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Three for One: Memorial Hospital

Nursing students and faculty in front of Memorial Hospital, 1940s. Memorial Hospital was located at Lamar and Smith in Downtown Houston. [Memorial Hospital System records, McGovern Historical Center, Texas Medical Center Library, IC 022, IC022-1909-1970sPhotos-03-002]

by Sandra Yates Archivist and Special Collections Librarian The McGovern Historical Center has three finding aids available related to the Memorial Hospital System, one of the earliest hospitals in Houston. Founded in 1907 as the Baptist Sanitarium, Memorial Hospital began as a two-story, wood-framed building at the end of the trolley line on Lamar and… Continue Reading Three for One: Memorial Hospital […]

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Centennial Photo Display: 1950’s, Part I

by Alethea Drexler archives assistant Aficionados of midcentury modern architecture, hold onto your hats. . . . as was almost everything else in the Texas Medical Center during the 1950’s.  This somewhat tipsy 1954 aerial includes, from left, Texas Children’s Hospital, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, Methodist Hospital, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in the foreground, the… Continue Reading Centennial Photo Display: 1950’s, Part I […]

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Helen Holt, Houston Academy of Medicine Librarian

Sandra Yates Archivist and Special Collections Librarian In the course of my research for the Library Centennial, I met the first full-time librarian of the Houston Academy of Medicine today, and I have to say that it has been one of the more exciting days in the archive. Helen Holt began working at the Houston… Continue Reading Helen Holt, Houston Academy of Medicine Librarian […]

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