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Outdoor Sculpture in the Medical Center

by Alethea Drexler, archives assistant mcgovern@exch.library.tmc.edu It’s been a long week and–guess what?–I’m still going through slides.  I’ve learned more than I ever wanted to know about the ways in which plastic can deteriorate after a couple of decades.  Did you know that something can be sticky and greasy at the same time?  Go figure. … Continue Reading Outdoor Sculpture in the Medical Center […]

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Gratuitous Use of the Slide Scanner

by Alethea Drexler, archives assistant mcgovern@exch.library.tmc.edu I’ll be honest: This post is just an excuse to play with a new toy. We recently acquired a new slide scanner: It’s pretty exciting.  The HRC has lots of slides and negatives squirreled away in various collections but they have been pretty much inaccessible until now: We would… Continue Reading Gratuitous Use of the Slide Scanner […]

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Public Health and Christmas Seals

by Alethea Drexler, archives assistant mcgovern@exch.library.tmc.edu You know I never pass up an opportunity to scan something. We received an image request early this week that sent me scurrying off to look into Institutional Collection 34, the San Jacinto Lung Association[1], a collection with which I had never before had occasion to work.  Oh, my. … Continue Reading Public Health and Christmas Seals […]

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Letterheads: Introduction

by Alethea Drexler, archives assistant mcgovern@exch.library.tmc.edu I’ve been suffering with computer-related ailments for the past week, but our tireless and good-humored IT department has me back up and running.  So, really, this week’s blog post is made possible by them.  Thanks, y’all! When I re-boxed some of the Hermann Hospital Estate papers five years ago,… Continue Reading Letterheads: Introduction […]

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Blair Sanitarium

by Alethea Drexler, archives assistant mcgovern@exch.library.tmc.edu Marie Brannon, one of our volunteers, has been doing a great job sorting through some of our intimidating collection of photographs.  What is the first lesson learned by projects such as this?  Always document your pictures. I repeat: Always document your pictures. Few things are more frustrating than being… Continue Reading Blair Sanitarium […]

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Candid Camera: George H. Hermann

by Alethea Drexler, archives assistant mcgovern@exch.library.tmc.edu Phil and I found a few boxes of photographs stashed within the Hermann Estate collection when I was looking for hospital-supply ephemera last week.  I had not seen these when I re-boxed the collection five years ago because they didn’t contain any business papers. One box consists mostly of… Continue Reading Candid Camera: George H. Hermann […]

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