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Back in the saddle

by Alethea Drexler, archives assistant mcgovern@exch.library.tmc.edu Figuratively, if not literally. Actually, we do have a saddle here at the McGovern Historical Research Center.  It came with the Methodist Hospital collection, although nobody at Methodist could tell Elizabeth White, at the time it was donated, what was significant about it.  They simply insisted it went with… Continue Reading Back in the saddle […]

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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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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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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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Pigeon Hole Parking, 1953

by Alethea Drexler, archives assistant mcgovern@exch.library.tmc.edu The following letter and brochure come from the Hermann Hospital estate collection, which is immense and has not yet been processed.  I had the project of transferring it into clean archival folders and boxes a few years ago, and I know there are some interesting things hiding among the… Continue Reading Pigeon Hole Parking, 1953 […]

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