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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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Films on Mental Health Services in Houston

Members of the Junior League of Houston. [Screenshot from "Help Wanted" (1958), AVF.MS238.001, MS 238 Films on Mental Health provided by Bill Schnapp, McGovern Historical Center, Texas Medical Center Library]

by Kelly Strickland, Archives Intern The Texas Medical Center Library, McGovern Historical Center recently processed and put on our website two historical films on the mental health services in Houston, Texas. The films which range from 1958 to 1998 were donated by Dr. William Schnapp. The first film, called “Help Wanted,” was created 1958 by… Continue Reading Films on Mental Health Services in Houston […]

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Graphic works sub-inventory for R. Lee Clark, MD papers

Cropped Dr. Clark with interviewer N. Don Macon (MS070 Series III, Box 112, folder 6)

R. Lee Clark (1906-1994) was a founder of the Medical Center and specifically of UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. His collection, MS 070, is filled with valuable information and is one of our most heavily-used assets. It is also one of our biggest–the record tells me it’s 420 cubic feet, or 816 boxes. If you’re… Continue Reading Graphic works sub-inventory for R. Lee Clark, MD papers […]

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Paul Lensky, MD Photograph Collection

Marvin Rape and "Spike" Davis. Jefferson Davis Hospital, 1947-1948

by Matt Richardson, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian The Texas Medical Center Library, McGovern Historical Center is excited to announce the availability of the MS 236 Paul Lensky, MD Photograph Collection. A complete guide to the collection has now been published, and all 27 black and white snapshots have been digitized and posted online. Dr.… Continue Reading Paul Lensky, MD Photograph Collection […]

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