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Moon-sun man with owl

I love the archives. I found this image today while doing a random check of a box with a lid that was not properly seated. There is no context, no official caption, no indication of why the man and the owl, probably stuffed, are posing together. It was the 60s. Enough said. Philip Montgomery, archivist […]

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Hallowe'en Season

by Alethea Drexler, archives assistant mcgovern@exch.library.tmc.edu Happy Hallowe’en from the McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center! Archivist Phil Montgomery suggested that, this year, we should set up an exhibit for Hallowe’en.  Since we’re a medical school archive, we probably have an unfair advantage when it comes to selecting creepy artwork. The first item in our… Continue Reading Hallowe'en Season […]

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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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