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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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Oral History of Mylie E. Durham, Jr.

Audio Cassette from the Mylie E. Durham, Jr., MD papers. [McGovern Historical Center, MS 079 Mylie Durham papers, AVA.MS079.001]

by Yasmin Ali, Archives Intern The TMC Library, McGovern Historical Center is proud to announce that the of the Mylie E. Durham oral history audio and typescripts are available online. The interviews were conducted by Ellen Durckel and the Harris County Medical Society in 1985. Topics include Dr. Durham’s childhood, education, personal and professional life,… Continue Reading Oral History of Mylie E. Durham, Jr. […]

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Dr. Richard Wainerdi, 1931-2021

Collage of contact sheet frames featuring Dr. Richard E. Wainerdi in his office. [McGovern Historical Center, IC 002 Texas Medical Center records, Box 56]

by Alethea Drexler, Archives Assistant Lead On March 17, 2021 the Texas Medical Center lost long-time leader Richard E. Wainerdi. Dr. Wainerdi had an interesting and diverse career. Following a stint in the Air Force, Dr. Wainerdi earned a Master’s and then a Ph.D. in engineering at Pennsylvania State University.  He began his career in… Continue Reading Dr. Richard Wainerdi, 1931-2021 […]

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Hilde Bruch and Harry Stack Sullivan

Photographs of Hilde Bruch taken at a Symposium on Nutrition and Psyche. Photographer: Foto Moraglia Imperia. [McGovern Historical Center, MS 007 Hilde Bruch, MD papers, MS007-P3444-001]

by Hannah Towbin, Student, Medical Humanities, Rice University I had the great opportunity to listen to recordings by Hilde Bruch and Harry Stack Sullivan as part of my Medical Humanities Practicum at Rice University. I had next to no experience dealing with the archival process, but I was interested in the ways in which archivists… Continue Reading Hilde Bruch and Harry Stack Sullivan […]

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An Initial Overview of Radiation Effects

Screenshot of project site for An Initial Overview of Radiation Effects created by Sachi Khemka

by Sachi Khemka, Student, Medical Humanities, Rice University During the Fall of 2020, I worked with the Dr. Armin Weinberg and the McGovern Historical Center on a practicum project, An Initial Overview of Radiation Effects. You can view the project site at https://digitalprojects.rice.edu/radiationeffects/. The utility of radiation is vast and complex as it can be… Continue Reading An Initial Overview of Radiation Effects […]

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