoral candidate at Rice University, is the first Scholar-in-Residence at the McGovern Historical Center. The Scholar-in-Residence program is designed to allow researchers access to the McGovern Historical Center archives and special collections. The program encourages scholarly research and collaboration, teaching, and the use […]

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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 […]

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