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McGovern Medical Medallions Ready for Research

MS 200 Tray 1 McGovern Medical Medallions including Sigmund Freud and Marie Curie.

by Matt Richardson, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian. Attention numismatists, exonumists, historians of medicine, and lovers of all things McGovern! Your friendly neighborhood archivists are proud to announce the availability of the MS 200 John P. McGovern Medical Medallions Collection. This collection consists of medallions commemorating people, conferences, and other events in the history of… Continue Reading McGovern Medical Medallions Ready for Research […]

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ABCC Photographs and Texas Healthcare Postcards Online

Two women working in the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission Histology laboratory., 1960. IC099-p5063-001c, IC 099 Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission Photograph Collection, McGovern Historical Center, TMC Library.

by Matt Richardson, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian Recently, we wrote about efforts here at the MHC to get more historical photographs online. In February, we posted more than 100 images from the IC 104 Texas Medical Center (TMC) Photograph Collection. Since then, our digital collections have continued to grow. The latest addition is a… Continue Reading ABCC Photographs and Texas Healthcare Postcards Online […]

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Digitized TMC Photographs Now Online

University of Texas School of Nursing Students, 1973

By Matt Richardson, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian Did you set a New Year’s Resolution to finally organize your closet or garage? Well, that’s pretty much what your friendly neighborhood MHC archivists have been up to with our digitized images. The McGovern Historical Center has accumulated a pretty good assortment of scanned images over the years.… Continue Reading Digitized TMC Photographs Now Online […]

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Doctora Petra Bonilla Toral de Colunga

Dr. Petra Bonilla Toral de Colunga

by Shannon Wood, Archives Intern Today we would like to highlight another woman of color physician from early Texas medicine. Parts of her story, like many others, can be found in IC 058 Texas State Board of Medical Examiners records at the McGovern Historical Center. Petra Bonilla Toral was born January 30, 1866 in the… Continue Reading Doctora Petra Bonilla Toral de Colunga […]

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Marianne Marcus, Ed.D., R.N., F.A.A.N. (1932-2022) 

Marianne Marcus and her family at the McGovern Reception, Focus, Fall 2014

by Matt Richardson, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian, with thanks to Adrian Melissinos, Ph.D., R.N. Professor Emerita Marianne Taft Marcus, Ed.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., of the University of Texas at Houston School of Nursing passed away January 16, 2022.   Dr. Marcus served as the John P. McGovern Distinguished Professor of Addiction Nursing and Director of… Continue Reading Marianne Marcus, Ed.D., R.N., F.A.A.N. (1932-2022)  […]

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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… Continue Reading The MHC & Me: Thinking about Archives and Legacies […]

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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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